Big plays do in Blue Devil JV footballers, 20-7

While a mistake-riddled performance was good enough to edge Armijo for an opening-day 8-7 win, another multitude of miscues proved to be a killer for the Davis High junior varsity football team against Sacramento last Friday at Ron & Mary Brown Stadium. Hamstrung by four turnovers, four sacks allowed and an inability to prevent the […]

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Record-tying kicks lifts Raiders

DENVER — Sebastian Janikowski tied an NFL record with a 63-yard field goal and the Oakland Raiders beat the Denver Broncos, 23-20, Monday in a chippy and clumsy game between the AFC West rivals. “I had a dream I broke the record and it was here in Denver,” Janikowski said. “The ball really carries here.” […]

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Davis girls reach water polo finals in Mountain View

Rolling through the prestigious St. Francis of Mountain View girls water polo tournament last weekend, Davis High didn’t hit much resistance until running into an old friend in the finals. After wins of 17-0 (over Aragon on Friday), 13-3 (Clovis West) and 9-1 (Saturday’s semifinals against Sacred Heart) the Blue Devils finally succumbed to St. […]

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Good start for Devil boys water polo in San Jose

SAN JOSE — It was a long, but rewarding, weekend for the Davis High boys water polo team. Playing in the John Schmitt Memorial Tournament, the Blue Devils went 4-1 at the three-day competition, with a Friday 13-5 setback to powerhouse Bellarmine Prep as the only blemish. “Overall, the tournament was a good start to […]

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Just sit back and enjoy Blue Devils’ gridiron improvement

Before you go any further in assessing the 2011 Davis High football team, remember the following: * This is an entertaining band of brothers. * Facing the same two teams they opened with a year ago, the Blue Devils have played sound, fundamental football in going 2-0. Less than a third of area schools can […]

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Sports briefs: DHS volleyball nabs a feel-good win Monday

Following a Christine Craft Memorial Tournament on Saturday during which the Davis High girls didn’t get many wins to show for their strong effort, Monday’s home victory over Will C. Wood was a sign of relief. Using strong serving and getting contributions from the entire roster, the Blue Devils downed the Wildcats, 25-17, 25-13, 25-12, […]

Aggies are off to a spike-tacular start

The UC Davis women’s volleyball team got some big news on Monday: For the first time in program history, the Aggies received votes in the AVCA Division I Top 25 poll. And they didn’t get those 10 votes for nothing. UCD has torn out of the gates to start the 2011 campaign, winning 10 of […]

Blue Devil girls fare well in tough Fresno tennis tilt

FRESNO — In a super-charged, 32-team California High School Classic tennis tournament last weekend, the Davis High girls took 11th place by virtue of a 2-2 performance. “It was a better finish than last year,” said Blue Devil coach Sally Hosley. “All of our tie-break practice has been paying off. We won seven of 13 […]

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Junior white teams take two of three in Sierra foothills

Midget White squad strong, 37-6 PLACERVILLE — The Junior Midget White Team steamrolled its way to victory against the Golden Sierra Junior Grizzlies, with a stunning 37-6 win on the road Saturday. Among the Junior Midget feats were two-of-three completed passes by Noah Murray, one of them a 50-yard pass to wide receiver Gavin Schouten, […]

Mixed bag for DJBD blue teams in home contests

Midgets make Knights blue, 35-0 The Davis Midget Blue squad team unleashed its explosive offense — mixing in a relentless defense — in posting a 35-0 blowout of the Rio Linda Knights at home Saturday. The locals are now 2-0. The game turned into a controlled scrimmage halfway through the second quarter as four different […]

Rowing club hosts barbecue, open house

The River City Rowing Club will host an open house fundraiser from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the club’s West Sacramento boathouse at the Port of West Sacramento. The event includes a barbecue with a beer garden, live music and silent auction. A boat dedication ceremony begins at 6 p.m. Visitors may tour the […]

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Cats win to force a deciding Game 5

WEST SACRAMENTO — The Sacramento River Cats staved off elimination from the Pacific Coast League playoffs for the second straight night on Saturday, beating Reno, 8-2, in front of 8,711 fans at Raley Field. The two teams will be back on the same field in just a few hours, as the Cats win forces a […]

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GW roundup: Southern Utah stops Sacramento State

CEDAR CITY, Utah — Austin Minifee and Deckar Alexander had two touchdowns each and Southern Utah scored the final 25 points of the game to defeat Sacramento State, 35-14, on Saturday. Minifee’s 92-yard kickoff return put the Thunderbirds (1-1) ahead for good, 17-14, with 3:25 left in the first half. He added a one-yard touchdown […]

Sports briefs: Meads, Scranton lead DHS at cross country meet

The Davis High boys and girls cross country squads ran to identical fourth-place finishes on Saturday as they competed in the Sacramento State Hornet Jamboree at Granite Regional Park. Blue Devil sophomore Sophie Meads had the highest place of the day for both teams with her fifth-place effort, crossing the finish line in 19:28. Coach […]