DHS boys down Division-II power in the pool

What a difference a division makes. That difference was on display on Wednesday at Arroyo Pool, where the Davis High boys water polo team toppled Granite Bay, 17-6, in a matchup of last year’s Sac-Joaquin Section Division I runner-up (DHS) and the D-II second-place finisher in 2010. But the lopsided final score doesn’t tell the […]

| Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

UCD roundup: Pacific is the Aggies’ newest volleyball victim

Pretty much no nonconference opponent could slow down the freight train that is the UC Davis women’s volleyball team. And on Wednesday, the Aggies sped right through their first Big West Conference stop, sweeping Pacific, 25-23, 25-23, 25-15 at the Spanos Center. Junior outside hitter Allison Whitson posted 14 kills and hit .522, while senior middle […]

Quick score hurts DHS field hockey at Yuba City

For the Davis High field hockey team, playing their hearts out recently has not quite been enough. Coming off of an overtime loss to Chico on Monday, the Blue Devils made the trek up to Yuba City on Wednesday, and fell 4-3. In what coach Sandie Marotti-Huckins says had been a familiar occurrence in each […]

| Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Davis matches No. 9 Grizzlies step-for-step, 0-0

GRANITE BAY — “This was a great soccer game. Well played by both schools.” The words were those of longtime Granite Bay boys coach Steve Fischer. His nationally ninth-ranked Grizzlies had just been tied 0-0 on their home turf by perennial power Davis. It was a contest that Blue Devil captain Ryan Gross says moves […]

| Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Colfax, Davis to bring entertaining offenses to Homecoming

This is going to be a good one. Not only is Friday Homecoming for Davis High, the night’s nonleague football game with Colfax features two of the area’s more exciting offenses. While the Falcons boast veteran quarterback Austin Young and emerging tailback Hunter Perez, the Blue Devils (2-1) have shown opponents that they, too, can […]

| Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Youth soccer: Two more wins for Davis AC Milan

The Davis AC Milan, a U13 boys soccer team, continued its fall dominance with victories over Galt FC and Sacramento United last weekend. On Saturday, AC Milan traveled to Galt for a league game and came home with a 2-0 win. After a sluggish start, the locals finally broke through late in the first half […]

For Peat’s sake, that UCD goalie is good

The cage. It’s the 3- by 1-meter world in which UC Davis men’s water polo goalie Kevin Peat has immersed himself for the last decade of his life. It’s a world he first entered in high school, when Peat and his club team notched a national championship. And it’s a world that might end at […]

Youth roundup: Davis 14U squad splits with Woodland

After dropping the first game, 11-5, on Saturday, the Davis S.O.S., a 14U fall softball team, bounced back to top the Woodland Purple People Eaters, 11-6, in the nightcap of the doubleheader. In the win, bases-clearing doubles by Davis’ Shasta Fields (in the second-inning) and Shailah Arreola-Bittner (in the fourth) supported starting pitcher Brittany Eggers. […]

Dodgers ace edges Giants’ best

LOS ANGELES  — Tim Lincecum on the mound isn’t enough to get San Francisco a victory, especially if the Giants are playing the rival Los Angeles Dodgers. The two-time NL Cy Young Award winner could only do so much, with his team once again failing to provide decent run support. The Giants lost 2-1 on […]

Sports briefs: UCD men add another former NBA star’s son

The UC Davis men’s basketball team will soon feature three athletes whose fathers are former NBA players, as the Aggies announced Tuesday that former Arizona State guard, Corey Hawkins, will transfer to UCD. New Aggie head coach Jim Les, whose son Tyler is a sophomore on the team, was an NBA veteran whose career included […]

| Posted in Adult Amateur | Tagged ,

Blue Devils girls spike Vikings in three games

“That was probably the most exciting match we’ve played all year,” Davis High girls volleyball coach Julie Crawford said after her team won at Oakmont on Tuesday. “My stomach was in knots. “But as much as it hurts my stomach, it is good for us to compete like that and go out and beat the […]

| Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Another minefield ahead for banged-up Blue Devils

Another Friday. Another football minefield to navigate. It’s Homecoming at Davis High and the season gets deeper in opposing talent. Colfax — a D-IV powerhouse, which is rolling along averaging 44 points a game while sporting a 3-0 record — for the second straight season plays a Blue Devil squad that will be nursing its […]

| Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Elk Grove sees double as DHS floats to victory

With temperatures dancing around 100 degrees, the Davis High girls tennis team managed to waltz past visiting Elk Grove in an 8-1 victory that opened Delta Valley Conference play for both schools. Fielding a mix-and-match doubles lineup because a handful of Blue Devil regulars were off working on Homecoming Parade floats, coach Sally Hosley was, […]

| Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Hawaii will not be a day at the beach for UCD

It’s hard to ever find a situation where traveling to Hawaii is a bad thing. But when you’re not going to sit by the ocean and sip umbrella drinks, but rather to win a football game, Aloha Stadium in Honolulu is far from paradise. The Rainbow Warriors — UC Davis’ second Football Bowl Subdivision opponent […]