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 […]

Aggie women unveil 2011-12 basketball schedule

The schedule makers didn’t exactly give first-year UC Davis women’s basketball coach Jennifer Gross a break with the 2011-12 slate. But with a team coming off of its first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance, the Aggies will be ready for it. UCD will even be back at the site of that 2010 postseason game, when it plays […]

DHS girls beat the heat, Trojans

The temperature reached a scorching 97 degrees on Tuesday for a girls tennis match between Davis High and visiting Oak Ridge. However, the heat in the air was nothing compared to the fire coming off the Blue Devils’ rackets. DHS rebounded from a loss to Granite Bay on Monday by breezing through the Trojans, 9-0, […]

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UCD defense’s focus will be on Montana State QB

Going into last Thursday’s opener at Arizona State, the UC Davis football team knew there was no way it would be able to match the speed and athleticism of the Football Bowl Subdivision Sun Devils. This week, when the Aggies travel to take on defending Big Sky Champion Montana State, the two Football Championship Subdivision […]

DHS volleyball drops a close match at Vacaville

If her team has to lose, Davis High volleyball coach Julie Crawford just asks one thing of her girls: never give up. And because the Blue Devils didn’t on Tuesday at Vacaville, Crawford remained optimistic after the locals’ first loss of the season. DHS (1-1) won the first game, 25-19, before dropping the next three […]

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Greiner Athlete of the Week (9/7/11): UCD soccer midfielder Alex Henry

When UC Davis men’s soccer player Alex Henry tells the story of his first collegiate goal to his grandkids, there will be no exaggeration necessary. It’s not just that the sophomore midfielder’s first score was an overtime game-winner — or that it came in front of a packed house at Aggie Soccer Field on Sunday […]

Devil JV soccer boys begin season sizzling

Scoring 30 goals in its first five contests, the Davis High boys junior varsity soccer team came roaring out of the gate with five straight victories. Along the way, the Blue Devils picked up the Woodcreek Tournament championship, in which they scored 17 times against three overmatched schools. After sending home visitors Marin Academy and […]

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