Napa no match for Devil girls’ goal onslaught

Suddenly Wednesday night, the sky opened and those ol’ Blue Devil soccer girls rained down all three of their goals in a 3:42 span, en route to a 3-0 nonleague home win over a solid Napa High squad. “The second half was a good indication of where I want this team to go,” said first-year […]

March 01, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Youth roundup: Whalen has a whale of a meet for Diamonds

In one of the best performances of her entire career, Davis Diamonds gymnast Irene Whalen won silver medals on bars, beam and in the all-around, as well as the vault bronze during the showcase Level 9 and 10 session on Saturday at the Junior Olympics Spirit of the Flame Challenge. The Diamonds had several other […]

March 01, 2012 | Posted in Youth | Tagged ,

Sports briefs: Another day, another win for DHS volleyball

The Davis High boys volleyball still hasn’t dropped a game this season as it won its second three-set match in as many days on Wednesday against Yuba City. In the 25-15, 25-14, 25-12 home victory, the Blue Devils (2-0) used their arms and their heads to excel in third ball situations. “Our third ball was […]

March 01, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Youth basketball: Wildcats see red in win over Gladiator

The Davis Hoops Wildcats’ seventh-grade Red boys basketball team competed in a one-day tournament at Sac Area Sports and finished 1-2. The Wildcats opened with a back-and-forth matchup against RP Select, eventually falling 49-46. Davis was paced by Isaiah Randle (13 points, four steals and two rebounds), while Dakarai Hughes added 10 points, Wellington Balsley […]

March 01, 2012 | Posted in Youth | Tagged ,

We have splashdown as DHS boys eye swim crown

* Editor’s note: This is the ninth in a 13-part series previewing Davis High’s spring sports. Should Davis High’s boys swimmers start hitting pool walls before the rest of their 2012 competition, it could mean the beginning of another big run for the Blue Devils. They are 40 strong but include only five seniors. Fourteen of […]

March 01, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Youth soccer: Davis has its game in order against Mt. Diablo

The Davis Order of the Phoenix, a U19 girls soccer team, avenged a loss from a week earlier with a 3-0 win over Mount Diablo on Saturday in Concord. Davis’ Lisa Bell scored the first two goals, both set up by passes from Emily Barber, who scored the team’s third goal on a late penalty […]

March 01, 2012 | Posted in Youth | Tagged ,

DHS boys stick it to Oak Ridge

Remembering a defeat last season at the hands of the Trojans, it wasn’t hard for the Davis High boys lacrosse team to get motivated for Tuesday’s season opener at Oak Ridge. And a motivated Blue Devil squad apparently is a dangerous one in 2012, as DHS handled its host, 14-7. “We came with intensity and a mind-set […]

March 01, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

UCD men’s track and field squad has mix of experience and youth

Thanks to a mild winter, the UC Davis men’s track and field squad has been able to get in a lot of work to prepare for the 2012 season. However, all the time together at the track has the Aggies eager to test their legs and arms against actual opponents. “We’ve gotten a lot of […]

March 01, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Dempsey leads U.S. men past Italy

GENOA, Italy — The United States stunned Italy 1-0 on Wednesday as Clint Dempsey’s second-half goal gave the Americans their first ever victory over the Azzurri in 11 meetings. Dempsey became only the fourth American to score against Italy when he fired past Gianluigi Buffon in the 55th minute, and the U.S. clung on for […]

March 01, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Sharks shut down the high-scoring Flyers

SAN JOSE — After struggling to stop anybody during a grueling nine-game road trip, Antti Niemi and the San Jose Sharks stopped everything against the NHL’s most prolific offense. Ryane Clowe scored the lone goal early in the first period, and Niemi made it stand up with 26 saves for his fifth shutout as the […]

February 29, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Kings ride arena momentum to a victory

SACRAMENTO — The Kings not only have a future in Sacramento, it appears they have discovered their future point guard as well in rookie Isaiah Thomas. The hustling Thomas sparked a second-half surge and DeMarcus Cousins had 22 points and 18 rebounds for the Kings, who celebrated a possible new arena deal with a 103-96 […]

February 29, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Mishra, Dutta get wins but Blue Devil boys drop opener

The Davis High boys don’t like losing tennis matches. But with a Delta Valley Conference schedule that doesn’t provide much of a challenge, the Blue Devils are forced to schedule nonleague opponents who will. Sometimes, like in Tuesday’s season opener, that means suffering losses for the greater good. DHS got singles wins from No. 5 […]

February 29, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Aggies hang tough against No. 1 Stanford

STANFORD — The UC Davis baseball squad is off to a strong start to the season, but it wasn’t the hottest team on Klein Field at Sunken Diamond on Tuesday. That honor goes to Stanford, the top-ranked team in the country, which defeated the Aggies, 5-1, to improve to 8-0 on the year. Ryan Allgrove […]

February 29, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Racquets everywhere as DHS badminton starts

* Editor’s note: This is the eighth in a 13-part series previewing Davis High’s spring sports. Who knew? With more than 50 players at tryouts three weeks ago, it seemed like everybody at Davis High was walking about campus with a racquet in their hands. Tennis? Hardly … This is badminton. And as the season begins […]

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