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Buck brings home a national paralympic title

By Matt Crawford Fiona Buck, an 18-year-old special needs student at Davis High, has showed off her pool skills in town while working with UCD Aquatics, the Davis AquaMonsters, the Blue Devil swim team and Team Davis, a local Special Olympics squad. Now, she is a national champion. Late last month, Buck took her talents […]

Youth roundup: Local athletes bring home several jiu-jitsu medals

Seven young athletes from the Nova Geração Davis Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy put on a great show at the American Cup BJJ Tournament on Saturday in San Jose. Local Sophie Han, 14, took second place in the girls mixed belt light division, while 12-year-old Natalie Han finished third despite being the only female in the kids mixed […]

Durants sits in the fourth while Oklahoma City wins in Sacramento

SACRAMENTO — With Kevin Durant on the bench to start the fourth quarter, his Oklahoma City Thunder teammates put together a run that helped end one of the most impressive scoring streaks in NBA history. And Durant says nobody is happier it’s over than he is. Caron Butler made all six of his 3-point attempts […]

Las Vegas busts River Cats

LAS VEGAS — Sacramento infielder Alden Carrithers battled Las Vegas reliever Jeff Walters in a 15-pitch marathon at-bat with two outs in the ninth on Tuesday night, but home plate umpire Ryan Goodman ultimately called Carrithers out on strikes and sent the River Cats to their second straight loss, 7-6, at Cashman Field. Down 3-0, […]

Devil boys silence the Rams

The Davis High boys lacrosse team led wire-to-wire on Tuesday night, eventually defeating St. Mary’s, 13-7, in a Sacramento Valley Lacrosse Conference game at Brown Stadium. The win pushed the Blue Devils’ record to 10-2 on the season, with a 3-0 mark in league play. DHS got off to a blistering start, striking for three […]

Sports briefs: Devil girls score 15 but still lose lacrosse match

GRANITE BAY — The Davis High girls lacrosse team had little trouble scoring in Tuesday’s Sacramento Valley Lacrosse Conference match at Granite Bay. Unfortunately, the Grizzlies had even less. The visiting Blue Devils never could stop GBHS, losing 20-15 to fall to 3-2 in league play and 4-6 overall. Defensively, we did not show up, […]

DHS boys leave Laguna Creek volleyballers behind

ELK GROVE — The Davis High boys volleyball team was serving pretty well already in a Delta Valley Conference victory at Laguna Creek on Tuesday, then freshman Ron Chandi took it to another level. After the two teams split the first two games (25-18, 24-26) and the Blue Devils had built a 10-3 lead in […]

Huskies fly to another NCAA championship

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Geno Auriemma and Connecticut stand alone in women’s college basketball, and they reached the top in unprecedented fashion. The Huskies routed Notre Dame 79-58 in the first championship game featuring undefeated teams, winning their record ninth national title. Auriemma broke a tie with Pat Summitt and Tennessee for most all-time, doing it […]

Blue Devils’ confidence is growing on the links

STOCKTON — After a convincing 63-stroke victory in last week’s first Delta Valley Conference tournament, the Davis High boys could play average golf for the rest of the regular season and still earn a league title. Instead, the Blue Devils played their best golf of the season in Tuesday’s second DVC meet, posting a 377 […]

Little things cost DHS diamond crew at Franklin

ELK GROVE — Franklin junior Payton Simmons doubled home the two runs that were the difference in Davis High’s 5-3 loss to the host Wildcats on Tuesday, but it was little mistakes throughout the game — including earlier in that inning — that really cost the Blue Devils. “All season we’ve been picking guys off […]

Hudson has a huge home debut in Giants win

SAN FRANCISCO — Tim Hudson walked to the dugout after an impressive eight-inning performance in his Giants home debut and hardly realized 42,000 people were celebrating him with a roaring ovation. “Honestly, I thought they were cheering for the mid-inning song,” Hudson said. Nope. Michael Morse hit a two-run single to back Hudson as each […]

JV roundup: DHS soccer scoring onslaught contines

The goals just kept coming as the unbeaten, twice-tied Davis High junior varsity girls soccer teams outscored two opponents, 22-0, last week. First, it was Laguna Creek falling, 8-0, on April 1. Then, Monterey Trail was overwhelmed, 14-0, Friday. Wet and cold road conditions greeted the Blue Devils against the Cardinals, but it was 32 […]

Devil softballers slug their way past Pacers

SACRAMENTO — When Danielle Styers hit the first pitch of the game for a single on Tuesday, Davis High had its blueprint for a 10-3 Delta Valley Conference softball victory at Grant. Many of the Blue Devils (6-11, 1-1) used the strategy and it worked to perfection as DHS got 17 hits — by 11 […]

UConn clinches an NCAA men’s championship

ARLINGTON, Texas — Coaches and players left them. Others told them to go away. The guys who stuck around at UConn ended up with the last laugh and a pretty good prize to go with it: The national title. Shabazz Napier turned in another all-court masterpiece Monday night to lift the Huskies to a 60-54 […]

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