UCD men’s water polo edges Pomona-Pitzer

LONG BEACH — Sophomore attacker Bernie Rogers netted a goal with 20 seconds remaining to break an 8-8 tie and lead the No. 9 UC Davis men’s water polo team to a 9-8 win over Pomona-Pitzer during the first day of action at the SoCal Invitational at Long Beach State’s Campus Pool on Saturday. The […]

What bye week? Devilville busy preparing for league

While Davis High football players got this weekend, thanks to no game on Friday, the coaching staff continued to burn the midnight oil. After an abbreviated Friday workout, the DHS coaches were off to a Junior Blue Devils youth tackle football mixer, then went to Franklin to watch the league-foe Wildcats top visiting Tracy. Saturday, […]

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New era in DHS girls basketball: commitment, fun

There is no dwelling on last season by residents of the Lady Blue Devil basketball world. Despite a 21-7 record, an unbeaten Delta Valley Conference campaign and a playoff appearance, 2010-11 was a winter of upheaval. Davis High had its basketball coach removed in the middle of his sixth season. Factions developed within player ranks. […]

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Aprile epitomizes Biggs’ view of an ‘Aggie athlete’

In head football coach Bob Biggs’ mind, they’re called Aggie athletes: Smart, committed, talented. For football, often they are under-sized over-achievers. Look at the history of UC Davis football. Biggs’ “Aggie athletes” are versatile, occasionally overlooked by other programs and there is no mistaking them. They are good guys, committed to a common good, aware […]

Blue Devils play slick volleyball in straight-set win

This looked nothing like the last two Davis-Woodland girls volleyball matches. With the Blue Devils playing stone-wall defense at the net, the visiting Wolves were left howling at the moon in a straight-set DHS domination Thursday. Davis broke an 11-11 tie with strong net play from Lyndsay Chambers and Madison Whitehead, winning a 25-17 first-set […]

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Blue Devils net win against Laguna Creek

ELK GROVE — The Davis High School girls tennis team took five of six singles matches en route to an 8-1 rout of host Laguna Creek on Thursday. Blue Devil No. 1 Inés Guinard battled hard against Cardinal Tiffany Phan before falling 7-5, 6-3. DHS’ Anna Klavins didn’t drop a game as she defeated Jamie […]

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DHS boys soccer blanks Laguna Creek

ELK GROVE — Ryan Gross scored twice — including once off an assist to himself — as the Davis High School boys soccer team shut out host Laguna Creek, 5-0, in a Delta Valley Conference match Thursday. Tom Nolan opened the scoring in the first half off an assist from Jacob Weiss, and Chris Mulvihill […]

Unique basketball camp comes to Davis Oct. 9

It doesn’t matter how good a basketball coach is — or how state-of-the-art a team’s offense might be — if the players don’t have the hops to get it done on the court, all the planning and teaching will fizzle out. Come Sunday, Oct. 9, a unique hardcourt fundamentals clinic, open to kids from kindergarten […]

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Aggies, Nevada restore old rivalry

UC Davis football is set to restore a historic rivalry with Nevada, a former Far Western Conference foe from 1925 to 1968, as the Aggies will take on the Wolf Pack at Mackay Stadium in the 2013 and 2015 seasons, it was announced by both schools on Wednesday. The first of two games over a […]

Mild-mannered Maxson is super lineman

Just looking at the statistics, UC Davis defensive tackle Jake Maxson’s don’t conjure up images of Superman right away. But watching him make the transition from mild-mannered law intern/college student to unstoppable football player, you might find yourself looking around for a phone booth. Listed at 285 pounds, the fifth-year senior from Visalia is the […]

Snowboard team cleans up cars for cash

The Davis High School snowboard squad is hosting a carwash fundraiser on Sunday, Oct. 9, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Vehicles will be cleaned in the Davis school district’s parking lot at Fifth and B. A $10 donation is requested.

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Don’t run over me if I promise to obey the laws, OK?

I don’t ride bicycles. Rarely have as an adult. Don’t get me wrong. I loved zipping around my town as a youth. In the 1950s, cars weren’t the challenge they’ve become to cyclists. I rode to the beach, out to the airport to watch the planes land, to car dealerships when the new cars came […]

City youth basketball deadline coming up

The city of Davis is taking registration for its Junior Basketball Program.  Many classes are still open but they are filling fast. The program is for third- through sixth-grade grade boys and girls and seventh- to ninth-grade boys. The league starts the week of Jan. 16 and the fee is $110 per child. The deadline for […]

Sign up now for pee wee basketball

The city of Davis is taking registration for its Pee Wee Basketball Program. This program is geared toward first-time players in first and second grades. Basic basketball fundamentals, teamwork, sportsmanship and fun will be emphasized. The classes will be held on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon at the Community Gym at Davis High School, […]