Look for Stanford and Cal to start season with wins

The long and wondrous 2011 college football season is about to begin. There will be winners and losers and no tie games. The object here is to pick only winners. This week’s picks are as follows: CAL over FRESNO STATE … those crazy Bulldog fans have snapped up way more tickets than Cal fans for this […]

UCD football season opens Thursday at ASU

Though it’s usually tough to gauge how good a college football team is going to be until it faces live competition, last week’s Blue/Gold scrimmage gave UC Davis fans an interesting glimpse at what look to be the Aggies’ top strengths and weakness going into the 2011 season. In fact, it was probably a more […]

Sports briefs: DHS moves football homecoming

Homecoming for Davis High has been changed to Friday, Sept. 23, in an effort to avoid any conflict with the observance of the Yom Kippur holiday. School officials made the announced Tuesday, moving the celebration, which will not include a dance. DHS Athletic Director Dennis Foster says administrators and students “are working on the parade.” […]

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Devil girls roll over Rio Vista

No guys? No problem! New Davis High girls head coach Julie Crawford made the transition from the boys game look easy, as the Blue Devils swept through Rio Vista, 25-12, 25-15, 25-9, on Tuesday in the first official game of the 2011 season, played at The Cage. DHS had cruised to three consecutive victories on […]

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The new Blue Devil trench won’t be any pushover

It’s called the poison pistol. It’s a spread offense that can contract and expand based on an opposition’s defense. The goal is to hit ’em where they ain’t. For Davis High, the guy running that poison pistol is quarterback Shayne Reagan. But the senior signal-caller knows he — and sophomore tailback Winfred Roberson — won’t […]

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Blue Devil field hockey shouldn’t miss a beat in 2011

Field hockey is another Davis High School fall sport that is experiencing a coaching change, but after a Saturday exhibition, it appears all is well at Susan Beaton Field. The Blue Devils blew through Eastern League rivals with a 5-0-1 mark at last weekend’s jamboree in Chico, leaving first-year mentor Sandie Marotti-Huckins with a good […]

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Greiner Athlete of the Week (8/31/11): DHS tennis player Megan Williams

In each of the past two Davis High girls tennis seasons, Megan Williams has been a player who has bounced in and out of the competition ladder. Now a senior, Williams has emerged as a key component for the 2011 Blue Devils. As the No. 1 singles player in a 9-0 team victory over River […]

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Giant slump continues against Cubs

SAN FRANCISCO — Tim Lincecum reached a new low this season and so did the San Francisco Giants’ offense. At this rate, the defending World Series champions are going to need an incredible September to avoid missing the postseason altogether. Not even the memories of last fall’s memorable title run are enough to get this […]

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McCarthy’s magic isn’t enough to lift A’s

CLEVELAND — Brandon McCarthy struck out a career-high 10, pitched a complete game, and still couldn’t get a win for the Oakland Athletics. The Athletics managed only five hits off five Cleveland pitchers and fell to the Indians, 2-1, on Monday, their fourth loss in five games. The Indians, battling to stay alive in the […]

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Strong all-around performance gets Cats a win

Carlos Hernandez matched the longest outing by a Sacramento starting pitcher this season — eight innings — as the River Cats topped Las Vegas, 13-1, on Monday night at Raley Field. Hernandez struck out six, walked none and allowed four hits and one run as Sacramento (82-55) won its fourth game in a row. Chris […]

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Sports briefs: UCD women edge Sac State on the pitch

The UC Davis women’s soccer team got five early Causeway Cup points for the Aggies on Sunday, nipping Sacramento State, 1-0, on Aggie Soccer Field. Ashley Edwards’ goal from in front of the cage in the 34th minute proved to be the difference. It was UCD’s second straight win over the Hornets (1-3) and improved […]

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DHS girls pass an early tennis test

After an opener against River Valley on Friday that was more like a walk in the park, the Davis High girls tennis really got going on Monday with a tough match at Rocklin. With the top 12 playing in their normal spots for the first time this season, the Blue Devils survived a couple of […]

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New coach, seven new players come to DHS girls golf

So, after one impressive scrimmage (beating Will C. Wood last week), what does first-year Davis High girls golf mentor Amanda Ryan think of her squad? “I am absolutely the luckiest coach in the world to pick up such a great team,” the former Blue Devil softball whiz says. “With only three returners, I got a […]

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Final-second Marin penalty kick ties Davis boys, 1-1

Oh no they didn’t!? Actually, they did. After the Davis High boys soccer team outshot, outplayed and outscored visiting Marin Academy for 79 minutes and 59 seconds, the Wildcats netted a penalty kick to tie their hosts 1-1. Monday’s game at Yudin Field was dominated by the hosts, who saw five or six solid opportunities […]

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