Here come the Sheilas. Speck gets Aussie flavor

G’day, mate. All you sheilas who will be blowing your didgeridoos in an attempt to be the tall poppies this week in the Dorothy Speck Memorial Basketball Tournament, come on out and barrack for your favorite team as Eltham College Prep comes to town. Aussie, Aussie, Aussie. Oy, oy, oy! Eltham is an Australian girls team […]

December 04, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Woods loses lead; Watney plays better Saturday

THOUSAND OAKS — Tiger Woods lost his three-shot margin with every shot that looked good until the wind decided otherwise. He lost his lead Saturday in the Chevron World Challenge because of something that was really out of his control. Zach Johnson was 163 yards away in the 18th fairway, one shot behind and hopeful […]

December 04, 2011 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Aiello’s retiring, but boys lacrosse is going strong

Lacrosse, an acquired taste of a pastime, has made its way into the seemingly full hearts of Davis area athletes over the past decade. While it’s one of North America’s oldest sports (did soccer come first?), lacrosse now has two thriving local programs at the high school, good teams going full bore at UC Davis […]

December 04, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

So, Mrs. Gump, how do like the Blue Devils?

MORRO BAY — Forrest Gump’s mom loved the metaphor that life “is like a box of chocolates … you never know what you’re going to get.” After seeing a glimpse of what the Davis High boys have in store on the basketball court this year, Mrs. Gump would have purchased Blue Devil season tickets. DHS […]

December 04, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Lacrosse swap Saturday

The Davis High School boys lacrosse team is hosting its second annual Lacrosse Swap from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the Holmes Junior High multipurpose room, 1220 Drexel Drive. Lacrosse is one of the fastest growing team sports on the West Coast, and sometimes gear is hard to come by. The swap is […]

December 02, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

St. Francis takes it to visiting Devils, 59-32

SACRAMENTO — Throw this one back. Playing their third game in four nights, the Davis High girls basketballers were mashed on the boards while committing 30 turnovers in a 59-32 nonleague defeat at St. Francis. “We can play with them. I know we can,” Blue Devil coach Karen Foster said afterward. “But we couldn’t have […]

December 02, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Aggies make waves at invite

Battling stellar programs, the UC Davis women’s swim team turned in several solid performances in the first day of the Mizzou Invitational on Thursday in Columbia, Mo. The host Tigers, who are in first place with 695.5 points, swept the relays. Missouri won the 200-yard freestyle in 1 minute, 29.48 seconds. The Aggies team of […]

December 02, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

‘Can the night get any better?’

“Can the night get any better?” That’s all my email from Davis High basketball coach Karen Foster said Wednesday night. Hmmmm. Let me see… Her Blue Devils were coming off a 53-46 victory over visiting Natomas. While her charges didn’t play spectacular ball, they can be forgiven for the uneven performance. After the two schools […]

December 02, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

UCD football team returns a ton of talent in 2012

When Aggie head coach Bob Biggs announced his retirement Thursday, it wasn’t effective immediately. He knows he has a stable of eager, young stallions returning next season. He knows, too, that entering a new conference — UC Davis will be in the Big Sky in 2012 — is exciting, and a good season will do wonders […]

December 02, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Biggs says the time is right for passing the torch

Bob Biggs spent much of his youth passing the football.

Now, the 60-year-old former Aggie player and current head football coach will be passing the torch.

“I’ve been thinking about it for a while,” Biggs told The Enterprise after announcing his retirement Thursday. He has committed to stay through the 2012 season.

Players and coaches suspected something was up when…

December 02, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

Oregon, UCLA meet in mismatch

This week’s picks for the final week of the regular season are as follows: OREGON over UCLA … the first-ever Pac-12 championship game is a bust. Conference officials need to go back to the drawing board to prevent such an embarrassing mismatch ever happening again. The Ducks are loaded. The Bruins aren’t. This one gives […]

December 02, 2011 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Anibaba will be at DYSL fields on Friday

Former Davis High soccer star Jalil Anibaba, the brilliant rookie defender from the Chicago Fire of the MLS, will be back in town Friday. Anibaba, who was the 2006 California prep Player of the Year, will join the festivities at the Davis Legacy Soccer Club’s Academy Jamboree. “Jalil will be there to take pictures, sign […]

December 02, 2011 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

UCD’s Biggs to step down after 2012 football season

Bob Biggs, who has given 38 years to the UC Davis football program as a player, assistant and head coach, will give the Aggies one more season.

The UCD head coach will retire from coaching after the 2012 season, according to a Thursday announcement from Nona Richardson, the university’s interim director of athletics.

Biggs, who will retire from the university in June 2013, was a first-team Little All-American quarterback by the Associated Press before later returning as an assistant coach in 1978. Next season marks Biggs’ 35th on the football coaching staff and his 20th as head coach, a position from which he has posted the second-most wins in program history (140-78-1).

“UC Davis is a very special place where a student-athlete can truly strive for success both on and off the field,” Biggs said in a news release. “I’ve been very fortunate…

December 01, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

DHS girls get defensive in win

After a slow and sloppy start, the Davis High girls basketball team put the pressure on Natomas — literally — to claw out a 53-46 victory in its season-opener at The Cage on Wednesday. The teams exchanged turnovers and missed shots in the first quarter as the Blue Devils struggled to find a rhythm in […]

December 01, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,