Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Despite 168 points allowed, PSU defense made not be lousy

Before UC Davis football fans get too excited about the prospect of the Aggie offense against the Portland State defense a few details must be noted. First, the Vikings have faced a rainbow of offensive styles, included those of two Pac-12 opponents. Sure, PSU has coughed up 168 points in going 1-3, but these Vikings had to weather a 64-pass, […]

A’s fall as AL wild-card game lives up to its name

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Oakland Athletics stumbled their way through a late-season swoon, the club that once boasted baseball’s best record scratching its way into the final playoff spot on the last day of the regular season. They collapsed for good in heartbreaking fashion Tuesday night. Salvador Perez singled home the winning run with […]

Devil girls play dynamite pool defense

The Davis High girls water polo team dominated every facet of the game on Tuesday to romp over short-handed Granite Bay, 11-1, at Arroyo Pool. Playing after their male counterparts, the Blue Devil girls (10-4) followed a similar path to success: jump out to an early lead then rely on a defense that is fortified by a […]

Davis volleyballers finish strong at Franklin

ELK GROVE — As frustrated as they were after dropping the second game of Tuesday’s volleyball match at Franklin, the Davis High girls were that focused and efficient in taking the final two sets to clinch the Delta League outing. By beating the Wildcats, 25-19, 23-25, 25-13, 25-16, the Blue Devils improved to 9-2 in regulation-length […]

Hard-working Blue Devil boys get a water polo win

Coming off of a 10th-place finish at the elite America’s Finest City Invitational in San Diego last weekend, the Davis High boys water polo team kept the good times rolling Tuesday evening. Playing at Arroyo Pool, the Blue Devils defeated Granite Bay, 16-8. “We played hard,” said DHS head coach Tracy Stapleton. “We played with a […]

DHS girls tennis team tames Lions

It was the best of both worlds for the Davis High girls tennis team on Tuesday as it got some good competition from McClatchy, but still left the Davis High Tennis Complex with a decisive, 7-2 victory. Blue Devil head coach Sally Hosley put it another way: “We had a good match (Tuesday).” The No. 1 singles contest was […]

Davis golfers get teaching moments in forfeit win

SACRAMENTO — Despite its opponent not having enough players to avoid a forfeit, Davis High’s girls golf team played on at Wildhawk and used the Delta League dual match with Monterey Trail as an opportunity to gain experience. Playing the back nine at Wildhawk — which gave the Blue Devils their first chance to see […]

‘Playoff game’ or missed chance? Either way the Aggies move on

Eastern Washington football coach Beau Baldwin said it felt like a playoff game. UC Davis players and staff alike believed the Aggies missed a chance — “Shot ourselves in the foot,” according to quarterback London Lacy. Whatever the take on Saturday’s 37-14 Big Sky Conference-opening loss, UCD football coaches and players know what is required […]

Devils move atop league standings with win

Two goals in as many minutes late in the first half propelled the Davis High boys soccer team to a 3-1 Delta League victory in a potentially tricky matchup against a strong Pleasant Grove side on Monday afternoon at Yudin Field. Blue Devil senior Raunak Manandhar opened the scoring with a header in the 29th minute and, […]

DHS’ effort not the problem against the talented Thundering Herd

While the Davis High football team has struggled at times on its way to a 1-3 start, it hasn’t been for lack for effort from a determined group of Blue Devils. That was the case on Friday at Brown Stadium, despite a 56-13 loss to Elk Grove in the Delta League opener for both teams. “(The loss) […]

Only 15 months out of UCD, Runas off to LPGA Tour

We all knew this would be the result … Demi Runas has become the first UC Davis golfer to earn an LPGA Tour card. After a forcing a three-way, first-place playoff at the Symetra Tour Championship on Sept. 21, the former Aggie superstar lost the shootout but earned $11,872. That total vaulted her from 15th on the […]

Harrisburg left on an island as Sacramento lifts USL PRO trophy

SACRAMENTO — Champagne exploded into the dry Sacramento night. Rodrigo Lopez, wearing an oversized sombrero, jumped into the stands and partied with the crowd. Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson interrupted a postgame speech by sprinting to and hugging USL PRO president Tim Holt, causing his note cards to fly into the air. As Sacramento Republic FC […]

Walker draws coaches’ praise after solid performance

Nate Walker — an emerging sophomore cornerback — was lights out in a first half that saw UC Davis go toe-to-toe with invading bully Eastern Washington. Standing 5-foot-9 and weighing 170 pounds, the former Crespi High (Los Angeles) defender was asked to stay with the larger, sometimes quicker Eagle receivers in Saturday’s 37-14 Aggie home […]

Tale of two halves does in UC Davis, 37-14

In the Big Sky Conference opener for both football teams, visiting Eastern Washington eventually broke loose from UC Davis and took a 37-14 decision on Saturday at Aggie Stadium. But for a while, many of the 6,954 in attendance had visions of the 1980 U.S. hockey team dancing in their heads. Would this night be another miracle? UCD […]