First DVC meet goes well for Devil tracksters

The Davis High girls track and field team didn’t exactly ease into Delta Valley Conference competition — it was more like a headlong dive. The Blue Devil girls dominated Elk Grove, 127-0, while the boys meet was a bit closer with DHS winning, 91-41, on Wednesday afternoon. “Overall, we were pleased with the day and […]

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

This guy was entertaining, if not shuffled around

I was just thinking about one of my favorite football players. A total overachiever … He was great in college. You could see the fire in his eyes — a fire that told him to do anything it takes to win a game. He became one of his school’s top touchdown makers, both through the […]

March 23, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Watney in third after first round at Bay Hill

ORLANDO, Fla. — Charlie Wi felt a lot better walking off the golf course compared with his last round. So did Tiger Woods and Davis High graduate Nick Watney. Coming off a final round at Innisbrook in which he made a 13 on one hole, Wi hit an 8-iron over the water to 6 feet […]

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

Sports briefs: Blue Devil girls grind out a win at Granite Bay

The Davis High girls lacrosse team nearly let its fifth consecutive win slip away on Wednesday, but held on for a 16-14 road victory over Granite Bay. (It wasn’t) our best game, but it was a win,” said DHS coach Jenn Morris. “It wasn’t pretty, but we got the job done.” Leading 11-5 at half, […]

March 22, 2012 | Posted in Adult Amateur | Tagged ,

Devils are at the right depth

For a swimming pool to be legitimate, it needs to be pretty deep. For a swim team to be successful … same thing. The Davis High boys and girls teams showed that on Wednesday as both trounced visiting Monterey Trail, winning every event except one. Both DHS squads were without key athletes, who were either […]

March 22, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Devils find a way in softball win at Yuba City

One day after an easy, breezy, mercy-rule win over Florin, the Davis High softball team had its hands full on Wednesday at Yuba City. The Blue Devils struggled at the mound and in the field, but the bats came through when they were needed the most and DHS survived the Honkers, 10-9. “That was the […]

March 22, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

DYSA gets a weather break for Opening Night

According to the U.S. National Weather Service, the Davis Youth Softball Association is going to get clear skies for its opening night ceremonies on Friday at Playfields Park. Last year, an early spring storm washed out the first-day festivities, which were planned on a Saturday. This year, thanks to the canny scheduling of a Friday celebration, […]

March 22, 2012 | Posted in Youth | Tagged ,

Wampler, senior Ariola are keepers of DHS field

It’s not Yankee Stadium. But again, seats don’t start at $3,200. In fact, admission is free. It’s not AT&T Park, although when it rains — like it has much of this month — it can be surrounded by water. But what it is, is a labor of love — a park that gives Davis High […]

March 22, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Youth roundup: No shock as Davis U18 squad takes title

The Davis Legacy Shock, a U18 girls soccer team, closed out its final season with two straight victories to capture the Norcal Premier Soccer Regional Academy League championship. Getting both wins by shutouts, Davis defeated Marin FC, 6-0, before edging the always tough Sonoma County Alliance, 1-0. Against Marin, Ceci Velazquez scored two quick goals, […]

March 22, 2012 | Posted in Youth | Tagged ,

Sports briefs: Devil boys stay undefeated

It was fitting that a Davis High boys lacrosse team that was already undermanned due to injuries did some of its best work on Tuesday in man-down situations. The Blue Devils survived four of five such moments and used a five-goal second-period outburst to take down Berkeley, 7-6, on the road. With its first Bay […]

March 21, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Kings have some fun in victory over Grizzlies

SACRAMENTO — Kings coach Keith Smart took off his blue jacket and tossed it to DeMarcus Cousins. The fouled-out forward played coach for the final minute, and everybody on the bench enjoyed a laugh. That wasn’t the only rare sight in Sacramento this season. Marcus Thornton scored 31 points, Cousins had 23 points and five […]

March 21, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Sharks fall to — and behind — L.A.

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Kings have finished ahead of San Jose in the Pacific Division standings only once in 12 years. Although they moved ahead of the Sharks with an invigorating win Tuesday night, the Kings realize it is unwise to check the standings in this crazy Western Conference race until it is […]

March 21, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

JV roundup: Tough week for Blue Devil lacrosse squads

On a cold, windy afternoon, the Davis High girls junior varsity lacrosse team dropped an 11-6 decision to Oak Ridge last Thursday. The Trojans began the scoring, but Blue Devil forward Claire Saiki responded with a goal in the first few minutes of the game. Unfortunately, the speedy Trojans were a challenge for excellent DHS […]

March 21, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Devil doggedness and the sun do in Pleasant Grove

“Three things cannot be long hidden: the moon, the sun and the truth.” — Gautama Siddharta, 500 B.C. With the moon poking its sleepy face over the fence in right field, the long-missing sun was in the right position to play havoc with a routine — probably game-ending — Pleasant Grove throw. The truth on […]

March 21, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,