Devils run away with DVC cross country titles

It was a clean sweep on Saturday as the Davis High cross country team took first place in the boys and girls races at the Delta Valley Conference Championship. In addition to winning the league titles, the Blue Devils got a chance to run on the same course — Willow Hill in Folsom — on […]

October 30, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

DHS JV starts strong in loss

Sometimes it’s not how well a football team plays for a half, or even three quarters, but how it finishes. The Davis High junior varsity team found this out the hard way on Friday, after it appeared to ice the game at 24-7 on a six-yard rushing touchdown by quarterback Quinn Williams with 11:36 left […]

October 30, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Busy cycling weekend surrounds Hall induction ceremony

While the weekend focus is on the four inductees to the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame, Saturday features a couple of auxiliary events for enthusiasts of the sport/pastime. Institution President Joe Herget says “(a) panel discussion will feature 10 great American cyclists who will discuss what racing life was like as a competitive cyclist during […]

October 30, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Four cycling legends set four Hall of Fame induction

From the man who created the mountain-biking craze in America to a legend of the roaring ’20s when track cycling was in its heyday, the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame welcomes four more inductees Saturday in a ceremony at UC Davis’ Freeborn Hall. The Class of 2011 features off-road competitor Ruthie Matthes, modern racer Marty […]

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Sharks’ streak reaches five with OT win

UNIONDALE, N.Y. — San Jose coach Todd McLellan was happy enough to laugh about the winning goal, even if it didn’t come on the play he designed. Brent Burns scored a power-play goal 1:07 into overtime to give the surging Sharks a 3-2 victory over the New York Islanders on Saturday night. “We were talking […]

October 30, 2011 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Blue Devils don’t go easily against the Herd

On paper, Davis High’s football game at Elk Grove on Friday night amounted to just another mark in the loss column. But considering the fact that the Blue Devils went into the road matchup against the third-ranked team in Northern California riddled by injuries, and kept the game close before losing 35-18, the effort holds […]

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Turnovers, lack of offense, betray Aggies in Utah

CEDAR CITY, Utah — Oh, those turnovers! For the second straight game, UC Davis played fast and loose with the football in a 34-3 Great West Conference loss to nemesis Southern Utah on Saturday. The Thunderbirds have won three in row against the Aggies (2-6, 0-2), outscoring the locals 145- 59 in those games. And […]

October 30, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Texas can’t hold ’em; Game 7 in the Cards

ST. LOUIS — Twice down to their last strike, the St. Louis Cardinals kept rallying to win one of baseball’s greatest thrillers. David Freese completed a startling night of comebacks with a home run leading off the bottom of the 11th inning to beat Texas 10-9 on Thursday, and suddenly fans all over got something […]

October 28, 2011 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Gross — is how opponents feel when this Devil takes the field

Ryan Gross will be the first to tell you: Davis High’s soccer juggernaut is a team effort. The brilliant senior midfielder says any number of players can get the job done — and they often do. Even after a 3-1 loss to Franklin on Thursday — with Tom Nolan contributing the only goal — the […]

October 28, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Devils tough football slate continues against Elk Grove

ELK GROVE — It wasn’t a surprise to Davis High football players that charting a course through the rugged Delta Valley Conference wouldn’t be easy. They just didn’t expect this world to be flat. With two games remaining in their season, the Blue Devils find little solace Friday night when they journey forth to meet […]

October 28, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Klavins and Miller win an all-Devil DVC doubles final

By dominating the early rounds of Thursday’s Delta Valley Conference doubles tournament, the Davis High girls made the semifinal and final rounds seem like a Blue Devil team get-together. All three DHS duos made the semifinals before top-seeded Anna Klavins and Caron Miller topped teammates Ceci Cajandig and Megan Williams, 6-7 (4-7), 6-1, (10-4) in […]

October 28, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Early flurry is the difference as Rio edges DHS boys at Arroyo

Playing a boys water polo team that Davis High coach Tracy Stapleton thinks is the best in the section regardless of division — D-II Rio Americano — the Blue Devils held their own in a 14-11 loss Thursday at Arroyo Pool. After falling down 3-0 in the opening minutes, the teams quite literally played even […]

October 28, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Aggies run into Cedar City on Saturday

It’s one thing for head coach Bob Biggs to tell the media that UC Davis’ offensive line is really starting to play well. It’s another for Southern Utah coach Ed Lamb to mention that the first thing he noticed while watching film to prepare for Saturday’s matchup was the improved play of the Aggie line. […]

October 28, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Five plays from a banner DHS season

When Brown Construction had the old Halden Field grass torn up in anticipation of remodeling the whole Davis High stadium, I snuck onto the site late one night. I pondered what might be. I remember the full moon. October of 2009. So quiet. So many possibilities. Then, looking around, a glint caught my eye. There! […]

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