Youth soccer: Davis U19 squad wins at SoccerFest

The Davis Order of the Phoenix, a U19 girls soccer team, won its division at the annual Pleasant Hill Soccerfest tournament, contested Saturday and Sunday in the East Bay. The championship game ended with an overtime goal by Davis’ Emily Barber, which was set up by teammate Miriam Bell’s assist. Barber also scored the Order […]

Youth lacrosse: Knights girls tie Sacramento

Under threatening skies, the Davis Knights’ U13 girls lacrosse team competed against the Sacramento Stingers in an exciting game that ended in a 7-7 tie. Hanah Wyman scored first for the locals, then Nicole Pugh followed with four straight goals. Anna Kenyon and Emily Bush also tallied for Davis, while Wyman, Pugh, Tess McDaniel and […]

The wins will come; it’s the character that counts

I’m done crying about how the three-sport athlete is a high school dinosaur. I used to think it wasn’t fair that coaches wanted kids to concentrate 24/7 on a specific sport, taking those kids out of the mix in what was once affectionately called the offseason. There is no offseason in most athletics at Davis […]

Youth roundup: Nothing gentle about how RCRC goes down the stream

While some of the River City Rowing Club’s varsity squad prepared for this weekend’s Crew Classic in San Diego, the rest of the RCRC Juniors raced on Sunday at the Oakland Regional Regatta, facing some of the strongest teams in the area. The novice women’s strong showing in Oakland included a first-place finish in the […]

DHS swimmer Rachel Johnson has one more thing on her to-do list

Some years ago, a family friend introduced 7-year-old soccer player Rachel Johnson to a swimming program in Natomas. Taking to the pool like the proverbial fish to water, Johnson — now a senior at Davis High — is wrapping up a prep career that includes three straight Sac-Joaquin Section water polo championships, two swim-team regional […]

Young guns power DHS girls past Franklin

Without a full team on Wednesday at Wackford Pool in Elk Grove, the Davis High girls swim team didn’t dominate Franklin in points, winning just 110-71. But a look at the times shows that the Blue Devils still had several elite-level performances. Double wins by sophomores Kathleen Benjamin and Alex Rieger impressed coach Doug Wright, while […]

Dragons and drops don’t slow Davis girls

When it comes to outdoor sports, stormy weather generally translates into low-scoring, error-filled games. But thanks to Kylie Drexel, the Davis High girls lacrosse team was able to avoid an offensive slump on a rainy, blustery Tuesday night. Drexel scored four goals and dished out five assists as the Blue Devils cruised to an 18-8 […]

Devils pour it on in the second, fourth periods of win

After a slow start in the first quarter, the Davis High boys lacrosse team took it to host Lincoln of Stockton until intermission. The Blue Devils suffered another lull in the third period, but as the rain started to fall harder, the goals began to come faster and DHS finished off a 16-4 victory. In […]

Grant stops the DHS boys volleyball squad

The stage was set for a big performance from the Davis High boys volleyball team on Tuesday in a Delta Valley Conference match at Grant. The Blue Devils were coming off of a nice win over Monterey Trail in last week’s DVC opener and were hoping a matchup against the Pacers, who figure to be […]

DVC road game proves to be slippery soccer slope

This is the Delta Valley Conference. In girls soccer, it’s supposed to be the personal property of Davis High — the team that’s won six of the last seven crowns. On a rainy, windy Tuesday afternoon in Elk Grove, home-standing Laguna Creek served notice: The Blue Devils had better watch their backs. But thanks to […]

Sports briefs: Aggies take 10th at Duck Invitational

Josh Granger showed a 10-stroke improvement from his second round score, while UC Davis teammates Matt Hansen and Luke Vivolo each tied for 24th as the Aggie men’s golf team finished 10th overall at the Oregon Duck Invitational at the Eugene Country Club. UCD was the fourth-best scoring team on Tuesday, posting a third-round score […]

JV roundup: DHS boys lacrosse light up nets

Davis High’s offense came alive last week as the Blue Devil boys junior varsity lacrosse squad tallied 24 goals in splitting two games. On March 20, down 9-1 in the second quarter against Berkeley, DHS rallied. However, it wasn’t enough in the 16-8 setback. With two captains called up to varsity, a makeshift lineup provided […]

Frosh/soph Devils split track meet with The Herd

Amanda Gong and Jeanne-Marie McPherson each doubled as the Davis High frosh/soph girls captured last Wednesday’s meet in Elk Grove. Meanwhile, despite Kyle Clancy’s triple in the jumps, the Blue Devil boys were nipped by the Thundering Herd, 68-62. Gong went 20.67 to take the 100-meter hurdles, then returned to win the 300 hurdles in […]

Blue Devils have wicked JV softball stretch

In a hectic week of rain makeups and a rugged slate of games in the Clash of the Titans Tournament in Antelope, the Davis High junior varsity softball squad went 5-2 in six days. During the week, pitcher Sarah Allen-Sutter picked up three victories — including a mercy-rule-shortened no-hitter on Saturday against El Camino. A […]