Ella Gatherum had the opportunity to compete at All State Drill as a young Sophomore to represent Davis High School’s drill team, the Davis High D’ettes.
All State Drill is a two-round elimination process where the girls on the drill team compete with one another to compete at a state level on an individual level. They only take 3 girls from each school which adds up to be about 80 girls competing on the 6A level.
Ella stated that,
“The girls aren’t super competitive with each other while competing for All State.”
She further explained that it is not something that causes strain on the team because they are all really good friends and want to see each other succeed. She said that the other girls don’t get upset if they don’t make it, they just cheer each other on because they are not competitive with one another. Ella said that the hardest part about preparing for All State was not allowing her nerves to overcome her and effect her performance.
Ella has been dancing since she was 2 years old doing tap, ballet, hip hop, contemporary, and jazz dancing. Her favorites are tap and hip hop, but she stopped dancing this year to focus on the drill season. Ella has been on the Davis High Drill team for two years and made the team as a freshman and loves it. She loves Drill because it fun and loves the people.
Ella expressed that,
“The girls are like my second family and it made going into high school a lot easier because I had a place to be.”
She also expressed that being on the drill team is fun, but requires a lot of hard work and effort. The drill team spends the majority of their time practicing at the school, which you think would not be fun, but she says
“It’s worth it because all the girls get along really well and are all really good friends.”
Ella’s least favorite part about Drill is waking up at 5:30 a.m. everyday to get to practice at 6:00 a.m., but she loves the friendships she has made through being on the drill team.
She loves that she has,
“38 Best Friends.”
Congratulations to Ella for making it this far into All State Drill as a sophomore and good luck to her on furthering her career in Drill at Davis High School!
Davis High wrestling competed at divisonals on Friday, January 31, and Saturday, February 1. Overall the team came in 6th. Although they would’ve prefered 1st, the teams that came in after them were originally ranked above them, so ranking higher was a victory in itself. However, it’s not over yet. 10 wrestlers are moving on to state.
Hunter Johanson, Jackson Price, MaClaine Percival, Ethan Sears, Alex Schefer, Davis Richardson, Liam Major, Mason Rigby, Kael Jenkins, and Tayden Roundy are all moving on to state.
These guys have been working hard, training by duels in order to be ready to take on the competition.
“So this year, I’ve been focusing on making sure we get a lot of matches and mat time, just to give them as much experience as we can,” explained Bo Roundy, coach of the Davis High wrestling team.
The team this year is a bit younger, which means they need more practice and experience in order to take on their competition.
“Just throw them into the deep end of the pool and hope they can learn to swim fast.”
Well, these boys learned fast, and the fact that they made it this far just proves it, but they’re not letting up just yet.
“We need to be intense. I think we were lacking a little intensity at divisionals. I mean, overall we wrestled well, but I think we needed to have a little more intensity in our matches,” commented Roundy, offering a last piece of advice to his wrestlers.
The competition will be tough, it will be intense, but overall they’re not worried about it.
“No. The cool thing about it is we’ve pretty much seen everybody. We know exactly what we’re going into, so there’s nothing that makes me worried. It’s tough, and we know it is, but we’re not worried about it.”
They’re excited to see if they can get a couple more wrestlers ranked at state, make sure you’re there to see it. Come support the team on Wednesday, February 12 at Utah Valley University.
The Davis High D’ettes took 1st place at their 6A tournament at UVU. The D’ettes are the overall sweepstakes champions! This was a fantastic win especially because they beat Layton which is our team’s biggest competition. The D’ettes competed with 3 different routines. The 3 routines they have are dance, character, and military. The team got 1st in dance, 1st in character and 3rd in their military routine.
At the region tournament, the girls got 1st in their military routine, 2nd in their dance routine and 2nd in their character routine. At the region tournament, the D’ettes got 2nd overall!
At state, the D’ettes got 5th place overall. Their character routine got 2nd place, this is something to be extremely proud of considering how highly competitive the tournament was. The D’ettes compete against other 6A schools. The 6A school dance teams are very good competition. The 6A state tournament is a huge tournament that is very important to the team. They have been practicing for this tournament for months and their hard work does not go unnoticed.
There were 26 other teams competing at state yet only 9 of those teams make it to finals. Davis High School is excited we have a dance team as talented and impressive as our stunning D’ettes.
“It’s so rewarding to have all our hard work pay off while we have fun on the competition floor. It’s the best feeling ever!” stated Shelby Sanders, a senior on the Davis High D’ettes.
The girls have worked extremely hard for their wins. They have to go to early morning practices to perfect their routines. The D’ettes will work on their routines for at least 20 hours a week. The D’ettes have had an amazing season this year and Davis High School is proud to be represented by our D’ettes.
We reach that point again, where two rival schools go head to head in a test of skill and agility. This Friday, February seventh, the Davis and Layton High Schools, currently ranked first and second respectively in Utah’s 6A range of high school teams, compete for the second time this season as the schools’ well-known rivalry goes head to head.
