1-4 start to an Aggie season? Don’t worry

WILL HISTORY REPEAT ITSELF? … after the Aggie football team dropped to 1-4 earlier this month with a shocking 23-17 loss to Division II Humboldt State, I was stunned to see some readers of the sports section of this very newspaper publicly call for a re-evaluation of the UC Davis program, including sacking the head […]

Sports briefs: Gross helps Devils improve to 8-0 in the DVC

Playing on a hard artificial surface that continues to give Davis High a little bit of trouble, Ryan Gross took control of the game on Thursday and led the Blue Devils to a 4-0 Delta Valley Conference victory over Monterey Trail. Though DHS (14-1-4) improved to 8-0 in league play, coach Ashley Yudin said his […]

Ninth-inning rally sends Texas to Game 2 win

ST. LOUIS — Josh Hamilton and the Texas hitters looked lost. They chased pitches that bounced, broke their bats and seemed totally overmatched. Until the ninth inning, that is. Down to their last three outs, and in danger of dropping into a serious World Series deficit, the Rangers rallied against St. Louis’ vaunted bullpen. Hamilton […]

Just another day on the road for the Godbys — not!

The rain has been relentless. The modest shelter is leaking. In the vicinity, suddenly, wild lions, wolves, tigers, bears and monkeys were on the loose. The weather turned to almost-freezing mist. Hypothermia became a concern. A party member went missing. Was this Robinson Crusoe? Did Locke get off track in a re-run of “Lost?” Certainly […]

Aggies control their Great West destiny

One of the favorite lines of football coaches everywhere is “taking it one game at a time.” But it can often be helpful to break the year down into segments. If UC Davis (2-4, 0-0 Great West) were to divide its season into sections, the upcoming quartet of conference games — which begins Saturday with […]

Davis-Grant football game has meaning to both schools

Steve Smyte and his glass-half-full approach sees Friday night’s Grant football encounter as “a great opportunity.” “I expect big things. The whole team is,” the second-year Davis High coach told The Enterprise. “Our guys will play, that’s for sure.” The Blue Devils and Pacers meet at 7:15 p.m. on Halden Field at Ron & Mary […]

Aggie basketball coaches hope to build support

Jennifer Gross is right where she belongs. Jim Les is a breath of fresh air. Gross and Les have taken over two very different basketball programs at UC Davis. Aggie Hall of Fame player Gross had been an assistant under Sandy Simpson. Gross, as much as anybody, gets credit for the up-up-and-away direction her women […]

Stanford’s defense is the real story in Palo Alto

This week’s picks are as follows: STANFORD over WASHINGTON … my goodness, everyone talks about Andrew Luck, but they really should be talking about the Stanford defense. Luck is a star, to be sure, and he may well win the Heisman Trophy, but there are few defenses in the country as dominating as Stanford’s. If […]

Cardinals outsmart Rangers in Game 1

ST. LOUIS — Texas manager Ron Washington joked about not being able to match wits with Tony La Russa. No joke. Who can, these days? The St. Louis boss looked like a genius once again, especially when Allen Craig pinch-hit for ace Chris Carpenter and delivered a go-ahead single Wednesday night that sent the Cardinals […]

UCD men shock Irvine in OT

IRVINE — UC Davis sophomore Kevin Schulte scored the equalizing goal in the 59th minute, then put away the golden goal game-winner in the 98th minute to give the Aggies a 2-1 win over No. 7 UC Irvine at Anteater Stadium. With the win, UCD (6-6-2, 4-2 Big West) moved into a tie for first […]

Students have chance to impact future of athletics

In 1999, as UC Davis athletics officials again began toying with the idea of moving from Division II to Division I, the students stepped up and footed the bill. They voted for fee hikes under the Facilities and Campus Enhancement initiative, which allowed the Aggies to make the transition during the 2003-04 school year. However, before […]

Sports briefs: DHS water polo teams win; prepare for weekend events

After taking a big lead early, the Davis High boys water polo team kept going strong Wednesday while playing everyone on the roster in a 22-7 victory at Laguna Creek. DHS coach Tracy Stapleton saw a glimpse of the team’s future and liked what he saw in good performances from freshmen Conrad McCarthy and Brad […]

Time for DHS senior girls to set the tone for homestretch

It’s time for senior leadership to shine through. After Davis High made short work of visiting Grant in a Wednesday girls volleyball match, all eyes turn to the last four Delta Valley Conference encounters. “We have to fight … go all out for these last games,” setter Nikki Persinger said after her Blue Devils rolled […]

DHS Week 7 football preview

DHS (2-4, 0-2) vs. Grant (4-3, 1-1) at Ron & Mary Brown Stadium When the Blue Devils have the ball: Last week against Laguna Creek marked the first time this year that DHS didn’t score three or more touchdowns in a game. The Devils again fell victim to the big play in a 28-14 loss. WR Kris Mackewicz […]