DHS grad Williams playing a major role for Aggies

By Greg Eichelberger Growing up in town and seeing the UC Davis football team in action for much of his life, one would think Courtney Williams would have dreamed of playing for the Aggies and being a part of that proud gridiron tradition. It wasn’t always so, however, as the redshirt freshman considered several options […]

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UCD holds off Idaho State with a balanced attack

By Greg Eichelberger POCATELLO, Idaho — Facing an opponent that has surrendered 51.3 points per game this season, the UC Davis football team kept that average up by putting 52 on the scoreboard Saturday. However, the Aggies needed every single tally to hold off a tough Idaho State squad that played much better than it […]

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Huge crowd watches UCD stun Santa Barbara

After nearly 85 minutes of scoreless soccer, the 1,344 fans watching UC Davis play No. 8 UC Santa Barbara on Saturday at Aggie Soccer Field were ready to cheer. And reigning Big West Conference Player of the Week Alex Henry finally gave them a reason. Henry curled a direct free kick into the upper left […]

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DHS roundup: Big weekend for Devil water polo, field hockey

The Davis High girls water polo team won all five games in a span of 30 hours on Friday and Saturday to capture the championship at the Western States tournament. On Friday, the Blue Devils jumped out to big leads in both games and emerged with bracket victories over Tokay (13-3) and San Joaquin Memorial […]

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Wildcats win big over JV Devils

For the Davis High junior varsity football team, Friday night’s game against Franklin was like coming to a complete stop immediately after having accelerated to 100 miles per hour. The Blue Devils entered the contest on a five-game winning streak and fresh off of a shutout win in their Delta Valley Conference opener against Monterey […]

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Despite getting hammered, DHS football is getting there

Before Davis High football fans push the panic button after Friday’s trip to the toolshed, know that local head coach Steve Smyte believes that the program remains on course — and the future is bright. “The Junior Blue Devil program is doing a great job,” Smyte told The Enterprise. “That was a focus of our […]

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Franklin speed rolls Blue Devils, 72-7

ELK GROVE — Mama mia! Who saw that coming? Feeling pretty good about itself after starting Delta Valley Conference play with a rout of Monterey Trail a week ago, Davis High was knocked silly on Friday — losing 72-7 to Franklin at Cosumnes Oaks High. “We played a very good football team,” DHS head coach […]

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Sports briefs: Lady Blue Devils camp due Oct. 27-28

With the Davis High girls basketball season just around the corner, head coach Karen Foster has announced the second annual Lady Blue Devil Basketball Camp, set for Oct. 27-28. The two-day teaching and scrimmage clinic is open to third- through eighth-grade girls. Kids will be given a crash course on fundamentals, get to play age-appropriate […]

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MLB roundup: Giants make NLCS but A’s fall

CINCINNATI — Buster Posey insisted all along — even after San Francisco lost the first two at home — that his team was far from done, no matter how long the odds. Turns out, he was right. And the NL batting champion had a lot to do with this most Giant comeback. Posey hit the […]

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Sports briefs: Fisk is fabulous as DHS sinks St. Mary’s

STOCKTON — Facing a traditionally strong St. Mary’s boys water polo team on Thursday, Davis High found the right recipe for success and followed it for a 15-7 victory. The Blue Devils (11-4) did it on one end of the pool with lockdown defense as Graham Fullerton swallowed up Rams star Derek Clappis, while Connor […]

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Blue Devils down Franklin girls on the court

Davis High rolled past visiting Franklin, 8-1, in another powerful Delta Valley Conference girls tennis display on Thursday at the Community Park Tennis Complex. With No. 1 singles player Inés Guinard getting a breather, eight Blue Devils won in straight sets as the locals went to 7-0 in league. While the victory isn’t a surprise […]

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Cal should be able to handle the ’empty corpses’

This week’s picks are as follows: CAL over WASHINGTON STATE … now that Cougar head coach Mike Leach has called some of his seniors “empty corpses,” Wazzu is almost certain to continue its downward spiral. A win here and the Bears might start building some serious momentum as they attempt to right their once-sinking ship. […]

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Here we go… Friday will be telling for Blue Devils

Let’s hope that Friday’s Blue Devil football game will be one for the ages. Davis flies under the radar no more, and a very, very good Franklin team — 6-0 and ranked second in the Sac-Joaquin Section — is lying in wait for its Delta Valley Conference rivals. When the two schools kick off at […]

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Oops. Davis can’t get offense untracked in 1-1 soccer tie

This one didn’t help things. After playing one of its more dominating games of the season on Tuesday, Davis High’s boys soccer team spit the bit on Thursday, allowing Franklin to carve out a 1-1 tie on a blustery afternoon at Yudin Field. The problem? Those rascally soccer gods were at it again … Despite […]

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