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Wright plays patriotic polo

Cameron Wright looks like an athlete. With his broad frame, you might mistake him for a basketball player. With his broad shoulders, you might mistake him for a safety or a defensive back. But it is his bleach-blond hair that gives him away, revealing how much time he has spent in the pool. And all […]

July 04, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Explosions of speed highlight Fourth of July Criterium

Independence Day is synonymous with fireworks; the bursts of color illuminate the light sky, leaving all of the spectators in awe. But Davisites have the privilege of having two firework shows, but the second one isn’t at night. It takes place in broad daylight and the crowd marvels at bike racers clad in colorful, form-fitting […]

July 02, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Davis 10-11s gain experience in defeat

WOODLAND — The Davis American 10-11 All Stars won’t be moving on in the Little League District 64 tournament, but that doesn’t mean they didn’t do enough to make the town proud. Vacaville Central used a big second inning to put the locals in a hole that they couldn’t climb out of on Thursday, and defeated […]

June 27, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

DNLL provides fireworks in 10-11 victory

WOODLAND —  During Tuesday’s Little League District 64 10-11 tournament, fireworks went off in a nearby neighborhood just before the Davis National All-Stars offense exploded to put the game away. On Wednesday, the Nationals handled all of the fireworks themselves. Every DNLL player reached base at least once, which led to a 17-7 mercy rule win over Woodland American […]

June 26, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Depth is difference as Nationals win all-Davis 10-11 matchup

WOODLAND — The Davis American and National 10-11 All-stars went all the way to Woodland on Tuesday, just to play each other. In both teams’ opener of the Little League District 64 tournament at Camarena Field, DNLL used pitching depth and timely hitting to beat its cross-town rival, 9-4. The Nationals used five pitchers throughout the contest, and […]

June 25, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Diamondbacks win NL title in a well-played game

The Davis Little League Diamondbacks and Nationals treated fans to a championship-level game on Tuesday at the DLL complex, but only one team could come away with the AAA National League title. That team was the D’backs, who defeated the Nats, 8-6, in a hard-fought contest. The visiting Diamondbacks struck immediately as Cole Knutson, who had reached […]

June 04, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Blue Devils thirsty for a title

California is suffering through one of its worst droughts in recent history. And while it might not be a long drought for some schools, 10 years without a Sac-Joaquin Section baseball title has Davis High thirsty for a drink at the championship trough. After beating Elk Grove in the SJS North finals, the Blue Devils now […]

May 28, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Prince gets DHS its crown

Coronation (noun): a ceremony in which a crown is placed on the head of a new king, queen or other sovereign. How about a prince? Friday night’s Sac Joaquin Section Division I North championship matchup was a coronation for an unheralded junior pitcher named Kris Prince. In his first ever varsity start, Prince looked like […]

May 25, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

No-hitter sends Blue Devil baseballers into the finals

SACRAMENTO — Don’t look now, but that team with the red-hot hitting and lights-out pitching that has charged into the finals of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I North baseball tournament is Davis High. After thrashing Franklin on Saturday, the Blue Devils came right back Tuesday and silenced a Rocklin squad that had just upset Elk […]

May 21, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Blue Devils blow Franklin away in SJS playoff matchup

SACRAMENTO — Sometimes, there are games where one team just looks flat-out better than the other. When Davis High met Franklin on the diamond Saturday for the fourth time this season, the Blue Devils showed why they beat the Wildcats two out of three times during the regular season. Thanks to an exhibition of pitching […]

May 18, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

McNece’s game-winning hit pushes DHS into the second round

“I was supposed to put down a bunt, but I thought, ‘I should swing through,’ … I thought it was right,” said Davis High junior Jared McNece, whose Blue Devil teammates are thankful that he decided to take a hack. McNece’s walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth inning sent DHS past Granite Bay, […]

May 13, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Granite Bay ends DHS boys lacrosse team’s title hopes

GRANITE BAY — The Davis High boys’ quest for a third consecutive league tournament title — and its second straight in the Sacramento Valley Lacrosse Conference — was blocked by rival Granite Bay in a feisty championship game Friday night. The Grizzlies, who also edged the Blue Devils for the SVLC regular-season crown, defeated DHS, 9-4. […]

May 11, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Herd beats Davis in extras, setting up Wednesday rematch for DVC title

When Elk Grove and Davis High square off on the baseball diamond, the game is usually full of intensity and emotion — and always comes down to the wire. Tuesday’s most recent edition of the rivalry featured the host Blue Devils holding a lead for nearly the entire game, but the big hitting of the […]

May 07, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Watch a Davis Challenger League game

Take in a game Next game: Saturday at Vacaville Age range: 6-17 Number of Davis players: 13 Practice: Mondays at Davis Little League Complex Number of Davis teams: 1 (hope to expand to 4)

April 27, 2014 | Posted in Our Sunday Best | Tagged ,
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