Devils notch two blowouts wins in the pool

For a spectator watching Davis High water polo on Wednesday, the two varsity games must have blended together. Whether it was the Blue Devil boys or girls in Arroyo Pool against Monterey Trail, the fans were watching a blowout. After the local boys put a 15-0 bashing on the Mustangs, the DHS girls followed with […]

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

Sports briefs: DHS girls open DVC volleyball play with a bang

After negotiating through a tough preseason schedule, the Davis High girls volleyball team faces a new set of challenges as it begins Delta Valley Conference play. Whether the test comes from the talent of their opponent or the lack thereof is another matter. “This is what we have been preparing for the past month,” said first-year […]

October 06, 2011 | Posted in Adult Amateur | Tagged ,

Corning turned back in big DHS field hockey win

It was a big Eastern League field hockey outing when Corning visited Davis High on Wednesday. The Bobcats had beaten the Blue Devils, 2-0, on Sept. 7, so another loss to their Colusa County cousins and DHS could kiss goodbye any thoughts of a league crown. Dodging the rain drops, the Devils (6-3 in conference) […]

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Youthful UCD swimmers are nonetheless talented

While the UC Davis women’s swim team will set its sights on a familiar goal over the course of its 2011-12 season, the path to it undoubtedly will be quite different. The Aggies’ pursuit of a second straight Mountain Pacific Sports Federation championship — and a third conference crown overall as they won the 2009-10 […]

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This Devil hot rod is all revved up for DVC opener

All the tune-ups are complete. There are four new tires — sophomores Brenden MacDonald, Bailey Murray, C.K. Hicks and Winfred Roberson — on this sleek new blue-and-white vehicle. After cutting penalties in half during the past two games, this Davis High football hot rod seems to be street-legal. Despite not hitting on all 12 cylinders […]

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Humboldt brings up good memories for Ags

Saturday’s matchup with Humboldt State surely will have longtime UC Davis fans remembering the good old days. The Aggie football program’s rich history includes many memorable moments, and at least a few of them have occurred during the previous 59 matchups against the Lumberjacks. UCD is 41-15-3 in those games. The 1970s were Humboldt’s football […]

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Bruce Gallaudet: DHS teams bring the community more than wins

Pay tribute What: Davis High School Hall of Fame induction ceremony and dinner When: Saturday; 6 p.m. reception, 7 p.m. dinner and awards Where: Freeborn Hall, UC Davis Tickets: $55 each; call (530) 756-3679 or go online At any Friday night high school football game or Tuesday soccer match, there might be one sports writer squinting to make out a […]

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MLB playoff roundup: Rangers advance to ALCS

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — This is what Adrian Beltre envisioned when he signed with Texas in the offseason. Balls jumping off his bat in October, the Rangers making another run for the pennant. Beltre hit three straight home runs and the defending AL champions advanced again, beating the Tampa Bay Rays 4-3 in Game 4 […]

October 05, 2011 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

UCD welcomes D-II Humboldt State on Saturday

While UC Davis (1-3) took a break from competition last week, it was business as usual for most of rest of the football world. And though the coaches spent the weekend recruiting — with the players taking Friday and Saturday off for their bodies to heal from the pounding they took during a rugged first […]

October 05, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Devils dig deep to down Mustangs

Some of the better high school girls tennis teams in the area say they have depth because they have confidence all they way up and down their usual starting lineup. When Davis High coach Sally Hosley hears that, she just smiles. That’s because Hosley’s Blue Devils have another level of depth, much of which was on […]

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UCD roundup: Late run by Simanton helps Aggies take sixth

Junior Amy Simanton birdied a pair of par-five holes late in her final round on Tuesday to push her to a 2-under 70, tie for ninth place individually and help the No. 11 UC Davis women’s golf team move up into a tie for sixth at the Windy City Collegiate Championship hosted by Northwestern. The […]

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Sports briefs: Davis Jiu-Jitsu Academy wins several medals

A team of 10 athletes from Davis’ Nova Geracao Academy competed as part of the BJJ Revolution Team at the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation American National Tournament Sept. 24-25 in Carson. The BJJ Revolution Team has retained the national title at this single-elimination tournament for six of the past seven years, and Davis athletes have […]

October 05, 2011 | Posted in Adult Amateur | Tagged ,

Inderkum nips DHS freshmen by a point

It was a nail-biter that came down to the final quarter but in the end, Davis High dropped a 13-12 freshman football decision to visiting Inderkum on Thursday. Two short touchdown runs by quarterback Quentin Jones gave the Blue Devils their scores in the first and fourth periods, but both times two-point conversion tries failed. […]

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DHS’ Honeychurch heads another strong day of girls golf

After winning the first Delta Valley Conference tournament last week by an amazing 84 strokes, it was going to be tough for the Davis High girls golf team to top that performance in the second league event on Tuesday. And while the Blue Devils “only” won the second DVC tourney by 54 strokes, DHS got […]

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