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 […]

DHS hopes to add to ColfaxÕs woes

Enterprise staff writer COLFAX Ñ Football is supposed to be fun. And in this unassuming, idyllic Sierra foothills town, the local high school Falcons have been full of themselves over the years Ñ 12 league crowns in 20 seasons and four section titles since 2001. But this fall, even a solid 2-1 record hasnÕt kept […]

Great West has lived up to its name

Enterprise staff writer Watching a league foe pick up a big nonconference win Ñ such as Great West Football Conference member South Dakota beating Minnesota or Cal Poly downing Montana Ñ naturally brings mixed emotion for a team. So while UC Davis head coach Bob Biggs or North DakotaÕs Chris Mussman are happy because those […]

JV boys soccer team still hot

NAPA Ñ The Blue Devil junior varsity boysÕ soccer team defeated a pesky Napa High, 2-0, on the road Friday, then stopped Lincoln 6-0 on Monday. Typical of most Davis teams, the Devils controlled the ball for much of the game at Napa Ñ and by halftime, forward Collin Holtz had scored twice. HoltzÕs second […]

JV/FROSH ROUNDUP: Field hockey rolls

BERKELEY Ñ Two road games, two convincing road victories for coach Lindsay SmithÕs junior varsity field hockey crew. Last week, Davis traveled to the Bay Area and dispatched Berkeley High, 7-0. After a slow start, the Devils started putting the ball in the goal. Davis kept the ball on their offensive side of the field […]

JV, freshman volleyball teams play hard

Playing a rugged schedule last week, the Lady Junior Varsity Blue Devils split a pair of volleyball matches. First, against powerhouse Nevada Union, coach Julie CrawfordÕs charges fell 25-19, 25-17 Ñ staying competitive the whole way. Then last Thursday, before a packed house at the Davis High, the locals were in control against arch-rival Woodland, […]

Blue Devil tennis team smashes Herd

Get used to this. In a preview of whatÕs to come over the next five weeks, the Davis High girls tennis team flexed its muscles on Tuesday in its Delta Valley Conference opener. The result was a 9-0 victory at Elk Grove, in which the Blue Devils did not lose so much as a set. […]