Greiner Athlete of the Week (10/19/11): DHS golfer Ji Hye Lee

After breaking 90 and finishing in the top five individually at each of the first three Delta Valley Conference girls golf tournaments this fall — including a first-place medal on Sept. 26 — Davis High’s Ji Hye Lee still wasn’t satisfied. So on Monday, the sophomore shot her best round of the league season, needing […]

October 19, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Blue Devil girls dominate the DVC field

This article originally ran on Sept. 27. “This was a fantastic start,” Davis High girls golf coach Amanda Ryan said after her team won the first Delta Valley Conference tournament by 84 shots. “We are really looking forward to the next three (DVC) tournaments and hopefully some postseason tournaments. If we keep playing like this, […]

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

Davis girls fall back with DVC loss

As Yogi Berra would say, “It’s déjà vu all over again.” A week after dropping a five-game home match against Monterey Trail, the Davis High girls volleyball team repeated the unfortunate result on Monday against Franklin. The Mustangs and Wildcats are the Blue Devils’ two most powerful Delta Valley Conference opponents, and with only a […]

October 18, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Sports briefs: DHS girls officially win DVC

When it won the first Delta Valley Conference tournament by a staggering 84 shots, the Davis High girls golf team pretty much made the next three league events into one long formality before the Blue Devils could claim the DVC title. The exercise ended on Monday with another impressive performance by DHS in the fourth […]

October 18, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

DHS field hockey is successful with the Satre/shutout combo

If defense really does win championships, then the Davis High girls varsity field hockey team has to be optimistic after Monday night’s matchup with Yuba City. Brynne Satre scored two early goals to give the Blue Devils an early cushion, which her defensive teammates then protected with suffocating defense as DHS shut out the Honkers, […]

October 18, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Granted, this week is another stern Devil test

Just when you thought it was safe to get back in the football water … After a much-improved showing, albeit in another loss (28-14 to Laguna Creek) last Friday on the road, Davis High now has to deal with a grouchy Grant (4-3, 1-1) and a high-flying Elk Grove (7-0, 2-0) in back-to-back Delta Valley […]

October 18, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

UCD women’s golf team driven to excellence

Finding a balance between driven to succeed and driven to madness is a very fine line to walk in the game of golf. The UC Davis women’s program has been successfully tiptoeing the line for several years. The Aggies are a force in the Big West Conference — claiming the last two titles — and […]

October 18, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Double-OT win puts Blue-group Midgets on top

ELK GROVE – Jake Hammond’s one-yard plunge gave Davis’ Midget Blues a 34-28 double-overtime victory Saturday over Pleasant Grove and sole possession of first place. The Devils are now 5-0 in league play (7-0 overall) after topping the Eagles in a see-saw game at Sheldon High. When the Eagles opened the scoring with a 14-play, […]

October 18, 2011 | Posted in Youth | Tagged ,

JBD White squads sweep Mesa Verde

After a hard-fought win against McClatchy last week, the Blue Devil Junior Midget White team kept momentum rolling with 36-12 victory Saturday over visiting Mesa Verde on Halden Field at Ron & Mary Brown Stadium. With the win, Davis secured a playoff position. Tailback Jacob Avila had a monster day — scoring four touchdowns. He […]

October 18, 2011 | Posted in Youth | Tagged ,

Cal Poly rallies for win

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Junior quarterback Andre Broadous scored the go-ahead touchdown on a four-yard run with 45 seconds to play and senior safety Greg Francis sealed the victory with an interception with one second to go as Cal Poly rallied to defeat Southern Utah 31-27 in a Great West Conference football game Saturday night […]

October 16, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

No. 1 LSU beats Tennessee 38-7, remains unbeaten

By Beth Rucker KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Even when top-ranked LSU isn’t playing its best, the Tigers are still finding ways to dominate games. Jarrett Lee and LSU got off to a slower start than usual against Tennessee but wore the Volunteers down in a 38-7 victory on Saturday. It was a record sixth straight victory […]

October 16, 2011 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Sheldon scores twice for Aggies in OT win

NORTHRIDGE — Freshman Matt Sheldon gave the UC Davis men’s soccer team a 1-0 lead in the 71st minute, then hit the golden goal game winner in overtime to give the Aggies a 2-1 win against Cal State Northridge at Matador Soccer Field. UCD improves to 5-6-2 on the year and 3-2 in the Big […]

October 16, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Rangers earn 2nd consecutive World Series berth

By Stephen Hawkins ARLINGTON, Texas — Nelson Cruz and the Texas Rangers are headed to their second straight World Series, finishing off the Detroit Tigers with a huge offensive burst to become the American League’s first repeat champion in a decade. Cruz set a postseason record with his sixth home run of the series, Michael […]

October 16, 2011 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Cal State Fullerton sweeps UCD volleyball

FULLERTON — Aggie senior middle blockers Katie Denny and Betsy Sedlak combined for 17 kills and .389 hitting but Cal State Fullerton employed late scoring runs in each set of a 25-22, 25-21, 25-22 sweep over UC Davis in Big West Conference women’s volleyball action at Titan Gym on Saturday. The Aggies lost their second […]

October 16, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,