Chapter two in Devil football re-emergence is Friday

Chapter two in the Davis High football re-emergence plays out Friday night as Sacramento High comes to town for a 7:15 p.m. kickoff at Ron & Mary Brown Stadium. Last year’s contest — a 27-13 Blue Devil road loss — marked the beginning of an injury-plagued Misery Mystery Tour for the locals. Then-tailback Courtney Williams […]

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Wouldn’t equal media be nice a thought for prep sports?

I spend too much time on the Internet. Often, the hours get away from me. Just last night, for example, I was doing a little research for an article next week and suddenly it was — gaaaah! — this morning. But last night’s exercise turned into this afternoon’s observation, and eventual suggestion. After talking with […]

Thanks to a national program, trio letters for DHS as equestrians

By Kallie Gregg Last school year, three Davis High students took control of their destinies and did what no other students have done before. The three girls became the first Blue Devils to earn letters as equestrians. The DHS trio — Holly Nuovo, Aleson Laird and Stream Tuss — all achieved varsity status after training […]

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Giants fall behind by seven in NL West

SAN DIEGO — The San Francisco Giants know time is running short on defending their World Series title. Aaron Harang threw seven strong innings and Cameron Maybin had two hits and an RBI as the San Diego Padres dealt a big blow to the Giants’ fading playoff hopes with a 3-1 victory on Wednesday. The […]

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River Cats drop Game 1 in Reno

RENO, Nev. — Angel Berroa homered twice and drove in four runs for Reno on Wednesday as the Aces took a 7-4 victory over the Sacramento River Cats in Game 1 of the Pacific Conference Championship Series at Aces Ballpark. Berroa homered off Cats starter Graham Godfrey in the second and fourth innings to help […]

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All things considered, this DHS start really is different

At first blush, Davis High started the 2011 football season just like it did a year ago — with a convincing victory over Armijo. But break out the magnifying glass and gridiron sleuths will find evidence that last week’s 27-3 Blue Devil win bore little resemblance to that 2010 opener (a 31-6 Davis nod). As […]

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DHS sports briefs: Devil girls open with water polo and field hockey wins

Getting a game under their belts before heading to the ultra-competitive St. Francis of Mountain View Tournament this weekend, the Davis High girls water polo team put up a brick wall in winning at Vintage, 10-1, on Wednesday. “We played really good press defense and got a lot of steals in the first half,” said […]

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Fans can’t kick about UCD’s Schmidt; but he sure can!

Ah, the life of a kicker … For UC Davis punter Colton Schmidt, the dichotomy of itching to get in a game — yet hoping his team doesn’t need him — is something he didn’t have to deal with last week. Despite a lopsided 48-14 setback to Pac-12 power Arizona State, Schmidt’s kicking led to […]

Youth roundup: Davis team Shocks opponents at Blues Cup

The Davis Legacy Shock, a U18 girls soccer team, continued its impressive summer-tournament performance at the recent Blues Cup in San Juan Capistrano, making it to the quarterfinals before being eliminated by a strong San Diego United squad. On its way to the quarterfinals, Davis beat old nemesis San Juan, 2-1. The Shock came out on […]

Oakland’s Moscoso mows down the Royals

OAKLAND — Guillermo Moscoso had no intention of giving up the ball easily. Oakland manager Bob Melvin had to wrestle it from him with two outs in the ninth inning. Melvin appreciated Moscoso’s competitive nature. Moscoso held Kansas City hitless until rookie Salvador Perez singled with two outs in the eighth inning, and the Athletics […]

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Sports briefs: UCD’s Shawlee wins national award

UC Davis junior defender Ethan Shawlee was named a Primetime Performer by CollegeSoccer360.com after helping the Aggie men to a double overtime 1-1 draw against Seattle and an overtime upset of then-No. 6 UCLA over the weekend. The Primetime Performer weekly honor includes a total of 24 players spanning all three NCAA divisions in both […]

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A’s Taylor gets first MLB hit in loss

OAKLAND — Michael Taylor was running out his single in the ninth inning Tuesday night thinking he never thought the moment would happen. Three games and six at-bats into his major league career, Taylor finally has a batting average. The only downer was that the Kansas City Royals beat the Oakland Athletics 7-4. “You always […]

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Rookies help Giants cling to life

SAN DIEGO — Rookies Brett Pill and Eric Surkamp had a night to remember, even as their San Francisco Giants are trying desperately to catch the Arizona Diamondbacks. Pill hit a two-run homer in his first big league at-bat, Surkamp earned his first major league win and the Giants had to escape a bases-loaded jam […]

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UCD roundup: Hansen wins the State Fair Championship

It won’t count in the Causeway Cup standings, but Matt Hansen certainly gave UC Davis fans something to brag about on Monday, when he edged Sacramento State golfer Jake Johnson to win the California State Fair Amateur Men’s Championship. Hansen, an Aggie sophomore, shot a final round 6-under 66 to finish with a 54-hole total […]