Rose pulls away from Watney and the rest of the field at BMW

LEMONT, Ill. — It’s not quite the “fifth major” for Justin Rose, though it’s a big deal. He spent last week at the “J.R. Challenge,” named after himself and involving seven of his best friends from childhood who meet each year for a week of golf. They went to Long Island and settled for a […]

Williams lifts DHS to JV football win

Reeling from an ugly home loss to Sacramento last week, and on the verge of falling to 1-2 before its season even reaches the toughest stretches, the Davis High junior varsity football team needed a spark on Friday night. Quarterback Quinn Williams was that fire starter. Williams ran for two touchdowns, passed for another score […]

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Davis hand cyclist close to qualifying for paralympics

Only months after Davis’ Anjii Hanson mounted a hand cycle for the first time in her life, she sat down with a group of seasoned veterans of the sport and guaranteed them that she would compete in the 2012 London Paralympic Games. If Hanson can overtake Muffy Davis, the top hand cyclist in the H2 […]

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Big plays do in Davis in football loss to Wood

It was a growth spurt gone bad. Despite four touchdown passes from Shayne Reagan and a solid first-half performance, Davis High suffered through a fractured final 24 minutes, dropping a 33-26 nonleague football decision to visiting Will C. Wood on Friday at Ron & Mary Brown Stadium. The loss was the first for the Blue […]

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Young DHS girls play golf like veterans to top WHS

The new coach with an inexperienced team met one of Davis High’s oldest foes on Thursday. But from the moment their shoes touched the grass at Wildhorse Golf Course, the Blue Devils girls golf team looked like old pros. DHS shot a 243 to overtake visiting Woodland High, who recorded 252 strokes. However, the late […]

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Aggie football: don’t miss something special

What does a big, noisy home crowd do for the psyche of the Aggie football program? “It does everything,” promises UC Davis head coach Bob Biggs. “People in Davis don’t realize the opportunity they have to make this a really special venue because of our college-town uniqueness.” Biggs, whose Aggies just came back from a […]

Sports briefs: Blue Devils tame Wolves

At practice on Wednesday night, Davis High volleyball coach Julie Crawford asked her girls who they thought was their rival. When they replied that it was Woodland, Crawford told them “then you should be pumped up on Thursday.” When Thursday came, the Blue Devils struggled a bit on offensive, but their desire to beat the […]

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Rose takes the lead at BMW, leads Watney by 8

LEMONT, Ill. — Feeling as though he had nothing to lose, Justin Rose put himself in position for a big gain with his best round of the year on Thursday in the BMW championship. Rose made birdie on half of his holes at Cog Hill, a tough course that played even longer in chilly conditions, […]

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Devils not about to let Wood’s 0-2 record fool them

Will C. Wood High is 0-2. It fields a first-year quarterback and will start a gimpy tailback — if he plays at all. But the Blue Devils know wounded animals are the most dangerous. And, remember, Friday’s visitors are Wildcats. “This is another good team. We don’t care about their record,” second-year DHS head coach […]

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A Devil of an onslaught sinks visiting Vintage, 4-1

Regardless of the sport, coaches urge their players to end the first half strong and start the second half on fire. On Thursday at Yudin Field, the Davis High boys scored four goals in the space of 11 minutes — two on each side of the break — to swamp visiting Vintage, 4-1. What was […]

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Aggies switch roles to favorite in Week 3

After two weeks of going on the road to play the role of underdog, most notably against Football Bowl Subdivision Arizona State and then at No. 4 Montana State, Saturday it’s the UC Davis football team’s turn to play ungracious host. For nonscholarship Football Championship Subdivision San Diego, the matchup with the Aggies (0-2) is […]

This week, college football saves the best for last

This week’s picks are as follows: STANFORD over ARIZONA … this may end up being the best game of the weekend. With a late Saturday night start, it’ll easily be the last game of the weekend. A tough early test for the Cardinal, with two of the nation’s best quarterbacks displaying their wares. Fortunately, one […]

River Cats’ road woes continue in Game 2

Sacramento may just be letting these games get away at this point, knowing its best chance to win this postseason is at Raley Field. The River Cats went down 2-0 for the second straight playoff series as they dropped Game 2 of the PCL Championships, 15-4 at Omaha on Wednesday. The series now shifts back […]

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Youth roundup: Bad Blues make good at softball event

Despite practicing together five times before the Labor Day tournament, the Davis Bad Blues, a 10U fall softball team, went 2-3 at Lollapalooza. The locals got contributions from every player on the team during the three-day event. Grace Harrison was 4-for-8 with three walks, two doubles and six stolen bases, while also pitching five solid […]