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Sports galore start next week at DHS

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August 3, 2010 |

Enterprise staff writer

Despite it being the middle of summer, Davis High fall sports teams are about to come together in earnest beginning next week.

Nine varsity teams Ñ and a handful of junior varsity and freshman squads Ñ will be determined before school starts Aug. 25.

Athletes who plan on competing in any interscholastic sport must have parent (or guardian) permission forms filled out and physicals completed before the first day of tryouts begin.

According to DHS officials, there are no exceptions to that requirement.

HereÕs a quick look at each sportÕs coaches, contact information and first day to report…

Cross country Ñ Team practice will start Aug. 16 for five days. Participants should report to the Community Pool solar panels at 6:30 p.m. each night. Team training camp is at Soda Springs Aug. 21-24. Beginning Aug. 25, practice will be every day from 4 to 6 p.m. after school. Coach: Bill Gregg. Contact info: williamjgregg@aol.com or visit http://www.dhscrosscountry.com

Field hockey Ñ Practice begins Aug. 11 and runs through Aug. 20 at Beaton Field, north of Halden Field at DHS. The two-a-days are from 8 to 10 a.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. Coaches: Katy Loge and Lindsay Smith (JV). Contact info: katyloge@yahoo.com and jsmith13@gmail.com or visit http://www.dhsfieldhockey.com.

Football (varsity and junior varsity) Ñ The will be a mandatory player meeting on Monday at 5 p.m. At that time, Òproper paperwork needs to be turned in and coaches will review player guidelines and expectations,Ó according to one football official. Following that meeting will be a parentsÕ ÒmandatoryÓ meeting at 7 p.m.

Two-a-day practices begin Tuesday with a playersÕ chalk talk at 8 a.m. (room to be announced). Morning practice will go from 8:45 to 11 a.m. A second chalk talk occurs at 4 p.m. with practice from 4:45 to 6:30 p.m. Players will not do a full second practice on selected days.

On Aug. 21, the varsity Blue Devils will have a Blue-White scrimmage and participate in the Rio Linda Jamboree on Aug. 27. Varsity, JV and freshman teams will compete.

Coaches: Steve Smyte (varsity) and Mike Satre (JV). Contact info: ssmyte@djusd.k12.ca.us and masatre@ucdavis.edu or visit http://www.davishighfootball.org.

Football (freshman) Ñ Tryouts/practice goes from Tuesday through Aug. 24, Monday through Friday, 5 to 7 p.m. A mandatory parentsÕ meeting will be conducted Monday (time TBA) in the DHS multipurpose room. Coach: Derek Brothers. Contact info: dbrothers@djusd.k12.ca.us.

Golf (girls) Ñ Practice begins 8 a.m. Monday at Wildhorse Golf Club. All aspiring high school golfers are invited to participate. There are no tryouts. Morning practice runs through Aug. 24 (times to be announced) and then tee times for 18 holes of golf will be established each day. After school starts, practice will be conducted from 4 to 5:30 p.m. (Monday-Wednesday), 4 to 6:30 p.m. (Thursday). Coach: Rhonda Mohr. Contact info: yolojuniorgolf@aol.com or visit http://www.dhsgirlsgolf.com

Soccer (boys) Ñ Tryouts run for four days, Aug. 16-19 from 3 to 5 p.m. at Yudin Field at Davis High. TeamsÕ selections will be made Aug. 20. Athletes are advised to bring cleats, shin guards and water. Coaches: Ashley Yudin (varsity) and Alex Park (JV). Contact info: aiyudin@ucdavis.edu and aapark@ucdavis.edu.

Tennis (girls) Ñ Starting Tuesday for two weeks (from 3 to 5 p.m.), tryouts will be conducted at the Community Park courts. After the first day of tryouts, dates and times for subsequent sessions will be announced by the coach. Coach: Sally Hosley. Contact info: sallyhosley@hotmail.com or (530) 400-9711.

Volleyball (girls) Ñ Tryouts begin Monday and run 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily through Aug. 24 in the South Gym at DHS. Coaches: Leigh Whitmire (varsity), Julie Crawford (JV), Lyndsay Cantrall (freshman). Contact info: lwhitmire@djusd.k12.ca.us, jcrawford@djusd.k12.ca.us and lyndsay@browardbuilders.com or visit http://groups.dcn.org/dhsvolleyball.

Water polo (boys) Ñ Practice starts Aug. 23 at 9 a.m. at Arroyo Pool. Coach: Tracy Stapleton. Contact info: tstapleton@djusd.k12.ca.us.

Water polo (girls) Ñ Practice begins Aug. 23 at 6 p.m. Also, at the same time, there will be parentsÕ meeting. Coach: Doug Wright. Contact info: dwright@djusd.k12.ca.us.

For appropriate forms and further information on physicals, either contact the respective coaches or check with the main office at Davis High, 314 W. 14th St., Monday through Friday.

Notes: Davis HighÕs new athletic director is Dennis Foster, a longtime Davis resident.

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