DHS football tries to take the next step

Enterprise staff writer When Davis High hits the road Friday for a nonleague outing with Division III football power Colfax, head coach Steve Smyte believes his Blue Devils will be primed to take a step forward. ÒWe know what the problems are,Ó Smyte says. ÒWe keep knocking off a few of our problem areas each […]

Aggies get ready to face Weber State

Enterprise staff writer The Weber State football team has made the Football Championship Subdivision postseason each of the past two years, doing so largely on the right arm of quarterback Cameron Higgins. The 6-foot-2 Higgins entered his senior year on the 2010 Walter Payton Award Watch List ÑÊgiven to the most outstanding FCS offensive player […]

Young Devils run well at Trojan Invitational

Davis High junior varsity and frosh/soph cross country runners competed at the Trojan Invitational in Folsom on Saturday. The frosh/soph boys and junior varsity girls led the way for the Blue Devils with second-place finishes, while the junior varsity boys took third place and the frosh/soph girls were fifth. The performance was even more impressive […]

DHS hopes to add to ColfaxÕs woes

Enterprise staff writer COLFAX Ñ Football is supposed to be fun. And in this unassuming, idyllic Sierra foothills town, the local high school Falcons have been full of themselves over the years Ñ 12 league crowns in 20 seasons and four section titles since 2001. But this fall, even a solid 2-1 record hasnÕt kept […]

Great West has lived up to its name

Enterprise staff writer Watching a league foe pick up a big nonconference win Ñ such as Great West Football Conference member South Dakota beating Minnesota or Cal Poly downing Montana Ñ naturally brings mixed emotion for a team. So while UC Davis head coach Bob Biggs or North DakotaÕs Chris Mussman are happy because those […]

JV boys soccer team still hot

NAPA Ñ The Blue Devil junior varsity boysÕ soccer team defeated a pesky Napa High, 2-0, on the road Friday, then stopped Lincoln 6-0 on Monday. Typical of most Davis teams, the Devils controlled the ball for much of the game at Napa Ñ and by halftime, forward Collin Holtz had scored twice. HoltzÕs second […]

JV/FROSH ROUNDUP: Field hockey rolls

BERKELEY Ñ Two road games, two convincing road victories for coach Lindsay SmithÕs junior varsity field hockey crew. Last week, Davis traveled to the Bay Area and dispatched Berkeley High, 7-0. After a slow start, the Devils started putting the ball in the goal. Davis kept the ball on their offensive side of the field […]

JV, freshman volleyball teams play hard

Playing a rugged schedule last week, the Lady Junior Varsity Blue Devils split a pair of volleyball matches. First, against powerhouse Nevada Union, coach Julie CrawfordÕs charges fell 25-19, 25-17 Ñ staying competitive the whole way. Then last Thursday, before a packed house at the Davis High, the locals were in control against arch-rival Woodland, […]

Blue Devil tennis team smashes Herd

Get used to this. In a preview of whatÕs to come over the next five weeks, the Davis High girls tennis team flexed its muscles on Tuesday in its Delta Valley Conference opener. The result was a 9-0 victory at Elk Grove, in which the Blue Devils did not lose so much as a set. […]

BRIEFS: Huge week for Devils in college

A pair of Davis High graduates, who also happen to be stepbrothers, were each honored this week for their performances as college athletes. As mentioned in MondayÕs online edition of The Davis Enterprise, UC Davis running back Josh Reese was named Great West Offensive Player of the Week for his role in the AggiesÕ 38-24 […]

Blue Devils go 3-1 against Woodland: Williams’ KO return energizes Midgets; Jr. Midget defense stifles Wolves 22-0

WOODLAND Ð In a rough-and-tumble affair Saturday at Lee Middle School, the Davis Junior Blue DevilsÕ Midget Blue squad prevailed over its host from Woodland, 14-6. It looked like it might be a long afternoon as both teamsÕ defenses traded blows, yielding little yardage. However, behind their massive offensive line, the Wolves got on the […]

Blue Devil boys win big

LINCOLN Ñ After a first half that head coach Ashley Yudin called a disaster, the Blue Devils woke up with five second-half goals to beat Lincoln 5-1. The Blue Devils trailed at halftime but Cyrus Ghaffari scored the first of his two goals just 12 seconds into the second half to erase the lead. Jacob […]

DHS defense looks to start faster

Enterprise staff writer Paint two faces on Friday nightÕs Davis High football performance. In a 43-20 loss to Will C. Wood, once the Blue Devil offense got untracked, it was very good. Give the guys with the ball a half of a smile. But when the Wildcats were in possession, once again the localsÕ opponent […]