The two schools have had a friendly rivalry for 16 years now, as the teams tend to go up against each other multiple times a season, and are so close to each other geographically. The schools have rivaled in football, soccer, and of course basketball.
While the rivalry has gotten out of hand in the past, with vandalism or violence, both teams are committed to keeping this rivalry merely about the game.
“While we may compete recreationally, we both know what the game is about, and we all know that this rivalry is to keep both teams sharp and on their toes,” said Jake Sampson, a member of the Davis high basketball team.
Both teams have had a spectacular season this school year, with each of them having a winning total of 16 out of the 17 games played this season. Both Davis and Layton High are ecstatic to be playing against each other again this year, as the games bring out copious amounts of school pride and fervor on both sides.
“The first time we played, it was one of the most fun High School environments I’ve ever coached in, and I can’t wait until the next game we can play in together,” said Chad Sims, head coach of the Davis high basketball teams.
The games are starting on Friday, February 7th at 5:15 for the Girls Basketball team, and 7 o’clock sharp for the Boys Basketball teams. So whether you are a Lancer or a Dart, or any other school in the state, come down to the Davis High School this Friday to experience the game of the season, and watch as a long time rivalry between two schools goes head to head.
Last week, the Davis High swim team had another fun meet at Syracuse. Both the boys and girls teams beat Syracuse, with the boys winning by 22 and the girls winning by 38.They also celebrated their seniors, acknowledging their amazing seniors and all they’ve done for the team.
With the season coming to a close, they turn their focus to region. They’ve been putting in the work, practicing in the pool and out to make sure they’re prepared. They’ve really been working on technique, breathing, starts, turns, and just conditioning with hard sets. They’ve also been tapering, backing off a little to make sure their athletes will be well recovered by the time the meet comes around.
The odds look like they’re in their favor, with the boys team looking to win. Their girls team is looking good too, and they also have high hopes to win.
“We want the girls to win this year, and we have a couple more freshman to help us out,” commented Lauryn Hall, a member on the team.
However, they aren’t taking anything for granted.
“During a meet, anything can happen,” Hall acknowledges.
“But in the end the best team will win!” commented Kit Barker, one of the coaches.
Whether or not they will accomplish their goal of winning at region, they will do whatever it takes to accomplish their ultimate goal of the season, and it looks like they will do just that.
“The ultimate goal for this season is for each swimmer to come out a better person then they went in and I think we will accomplish that,” commented Barker.
Region is this Saturday at the South Davis Rec Center. The meet starts at 8 a.m., be sure to come out and support the Darts!
Anyone at the game on tuesday will know that it was nothing less than a BLOWOUT. With a final score of 75-39 agaisnt Fremont, our darts did not let them breathe in any element of the game. The team really showed off their teamwork skills with great player position and ball movement throughout the game. This great movement in turn allowed for lots of open shots and fast breaks.
Jake sampson ended the game with 16 with 4 other team mates also ending with double digit points. The Davis Darts definitely came ready to play last tuesday and played hard till the very end. With not much they could have done better, they are excited and ready to play the Layton Lancers tonight on their home court.
The game starts at 7:00 o’clock and is sure to have a good turnout. Make sure to get there early enough to find good seats! You will also want to pull out all the purple and gold you own, tonights game will be dedicated to Kobe Bryant. Kobe Bryant, an icon not just in the basketball world, but to everyone recently passed in a helicopter crash just last week. Don’t forget to grab your purple, gold, 24’s and 8’s in remeberance of the one and true Mamba. Grab your friends and grab your gear it’s gonna be a good game!
Britney and Danielle Brklacich have been playing softball since they were 5 years old, and they have no plans of stopping. In fact, they just signed to play for Big Bend Community College in Washington state. These girls have no shortage of skill or determination, and will go far in their softball career.
They both fell in love with the sport from an early age. The teammates and coaches they’ve had along the way, as well as the competitive aspect, have only further developed their love for the sport. They love the sport, and love to continue playing.
“I can’t really see myself giving it up. It’s something I’ve always done, and always grown up with, and not doing it again is kind of weird. I just love it,” explained Danielle.
They have both seen much success with the sport. Britney played varsity for Davis her sophomore year, and won first team all region her junior year. Danielle was a runner for Davis her sophomore year, but quickly moved up to varsity for her junior year. On her competition team, Danielle had a batting average of 400. They will continue to play on varsity this year, as well as step into the role team captains, with Britney playing shortstop and Danielle playing center field.
While these achievements are great, the type of players they are are even better. Todd Street, the softball coach here at Davis High, commented that they are amazing, in the class and on the field.
“They are hard working, talented fielders and great hitters. Both have been great teammates and examples.”
They will continue to work hard and achieve new goals at the collegiate level. They’re looking forward to improving as players, but also growing into independent individuals.
