Sports briefs: Former Devils honored as college student-athletes

Sarah Mohtes-Chan, a 2007 Davis High School graduate, has received national collegiate academic honors in field hockey. The Wellesley College senior was named this month to the National Field Hockey Coaches Association National Academic Squad. Mohtes-Chan’s squad received the National Academic Team Award. To qualify, student-athletes must have a cumulative grade-point average of 3.30 or […]

Butler gets back to the Final Four

NEW ORLEANS  — Of course Butler erased a late deficit. Of course the Bulldogs hit a clutch 3-pointer late in overtime. Of course they’re going back to the Final Four. This is the Butler Way. Shelvin Mack scored 27 points, including five in overtime, and Butler reached the Final Four for the second year in […]

It hasn’t been THAT long since DHS played ball

The last time Davis High played baseball, Nixon was president. The Spruce Goose flew in Long Beach Harbor. The Pittsburgh Pirates … What? It hasn’t been THAT long? Try telling that to coach Dan Ariola and the rest of his Blue Devil team. Thanks to constant rain, DHS hasn’t taken the field since a March […]

DHS boys are overmatched by Yellowjackets

Mikie Schlosser had a hat trick in the first half for the Davis High boys lacrosse team on Friday against Berkeley. Unfortunately, it was all the Blue Devils would score as they fell to the visiting Yellowjackets, 12-3, at Ron & Mary Brown Stadium. The young DHS squad knew it would need to play its […]

Who knew Blue Max was such a breeding ground?

The track has what’s called Concrete Corner, a hard, three-turn chicane that — if negotiated well — gives the racer a chance to breathe down a long straightaway before a hairpin takes everything a driver has to stay under control … The likes of Jeff Gordon, Bobby Labonte and Kurt Busch have seen their share […]

DHS jumps on Berkeley from the start in a girls lacrosse win

BERKELEY — When Laurel Darragh’s interception led to an early score by Mari Cajandig, the Davis High girls lacrosse team was on its way, and there was nothing host Berkeley could do to slow the Blue Devils down. After the first few minutes on Friday, DHS was in control and cruised to a 20-8 victory […]

L.A. Kings stop Sharks’ win streak

LOS ANGELES — Dustin Brown scored two power-play goals and connected again in the fifth round of the shootout, giving the Los Angeles Kings a 4-3 victory over San Jose on Thursday night and snapping the Sharks’ four-game winning streak. Patrick Marleau scored the tying goal for the Sharks twice in the final 3:32 of […]

Mustangs are no match for the speed of the Blue Devils

Chilly temperatures and heavy gusts of wind did little to slow the Davis High swim teams in a league meet against Monterey Trail on Thursday night at Arroyo Pool. Blue Devil swimmers won every single race — often sweeping the top three sports — as the DHS boys defeated the Mustangs, 108-31, while the local […]

Diary of a mad LeMons racing rebuilder

Last spring, Alan Brattesani and I — with probably a little too much free time on our hands —dragged a derelict 1969 Opel GT down from Oroville where it had sat in an orchard for 25 years. Once it was safely tucked away under my carport, we got to work evicting the vermin, de-scuzifying it, […]

Wilkins sisters share conference MVP honors

Davis High’s twin senior sisters Khaliya and Malika Wilkins were named co-Most Valuable Players of the Delta Valley Conference, according to the school’s athletic director Dennis Foster. The honors come a week after the Wilkinses were named to play in the 41st annual Optimist Basketball All-Star game on Saturday, April 2, at Center High. Named […]

Wooden always provided examples to live by

Every so often I re-read some of my John Wooden books … just to make sure I’m not slipping, or to be reassured I’m dealing with something in the best manner possible. If you like basketball — and you think some self-help wouldn’t hurt — “They Call Me Coach” is a terrific, easy read. (Just […]

Mareau scores twice as Sharks extinguish Flames

SAN JOSE — Patrick Marleau has scored more goals than anyone in San Jose history so seeing him score twice was no surprise for the Sharks. Getting the first two-goal game of Torrey Mitchell’s career and the first goal ever from Andrew Desjardins was a different story. Marleau scored the final two goals in San […]

DHS boys volleyball team set for DVC play

It was more of the same for the Davis High boys volleyball team on Wednesday, as it finished the nonconference schedule by playing well in a pair of losses to tough teams. As the Blue Devils transition to Delta Valley Conference play beginning Thursday at Monterey Trail (5 p.m.), coach Julie Crawford had a message […]

Kings play spoiler against Bucks

MILWAUKEE — John Salmons tried and failed to come up with just how the Milwaukee Bucks could come up with such a poor effort against the Sacramento Kings with the playoffs still seemingly within reach. “It’s a shame,” he said. “That’s all I’ll say, it’s a shame.” Marcus Thornton scored 27 points, Beno Udrih added […]