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Junior Blue Devils sweep visiting Rio Linda

Despite trailing by a touchdown early on, the Davis Junior Blue Devil U14 squad rallied to stage a 39-20 win over visiting Rio Linda on Saturday at Brown Stadium. It was one of the local football program’s three wins in three tries on the day. In that U14 outing, the Knights scored first before the […]

Hughes is the hero of Aggie women’s soccer win

Freshman goalie Alexis Smith set a new single-season shutout record, and senior forward Haley Hughes made sure it came in a victory, scoring the only goal of the UC Davis women’s soccer team’s Big West Conference opener against Cal Poly on Thursday at Aggie Soccer Field. UCD (8-3-1, 1-0) recorded its third straight win, defeating the […]

Sports briefs: Wildcats to host open gym

The NorCal Wildcats AAU basketball program will host an open gym for boys and girls in grades five through eight this Sunday and next Sunday (Oct. 11) at Harper Junior High, 4000 E. Covell Blvd. Those days, fifth- and sixth-grade boys will play from 10 to 11 a.m., seventh- and eighth-grade boys go from 11:15 a.m. to […]

Junior Blue Devils: Local U14 squad pounds out a 38-0 victory

The Davis Junior Blue Devils’ U14 team rolled to a 38-0 victory over Monterey Trail on Saturday at Brown Stadium. The game started dramatically when defensive back Payne Barksdale intercepted a fourth-down pass, returning it 25 yards to set up his own 28-yard scoring run. In between Barksdale’s heroics, Taylor Vaughn broke off a 34-yarder. Teddy […]

UCD roundup: Aggie men fall to second-ranked Stanford at Schaal

The UC Davis men’s water polo team stayed close early before No. 2 Stanford pulled away for an 18-6 win during Aggie Roundup action on Saturday at Schaal Aquatic Center. Earlier in the day, the 10th-ranked Aggies (7-5) defeated Diablo Valley College, 18-8, in an exhibition game. Six different UCD players scored one goal each, while […]

DHS runners O’Keeffe and Castiglioni go 1-2 at Stanford

The Davis High cross country team competes annually in the prestigious Stanford Invitational, and coach Bill Gregg always uses it as a chance to see where his squad is against top competition. And though Gregg found some things the Blue Devils need to work on, he also saw some great performances. DHS girls made up half […]

Spieth leads at Tour Championship

ATLANTA — Jordan Spieth was so consumed with trying to make birdies and save pars on a rugged, rainy afternoon at the Tour Championship that he didn’t realize until after he signed for a 2-under 68 that he had a one-shot lead. He knows exactly what’s at stake Sunday in what was shaping up as […]

JV/frosh roundup: Junior varsity harriers get two team wins

The Davis High underclass cross country teams all had strong outings in Saturday’s De La Salle/Carondelet Nike XC Invitational in Concord. The junior varsity girls and boys won team titles, both in races with 230-plus runners and more than 20 teams, while the frosh/soph boys were third out of 17 teams, and the frosh/soph girls took […]

Alliance/Legacy roundup: Local soccer teams continue to excel

The Pumas, a Davis Alliance Soccer Academy U10 boys team, had their scoring shoes on as they rolled past Natomas, 8-2. In the first half, Los Pumas controlled the tempo with beautiful passing, opening up James Andrew for the locals’ first goal in the game’s fifth minute. Los Pumas continued forward when Adrian Romero scored […]

AYSO roundup: Isotopes show good chemistry in 5-2 victory

It was another busy weekend for Davis’ AYSO teams. Here’s a look back at some of the action … U14 boys Led by a pair of Brian Martinez goals, the Isotopes took care of SE2, 5-2. James Leistikow set the tone for the winners by find the net early in the first quarter, before a Michael […]

Sports briefs: DHS wins a girls tennis squeaker at Pleasant Grove

In a match that could have gone either way, the visiting Davis High girls tennis team used its top-of-the-lineup strength — with an assist from a couple of gutsy freshman doubles players — to edge Pleasant Grove, 5-4. All of the Blue Devil singles wins were convincing, including Katherine Murdoch’s 6-0, 6-0 triumph at No. […]

Davis Junior Blue Devils have hands full at Ponderosa

SHINGLE SPRINGS — In another busy Saturday for the Davis Junior Blue Devils of the Sacramento Youth Football League, the locals went 1-3 in games against the Bruins at Ponderosa High. Here’s a look back at all the action … U14 The Blue Devils played another dominant game, this time taking a 36-0 decision over the home-standing […]

Sports briefs: Tough but educational water polo Saturday for DHS girls

Playing two strong Northern California opponents — including the best high school girls water polo team in the region in San Ramon Valley — would have been tough enough, but doing it on the same day in two different locations was too much for Davis High to overcome. After being competitive against the best squad in […]

Aid-in-dying is NOT suicide

After reading the open letter to Gov. Jerry Brown by Stanislaus J. Dundon (Sept. 15), I feel compelled to explain that the deaths that would be made possible by the medical aid-in-dying provisions of the bill he is referring to are not “suicides” as we normally think of them. The bill, which legalizes a lethal-dose prescription, […]

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