No titles, but DHS boys cross country and Meads headed to states

So close. Oh, so close. The Davis High boys cross country team came up just shy of an eighth consecutive Sac-Joaquin Section championship on Friday morning, finishing a single point behind Oak Ridge at the Willow Hill course in Folsom. The Blue Devils were paced by junior Jack Scranton, whose time of 16 minutes, 23 […]

November 13, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Davis water polo teams in Clashes of the Titans

LODI — Both Davis High boys and girls water polo squads have earned berths in the Sac-Joaquin Section finals with lopsided semifinal victories on Friday at Tokay High. In a morning game, the female Blue Devils blitzed Lodi, 14-4. At one point, the two-time defending CIF champions led 14-1. Zoe Malot led the charge with […]

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Raiders capture first place with win

SAN DIEGO — Carson Palmer looked like an NFL quarterback again, not like a guy who had settled into semi-retirement in Southern California. Philip Rivers looked, well, like the turnover-prone quarterback that he’s been since opening day. Palmer threw two touchdown passes and Michael Bush ran 30 times for a season-high 157 yards and one […]

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

Blue Devil soccer boys back in championship game

MERCED — That’s using your head! Converting on three headers off assists from Tom Nolan, Jacob Rutheiser and Kian Bagheri, senior midfielder Ryan Gross paced Davis High to a 4-2 Sac-Joaquin Section semifinal soccer win over Golden Valley on Thursday night at Veterans Stadium. The win sets up a Saturday championship rematch with the nation’s […]

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

UCD looks to play spoiler on Senior Day

Last week, UC Davis’ surprising victory over Cal Poly kept the Mustangs from clinching the Great West Conference title outright. This week, the Aggies are hoping to help give it to them. That’s because UCD (3-6, 1-2) is hosting North Dakota (6-3, 1-1) on Saturday in a 2 p.m. Senior Day matchup at Aggie Stadium. […]

November 11, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Go with Luck over the Ducks

This week’s picks are as follows: STANFORD over OREGON … after studying hours of film and consulting friends in both Eugene and Palo Alto, the outcome of this one became clear. Both teams can score, sometimes seemingly at will. It may well be the case of the last team with the ball wins. But if […]

November 11, 2011 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Davis Turkey Trot ready to roll on Nov. 19

It’s always a riot to see the little kids at Davis’ health fest known as the Turkey Trot. There they are: some dressed as bunnies, others with painted faces and wild hats, some toddlers being pushed in strollers — clueless to the get-ups that their parents have chosen for them on a usually brisk fall […]

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

Hardcourt Aggie fans to discover if Les is more

I am champing at the bit for next Tuesday at The Pavilion. The gloves come off in men’s basketball as UC Santa Cruz comes to town to see how real the Jim Les Era will be … Already, the former Bradley coach (and ex-Sacramento King) has embraced the community, lit a fire under the Aggies […]

November 11, 2011 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Youth roundup: Diamonds shine at state gymnastic championships

Davis Diamonds’ gymnasts Kate Miller, Isabella Franke, Kadence Waggoner, Kalysta Holder, Kyra Lee and Karolina Perkins each had personal-best performances last weekend at the year’s most important competition, the 2011 Junior Olympic Level 6 State Championships. Miller and Waggoner each won silver medals; Miller for her vault and Waggoner for beam. In addition, Miller won […]

November 10, 2011 | Posted in Youth | Tagged ,

Youth soccer: Royal Arsenal annihilates Santa Rosa

The Davis Legacy Royal Arsenal, a U14 boys soccer team, romped to a 9-0 victory over Santa Rosa United to put a convincing end to a three-game losing streak. Eight different players scored for the Royal Arsenal, which was playing up a man over the depleted Santa Rosa side. Davis striker Matt Cheung led the […]

November 10, 2011 | Posted in Youth | Tagged ,

DHS will play soccer semifinals on road

The Davis High boys soccer team is off to Merced. Contrary to earlier reports, the Blue Devils Sac-Joaquin Section semifinal matchup against Golden Valley on Thursday will be contested on the Cougars’ home field. Golden Valley, the second-place team from the Central Coast Conference, will host DHS at 6 p.m. The Devils got past Pleasant […]

November 10, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Gauchos hold off Aggies in Big West semis

UC Davis’ Dan Reese scored off a Lance Patterson free kick with 10:27 left in the game to pull the Aggie men to within one goal, but UC Santa Barbara hung on for a 2-1 Big West Tournament semifinal win on Wednesday. The loss ends UCD’s season as the third-place team in the conference with […]

November 10, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Blue Devil girls drop a super-close tennis semifinal

After slipping past Oak Ridge, 5-4, in Monday’s Sac-Joaquin Section quarterfinal tennis contest, the Davis High girls knew they would need to do better in the three-set matches to keep advancing. On Wednesday in Stockton, the Blue Devils won two of three matches that went the distance, but needed all three as St. Mary’s edged […]

November 10, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Devil girls de(com)press Tokay in water polo win

LODI — A picture-perfect first period sent Tokay High to the bottom of the pool and, before the Tigers finally decompressed, the Davis High girls had claimed another water polo playoff victim on Wednesday. Rolling into the Sac-Joaquin Section semifinals (Friday against Tri-City League winner Lodi at 11 a.m.), the Blue Devils won 14-5 thanks […]

November 10, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,