Blue Devils lack numbers, but not heart

Enterprise staff writer The kids at Davis High are, for the most part, intelligent, well-conditioned and willing to learn more in order to excel. Blue Devil football players Ñ small in number, seemingly mighty in spirit this summer Ñ might want to pay close attention in ancient history classes. The precision, off-season training program turned […]

Coaches pick Ags to repeat as GWC champs

After winning the Great West last season, the UC Davis football team saw head coach Bob Biggs win the conferenceÕs coach of the year award. With Biggs back at the helm for his 18th campaign, the rest of the coaches in the league see no reason why the Aggies wonÕt repeat as GWC champs in […]

UCD football opens practice with much excitement

Enterprise staff writer Aggie football fans can relax Ñ there will not be any Albert Haynesworth-type drama between the UC Davis players and head coach Bob Biggs. The Aggies kicked off fall preseason camp on Tuesday with a morning practice of conditioning tests Ñ which every player passed Ñ and a light workout without pads. […]

BRIEFS: DHS squads begin workouts Monday

The fall cross country season gets underway next week as Davis High begins practice on Monday. Athletes will need a completed sports physical form in order to participate. Practice times are 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. until Aug. 25, when it will shift to 4 to 6 p.m. Athletes should meet at the solar panels adjacent […]

Don’t count out Aggies’ little-known opponent

Enterprise columnist WHO DAT? É wow, hard as it is to believe, the college football season is upon us É and if thereÕs a better time of year, I sure havenÕt found it É now, a few months ago eyebrows were raised among Aggie faithful when the 2010 football schedule was unveiled and revealed none […]

Smyte fires up team on eve of practice

Enterprise staff writer ÒWhat day is it?Ó boomed Davis High football head coach Steve Smyte. ÒItÕs a great day to be a Blue Devil,Ó came the reply in unison from 100 grid hopefuls. Smyte was talking to varsity, junior varsity and freshman players Monday, a day before his charges hit the field in earnest. ÒIf […]

BRIEFS: Devil fans can play coach

On Tuesday, the helmets go on and the practices get serious as Davis High begins the 2010 football season. And despite all the XÕs and OÕs dancing through the heads of the 40-plus Blue Devil hopefuls at Halden Field, head coach Steve Smyte still will find room for one more play each week Ñ plays […]

Blue Devil boys use offseason to get stronger

Enterprise staff writer With apologies to former NFL coach Jim Mora … Basketball? Basketball? Who said anything about basketball? YouÕre talking about basketball? Well, yes. Even though itÕs the middle of summer and basketball drills donÕt start for another three months, the sport at Davis High hasnÕt taken a rest. Davis Hoops teams Ñ known […]

UCD golfers tied for 23rd in Florida

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. Ñ UC Davis sophomores Amy Simanton and Demi Runas teamed to shoot a 1-under 71 in best-ball format on Wednesday afternoon and are tied for 23rd at the inaugural Hooters WomenÕs Collegiate Team Championship at Achasta Golf Course. The tournament, which is being presented by the National Golf Coaches Association, features standout […]

Sports galore start next week at DHS

Enterprise staff writer Despite it being the middle of summer, Davis High fall sports teams are about to come together in earnest beginning next week. Nine varsity teams Ñ and a handful of junior varsity and freshman squads Ñ will be determined before school starts Aug. 25. Athletes who plan on competing in any interscholastic […]

Hello, Vegas! The Blue Devils were lighting the Strip

Enterprise staff writer It was their first venture into national-depth basketball. For the three boysÕ teams of the Davis Hoops program Ñ known as the Wildcats Ñ their weekend trip to Las Vegas came up 7-7-7. ÒAs a group, all three teams exceeded my expectations,Ó Hoops mentor George Sousa reports. ÒOur guys handled themselves well […]

BRIEFS: Juniors begin a run at California baseball crown

After winning both the Section 6 and Area 1 Junior American Legion tournaments, DavisÕs high-flying baseballers take their third crack at the California State Tournament Saturday at noon against Antioch. Games are played at Boorman Field in Yountville. The Bob Creely-managed outfit has shown it can pitch Ñ with a staff with the likes of […]

Comcast to carry Cal, Ags

UC DavisÕ season-opening football game at Cal on Sept. 4 Ñ the first matchup between the programs in more than 70 years Ñ will be broadcast by Comcast SportsNet California (Davis Channel 34). Kickoff is at 1 p.m. at Memorial Stadium in Berkeley. The Aggies appeared on television four times last season, including matchups against […]

All-American status for Aggie Tos

Offensive tackle Mark Tos, a two-time All-Great West Conference selection, has been named a preseason All-American by both Phil SteeleÕs College Football Preview and The Sports Network, headlining several UC Davis football players to receive distinction with the 2010 season just around the corner. Tos, a 6-foot-6, 290-pound senior from Hanford, was selected to the […]