Winter sports tryouts begin with snowboarding Friday

Gym space will be hard to come by next week at Davis High as winter sports tryouts begin in earnest. While many Blue Devil athletes have been involved in suggested workout routines or supervised conditioning, the roster-creating sessions for girls and boys winter sports teams begin Friday with snowboarding. Basketball, wrestling and skiing follow suit […]

Davis kicks off soccer playoffs Thursday

Thanks to clutch goals by Juan Pablo Cruz, Ricardo Navarro and Ricky Martin last week in a 3-1 victory over Pleasant Grove, Delta River League member Sheldon snuck in as the No. 3 team in its conference. Now the Huskies get the unenviable task of facing Davis High (15-2-4) in the first round of the […]

Devils end football season at home with Mustangs

Take a few minutes. Go top to bottom in poring through the Davis High football roster. There is improvement everywhere. Sure, the Blue Devils are struggling. A 2-6 record — 0-4 in the Delta Valley Conference and losers of six straight — doesn’t hint at the strides that have been made. For a school that […]

Tour of California to miss Davis again in 2012

While Davis continues to stand proud with its reputation as a hub in the American cycling world, news came Wednesday from the organizers of the Amgen Tour of California that the 750-mile trek around the state again will miss this community next spring. “We continue to have an excellent relationship with AEG Sports and Medalist […]

Raiders will team Houshmandzadeh with his old QB

ALAMEDA — The Oakland Raiders signed wide receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh to a contract on Tuesday, reuniting him with his former quarterback, Carson Palmer. Palmer and Houshmandzadeh were teammates in Cincinnati for six seasons and both had their greatest NFL success when they were together. Houshmandzadeh, 34, had been out of the league since playing with […]

Aggies look for first GW win on Saturday

The intense rivalry between the Cal Poly and UC Davis football teams usually leads to the type of games where you can throw out the records. While the 2011 Battle for the Golden Horseshoe, scheduled for this Saturday at Aggie Stadium (2 p.m.), should be no different, the teams actually do have records that they […]

Sports briefs: Anibaba earns MLS’ last weekly award

Though his Chicago Fire didn’t do enough to qualify for the 2011 MLS playoffs, Davis High graduate and 2011 first-round pick Jalil Anibaba finished the season strong. Anibaba scored his only two goals of the season in a 3-2 win over the Columbus Crew to help the Fire finish the campaign as winners of seven […]

Busy week for DHS frosh/soph, JV squads

WALNUT CREEK — Going 3-2 in the Las Lomas High Regional Championships last week, the Davis High boys water polo squad came in ninth in the 18-team tournament. After starting its final week by beating Oak Ridge, 8-5, then tying Rio Americano, 6-6, the Blue Devils went on to finish the season 9-6-2. DHS coach […]

DHS JV, freshmen come up short in football games

ELK GROVE — For almost three quarters, everything looked good for the Davis High junior varsity last Friday. After a six-yard touchdown run by quarterback Quinn Williams gave the Blue Devils a 24-7 lead over Elk Grove deep into the third period, the locals appeared well on their way to a road win — and […]

Aggie men in 10th after two rounds at Pacific

Matt Hansen moved up three spots on the leaderboard, while Matt Seramin and Josh Granger each made individual jumps on Tuesday to help the UC Davis men’s golf team remain in 10th place after two rounds of the SCVB Pacific Invitational in Stockton. Hansen is tied for 17th overall while Seramin moved into a tie […]

Blue Devils blow West back to Tracy

When the Davis High girls team got to Community Park Tennis Complex for their Sac-Joaqiun Section playoff opener on Tuesday, the heavy winds were not a welcome sight. But eventually, thanks to a gentle reminder from coach Sally Hosley, the Blue Devils realized that both teams would be equally affected by the tough conditions. With […]

Sheldon is the first stop on DHS’ playoff journey

Six weeks ago, the Blue Devil boys were searching for a soccer identity. Sure, Davis High was doing well, but coach Ashley Yudin was looking for more possession in the attack zone. A road game at Sheldon would be a good test — did the locals learn patience during a week of re-focused practice? Kinda. […]

Ski, snowboard swap benefits DHS team

Ski season is around the corner! Local residents who are looking for bargains on new and used ski and snowboard equipment and clothing are invited to attend an annual fundraiser sponsored by the Davis High School ski team. The Ski & Snowboard Swap will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, at […]