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 […]

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

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 […]

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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. […]

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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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Fabulous finale for JV Devils

An up-and-down season for the Davis High junior varsity football team clearly ended in the up position on Friday at Ron & Mary Brown Stadium. The Blue Devils (3-6) improved to 1-4 in the Delta Valley Conference by cruising past Monterey Trail, 28-6, in their season finale. DHS spread out its scoring, with touchdowns on […]

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Sports briefs: DHS basketball tryouts start Monday

Tryouts for Davis High boys basketball begin this week as varsity hopefuls meet Monday from 4 to 6 p.m. in the North Gym. JV and freshman team tryouts will follow from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Players must have a completed sports physical packet signed by a doctor to be eligible to participate. For more information, […]

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FCS roundup: Portland State tops Sac State

PORTLAND, Ore. — Connor Kavanaugh passed for a touchdown and ran for a touchdown to lead Portland State to a 29-20 victory over Sacramento State on Saturday. Kavanaugh’s 28-yard rushing touchdown late in the third quarter gave Portland State (6-3, 4-2 Big Sky) a 26-14 lead. Kavanagh finished with 271 yards passing and 89 rushing. […]

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UCD roundup: Aggie men eclipse century mark in basketball opener

Junior guard Ryan Sypkens had six 3-pointers and scored a game-high 30 points — 19 of them as UC Davis opened a 25-point halftime lead — to propel the UCD men’s basketball team to a 108-63 exhibition win over Menlo College on Friday night at The Pavilion. It was the only exhibition game on the […]

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Davis boys soccer adds to its arsenal

Just what every other school in the Sac-Joaquin Section soccer playoffs wanted to hear… Davis High has another scoring threat. In an efficient 5-0 first-round victory Thursday night over visiting Sheldon, the Blue Devils got two goals from mainstay Tom Nolan and two second-half tallies from David Villegas — a freshman who was just called […]

November 04, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

UCD roundup: Irvine edges Aggie women in Big West tourney

Amanda Hardeman scored in the 64th minute on Thursday night for the match’s only goal as top-seeded UC Irvine downed fourth-seeded UC Davis, 1-0, in a Big West Women’s Soccer Tournament semifinal match at Anteater Stadium. The loss ends a season that saw the Aggies (11-7-1) go 4-3-1 in the Big West to earn their first […]

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That dessert looked good, but it’s just as well

For the second straight year, the Amgen Tour of California is missing Davis. It wasn’t for lack of trying as the Davis folks again put our city’s best foot forward — but organizers of the nation’s top cycling road race decided Santa Rosa would be the kickoff on May 13. Not having the Tour is […]

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