Devils work to stop future blitz-happy future foes

Big plays in football. Love ’em or hate ’em. On Friday — in a 33-26 loss to visiting Will C. Wood — the homestanding Davis High fans hated the Wildcats’ penchant for the dramatic. On the first scrimmage play of the second half, Travis Lewis ran 68 yards, erasing the memory of a brilliant Blue […]

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Holy smokes! What a soccer week for the DHS boys

Some coaches like to build team confidence by scheduling early-season cupcakes. Others get their squads ready by finding competition that will challenge players, making them tough for league play and the postseason. Veteran Davis High boys soccer coach Ashley Yudin can be counted in the latter group — but, come on, Ashley, even this week […]

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Junior Blue Devils go 3-1 at home on Saturday

The Davis Junior Blue Devil Midget Blue team scored 22 unanswered points after a scoreless first half to beat Cordova, 22-0, on Saturday. It marked the third victory in as many games for the locals. The Midgets have allowed only one touchdown in three games and, on Saturday, were led by the efforts of Cole […]

UCD roundup: Aggie volleyball team remains white hot at home

Junior outside hitter Allison Whitson collected 45 total kills in three matches to earn Most Valuable Player honors at the Aggie Invitational women’s volleyball tournament at the Pavilion on Saturday. She posted 12 kills in UC Davis’ three-set sweep of Air Force in the morning match then added 17 more in a four-set victory over […]

UCD notebook: Galindo gets it going

After a year of waiting in the wings, the UC Davis football team’s newest offensive weapon has taken flight. Redshirt freshman Corey Galindo, who graduated from Concord High in 2010, has contributed in major ways during the Aggies’ the first three games of 2011. The 6-foot-4, 205-pound wideout has amassed 10 catches for 161 yards, […]

Aggies get first win in home opener

It was just the ticket — for fans and UC Davis football players alike. With the Aggies taking advantage of five turnovers before an appreciative crowd of 10,129, the locals opened their home schedule with a resounding 31-3 win over the University of San Diego on Saturday. “It’s always nice to get your first win,” […]

DHS boys and girls cross country sweep first DVC meet

The Davis High girls and boys cross country teams ran past the competition in the first Delta Valley Conference meet at Elk Grove Park on Wednesday. The Blue Devils almost swept the top five spots in the girls race, earning 16 points, followed by Franklin (47) and Monterey Trail (89). Sophomore Sophie Meads finished first […]

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DHS girls find time to make semis while hosting Fall Classic

Running through their first four matches without losing a game, the host Blue Devils made it to the semifinals of the Davis Fall Classic on Saturday, before being knocked out by the eventual tournament champions. Napa slipped past Davis High, 26-24, 25-23, then beat Rio Americano to capture the title at the 16-team event. “This […]

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Rose pulls away from Watney and the rest of the field at BMW

LEMONT, Ill. — It’s not quite the “fifth major” for Justin Rose, though it’s a big deal. He spent last week at the “J.R. Challenge,” named after himself and involving seven of his best friends from childhood who meet each year for a week of golf. They went to Long Island and settled for a […]

Williams lifts DHS to JV football win

Reeling from an ugly home loss to Sacramento last week, and on the verge of falling to 1-2 before its season even reaches the toughest stretches, the Davis High junior varsity football team needed a spark on Friday night. Quarterback Quinn Williams was that fire starter. Williams ran for two touchdowns, passed for another score […]

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Davis hand cyclist close to qualifying for paralympics

Only months after Davis’ Anjii Hanson mounted a hand cycle for the first time in her life, she sat down with a group of seasoned veterans of the sport and guaranteed them that she would compete in the 2012 London Paralympic Games. If Hanson can overtake Muffy Davis, the top hand cyclist in the H2 […]

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Big plays do in Davis in football loss to Wood

It was a growth spurt gone bad. Despite four touchdown passes from Shayne Reagan and a solid first-half performance, Davis High suffered through a fractured final 24 minutes, dropping a 33-26 nonleague football decision to visiting Will C. Wood on Friday at Ron & Mary Brown Stadium. The loss was the first for the Blue […]

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Young DHS girls play golf like veterans to top WHS

The new coach with an inexperienced team met one of Davis High’s oldest foes on Thursday. But from the moment their shoes touched the grass at Wildhorse Golf Course, the Blue Devils girls golf team looked like old pros. DHS shot a 243 to overtake visiting Woodland High, who recorded 252 strokes. However, the late […]

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Aggie football: don’t miss something special

What does a big, noisy home crowd do for the psyche of the Aggie football program? “It does everything,” promises UC Davis head coach Bob Biggs. “People in Davis don’t realize the opportunity they have to make this a really special venue because of our college-town uniqueness.” Biggs, whose Aggies just came back from a […]