DHS girls show off a balanced offense in water polo victory

The 2011 Davis High girls water polo team features four experienced seniors, and the remainder of the roster is filled with younger players who coach Doug Wright hoped would improve as they got more pool time. If the scoring breakdown from the Blue Devils’ 11-1 win over Franklin on Wednesday at Arroyo Pool is any […]

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Rough start to Big West play for UCD men

The skidding UC Davis men’s soccer team had hoped the beginning the Big West Conference schedule would be just what it needed to get out of a recent funk. But Cal State Northridge had other ideas on Wednesday at Aggie Soccer Stadium. The Matadors got a Thomas Ramos goal less than four minutes after kickoff and […]

Tinyvette exhibit closing at California Auto Museum

Local race fans may not recognize the brilliant yellow speedster — all gussied up with a wash-and-wax job. It’s called the Tinyvette and it’s the lovechild of Alan Brattesani, Mike Meier and a team of dedicated Davis weekend road-racing aficionados. Their early 1970s, bright yellow Opel GT — which automotive buffs think looks like a […]

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A win is a win with the proper spin

A WIN OF SORTS … In last week’s Fearless Forecast I noted that our hometown Aggies, coming off a decent win over University of San Diego, might be catching Hawaii at just the right moment, given that the Warriors had been badly thumped by a weak UNLV team the week before. I boldly went where […]

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MLB roundup: Wild-card races are tied in both leagues

ATLANTA — The Atlanta Braves are doing their best to give away what looked like a certain playoff berth just a few weeks ago. Derek Lowe had another miserable outing, surrendering five runs in four-plus innings, and the Philadelphia Phillies romped to a 7-1 victory Tuesday night that left the Braves on the brink going […]

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Tough opponents make evaluation hard for UCD

Diehard football fans often feel like there is too much focus on the quarterback’s effect on wins and losses — and they often have a point. But on Saturday in Hawaii, Rainbow Warriors signal-caller Bryant Moniz deserved all of that focus and more. His stellar play in UH’s 56-14 win over UC Davis — passing […]

DAM is nations top masters swim group

Special to the Enterprise Davis Aquatic Masters has been named the top masters swim club in the country by a national swim group. At its national convention in Jacksonville, Fla., on Sept. 16, officials at U.S. Masters Swimming gave DAM the Club of the Year Award for 2011 for “increasing membership, advancing the sport of […]

Devils open DVC play with 1-0 victory at Grant

Facing two of the best teams in the country — and playing each to a tie — last week, taught the Davis High boys soccer team that it stacks up well against elite competition. Tuesday’s 1-0 win at Grant showed the Blue Devils a few places where they can get even better. The Delta Valley […]

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DHS girls show versatility in volleyball win

A trip to Yuba City isn’t usually a solution to a problem, but for the Davis High girls volleyball team, Tuesday’s road match paid more dividends than just the three-set victory. After finding out that they would have to play the rest of the season without one of their key starters, the Blue Devils needed […]

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Sports briefs: UCD’s Whitson wins Big West weekly award

Aggie outside hitter Allison Whitson earned Big West Conference Women’s Volleyball Player of the Week honors for the period ending Saturday. This is the first such honor for a UCD player for the 2011 season, as the last Aggie to earn the award was middle blocker Betsy Sedlak, who shared the nod almost exactly one […]

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Davis doesn’t get past the mental detectors in loss

Tennis is a game of concentration. Watch any major tournament — only the grunts of the players echo. Officials caution the crowds to be quiet. Players need to be left alone with their thoughts. On Tuesday, when St. Francis — winners of the last six Sac-Joaquin Section titles — came to town, the Davis High […]

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Greiner Athlete of the Week (9/28/11): DHS soccer goalie Derek Pleasants

It was a week to remember for goalkeeper Derek Pleasants and the Davis High boys soccer team. In games against Granite Bay — at the time ranked ninth in the country — and the nation’s top-ranked squad Jesuit, the Blue Devils managed but one goal and still emerged with a pair of hard-earned ties. That’s […]

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Freshmen done in by Colfax’s second-half explosion

Despite having a home game and playing to a 6-6 deadlock through the first half, the freshman footballers of Davis High dropped a 27-6 decision to Colfax on Thursday afternoon. “We had a very rough start with Colfax breaking off an early TD. “(That) put us on our heels and we never recovered,” Blue Devil […]

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Football loss to Colfax something to put behind JVs

Often, issues thought to be resolved have only been swept under the rug where they wait to resurface at an inopportune time. A week after seemingly overcoming the chronic mistakes in a win over Will C. Wood, the Davis High junior varsity football team was hamstrung by a multitude of muffed snaps, penalties and miscommunications […]

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