DHS edged by nationally ranked squad after beating Armijo

Every other year, the nationally ranked Gulliver Prep softball squad ventures West to square off against various California high school teams. This year, the eighth-ranked Florida squad landed in Northern California for a four-game tour of the Sacramento Valley. The Raiders landed at 1 a.m. Thursday morning and fell to No. 22 Woodcreek of Roseville […]

March 11, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Honk if you love runs; Davis scores eight, wins

YUBA CITY — The yesteryear setting of Winship Field in this entertainment-starved agricultural town reminds fans of the way baseball used to be. On Friday night, Davis High coach Dan Ariola’s troops hoped to make the assembled Blue Devil faithful forget how this traditional series had been going. Not since March 4, 2006, when DHS […]

March 10, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Devil girls bang out hard-fought win at Rocklin, 2-1

ROCKLIN — One thing is for sure: new Davis High girls soccer coach Sara Stone is not one to shy from scheduling tough opponents. Having already taken on Stockton powerhouse St. Mary’s and Division II section champ Granite Bay this season, the Blue Devils traveled east and beat heavyweight Rocklin, 2-1, on Friday. The Thunder […]

March 10, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Aquadarts step in to keep Community Pool afloat

Community Pool has been thrown a life preserver of sorts as the Davis Aquadarts and city of Davis officials have reached agreement to reopen the facility for three warm-weather months, starting May 15. In an initial round of far-reaching budget cuts, the facility was shut down last fall by city officials. While there are no […]

March 11, 2012 | Posted in Adult Amateur | Tagged ,

Devils blast away at Stagg in 8-0 soccer win

It was like watching golfers drive balls on the practice range. Burying visiting Stagg High of Stockton, 8-0, Davis High used a look-see host of combinations to launch 45 shots in the nonleague girls soccer outing. Playing before an enthusiastic — but chilled — crowd of almost 200 on Thursday night, the Blue Devils put […]

March 09, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Long Beach ends UCD’s hoops season

Senior Eddie Miller tried his best to prevent Thursday from being his final game in an UC Davis men’s basketball uniform. Miller scored a team-high 17 points to lead the eighth-seeded Aggies during in the Big West Tournament quarterfinals, but top-seeded Long Beach State countered with a balanced scoring attack to win 80-46 at Honda Center. […]

March 09, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Devils dominate the net in volleyball win

An undersized — albeit scrappy — McClatchy team was no match for the intimidating frontcourt of the Davis High boys volleyball team on Thursday night at The Cage. Led by Sam Manderfield, Michael Johnson and Dan Bonetti, the Blue Devils overwhelmed the Lions up front and captured a 3-0 victory. McClatchy struggled to get the […]

March 09, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Sports briefs: Three locals honored for academics

Two UC Davis athletes and Molly Pon, a Davis High graduate who plays volleyball for Cal Poly, were honored on Thursday as Big West Scholar-Athletes of the Year. For the Aggies, Sarah Sumpter represents the women’s cross country and track teams, and Mustafa Chopan is a member of the men’s soccer team. The trio were […]

March 09, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

My, how a column missed the future of local baseball

Every so often, sports writers like to voice their opinions. (OK. All the time, sports writers like to voice their opinions) Once such moment in The Enterprise came on Nov. 5, 1995. Dan Ariola had been named varsity baseball coach at Davis High and then-sports editor Marek Warszawski, in his column, told the new Blue […]

March 09, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Watney is one better than Woods and five shots out at Doral

DORAL, Fla. — Playing only his sixth round of the year, Adam Scott faced a strong test Thursday at Doral and never looked better. In fierce and relentless wind on the TPC Blue Monster at Doral, Scott kept the ball in play and then hung on for dear life for a 6-under 66 that gave […]

March 09, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

DHS tracksters take first meeting with Jesuit, St. Francis

The big track and field guns were out en masse at Ron & Mary Brown Stadium on Wednesday as Davis High hosted St. Francis and Jesuit in a tri-meet on that ran into mid-evening. When the starting guns fell silent, it was the Blue Devils counting victories over both visitors — along the way sporting […]

March 08, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Even coach surprised with ease of DHS tennis win

When the Davis High boys tennis schedule was released last month, Blue Devil net fans had Wednesday, March 7, circled. Defending Sac-Joaquin Section Division II champion Granite Bay was coming to town, and it was to be a good test for the locals. Not! “I’m surprised we did so well in the higher singles,” DHS […]

March 08, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Youth roundup: Long takes Gold at Champions

Davis Diamonds gymnast Patrick Long, a 16-year-old Davis High sophomore, claimed three titles at the Champions Invitational held in Morgan Hill last Saturday. The level 9 performer swung a mean parallel bars set to score a personal-best 13.2 and win the event, then continued his aggressive effort on both the floor (13.0) and vault (13.1) to […]

March 08, 2012 | Posted in Youth | Tagged ,

Youth soccer: Ricochet rolls over Pleasant Hill

The Davis Ricochet, a U16 girls soccer team, pushed past Pleasant Hill, 5-0, last weekend on the road. Emmanuelle Cordier started the local scoring when she put the ball into the corner of the goal off a pass from Maggie McManis. In the second half, Ju-a Son assisted on three Davis goals, which were put […]

March 08, 2012 | Posted in Youth | Tagged ,