Youth roundup: Nothing gentle about how RCRC goes down the stream

While some of the River City Rowing Club’s varsity squad prepared for this weekend’s Crew Classic in San Diego, the rest of the RCRC Juniors raced on Sunday at the Oakland Regional Regatta, facing some of the strongest teams in the area. The novice women’s strong showing in Oakland included a first-place finish in the […]

March 29, 2012 | Posted in Youth | Tagged ,

DHS swimmer Rachel Johnson has one more thing on her to-do list

Some years ago, a family friend introduced 7-year-old soccer player Rachel Johnson to a swimming program in Natomas. Taking to the pool like the proverbial fish to water, Johnson — now a senior at Davis High — is wrapping up a prep career that includes three straight Sac-Joaquin Section water polo championships, two swim-team regional […]

March 29, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Young guns power DHS girls past Franklin

Without a full team on Wednesday at Wackford Pool in Elk Grove, the Davis High girls swim team didn’t dominate Franklin in points, winning just 110-71. But a look at the times shows that the Blue Devils still had several elite-level performances. Double wins by sophomores Kathleen Benjamin and Alex Rieger impressed coach Doug Wright, while […]

March 29, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Dragons and drops don’t slow Davis girls

When it comes to outdoor sports, stormy weather generally translates into low-scoring, error-filled games. But thanks to Kylie Drexel, the Davis High girls lacrosse team was able to avoid an offensive slump on a rainy, blustery Tuesday night. Drexel scored four goals and dished out five assists as the Blue Devils cruised to an 18-8 […]

March 28, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Devils pour it on in the second, fourth periods of win

After a slow start in the first quarter, the Davis High boys lacrosse team took it to host Lincoln of Stockton until intermission. The Blue Devils suffered another lull in the third period, but as the rain started to fall harder, the goals began to come faster and DHS finished off a 16-4 victory. In […]

March 28, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Grant stops the DHS boys volleyball squad

The stage was set for a big performance from the Davis High boys volleyball team on Tuesday in a Delta Valley Conference match at Grant. The Blue Devils were coming off of a nice win over Monterey Trail in last week’s DVC opener and were hoping a matchup against the Pacers, who figure to be […]

March 28, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

DVC road game proves to be slippery soccer slope

This is the Delta Valley Conference. In girls soccer, it’s supposed to be the personal property of Davis High — the team that’s won six of the last seven crowns. On a rainy, windy Tuesday afternoon in Elk Grove, home-standing Laguna Creek served notice: The Blue Devils had better watch their backs. But thanks to […]

March 28, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Sports briefs: Aggies take 10th at Duck Invitational

Josh Granger showed a 10-stroke improvement from his second round score, while UC Davis teammates Matt Hansen and Luke Vivolo each tied for 24th as the Aggie men’s golf team finished 10th overall at the Oregon Duck Invitational at the Eugene Country Club. UCD was the fourth-best scoring team on Tuesday, posting a third-round score […]

March 28, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

JV roundup: DHS boys lacrosse light up nets

Davis High’s offense came alive last week as the Blue Devil boys junior varsity lacrosse squad tallied 24 goals in splitting two games. On March 20, down 9-1 in the second quarter against Berkeley, DHS rallied. However, it wasn’t enough in the 16-8 setback. With two captains called up to varsity, a makeshift lineup provided […]

March 28, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Frosh/soph Devils split track meet with The Herd

Amanda Gong and Jeanne-Marie McPherson each doubled as the Davis High frosh/soph girls captured last Wednesday’s meet in Elk Grove. Meanwhile, despite Kyle Clancy’s triple in the jumps, the Blue Devil boys were nipped by the Thundering Herd, 68-62. Gong went 20.67 to take the 100-meter hurdles, then returned to win the 300 hurdles in […]

March 28, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Blue Devils have wicked JV softball stretch

In a hectic week of rain makeups and a rugged slate of games in the Clash of the Titans Tournament in Antelope, the Davis High junior varsity softball squad went 5-2 in six days. During the week, pitcher Sarah Allen-Sutter picked up three victories — including a mercy-rule-shortened no-hitter on Saturday against El Camino. A […]

March 28, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Greiner Athlete of the Week (3/27/12): DHS track’s Rose Stephens

One of sports’ newer clichés is when a team or an athlete “makes the leap.” In the case of Davis High junior track sensation Rose Stephens, the statement is not only the perfect cliché, but also a double entendre. That’s because the Greiner Athlete of the Week is at her best when she is leaping, whether […]

March 28, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

DHS sophomore Trask is almost up to the task

On a chilly night like Monday’s, most baseball teams want their pitchers to keep warm. Davis High, however, was fine with the ice in Matt Trask’s veins. The Blue Devils entrusted Trask, a sophomore, with one of the biggest starts of the year against rival Jesuit at Raley Field. While the righty lived up to […]

March 27, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

UCD roundup: Roadrunners hold Aggies without a hit

The UC Davis softball team didn’t get a hit on Sunday at La Rue Field, but visiting Cal State Bakersfield still barely got past the Aggies, 2-1. The locals pushed across a run in the bottom of the first inning, when Megan Guzman walked, stole second, then came around to score on a pair of […]

March 27, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,