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Curtin finds his calling in jiu jitsu

Aaron Curtin recently finished first in his division at the International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation American National Tournament in Las Vegas. He’s also won his weight class at the Gracie Nationals, the Jiu Jitsu Grand Prix and the American Cup. He’s won his division at the World Championships twice and is ranked eighth in the world at 116 […]

July 24, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Pitching and defense lead Post 77 in Area 1 opener

WOODLAND — Most baseball games follow the mantra, “Numbers never lie.” But while the statistics seemed to favor the visiting Fairfield Expos on Wednesday, Yolo Post 77 had the upper hand in the most important stat: the score. Thanks to excellent pitching and defense, Post 77 triumphed, 4-1, over the visiting Expos in its Area 1 […]

July 23, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

U.S. gold medalist Weil has the right mentality for rowing

Top-notch rowers will tell you it is imperative to focus and be in the moment. The race will take care of itself; it’s much more important to focus on taking each stroke in rhythm with the others in the boat. For former UC Davis club rower Seth Weil, it’s that mentality that has helped him reach international success, including […]

July 18, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Kings notebook: Divac aiming for culture change

SACRAMENTO — After three days of workouts that gave the coaching staff and front office a good look at young players like former UC Davis standout guard Corey Hawkins, the Sacramento Kings’ summer league minicamp concluded Thursday. Now, Hawkins and the rest of the Kings crew head to Las Vegas for the 2015 NBA Summer […]

July 10, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Kings notebook: Day 2 goes well for Hawkins

SACRAMENTO — Two days down, one more to go. Former UC Davis basketball standout Corey Hawkins finished his second day at the Sacramento Kings minicamp on Wednesday, and has one more day of workouts before the team leaves for Las Vegas to defend its 2014 summer league title. Sacramento has been working out twice a day, […]

July 09, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Hawkins is right at home in Sacramento

SACRAMENTO — For Corey Hawkins, nothing has changed. He’s still working hard, he’s still playing basketball and he’s even in the same area where he became the Big West Conference Player of the Year last winter. With all of that going for him, Hawkins is prepared to continue playing pro hoops at the high level he […]

July 08, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

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 […]

July 02, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

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 […]

June 24, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

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 […]

June 11, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

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 […]

June 05, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

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 […]

June 04, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

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 ,
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