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Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Author Archive: Spencer Ault

DHS softball struggles in nonleague outing

It was apparent early on Tuesday that it wasn’t going to be the Davis High softball team’s day. And by the time the Blue Devils got anything going, it was too late to prevent a 13-3 nonconference loss to Granite Bay at the DHS field. The defeat, which ended after five innings due to the […]

Pitching, defense carry DHS past Monterey Trail

When a softball team like Davis High is struggling at the plate, the answer is to step up its performance in other aspects of the game — which is exactly what the Blue Devils did on Wednesday. On the strength of its pitching and defense, DHS posted a 4-2 Delta Valley Conference home win over Monterey […]

Devil boys silence the Rams

The Davis High boys lacrosse team led wire-to-wire on Tuesday night, eventually defeating St. Mary’s, 13-7, in a Sacramento Valley Lacrosse Conference game at Brown Stadium. The win pushed the Blue Devils’ record to 10-2 on the season, with a 3-0 mark in league play. DHS got off to a blistering start, striking for three […]

Downpour of goals lifts Devil boys lacrosse team

While Mother Nature was literally making it rain, the Davis High boys lacrosse team was making it rain goals Tuesday night at Brown Stadium. The only question was which was coming down harder as the Blue Devils trounced Lincoln, 22-1, in the midst of an incessant downpour. The win, which came in its Sacramento Valley […]

Curtis’ clutch hit finally foils Franklin

A week after playing eight innings against Jesuit at Raley Field, and seeing the game end in a tie, the Davis High baseball team played another eight even frames in Thursday’s Delta Valley Conference opener against Franklin.

But this time, after the pitchers and defenses shined for eight and a half scoreless innings, Blue Devil Nate Curtis broke things open with a line-drive single to left, plating senior catcher Hudson Forrester for the game-winning run.

DHS girls hold off St. Francis

After playing three straight tough opponents, and losing each game, the Davis High girls lacrosse team badly needed a win. And even though another strong opponent was at Brown Stadium Thursday night, the Blue Devils got the victory they craved, beating St. Francis, 10-8. DHS (2-3) jumped all over the Troubadours from the start, as […]

Blue Devil boys have a lacrosse letdown

In the past few games, the Davis High boys lacrosse team had made a habit of falling behind, then coming back to win in exciting fashion. The dangerous aspect to that strategy was on display Tuesday at Brown Stadium as the Blue Devils were unable to extricate themselves from an early hole and lost, 11-7, to […]

Strong finish lifts DHS boys lacrosse

It’s not how you start, it’s how you finish. The phrase is commonly uttered when it comes to sports. On Tuesday, the Davis High boys lacrosse team’s performance was a testament to the veracity of that adage, as the Blue Devils came roaring back from an early deficit to beat Bella Vista, 10-5, at Brown Stadium. […]

No drama, just wins for Blue Devil volleyballers

Following a preseason filled with turmoil, it would be understandable if the Davis High boys volleyball team stumbled a little coming out of the gates. After all, a coaching change only a couple of weeks before the team’s opener does not often lend itself to success. The Blue Devils have done just the opposite, however, […]

DHS boys aim for eighth straight DVC golf title

The Davis High boys golf team has won the past seven Delta Valley Conference championships. After losing just two players from last year’s squad and adding a crew of promising new golfers, the Blue Devils are poised to make it eight. The two departed golfers are Chase Dossa and Michael Chen, both whom graduated after […]

IM sports let students get out and play

In 2011, 450,000 people played college sports, according to the National Collegiate Athletic Association. In contrast, 7.6 million kids played high school sports in 2011, as reported in a US News article. For 7 million athletes, college sports are not an available outlet to pursue their passions.

That poses a question: What do those athletes do in order to keep playing sports?

For 8,600 people at UC Davis, intramural sports are the answer.

Intramurals are university-sponsored sports in which anyone, from undergraduates to faculty, can participate.

JV Devils show varsity-level talent in finale

Bouncing back from a loss can often be fraught with difficulties, especially when it’s the first defeat of a season. The Davis High junior varsity football team, however, displayed no such difficulties as it defeated Elk Grove, 13-10, on Friday to finish the year at 9-1. “They worked really hard this past week,” Blue Devil […]

JV Blue Devils win to finish 9-1

One week after its first loss of the season, the Davis High junior varsity football team bounced back at Elk Grove, grinding out a season-ending 13-10 victory. The win gave the Blue Devils a 9-1 record for the year. DHS’ performance followed the same blueprint as it has followed all year, one based on a […]

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