White-squad teams go undefeated in Davis

Jack Edwards ran for three touchdowns and Willie Hall connected with Gabi Fong for another score as the Davis Midget White shut out McClatchy, 28-0, in league action Saturday on Halden Field at Brown & Mary Brown Stadium. The victory avenges a 34-22 loss to this same Lion team in both team’s non-league season opener. […]

October 11, 2011 | Posted in Youth | Tagged ,

Junior Blue Devil Blue squads hold their own in Rosemont

ROSEMONT — The Davis Midget Blue team put together its best game of the year and dominated the Rosemont Wolverines, 30-13, thanks in part to three touchdowns from Cole Morse. The victory means the locals stay unbeaten and are in a first-place tie with Pleasant Grove. The Eagle and Devils face off next Saturday in […]

October 11, 2011 | Posted in Youth | Tagged ,

Rangers wash out Tigers in Game 1

ARLINGTON, Texas — After the rain, the Texas Rangers opened the AL championship series by beating Justin Verlander once again. Nelson Cruz broke a postseason slump with a home run that helped boost the Rangers over the Tigers, 3-2, on Saturday night as rain followed the Detroit ace and caused nearly two hours of delays. […]

October 09, 2011 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Sports briefs: DHS cross country boys get win, taste of state meet course

The Davis High boys cross country team placed first at the Clovis Invitational at Woodward Park in Fresno on Saturday, a race that took place on the very same course that will host November’s CIF state meet. Only 15 seconds separated the Blue Devil boys’ No. 2 through No. 5 runners, powering them to the team […]

October 09, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

UCD roundup: Aggies sweep past Matadors

Redshirt sophomore Devon Damelio provided 10 kills and two aces while outside hitters Allison Whitson and Valerie Brain combined for 21 kills, helping UC Davis complete a 25-19, 26-25, 25-23 sweep of Cal State Northridge in Big West Conference women’s volleyball action at Upper Hickey Gym on Saturday night. The Aggies improved to 18-3 overall […]

October 09, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Lumberjacks cut down Aggies

Sometimes when a game is close, it appears to be decided with a break or a bounce here or there on one of the final plays. But coaches and players will usually tell you that a loss — especially an upset like the one the UC Davis football suffered on Saturday at Aggie Stadium against […]

October 09, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

UCD men’s soccer edged by Santa Barbara in overtime

The UC Davis men’s soccer team dropped a close tilt to Big West Conference foe UC Santa Barbara 2-1 in overtime on Saturday at Aggie Soccer Field. Freshman Matt Wiesenfarth scored for the second straight game to even the score at one in the 31st minute, but the Gauchos found the back of the net […]

October 09, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Raiders owner, NFL pioneer Al Davis dies

OAKLAND — Al Davis was remembered Saturday as the AFL commissioner who helped lead the merger with the NFL that changed professional football forever. He was praised as the trendsetting owner of the Oakland Raiders, who broke racial and gender barriers while winning three Super Bowl titles and preaching his mantra of “Just win, baby!” […]

October 09, 2011 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Devils’ league opener goes south in second half

On a night Davis High football fans hoped for a watershed game, by the time Friday’s final whistle blew, it felt more like a Waterloo game. After a 62-21 shellacking at the hands of visiting No. 12 Franklin, Blue Devil coach Steve Smyte didn’t mince words: “I was extremely, extremely disappointed in our performance. Frankly, […]

October 09, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Wildcats maul Blue Devil JV squad

When opening night of the 2011 Delta Valley Conference regular season was finally over, the Davis High junior varsity football team was a little shell-shocked. The Blue Devils were soundly routed, 44-13, by Franklin on Friday at Ron & Mary Brown Stadium, surrendering 531 total offensive yards along the way. DHS’ only scores came on […]

October 09, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Foxy’s Fall Century is a ride through California history

Join the fun What: Foxy’s Fall Century, attracting more than 1,000 riders on three courses of 31, 62 and 100 miles When: Saturday, Oct. 15 Where: Start/finish at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St. Info: All riders must pre-register; go online here By Scott Alumbaugh Foxy’s Fall Century is an annual event hosted by […]

October 09, 2011 | Posted in Adult Amateur | Tagged ,

Sports briefs: Raya is on fire as Devils top Elk Grove

Sometimes it seems like an embarrassment of riches for the Davis High boys soccer team. Talented throughout the lineup — and with new seasoned athletes joining each year from JV and club teams — the Blue Devils always seem to have a number of players who can produce. On a muddy pitch at Elk Grove, […]

October 07, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Strong swimming start for UCD

Talk about starting the season off right. The UC Davis women’s swimming and diving team won the first nine events on Thursday, and 11 out of 16 overall, to cruise to a 180-106 win over Pacific in a dual meet at the Schaal Aquatics Center. The meet was the season opener and start of the […]

October 07, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

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 ,