Devils tough football slate continues against Elk Grove

ELK GROVE — It wasn’t a surprise to Davis High football players that charting a course through the rugged Delta Valley Conference wouldn’t be easy. They just didn’t expect this world to be flat. With two games remaining in their season, the Blue Devils find little solace Friday night when they journey forth to meet […]

October 28, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Klavins and Miller win an all-Devil DVC doubles final

By dominating the early rounds of Thursday’s Delta Valley Conference doubles tournament, the Davis High girls made the semifinal and final rounds seem like a Blue Devil team get-together. All three DHS duos made the semifinals before top-seeded Anna Klavins and Caron Miller topped teammates Ceci Cajandig and Megan Williams, 6-7 (4-7), 6-1, (10-4) in […]

October 28, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Early flurry is the difference as Rio edges DHS boys at Arroyo

Playing a boys water polo team that Davis High coach Tracy Stapleton thinks is the best in the section regardless of division — D-II Rio Americano — the Blue Devils held their own in a 14-11 loss Thursday at Arroyo Pool. After falling down 3-0 in the opening minutes, the teams quite literally played even […]

October 28, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Aggies run into Cedar City on Saturday

It’s one thing for head coach Bob Biggs to tell the media that UC Davis’ offensive line is really starting to play well. It’s another for Southern Utah coach Ed Lamb to mention that the first thing he noticed while watching film to prepare for Saturday’s matchup was the improved play of the Aggie line. […]

October 28, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Five plays from a banner DHS season

When Brown Construction had the old Halden Field grass torn up in anticipation of remodeling the whole Davis High stadium, I snuck onto the site late one night. I pondered what might be. I remember the full moon. October of 2009. So quiet. So many possibilities. Then, looking around, a glint caught my eye. There! […]

October 28, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Look for a winning weekend from Bay Area teams

This week’s picks are as follows: CAL over UCLA … the Bears have their swagger back after an overwhelming rout of struggling Utah. Especially impressive was the Cal defense, which is nothing but bad news for the Bruins. STANFORD over USC … the Cardinal finally faced a ranked opponent and responded with a 65-point outburst […]

October 28, 2011 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Senior Night a success for Blue Devil girls

The game plan for Senior Night is the same no matter the sport: play hard, play well and send the graduating class out with a happy memory. The Davis High girls water polo team executed this strategy to perfection on Wednesday, shutting down a decent Oak Ridge squad, 14-0, in the final game at Arroyo […]

October 27, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Youth roundup: DHS club roller hockey season begins

Davis High’s club roller hockey varsity team picked up one win over Livermore as it competed in the first tournament of the season on Saturday in Antioch. After a season-opening 3-1 loss to Sonora, with Bobby Griffith scoring the lone Davis goal, the locals got five goals by Bryan Saicheur and two more from Teddy […]

October 27, 2011 | Posted in Youth | Tagged ,

UCD roundup: Aggie men fall in Santa Barbara

Dan Reese put away a shot from 15 yards out in the 63rd minute to get the UC Davis men’s soccer team back to within one goal, but Luis Silva’s goal in the 76th minute sealed UC Santa Barbara’s 3-1 win home on Wednesday. The Aggies (7-7-2, 5-3 Big West) saw a three-game winning streak […]

October 27, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

DHS boys hold off late-charging Oak Ridge

When the Greeks hid in the Trojan horse, they waited until the last possible moment to emerge and start wreaking havoc on the city. The Oak Ridge Trojans tried to do the same thing on Wednesday against Davis High’s boys water polo teams, and were nearly successful. But unlike the Greeks, Oak Ridge waited too […]

October 27, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Mustangs put DHS volleyballers in must-win situation

After losing at Monterey Trail on Wednesday in a match that was close despite finishing in three games, the Davis High girls volleyball team’s path to the postseason is clear. The Blue Devils must win their last two games — Halloween night at home against Elk Grove (6 p.m.) and next Wednesday at Franklin, the […]

October 27, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Improving Diamonds outdo themselves in Oroville

Sonia Sutton, Alissa Casillas, Lily Heilmann, Colleen Peterson, Clara Riggle and Kadence Waggoner each won at least one event and every Davis Diamonds gymnast improved her scores as the locals competed at the Junior Olympic-sanctioned Halloween Jamboree on Saturday and Sunday. The Davis gymnasts were the best team in Level 5 and took third place […]

October 27, 2011 | Posted in Youth | Tagged ,

Blue Devils hope to rule the field-hockey roost

It’s been a heckuva ride. Initially, the field hockey team at Davis High looked like the sure Eastern Athletic League champion. After the Blue Devils dominated a season-opening jamboree, confidence was soaring. Then came a shaky conference start, followed by a loss to visiting Archibishop Mitty on Sept. 17. Sputtering through the rest of the […]

October 27, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Youth softball: Smurfs go to the Extreme to sweep a doubleheader

The Davis Smurf Extreme, a Davis Youth Softball Association fall ball 10U team, used suberb all-around play to win both games of a Sunday doubleheader against Placerville. Pitching and defense shined for the locals in a 9-7 win in the opener before the Davis bats led the way to a 20-19 victory in Game 2. […]

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