DHS’ O’Keeffe sets the pace at Yolo meet

With its annual midseason test — the Stanford Invitational — looming next weekend, the Davis High cross country team used Saturday’s Yolo County Championships as a tune-up. In a meet that was contested on the scenic and hilly vineyards of Muller Ranch, and co-hosted by the Blue Devils and Woodland High, DHS freshman Fiona O’Keeffe […]

September 23, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Blue Devils take out Woodland; earn third win

WOODLAND — “Respect will come,” Davis High two-way standout Brendan MacDonald believes. “It will come when we win something.” During Friday’s lopsided 40-0 football victory at Woodland, the Blue Devils corrected course, honed their running game, displayed a shut-the-door defense and served notice that this Blue Crew has offensive weapons to burn. For the first […]

September 23, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

JV Devils are sloppy but successful

The Davis High junior varsity football team has yet to play what head coach Mike Satre would describe as a perfect game. But the Blue Devils keep coming close. Despite turning the ball over twice and missing out on several gaping opportunities, DHS routed Woodland, 42-6, on Friday night. The road victory was yet another […]

September 23, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

With Watney struggling, Snedeker and Rose are on top at Tour Championship

ATLANTA — Brandt Snedeker gave himself the opportunity he wanted in the FedEx Cup. He also has the company he expected. Snedeker played one of his best rounds this year at just the right time Saturday, making a collection of tough putts and relying on his short game to pick up a couple of other […]

September 23, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Friday night field hockey will ‘Stick it to Cancer’

Though the Davis High football team is taking the week off from competition, the Friday night lights will still be on at Ron & Mary Brown Stadium. The Blue Devil field hockey squad takes center stage with three games this week, culminating with a Friday night showdown between the top two teams in the Eastern […]

September 23, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

DHS defense is a bright spot in close loss

Though they didn’t come away with a win, the Davis High girls played a strong volleyball game on Thursday, especially excelling defensively. Unfortunately, Lodi’s defense was just as tough and the competitive five-game marathon match ended with the Flames pulling away late for the victory at The Cage. “It was disappointing that we lost, it […]

September 21, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

DHS girls take care of tennis business

Two singles matches were the only hiccups as the Davis High girls tennis team picked up its second Delta Valley Conference victory of the season on Thursday at Elk Grove. In the 7-2 win, the Blue Devils showed their strength at the top — with No. 1 Inés Guinard beating Ashley Snow, 6-0, 6-1 and […]

September 21, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Woods starts strong at Tour Championship

ATLANTA — In the one week Tiger Woods had away from golf during the FedEx Cup playoffs, Nick Faldo said he had lost his aura, Greg Norman said he was intimidated by Rory McIlroy and Johnny Miller claimed that Woods once wanted lessons from him. “Nice week, huh?” Woods said, grinning. Even better was to […]

September 21, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

After showing they are mortal, the Trojans better not look past Cal

This week’s picks are as follows: USC over CAL … the Trojans found out last week against Stanford that “reputation” isn’t enough to win football games in the Pac-12 anymore. There’s still time to right the ship, but USC had better not overlook a rapidly improving group of Golden Bears. OREGON over ARIZONA … the […]

September 21, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Vogel on vintage vehicles

Ron Vogel, who, as a kid, could tell you the difference between a Crosley and Morris Minor has spent much of his adult life helping protect the treasure trove that is the historic automobile. It was my pleasure to sit with Ron and chat about his love affair with cars and their history. Since he […]

September 21, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

California Automobile Museum puts pedal to the metal

SACRAMENTO — With the first seven or eight footsteps forward, visitors transcend the hurry-up world of 2012 and instantly drift back in history. Listen … is that Teresa Brewer in the background, putting another nickel in the nickelodeon? Look straight ahead. Yes, that’s a 1958 De Soto Fireflite. Look left … it’s a 1956 Nash […]

September 21, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged , ,

UCD seniors will try to stay undefeated against Cal Poly

The rivalry between UC Davis and Cal Poly goes beyond football, and even beyond sports. The two similar schools, one in Southern California and the other in NorCal, are often competitors for the same students, and almost always recruit the same athletes. Through years of competing in this way, the rivalry between the two football […]

September 21, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Davis/Woodland football renewal begins now

The renewal is on … Woodland High School hosts Davis at 7 p.m. Friday in the first football meeting between the two schools since a 34-23 Blue Devil triumph back in 2007. “I think it’s great for both communities and I fully expect the athletes to embrace the game in a spirit of competition,” third-year […]

September 21, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,