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DNLL 10-11s are District 64 champions

VACAVILLE — There’s no better feeling for a Davis 10- or 11-year-old than standing under the lights on a Little League Field, holding up a banner that reads, “District 64 Champions.” On Wednesday, the Davis National 10-11 All Stars got to experience that feeling, taking the title with a flurry of hits and lights-out pitching that led […]

DHS grad Johnson off to World University Games

It’s been a memorable couple of years for Davis High graduate Rachel Johnson. She was the 2011 Sac-Joaquin Section MVP, the Blue Devil Female Athlete of the Year in 2012 and her water polo success earned her a ticket to Stanford University. And now, Johnson is getting ready for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity: representing the United States in […]

McClean’s international soccer experience brings a global view

For most soccer players, the holy grail of the sport is having an opportunity to represent their country on the international level. Davis High senior Jaha McClean, a member of the Blue Devil varsity soccer team for three years, got that chance in the summer of 2013. The relentless midfielder played six games for the […]

The life aquatic: DHS Athletes of the Year

It’s a well-known fact that Davis High School produces some of the best aquatic teams and athletes in Northern California. So when the two DHS Athletes of the Year were announced at Tuesday’s Senior Awards Night — chosen by high school staff, students and coaches — nobody was surprised that the two awards were given […]

DHS’ Song makes sweet music with his running shoes on

To some, the sport of running is an excellent metaphor for life. For Davis High senior cross country and track athlete Brian Song, that metaphor couldn’t apply any more to his life experience. Sometimes in running, it’s all about cruising while you are ahead. That was common for Song, who was usually one of the runners who got […]

Curtis was meant to be an athlete

“Ball.” That was the first word that came from the mouth of Nathan Curtis, now a Davis High senior. And his first word couldn’t have been a better indicator of what was ahead for the Blue Devil multi-sport athlete. In elementary school, Curtis played any game that involved a ball, and did it whenever he possibly could. […]

June 02, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

10-year-old Mobley made a wise choice: softball

As a young child, Rachel Mobley was the typical Davis kid. She dabbled in what felt like a million things at once: sports, school … the list goes on and on. When Rachel was 10, her mother, Trisha Turner, told her daughter that she had to choose something to pursue. “She said, ‘You can’t do everything. You can pick, […]

May 29, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Ferenc-Segedin and Pak: The Blue Devil Smash Brothers

Match point. Sac-Joaquin Section finals. His opponent stretched to return his serve, and Davis High’s No.1 singles player, Dan Ferenc-Segedin, made the cross-court winner look easy. “Let’s go Davis!” he yelled. On the court next to him, his close friend and the Blue Devils’ No. 2 Louis Pak had to grind through a long match. But, […]

May 27, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Bloise ends a brilliant lacrosse career

She has 162 goals to her name. She’s phenomenal off the draw, averaging 6.5 possessions per game. She’s the two-time MVP of the Sacramento Valley Lacrosse Conference. But despite all that she’s done in her four-year varsity career, the Davis High girls lacrosse team’s senior captain, Sarah Bloise, had to be convinced to play the game in […]

May 27, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Track repeat is sweet for Blue Devil boys

ELK GROVE — As the Davis High boys 4×400 relay team stepped to the starting blocks Friday night for the last event of the nearly eight-hour final day of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I track and field meet, Blue Devil head coach Spencer Elliott couldn’t help but crack a smile. He already knew. The DHS boys had […]

May 24, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Gutsy performance from DHS track girls falls just short

ELK GROVE — The Davis High girls track and field team knew going into Friday’s final portion of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I Track and Field Championships in Elk Grove that it was going to be an uphill battle to capture the third section title in program history. While the Blue Devils put forth a monumental effort, […]

May 24, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

DHS tracksters set themselves up for success

ELK GROVE — After Day 1 of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I Track & Field Championships at Elk Grove High, both the Davis boys and girls teams are in excellent position to continue the high level of success they’ve experience the past few years. With several Blue Devil athletes performing well in prelims and some others in finals, both DHS […]

May 21, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Devil girls come up short to Granite Bay

LODI — For the Sac-Joaquin Section girls swim finals, it seemed that everywhere one looked there was a black-and-lime-green swim cap in the pool. Granite Bay, the defending regional champs, had swimmers qualify for all but one of the last-day races. Even though the Grizzlies wound up winning the section title at Tokay High on Saturday, Davis High put […]

May 17, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Record swim puts DHS boys second

DHS relay team breaks long-standing mark LODI — One of the longest-standing records in the Sac-Joaquin Section swimming record book fell to the arms and legs of four Davis High boys at Tokay High on Saturday. Riley Hickman, Soren Dickens, Tucker Fisk and Cameron Wright ended the SJS section swim meet on the highest possible note […]

May 17, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,
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