Freshman Ron Chandi’s impressive six-point service run closed out the final game as the Davis High boys volleyball got its second straight victory to open the season, this time winning at Yuba City.
The Blue Devils jumped all over the Honkers in the first game, rolling to a 25-9 win, but the hosts bounced back to keep it close the rest of the way. Yuba City even won Game 2 by a 25-23 margin before DHS captured the next two, 25-23, 26-24.
“We came out really strong,” said Devil coach Jordon Friend. “Then they kind of gave us a scare, but we really did a good job of battling.”
Davis trailed 24-20 before Chandi’s match-clinching spurt, which was a fitting way to end it since the locals had served well all night.
Other highlights for the Blue Devils came from senior Andre Foster, who led the offense with 13 kills, and Mike Basso, a junior who paced the defense with 26 digs.
The match was the first of three in as many days for DHS as the Devils now come home to face Chico (Wednesday) and McClatchy (Thursday). Both matches start at 6 p.m.
“We are excited for all of the court time,” Friend said. “It’s really good for us to get all these reps.”
Former Devil gets award
After winning the Delta Valley Conference MVP award in her senior season at DHS, Ashleigh Vandenbrink is picking up more hardware in college.
Vandenbrink was named the Cascade Collegiate Conference Freshman of the Year after helping her Oregon Tech squad go 28-5 and win the league title.
The former Blue Devil led the NAIA Division II squad in 3-point shooting (39.1 percent) and was fourth in the CCC in that category while averaging 9.2 points and three rebounds a night with 33 assists.
The Owls open play in the NAIA D-II Tournament on March 12.
Mad Cows Triathlon
The Mad Cows Triathlon Team will hold their 2014 season kickoff meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Round Table Pizza, 2151 Cowell Blvd. in South Davis.
The group will discuss the many changes planned for the team this year, including new sponsors, the Mad Cow Challenge, learning seminars and social opportunities.
Anyone who is interested is encouraged to attend the meeting for more information.
Registration is now open for the city of Davis’ spring softball leagues. Sign-ups are first-come, first-serve, and will close on Friday, March 14, or earlier if the leagues fill up.
League play begins Monday, March 31.
Fees for the nine-game season are $527 per men’s team and $486 per coed squad. Each team also must pay a $20 fee for ASA registration.
For league nights and other information contact Lori Conrad at 753-7731 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Information also is available at http://community-services.cityofdavis.org/sports/adult-sports/adult-softball.
AquaStarz synchronized swim team
The Davis AquaStarz youth synchronized swim team invites any youngsters who are interested in dance, music, gymnastics or swimming to try out the sport this spring.
Registration is now open for spring practices, which are Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at Arroyo Pool. The competitive season, where the AquaStarz went undefeated last year, begins in June and includes the team’s popular synchro show, set for July 11 and 12.
The cost to join the spring program is $250 and more information is available at www.aquastarz.org.
Blue & White tournament
The 10th annual Blue & White Golf Tournament is Friday, May 16, at Wildhorse Golf Course. This scramble-format tournament begins at 1 p.m. with a shotgun start. Check-in begins at 11:30 a.m.
Individual golf fees are $150 per individual, $600 for a foursome. Dinner-only tickets are $25.
All proceeds go to the Davis High School Blue & White Foundation, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to encourage, strengthen and sustain the interaction between DHS and its alumni and friends and to encourage philanthropic support for DHS.
Online registration is available at www.blueandwhitegolf.com.
UCD basketball camp
The Aggie hoops program will host a four-day summer camp for boys and girls ages 4 to 13, beginning June 16.
Boys ages 8 to 13 and girls at parents’ discretion can sign up for the Blue Level camp, which runs 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Cost for that session is $215, or $235 with lunch included.
The younger boys and girls, ages 4 to 7, can register for the Gold Level camp, which runs from 9 a.m. to noon each day. Cost for that session is $110.
For more information, visit https://ucdavissportscamps.com/mensbasketball.