Friday, August 29, 2014

Devils scrimmage with Sac

The Davis High football team played fairly even in a scrimmage against Sacramento on Thursday at Brown Stadium. Dozens of fans watched as the Blue Devils showed flashes on both offense and defense against the speedy, athletic Dragons. The Enterprise will preview the DHS football season with a series of articles beginning Sunday. 0829dhs fbW

UCD-Stanford: the clock is down to counting the minutes

Zero Hour has arrived. After a month-long summer football camp, UC Davis is about to discover what it’s made of as the Aggies meet Stanford on Saturday in Palo Alto. Game time is 1 p.m. for both teams’ season opener. “We have a tremendous amount of respect for Stanford,” explains UCD head coach Ron Gould. […]

Forget the score; focus on the energy brought by Aggies

Around 4 p.m. Saturday, once UC Davis is finished going toe-to-toe with Stanford, we’ll all know a little more about where the 2014 football season is headed. But understand something … How the Aggies play in the opener and the game’s final score could be mutually exclusive. UCD is trying to find its identity. It is […]

Returning seniors, new faces lead promising DHS links squad

* Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a nine-part series previewing the Davis High fall sports. Fresh off of a Delta Valley Conference tournament championship, and a fifth-place finish in the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters event, the Davis High girls golf team is looking to infuse young talent into its experienced core to improve on last […]

Devil golfers return from Scotland with smiles on their faces

For all Americans, trips to Europe are extremely special experiences. For golfers, a trip to the place of the game’s invention is a memory that will last a lifetime. And that’s exactly what two Davis High golfers got the chance to do earlier this summer when Blue Devil seniors Casey Harris and Yuexin “River” Xiang […]

DHS boys look to win seventh soccer section title

* Editor’s note: This is the third in a nine-part series previewing the Davis High fall sports. When the Davis High boys soccer team takes the field Wednesday against Napa for its 2014 season opener, the squad will feature plenty of new faces. Gone are both goalkeepers, 2013 Delta Valley Conference MVP Rami Rashmawi and attackers […]

No. 8 keeps Republic unbeaten streak at 8

SACRAMENTO — While Sacramento Republic FC has received important contributions from multiple players in its wildly successful inaugural USL PRO season, no star has shone as brightly as Rodrigo Lopez. The diminutive attacking midfielder scored two goals Wednesday night — his eighth and ninth of the season — to propel the Republic to their sixth consecutive win, […]

New attitude, new stadium for 2014 UCD field hockey

Bet on the UC Davis field hockey squad being faster in 2014. After a disappointing 6-14 campaign (4-5 in the NorPac Conference), there’s a new coach (Tiffany Huisman), new digs (the $3.2 million Aggie Field Hockey Facility) and a new mind-set. With shorter turf, a longer bench and some young players champing at the bit […]

Gould, Shaw won’t dwell on it, but Biggs remembers The Upset

What happened on Sept. 17, 2005, at The Farm has no bearing on what Stanford coach David Shaw or UC Davis counterpart Ron Gould are doing to prepare for Saturday’s opening of the 2014 college football season. At least that’s what the current coaches say … But for Aggie fans, it’s difficult not to chat about […]

Bumgarner deals as Giants blank Rockies

SAN FRANCISCO — Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner wanted to waste a two-strike curveball in front of Rockies cleanup hitter Justin Morneau. He left the ball up just enough for Morneau to get a piece of it — the only mistake on an otherwise memorable night for the San Francisco left-hander. Bumgarner pitched a one-hitter and […]

Buschman, Cats mute the Sounds

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Sacramento River Cats starter Matt Buschmann twirled a three-hit, complete-game shutout to send the visitors past the Nashville Sounds, 2-0, on Tuesday at Greer Stadium. Buschmann — who graduated from Vanderbilt University — came back to Nashville and needed only 99 pitches to dominate the Sounds (74-63). He struck out 10 and walked […]

New coach eager to see his Aggie charges hit the courses

Gone is coach Drew Wartenburg, but distance coach Devin Elizondo believes his UC Davis cross country squads aren’t going to miss a step in transition. “A lot of great things happened on the track in the spring,” explained the second-year assistant. Most notably, the Aggie women’s track team — with a huge contribution from the distance […]

Shaw respects Aggies, while Gould is happy to get a shot at Stanford

“We’re playing one of the pre-eminent powerhouses in the country,” UC Davis football coach Ron Gould says of his Aggies’ season opener Saturday at No. 11 Stanford. “We’ll get a little national attention and we’re looking forward to the opportunity.” Meanwhile, Cardinal coach David Shaw believes UCD is not a squad to be taken lightly: […]

Devils prep for tough 2014 volleyball schedule

* Editor’s note: This is the second in a nine-part series previewing the Davis High fall sports. What’s staying the same — 10 returning players and the “return” of coach Julie Crawford — has the 2014 edition of the Davis High girls volleyball team thinking big. But what’s different — the addition of 2013 playoff squads St. Francis […]