SACRAMENTO — Davis High is a baseball team that prides itself on keeping other teams’ bats quiet. In making the Sac-Joaquin Section North playoffs, the Blue Devils had only allowed four or more runs in an inning twice this spring — both in back-to-back frames in a loss to Elk Grove on May 3. So [...]
Basketball games end with as many overtime periods as it takes to decide a winner. Baseball goes as many extra innings as it needs to. But soccer has a penalty-kick shootout, and it always leaves a bad taste in the loser’s mouth. On Saturday at Cosumnes Oaks High, the Davis High girls were the ones with [...]
ELK GROVE — “The effort was terrific. I’m extremely proud of the effort,” Davis High head coach Spencer Elliott said after watching his guys earn a second-place finish (tied with Granite Bay) in Friday’s Sac-Joaquin Section Division I track and field finals. Jesuit, led by sprinter Austin Mitsch’s double and a handful of discus and [...]
In the closest girls Sac-Joaquin Section Division I track and field championship on record, St. Francis’ heart-stopping victory over Davis High in the ever-so-close 4×400-meter relay gave the Troubadours a 77-76 decision over Vacaville on Friday night at Elk Grove Community Stadium.
The Blue Devils, competitive all night, finished third with 69.5 points.
The spectacular final event saw DHS’ Ellie Eaton run the anchor leg of her life — closing a large last-lap gap, but losing literally by an eye lash. St. Francis went 3:53.65 to Davis’ 3:53.66.
Eaton’s charge made nervous wrecks of the three schools’ faithful.
If only the North Coast Section would agree to start its boy lacrosse playoff games about 30 minutes later … On Friday, the Davis High boys lacrosse team dug itself an early hole for the second straight postseason outing. But this time, even a valiant effort over the final three periods wasn’t enough in a [...]
With his team matching up against Serra, the runner-up from the always powerful Central Coast Section, Davis High boys tennis coach Dale Hersch had a simple strategy for Friday’s NorCal quarterfinal match at Gold River Racquet Club: “The plan was to try and have (No. 1 singles player Glenn Hull) win, then put my best players [...]
SACRAMENTO — Big pitchers. Big game. When Davis High ace Matt Trask took the mound against Jesuit’s unbeaten Chris Loeb (7-0) in Thursday’s Sac-Joaquin Section baseball elimination outing, something had to give. On this day, it was the Marauders who blinked … Trask’s seven-hit shutout ended the Jesuit season, 2-0, at Union Stadium on the [...]
OAKLAND — Slow at the start of the series and strong at the end, the San Antonio Spurs wore out the Golden State Warriors the way they have so many other opponents. Tim Duncan had 19 points and six rebounds, Kawhi Leonard added 16 points and 10 rebounds and the Spurs held off a furious [...]
LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles captain Dustin Brown tied it with 1:43 left and Trevor Lewis scored the tiebreaking power-play goal 22 seconds later, propelling the Kings to a stunning 4-3 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Thursday night and a 2-0 series lead. Brown scored during a 5-on-3 advantage and Lewis provided the [...]
It’s hard to add intrigue to a championship contest, but if it’s possible, Saturday’s Sac-Joaquin Section girls soccer finale will hold extra meaning for the two squads involved. Davis and Franklin high schools split their two regular-season matches and shared the Delta Valley Conference title this spring with identical 9-1 records. But on Saturday, someone [...]
Can Gregg’s garrison provide enough long-distance points Friday night to give Davis High track and field teams the Sac-Joaquin Section titles? With runners like Laney Teaford, Sophie Meads, Jack Scranton, Paul Mohr and Fiona O’Keeffe warming up as we speak, don’t be surprised if the Blue Devils come home with a couple of new pennants. [...]
The cheers for the Davis High boys lacrosse team followed a pattern of crests and dips at Ron & Mary Brown Stadium on Wednesday night, but it eventually climaxed in an explosion of happiness as the hometown heroes scored a last-second victory over Granite Bay. If recorded, the sound’s wavelength would’ve reflected the roller coaster [...]
With the way Monte Vista played in Wednesday’s North Coast Section girls lacrosse playoff opener, visiting Davis High would have needed a perfect game to get the win. The Blue Devils, however, weren’t quite at that level as they struggled to find offense in a 17-6 loss. Though she said it was a disappointing finish, [...]
As if the split of two physical, contentious and intense league games between Davis and Franklin high schools wasn’t enough, on Saturday the Delta Valley Conference co-champs get a rubber match — for the Sac-Joaquin Section girls soccer championship. Knowing the Wildcats would be their opponents (after FHS eliminated St. Francis in the afternoon, 1-0), [...]