Devils’ league opener goes south in second half

On a night Davis High football fans hoped for a watershed game, by the time Friday’s final whistle blew, it felt more like a Waterloo game. After a 62-21 shellacking at the hands of visiting No. 12 Franklin, Blue Devil coach Steve Smyte didn’t mince words: “I was extremely, extremely disappointed in our performance. Frankly, […]

October 09, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Wildcats maul Blue Devil JV squad

When opening night of the 2011 Delta Valley Conference regular season was finally over, the Davis High junior varsity football team was a little shell-shocked. The Blue Devils were soundly routed, 44-13, by Franklin on Friday at Ron & Mary Brown Stadium, surrendering 531 total offensive yards along the way. DHS’ only scores came on […]

October 09, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Foxy’s Fall Century is a ride through California history

Join the fun What: Foxy’s Fall Century, attracting more than 1,000 riders on three courses of 31, 62 and 100 miles When: Saturday, Oct. 15 Where: Start/finish at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St. Info: All riders must pre-register; go online here By Scott Alumbaugh Foxy’s Fall Century is an annual event hosted by […]

October 09, 2011 | Posted in Adult Amateur | Tagged ,

Sports briefs: Raya is on fire as Devils top Elk Grove

Sometimes it seems like an embarrassment of riches for the Davis High boys soccer team. Talented throughout the lineup — and with new seasoned athletes joining each year from JV and club teams — the Blue Devils always seem to have a number of players who can produce. On a muddy pitch at Elk Grove, […]

October 07, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Strong swimming start for UCD

Talk about starting the season off right. The UC Davis women’s swimming and diving team won the first nine events on Thursday, and 11 out of 16 overall, to cruise to a 180-106 win over Pacific in a dual meet at the Schaal Aquatics Center. The meet was the season opener and start of the […]

October 07, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Luck won’t be with Colorado on Saturday

This week’s picks are as follows: STANFORD over COLORADO … the Buffs will be petitioning for emergency re-entry into the old Big 12 after Andrew Luck and his Cardinal teammates get done with them. NEBRASKA over OHIO STATE … the Cornhuskers, too, are looking for the safety and security of their warm and fuzzy home […]

October 07, 2011 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Calendar favors Aggies against Humboldt

Octoberfest. Rocktober. Halloween. October is a fun month. In recent history, it has also marked, in a way, the true start of the UC Davis football season. The Aggies have gone 1-3 to start each of the past four seasons — including this 2011 campaign — playing most of those games on the road and […]

October 07, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Welcome mat no longer out for DHS gridiron foes

The welcome mat is no longer out for football schools visiting Halden Field at Ron & Mary Brown Stadium. These Blue Devils have spunk — and a high-octane offense. Even casual observers can tell Davis High is getting better with each passing quarter. While Dante’s “All hope abandon ye who enter here” has yet to […]

October 07, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

NCAA Bizarro World

“Us do opposite of all Earthly things … Us love ugliness! Is big crime to make anything perfect! Us hate beauty … and fairness!” If you know your Superman, you know Bizarro, the leader of planet Htrae. Above is his credo. In the early 1960s, Superman and I were inseparable. When Bizarro World was introduced […]

October 07, 2011 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

These Blue Devils came late to Davis High

If you were with me yesterday, you know I plan to spend Saturday night with several hundred other folks who care deeply about Davis High for that school’s fourth annual Hall of Fame banquet put together by the hard-working folks at the Blue & White Foundation. You’ll also know that the caliber of Saturday’s six […]

October 06, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

MLB roundup: Cards put the Freese on Phillies to force Game 5

ST. LOUIS — Big swings by a slumping hitter, clutch innings by a journeyman pitcher. Suddenly, the St. Louis Cardinals are looking very dangerous. As for the Philadelphia Phillies? Things have turned downright squirrelly. David Freese, shut down by Phillies aces the first three games, became a hometown star on Wednesday. He homered, doubled and […]

October 06, 2011 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Youth roundup: DWPC girls make a splash in Speedo Cup League play

Playing in the first weekend of the recent Pacific Zone’s Fall Speedo Cup League, the Davis Water Polo Club’s girls eighth grade and under squad finished a strong 2-1 in intermediate division play at Marin College’s Indian Valley Campus. In their first match, the locals fell 10-4 to the San Ramon 680 Drivers. Despite the loss, […]

October 06, 2011 | Posted in Youth | Tagged ,

Youth soccer: Royal Arsenal shuts down two opponents

The Davis Royal Arsenal, a U14 boys soccer team, posted two shutout wins in league and State Cup play last weekend. Even playing short-handed due to injury and illness, the Royal Arsenal beat Cal Odyssey, 1-0, then Pajaro Valley, 2-0. Davis’ Pablo Guarnizo tallied the only goal against Cal Odyssey, after the Cal keeper dove to […]

October 06, 2011 | Posted in Youth | Tagged ,

Wiesenfarth wins it for UCD men’s soccer

SAN LUIS OBISPO — After the UC Davis men’s soccer team went scoreless in its Big West Conference-opening loss to Cal State Northridge , freshman Matt Wiesenfarth decided it was time for him to step up. The result has been two straight game-winning goals — most recently in a 1-0 victory at Cal Poly on […]

October 06, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,