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Lady Devils advance in state playoffs

The Davis High girls basketball team is back in business. Rebounding from a section semifinal loss to St. Mary’s — their first in three months — the Lady Blue Devils opened the CIF State Championship tournament with a 52-36 win over Clayton Valley on Wednesday night in front of a full house at the DHS gym. McClatchy, […]

March 12, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Devils come on strong late to beat Woodland

WOODLAND — For the second straight game to open the season, the Davis High baseball team went without a hit in the first three innings of Friday’s contest at Clark Field. But, just as they did in their season opener on Wednesday, the Blue Devils came up big in the late innings, eventually earning a 6-2 victory […]

March 08, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Winning close games is the key for DHS softballers

* Editor’s note: This is the seventh in a 13-part series previewing the Davis High spring sports. Luck is a maddeningly important aspect of high school sports. In softball, that luck often manifests itself in one-run games, where even the smallest break in one team’s direction can be the determining factor between a win and a […]

March 01, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Lady Devils are on to the SJS semis

It’s hard to believe there’s been a more entertaining playoff game in the history of Davis High girls basketball. Playing in front of a standing-room-only crowd at The Cage on Thursday, the Lady Blue Devils triumphed over Lincoln, 74-67, in an overtime outing that had more twists and turns than Lombard Street. The win, DHS’ 18th in a row, sent […]

February 27, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Lady Devils give Lodi a playoff pounding

It had been a week since the buzzer sounded on its 16th straight win — which came in the regular-season finale — but the Davis High girls basketball team showed no rust Tuesday night, trampling Lodi, 85-34, in the first round of the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs to push its streak of victories to 17. The fourth-seeded Lady […]

February 25, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Already with 24 wins, Lady Devils hope for more as playoffs begin

Looking back over the past decade, the Davis High girls basketball program’s best single season in terms of wins was 23 in the 2012-13 campaign. At 24-2, this year’s Lady Blue Devils already have that record beat, and are looking to add on as they head into the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I playoffs. No. 4 […]

February 22, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Seniors send Lady Blue Devils to 13-0

In the 2011-12 season, a Davis High girls basketball team that included Emma Stenz and Caitlin Mazzoleni went 10-16 overall, and 3-7 in league play. Four years later, following Friday’s 72-59 win over Grant on Senior Night, the Lady Blue Devils stand at 23-2 overall and 13-0 in Delta League play, with a chance Tuesday to […]

February 15, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Lady Blue Devils are league champs

It has now been a month and a half since the Davis High girls basketball team lost. The Lady Blue Devils have won 14 games in a row, a streak that continued Tuesday night when they topped Pleasant Grove, 54-46. DHS (22-2) last lost on Dec. 29, making the winning streak 44 days old as of […]

February 11, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Lady Blue Devils finish off a great week

Winning four basketball games in a week is tough enough at the beginning of the season, with fresh legs and a healthy team. Doing it 20 games into the year is nearly impossible. But the Davis High girls team pulled off that feat by topping Christian Brothers, 68-54, in a rare Saturday night home contest. For the Lady […]

February 08, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Mazzoleni makes it rain for Lady Devils

There’s something to be said for making shots when they count. The Davis High girls basketball team did just that on Monday, squeaking out a 53-52 victory over St. Francis on a last-second jumper from senior Caitlin Mazzoleni. The win came despite a positively brutal shooting night for the Lady Blue Devils (18-2, 9-0 Delta League), […]

February 03, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Depth charge: DHS girls defeat Elk Grove

Depth is a make-or-break component in basketball, particularly as the season drags on and attrition starts to take a toll. Teams with only a couple of players doing most of the scoring leave themselves open to injuries that can submarine their whole season. The Davis High girls basketball team doesn’t have much to worry about […]

February 01, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Loud crowd sees DHS boys win

The Davis High boys basketball team came into Friday’s Delta League matchup on a five-game losing streak, and with four players — Mitchell Williams, Tommy McTygue, Matt Cheung and Luke Figueroa — sidelined by illness. But the Blue Devils managed to overcome the odds for a dramatic 81-78 win over Grant in front of a loud […]

January 25, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Cold shooting can’t slow the Lady Blue Devils

Making shots is often considered the key to winning basketball games. But for the Davis High girls team on Friday, doing just about everything else well was the way to a blowout victory. The Lady Blue Devils overcame their shooting woes — they hit just 34 percent from the field — to run over Franklin, 73-41, in a […]

January 18, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Lady Blue Devils hold off Huskies

Up by 16 points with only a few minutes remaining in the game, the Davis High girls basketball team appeared to have things all sewn up Tuesday night at The Cage. And the Lady Blue Devils did manage to pull out a 71-62 win, but only after withstanding a scare from visiting Sheldon in their […]

January 14, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

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