Blue Devils rally for win over Napa, 7-5

Davis High baseball coach Dan Ariola has no problems when his team has to work hard in close games during nonleague competition. Those character-builders, says the veteran mentor, serve his guys well once Delta Valley Conference play starts. On Thursday in Napa — as the skies stayed clear long enough to play — the Blue […]

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Watney’s torrid pace continues at Transitions

PALM HARBOR, Fla. — Nick Watney, coming off the biggest win of his career last weekend in the World Golf Championship at Doral, had seven birdies in the first 12 holes on Thursday, to open the Transitions Championship. The Davis High graduate couldn’t keep up that pace, but still finished the first round in a […]

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A battle ends for an old friend

“I’m not sure I can put into words what Steve meant to me,” Davis High classmate Steve Swimley says of his longtime friend Steve Chastain, who died this month at age 48 after a long, long battle with cancer. “My high school experience from my junior year on revolved around Steve, and the people I […]

Kings fall to bottom dwelling Cavs

SACRAMENTO — After going nearly four months without a victory away from home, the Cleveland Cavaliers have suddenly collected two road wins in the past three games. That’s progress for a team with the worst overall record in the NBA that went through a 26-game road losing streak before a March 4 victory over the […]

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Blue Devils set the pace against Grant

A sheet this clean is normally only found in commercials for laundry detergent. But on Wednesday afternoon at Arroyo Pool, both Davis High swim teams left the scorecard spotless enough to deserve a sponsorship from Tide. Neither the Blue Devil boys nor girls squad had a single competitor finish behind a swimmer from Grant, their […]

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DHS boys play better volleyball in loss to Sheldon

The Davis High boys volleyball team gave what head coach Julie Crawford believed was its best performance all season on Wednesday at The Cage. But against a strong Sheldon squad, it wasn’t enough to get a victory. “I know they really want to win. I think they are finally seeing that they can play to […]

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Youth lacrosse: Knights sweep an season-opening doubleheader

The Davis Knights U13 squad competed for the first time last weekend, but played like old pros. Starting their season off with a doubleheader, the Knights beat the Eagles, 8-1, and the Gold Country Stampede, 11-1. Leading the Davis scoring for the weekend was Sion Gellen (five goals, one assist); Rowan Hart (three goals, two assists); […]

Youth soccer: Davis brings Chaos to Winters

The Davis Chaos United, a U19 boys soccer team, bested Winters, 5-1, on Saturday at the Rominger Intermediate field in Winters. Leading the Chaos’ offense, Alex Rendahl scored Davis’ first goal of the game off an assist by Nassim Lemseffer. Tom Nolan, Andrew Krouse, Lemseffer and Cameron Smith scored one goal apiece for Davis, while […]

Youth roller hockey: 3 Extreme teams excel at Antioch tourney

The NorCal Extreme’s 8U roller hockey team won two games and tied in another last weekend. In its first game, Extreme beat the previously undefeated Delta River Rats, 5-4, in a back-and-forth battle. Nick Blakewell led the NorCal offense with four goals, while Teagan Favorite netted the other. Goalie Owen Millward turned away 31 Delta shots, […]

Youth roundup: Guttormsen brothers win national medals

Two brothers from Norway, who are living in Davis while their father is a Fulbright scholar at UCD, have been making their new home proud in track and field. First, at the USATF West Zone Indoor meet last month, sixth grader Sondre Guttormsen and fifth-grader Simen did well enough to qualify for the national youth […]

Rain, rain go away

Sometimes playing the games is the easy part … When the weather turns bad, prep players, coaches and administrators often find themselves in one big mud puddle. Davis High Athletic Director Dennis Foster is generally at the eye of the cancellation hurricane. “We attempt to be as proactive as possible — checking weather reports and […]

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Sports briefs: UCD’s Alvarez set for NCAA championships

The NCAA Division I Swimming and Diving Championships began this week for UC Davis freshman Liliana Alvarez, who qualified to compete in the 100- and 200-yard breaststroke events. The competition will be conducted at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center in Austin, Texas. Alvarez will begin by competing on Friday in the 100 breast, […]

Sharks come from behind, then win big

DALLAS — Coach Todd McClellan got the response he was seeking from the San Jose Sharks. Joe Pavelski had four assists, Ryane Clowe scored the tiebreaker in the opening two minutes of the final period, and the Sharks rallied from a two-goal deficit for a 6-3 victory over the Dallas Stars on Tuesday night. The […]

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DHS boys swim squad edges Grizzlies

The top end speed of the Davis High boys swimming team was on display on Tuesday at Granite Bay as the Blue Devils won every individual event to edge the Grizzlies, 92-78. GBHS picked up points by winning two of the three relays, but the Devils got the overall victory behind strong performances from Wade […]

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