Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Formidable UCD defense melts Hornets

SACRAMENTO — They call it The Hornets’ Nest. The way they turn up the thermostat at Sacramento State, it should be renamed The Greenhouse. In a steamy environment Tuesday evening at Debby Colberg Court, it was Sac State that in the end melted, losing a nonconference women’s volleyball match to UC Davis in five games in front of 318 sweat-drenched fans. For the […]

Devils go the distance to triumph at Chico

CHICO — When the two top field hockey teams in the Eastern Athletic League — Davis High and Chico — match up, it is guaranteed to be a close contest, and Tuesday’s match was no different. After the Panthers scored in the opening minutes, the Blue Devil defense did not allow a goal through regulation […]

UCD women take third at elite golf event

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — With all five players who teamed to capture a fifth straight Big West Championship last spring back in the lineup, it wasn’t surprising to see the UC Davis women’s golf team hold its own against a high-level field at the season-opening Branch Law Firm/Dick McGuire Invitational, hosted by the University of New Mexico. The […]

Aggie men stay in 10th to finish St. Mary’s Invite

SEASIDE — The UC Davis men’s golf team was in 10th place entering Tuesday’s final round of the St. Mary’s Invitational — and the Aggies were still there at the end of the day. As part of UCD’s closing 12-over 300, senior Matt Seramin fired a team-best 2-over 74, while Luke Vivolo’s 75 made him […]

Open Cup final has local flavor

The inaugural Delta League boys soccer meeting between Davis High and Jesuit may not occur until Wednesday, but local fans can get a taste of the rivalry Tuesday night when alumni from both sides square off in the final of the 101st Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. The championship contest of the second oldest continuously running soccer tournament in the […]

Devil volleyball victories keep piling up

Aside from a little hiccup in the second game, the Davis High girls volleyball team continued its awesome early-season play with a 25-15, 21-25, 25-16, 25-15 win over El Dorado on Monday at The Cage. Coming off of a tournament title in their own Davis Fall Classic on Saturday, the Blue Devils are now 5-1 in […]

DHS needs just 10 boys to top Elk Grove

Missing influential playmaker D.J. Villegas due to a first-half red card on Monday, the Davis High boys soccer team needed someone to step up and break the halftime deadlock if the Blue Devils were going to start Delta Valley Conference play with a winning result.

Luckily for DHS, Ricky Gonzales put the team on his back, scoring two goals and adding an assist to lead the Devils to an imperative 5-0 home victory over Elk Grove, ahead of Wednesday’s match against rival Jesuit.

Finding the good in a tough DHS football loss

Finding bright spots can be hard after a blowout. As Davis High football coach John Wiley said following Friday’s 32-13 home loss to Vintage: “I didn’t like anything about our team’s performance.” While Wiley may not have liked his team’s overall performance, the Blue Devils (0-2) can feel good about a few things as they get […]

More pressure on QB would be nice for Aggies

There is foundation on which to build this Division I football program. And there are areas that need immediate attention. After three nonconference games, two absolutes have emerged from UC Davis’ 1-2 start — the style of play is fan-friendly and the Football Bowl Subdivision foes are a distant memory. After dropping a 49-21 decision […]

Raber: glad to join in bringing readers golf column

* Editor’s note: Pro golfer Tyler Raber is a Davis High graduate (2008) and former UC Davis standout who is working various tours in an attempt to earn his way into the PGA ranks. Raber, 24, joins The Enterprise as a contributor to In The Clubhouse. By Tyler Raber When I first heard that The Enterprise was running […]

Unlikely hero powers Republic in playoff opener

SACRAMENTO — Whenever ESPN analyst Alexi Lalas — the former U.S. national team standout — is given the time of day, he stresses the importance that set pieces play in deciding the result of soccer games, especially those in a single-elimination format. Lalas’ point was proven Saturday night at Bonney Field when the No. 2 seed Sacramento […]

No more FBS, but UCD’s tough schedule continues

The UC Davis football team — thanks to a strong finish last year — shoe-horned itself into a fourth-place tie in the Big Sky Conference, going 5-3 in league after that forgettable 0-4 start. UCD’s reward? The toughest schedule in school history. Now that the two games with Football Bowl Subdivision foes are behind them, the Aggies get […]

DHS boys get a nice win with two big games looming

SAN RAFAEL — Facing a talented Marin Academy squad that played very tough defense, the Davis High boys soccer team went to its bag of offensive tricks and nailed two long shots to earn a 2-0 road victory on Friday afternoon. Scoring once in each half, the Blue Devils (4-1) played well all the way around […]

Vintage pounds DHS on the ground

You certainly can’t accuse Vintage High of false advertising. The visiting Crushers lived up to their name Friday night as they pounded the Davis High football team, 32-13 at Brown Stadium. The loss puts the Blue Devils at 0-2 to start the season. Vintage (2-1) beat the locals by playing a brand of football that […]