Aggies control their Great West destiny

One of the favorite lines of football coaches everywhere is “taking it one game at a time.” But it can often be helpful to break the year down into segments. If UC Davis (2-4, 0-0 Great West) were to divide its season into sections, the upcoming quartet of conference games — which begins Saturday with […]

October 21, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Davis-Grant football game has meaning to both schools

Steve Smyte and his glass-half-full approach sees Friday night’s Grant football encounter as “a great opportunity.” “I expect big things. The whole team is,” the second-year Davis High coach told The Enterprise. “Our guys will play, that’s for sure.” The Blue Devils and Pacers meet at 7:15 p.m. on Halden Field at Ron & Mary […]

October 21, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Aggie basketball coaches hope to build support

Jennifer Gross is right where she belongs. Jim Les is a breath of fresh air. Gross and Les have taken over two very different basketball programs at UC Davis. Aggie Hall of Fame player Gross had been an assistant under Sandy Simpson. Gross, as much as anybody, gets credit for the up-up-and-away direction her women […]

October 21, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Stanford’s defense is the real story in Palo Alto

This week’s picks are as follows: STANFORD over WASHINGTON … my goodness, everyone talks about Andrew Luck, but they really should be talking about the Stanford defense. Luck is a star, to be sure, and he may well win the Heisman Trophy, but there are few defenses in the country as dominating as Stanford’s. If […]

October 21, 2011 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Cardinals outsmart Rangers in Game 1

ST. LOUIS — Texas manager Ron Washington joked about not being able to match wits with Tony La Russa. No joke. Who can, these days? The St. Louis boss looked like a genius once again, especially when Allen Craig pinch-hit for ace Chris Carpenter and delivered a go-ahead single Wednesday night that sent the Cardinals […]

October 20, 2011 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

UCD men shock Irvine in OT

IRVINE — UC Davis sophomore Kevin Schulte scored the equalizing goal in the 59th minute, then put away the golden goal game-winner in the 98th minute to give the Aggies a 2-1 win over No. 7 UC Irvine at Anteater Stadium. With the win, UCD (6-6-2, 4-2 Big West) moved into a tie for first […]

October 20, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Students have chance to impact future of athletics

In 1999, as UC Davis athletics officials again began toying with the idea of moving from Division II to Division I, the students stepped up and footed the bill. They voted for fee hikes under the Facilities and Campus Enhancement initiative, which allowed the Aggies to make the transition during the 2003-04 school year. However, before […]

October 20, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Sports briefs: DHS water polo teams win; prepare for weekend events

After taking a big lead early, the Davis High boys water polo team kept going strong Wednesday while playing everyone on the roster in a 22-7 victory at Laguna Creek. DHS coach Tracy Stapleton saw a glimpse of the team’s future and liked what he saw in good performances from freshmen Conrad McCarthy and Brad […]

October 20, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Time for DHS senior girls to set the tone for homestretch

It’s time for senior leadership to shine through. After Davis High made short work of visiting Grant in a Wednesday girls volleyball match, all eyes turn to the last four Delta Valley Conference encounters. “We have to fight … go all out for these last games,” setter Nikki Persinger said after her Blue Devils rolled […]

October 20, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

DHS Week 7 football preview

DHS (2-4, 0-2) vs. Grant (4-3, 1-1) at Ron & Mary Brown Stadium When the Blue Devils have the ball: Last week against Laguna Creek marked the first time this year that DHS didn’t score three or more touchdowns in a game. The Devils again fell victim to the big play in a 28-14 loss. WR Kris Mackewicz […]

October 20, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Youth soccer: Shock love home cookin’ in victory

The Davis Legacy Shock, an U18 girls soccer team, played on their home field and dominated Diablo FC both offensively and defensively in a 6-1 win. Ceci Velazquez opened the Davis scoring with a breakaway on a through ball from Kayla Ramirez, and Anna Maria Gilbertson followed with two goals on assists from Hannah Mazet […]

October 20, 2011 | Posted in Youth | Tagged ,

Youth roundup: Aquadarts win a three-team swim meet

The Davis Aquadarts hosted and won a high school-level meet against the Vacaville Swim Club and the Burlingame Club on Oct. 8 at Arroyo Pool. The locals topped Vacaville, 289-203, and Burlingame, 288-191. The Aquadarts were led by Davis High senior Beverly Nguyen and DHS junior Tara Halsted, each of whom won three event individual […]

October 20, 2011 | Posted in Youth | Tagged ,

No tears from Devils for injury-plagued Grant

Taking Grant for granted is foolhardy. Limping into Friday’s Delta Valley Conference football game with Davis High, the Pacers have seen a shaky (for them) fall in which no fewer than 12 starters have missed time due to injury. Last year’s DVC Player of the Year Terry Shine, a quarterback, has missed four games with […]

October 20, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Raiders get Palmer from Cincinnati

ALAMEDA — Carson Palmer went to bed a retired football player resigned to the fact that the Cincinnati Bengals would never grant his wish to be traded. He woke up to a text message early Tuesday morning telling him to fly to Oakland to complete a trade with the Raiders, who are counting on Palmer […]

October 19, 2011 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,