UCD men’s tennis looks to climb the ladder in 2011

Last season, the UC Davis men’s tennis team may have finished last in the Big West, but the standings didn’t show the resilience the Aggies actually showed throughout the year. On several occasions, UCD edged opponents 4-3, proving that it had poise in tight matches. “Last year was a challenging year,” said Aggie head coach […]

October 13, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Devils beat Franklin, ready for DVC soccer showdown

Quick! Guess what is shaping up as the most meaningful soccer game of the season for the Davis High boys? Granite Bay? The tie against the nation’s then-No. 1 team Jesuit? Maybe Marin Academy … Nope. Try Thursday’s date against upstart Grant High. Yep, the Pacers of prep football fame. After the Blue Devils dispatched […]

October 12, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Davis JV soccer team near season scoring record

The Davis High junior varsity boys soccer team bulldozed through four of its most recent five opponents — outscoring its foes 28-3 in a span of two weeks while going 4-1. With 81 goals scored, and seven games left, the Blue Devils need only one tally to tie last year’s record-setting number. Completing two dominating […]

October 12, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Sports briefs: Aggie men finish 13th at The Prestige

LA QUINTA — Josh Granger shot a 6-under to tie for 14th, while Matt Seramin improved by six strokes and the UC Davis men’s golf team closed The Prestige at PGA West in 13th place after Tuesday’s final round at the Greg Norman Course. The Aggies — who were co-hosting the event with Stanford — […]

October 12, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

JV/Frosh roundup: Blue Devil girls start fast in DVC volleyball

After Grant and Laguna Creek dropped junior varsity volleyball decisions to Davis High’s girls, the locals now find themselves at 2-0 in Delta Valley Conference play — 8-4 overall. In topping the Pacers, 25-16, 25-20, Zoe Hunt-Murray played solid defense. “Anytime the ball was hit in her direction, I was confident she was going to […]

October 12, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Franklin explodes against Davis High JV, 44-13

For the Davis High junior varsity football team, last Friday night’s matchup with Franklin served as a rude awakening to the rigors of Delta Valley Conference play. The Blue Devils were flattened, 44-13, by the Wildcats — whose spread-style offense racked up 531 total yards without a turnover — on Halden Field at Ron & […]

October 12, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Seniors have been steady for DHS girls tennis squad

The way the Davis High girls tennis team has been able to cruise through its Delta Valley Conference regular season schedule thus far in 2011 is, at least in part, a testament to the strength of its senior class. After improving to 6-0 in DVC play following an 8-1 drubbing of Franklin on Tuesday at […]

October 12, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Great West notebook: Defending champion T-Birds fall to 0-2 in conference play

For the second straight week, there was one Great West Football Conference matchup on Saturday and it didn’t involve UC Davis. But unlike last week, the Aggies were in action on Saturday, a game that resulted in a disappointing loss at the hands of Division II Humboldt State. The Great West contest featured a pair […]

October 12, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Wildlife provides great photo ops

Few wild things are more eerie than Canada geese honking their way overhead through the night skies. The geese, fairly common in Davis, which is strategically located on the edge of the Pacific Flyway, are making their annual migratory passage. I’m an amateur photographer, and the geese make me think about the well-known photo of geese flying […]

October 12, 2011 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Greiner Athlete of the Week (10/12/11): DHS girls water polo’s Katie Van Deynze

They say practice makes perfect, so it came as no surprise to Davis High girls water polo coach Doug Wright when his junior attacker, Katie Van Deynze, exploded for five goals in last week’s 17-0 thrashing of Monterey Trail. “She literally never misses practice,” Wright said of the Greiner Athlete of the Week. “I coached […]

October 12, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Monday’s match is a DHS downer

Sometimes, it’s not hard to see why Garfield hates Mondays. The Davis High girls volleyball team started off the week by dropping an extremely close home match to Monterey Trail by a final game score of 3-2. The loss dropped the Blue Devils to 15-8, and was their first defeat in three Delta Valley Conference […]

October 11, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Sports briefs: Host Aggies in 13th at The Presige

LA QUINTA — Josh Granger eagled on the par-5 12th hole, while Andrew Haggen and Luke Vivolo each improved by three strokes to lead the UC Davis men’s golf team in second-round action on Monday at The Prestige at PGA West in La Quinta. The Aggies, who are co-hosting the tournament with Stanford — lowered […]

October 11, 2011 | Posted in Adult Amateur | Tagged ,

MLB playoff roundup: Rangers slam Tigers to go up 2-0

ARLINGTON, Texas — Nelson Cruz hit the first game-ending grand slam in postseason history, lifting the Texas Rangers over the Detroit Tigers, 7-3, in 11 innings Monday for a 2-0 lead in the AL championship series. Cruz doubled early, then hit a tying home run in the seventh inning. His second homer of the game […]

October 11, 2011 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Analysis: For Devils gridders, it’s a long and winding road

Make no mistake. Longtime Davis High football observers (or fans) aren’t used to what’s been happening with their beloved Blue Devils. The last 36 games, poor DHS is 7-29 (2-3 this fall). The reason? It’s a mixed bag — and no one person’s fault. Former Junior Blue Devils President Al Inouye once told The Enterprise: […]

October 11, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,