Greiner Athlete of the Week (10/24/12): DHS running back Austin Lampley

It was fitting that Austin Lampley’s breakout game came in Davis High’s Homecoming game on Friday — a 27-0 win over Laguna Creek. That’s because Lampley, who played football as a Blue Devil freshman before transferring to Sacramento High as a sophomore, has returned home this fall as a DHS running back. The Greiner Athlete […]

October 24, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Road veteran Parsons owned Nevada City Classic

* Editor’s note: This is the second in a five-part series focusing on the Class of 2012 of the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame and the events leading up to the Nov. 3 induction ceremony. Almost 50 years ago, Rob Parsons was a banshee on two wheels. The 18-year-old daredevil from Pasadena knew how to […]

October 24, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

JV/frosh roundup: DHS boys show power in the pool

Playing in the Jesuit Jamboree and the Las Lomas Tournament the past two weekends, the Davis High junior varsity boys water polo team posted wins in seven of their eight contests. After going undefeated in three games at the jamboree, the Blue Devils’ 4-1 record last weekend at the tourney in Walnut Creek placed them […]

October 24, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Giants complete another classic comeback

SAN FRANCISCO — After all the Giants had overcome to get back to the World Series, a late shower wasn’t about to dampen their celebration. All right, it was a driving downpour. So reliever Sergio Romo danced through the raindrops, Tim Lincecum helped lead a soaked victory lap around the ballpark and Angel Pagan stayed […]

October 23, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

UCD roundup: Aggie women conclude tough road trip

NORTHRIDGE — Cal State Northridge’s Melissa Fernandez scored the game’s only goal in the 24th minute and the Matadors topped UC Davis, 1-0, in a Big West Conference women’s soccer matchup on Sunday. The Aggies (7-8-2, 2-4-1) finished a difficult weekend road trip, playing at Hawaii on Friday then at Northridge. CSUN (8-4-5, 5-1-1) won […]

October 23, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Sports briefs: All kinds of good times for DHS runners

The Davis High cross country team took a weekend team-bonding trip to Southern California last weekend, with a portion of the trip devoted to running in the Mt. SAC Invitational. But the competition was just a precursor to the main event, a Saturday night team trip to Disneyland. “This meet’s a lot about being together […]

October 23, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Blue Devil offense is off and running

After the way it performed in Friday night’s 27-0 Homecoming victory over Laguna Creek, the Davis High football team might want to consider letting its running game shoulder a bit more of the offensive burden. With the Cardinals doing everything in their power to slow down high-octane quarterback Grant Dickerson, the normally pass-happy Blue Devils […]

October 23, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Jam-packed cycling weekend set for Hall induction

* Editor’s note: This is the first in a five-part series focusing on the Class of 2012 of the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame and the events leading up to the Nov. 3 induction ceremony. The rich tradition that is cycling in America will once again be in the spotlight when the U.S. Bicycling Hall […]

October 23, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Davis-bred runners prized by Aggie program

While getting his team prepared for the upcoming Big West Conference Championships, UC Davis men’s and women’s cross country head coach Drew Wartenberg is also on the lookout for the next great Aggie runner. And when it comes to finding talent, Wartenburg sometimes doesn’t have to look very far. Two runners on the UCD men’s squad […]

October 23, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

DHS girls play well through wind and rain

EL DORADO HILLS — With a six-player lineup that included no seniors and just two juniors, the Davis High girls golf team held its own through pouring rain and steady wind at Monday’s Sac-Joaquin Section Divisional tournament. The Blue Devils battled through a six-hour round, during which balls made a splash every time they landed […]

October 23, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

DJBD White teams just miss postseason

In a rugged afternoon of youth football, the three Davis Junior Blue Devil White teams ended their seasons with setbacks to narrowly miss postseason berths. Here’s a look back on Saturday’s games … Midgets White Davis’ playoff hopes were dashed on Saturday in a crushing defeat by Foothill. The Mustangs, capping off an undefeated season […]

October 23, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Davis Junior Blue Devil Blue teams get wins, playoff berths

NORTH HIGHLANDS — After a solid end to the regular season that saw the Davis Junior Blue Devil Blue squads go 3-1, three of the local Blue teams are headed to the playoffs. The Pee Wees will play at noon Saturday against Pleasant Grove, before the Junior Midgets (2 p.m.) and Midgets (4 p.m.) meet […]

October 23, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

UCD roundup: Aggies catch fire after halftime to sting Hornets

SACRAMENTO — The UC Davis men’s soccer team scored three unanswered goals in a 19-minute span of the second half to rally for a 3-1 victory over Sacramento State in a Big West Conference match on Saturday at Hornet Field. With the win, the Aggies (7-5-4, 5-2) took sole possession of first place in the […]

October 21, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Aggie defense plays well, but offense sputters in 21-7 loss

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — What had been advertised as a potential Old West shootout, settled early on into a defensive battle with Northern Arizona University holding on for a 21-7 decision over visiting UC Davis. In front of 7,991 fans at Walkup Skydome on Saturday, high-voltage Lumberjack tailback Zach Bauman was held in relative check for […]

October 21, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,