Lauren Keene

DYSA gets a weather break for Opening Night

According to the U.S. National Weather Service, the Davis Youth Softball Association is going to get clear skies for its opening night ceremonies on Friday at Playfields Park. Last year, an early spring storm washed out the first-day festivities, which were planned on a Saturday. This year, thanks to the canny scheduling of a Friday celebration, […]

March 22, 2012 | Posted in Youth | Tagged ,

Wampler, senior Ariola are keepers of DHS field

It’s not Yankee Stadium. But again, seats don’t start at $3,200. In fact, admission is free. It’s not AT&T Park, although when it rains — like it has much of this month — it can be surrounded by water. But what it is, is a labor of love — a park that gives Davis High […]

March 22, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

JV roundup: Tough week for Blue Devil lacrosse squads

On a cold, windy afternoon, the Davis High girls junior varsity lacrosse team dropped an 11-6 decision to Oak Ridge last Thursday. The Trojans began the scoring, but Blue Devil forward Claire Saiki responded with a goal in the first few minutes of the game. Unfortunately, the speedy Trojans were a challenge for excellent DHS […]

March 21, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Devil doggedness and the sun do in Pleasant Grove

“Three things cannot be long hidden: the moon, the sun and the truth.” — Gautama Siddharta, 500 B.C. With the moon poking its sleepy face over the fence in right field, the long-missing sun was in the right position to play havoc with a routine — probably game-ending — Pleasant Grove throw. The truth on […]

March 21, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Competitive or recreational, rowing grows in county

The terms don’t flow off the tongues of everyday sports enthusiasts … Sculler, coxswain, bisweptual, footplate. But if you’re one of the thousands of participants who, over the years, have sliced through the water with the River City Rowing Club,  those words are as familiar to you as infield, coach, switch-hitter and batter’s box are […]

March 20, 2012 | Posted in Adult Amateur | Tagged ,

Goodbye Ken More. Will somebody help me?

I need your support. It’s hard to say goodbye to a friend. My prayer is for, at least, a couple of guys who feel empathy — and the need to join me. Guys who will be able to have coffee some morning and plot a new course with me; a direction in which our new […]

March 20, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

A Rose blooms in the field of Blue Devil track

hur·dle (hûrdl) — An obstacle or difficulty to be overcome. So says the American Heritage Dictionary. And so understands the Davis High track triad of coaches Spencer Elliott and Jonathan Defty and their brightly shining pupil Rose Stephens. With each passing day, the Blue Devil hurdler literally steps closer to team and personal goals, while […]

March 18, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Neither rain nor wind keep Devils from appointed rounds

The Battle for the Spade was a wet, breezy exhibition of mind over weather as Davis High sloshed and huddled its way to a track-and-field victory over Woodland on Friday at Ron & Mary Brown Stadium. The Blue Devil boys rolled past the Wolves, 57-25, while the girls prevailed, 47-26. It was an afternoon of […]

March 18, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Hard to say goodbye to this Aggie team

In the spirit of Bobby Burns’ “Auld Lang Syne,” it was with pride (and more than a touch of sadness) that a group of Aggie fans on Thursday gathered to pay what turned out to be final respects to the 2012 edition of UC Davis women’s basketball. Packing tables in the back section of The […]

March 16, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Game on for Aggies in WNIT opener

There’s not a lot of height among these four senior Aggie senior women, but 20 years from now Lauren Juric, Hana Asano, Kasey Riecks and Samantha Meggison will stand tall in the annals of UC Davis basketball. Helping the Aggies make a brilliant transition into Division I ranks, the quartet was key to a 2011 […]

March 15, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Whatever happened to the high, hard one?

I am so, so disappointed in the evolution of the Giants-Dodgers rivalry. There once was a day that if you ever played for one of those two teams, you would never play for the other. Heck, Jackie Robinson retired rather than accept a trade to the Giants. It was once the greatest sports show on […]

March 15, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Blue Devil JV girls take varsity soccer tourney

WOODLAND — Holy smokes! This is the junior varsity team. For the fifth consecutive season, Davis High’s JV girls squad captured the Calspring Soccer Classic over the weekend. It’s a tournament that otherwise features varsity squads, according to Blue Devil coach Robert Smith. DHS beat El Camino, 1-0, for the championship — thanks to a […]

March 14, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

JV roundup: DHS teams have busy week of solid play

MATHER AFB — The Davis High junior varsity boys golf team bested Del Campo by 58 strokes in the first match of the season last Thursday. Conducted at Mather Golf Club on the site of the old Air Force base, Spencer Salk, playing the No. 1 position, and No. 3 Luke Soler tied for medalist […]

March 14, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Changes rain down on DHS when weather turns

With 13 varsity sports under way, spring is usually an athletic madhouse around Davis High School. Lacrosse players are setting up for practices as the waning moments of track practice winds down at Ron & Mary Brown Stadium. Junior varsity and varsity baseball and softball squads are hard at work while badminton — almost 50 […]

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