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Youth roundup: DHS club hockey has success at SIHL tourney

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Seth Lipson, of the DHS varsity team, pushes the puck toward Sonora High's net in front of Ricky Pacciorini and defenseman Ryan Kowta.

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From page B2 | October 17, 2013 |

Davis High’s club roller hockey teams played well at an SIHL tournament in Antioch earlier this month.

The varsity-level squad won all three of its games, beginning with a 6-2 victory over host Antioch.

In that contest, Joe Blakewell scored a pair of Blue Devil goals, while single tallies came courtesy of Tyler Schafer, Jacob Lipson, Caleb Hermle and Danny Kumata.

After blanking Sonora, 2-0 — behind goals from Kumata and Seth Lipson — Davis edged Stockton, 4-3. Blakewell scored twice in the finale with Kumata and Hermle also finding the net.

Throughout the tournament, Ricky Pacciorini attacked the net; Ryan Kowta, Max Landy and Daniel Rooney played well on defense; and goalie Nic Leacox had a save rate of 86 percent for the Devil varsity-level team.

The local JV-level squad went 1-2 at the event, winning their second game, 3-1, with Daniel Jenkins scoring twice and Sam Blakewell adding a goal.

In its two losses, Davis got scoring from Dylan Lee and Thomas Witham, and offensive pressure from Jack Shields and Cole Skoog. Brandon Pacciorini played well on defense to protect Max Muller, who stopped 80 percent of the shots he saw.

Diamonds gymnastics

The Davis Diamonds youth gymnastics team rose to the occasion in its toughest meet so far this year — the Junior Olympic Fall Festival last weekend in Concord.

The local Level 3 group took a team silver medal, and saw individual wins from Alexandra Lee (bars, beam and all-around), Charlotte Lee-Smith (vault) and Emma Rebhun, whose vault got the highest score (9.65) of the meet and helped her win the intermediate all-around with the highest score (36.4) regardless of age.

Another Diamond wins came from Mariska Pretorius, who captured the Level 5 floor exercise to place second all-around. Brenna Peterson, the Level 4 All-around champion in her last two meets, won the silver this time.

In the Level 5 intermediate age division, Davis’ Sonia Sutton earned personal bests for vault, beam, bars (third place) and the all-around, where she finished fifth. Ianthe Pretorius improved on vault and floor on her way to 14th all-around and, in the oldest division, Colleen Peterson placed fourth on beam and ninth all-around.

The Diamonds’ great Level 3 performance was aided by Lily Rigor (second on beam and fourth all-around) and Alannah Griesemer (bars silver and fifth all-around). Charlotte Stevens and Ava Guistino were consistent over all four events to take ninth and 10th, respectively, in the all-around.

In the oldest division, Kathleen Sheridan took silver on vault, bronze on floor and fourth all-around, while Anissa Morgan grabbed the vault bronze, was fourth on bars and finished seventh in the all-around among younger gymnasts. Lee-Smith (11th) and Sarah Bennetts (12th) also performed well in the all-around.

Among the youngest Level 3s, Bethany McElhern placed fourth on floor and seventh all-around, Sophia Koehler was fourth on vault and eighth all-around and Sofia Patriquin took 10th all-around.

At Level 4, the strong local squad saw Katie Borowsky take second on beam and fifth on vault, and Vivian Lee earn fourth on beam and won silver on bars. Other contributions came from Carmin Fisk (fifth on floor), Isabel Lavalee (fourth on vault) and Aubrey Watt (third on vault in the youngest division). Competing in the middle division Reyna Shauman grabbed bronze on bars.

With USA Gymnastics now sponsoring Level 2 competition, the Davis squad — made up of Olivia Rebhun, Kiera Taylor, April Seeger, Clair Miller, Ella Obegi, Samantha Morante and Kyla Greenhut — took fifth place at the meet.

Hitaways softball

The Davis Hitaways, a 10U softball team, sweep a NorCal Girls Fastpitch doubleheader from Elk Grove on Sunday. The locals improved to 6-2 overall and moved into second place in their division, setting up a huge double dip this Sunday when Roseville comes to Field B at Community Park at 1 p.m.

In last week’s opener, Madison Rutherford struck out 11 to earn her fourth win of the season, 7-5, over Elk Grove. At the plate, Davis was paced by Alyssa Waterson (two RBIs), Shelby Harry and Zoe West, each of whom blasted two hits. West’s defense behind the plate was superb.

Also contributing for the Hitaways was Annika Fisk, who stole a base, while Maya Zingaro and Zora Nichols scored runs.

Zingaro then threw a complete game (four strikeouts) to lead the locals to a 14-8 victory. Davis’ offensive explosion featured production from West (five RBIs), Hazel Anderson (three stolen bases), Kayla Chin (two steals) and La’Siya Earnest, Harry, Rutherford and Zingaro, each of whom had multiple hits in the win.

Heat soccer

The Davis Heat, a U17 girls soccer team, beat the Mountain View-Los Altos Spirit, 2-1, last weekend. Davis scored in the opening minutes when Kristen Ward’s great shot over the keeper was assisted by Sophia Hernandez.

Even though a local mistake led to an equalizer, Davis held the edge in shots and shots on goal throughout the match. That was thanks in part to stellar Heat defense, led by Annie Leck, Melissa Teuber, Madison Nicholas and Kaitlyn Wagner, who combined to hold the Spirit to just two shots in the second half. Both of those chances were gobbled up by keeper Christian Roeckl-Navazio.

Meanwhile, Sofia Evanoff, Vanessa Arellano, Olivia Haass, Hannah Thompson, Brooke Rosenblum and Emily King kept the pressure on for Davis. Eventually, Suleikha Sutter pounced on a loose ball and buried it for a Heat game-winner.

Stampede soccer

The Davis Stampede, a U12 girls soccer team, shut out the Elk Grove Strykers, 5-0, on Saturday to continue an impressive NorCal fall season.

The first two local goals resulted from aggressive follows, with put-aways by Ainsley Carrol and Mattie Eaton coming after initial shots by Jordan Davis and Vanessa Carrazco, respectively.

McKenna Luztker got two assists for the Stampede, including one while playing keeper as she punted a bounding ball to Davis, who controlled and placed it far post. Luztker also set up Allie Belafsky, who knocked in from the six, before Yasmeen Dmeiri rounded out the scoring on a free kick from 30 yards out.

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