Fall sports under way at DHS

Enterprise staff writer More than a week before the start of school, the echoes of athletes working hard are ringing down the empty corridors at Davis High. The pop of the pads can be heard on Halden Field as a new coaching era begins for the Blue Devils. A short distance away, thereÕs the distinctive […]

UCD gets votes in FCS football rankings

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. Ñ UC Davis received 61 points in The Sports Network/Fathead.com FCS Top 25 preseason poll, tying for an unofficial ranking of No. 37 from sports information directors and the media, it was announced on Monday afternoon. The defending Great West Conference Aggies, who are the pick of the leagueÕs head coaches to repeat […]

BRIEFS: UCD drops an exhibition soccer game

MORAGA Ñ Luckily for UC Davis, this one doesnÕt count. Saint MaryÕs forward Sara Ives scored two goals, including one during a late-game surge, as the Gaels defeated the visiting Aggies 3-0 in a womenÕs soccer exhibition game on Saturday afternoon at Saint MaryÕs Stadium. The exhibition was the only one of the preseason for […]

Devils will have a girl kicking this fall

Enterprise staff writer Blasted from 40 yards out, another ball from the Blue Devil kicker sails through the uprights at Halden Field. Several more efforts are dead on target and the tee is moved back a few yards. Two more kicks are good before the third attempt hits the crossbar and falls short. Good height. […]

DHS’ first two games are at Pioneer

When Davis High kicks off its football season at Pioneer High on Sept. 3 and 10, both ÒhomeÓ games will start at 7 p.m. with junior varsity tilts at 5:15 p.m. The opener, against Armijo, signals the debut of new head coach Steve Smyte. The following Friday, the Blue Devils entertain Sacramento High in a […]

Blue Devils have strong backing

Enterprise staff writer Sometimes itÕs as simple as bringing bagels to the end of an especially good practice. Often itÕs as demanding as organizing rides to a football camp in the Sierra foothills, then finding a place for 30 youngsters to eat and finally, the same day, getting those students back to town. Buying equipment, […]

BRIEFS: Sign up for adult softball

The city of Davis is taking registration for its fall adult softball leagues. Sign-ups are first-come, first-served, and will close Friday, Aug. 20, or earlier if the leagues fill. League play begins Tuesday, Sept. 7. Fees for the seven-game season are $397 for a menÕs team or $366 for a womenÕs or coed team. Each […]

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 […]