Both Oregon schools should get victories

This week’s picks are as follows: WASHINGTON over CAL … the Huskies will not be wearing Blue Hose. OREGON over ARIZONA … the Wildcats thought this might be the year they finally get over the hump and truly compete for the conference title. They’re learning very quickly that the hump is much larger than anticipated. […]

50 years of golf: more fun than accomplishment

El Macero Country Club, a beautifully kept and elegantly run golf layout and gathering place, has been celebrating its 50th birthday this year. Looking more alluring with each passing year, this Green Lady has a dark side that has taken many a men down the wrong path. I’ve been privileged to play the 6,827-yard layout […]

Davis buckles up for Colfax, Homecoming

Stop the run + play strong pass defense = a victory. The age-old football formula applies Friday night for Davis High when a potent D-IV Colfax brings its slash-and-burn offense to town for Blue Devil Homecoming festivities. Using an efficient-but-undersized offensive line — only one Falcon trench-dweller weighs more than 205 pounds — Colfax has […]

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Sports briefs: Devils beat Franklin; will face St. Francis

The Davis High girls tennis team breezed through host Franklin, 9-0, on Thursday, easily winning its second Delta Valley Conference match of the year on the same day Blue Devil coach Sally Hosley announced that DHS will host rival St. Francis on Tuesday. That contest, which begins at 3:30 p.m. at the Community Park Tennis […]

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Aloha: UCD looks to nurture ties to Hawaii

This weekend, UC Davis administrators will be rooting for more than their underdog Aggies, who are in Hawaii to face the Rainbow Warriors on the football field for the first time. UCD officials also are hoping to strengthen ties between UCD and the University of Hawaii and reconnect with some 600 alumni scattered throughout the […]

DHS boys down Division-II power in the pool

What a difference a division makes. That difference was on display on Wednesday at Arroyo Pool, where the Davis High boys water polo team toppled Granite Bay, 17-6, in a matchup of last year’s Sac-Joaquin Section Division I runner-up (DHS) and the D-II second-place finisher in 2010. But the lopsided final score doesn’t tell the […]

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UCD roundup: Pacific is the Aggies’ newest volleyball victim

Pretty much no nonconference opponent could slow down the freight train that is the UC Davis women’s volleyball team. And on Wednesday, the Aggies sped right through their first Big West Conference stop, sweeping Pacific, 25-23, 25-23, 25-15 at the Spanos Center. Junior outside hitter Allison Whitson posted 14 kills and hit .522, while senior middle […]

Quick score hurts DHS field hockey at Yuba City

For the Davis High field hockey team, playing their hearts out recently has not quite been enough. Coming off of an overtime loss to Chico on Monday, the Blue Devils made the trek up to Yuba City on Wednesday, and fell 4-3. In what coach Sandie Marotti-Huckins says had been a familiar occurrence in each […]

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Davis matches No. 9 Grizzlies step-for-step, 0-0

GRANITE BAY — “This was a great soccer game. Well played by both schools.” The words were those of longtime Granite Bay boys coach Steve Fischer. His nationally ninth-ranked Grizzlies had just been tied 0-0 on their home turf by perennial power Davis. It was a contest that Blue Devil captain Ryan Gross says moves […]

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Colfax, Davis to bring entertaining offenses to Homecoming

This is going to be a good one. Not only is Friday Homecoming for Davis High, the night’s nonleague football game with Colfax features two of the area’s more exciting offenses. While the Falcons boast veteran quarterback Austin Young and emerging tailback Hunter Perez, the Blue Devils (2-1) have shown opponents that they, too, can […]

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Youth soccer: Two more wins for Davis AC Milan

The Davis AC Milan, a U13 boys soccer team, continued its fall dominance with victories over Galt FC and Sacramento United last weekend. On Saturday, AC Milan traveled to Galt for a league game and came home with a 2-0 win. After a sluggish start, the locals finally broke through late in the first half […]

For Peat’s sake, that UCD goalie is good

The cage. It’s the 3- by 1-meter world in which UC Davis men’s water polo goalie Kevin Peat has immersed himself for the last decade of his life. It’s a world he first entered in high school, when Peat and his club team notched a national championship. And it’s a world that might end at […]

Youth roundup: Davis 14U squad splits with Woodland

After dropping the first game, 11-5, on Saturday, the Davis S.O.S., a 14U fall softball team, bounced back to top the Woodland Purple People Eaters, 11-6, in the nightcap of the doubleheader. In the win, bases-clearing doubles by Davis’ Shasta Fields (in the second-inning) and Shailah Arreola-Bittner (in the fourth) supported starting pitcher Brittany Eggers. […]

Dodgers ace edges Giants’ best

LOS ANGELES  — Tim Lincecum on the mound isn’t enough to get San Francisco a victory, especially if the Giants are playing the rival Los Angeles Dodgers. The two-time NL Cy Young Award winner could only do so much, with his team once again failing to provide decent run support. The Giants lost 2-1 on […]