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 […]

Grid camp is DevilsÕ future

Enterprise staff writer ÒHey! We donÕt walk here … you guys should know better!Ó came the coachÕs admonition. A little later the unthinkable happens Ñ and as the coach approaches with a quick cadence, a glint in his eyes but command in his voice, those who know Steve Smyte understand thereÕs a lesson coming… ÒWhat […]

Junior Legion run bodes well for DHS

Enterprise staff writer After beating the stuffing out of four straight opponents in one playoff tournament two weeks ago, the Davis Junior American Legion all-stars proved they could go toe-to-toe with anyone in winning the Area 1 showdown last weekend in Arcata. Now they find themselves tuning up for another run at a California title […]

Devils could get help from their fans

With the start of the 2010 Davis High School football season a little over a month away, what could be more fun for gridiron fans than getting involved Ñ really involved Ñ with their beloved Blue Devils? First-year DHS head coach Steve Smyte and The Davis Enterprise will team up in a unique partnership this […]