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Family comes first for DHS’ Meerscheidt

Evan Meerscheidt was the last player on the court. The nets were already taken down. The gym was largely empty. The scoreboard lights were off. He looked around the gym, hands on hips, and walked to his waiting family, giving his sister, mother and father a warm embrace after his final high school volleyball game. […]

May 15, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Devils rip Rams to set up semifinal match against Jesuit

The wind was certainly whipping on Monday at the Davis High Tennis Complex, but that didn’t seem to trouble the Blue Devil boys tennis team. DHS put on another dominant showing at its home court, trouncing visiting St. Mary’s, 9-0, in a Sac-Joaquin Section quarterfinal match. The win set up a semifinal contest against rival Jesuit, which will […]

May 12, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Blue Devil boys riding high despite title-game loss

ROSEVILLE — It’s been a season of defying the odds for the Davis High boys lacrosse team. Before the year, the squad was labeled as too young and too inexperienced. Observers thought it had lost too much talent from players leaving for other sports and graduation. But the Blue Devils, who also battled injuries this spring, came together […]

May 10, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Devil volleyballers can’t top MTHS on Senior Day

The Davis High boys volleyball team sat around at The Cage for nearly 30 minutes after Thursday’s match, munching on cake, cracking jokes and generally continuing the fun-loving aura that has surrounded the squad all season. Based solely off of the way the Blue Devils were acting, no one would have imagined that they had suffered […]

May 08, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Blue Devils grind out a victory over Oak Ridge

The Davis High School boys lacrosse team is headed back to the ‘ship. The championship, that is. After working through some uncharacteristic mistakes in the first quarter, the Blue Devils put forth an excellent team effort to beat the visiting Oak Ridge Trojans, 9-7, in a Sacramento Valley Lacrosse Conference semifinal on Tuesday at Brown […]

May 06, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

DHS girls’ valiant comeback effort falls just short against Griz

Oh, they were so agonizingly close. After falling behind quickly in the second half, the Davis High girls lacrosse team fought its way back into the game against Granite Bay. However, the Blue Devils’ comeback fell just short and they dropped a heartbreaking, 15-14, decision on Senior Night. “It was a sloppy, tired game but what a […]

May 03, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Another big inning does in Devil softballers

For the Davis High softball team, the theme of the season continues to repeat itself: Their opponents have one big inning, and the Blue Devils are unable to recover. Visiting Franklin was the benefactor of DHS’ struggles on Monday, riding some hot hitting in the fourth inning to a 12-1 victory. “It’s frustrating,” said Devil head coach […]

April 28, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Grizzlies dominate young Blue Devils on Senior Night

The rain that gently fell on the turf at Ron & Mary Brown Stadium during the Davis High boys lacrosse team’s Senior Night on Friday was at least a small relief from the historic California drought. But while the rain ended a long dry spell in the Sacramento area, the Blue Devils couldn’t end their losing streak to their […]

April 26, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

DHS girls play a complete lacrosse game in win

After allowing Oak Ridge to mount a successful second-half comeback in a loss on Friday, the Davis High girls lacrosse team came into Tuesday’s game against St. Francis looking to sustain strong play for both halves. And the Blue Devils certainly accomplished their goal, using an offensive explosion en route to a 17-8 victory. “Two complete halves where […]

April 22, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Stagnant second-half offense sinks Devil girls

Things were looking good for the Davis High girls lacrosse team. It’s patience on the attack was leading to easy goals, and preventing visiting Oak Ridge from even touching the ball. But then the second half came around. The Blue Devils were able to put up a good fight against the Trojans, but a stagnant second-half offense […]

April 19, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Broncos can’t catch Blue Devil boys

Davis High midfielder Liam Neville drove down the alley on the right side of the goal, switched his stick from his right side to his left and ripped a one-hopper past the helpless Bella Vista goalkeeper. In his first home game since recovering from a fractured finger, Neville spearheaded the unstoppable Blue Devil boys lacrosse offense, as the locals […]

April 15, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Blue Devils look sharp playing a different style of lacrosse

The Davis High School girls lacrosse team plays a particular brand of lacrosse that makes it incredibly fun to watch. The girls win draws, race down the field and score goals — all at a lightning-fast pace. Their attack is championed by the Fresno State-bound Sarah Bloise, one of the team’s primary scorers. But as the team […]

April 12, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

DHS out of sync in volleyball loss to Grant

The Davis High School boys volleyball team knew it had a tough opponent in town with last year’s Delta Valley Conference champion Grant — undefeated in Delta League play this spring — at The Cage on Thursday. And against that talented of a team, the absence of senior captain and setter Evan Meerscheidt proved to […]

April 10, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Blue Devil boys get a much-needed win

By most people’s standards, a 17-7 lacrosse decision is a pretty convincing victory. Not so for Davis High boys head coach Nick Juri on Wednesday night. Even with the Blue Devils (2-4) pouring in a new season high for goals, Juri still saw lots of room for improvement in DHS’ 10-point win over Sacred Heart Cathedral at Brown […]

April 02, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

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