Coming off of a sparkling fifth-place finish against some of the best high school golf squads in Northern California at the two-day Father Barry Junior Masters Tournament that ended Saturday, Davis High’s boys got right back on the course — with strong results.
Despite playing 54 holes over four days, and missing key player Scott Raber, the Blue Devils took second place behind Delta Valley Conference foe Franklin on Monday at the Cardinal Invitational at Castle Oaks.
“Its going to be a bit different this year in the DVC,” DHS coach Karl Ronning said. “It won’t just be us dominating, which will be good.”
On Monday, the Wildcats shot a 396 to edge the Devils, who totaled 407. Charlie Klein topped the Davis scoring with a 78, Jordan Baroody and Chase Dossa came in with 79s and Alex Blumenfeld shot 82. Chris Klein rounded out the DHS scorecard with his 89.
“We really showing some great consistency,” Ronning said. “We played 54 holes in four days and we just played well all the way through. The kids are really gaining a lot of confidence.”
The Blue Devils are hoping for dry weather this week as some members of the team will be competing for the sixth spot in the scoring lineup.
DHS boys lacrosse
After a few tough losses, the Blue Devils turned it around in a big way in their first league game of the season, beating St. Mary’s 15-0 on Saturday.
Within the first minute of the game, Carson Stone won his face-off and passed to Mikie Schlosser, who assisted to Kevin Willefort on his first goal of the season. Soon thereafter, Kian Reno threw an assist to Mark Bruemmer for a beautiful side shot to the goal.
That one opened the floodgates for DHS, as Kevin Klenzendorf got his first goal of the season and Daniel Rowan made his first goal at the end of the quarter. Schlosser then went to work in the second period scoring two goals of his own and setting up Reno and Bruemmer for scores.
Throughout the game, the defensive group of Dominic D’Angelo, Raider Johnson, Austin Barden, Kelby Spore, Sam Gellen and Rudy Buhlman shut the Panthers down, even during several man-down situations. Gellen led the way with two ground balls and two takeaway interceptions.
After the break, Rowan tallied twice, Bruemmer completed his hat trick, Willie Hawkins scored off a deflected ball and Ryan Geary made a goal under strong defensive pressure. Stone added two assists.
“This game was a big confidence-booster for us,” said DHS coach Nick Juri. “Hopefully, this is the win we needed to begin to turn our season around. We still need to work hard on our individual skills and continue to develop as a team.”
This week, the Devils travel to Granite Bay (Tuesday at 7 p.m.) and Jesuit (Friday at 3 p.m.). Later this season, Davis will hold a Break the Record night when Sir Francis Drake is at Ron & Mary Brown Stadium on March 31.