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Orioles overcome early deficit to win AL title

For the second time in three days, the Orioles took a Davis Little League AAA American League playoff game from the Yankees, and Thursday it was for all the marbles. This time, the 6-4 win put the Orioles — who came through the lower bracket after these same Yankees beat them on a walk-off home run […]

UCD Boxing Club making a name on the national scene

Two years ago, the UC Davis Boxing Club was a small congregation of about a dozen fighters with two coaches that turned out a national champion in then-junior Collin Schmitt. By last year, the program had exploded in size with around 60 boxers working with the club, including the reigning national champ (Schmitt). Around the area, […]

April 21, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

DHS swimmers split with league heavyweights

Even with several top swimmers missing from its lineup, Davis High still managed a good performance with rivals St. Francis and Jesuit in town for an early-season meet. Though each Blue Devil squad was short a couple of standouts, the DHS girls defeated the Troubadours, 97-86, while the boys swam well in a loss to the […]

March 12, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

DHS girls track and field team reloads for 2015

* Editor’s note: This is the last in a 13-part series previewing the Davis High spring sports. Coming off of a third-place finish at last year’s Sac-Joaquin Section Championships, the 2015 Davis High girls track and field team will use a combination of veteran standouts and some exciting new faces to sprint toward an SJS title. Though […]

March 06, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

DHS boys track team has high aspirations

* Editor’s note: This is the 12th in a 13-part series previewing the Davis High spring sports. Most track and field teams would be content setting their sights on lofty goals such as a section title — but the defending Sac-Joaquin Division I champion Davis High boys are not most teams. “Our team’s ultimate goal this year is to […]

March 05, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

DHS girls lacrosse coach likes her 2015 squad

* Editor’s note: This is the 11th in a 13-part series previewing the Davis High spring sports. With three key seniors providing leadership, and talented players of all ages filling out the lineup, the Davis High girls lacrosse team will take the field this spring with one goal in mind — a Sacramento Valley Lacrosse Conference championship. […]

March 04, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Devil boys look to return to SJS tennis finals

* Editor’s note: This is the second in a 13-part series previewing the Davis High spring sports. After falling to Jesuit in the 2014 Sac-Joaquin Section finals — its 12th straight year in the title match — the Davis High boys tennis team won’t have to wait long to get a chance for revenge this season. That’s because […]

February 24, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Blue Devils looking for a six-pack of polo titles

It has taken a monumental effort for the Davis High girls water polo team to string together five consecutive Sac-Joaquin Section Championships — and it doesn’t get any easier this time around. The Blue Devils’ pursuit of their sixth straight crown starts on Saturday (8 a.m.) against McNair at Johansen High in Modesto. According to […]

November 06, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

DHS boys bring mix of veterans and young guns to water polo playoffs

With a matchup against Gregori on Friday kicking things off, the Davis High boys water polo team marches confidently into the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs as the two-time defending champion. In posting a 17-9 regular-season record this fall, the Blue Devils have gotten strong play from senior standouts Conrad McCarthy, Bradley Nicholson and goalie Jeff Stark, with help from some […]

November 06, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Blue Devil dozen steps up to lead lacrosse team

Most successful sports team have a single leader, an inspiring focal point of energetic leadership for the squad to follow. However, the 2013-14 version of the Davis High boys lacrosse team relied on a confident, strong and well-rounded group of 12 seniors to share the responsibility of leadership. Stepping up at various times throughout the season were Ryan Amesbury, […]

June 15, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Devil golfers will spend Monday at the Masters

With a strong showing at last week’s divisional tournament, the Davis High boys team qualified for the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters event for the first time since 2011. Monday’s Masters tournament — to be contested at The Reserve in Stockton — features 15 of the section’s best teams from all divisions as well as more than […]

May 11, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Schmitt wins title as UCD boxing club is a hit at national tourney

For the second straight season, the UC Davis boxing club made its presence felt on a national stage, sending three fighters to New York for last month’s National Collegiate Boxing Championships. Aggie Collin Schmitt, a Collegiate Boxing Association semifinalist last year, took the 156-pound title this season in New York, despite facing the most difficult […]

May 02, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Dufresnes are the Devils’ dynamic duo

The key to success in any team sport lies not just with talent, but also in the players’ ability to work together. This connection between teammates — often referred to as chemistry — is sometimes hard to achieve and hard to maintain, but always tough to beat. And there isn’t much better chemistry than the Davis […]

April 15, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Blue Devil softball squad returns a solid core

When the Davis High softball team takes the field for its season opener on Tuesday at McClatchy, fans will see familiar faces, but might have a nagging feeling that something is different. That’s because the 2014 Blue Devils return five starters from a team that reached the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs last year, however, all but […]

March 04, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

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