JV/Frosh roundup: Large DHS running contingent conquers Hornet Jamboree

It was a case of strength in numbers for the Davis High junior varsity and frosh/soph runners at the Sacramento State Hornet Jamboree on Saturday at Granite Regional Park. The Blue Devils had 90 underclassmen racing on the 2.2-mile course, by far the largest group at the meet. The frosh/soph girls had DHS’ best outing, […]

September 12, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Devil frosh footballers roll over Lincoln, 26-6

It was tough to tell the officials from the visiting players as the Davis High freshman football team rolled to a 26-6 victory over Lincoln — the Zebras — on Thursday at Ron & Mary Brown Stadium. The Blue Devils got off to a quick start, as Gabe McKinney’s 45-yard touchdown followed Will Bodendorfer’s 27-yard […]

September 12, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Greiner Athlete of the Week (9/12/12): Devil QB Grant Dickerson

Having played the position to all-conference acclaim last season, Davis High’s Grant Dickerson knows how and where receivers like to catch the ball. After finishing the 2011 campaign with 38 receptions for 438 yards and five touchdowns, Dickerson, now the Blue Devil quarterback, has put his pass-catching knowledge to good use. Entering this season, DHS […]

September 12, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

San Diego charges past Raiders

OAKLAND — Philip Rivers and the San Diego Chargers capitalized on their opponent’s mistakes instead of making errors of their own. Rivers threw a six-yard touchdown pass to Malcom Floyd and Nate Kaeding kicked five field goals to spoil Dennis Allen’s debut as Oakland coach by beating the Raiders 22-14 on Monday night. The Raiders […]

September 11, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Rockies hold off Giants to snap skid

DENVER — Rockies pitcher Alex White homered and Colorado finally solved a struggling Ryan Vogelsong, beating the San Francisco Giants, 6-5, Monday night to snap a five-game losing streak. Buster Posey and Hunter Pence went deep for the Giants, who lost for only the second time in 10 road games. San Francisco’s lead in the […]

September 11, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Parker, A’s shut down Angels

ANAHEIM — Although Jarrod Parker is still fairly new to playoff races, the Oakland right-hander is pretty sure it’s best to be aggressive in September, whether on the mound or in the standings. The rookie’s take-charge approach got the Athletics off to a great start in another big series against the surging Los Angeles Angels. […]

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Godby Brothers hit home on Wednesday, will visit Capitol

More than 1,700 miles will shortly be behind the Godby brothers as they once again spread the word about naturopathic medicine. Isaiah and Jeremiah Godby — who last year, with their cousin Jonas and dad Dennis, ran from San Francisco to Connecticut in the name of the preventive health care world — will meet in […]

September 11, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

They’re still talking about the Blue Devils’ ‘Perfect Game’

Usually when one talks about perfect games, the discussion is baseball — but as fans trickled out of Ron & Mary Brown Stadium last Friday, superlatives galore were being thrown around, some calling Davis High’s 62-0 football victory over Armijo the most complete Blue Devil win they’d ever seen. Even a gracious Indian coach Karl […]

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New Aggie leader confident about 2012 golf season

Golf coaches teach patience to their players, so having to adjust to a new team and prepare for an entire year of high expectations in less than a month seems absurd. Newly hired UC Davis women’s golf coach Anna Temple, who played three seasons for Cal and saw some success professionally, is doing exactly that. […]

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Midgets get a victory to pace Davis Junior Blue Devil White sqauds

Another road trip saw the Davis Junior Blue Devil White teams win one game and drop two others on Saturday at Golden Sierra. Here’s a look at what happened … Midgets White A mighty defense was launched by the DJBD Midgets White team, enabling the locals to bring down the formidable Golden Sierra Junior Grizzlies, […]

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DJBD Pee Wees win highlights Week 2 for Blue squads

As competition in the Sacramento Youth Football League elevates, the Davis Junior Blue Devil Blue teams had a rocky Saturday, going 1-3 against visiting Pleasant Grove on Saturday at Ron & Mary Brown Stadium on the DHS campus. Here’s a look at all the action … Pee Wees Blue With the weather hot, the Pee […]

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Devils reach consolation finals in Fresno

Getting their fill of competition from some of the top prep tennis teams in the state, the Davis High girls managed to grind their way into the consolation finals of the Fresno High School Classic. After a 7-0 opening-round loss to powerhouse Dana Hills on Friday, the Blue Devils got a 6-4, 6-4 win from […]

September 11, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Sports briefs: Aggies play tough but fall to another quality field hockey foe

The UC Davis field hockey team held powerful Iowa to just one goal over the first 53 minutes, but the No. 10 Hawkeyes benefited from two late goals to post a 3-0 nonconference win at Stanford on Monday. The Aggies, playing their third nationally ranked team in a row, fell to 3-3 overall, while Iowa […]

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Barton’s HR helps Cats force a Game 5

RENO — Daric Barton’s 10th-inning home run lifted the Sacramento River Cats over the Reno Aces, 4-3, on Saturday at Aces Ballpark, knotting the best-of-five series at two games apiece. The Cats got the scoring started, plating three in the top of the second inning after Kila Ka’aihue led off the frame with a single […]

September 09, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,