After a 31-1 pool campaign, what now for DHS girls?

Coming off a 31-1 season that saw Davis High School graduate seven senior girls water polo stars, Blue Devil coach Doug Wright knows his crew has some work to do if it wants to win the school’s third consecutive Sac-Joaquin Section crown. “Getting the young players confident in games will be a key,” explains Wright, […]

Even Mr. Miyagi couldn’t have helped Armijo in 2010

Even the instruction of Mr. Miyagi from “The Karate Kid” probably wouldn’t have been any help to the 2010 edition of the Armijo Indian football squad. The late character actor and 1949 Armijo High graduate Pat Morita (of “Wax on, wax off” fame) tutored Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) to overcome great odds and excel at […]

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Young boys water polo Devils ready to make a splash

Either Jesuit or Davis high schools (or both) have been in the Sac-Joaquin Section boys water polo championship game since 1994. Last year it was the Troubadours over the Blue Devils, 9-4. Given the track record of the two pool powers, area fans shouldn’t be surprised if a rematch resurfaces in 2011. But for DHS […]

Granite Bay hands DHS girls 6-3 tennis loss

With doubles teams of Megan Williams and Hana Jolkovsky and Grace Blacker and Jasmin Mould winning — and No. 6 singles player Ceci Cajandig taking her match — the Davis High girls tennis team dropped a 6-3 decision Thursday to visiting powerhouse Granite Bay. “They’re very deep,” DHS coach Sally Hosley reported. “The better team […]

GVH Labor Day race is a runners’ delight

If I was even a casual runner, the Golden Valley Harriers Labor Day Race would be the one race in which I would get involved. Unfortunately, the one time I tried it running, I found it difficult to jog and eat a Ben & Jerry’s hot fudge sundae at the same time. Realizing something had […]

Hizzoner crosses the Causeway

Kevin Johnson — Sacramento mayor and former NBA all-star — made a surprise visit Wednesday to youths at EMQ FamiliesFirst residential treatment campus in Davis. He attended one of the site’s basketball events, spoke with youth and encouraged them to work together, get along and have fun. FamiliesFirst has been conducting an Olympics-style week-long event, […]

Aggie men gear up for soccer match with UCLA

Now it gets serious for the UC Davis men’s soccer team. After hopefully shaking the cobwebs out in a 1-0 loss at St. Mary’s a week ago, coach Dwayne Shaffer’s Aggies have a chance to get noticed on the Division I landscape with a Sunday meeting against No. 6 UCLA at Aggie Soccer Stadium. On […]

Learn synchronized swimming this fall

Davis AquaStarz synchronized swim team will offer a beginning synchronized swim class open to all swimmers ages 6 to 18 who are comfortable in deep water and able to swim at least one lap of freestyle and backstroke. The class will meet on Sundays at Arroyo Pool from 3 to 4:30 p.m. from Sept. 11 […]

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Aggie football: what an evolution it’s been

There may be a reason for every season, but if I had my way, the calendar would run only from September through January and then start over in September again. The reason I feel this way is simple: football. It’s been in my blood since I was born, which, not surprisingly, was two days before […]

Former Blue Devil Palamo puts rugby on back burner at Utah

The University of Utah is an easy 660-mile, 10-hour drive due east from Davis. But for former Blue Devil athlete Thretton Palamo, the journey to Salt Lake City took him several times around the world. Now, the 23-year-old sophomore, who was the youngest rugby player in men’s international competition history, has earned a spot as […]

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It’ll be a long and winding Devil cross country road

It’s heady stuff, the sport of cross country at Davis High. Blue Devil girls have earned 10 Sac-Joaquin Section championships, including seven straight from 2002 to 2008. But for first time since 1999, they didn’t finish in the top three in 2010. The young men have captured seven consecutive crowns and go into this fall […]

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Davis High soccer boys spank visiting Napa, 4-1

With Tom Nolan scoring three goals — the first on an assist from goalkeeper Derek Pleasants — the Davis High boys righted their soccer ship, beating visiting Napa, 4-1, Wednesday at Yudin Field. The nonleague victory puts the Blue Devils at 1-0-1 (the shortened games at Montgomery High over the weekend don’t count in the […]

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Youth soccer: Legendary performance by Davis girls squad

The Davis Legacy Legends, a U16 girls soccer team, came tantalizingly close to capturing its third consecutive tournament championship last weekend, dominating a tense title match before losing in penalty kicks. After going undefeated through bracket play at the Tiburon Fall Kickoff, the Legends battled the Mustang Stampede for the championship on Sunday at McKegney […]

Youth roundup: Local junior golfers excel at State Fair Championship

A group of Davis area junior golfers were a part of a very strong field in the JGANC State Fair Championship held at two area courses on Saturday. At the Alister McKenzie course in Haggin Oaks, Emily Masiel played in the girls 12-14-year-old division, shooting a 91 to finish in a tie for 14th. Another […]