Luck won’t be with Colorado on Saturday

This week’s picks are as follows: STANFORD over COLORADO … the Buffs will be petitioning for emergency re-entry into the old Big 12 after Andrew Luck and his Cardinal teammates get done with them. NEBRASKA over OHIO STATE … the Cornhuskers, too, are looking for the safety and security of their warm and fuzzy home […]

October 07, 2011 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Calendar favors Aggies against Humboldt

Octoberfest. Rocktober. Halloween. October is a fun month. In recent history, it has also marked, in a way, the true start of the UC Davis football season. The Aggies have gone 1-3 to start each of the past four seasons — including this 2011 campaign — playing most of those games on the road and […]

October 07, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Welcome mat no longer out for DHS gridiron foes

The welcome mat is no longer out for football schools visiting Halden Field at Ron & Mary Brown Stadium. These Blue Devils have spunk — and a high-octane offense. Even casual observers can tell Davis High is getting better with each passing quarter. While Dante’s “All hope abandon ye who enter here” has yet to […]

October 07, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

NCAA Bizarro World

“Us do opposite of all Earthly things … Us love ugliness! Is big crime to make anything perfect! Us hate beauty … and fairness!” If you know your Superman, you know Bizarro, the leader of planet Htrae. Above is his credo. In the early 1960s, Superman and I were inseparable. When Bizarro World was introduced […]

October 07, 2011 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

These Blue Devils came late to Davis High

If you were with me yesterday, you know I plan to spend Saturday night with several hundred other folks who care deeply about Davis High for that school’s fourth annual Hall of Fame banquet put together by the hard-working folks at the Blue & White Foundation. You’ll also know that the caliber of Saturday’s six […]

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

MLB roundup: Cards put the Freese on Phillies to force Game 5

ST. LOUIS — Big swings by a slumping hitter, clutch innings by a journeyman pitcher. Suddenly, the St. Louis Cardinals are looking very dangerous. As for the Philadelphia Phillies? Things have turned downright squirrelly. David Freese, shut down by Phillies aces the first three games, became a hometown star on Wednesday. He homered, doubled and […]

October 06, 2011 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Youth roundup: DWPC girls make a splash in Speedo Cup League play

Playing in the first weekend of the recent Pacific Zone’s Fall Speedo Cup League, the Davis Water Polo Club’s girls eighth grade and under squad finished a strong 2-1 in intermediate division play at Marin College’s Indian Valley Campus. In their first match, the locals fell 10-4 to the San Ramon 680 Drivers. Despite the loss, […]

October 06, 2011 | Posted in Youth | Tagged ,

Youth soccer: Royal Arsenal shuts down two opponents

The Davis Royal Arsenal, a U14 boys soccer team, posted two shutout wins in league and State Cup play last weekend. Even playing short-handed due to injury and illness, the Royal Arsenal beat Cal Odyssey, 1-0, then Pajaro Valley, 2-0. Davis’ Pablo Guarnizo tallied the only goal against Cal Odyssey, after the Cal keeper dove to […]

October 06, 2011 | Posted in Youth | Tagged ,

Wiesenfarth wins it for UCD men’s soccer

SAN LUIS OBISPO — After the UC Davis men’s soccer team went scoreless in its Big West Conference-opening loss to Cal State Northridge , freshman Matt Wiesenfarth decided it was time for him to step up. The result has been two straight game-winning goals — most recently in a 1-0 victory at Cal Poly on […]

October 06, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Devils notch two blowouts wins in the pool

For a spectator watching Davis High water polo on Wednesday, the two varsity games must have blended together. Whether it was the Blue Devil boys or girls in Arroyo Pool against Monterey Trail, the fans were watching a blowout. After the local boys put a 15-0 bashing on the Mustangs, the DHS girls followed with […]

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

Sports briefs: DHS girls open DVC volleyball play with a bang

After negotiating through a tough preseason schedule, the Davis High girls volleyball team faces a new set of challenges as it begins Delta Valley Conference play. Whether the test comes from the talent of their opponent or the lack thereof is another matter. “This is what we have been preparing for the past month,” said first-year […]

October 06, 2011 | Posted in Adult Amateur | Tagged ,

Corning turned back in big DHS field hockey win

It was a big Eastern League field hockey outing when Corning visited Davis High on Wednesday. The Bobcats had beaten the Blue Devils, 2-0, on Sept. 7, so another loss to their Colusa County cousins and DHS could kiss goodbye any thoughts of a league crown. Dodging the rain drops, the Devils (6-3 in conference) […]

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

Youthful UCD swimmers are nonetheless talented

While the UC Davis women’s swim team will set its sights on a familiar goal over the course of its 2011-12 season, the path to it undoubtedly will be quite different. The Aggies’ pursuit of a second straight Mountain Pacific Sports Federation championship — and a third conference crown overall as they won the 2009-10 […]

October 06, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

This Devil hot rod is all revved up for DVC opener

All the tune-ups are complete. There are four new tires — sophomores Brenden MacDonald, Bailey Murray, C.K. Hicks and Winfred Roberson — on this sleek new blue-and-white vehicle. After cutting penalties in half during the past two games, this Davis High football hot rod seems to be street-legal. Despite not hitting on all 12 cylinders […]

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