“You always want to hit good, feel good, have a good batting average, but maybe just be able to be on our own and be able to grow like that. And grow closer to our teammates while we’re there, because they’ll be kind of like our family,” explained Britney.
“Grow and get better at the game. Kind of have a different perspective with being out-of-state, far away with new teammates,” added Danielle.
They think they’ll accomplish just that, especially having their sister by their side to push them.
“We’re really competitive with each other, so we push ourselves and push each other. We always want to beat each other.”
As a final piece of advice to help the girls on their new journey, coach Street tells them to just enjoy the game.
“Don’t let softball become a job. It’s a blast to play softball.”
The Davis high drumline is an elite group of individuals that both dedicate their time and money to the marching program. The Davis high drumline is a regular finalist of the Intermountain Percussion Championships. The drumline practices after school on Mondays and Thursdays from 3:00 to 7:00 pm.
But what is an indoor drumline? The indoor drumline is just like a marching band but only a drumline. A mat is rolled out onto the floor and a grid is used to march on and play the show. This year’s show is called The Road Less Traveled, it is a show about breaking off from society norms. The drums involved for the show are Quads/Tenors, the five different bass drums with different pitches, Snare drums, and Single Toms.
The music consists of multiple rhythms that are confusing as well as hard to learn. Conditioning is a huge chunk of drumline because carrying a drum and marching while playing is hard without muscle strength. The way that drumline plays is with three-inch high taps and double the height for accents.
Many people ask about how percussionists play rolls, the answer is diddles. diddles are when percussionists play two notes in one stroke by letting the stick bounce off the drum and allowing rapid notes to be played.
The other part of the winter drumline is the pit. The pit also is known as the front ensemble consists of the vibes, bass drum, guitarists, synths, bells, and marimbas.
This is the show for the year and the overview of this year’s winter drumline. The drumline hopes to make the finals this year and bring Davis home another drumline title. Overall this year will be a great one for the drumline. And I don’t want to jinx anything so I will knock on wood for drumline this year, but we will see you in finals.
As the season approached a fast and soon close everyone knew that LSU was dominate and something special. Joe burrow led the dangerous offense to the number one ranking in college football as well as the number one seed in the college football playoff. LSU dominated Oklahoma with a baffling score of 63 to 28 with Joe Burrow having an insane 8 total touchdowns, and with this dominate win they earned their spot in the 2020 national championship. The rest was history.
On the other side was the reigning national champions at the time Clemson Tigers who went undefeated and won the ACC. Although they were dominate in their conference for the most part with one close game coming from North Carolina people were very skeptical of the Tigers. Were they the same team they were 10 months ago? Could they compete against the top teams and keep up? Regardless they earned the third seed in the college football playoff and went on to play Ohio State and upset them 29-23. Earing them the other spot in the national championship.
Both teams came into this game confident in their offenses on one side with LSU you had Joe Burrow reining Heisman winner Ja’Marr Chase the NCAA receiving leader and tight end Thaddeus Moss son of NFL legend Randy Moss. On the other side the Clemson Tigers have true sophomore Trevor Lawrence leading the team with his undefeated college record with running back Travis Etienne in the backfield with him and the dangerous Tee Higgins and Justyn Ross split out wide.
With those kinds of offenses people were expecting fireworks but the beginning of the game was anything but that LSU on the first two drives didn’t even get past there own thirty it was a defensive struggle. Finally, Clemson punched it in off a short touchdown run from Trevor Lawrence taking a seven zero lead.
As the game went on Clemson started to pull away as they went up 17-7 but the tigers finally settled in being able to take the lead right before half as Joe Burrow had a couple touchdown passes in the first half.
The second half started the way it ended with LSU on the gas and as the game came closer to the end, they could smell the blood as they scored to go up 17 with ten minutes left in the game. Clemson hadn’t been able to do anything all half and when LSU went up by 17 it was the last straw and Clemson was done. LSU rode out the last few minutes taking in that they had just won the 2020 national championship.
As the game clock hit zero people broke out in celebration some in tears of joy and the other Tigers had to go home with the loss. LSU was dominate all year with much thanks to Joe Burrow leading their offense. This might go down as one of the best college football teams ever and definitely one of the greatest offenses ever.
The Girl’s basketball team has had an eventful season filled with blood, sweat, tears, and Gatorade. The girls have intense training Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, and have games Tuesday and Friday. Each practice is approximately 2 1/2 hours long. They have won 8 games and lost only one to the dirty rascals at Freemont.
Here’s an exclusive interview with a senior on the team this year, Mrs. Annie Pitcher. “My parents signed me up for rec when I was little and I loved it so much I just kept playing.” she shared. “My favorite part of the season so far has been the team lunches and just hanging out with the team. I think it would be super fun to play in college but it’s a lot to balance so I’m still figuring out if I want to pursue playing further.” she explained.
