Big Five made short work of EAL field hockey foes

Second-year Davis High field hockey coach Sandie Marotti-Huckins knew her 2012 team might be one for the ages. “We have seven pretty good seniors — five of them could be pretty special,” the veteran mentor explained way back in August. Marotti-Huckins was excited by how her summer program had gelled and how close-knit her Blue […]

October 30, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Trio of Junior Blue Devil teams head to title football games

For the second consecutive season, the Davis Junior Blue Devils youth tackle football program finds three of its teams in the Sacramento Youth League championship games. On Saturday, the local Midget Blue squad pounded Colfax, 42-6; the Junior Midgets Blue nipped Pleasant Grove, 13-8; and the Pee Wees Blue rolled, 34-0. Now, all three groups […]

October 30, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Second straight shutout puts Giants up 3-0

DETROIT — Nothing is stopping them — not even the Triple Crown winner at the plate with the bases loaded. Armed and accelerating, the San Francisco Giants became the first team to throw consecutive World Series shutouts in nearly a half-century, blanking Miguel Cabrera and the Detroit Tigers, 2-0, on a chilly Saturday for a […]

October 28, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Mistakes plague JV Devils at Grant

The Davis High junior varsity football team fell to Grant, 35-0, on Friday night, but the tally is misleading, according to local head coach Mike Satre. DHS turned the ball over six times — including a fumble inside the Pacer 5-yard line — had a touchdown called back on a penalty and came up short on […]

October 28, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

UCD roundup: Aggie women take second at Big West meet

RIVERSIDE — Sarah Sumpter finished second overall, with teammate Alycia Cridebring in third, to lead the UC Davis women’s cross country team to a second-place finish at the Big West Championships on Saturday Davis High graduate Trevor Halsted paced the Aggie men to a fourth-place finish at the event, which was contested at the UC […]

October 28, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Sports briefs: DHS cross country teams achieve perfection

The Davis High boys and girls cross country teams each posted perfect scores of 15, to dominated the Delta Valley Conference Championships on Saturday at Willow Hill Park in Folsom. The great performances bode well for the future, as the Blue Devils will run the same course at the Sac-Joaquin Section Championships. Before that, DHS […]

October 28, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged , ,

Vikings sink the Aggie ship

Forget leaving a few plays on the field. The UC Davis football team left a whole half on the field. After matching Portland State point for point in the first half, the Aggies appeared to lose all focus in the second, giving up 35 points while managing only one touchdown of their own en route […]

October 28, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Dream season ends with Blue Devil field hockey dominance

During last year’s Big Dance, the Davis High field hockey team lost its silver slipper. On Saturday, the Blue Devils were the belles of the Eastern Athletic League ball. In winning six games in two days (seven if you count a last-minute conference game Friday night against Lassen), DHS cruised through the EAL tournament — […]

October 28, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged , ,

For DHS athletes, winter is coming

Sure, the sun is shining brightly and the temperature remains in the mid-70s — however, at Davis High, it is time for athletes to seriously start thinking about winter sports. Tryouts for the five middle-season squads are just around the corner — and there’s a lot to be done before the Blue Devils put their […]

October 27, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Ritchey has seen the mountain, now the pinnacle

* Editor’s note: This is the last in a five-part series focusing on the Class of 2012 of the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame. In all the years Tom Ritchey has spent welding frames of his continually cutting-edge bicycles, the veteran rider, inventor and builder has galvanized the sport of mountain biking. For his life’s work, Ritchey […]

October 28, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Grant too much for slow-starting Blue Devils, 48-14

SACRAMENTO — The up-and-down football season continued Friday for Davis High, when Grant pasted its guests, 48-14, at Rutherford Stadium. While the Delta Valley Conference loss was a major setback for the Blue Devils in the quest for their first playoff berth since 2007, all is not lost. “We still have a lot to play […]

October 28, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

World Series prompts all kinds of thoughts

A hundred years ago, growing up in Southern California, World Series time was a different animal. Taking nothing away from the 2012 electronic, 1,000-frames-a-second, all-access media coverage of the Giants-Tigers games, in 1957, the World Series was almost the second coming of Christmas — even though this then-fifth-grader caught only two games on black-and-white television […]

October 26, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Giants blank Tigers to go up 2-0

SAN FRANCISCO — Long ball one night, a Giant dose of small ball the next. Two wins in two games and suddenly San Francisco doesn’t need to dig itself out of a postseason hole for a change. Madison Bumgarner shut down the Detroit Tigers for seven innings, then the Giants took advantage of a bunt […]

October 26, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Coming off The Big Game, Cal and Stanford should get wins

This week’s picks are as follows: CAL over UTAH … Cal coach Jeff Tedford doesn’t need a bun warmer in his car. His seat is already hot. After an uninspiring performance against Stanford, the Bears need a quick turnaround to save their coach’s job. It’s a cruel world in big-time football. STANFORD over WASHINGTON STATE […]

October 26, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,