Aggies stay hot on volleyball court

The Aggies’ dynamic duo Saturday night were Allison Whitson (19 kills) and Devon Damelio (13 kills and a career-high 22 digs) as UC Davis got past a pesky UC Irvine, 25-17, 18-25, 25-18, 18-25, 15-9 before 1,070 fans at The Pavilion. With 11 consecutive wins, UCD is now 16-1 overall and 2-0 in league play. […]

DHS boys, girls fare well at weekend tournaments

The Davis High girls water polo team finished third at the Woodcreek Invitational in Roseville this weekend. Though the Blue Devils came up short of the title, they almost found themselves playing for the championship. After trailing Las Lomas 6-2 in the semifinal game, DHS stormed back to tie it just before the end of […]

Blue Devils battle Jesuit soccer power to 1-1 tie

Until Friday afternoon, the Jesuit High boys soccer team had won 68 consecutive games. Davis High flipped that number around with tight defense and vivacious fan support, and suddenly, Jesuit’s victory streak was 86ed. The Blue Devils (6-1-4) shocked the No. 1 team in the country with a 1-1 tie on the Marauders’ turf — […]

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UCD rolling in own water polo tourney

So far, so good for the local water polo men as UC Davis is 3-0 in the first two days of competition at the Aggie Shootout, being conducted at the Schaal Aquatics center. Senior center Aaron Salit scored three goals in a 13-5 win over Chapman, then three different Aggies each tallied two scores in […]

JV footballers fall to Colfax, 31-7

It’s never pleasant to see an old enemy return after thinking they were gone for good. A week after seemingly vanquishing their season-long struggle with mistakes in a win against Will C. Wood, the Davis High junior varsity football team was hampered by penalties, turnovers, and other miscues in a 31-7 steamrolling at the hands […]

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Aggie men drop OT decision to Hornets, 3-2

At least Aggie soccer fans are getting their money’s worth these days. For the fifth straight time at home, UC Davis men were involved in overtime on Friday, but this time arch-rival Sacramento State got the better of the bargain, winning the nonleague soccer matach, 3-2. Casey Bernard scored midway through the second OT period, […]

Former Aggie Descalso finds his way into LaRussa’s lineup

Dan Descalso is the kind of player St. Louis Cardinal manager Tony La Russa dreams about. A versatile kid, scrappy and steeped in fundamental knowledge, Descalso, in his rookie season in the Big Leagues, has done everything the veteran skipper has asked — and more — as the Cards’ bid for a wild card berth […]

Offensive gala greets 2,750 at DHS Homecoming

Despite a gut-wrenching loss to visiting Colfax, the 2,750 fans in attendance at Davis High’s Homecoming on Friday were thoroughly entertained by the 48-40 Falcon victory. The Blue Devils and their guests used hard-nosed runs up the middle, long-distance scoring strikes and a dazzling array of variations out of so-called pistol offenses. When the smoke […]

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Elite kid teams: what is that ‘next level’ on the horizon?

By Tim Keown ESPN The Magazine Your kid is good, right? Really good? You don’t want to brag, but he can do some things on the field that other kids his age won’t even try. You played a little ball yourself, and you know the difference. Make no mistake: There’s someone out there for you. […]

Entertaining Blue Devils fall short at Homecoming

Despite sophomore running back Winfred Roberson’s 165 yards rushing and four touchdowns, Davis High came up short in a ding-dong Homecoming battle, losing to visiting Colfax, 48-40, on Friday. Before almost 2,700 appreciative fans at Ron & Mary Brown Stadium, the Blue Devils held a 28-21 halftime lead, but fell victim to a 20-0 Falcon […]

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Aggies prepare for another tough road game

It may sound like “coachspeak,” but there’s really no other way for a Football Championship Subdivision team to approach a game like this. Flying across half the Pacific Ocean into a different time zone to face a Football Bowl Subdivision squad in Hawaii (1-2) that has won 73 percent of its home games over the […]

Both Oregon schools should get victories

This week’s picks are as follows: WASHINGTON over CAL … the Huskies will not be wearing Blue Hose. OREGON over ARIZONA … the Wildcats thought this might be the year they finally get over the hump and truly compete for the conference title. They’re learning very quickly that the hump is much larger than anticipated. […]

50 years of golf: more fun than accomplishment

El Macero Country Club, a beautifully kept and elegantly run golf layout and gathering place, has been celebrating its 50th birthday this year. Looking more alluring with each passing year, this Green Lady has a dark side that has taken many a men down the wrong path. I’ve been privileged to play the 6,827-yard layout […]

Davis buckles up for Colfax, Homecoming

Stop the run + play strong pass defense = a victory. The age-old football formula applies Friday night for Davis High when a potent D-IV Colfax brings its slash-and-burn offense to town for Blue Devil Homecoming festivities. Using an efficient-but-undersized offensive line — only one Falcon trench-dweller weighs more than 205 pounds — Colfax has […]

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