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DHS footballers look toward the future

At first glance, the Davis High School football team’s 2-8 record warrants a cringe. However, what cannot be measured is the maturation of the Blue Devils over the course of the 10-week season. In 2014, its first year in the grueling new Delta League, DHS consistently took on some of the top teams in the Sacramento region […]

Youth roundup: Lee leads Diamonds Level 5 squad at state meet

Davis Diamonds gymnast Vivian Lee dominated on the balance beam to win that event and help the local team perform well at the Junior Olympic Level 5 State Championships last weekend. For Lee, her beam score of 9.425 gave her a first-place finish on that apparatus for the third straight year as she won at […]

DHS JV/frosh runners have success at subsections

The Davis High cross country teams’ underclassmen raced well at the Sac-Joaquin Subsection meet on Saturday at Angels Camp, accomplishing their goal of advancing to sections in each of the five divisions they entered. Division I realignment before the season made qualification no easy task, but the Blue Devils were up to the challenge, even sending two additional […]

Unlikely hero Baxter guides Devils into soccer finals

GRANITE BAY — Fouls, defending champions, the flu. None of these things can stop Davis High boys soccer senior Tim Baxter right now. Scoring for his third time in three games on Wednesday, just one day removed from registering a 101-degree fever, Baxter has been an unstoppable — and unlikely — force in guiding the Blue […]

The time is now: Aggie women open with No. 1 UConn

What a way to start the season. Win or lose, the UC Davis women’s basketball team will have quite a show in store for basketball fans on Friday when No. 1 Connecticut comes to town. Never mind that the Huskies are coming off of a 40-0 season and back-to-back NCAA titles. Never mind that Geno […]

UCD faces another stiff challenge in Cal Poly

It couldn’t be worse timing for the UC Davis football team. When the Aggies travel south for Saturday’s Big Sky Conference Battle for the Golden Horseshoe, they will be greeted by a grumpy, needy Cal Poly. After having their five-game winning streak snapped, 30-28, by Idaho State last week, the Mustangs (6-4, 5-2) need to win […]

Devils rip Raiders to open volleyball playoffs

For the first two games of Tuesday night’s Sac-Joaquin Section girls volleyball playoff opener between Davis High and River City, the two teams appeared evenly matched. The Blue Devils managed to capture both sets, but were tested by a tough Raiders squad. DHS, however, ran away with Game 3 — opening on a 6-0 run and eventually […]

Wire sports briefs: Nowitzki sets record as Mavs beat Kings

DALLAS (AP) — Dirk Nowitzki became the highest-scoring NBA player born outside the U.S. and the Dallas Mavericks rallied from 24 points down to beat the Sacramento Kings, 106-98, on Tuesday night. The Kings looked poised to win a regular-season game in Dallas for the first time since Feb. 27, 2003. Instead, Sacramento dropped its second straight […]

Alliance roundup: Earthquakes remain unbeaten with 4-1 victory

The Davis Earthquakes — an Alliance U15 girls soccer team — beat the Tracy Real United, 4-1, at the Tracy Sports Complex on Saturday. With the win, Davis stayed in first place in its division of the Sacramento Youth Soccer League with an 8-0-1 record. The first Earthquake goal was scored when Montse Ambriz dribbled the ball up […]

Despite report, Tumey is not in Fresno State AD mix

UC Davis Athletics Director Terry Tumey is not a candidate for the Fresno State AD’s job, despite a Sunday report in the Fresno Bee that suggested otherwise. A 15-member search team hopes to replace former Fresno State Athletic Director Thomas Boeh — who was reassigned by school President Joseph Castro three months ago — sometime in the next couple of months, […]

AYSO roundup: Beans come from nowhere to win U19 title

It’s playoff time in Davis AYSO as many division championships have been decided. Here’s a look at last weekend’s whirlwind action … U19 boys Beans 2, Big Blue 0 — Despite defeating only one team in the regular season, the Beans capped their improbable Cinderella run with a dominating performance to win the AYSO Tournament Championship […]

Rocklin slips past DHS in tennis semifinals

Knowing that her team had taken seven of nine matches in a contest against Rocklin last month, Davis High girls tennis coach Sally Hosley warned the Blue Devils that Tuesday’s rematch — which came in the Sac-Joaquin Section semifinals — would be a much harder task. The Thunder lived up to Hosley’s expectations, and eventually eliminated […]

DHS boys get past Granite Bay in pool playoffs

LODI — It’s a familiar story in playoff games no matter the sport: With the opponent’s adrenaline flowing early on, it’s tough for the favorite to pull away early. But eventually, the more talented squad puts the hammer down. Tuesday’s Sac-Joaquin Section boys water polo quarterfinal contest at Tokay High followed that same script, with […]

Devils send St. Mary’s packing in girls water polo

LODI — In a game that Davis High coach Doug Wright said could have been a semifinal matchup, the Blue Devils eliminated St. Mary’s, 8-3, in a Sac-Joaquin Section girls water polo quarterfinal on Tuesday at Tokay High. The two teams played even through the first half — it was 2-2 after one quarter and […]

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