Lots happening with prep junior varsity, frosh sports

After an exciting 2-1 overtime victory against Lassen High in Susanville on Oct. 19, the Davis junior varsity field hockey team dropped a 3-0 decision at home to Pleasant Valley on Monday — ending its season at 7-7. Up north, the Blue Devils battled their hosts to a 0-0 tie in regulation, using goals by […]

October 26, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Blue Devil JV hope to regroup after 56-6 loss

Sometimes the most important quality of a coaching staff is the ability to lead a team with infectious optimism in the face of utter defeat. After the Davis High junior varsity football team’s 56-6 shellacking at the hands of Grant on Friday night, Blue Devil head coach Mike Satre and his assistants will have to […]

October 26, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

JV soccer boys continue overwhelming ways

“The key to the success of this team is the manner with which the squad has developed as a unit, playing as a team and acting as a team,” Davis High junior varsity boys soccer coach Alex Park explains. “This team has been exceptional in every way, and I hope to see them grow as […]

October 26, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Sports briefs: DHS girls leave Cards in the dust as they look to Wednesday

The Davis High girls volleyball team has two huge matches left in the season — on the road Wednesday against Monterey Trail and at Franklin next week. Win one of the two, and the Blue Devils should be able to get into the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs as the Delta Valley Conference’s second-place team. On Monday, […]

October 25, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Rangers take Game 5 behind Napoli’s key hit

ARLINGTON, Texas — A long drive by Mike Napoli, a lucky bounce near the mound and suddenly the Texas Rangers were on the brink of their first World Series championship. Napoli delivered the biggest hit of his charmed season, lining a tiebreaking two-run double in the eighth inning that sent the Rangers past the St. […]

October 25, 2011 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

DHS’ Meads speeds to a cross country win at Mt. Sac

An action-packed cross country trip to Southern California last weekend saw Davis High get a chance to compete on one of the state’s legendary courses, and even included a trip to Disneyland. But the highlight of the Blue Devils’ weekend was sophomore Sophie Meads winning her varsity girls race in a time that was third […]

October 25, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Seniors shine in DHS field hockey win

Senior Night always comes with an added motivation to send the upperclassmen out on a high note. The Davis High varsity field hockey team did exactly that on Monday night, shutting down Pleasant Valley, 2-0, at Ron & Mary Brown Stadium to give their five seniors one last win at home. “Because it’s Senior Night, […]

October 25, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Football’s life lessons will endure, despite bad dates

Davis High’s football team has had some bad dates these recent Friday nights. Through three Delta Valley Conference games, the Blue Devils have been dropped off at the front door early. The only kisses local players have received came from 300-pound linemen, running at full speed. Usually, the Devils have had to pick up their […]

October 25, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Four Devils qualify for golf Masters

Finishing just a few strokes out of qualifying as a team for next week’s Sac-Joaquin Masters tournament, the Davis High girls golf squad got a huge consolation prize at Monday’s Division I North meet. Four Blue Devils — Emily Masiel, Ji Hye Lee, Kaity Honeychurch and Casey Harris — did well enough to earn individual […]

October 25, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

UCD men’s golfers prepare by competing with each other

Who doesn’t remember an earthquake or fire drill in elementary school? Lining up quietly, marching single-file to the black top, waiting for the all-clear bell. The drills were repeated over and over so that in the event of an actual emergency everyone knew what to do. No panic. No rush. Just do what needed to […]

October 25, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Think Michigan game day. The rah-rah is just scaled down

Think game day at the University of Michigan or Stanford. Picture that pomp and pageantry? The excitement? Terrific football on the field. Enthusiasm and encouragement from the pep squads on the sidelines. Now, imagine a 3/5ths scale of that spectacle every Saturday at Ron & Mary Brown Stadium. Thanks to the vision and commitment of […]

October 25, 2011 | Posted in Youth | Tagged ,

Playoffs next for six Junior Blue Devil teams

The Davis Junior Blue Devil youth tackle football program’s regular season is over, but for six of the seven local teams, at least one more game is to be had as the playoffs begin Saturday at sites throughout the northland. With squads in divisions I and III of the Sacramento Youth Football League, the Junior […]

October 25, 2011 | Posted in Youth | Tagged ,

UCD roundup: Two late goals lift first-place Aggie men

Freshman forward Matt Wiesenfarth scored the equalizer in the 83rd minute, then sophomore midfielder Alex Aguiar converted a go-ahead penalty kick to complete UC Davis’ comeback from a late 1-0 deficit for a 2-1 victory in Big West Conference men’s soccer action at Aggie Soccer Stadium on Saturday in front of 765 fans. The Aggies, […]

October 23, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Pujols powers Cardinals to a 2-1 World Series lead

ARLINGTON, Texas — Albert Pujols simply let his bat make all the noise. And boy, it was pretty loud. Pujols hit three impressive home runs to tie the World Series record, amassing five hits and six RBIs Saturday night as the St. Louis Cardinals romped past the Texas Rangers 16-7 for a 2-1 edge. The […]

October 23, 2011 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,