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Versatile Devils play different positions in lacrosse blowout

After the Davis High girls lacrosse team had to grind through an intense game against top-ranked Amador Valley on Thursday, having to play again the next day could have proved difficult. But not for these Blue Devils … DHS got offensive contributions from the entire squad, with nine different players scoring at least one goal in a […]

March 22, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Raley Field brings out a vintage Devil performance

SACRAMENTO — In Dan Ariola’s many years at the helm of the Davis High baseball program, his teams have developed a style that has been the key to its sustained success. Pitch well. Play defense. Manufacture runs. Win. Thanks to a trademark Blue Devil performance on Thursday — one that featured all three tenets of DHS baseball success — the […]

March 20, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Devils boys descend into the shadows of Amador Valley

The Davis High boys lacrosse team knew what to expect when Amador Valley made the trek from Pleasanton to play at Brown Stadium on Tuesday night. And in a physical contest that featured 11 penalties between the two teams, the Dons were able to neutralize the Blue Devil offense and come away with a 10-4 victory. AVHS plays […]

March 18, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Blue Devils’ valiant effort isn’t enough to top San Ramon Valley

The Davis High School girls lacrosse team knew it would take a lot to beat San Ramon Valley, the lacrosse powerhouse from Danville. And while the Blue Devils dropped the Friday night matchup with the Wolves, 13-9, at Brown Stadium, DHS head coach Jenn Morris was satisfied with her squad’s performance. “We took a lot of positives […]

March 15, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Chico is no match for Blue Devil boys

With the Delta League opener looming next week, the Davis High boys volleyball team wanted to look solid in its second-to-last tune up, Thursday’s home match against Chico. And the Blue Devils looked better than that, pounding the Panthers in four games, 25-15, 25-18, 23-25, 25-12. “I think (Thursday) we served really tough and (Chico) has a really […]

March 13, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Blue Devil boys crush Casa Grande

Friday was an exciting day for the Casa Grande High boys lacrosse program, as it participated in its first game as a CIF team. However, the Gauchos ran into the buzzsaw known as Davis High and the Blue Devils took advantage of Casa’s inexperience to thrash the visitors, 16-5, in the locals’ season opener at Brown […]

March 08, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Blue Devil volleyballers cruise in home opener

As soon as the Davis High boys volleyball team stepped on the court in the DHS south gym Thursday, it was clear that they had the upper hand on visiting Capital Christian. And after a sluggish start, the Blue Devils came alive to easily top the Cougars in three sets, 25-19, 25-13, 25-20. “I think the guys are […]

March 06, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Defending champion Blue Devils have diamond holes to fill

* Editor’s note: This is the eighth in a 13-part series previewing the Davis High spring sports. It’s easy to list the things that will make it tough for the Davis High baseball team to defend its Sac-Joaquin Section championship in 2015 … Standouts Matt Trask, Brett Bloomfield, Trey Golston, Hudson Forrester and John Ariola were lost […]

March 01, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Blue Devil boys expect a spike in production

* Editor’s note: This is the sixth in a 13-part series previewing the Davis High spring sports. All sports teams face adversity at some point: a star player starts to slump, a key player gets injured, locker room strife escalates between teammates. But after last spring, when the Davis High School boys volleyball team lost its coach one week before […]

February 27, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Blue Devil boys fall just short on Senior Night

“I was just proud of the way we fought the entire game. We never gave up.” Davis High boys basketball coach Dan Gonzalez paused … “I’m just proud of the character of this team.” Indeed the Blue Devils finished their 2014-15 season on Tuesday with a performance they could be proud of on Senior Night. But […]

February 18, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Senior Dylan Klein has a big heart on and off the court

Dylan Klein isn’t a shooter. He knows it. He prefers Euro step circus layups to setting his feet and letting it fly from behind the arc, the latter being something his Davis High boys basketball teammates do in abundance. But earlier this month, in front of a Break the Record Night crowd of 1,314, Klein found himself […]

February 18, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Franklin spoils DHS’ Break the Record Night

As Davis High students left the packed North gym after Break the Record Night, there was no shortage of chatter, smiles and hoarse voices. That was because the Blue Devil boys basketball team had just played one of its best all-around games to challenge visiting Franklin, one of the top teams in the Delta League. However, the Wildcats survived a […]

February 07, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Talented Huskies too much for short-handed Blue Devil boys

The Davis High boys basketball team knew it was going to be a hard transition after it lost guard Drew Gnos to a knee injury during Monday’s game against Jesuit. It didn’t help that the Blue Devils’ first outing without Gnos matched them with one of the top teams in the area — perennial powerhouse Sheldon. The Huskies […]

February 05, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Lady Blue Devils take care of business

It was a relatively simple night for the girls of the Davis High basketball team: Warm up. Do their jobs. Win the game. Using a relentless and unbreakable press, the Lady Blue Devils stifled visiting Monterey Trail, 71-46, on Tuesday at The Cage. “We came in knowing that Monterey Trail was going to be a tough […]

January 28, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

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