The seniors playing this year are Annie Pitcher, Kelsey Leavitt, Regan Hansen, Hannah Loveland, Julia Nettleton, Kylee Evans, and Annie Fuller. The girls on the team are very close and hang out often which strengthens their relationship as a team family. These dedicated women are talented fox’s who will destroy any team that questions their basketball playing abilities. And that’s a fact.
This last Saturday, January 4, 2020, the D’ettes competed at UVU, bringing in an impressive amount of wins and achievements. The drill team got 3rd in military, 1st in dance, 1st in character, 1st for 6A. The team had the highest scores out of all the schools, so they also received the sweepstakes award.
Students are always excited to see the drill team perform at sporting events. With their straight formations and smooth transitions, the routine is always flawless. One only has to see the team to know the team has a strong relationship with each other and have built lasting friendships.
Ella Gatherum, a sophomore on the team, has been on the team for two years. She feels that the team will do well and continue placing high at the rest of their competitions. She has high confidence in the team even taking state.
“What I love about the team is the loving and supportive atmosphere as well as the friendships I’ve built while on the drill team.”
Ella said that she felt the competition over the weekend gave the team more confidence and motivation to keep working hard towards their goals. The team’s biggest goal this season is to become state champions, and they are well on their way to achieving that dream.
When asked what the greatest moment at the competition was, Ella replied that it was finally taking first place at a competition because it had been years since the Davis drill team had taken first overall.
The team has always focused on hard work and they practice countless hours every week. Their determination and hard work is just starting to pay off, and it will for sure bring in many more wins and achievements for the team.
The D’ettes will next compete on January 11, 2020 at Corner Canyon. Come show your school spirit and come cheer the girls on as they travel on the road to state.
This year Davis high senior Kyle Roberts had the privilege of being named to the Desert News 6A All-State Team. Listed as a corner back on the list, this season Kyle Roberts had 80 tackles, 4 interceptions, 3 of which were for 6. He had the most interceptions out of any corner back on this list. Kyle also had a very impressive 80 tackles over the course of the season which was the best out of all corners on this list as well. Kyle averaged 6.2 tackles per game and along with that he had to pass deflections over the season.
Kyles statistics are very impressive especially for a region as competitive as 6A. Another Davis high player who had the privilege of being mentioned on one of these lists is Peter Stevenson, star senior receiver for the Davis High Darts. Although he played very well at receiver he was not named for receiver. He was named for punter on the second 6A all state team. Although I do think he was snubbed for an all-state mention at receiver as he was dominate there to with 729 yards receiving and 7 touchdowns over the whole season, he averaged 72.9 yards a game and had 36 receptions over the course of his senior season.
This is a very high honor to earn, especially in the 6A division. It is one of the most competitive regions they are the best of the best of the best. They are very dominate players and will be missed as this was there last year of high school football. Congratulations to Kyle Allen and Peter Stevenson on being mentioned to the 6A All State team.
The Davis High wrestling team had a meet against Syracuse High on Tuesday, December 17. Unfortunately, the darts took a tough loss to them, with the final score being 14-48.
The wrestlers were unhappy about the loss, and are hoping to do better this weekend at the tournament they will be competing in this Friday and Saturday.
“Lol we got our butts handed to us,” Connor McCall, a junior on the team, explained.
“I think we will do pretty well even though the team is pretty tired. We have all been working really hard recently and we’re pissed about the loss to Syracuse,” he further commented.
The tournament is on Friday December 20th, and Saturday the 21st. The wrestlers are determined to do well and will probably kick trash this weekend. Let’s go Davis!
The Davis high swim meet took place on December 17, 2019, at Layton Surf ‘n Swim. Clearfield, Northridge, and Davis all competed at this tournament. The swim meet was a great success! Davis High did a great job beating the other teams. There are many events that you can compete in at swim meets.
“It was fun because it was not a complicated meet. There weren’t many schools involved so it was fun to just swim and not have much pressure,” says Brayden Littlefield a junior on the Davis High swim team.
The swim team has been working extremely hard for their placings in the meet, the team has been practicing multiple times a week, and they have been achieving many of their goals as well as breaking many previous records.
The next meet is the Alumni Meet on December 27th, during the Christmas break. This meet is a very exciting meet because there are also shenanigans going on during the event as well. The swim team will continue to do their best to their abilities and improve themselves to beat their old personal records and keep trying until they can keep improving on their personal bests.
Wrestling is all about self-reliance when you wrestle you have to focus on how your opponent moves, looks, and takes his shots. Wrestling has impacted my life in many ways but one of the most defining ones is how much it has disciplined me throughout my years. Wrestling has taught me everything I know today, self-reliance, discipline, hard work, and how to be a good person. Everything.
In 2008 I found myself getting drafted on the USA wrestling team, I went into it young so I didn’t think much of it but after it started and we were going for about two to three weeks I realized how much time and dedication that you have to put into it, all the time you spend practicing and spending all the time in the world perfecting every move.
