Sports briefs: Three locals honored for academics

Two UC Davis athletes and Molly Pon, a Davis High graduate who plays volleyball for Cal Poly, were honored on Thursday as Big West Scholar-Athletes of the Year. For the Aggies, Sarah Sumpter represents the women’s cross country and track teams, and Mustafa Chopan is a member of the men’s soccer team. The trio were […]

March 09, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

My, how a column missed the future of local baseball

Every so often, sports writers like to voice their opinions. (OK. All the time, sports writers like to voice their opinions) Once such moment in The Enterprise came on Nov. 5, 1995. Dan Ariola had been named varsity baseball coach at Davis High and then-sports editor Marek Warszawski, in his column, told the new Blue […]

March 09, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Watney is one better than Woods and five shots out at Doral

DORAL, Fla. — Playing only his sixth round of the year, Adam Scott faced a strong test Thursday at Doral and never looked better. In fierce and relentless wind on the TPC Blue Monster at Doral, Scott kept the ball in play and then hung on for dear life for a 6-under 66 that gave […]

March 09, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

DHS tracksters take first meeting with Jesuit, St. Francis

The big track and field guns were out en masse at Ron & Mary Brown Stadium on Wednesday as Davis High hosted St. Francis and Jesuit in a tri-meet on that ran into mid-evening. When the starting guns fell silent, it was the Blue Devils counting victories over both visitors — along the way sporting […]

March 08, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Even coach surprised with ease of DHS tennis win

When the Davis High boys tennis schedule was released last month, Blue Devil net fans had Wednesday, March 7, circled. Defending Sac-Joaquin Section Division II champion Granite Bay was coming to town, and it was to be a good test for the locals. Not! “I’m surprised we did so well in the higher singles,” DHS […]

March 08, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Youth roundup: Long takes Gold at Champions

Davis Diamonds gymnast Patrick Long, a 16-year-old Davis High sophomore, claimed three titles at the Champions Invitational held in Morgan Hill last Saturday. The level 9 performer swung a mean parallel bars set to score a personal-best 13.2 and win the event, then continued his aggressive effort on both the floor (13.0) and vault (13.1) to […]

March 08, 2012 | Posted in Youth | Tagged ,

Youth soccer: Ricochet rolls over Pleasant Hill

The Davis Ricochet, a U16 girls soccer team, pushed past Pleasant Hill, 5-0, last weekend on the road. Emmanuelle Cordier started the local scoring when she put the ball into the corner of the goal off a pass from Maggie McManis. In the second half, Ju-a Son assisted on three Davis goals, which were put […]

March 08, 2012 | Posted in Youth | Tagged ,

Sports briefs: Devils cruise over Cards in the pool

The Davis High boys didn’t go 1-2-3 in every swimming event on Wednesday at Wackford Pool in Elk Grove, but they came darn close. The Blue Devils had the first-place finisher in 10 of 11 races — including all three relays — and outscored Laguna Creek, 119-50, to cruise to victory. Adam Raabe and Connor […]

March 08, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Blue Devils whiff in Vacaville

Davis High had two plays in the field that hurt on Wednesday at Vacaville, but the Blue Devils evened those out with a pair of double plays. But at the plate, four hits were not enough to balance out 10 strikeouts, and the result was a 4-3 road loss to the Bulldogs. “What hurt us […]

March 08, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

DHS softball survives at River City

After six innings of softball on Wednesday at River City High, Davis and its hosts were all square. But going into the final frame, Blue Devil coach Art Guerra was feeling good. “We had our top of the order against their top of the order,” the first-year mentor said. “I’ll put our top of the […]

March 08, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Youth basketball: Wildcats U14 Red wins Rocklin tourney

The Davis Hoops Wildcats’ U14 boys Red basketball team earned first place in its bracket at the March Madness tournament in Rocklin last weekend. First, the Wildcats defeated the Rocktown Ballers Blue, 53-43, as Kevin Austin drained 17 points and Ryan Kreidler supplied 14 points and 12 rebounds. Jeff Powell also came up with 13 […]

March 08, 2012 | Posted in Youth | Tagged ,

Arizona scores late to edge Aggies

The UC Davis baseball team was in the lead or tied with No. 7 Arizona through most of the first 7 1/2 innings on Wednesday, but a three-run bottom of the eighth sent the Wildcats to the 6-4 win. The Aggies (6-7) have now lost three straight games, two of them to Arizona (10-2) in […]

March 08, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Spring is here, so says Little League Opening Day

In a rite of passage that, more than any other, annually gives notice of spring’s arrival in this energetic Central Valley town, Davis Little League Opening Day will be celebrated Saturday. Beginning with almost 1,000 youthful baseball players, their coaches and parents, a parade led by the Cal Aggie Marching Band-uh will kick off the […]

March 09, 2012 | Posted in Youth | Tagged ,

DHS roundup: DHS boys’ lacrosse routs Clayton Valley

Four Blue Devils scored two goals or more as the Davis High boys’ lacrosse team defeated Clayton Valley 11-3 in Concord on Tuesday. Kevin Willefert led DHS with a hat-trick, and Mikie Schlosser, Carson Stone and Mark Bruemmer had two goals each. Blue Devil goalie Will McPherson had seven saves, including his last save in […]

March 07, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,