Football loss to Colfax something to put behind JVs

Often, issues thought to be resolved have only been swept under the rug where they wait to resurface at an inopportune time. A week after seemingly overcoming the chronic mistakes in a win over Will C. Wood, the Davis High junior varsity football team was hamstrung by a multitude of muffed snaps, penalties and miscommunications […]

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Devil JV boys get two impressive soccer road wins

In a thriller week, the Davis High junior varsity boys soccer team defeated on the road two schools whose varsity programs were nationally ranked. The Blue Devils first took down Granite Bay High last Wednesday, 4-2. Then Davis turned its attention to arch-rival Jesuit, winning a nail-biter, 2-1 — thanks to Raunak Manadhar’s goal in […]

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Another busy week in junior varsity athletics

It was close, but in the end the Davis High junior varsity boys water polo team came away with a 9-8 win over visiting Granite Bay last Wednesday at Arroyo Pool. Steals by Patrick Cajandig, Valente Dolcini and Chad Prizmich tilted advantage to the Blue Devils, who got a couple of goals from Sam Burke […]

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UCD’s Sumpter beats cancer, cross country opponents

Sarah Sumpter’s story, by all standards, is a great one. A year ago this month, Sumpter, one of UC Davis’ top cross country runners, was diagnosed with brain cancer. Now, one year later, she has effectively beaten the illness. The cancer has gone into what doctors call a stasis period, and she’s able to run […]

UCD roundup: Stanford slips past Aggies

The UC Davis field hockey team got down early and couldn’t come back on Sunday, falling to No. 8 Stanford, 3-1, in a NorPac Conference matchup at Aggie Stadium. Hope Burke and Emily Hendrickson scored early goals for the Cardinal (8-1, 3-0), before Aggie Cloey LemMon’s tally cut the lead to 2-1 at the half. […]

DHS girls dominate the field at first DVC golf tourney

“This was a fantastic start,” Davis High girls golf coach Amanda Ryan said after her team won the first Delta Valley Conference tournament by 84 shots. “We are really looking forward to the next three (DVC) tournaments and hopefully some postseason tournaments. If we keep playing like this, they will deserve (a berth in sections).” […]

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A time to heal: Devils’ bye comes at right time

Ahhhhh … A bye week. Second-year Davis High football coach Steve Smyte apparently knew what he was doing when he chose not to fill this Friday’s open date, instead opting to play nine games — providing his Blue Devils an extra week to recuperate and ponder the mountain that is the Delta Valley Conference. “Our […]

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What a long, lonely journey to Davis for Lassen girls

It’s 202 miles from Susanville to Davis. There is no easy route from there to here. On a good day, the drive takes about four hours. After they came all that way, to get off but three shots in a 4-0 field hockey loss to the Blue Devils, one has to wonder just how long […]

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Junior Blue Devil white teams battle at Center

ANTELOPE — The Davis Blue Devils Pee Wee White Team took home another convincing win as it beat Center, 38-6, on Saturday. With a well-balanced offense and a hard-tackling defense, the Pee Wees continued to hammer their opponent, even after an early lead. “This is quality football,” Davis head coach Craig Barksdale said, smiling, after […]

Blue teams go 3-1 at home in youth tackle football

The Davis Junior Peewee Blue Devils shut down the Casa Roble Rams, 13-0, in Ron & Mary Brown Stadium at Davis High on Saturday. The Blues exhibited an agile offensive line and an insurmountable defensive front in taking this Sacramento Youth Football League decision. Quarterback Luke Carrell opened the game with a long pass, showing that the […]

Hawaii overwhelms the Aggies

HONOLULU — The scenery and weather outside were beautiful. But inside Aloha Stadium, Saturday night wasn’t pretty for the UC Davis football team. When a sunny day turned to a pleasant evening in Hawaii, the on-field forecast was for a perfect storm that quickly put the Aggies in an insurmountable hole, and eventually spelled a […]

DHS boys and girls cross country have good showing at Stanford Invitational

Both Davis High cross country teams ran well in the 38th annual Stanford Invitational on Saturday, competing against teams from all over California. DHS boys’ Jack Scranton finished third in the race (15:53), leading the Devils to fourth place overall in Division I competition with 179 points. Sugal Sutter (16:32) finished second for Davis at […]

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Aggies stay hot on volleyball court

The Aggies’ dynamic duo Saturday night were Allison Whitson (19 kills) and Devon Damelio (13 kills and a career-high 22 digs) as UC Davis got past a pesky UC Irvine, 25-17, 18-25, 25-18, 18-25, 15-9 before 1,070 fans at The Pavilion. With 11 consecutive wins, UCD is now 16-1 overall and 2-0 in league play. […]

DHS boys, girls fare well at weekend tournaments

The Davis High girls water polo team finished third at the Woodcreek Invitational in Roseville this weekend. Though the Blue Devils came up short of the title, they almost found themselves playing for the championship. After trailing Las Lomas 6-2 in the semifinal game, DHS stormed back to tie it just before the end of […]