“Wrestling is one of the manliest sports”
Said Nate Forster
Wrestling has had a huge impact on my life, from not knowing anything about the sport to knowing a whole lot. Wrestling runs in my family, my dad and all of his brothers did it all through Junior High, High School and some of college. The reason my dad wanted to get me into wrestling is because he wanted me to learn on my own what self-reliance and being a genuinely good person is, and that’s exactly what it did.
I’m so grateful that my dad has gotten me into this sport, even though you have to sacrifice a lot of things like eating what you want, not going over to a friend’s house just to go to a tournament. It was really hard to do but it all pays off in the end, trust me. One of the hardest things that you have to overcome over-time is just trusting yourself and knowing what to do in any sort of situation that you get caught up in.
The boys basketball team took their talents to California this past week to the city of San Francisco. They were there for three days and played two games. They picked up right where they left off from in state play with two 20 point victorys. On Thursday they played Irvington high school and on Friday they met Moroe Cathlic. They won both games by a score of 71-47.
The Team had a really fun time and got the chance to bond even more than they already had. On the first day after they made it to San Francisco they walked to fishermans warf and checked it out. They saw Sea lions and magic tricks and went through a mirror maze. The team really enjoyed all that the Warf had to offer.
On thurday the team had the opportunity to go to Alcatraz one of the most iconic prisons ever. Everyones eyes were opened and they really enjoyed it. They did an audio tour and got really in depth details about everything that went on in the prison.
“It was really cool to see what happened in the prison and how the three guys escaped”
Said Jake Sampson, a senior on the basketball team.
After Alcatraz the team got to go back to their hotel and rest befor their first game against Irvington. They won the game soundly and started the trip off right.
The next day the Seniors decided to hit breakfast and then go to the Nike outlet. The Nike outlet in San Francisco is five floors of all you could want Nike. The Boys really loved looking at the clothes and shoes and some even got some shirts or sweatshirts. After the Nike store they made their way back to the hotel to rest for a little and get ready for their next game.
After the Win the team celebrated by going to Bobs Donuts. Some of the boys participated in the donut challenge where if you ate a huge donut in less than 3 minutes then you get a free shirt and your name on the wall. Jake Sampson was the only one who could do it. He finished with about ten minutes to spare and shocked everyone. He had people congratulating him that he didnt even know.
The Boys left the next morning heading back home after a very succesful trip that they all enjoyed.
Color guard is, in my opinion, one of the most underrated sports at Davis High. They are so hardworking and as a result, are amazing at what they do. For those of you that don’t know much about color guard, I will give you a little bit of background. Color guards are teams of performers who perform choreographed dances and routines with various equipment to enhance and interpret the music of a show.
Davis High School’s color guard has two seasons of competitions and performing. There is one in the fall, and one in the winter. They usually perform with the marching band, but during the winter season, they separate from the band to build their own unique and stunning color guard show.
There are 14 members on the winter color guard team this year, and they are currently looking for more members! Whether you have experience or not, you can always learn and the team would be delighted to have you! There are three sections in the color guard that use different equipment. There is the saber section which includes Ben Clawson, Carmen Pectol, Kennedi Morris, Candee Derbridge and Jaden Sparrow. There is the flag section which includes Cara Smith, Christina Lopez, Reilly Pankoski and Cara Smith. The last section is the rifles which includes Lindsey Haderlie, Natalie Shunn, Bayley Warnick, Bayley Lemperle and Lexie Snell.
When I talked to some members, almost all of them said they wish that the students of Davis High knew that all the members of color guard are such an awesome and welcoming group. They are all very close friends and some said they even consider each other family. All the members said that if there is anyone out there who is even remotely interested in color guard to come and check it out. They will gladly teach anyone who wants to learn and will welcome anyone into their color guard family.
One last question that I asked the members was that if they could change one thing about Davis High and color guard what would it be? They all said that they wish that color guard would have some more recognition and representation from the school as an actual hardworking and competitive sports team. They still love what they do no matter what, but it would be so much better with the support of the students at Davis High. So, all the students of Davis High, get out there and show your support for this amazing, elegant and dedicated team!
“And now for the Davis D’ettes,” the announcer declairs.
The energy is high as you and your team walk onto that floor, the team that has become your family. The music starts, the base pulsing through the speakers, through your body as you dance. The crowd goes crazy as you and your team leave it all on the dance floor.
This Saturday, the 14, is the D’ettes first competition. The girls have been preparing for this since April. They have put in a lot of work, practicing every A-day and Saturday morning, as well as every Tuesday and Wednesday night.
This is what’s known as a qualifying competition. There are three qualifying competitions total, and their place at semi finals is based on how well they perform at these first three competitions. Then, of course, they advance on to the state competition.
Last year at state they placed third overall, and sixth in the dance category. Pretty impressive considering they were up against 23 schools!
