Yolo could get a new state park

Talk about mixed messages. Local outdoor enthusiasts could find themselves with both shrinking and expanding opportunities to play in state parks in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. In response to a shrinking budget, the California Department of Parks and Recreation is considering closing or reducing operations of 70 of its parks, including the Brannan Island State […]

Devil JV field hockey, volleyballers in action

The Davis High girls junior varsity field hockey team played lights-out defense last week, but managed only a split in two road games. In the first Eastern League match of the season last Wednesday, goals by Sara Pinto (assist to Emmanuelle Cordier) and Kelly Ragsdale provided the 2-0 margin of victory versus River Valley (Yuba […]

JV soccer Devils roll to early season 7-0 mark

By Elias Rashmawi Davis High handed Rocklin and Jesuit Gold back-to-back 4-1 losses last week as the Blue Devil junior varsity boys soccer team is cruising along at 7-0 this young season. The locals have outscored their opponents 38-5. Playing in its own stadium on Thursday, Rocklin opened the scoring in the hot afternoon game […]

Freshman Devils even grid mark with 41-22 victory

AMERICAN CANYON — Rushing for more than 250 yards, Davis High rallied from a 14-12 second-period deficit to take a 41-22 victory at American Canyon in the second freshman football game of the season last Thursday. “It was good to get the first win,” Blue Devil head coach Derek Brothers said after watching his crew […]

Big plays do in Blue Devil JV footballers, 20-7

While a mistake-riddled performance was good enough to edge Armijo for an opening-day 8-7 win, another multitude of miscues proved to be a killer for the Davis High junior varsity football team against Sacramento last Friday at Ron & Mary Brown Stadium. Hamstrung by four turnovers, four sacks allowed and an inability to prevent the […]

Record-tying kicks lifts Raiders

DENVER — Sebastian Janikowski tied an NFL record with a 63-yard field goal and the Oakland Raiders beat the Denver Broncos, 23-20, Monday in a chippy and clumsy game between the AFC West rivals. “I had a dream I broke the record and it was here in Denver,” Janikowski said. “The ball really carries here.” […]

Davis girls reach water polo finals in Mountain View

Rolling through the prestigious St. Francis of Mountain View girls water polo tournament last weekend, Davis High didn’t hit much resistance until running into an old friend in the finals. After wins of 17-0 (over Aragon on Friday), 13-3 (Clovis West) and 9-1 (Saturday’s semifinals against Sacred Heart) the Blue Devils finally succumbed to St. […]

Good start for Devil boys water polo in San Jose

SAN JOSE — It was a long, but rewarding, weekend for the Davis High boys water polo team. Playing in the John Schmitt Memorial Tournament, the Blue Devils went 4-1 at the three-day competition, with a Friday 13-5 setback to powerhouse Bellarmine Prep as the only blemish. “Overall, the tournament was a good start to […]

Just sit back and enjoy Blue Devils’ gridiron improvement

Before you go any further in assessing the 2011 Davis High football team, remember the following: * This is an entertaining band of brothers. * Facing the same two teams they opened with a year ago, the Blue Devils have played sound, fundamental football in going 2-0. Less than a third of area schools can […]

Sports briefs: DHS volleyball nabs a feel-good win Monday

Following a Christine Craft Memorial Tournament on Saturday during which the Davis High girls didn’t get many wins to show for their strong effort, Monday’s home victory over Will C. Wood was a sign of relief. Using strong serving and getting contributions from the entire roster, the Blue Devils downed the Wildcats, 25-17, 25-13, 25-12, […]

Aggies are off to a spike-tacular start

The UC Davis women’s volleyball team got some big news on Monday: For the first time in program history, the Aggies received votes in the AVCA Division I Top 25 poll. And they didn’t get those 10 votes for nothing. UCD has torn out of the gates to start the 2011 campaign, winning 10 of […]

Blue Devil girls fare well in tough Fresno tennis tilt

FRESNO — In a super-charged, 32-team California High School Classic tennis tournament last weekend, the Davis High girls took 11th place by virtue of a 2-2 performance. “It was a better finish than last year,” said Blue Devil coach Sally Hosley. “All of our tie-break practice has been paying off. We won seven of 13 […]

Junior white teams take two of three in Sierra foothills

Midget White squad strong, 37-6 PLACERVILLE — The Junior Midget White Team steamrolled its way to victory against the Golden Sierra Junior Grizzlies, with a stunning 37-6 win on the road Saturday. Among the Junior Midget feats were two-of-three completed passes by Noah Murray, one of them a 50-yard pass to wide receiver Gavin Schouten, […]