A time to heal: Devils’ bye comes at right time

Ahhhhh … A bye week. Second-year Davis High football coach Steve Smyte apparently knew what he was doing when he chose not to fill this Friday’s open date, instead opting to play nine games — providing his Blue Devils an extra week to recuperate and ponder the mountain that is the Delta Valley Conference. “Our […]

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What a long, lonely journey to Davis for Lassen girls

It’s 202 miles from Susanville to Davis. There is no easy route from there to here. On a good day, the drive takes about four hours. After they came all that way, to get off but three shots in a 4-0 field hockey loss to the Blue Devils, one has to wonder just how long […]

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Junior Blue Devil white teams battle at Center

ANTELOPE — The Davis Blue Devils Pee Wee White Team took home another convincing win as it beat Center, 38-6, on Saturday. With a well-balanced offense and a hard-tackling defense, the Pee Wees continued to hammer their opponent, even after an early lead. “This is quality football,” Davis head coach Craig Barksdale said, smiling, after […]

Blue teams go 3-1 at home in youth tackle football

The Davis Junior Peewee Blue Devils shut down the Casa Roble Rams, 13-0, in Ron & Mary Brown Stadium at Davis High on Saturday. The Blues exhibited an agile offensive line and an insurmountable defensive front in taking this Sacramento Youth Football League decision. Quarterback Luke Carrell opened the game with a long pass, showing that the […]

Hawaii overwhelms the Aggies

HONOLULU — The scenery and weather outside were beautiful. But inside Aloha Stadium, Saturday night wasn’t pretty for the UC Davis football team. When a sunny day turned to a pleasant evening in Hawaii, the on-field forecast was for a perfect storm that quickly put the Aggies in an insurmountable hole, and eventually spelled a […]

DHS boys and girls cross country have good showing at Stanford Invitational

Both Davis High cross country teams ran well in the 38th annual Stanford Invitational on Saturday, competing against teams from all over California. DHS boys’ Jack Scranton finished third in the race (15:53), leading the Devils to fourth place overall in Division I competition with 179 points. Sugal Sutter (16:32) finished second for Davis at […]

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Aggies stay hot on volleyball court

The Aggies’ dynamic duo Saturday night were Allison Whitson (19 kills) and Devon Damelio (13 kills and a career-high 22 digs) as UC Davis got past a pesky UC Irvine, 25-17, 18-25, 25-18, 18-25, 15-9 before 1,070 fans at The Pavilion. With 11 consecutive wins, UCD is now 16-1 overall and 2-0 in league play. […]

DHS boys, girls fare well at weekend tournaments

The Davis High girls water polo team finished third at the Woodcreek Invitational in Roseville this weekend. Though the Blue Devils came up short of the title, they almost found themselves playing for the championship. After trailing Las Lomas 6-2 in the semifinal game, DHS stormed back to tie it just before the end of […]

Blue Devils battle Jesuit soccer power to 1-1 tie

Until Friday afternoon, the Jesuit High boys soccer team had won 68 consecutive games. Davis High flipped that number around with tight defense and vivacious fan support, and suddenly, Jesuit’s victory streak was 86ed. The Blue Devils (6-1-4) shocked the No. 1 team in the country with a 1-1 tie on the Marauders’ turf — […]

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UCD rolling in own water polo tourney

So far, so good for the local water polo men as UC Davis is 3-0 in the first two days of competition at the Aggie Shootout, being conducted at the Schaal Aquatics center. Senior center Aaron Salit scored three goals in a 13-5 win over Chapman, then three different Aggies each tallied two scores in […]

JV footballers fall to Colfax, 31-7

It’s never pleasant to see an old enemy return after thinking they were gone for good. A week after seemingly vanquishing their season-long struggle with mistakes in a win against Will C. Wood, the Davis High junior varsity football team was hampered by penalties, turnovers, and other miscues in a 31-7 steamrolling at the hands […]

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Aggie men drop OT decision to Hornets, 3-2

At least Aggie soccer fans are getting their money’s worth these days. For the fifth straight time at home, UC Davis men were involved in overtime on Friday, but this time arch-rival Sacramento State got the better of the bargain, winning the nonleague soccer matach, 3-2. Casey Bernard scored midway through the second OT period, […]

Former Aggie Descalso finds his way into LaRussa’s lineup

Dan Descalso is the kind of player St. Louis Cardinal manager Tony La Russa dreams about. A versatile kid, scrappy and steeped in fundamental knowledge, Descalso, in his rookie season in the Big Leagues, has done everything the veteran skipper has asked — and more — as the Cards’ bid for a wild card berth […]

Offensive gala greets 2,750 at DHS Homecoming

Despite a gut-wrenching loss to visiting Colfax, the 2,750 fans in attendance at Davis High’s Homecoming on Friday were thoroughly entertained by the 48-40 Falcon victory. The Blue Devils and their guests used hard-nosed runs up the middle, long-distance scoring strikes and a dazzling array of variations out of so-called pistol offenses. When the smoke […]

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