This year they’re reaching even higher, hoping to place first at state.
“Our goal is to be state champions! We are working so hard to attain this goal!” commented Sage Bangeter, one of the captains on the team.
In order to get there they have to start small, which means performing well at this competition. It will be held at Utah Valley University this Saturday. The D’ettes will be performing their military routine at 11:00 am, their dance routine at noon, and their character routine at 2:00 pm.
The swim team has had a great season so far. Since the beginning of the season in October, they have had multiple wins, and are hoping to carry their astounding progress to the end of the season in February.
On Tuesday the 10th, they had a great meet against Weber, and won by 4 points. The team is playing in an away meet at Bountiful on Friday. The team is very optimistic and confident that they will win.
The team practices really hard every day Monday through Friday after school. The nigh before meets, the team likes to have a pasta party to “carb up”.
Sophomore Ireland Dannehold said she likes to try not to think about a meet the days before so that when it comes shes not as nervous.
With 69 people on the team, it is pretty big. Teammates are very supportive, and are always cheering on other people on the team beside the pool.
“My favorite part about swim is all the friends I’ve made,” said Ireland Dannehold.
Overall, the Davis has a really amazing swim team and has been doing really great. There next swim meet is this Friday, the 13th, at Bountiful High School. Make sure to go to some of their meets and cheer them on!
November 25, 2019
8 D’ettes participated in the Miss Drill Utah drill competition on November 25. Basically, Miss Drill Utah is a solo drill competition in which dancers from different schools across the state perform their solo dance routines for judges, rather than their team routines. It is not part of their actual season and will have no affect on it, but it is a good showcase of some of the talent within the drill team.
A total of 8 D’ettes participated in Miss Drill UT. Unfortunately, none of them placed in the top 12 with their solos. Bummer. However one of their teammates Maddie Weiger, says they still did very well.
“They all did so amazing on their solos and they represented the D’ettes so good.” -Maddie Weiger (SR).
The D’ettes have very high hopes for the upcoming drill season. How high? Well according to many of them, state championship high. When asked if the D’ettes are going to be any good this year, Maddie Weiger said this…
“Heck yeah we are. State champs baby.”-Maddie Weiger.
The D’ettes seem very confident and excited for the upcoming drill season. They’ve practiced very hard in the off-season to achieve robot-like precision in their dances, and you can definitely see the results paying off. Will the talent showcased at Miss Drill UT be a foreshadowing of a championship season? Are the robotic D’ettes up to the task? They seem optimistic about it.
This past weekend the D’ettes hosted their second annual Davis Valley Classic. It is a drill competition organized and run by the girls and their coaches. It comes before the first qualifying drill competition of the season, so for many of the teams it was their first time performing their routines in front of a judge. Talk about pressure!
The d’ettes host the Davis Valley Classic as a fundraiser. The money raised helps pay for their costumes, and other competition expenses. This proves to be a huge fundraiser, as 22 other schools showed up to compete!
Here’s how the competition is run:
The girls compete in three different categories: military, dance, and character. These are the routines the schools perform at every competition. The top five schools that place in each category place, and then an overall winner is picked based on school classification. Layton won for 6A and Bountiful won for 5A schools.
While Davis didn’t compete, they did have a lot of fun performing. They gave the rest of the schools a sneak peak at what they would be up against and performed all three of their competition routines.
“We hit our routine the best we’ve ever done and we were so happy!” commented Sage Bangeter, one of the team captains, on their dance routine.
A fun weekend with friends, performing, and supporting their sister teams was just what the girls needed. Now they’re ready to jump into competition season. Good luck girls, we’re cheering for you!
It is safe to say that the girls basketball team has started out their season with a bang. Undefeated so far, they have wins against Jordan, West, and Granger. This week, they beat Jordan and play Bountiful on Friday.
The game on Tuesday was against Jordan, and it was a really good game for the team. The final score was 65-31.
“We were struggling getting started in the game and our sophomore team was super supportive and kept cheering us on and it helped us to play better,” said Reagan Hansen, Senior.
They have an away game at Bountiful high tomorrow at 7, and the team has been working hard in preparation. To prepare for games, the girls look for possible threats and find ways to push at their opponents weaknesses, as well as working on their plays so they can run them well. Bountiful can sometimes be tough to beat, but the girls always try to have a mindset to win and practice hard so they can be ready.
As for the team, they have all bonded really well. Whenever someone who doesn’t get a lot of varsity times comes off the bench and makes an amazing play, the whole team gets so excited for them and they have a lot of team spirit.
“This team is special because not only are we pretty good but we are all basically sisters who have each others backs at all times!” said Kelsey Leavitt, senior.
Girls basketball is looking forward to a great season. Since they ended up 2nd last year to the best team in the state, they are hoping to take the top spot this year and are certainly working hard to get there. Make sure to show up to the game at Bountiful and the rest of their games this year and cheer on Davis!
