GOLF: Kuchar wins Barclays on first playoff hole

PARAMUS, N.J. Ñ Matt KucharÕs fortunes took quite a turn Sunday, and so did his golf ball. Kuchar beat Martin Laird in a playoff at The Barclays with a shot out of the rough that rolled toward the back of the 18th green, then caught enough of the slope to turn back toward the hole […]

BRIEFS: UCD’s Varney sets milestone

SALT LAKE CITY Ñ Despite losing each of the games by four points or less, the UC Davis womenÕs volleyball team dropped its first two matches of the season at the Utah Classic Tournament. On Friday, Utah needed four sets to beat the Aggies, 25-22, 25-23, 16-25, 25-23, before UCD fell to Utah State on […]

Blue Devils have history on their side

Enterprise staff writer – EditorÕs note: This is the seventh in a nine-part series showcasing fall sports at Davis High School. Today: boys water polo. Despite the graduation of seven important players from last yearÕs section runner-up Davis High boys water polo team, Blue Devil coach Tracy Stapleton has a feeling … ÒThis team reminds […]

DHS defense is strong in scrimmage

RIO LINDA Ñ After two offensive plays in FridayÕs six-team football scrimmage at Rio Linda High, the Blue Devils had two quick Òtouchdowns.Ó But the best news may have come on the defensive side of the ball. ÒWe did a nice job coming out fired up,Ó Davis High coach Steve Smyte said after his team […]

Aggies show signs on both sides of the ball during final tune-up

Enterprise staff writer ItÕs usually not a good sign when the first pass of a scrimmage is completed by the third-string quarterback, particularly after the first two already have five combined drives under their belts. But despite the slow start, the UC Davis offense picked it up as the annual Blue-Gold Scrimmage progressed at Aggie […]

UCD announces it will allow tailgating at Aggie Stadium

Enterprise staff writer UC Davis has introduced a limited pilot tailgating program with family-friendly options for football games this fall. Included in the program is an expanded area for the Aggie Pride Festival, which will feature interactive entertainment and food, and limited tailgating in one parking lot, while wine and beer will be permitted in […]

Strong start for UCD men in exhibition

Dan Reese scored two goals and freshman Alex Henry recorded a goal and two assists as the UC Davis menÕs soccer team took a 6-0 victory in an exhibition game against Dominican on Thursday at Aggie Soccer Stadium. In the ninth minute of play, Reese collected the ball from Henry, took a defender on, then […]

UCD Blue-Gold scrimmage is today

Head coach Bob Biggs will put the 2010 edition of the UC Davis football team on display tonight at 7 p.m. at Aggie Stadium for the annual Blue-Gold scrimmage. The event is free to the public. ItÕs expected that the Aggies will treat the first half like an actual game, with the first-team offense (Gold […]

DHS girls are a talented and close-knit group

Enterprise staff writer When a coach has chemistry on a team, it can help minimize some of the long-term challenges. Chemistry certainly makes the bumps seem smaller. A good feeling among teammates will generally translate well to final scores. Case in point: The 2010 edition of the Davis High girls tennis squad. The first thing […]

Blue Devils win opener at Oak Ridge

When the Davis High girls tennis team opened the season on Thursday at Oak Ridge, a few players needed the first set to shake off the cobwebs from a long offseason. Once the Blue Devils settled down and played the type of tennis that led them into the 2009 section title match however, the result […]

Devil distance runners have eyes on the prize

Enterprise correspondent Davis cross country is officially back in session at Davis High, with the same expectation as always Ñ Sac-Joaquin Section championship or bust. ÒThe goals for this year are the same as theyÕve been the last couple years,Ó Blue Devil head coach Bill Gregg asserts. ÒWe feel confident in our abilities to capture […]

Johnson has UCD ready to D up

Enterprise staff writer As if it wasnÕt hard enough having to install a new defense, the UC Davis football team had limited time to do so before the 2009 season. Even with time working against them, the Aggie defense was an improved unit last season, especially after giving up 511 yards to Fresno State ÑÊa […]

An even wackier idea: Ags in the Pac-10

Enterprise columnist PAC OR WAC? É last Sunday I noted in this space that the Western Athletic Conference is knocking on the door of the UC Davis football office, wondering if anyone is going to answer É that brought a swift response from a self-confessed University of Washington fan named Jim, who notes that ÒUC […]

Devils calling the Kittle back

Enterprise staff writer At least two Blue Devils are really champing at the bit for next weekÕs Davis High football opener with Armijo. One is head coach Steve Smyte, because Ñ in addition to having a team that looks much improved from a year ago Ñ heÕs getting senior lineman Blair Kittle back from injury. […]