Devil girls hope to build off best-ever lacrosse season

* Editor’s note: This is the sixth in a 13-part series previewing Davis High’s spring sports. Coming off an unbeaten Bay Shore Athletic League season in which her Davis High girls earned a No. 4 ranking in Northern California, Blue Devil lacrosse coach Jenn Morris finds herself reworking this spring’s edition. “This season will have a […]

February 26, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Consistency in place, DHS boys lacrosse ready to roll?

* Editor’s note: This is the fifth in a 13-part series previewing Davis High’s spring sports. If one doesn’t think consistency in coaching is important, ask the revolving-door Oakland Raiders how that’s going … For the first time in the short history of Davis High boys lacrosse, a coach will serve back-to-back seasons. “I think it […]

February 26, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

UCD women look to position themselves for postseason

The UC Davis women’s basketball team might not be exactly where it wants to be as the Big West schedule winds down, but the Aggies are in position to get there. With three games left until the conference tournament, UCD (15-9 overall) is sitting in fifth place with a 7-6 mark. Two of the Aggies’ […]

February 24, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Marleau leads Sharks past Leafs

TORONTO — Patrick Marleau scored two goals and the San Jose Sharks beat Toronto 2-1 on Thursday, sending the stumbling Maple Leafs to their seventh loss in eight games. Maple Leafs general manager Brian Burke put the team on alert when he told a Toronto radio station Wednesday that he was in the market for […]

February 24, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Davis High baseball is all up in arms

* Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a 13-part series previewing Davis High’s spring sports. In real estate, it’s location, location, location. In baseball, it’s pitching, pitching, pitching. Judging from the host of quality arms itching for innings in the Davis High baseball program this spring, the Blue Devil diamond market appears to be on […]

February 24, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

No looking back for 2012 Blue Devil softball squad

* Editor’s note: This is the third in a 13-part series previewing Davis High’s spring sports. There’s no looking back. Sure, Davis High lost some rock-solid softball players — pitchers Caitlin Grim and Becky Nakano and catcher Emily Glass — to graduation. Yes, the Blue Devils have a new head coach. But there are six raring-to-go […]

February 24, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Watney takes Tiger out in match play

MARANA, Ariz. — Tiger Woods had a five-foot birdie putt to extend the match, and Davis High graduate Nick Watney already was thinking about how to play the next hole. He had his yardage book out, trying to decide whether 3-wood was the right club to hit off the first tee. “The old adage is […]

February 24, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Small in numbers, but mighty? Boys volleyballers ready

* Editor’s note: This is the second in a 13-part series previewing Davis High’s spring sports. Davis High boys volleyball coach Julie Crawford was “very surprised” at her team’s slim turnout for tryouts. But now, after a few weeks together with her guys, Crawford is “very pleased” with the talent of those on the roster. […]

February 23, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Watney and Woods will face off in match play

MARANA, Ariz. — Luke Donald won’t be playing the 18th hole at Dove Mountain this year, either. Donald, so dominant in winning the Match Play Championship last year that he closed out every match before the 18th hole, became only the third No. 1 seed to lose in the opening round Wednesday in another predictably […]

February 23, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Kings beat Wizards to snap skid

WASHINGTON — Marcus Thornton scored 18 of his 22 points in the second half, rookie Isaiah Thomas had 16 of his 18 after halftime, and the Sacramento Kings beat the Washington Wizards, 115-107, on  Wednesday in a nonstop points-fest that looked like an All-Star game preview — minus the All-Stars. Tyreke Evans added 22 points […]

February 23, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Youth basketball: Wildcat girls start the hoops season off with a title

Playing in their first tournament of the season, the Davis Hoops Wildcats’ seventh-grade girls team won two games on Saturday and two more on Sunday to capture the title. At the event, which was contested in Roseville, the locals got strong performances from Davis players Kelsey Forrester, Cara Satre, Nicole Pugh, Sarah Grahn and Tessa Malone. […]

February 23, 2012 | Posted in Youth | Tagged ,

Youth soccer: Bet on Red Crew in Vegas

The Davis Red Crew, a U16 boys team, started off strong in last weekend’s Las Vegas Mayor’s Cup and ended up in the tournament’s consolation finals. Davis won both of its Saturday’s games, beating Joga FC from Utah, 2-1, before notching a 1-0 win over the Croatian Eagles Red (Wisconsin). Against Utah, Pedro Alvarenga scored […]

February 23, 2012 | Posted in Youth | Tagged ,

Youth roundup: Aquadarts assert their pool dominance

At a swim meet last weekend in Solano County, the Davis Aquadarts’ purpose was made clear by the name of the event: The Last Chance Qualifier. The locals were up to the task, many swimming fast enough to earn spots in the regional Junior Olympics meet next month. After last weekend’s success, a total of […]

February 23, 2012 | Posted in Youth | Tagged ,

Exciting Devil boys’ hardcourt style will return

No playoffs, but a good time had by all. By a hair’s breadth, the Davis High boys were forced to watch this winter’s Sac-Joaquin Section basketball championships from the stands. The high-scoring Blue Devils’ 14-12 record was undermined by a weak Delta Valley Conference power rating — and a so-so 5-5 league mark by the […]

February 23, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,