The Davis High boy’s basketball team climbs the ladder as they dominated against Viewmont on Wednesday, 77-53. With excellent defensive plays and a stellar offense, Davis High continues an excellent run to their season. The team works hard and puts in hours of effort to make themselves the best they can. As they join together and unite their efforts, they battled through and came out on top.
Many players were thrilled to have this win under their belts. It brought much excitement and thrill to the locker room and the team meeting after the game. The crowd stepped it up and brought real team spirit to the bleachers.
“The best part of the game was winning,” stated Dax Pew, Senior.
“We prepared for the game by preparing the same way we did for Viewmont last year.”
Viewmont has been a great contender for the Darts and this year the team’s efforts proved worthwhile. Watching film, running plays and coming together as a team has really helped the team progress and improve in such a short amount of time.
Today, Friday, December 6, Davis goes up against Olympus in another battle for a win. Taking the time to prepare is a crucial element in getting ready for this game. Practice time is valuable time and will give the team another chance to work together and support each other for tonight.
It is also important that the fans make an appearance! Come one come all and see your very own Davis High Darts battle for triumph in this epic battle of the schools. The game begins tonight at 7. Now get ready for the Darts to show Olympus how it’s done!
The Davis High girls basketball team was set in stone about a week ago when the coaches posted the final cut on the wall. Many familiar faces return, while a new batch of sophomores have joined in the chase for athletic success. All these girls have worked hard to earn their spots and will try to make the best of it. After interviewing Regan Hansen, one of the returning seniors this year, she provided some insightful information about the upcoming season.
“The team is super good this year because we have a lot of experience.” – Regan Hansen
Hopefully, Davis will live up to Regan’s expectations as last year they racked up 13 wins to 9 losses, and are certainly looking to improve this year.
Davis has a list of team goals to help them improve from their .591 win percentage last year. They have the goals that you would expect them to such as; “stay healthy” and “beat Layton”. But one of their goals is for the team to get above a 3.2 G.P.A. Not only is this goal important to follow because the girls need good grades to stay on the team, but it is also important that Davis has a “student, then athlete” mentality, and this goal helps sustain that.
“I love the girls, they feel like my sisters,” said Regan Hansen when asked why she plays basketball.
Not only do these athletes love and respect the game of basketball, but they also love each other. Regan’s comment is living proof of this as well as the chemistry you can see that they have with each other.
When you walk in the gym during a girls basketball practice you can hear laughter and encouragement. Hearing excitement like this can bring a smile to your face because that is what basketball is all about.
Ready, set, *bang*, the gun goes off, you can feel the air fly past you as the crowd screams and you round the last turn in the race. The Davis High Indoor track team has just started the 2019-2020 season and is very excited about what is store.
Indoor track is actually a club not and actually team sanctioned sport. Most of its members belong to the track team and use it as an opportunity to stay in shape and help condition for the upcoming track season this spring. The Indoor track team size varies from season to season. This season’s team size is still being determined but it’s estimated to have anywhere from 50-75 team members.
While not all events are included in Indoor Track they do have some events from each category. In the sprints category, you will see the 60m, 200m, and 400m races. For distance, they have the 800m, 1600m and the 3200m races. The field category includes the high jump, long jump, triple jump, pole vault, and shot put. They also have the 200m relay (4x), 400 (4x), and 800m (4x).
“This season is going to be full of excitement and close races. Davis will represent well as we always do. we have a lot of young athleticism, talent, and potential on this year’s team.” says Devan Gwynn a senior on the track team this year.
Indoor track is just around the corner if you want to join indoor track meet in the commons on November 25th at 2:45, or you can talk to coach Timothy in room 2512.
The Davis High swim team’s meet was Tuesday, November 12th, at Ogden High school. Davis High was competing against Weber, Roy, Layton, Fremont, Syracuse, Northridge, and Clearfield. The meet consisted of 14 events: 200 yard Medley, 250 yard free, 400 yard IM, 200 yard free, 400 yard medley, 8 by 25 yard free, 4 by 200 yard free, 200 yard butterfly, 200 yard backstroke, 200 yard breaststroke, 400 yard free, 8 by 25 mixed medley, 8 by 25 mixed kick, and finally 8 by 25 t-shirt which is just for the seniors.
The Davis High swim team was consistent with the support they gave their teammates while they raced. There were many people cheering on each other and getting together and bonding over their love for the sport.
“It’s just fun to be with friends and to compete with other schools. We had a ton of fun, and it made it even better when we won, I really appreciate my teammates and I love the environment I’m in when I am with them.” stated Brayden Littlefield a junior at Davis.
The Davis High swim team is very thankful for the coaches: Coach Kitt, varsity coach, Coach Jesse, intermediate, and Coach Tayleigh the beginner or first year swimmers coach.
“I like how they always encourage us to do better and they are proud of us when we do better.” said Holly Witherspoon a senior at Davis.
