UCD football players honored with weekly awards

After UC Davis stunned Cal Poly by handing the Mustangs their first Great West loss of the season on Saturday, the conference recognized two Aggies in its weekly awards and College Sports Madness acknowledged a third. UCD quarterback Randy Wright was named the Great West Offensive Player of the Week for his performance in the […]

November 08, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Sports briefs: DHS boys soccer playoff game set for 7 p.m.

The next obstacle on Davis High’s course toward the Sac-Joaquin Section boys soccer championship game is Pleasant Grove in a contest scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday at Yudin Field. The Blue Devils and Eagles will square off for a spot in the section semifinals on Thursday. DHS defeated Sheldon, 5-0, last week in its playoff […]

November 08, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

UCD hopes to build on successful 2010-11 women’s hoops campaign

Even with 10 players returning from a squad that advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in school history, the UC Davis women’s basketball team is not resting on its laurels. Under first-year head coach Jennifer Gross, the Aggies are hungry for more success. “The cool thing is when I met with each […]

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Junior Blue Devils perfect on Championship Saturday

They’re watching … Yard by yard, the fortunes of local football are changing for the better. Buoyed by the championship success Saturday of three Davis Junior Blue Devil teams, Davis High head coach Steve Smyte sent some words of praise to the little Devils. “That’s a nice group coming our way,” the second-year varsity coach […]

November 08, 2011 | Posted in Youth | Tagged ,

UCD roundup: Aggies race well in Doc Adams

The UC Davis men’s and women’s cross country teams turned in solid efforts at their own Doc Adams Open on Saturday at the Putah Creek Reserve Course. Sarah Tusting was the top Aggie finisher as she placed fifth overall in the women’s 6-kilometer race in 21:21.9. She was followed by Nicole Aha, who was 14th […]

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UCD’s preparation for Poly pays off

The annual matchup with Cal Poly — dubbed the Battle for the Golden Horseshoe — is not just another game for the UC Davis football team. The matchup features two schools that are close to each other geographically and not too far apart in terms of athletics and academics, and because of this, the Aggies […]

November 06, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Aggies gallop past Mustangs to win Golden Horseshoe

Despite a few changes in the cast, the 2011 Battle for the Golden Horseshoe was looking like a repeat of last year’s critically acclaimed performance during the first two acts, right down to the identical halftime scores. The home team’s offense started quickly to build a lead, then its defense took over to send the […]

November 06, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

DHS girls water polo cruises to second round of playoffs

Twelve different players scored as the Davis High girls water polo team defeated Bear Creek 18-3 in the opening round of the Sac-Joaquin Section championship Friday at Tokay High in Modesto. “Our starters came out strong,” DHS coach Doug Wright said. “I got to play everybody, and our bench did really well. It’s something we’re […]

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DHS boys polo crushes Bear Creak in section opener

There is no mercy rule in high school water polo, otherwise Bear Creek would have been crying “uncle” after its first-quarter pummeling by the Davis High boys team in Saturday’s first round of the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs in Modesto. The Blue Devils jumped out to 10-0 first-quarter lead and stretched it to 14-0 at the […]

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DHS cross country on cruise control at Sac-Joaquin Subsection meet

“Run just fast enough to qualify” was the mantra of the best teams at the Sac-Joaquin Subsection cross country meet contested Saturday at the Calaveras Country Fairgrounds in Angels Camp. Davis High varsity harriers did just that. The boys, despite running at less than full throttle, easily finished first in team scoring, while the girls […]

November 06, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Kaelen Arreola-Bittner Cowgirls AYSO regional tournament photo

More than 60 local AYSO boys and girls teams are playing 150 games in a jamboree (U9 and U10 teams) and a regional tournament, which began Saturday and runs through next weekend on fields throughout Davis. The U12 and older teams are in the regional tournament to decide which squads move on to the area tourney, which begins Nov. 19.

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Same valiant story as Blue Devil gridiron season ends

It was the same, valiant tale on Friday night at Ron & Mary Brown Stadium. The undermanned, young Blue Devils — all 24 of them — battled deep into the game with Monterey Trail before falling, 27-14, in the season finale for both schools. “This was another building block,” DHS head coach Steve Smyte promised. […]

November 06, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

DHS football program members honored

A decade from now, should the Blue Devil football program rise from these challenging times, the 10 graduating Davis High players will look back on 2011 proudly. Were the 10 seniors a foundation for better days ahead? “Oh, definitely,” three-sport Devil Kris Mackewicz offers. “I know all of us put in a really strong effort. […]

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What would Devil football be without Brian Reioux?

He’s a fan. The guy also can be a psychologist, adviser or friend. Ask Blue Devil head coach Steve Smyte, and he’ll tell you that his sideline sidekick can also be a defensive coordinator or fortune teller. Sometimes he’s a faith healer. So who is this guy? Leonardo da Vinci Jr.? A descendant of Albert […]

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