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Herd rallies to down Devil boys before 1,073 fans

Up 6 points at halftime, Davis High boys just needed to hang on to beat Elk Grove for a much-needed Delta League win Friday night. Unfortunately for the Blue Devils, a 9-point third quarter led to a 5-point deficit that the locals were unable to overcome. On Break the Record Night, the crowd of 1,073 and the Davis […]

DHS boys’ road to playoffs just got more rocky

On the road to the playoffs, the Davis High boys basketball team just hit another pothole. An 85-78 loss to Monterey Trail on Wednesday night knocked the Blue Devils down to 1-6 in league, three games out of fourth place, the Delta League position it will need to qualify for the postseason. Currently sitting in that coveted […]

Lady Devils break the record, just miss versus No. 7 McClatchy

The Davis High girls basketball team couldn’t have asked for a better crowd for Saturday night’s game against the McClatchy Tigers — and the crowd couldn’t have asked for a better game. The nonleague contest was a wild ride from start to finish. Clutch free-throw shooting by McClatchy (15-5) allowed the visitors to just eke out […]

‘Off’ quarter does in Lady Blue Devils, 58-51; Break the Record Night is Saturday

Take away the second quarter of the Davis High girls basketball game Tuesday night against Pleasant Grove, and the Lady Blue Devils go home with a win. Unfortunately for the locals, playing in The Cage before an enthusiastic home crowd, that wasn’t things how things worked out. A 6-point second quarter put Davis in a deep hole that, despite […]

Devils boys are clutch from the charity stripe

Up only two points with just under four minutes to play on Friday night, the Davis High boys basketball team was looking for a way to put visiting Franklin away. The answer, as it turned out, was free throws. Senior point guard Kevin Austin went 7-for-8 from the free-throw line in those final four minutes […]

Nonleague loss is a growing experience for DHS girls

Down their best player and facing a nonconference opponent, the Davis High girls basketball team used Thursday night’s home game to prepare for the rest of the Delta League season. While that approach resulted in a 54-38 loss to Pleasant Valley (15-1), the Blue Devils showed some good signs of growth, according to coach Heather Highshoe: “What we […]

DHS boys look to bounce back against Franklin

It was clear from the tipoff of Wednesday night’s game between the Davis High boys basketball team and visiting Sheldon that handling the Huskies would be a tall order for the Blue Devils. Sheldon controlled the tip, scored seconds later, and never relinquished the lead, defeating the locals, 93-72, in the DHS Gym. The Devils (7-8) […]

Herd handles DHS girls in league opener

Last year’s edition of the Davis High girls basketball team flew through the Delta League with a record of 10-0. Suffice it to say, it won’t be that easy this year. Elk Grove made that fact abundantly clear Tuesday night, coming into The Cage and beating the Blue Devils, 58-45, in the conference opener for […]

January 06, 2016 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

DHS harriers having holiday success

Christmas came about three weeks early for Davis High cross country coach Bill Gregg. Junior Michael Vernau and the Blue Devil girls team each gave the veteran coach presents in the form of top finishes at the Foot Locker Regional Championships and the Nike Cross Nationals, respectively, leaving very little space under Gregg’s tree. But Gregg might have to […]

December 10, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Harsh lessons for DHS girls at Speck Tournament

It’s important to treat early-season games as learning opportunities. The DHS girls basketball team has plenty to learn from its last two games in its own Dorothy Speck tournament — losses to Salesian on Friday, 74-36, and West Campus on Saturday, 48-28. The loss to Salesian can be attributed mostly to turnovers. Davis coughed the ball […]

December 06, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

DHS girls finish strong to open Speck tourney with win

In its official season opener, and the first home game of the season, the Davis High girls basketball team forget to take the plastic wrap off of the rims for the first three quarters. After not being able to buy a bucket from outside, and trailing Ukiah for most of the contest, the Lady Blue […]

December 04, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Lady Devils come off undefeated league season

The Davis High girls basketball team has some big shoes to fill, to say the least. The 2015-16 edition of Lady Blue Devils must follow up a 27-4 season that saw the locals go undefeated in Delta League play, part of an 18-game winning streak. Just in case that seems like too easy of a […]

November 27, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Last season’s hoops lessons should benefit DHS boys

Last year was a learning experience for the Davis High boys basketball team. With only five seniors on the team, juniors and sophomores dominated the playing time. “Knowing we were young, with a lot of the guys coming back, I thought we learned a lot (last year),” Blue Devil head coach Dan Gonzalez said after […]

November 27, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

The Soule of an athlete

As the name would suggest, a successful triathlete must be proficient in all three disciplines — swimming, running and biking. When Davis resident Janet Soule started doing triathlons, she had two of those down pat. But the experienced biker and runner had only recently taken up swimming. “For me, the hardest part of the triathlon is the swim,” […]

November 19, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,
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