DHS badminton coach is back for one more year

After a decent run in 2010, the Davis High badminton team was met with a tumultuous offseason. But as this season begins, the squad  is ready to lift off and fly like a birdie — not the kind that live in trees, but a shuttlecock, which is what players of the sport hit back and forth. […]

Words fail me when it comes to DHS girls basketball

After a week of searching for the right words to use in recapping the Davis High girls basketball season, I remain at a loss. As much discussion as there has been about the removal of Jeff Christian as head coach — and where the situation goes from here — it remains a delicate proposition to […]

Blazers beat Kings

SACRAMENTO  — Nate McMillan thought the Portland Trail Blazers needed a wake-up call, so the coach made them watch their disappointing loss to Houston. This horror film definitely got to the Blazers. Wesley Matthews scored 11 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter and Portland pulled away for a 107-102 victory over the Sacramento […]

DHS opens baseball season with Wolves

Fans be forewarned … When Davis High opens its baseball season Friday against longtime rival Woodland, it will in all probability be an interesting game — and it will be COLD. Game time is 6:30 p.m. at Clark Field in Woodland, and if anyone remembers last season’s 9-8 extra-inning thriller won by the Wolves, you’ll […]

SPORTS BRIEFS: Hoffmire shines for UCD lacrosse

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. — The UC Davis lacrosse team had no trouble with jet lag on Wednesday as it began an East Coast road trip with a 19-11 nonconference victory over Central Connecticut State. Senior midfielder Gina Hoffmire tied her career high with seven goals to lead the Aggies (3-1), while Christina Corsa added three more […]

UCD’s Alvarez makes NCAA field as a freshman

It’s unclear what’s faster: UC Davis’ Liliana Alvarez in the pool, or the speed with which she is earning accolades for her swimming. Just days after being named the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation’s Freshman of the Year, Alvarez got an invitation to participate in the 2011 NCAA Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships. She is just […]

DHS girls eyeing 17th section swimming title

Since the California Interscholastic Federation starting keeping track of prep girls swimming back in 1977, Davis High squads have been there at the end year after year. Winners of 16 Sac-Joaquin Section championships — including the first four — the Blue Devils just missed another crown last spring when they fell 42 points short of […]

YOUTH ROUNDUP: Fletcher comes up big on rings

Ian Fletcher, 16, took the level 9 still rings title, scoring a 12.0 with a near flawless iron cross, as the Davis Diamonds boys gymnastics team participated in the highly competitive Stanford Open last weekend. Fletcher rounded out his day with a third-place finish on vault and a fourth on parallel bars (12.7) to capture […]

YOUTH BASKETBALL: 11U Wildcats win a title

The Davis Wildcats Black, an 11U boys basketball team, captured first place at the Sac Area Sports AAU tournament in Sacramento on Saturday. The Wildcats finally got over the hump after taking second place in three previous tournaments this season. In its first game, Davis posted a 46-29 victory over the Dublin D-1 All Stars […]

DHS boys volleyball spikes rival Pioneer

The Davis High boys volleyball may have split a doubleheader on Wednesday night at Pioneer High, but it was a victory over the hosts that the Blue Devils will use as momentum for the rest of the season. Playing their fourth match in three days — after a three-set loss to Pleasant Valley earlier Wednesday […]

UCD ROUNDUP: Aggies sweep MPSF swim awards

After a dominating performance at the first-ever Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Swimming and Diving Championship, it came as little surprise that the UC Davis women swept the conference’s yearly awards when they were announced on Tuesday. Liliana Alvarez was selected as MPSF Freshman of the Year, senior Linda Hermann earned Athlete of the Year and […]

DHS boys lacrosse taps new talent

Nick Juri and lacrosse have grown up together in Northern California. The new Davis High varsity boys head coach was first introduced to his sport while attending Bellarmine Prep in San Jose. “My friends (and I) started playing pick-up lacrosse on the football field after school,” Juri explains. “My senior year at Bellarmine, a JV […]

Sharks survive Avalanche in shootout

SAN JOSE — Even when they come out flat, the San Jose Sharks are somehow finding ways to win these days. The Colorado Avalanche can’t seem to end up on the winning side even on nights they play well. Antti Niemi was perfect in the shootout just hours after getting a contract extension, and Ryane […]

Schlosser lifts boys lacrosse in OT

The boys lacrosse season kicked off with a bang on Tuesday at Ron & Mary Brown Stadium, for the Davis High squad and for its fans. Blue Devils fans were treated to a thriller as DHS and Bella Vista played extra lacrosse, then Devil star Mikie Schlosser’s goal in overtime won it for Davis, 9-8. […]