Blue Devils don’t go easily against the Herd

On paper, Davis High’s football game at Elk Grove on Friday night amounted to just another mark in the loss column. But considering the fact that the Blue Devils went into the road matchup against the third-ranked team in Northern California riddled by injuries, and kept the game close before losing 35-18, the effort holds […]

October 30, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Turnovers, lack of offense, betray Aggies in Utah

CEDAR CITY, Utah — Oh, those turnovers! For the second straight game, UC Davis played fast and loose with the football in a 34-3 Great West Conference loss to nemesis Southern Utah on Saturday. The Thunderbirds have won three in row against the Aggies (2-6, 0-2), outscoring the locals 145- 59 in those games. And […]

October 30, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Texas can’t hold ’em; Game 7 in the Cards

ST. LOUIS — Twice down to their last strike, the St. Louis Cardinals kept rallying to win one of baseball’s greatest thrillers. David Freese completed a startling night of comebacks with a home run leading off the bottom of the 11th inning to beat Texas 10-9 on Thursday, and suddenly fans all over got something […]

October 28, 2011 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Gross — is how opponents feel when this Devil takes the field

Ryan Gross will be the first to tell you: Davis High’s soccer juggernaut is a team effort. The brilliant senior midfielder says any number of players can get the job done — and they often do. Even after a 3-1 loss to Franklin on Thursday — with Tom Nolan contributing the only goal — the […]

October 28, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Devils tough football slate continues against Elk Grove

ELK GROVE — It wasn’t a surprise to Davis High football players that charting a course through the rugged Delta Valley Conference wouldn’t be easy. They just didn’t expect this world to be flat. With two games remaining in their season, the Blue Devils find little solace Friday night when they journey forth to meet […]

October 28, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Klavins and Miller win an all-Devil DVC doubles final

By dominating the early rounds of Thursday’s Delta Valley Conference doubles tournament, the Davis High girls made the semifinal and final rounds seem like a Blue Devil team get-together. All three DHS duos made the semifinals before top-seeded Anna Klavins and Caron Miller topped teammates Ceci Cajandig and Megan Williams, 6-7 (4-7), 6-1, (10-4) in […]

October 28, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Early flurry is the difference as Rio edges DHS boys at Arroyo

Playing a boys water polo team that Davis High coach Tracy Stapleton thinks is the best in the section regardless of division — D-II Rio Americano — the Blue Devils held their own in a 14-11 loss Thursday at Arroyo Pool. After falling down 3-0 in the opening minutes, the teams quite literally played even […]

October 28, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Aggies run into Cedar City on Saturday

It’s one thing for head coach Bob Biggs to tell the media that UC Davis’ offensive line is really starting to play well. It’s another for Southern Utah coach Ed Lamb to mention that the first thing he noticed while watching film to prepare for Saturday’s matchup was the improved play of the Aggie line. […]

October 28, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Five plays from a banner DHS season

When Brown Construction had the old Halden Field grass torn up in anticipation of remodeling the whole Davis High stadium, I snuck onto the site late one night. I pondered what might be. I remember the full moon. October of 2009. So quiet. So many possibilities. Then, looking around, a glint caught my eye. There! […]

October 28, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Look for a winning weekend from Bay Area teams

This week’s picks are as follows: CAL over UCLA … the Bears have their swagger back after an overwhelming rout of struggling Utah. Especially impressive was the Cal defense, which is nothing but bad news for the Bruins. STANFORD over USC … the Cardinal finally faced a ranked opponent and responded with a 65-point outburst […]

October 28, 2011 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Senior Night a success for Blue Devil girls

The game plan for Senior Night is the same no matter the sport: play hard, play well and send the graduating class out with a happy memory. The Davis High girls water polo team executed this strategy to perfection on Wednesday, shutting down a decent Oak Ridge squad, 14-0, in the final game at Arroyo […]

October 27, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Youth roundup: DHS club roller hockey season begins

Davis High’s club roller hockey varsity team picked up one win over Livermore as it competed in the first tournament of the season on Saturday in Antioch. After a season-opening 3-1 loss to Sonora, with Bobby Griffith scoring the lone Davis goal, the locals got five goals by Bryan Saicheur and two more from Teddy […]

October 27, 2011 | Posted in Youth | Tagged ,

UCD roundup: Aggie men fall in Santa Barbara

Dan Reese put away a shot from 15 yards out in the 63rd minute to get the UC Davis men’s soccer team back to within one goal, but Luis Silva’s goal in the 76th minute sealed UC Santa Barbara’s 3-1 win home on Wednesday. The Aggies (7-7-2, 5-3 Big West) saw a three-game winning streak […]

October 27, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

DHS boys hold off late-charging Oak Ridge

When the Greeks hid in the Trojan horse, they waited until the last possible moment to emerge and start wreaking havoc on the city. The Oak Ridge Trojans tried to do the same thing on Wednesday against Davis High’s boys water polo teams, and were nearly successful. But unlike the Greeks, Oak Ridge waited too […]

October 27, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,