UCD NOTEBOOK: Tough games still ahead

Enterprise staff writer OGDEN, Utah Ñ It would be easy to think that the tough part of the schedule is over for the UC Davis football team as it is just 1-3 through four games. But though the Aggies have already faced a Pacific-10 school in California and Weber State Ñ the only 2009 Football […]

Aggies hope to grill Weber

Enterprise staff writer The UC Davis football team rushed for 186 yards last weekend against San Diego, revealing that the Aggies can indeed run the ball effectively. But if that game was proof that UCDÕs ground game has a pulse, SaturdayÕs contest at Weber State provides a chance to show whether itÕs truly alive or […]

Devils football squad aims for 2-2

COLFAX Ñ Eliminate mistakes. Start fast. Improve on defense. Play strong on special teams. The check list is established and tonight the pressure in on the Davis High football team. When the Blue Devils travel to Colfax for a 7:30 p.m. nonleague game, it will provide the locals with a chance to even their record […]

Blue Devils get by Franklin with ease

After starting off Delta Valley conference play with an easy win on Tuesday, the Davis High girls tennis team made it look even easier on Thursday. Playing another DVC home match, the Blue Devils charged through doubles play, dropping just one game in six sets, on their way to a 9-0 victory over Franklin. While […]

Villanueva is an influence on everyone

Enterprise columnist What fun IÕve been having … With Davis High mentor and all-time athlete Ralph Villanueva deservedly heading into the schoolÕs Blue & White Foundation Hall of Fame on Saturday night, it was entirely my pleasure to catch up with the 1963 graduate for a recent article (see The Davis Enterprise, Sept. 7). But […]

Close but no cigar for DHS

Enterprise staff writer It was close all the way, but Davis High just couldnÕt get over the hump in losing a girls volleyball match to visiting Lodi on Thursday. ÒWe are making mistakes we shouldnÕt be making,Ó Blue Devil head coach Leigh Whitmire explained after dropping a 3-1 (25-22, 25-23, 22-52, 25-21) decision. ÒAnd what […]

BRIEFS: UCD outlasts UOP in Big West opener

STOCKTON Ñ Junior middle blocker Katie DennyÕs tip fell into the open Tiger court to complete UC DavisÕ wild five-set victory over Pacific in Big West Conference womenÕs volleyball action at the Alex Spanos Center on Thursday. Sophomore Allison Whitson scored 18 kills against just four errors as the Aggies won 25-22, 25-16, 20-25, 13-25 […]

UCD NOTEBOOK: Wright shows poise

Special to the Enterprise SAN DIEGO Ñ Easing right in isnÕt exactly the way to describe Randy WrightÕs tenure as UC DavisÕ starting quarterback. A 52-3 loss at Cal followed by a 41-33 defeat at the hands of Portland State in successive weeks is more like getting thrown into the fire. But the 6-foot-3 redshirt […]

BRIEFS: DHS water polo girls dominate

ELK GROVE Ñ Before the top-seeded Davis High girls water polo team begins play in the Woodcreek Tournament this weekend, there was the little matter of a Wednesday game against Franklin in Elk Grove. In taking apart the Wildcats, 17-1, the Blue Devils saw 11 different players score ÑÊincluding both of its goalies, Taylor Leuschen […]

Devil soccer holds off Dixon Rams

Enterprise staff writer Davis High was in good hands on Wednesday Ñ literally. Most of the time, soccer is a game played with the feet, but when Blue Devil attacker Max Flye fashioned assists with two early throw-ins, visiting Dixon was behind quickly. In the end, the locals rolled to a 3-1 boys soccer victory […]

DHS sticks it to the Honkers

After taking another quick lead on Wednesday at Susan Beaton Field, the Davis High girls field hockey team was starting to cruise. But a Yuba City goal put the Blue Devils back on the attack, which was bad news for the Honkers as DHS finished off a 6-1 victory. In taking control early, the Devils […]

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 […]