Big Sky roundup: Cal Poly knocks off FBS Wyoming

LARAMIE, Wyo. — Deonte Williams rushed for 187 yards, including a 65-yard score on the game’s fourth play, and Cal Poly held on for a 24-22 win over Wyoming on Saturday. The Mustangs (2-0), a FCS school, improved their record to 4-12 against upper-division teams over the last 10 years. Wyoming (0-3), playing without injured […]

September 16, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Curtis carries JV Devils to victory

For opposing teams, facing Davis High junior varsity football player Nate Curtis is like being in a sinking ship, when one hole is plugged, another immediately opens up. Teams that manage to temporarily shut Curtis down in one area of the game, usually see him rip off a big play at a different position. It […]

September 16, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Red Bulls get a win, tie in three youth soccer games

The Davis Red Bulls, a U10 boys soccer team, displayed its skill last weekend in three contests against talented teams from Sacramento, finishing with a 3-3 tie, a 2-0 victory and a 5-0 loss. Daniel Jauregui and Ledger Petracek paced the locals with two goals each, and Jackson Isadore adding a long shot into net. Zevik Citron, […]

September 16, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Sports briefs: Doubles duos drag Devils past Oak Ridge

On Thursday, when Davis High girls team tried to get one last competitive match in before entering cruise control in the Delta Valley Conference, host Oak Ridge complied. Still, the Blue Devils not only won the match 7-2, but did it by sweeping all three doubles contests, solidifying a key area of the lineup. After […]

September 14, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

DHS girls serve up a win

Following a rare off night on Tuesday that resulted in a loss to Bear River, the Davis High girls volleyball team went back to basics to sweep Yuba City in three games on Thursday at The Cage. And for the Blue Devils (7-4) — who were 16th in the recent area rankings — the basics […]

September 14, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Stanford will have no Luck against USC

This week’s picks are as follows: USC over STANFORD … the Trojans have way too many weapons for the Luck-less Cardinal. OHIO STATE over CAL … ironically, on the very day Davis High phenom Marc Hicks is inducted into his school’s Hall of Fame, his two collegiate alma maters will be squaring off in the […]

September 14, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

A’s finally lose a road game

ANAHEIM — One troublesome inning interrupted what had been a sensational start to Brett Anderson’s season following Tommy John surgery. The Athletics’ left-hander did all he could to match zeros with Los Angeles’ Jered Weaver through six innings before it fell apart. Torii Hunter triggered a six-run seventh with a leadoff homer against Anderson and […]

September 14, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Saturday is all that counts for surging Blue Devils

With a win on Saturday at Rio Americano, Davis High’s football team would be 3-1 — the first time since its last playoff season in 2007 that the Blue Devils have won as many as three games. After scoring 123 points in its first three outings, DHS isn’t short on confidence — but all involved […]

September 14, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Davis: It’s time to jump in this pool together

Kevin Costner would have loved to have had the “problem” facing the Davis swim community. In “Field of Dreams,” the whispering voice from the cornfield advised him to construct a baseball diamond: “If you build it, they will come.” If Costner was a swimmer, he would have heard a chorus shouting about a new pool: […]

September 14, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

UCD’s third football game is the first against an FCS foe

Unless UC Davis defensive tackle Andrew Benjamin dyes his long hair blond — and probably not even then — not many people would dare compare Aggie football players to Goldilocks. But an analysis of UCD’s first three games reads a lot like The Three Bears children’s story. The opener against Azusa Pacific (a 41-3 win […]

September 14, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Baseball roundup: Giants and A’s stay hot on the road

DENVER  — Tim Lincecum pitched effectively for six innings, Brandon Crawford doubled twice and drove in two runs, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Colorado Rockies, 8-3. Marco Scutaro added three hits, including a pair of run-scoring singles, to help the NL West-leading Giants take two of three from the Rockies and improve to […]

September 13, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

DHS sweeps first DVC meet

The Davis High cross country team opened up Delta Valley Conference competition with convincing wins in both the girls and boys races in the first conference meet Tuesday at Granite Regional Park. The Blue Devil girls ran as a tight bunch and finished with 16 points, one point shy of a perfect score. Sophie Meads […]

September 13, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Sports briefs: Blue Devils win boys and girls polo games at Oak Ridge

Though it was just the second game of a long season, Davis High’s 14-5 boys water polo victory at Oak Ridge on Wednesday had some extra significance as a league contest. In a Delta Conference that includes Jesuit, Ponderosa, the Blue Devils and the Trojans among the seven teams, those four strong squads will be […]

September 13, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Youth roundup: Longshore’s goal wins a national hockey title

Local standout Gabel Longshore, 12, is now a three-year veteran of the National Roller Hockey Championships. But last month, playing for Team California at the 2012 event in St. Louis, Mo., Longshore outdid himself. Coming up from his defender position, Longshore nailed a slapshot to score the winning goal in the final minutes as his squad […]

September 13, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,