Thomas Oide

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 ,

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 ,

Special Publications »

Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our Terms of Service (updated 4/30/2015) and Privacy Policy (updated 4/7/2015).
Copyright (c) 2015 McNaughton Newspapers, Inc., a family-owned local media company that proudly publishes the Daily Republic, Mountain Democrat, Davis Enterprise, Village Life and other community-driven publications.