Three in a row for Davis High girls water polo

ROSEVILLE — After graduating seven seniors and bringing 10 underclassmen up to Davis High water polo standards, many observers felt this was a rebuilding year for Blue Devil girls. Wrong! Using a stifling defense and a hat trick from senior Hailey Wright, DHS captured its third consecutive Sac-Joaquin Section pool crown with an 8-5 victory […]

November 13, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

College football roundup: Oregon upsets Stanford

STANFORD — LaMichael James ran for 146 yards and three touchdowns and No. 6 Oregon sprinted past No. 3 Stanford, 53-30, on Saturday, giving Andrew Luck’s Heisman Trophy campaign a blemish and taking a giant step toward hosting the inaugural Pac-12 championship. James ran for scores from 1, 4 and 58 yards and had Stanford […]

November 13, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

UCD roundup: Aggies in top 20 at cross country regional

STANFORD — Jonathan Peterson finished 10th overall, while Sarah Sumpter paced the UC Davis women with a 28th-place finish as the Aggie men’s and women’s cross country teams finished 17th and eighth, respectively, at the NCAA West Regional meet on Saturday. Peterson’s 10-kilometer time of 29:30 was more than 35 seconds faster than the time […]

November 13, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

UCD basketball roundup: Aggie men off to 0-2 start

SAN DIEGO — The UC Davis men’s basketball team missed seven shots, including six from behind the 3-point arc, during the final four minutes as Bryant University came away with a 70-63 victory on Saturday in the Basketball Travelers Classic. The Aggies (0-2) were led by sophomore Josh Ritchart’s 21 points, while Ryan Sypkens added […]

November 13, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Poor showing by UCD offense in loss

The phrase “more punts than points” may sound good coming off the tongue, but it wasn’t what the 7,726 UC Davis football fans in attendance on Saturday at Aggie Stadium wanted to see. The Aggies pulled off the dubious feat on Senior Day, punting nine times in a 14-7 loss to No. 22 North Dakota […]

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Gregg’s footprint large with Davis High runners

One lousy point. Otherwise Davis High’s boys cross country squad wins its eighth consecutive Sac-Joaquin Section crown. Other than the banner finding a new home in Oak Ridge, there was no disappointment in another brilliant season for these Blue Devil all-terrain vehicles. In fact, Bill Gregg — in his 14th year as mentor of the […]

November 13, 2011 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

No titles, but DHS boys cross country and Meads headed to states

So close. Oh, so close. The Davis High boys cross country team came up just shy of an eighth consecutive Sac-Joaquin Section championship on Friday morning, finishing a single point behind Oak Ridge at the Willow Hill course in Folsom. The Blue Devils were paced by junior Jack Scranton, whose time of 16 minutes, 23 […]

November 13, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Davis water polo teams in Clashes of the Titans

LODI — Both Davis High boys and girls water polo squads have earned berths in the Sac-Joaquin Section finals with lopsided semifinal victories on Friday at Tokay High. In a morning game, the female Blue Devils blitzed Lodi, 14-4. At one point, the two-time defending CIF champions led 14-1. Zoe Malot led the charge with […]

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Raiders capture first place with win

SAN DIEGO — Carson Palmer looked like an NFL quarterback again, not like a guy who had settled into semi-retirement in Southern California. Philip Rivers looked, well, like the turnover-prone quarterback that he’s been since opening day. Palmer threw two touchdown passes and Michael Bush ran 30 times for a season-high 157 yards and one […]

November 11, 2011 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Blue Devil soccer boys back in championship game

MERCED — That’s using your head! Converting on three headers off assists from Tom Nolan, Jacob Rutheiser and Kian Bagheri, senior midfielder Ryan Gross paced Davis High to a 4-2 Sac-Joaquin Section semifinal soccer win over Golden Valley on Thursday night at Veterans Stadium. The win sets up a Saturday championship rematch with the nation’s […]

November 11, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

UCD looks to play spoiler on Senior Day

Last week, UC Davis’ surprising victory over Cal Poly kept the Mustangs from clinching the Great West Conference title outright. This week, the Aggies are hoping to help give it to them. That’s because UCD (3-6, 1-2) is hosting North Dakota (6-3, 1-1) on Saturday in a 2 p.m. Senior Day matchup at Aggie Stadium. […]

November 11, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Go with Luck over the Ducks

This week’s picks are as follows: STANFORD over OREGON … after studying hours of film and consulting friends in both Eugene and Palo Alto, the outcome of this one became clear. Both teams can score, sometimes seemingly at will. It may well be the case of the last team with the ball wins. But if […]

November 11, 2011 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Davis Turkey Trot ready to roll on Nov. 19

It’s always a riot to see the little kids at Davis’ health fest known as the Turkey Trot. There they are: some dressed as bunnies, others with painted faces and wild hats, some toddlers being pushed in strollers — clueless to the get-ups that their parents have chosen for them on a usually brisk fall […]

November 11, 2011 | Posted in Adult Amateur | Tagged ,

Hardcourt Aggie fans to discover if Les is more

I am champing at the bit for next Tuesday at The Pavilion. The gloves come off in men’s basketball as UC Santa Cruz comes to town to see how real the Jim Les Era will be … Already, the former Bradley coach (and ex-Sacramento King) has embraced the community, lit a fire under the Aggies […]

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