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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Elite kid teams: what is that ‘next level’ on the horizon?

By Tim Keown ESPN The Magazine Your kid is good, right? Really good? You don’t want to brag, but he can do some things on the field that other kids his age won’t even try. You played a little ball yourself, and you know the difference. Make no mistake: There’s someone out there for you. […]

Entertaining Blue Devils fall short at Homecoming

Despite sophomore running back Winfred Roberson’s 165 yards rushing and four touchdowns, Davis High came up short in a ding-dong Homecoming battle, losing to visiting Colfax, 48-40, on Friday. Before almost 2,700 appreciative fans at Ron & Mary Brown Stadium, the Blue Devils held a 28-21 halftime lead, but fell victim to a 20-0 Falcon […]

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Aggies prepare for another tough road game

It may sound like “coachspeak,” but there’s really no other way for a Football Championship Subdivision team to approach a game like this. Flying across half the Pacific Ocean into a different time zone to face a Football Bowl Subdivision squad in Hawaii (1-2) that has won 73 percent of its home games over the […]

Both Oregon schools should get victories

This week’s picks are as follows: WASHINGTON over CAL … the Huskies will not be wearing Blue Hose. OREGON over ARIZONA … the Wildcats thought this might be the year they finally get over the hump and truly compete for the conference title. They’re learning very quickly that the hump is much larger than anticipated. […]

50 years of golf: more fun than accomplishment

El Macero Country Club, a beautifully kept and elegantly run golf layout and gathering place, has been celebrating its 50th birthday this year. Looking more alluring with each passing year, this Green Lady has a dark side that has taken many a men down the wrong path. I’ve been privileged to play the 6,827-yard layout […]

Davis buckles up for Colfax, Homecoming

Stop the run + play strong pass defense = a victory. The age-old football formula applies Friday night for Davis High when a potent D-IV Colfax brings its slash-and-burn offense to town for Blue Devil Homecoming festivities. Using an efficient-but-undersized offensive line — only one Falcon trench-dweller weighs more than 205 pounds — Colfax has […]

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Sports briefs: Devils beat Franklin; will face St. Francis

The Davis High girls tennis team breezed through host Franklin, 9-0, on Thursday, easily winning its second Delta Valley Conference match of the year on the same day Blue Devil coach Sally Hosley announced that DHS will host rival St. Francis on Tuesday. That contest, which begins at 3:30 p.m. at the Community Park Tennis […]

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Aloha: UCD looks to nurture ties to Hawaii

This weekend, UC Davis administrators will be rooting for more than their underdog Aggies, who are in Hawaii to face the Rainbow Warriors on the football field for the first time. UCD officials also are hoping to strengthen ties between UCD and the University of Hawaii and reconnect with some 600 alumni scattered throughout the […]

DHS boys down Division-II power in the pool

What a difference a division makes. That difference was on display on Wednesday at Arroyo Pool, where the Davis High boys water polo team toppled Granite Bay, 17-6, in a matchup of last year’s Sac-Joaquin Section Division I runner-up (DHS) and the D-II second-place finisher in 2010. But the lopsided final score doesn’t tell the […]

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UCD roundup: Pacific is the Aggies’ newest volleyball victim

Pretty much no nonconference opponent could slow down the freight train that is the UC Davis women’s volleyball team. And on Wednesday, the Aggies sped right through their first Big West Conference stop, sweeping Pacific, 25-23, 25-23, 25-15 at the Spanos Center. Junior outside hitter Allison Whitson posted 14 kills and hit .522, while senior middle […]

Quick score hurts DHS field hockey at Yuba City

For the Davis High field hockey team, playing their hearts out recently has not quite been enough. Coming off of an overtime loss to Chico on Monday, the Blue Devils made the trek up to Yuba City on Wednesday, and fell 4-3. In what coach Sandie Marotti-Huckins says had been a familiar occurrence in each […]

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Davis matches No. 9 Grizzlies step-for-step, 0-0

GRANITE BAY — “This was a great soccer game. Well played by both schools.” The words were those of longtime Granite Bay boys coach Steve Fischer. His nationally ninth-ranked Grizzlies had just been tied 0-0 on their home turf by perennial power Davis. It was a contest that Blue Devil captain Ryan Gross says moves […]

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