Monday’s match is a DHS downer

Sometimes, it’s not hard to see why Garfield hates Mondays. The Davis High girls volleyball team started off the week by dropping an extremely close home match to Monterey Trail by a final game score of 3-2. The loss dropped the Blue Devils to 15-8, and was their first defeat in three Delta Valley Conference […]

October 11, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Sports briefs: Host Aggies in 13th at The Presige

LA QUINTA — Josh Granger eagled on the par-5 12th hole, while Andrew Haggen and Luke Vivolo each improved by three strokes to lead the UC Davis men’s golf team in second-round action on Monday at The Prestige at PGA West in La Quinta. The Aggies, who are co-hosting the tournament with Stanford — lowered […]

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MLB playoff roundup: Rangers slam Tigers to go up 2-0

ARLINGTON, Texas — Nelson Cruz hit the first game-ending grand slam in postseason history, lifting the Texas Rangers over the Detroit Tigers, 7-3, in 11 innings Monday for a 2-0 lead in the AL championship series. Cruz doubled early, then hit a tying home run in the seventh inning. His second homer of the game […]

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Analysis: For Devils gridders, it’s a long and winding road

Make no mistake. Longtime Davis High football observers (or fans) aren’t used to what’s been happening with their beloved Blue Devils. The last 36 games, poor DHS is 7-29 (2-3 this fall). The reason? It’s a mixed bag — and no one person’s fault. Former Junior Blue Devils President Al Inouye once told The Enterprise: […]

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Les is more; Gross is ready as UCD hoops season nears

SACRAMENTO — He’s hardly the new kid in town. Jim Les, inching closer to his on-court debut as UC Davis basketball coach, is a five-season Sacramento Kings veteran (1990-94). Talking with media members at Monday’s NorCal Basketball Luncheon, Les told reporters he’s “excited to be back in Northern California” and is committed to “changing the […]

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UCD women’s tennis tries to serve up another productive season

The UC Davis women’s tennis team comes into the 2011-12 season replete with experience. The Aggies have brought back their entire starting lineup from last year and even have added an assistant coach with professional tennis action under her belt. That said, their expectations are high, especially after finishing third in the Big West last […]

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White-squad teams go undefeated in Davis

Jack Edwards ran for three touchdowns and Willie Hall connected with Gabi Fong for another score as the Davis Midget White shut out McClatchy, 28-0, in league action Saturday on Halden Field at Brown & Mary Brown Stadium. The victory avenges a 34-22 loss to this same Lion team in both team’s non-league season opener. […]

October 11, 2011 | Posted in Youth | Tagged ,

Junior Blue Devil Blue squads hold their own in Rosemont

ROSEMONT — The Davis Midget Blue team put together its best game of the year and dominated the Rosemont Wolverines, 30-13, thanks in part to three touchdowns from Cole Morse. The victory means the locals stay unbeaten and are in a first-place tie with Pleasant Grove. The Eagle and Devils face off next Saturday in […]

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Rangers wash out Tigers in Game 1

ARLINGTON, Texas — After the rain, the Texas Rangers opened the AL championship series by beating Justin Verlander once again. Nelson Cruz broke a postseason slump with a home run that helped boost the Rangers over the Tigers, 3-2, on Saturday night as rain followed the Detroit ace and caused nearly two hours of delays. […]

October 09, 2011 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Sports briefs: DHS cross country boys get win, taste of state meet course

The Davis High boys cross country team placed first at the Clovis Invitational at Woodward Park in Fresno on Saturday, a race that took place on the very same course that will host November’s CIF state meet. Only 15 seconds separated the Blue Devil boys’ No. 2 through No. 5 runners, powering them to the team […]

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UCD roundup: Aggies sweep past Matadors

Redshirt sophomore Devon Damelio provided 10 kills and two aces while outside hitters Allison Whitson and Valerie Brain combined for 21 kills, helping UC Davis complete a 25-19, 26-25, 25-23 sweep of Cal State Northridge in Big West Conference women’s volleyball action at Upper Hickey Gym on Saturday night. The Aggies improved to 18-3 overall […]

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Lumberjacks cut down Aggies

Sometimes when a game is close, it appears to be decided with a break or a bounce here or there on one of the final plays. But coaches and players will usually tell you that a loss — especially an upset like the one the UC Davis football suffered on Saturday at Aggie Stadium against […]

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UCD men’s soccer edged by Santa Barbara in overtime

The UC Davis men’s soccer team dropped a close tilt to Big West Conference foe UC Santa Barbara 2-1 in overtime on Saturday at Aggie Soccer Field. Freshman Matt Wiesenfarth scored for the second straight game to even the score at one in the 31st minute, but the Gauchos found the back of the net […]

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Raiders owner, NFL pioneer Al Davis dies

OAKLAND — Al Davis was remembered Saturday as the AFL commissioner who helped lead the merger with the NFL that changed professional football forever. He was praised as the trendsetting owner of the Oakland Raiders, who broke racial and gender barriers while winning three Super Bowl titles and preaching his mantra of “Just win, baby!” […]

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