In the end of the meet girls and boys both placed first with 186 points for girls and boys with 174 points, which is very impressive. Davis dominated and out of the 11 scoring relays Davis girls placed 1st 8 times and 2nd 3 times, with Weber trailing behind with 144. The boys placed 1st 7 times, 2nd 3 times, and 3rd 1 time. Syracuse came in 2nd with 132. In conclusion, Davis did really well in this meet and will continue to perform to their best abilities.
The audience is on their feet, as the players dribble the ball down the court. As the clock ticks down, the ball is thrown and arcs perfectly into the hoop. The crowd goes wild as the buzzer goes off and rushes onto the court. The excitement that courses through the air at a basketball game is contagious.
As the basketball season approaches, it is now time to get a sneak peek at how Davis High’s boys basketball team will do. The boy’s team did extremely well last year and they have a lot to live up to this year. Last year the team took second in region and made it to semifinals during state. It will be a season to remember.
The Darts will return with some Varsity experience. They will look to their returning starters Trevan Leonhardt and Jake Sampson. Leonhardt started point guard last year averaging 9.8 points per game and 4.7 assists per game. And shooting sensation Jake Sampson who led the state with a 3 point percentage with a shocking 50%.
Tryouts were on November 11 and November 12. During tryouts they did defensive work, drills, and ran a lot to increase their endurance. As you can see from the tryout results, there is a ton of skilled players. We can expect many wins from this team.
The team puts in a lot of hard work and sacrifices a lot of their time for practice. They practice every day of the week, except Sundays.
Dax Pew, a senior on the team, gave his input for the upcoming season.
“We have a really good chance at region and making a run at state.” he says.
” We all want to win the state championship.” he says when asked what their ultimate goal is this season.
The first game of the season is on November 26, 2019 against Bountiful high school. Come and support the boy’s basketball team at their first game!
The following athletes made the boy’s basketball team for 2019-2020: Trevan Leonhardt, Spencer Vernon, Nick Fisher, Sam Heath, Dylan Perrenoud, Dax Pew, Jax Pierce, Cameron Swapp, Jack Sampson, Ben Haggard, Austin Frasure, Spencer Ferguson, Chance Trujillo, Brock Sheehan, Rex Sunderland, Colby Sims, Tate Garff, Henry Ihrig, Sawyer Cottrell, Cole Mullen, Caden Swapp, Dallin Draper, Beck Jacobs, Alex Fisher, Crew Frost, Colby Whicker, Kaden Eggett, Mitch Jeppessen, and Isaac van Drimmelen.
Davis High school boys basketball tryouts are coming and who knows what this team will be capable of with this coming season we have new sophomores who could make it and make the team who they are and seniors now who were juniors last year.
To be on the basketball team you have to have at least a 2.5 GPA and dedicate yourself and a lot of your time, because you don’t get a lot of free time with practice and games always going on and then the classes you have homework in.
Davis high boys basketball tryouts were held Monday, November 11th. The coach for the Davis high basketball team is Chad Sims, He has been the basketball coach for 5 years here at Davis High School.
“To be on the basketball team, you need to be able to make the shots you shoot and know the game of basketball.” – Chad Sims
in an interview with coach Sims he stated, “I love being the coach, I like the relationship I have with everyone who is on the team and can not wait to see who gets on this year’s team.”
Jake Sampson has been on the Davis basketball team since his sophomore year. When asked about his experience on the team Sampson stated, “For me personally, being on the team is really cool but it is crazy. There is always stuff going on with the team and my personal life.”
We hope to see the boys play well and communicate well as a team, and hope they put hard work into there games and practices to make this team the best it can be. If you want to support the team go to their basketball games get rowdy, cheer loud and enjoy the game, every student matters and always remember to #BRINGTHEMOB
The Davis High swim meet took 2nd place in both boys and girls divisions at Box Elder High School on Saturday, November 2, 2019. The teams: Box Elder, Weber, Riverton, Ridgeline,Uintah, Morgan, and of course Davis High, competed that morning. Swimming as a sport has been around for centuries now since the early 1800’s. Competitive swimming started in Britain in 1830, mostly using breaststroke. Swimming has encouraged all to push themselves harder physically and mentally. Swimming builds endurance, muscle strength, and cardiovascular fitness.
“I love swim because I have a lot of friends on the team, it’s fun to do, and it’s good exercise,” says sophomore Shandrey Allman.
Lauren Hall got the award for Best of Meet for Girls. The boys’ 200 and 400 relay also had a new record set aswell.
The team trained hard five days a week after school to get their well-deserved placement in the meet. We also talked to the swim captain, Kyle Lortz, for his opinion,
“My thoughts were how Davis did their best. I did notice that there were a group of swimmers at the edge of the pool cheering on their fellow darts. It wasn’t just one or two swimmers, but nine to ten. They were always being supportive. I was glad on how our team broke two records and one swimmer getting MVP. We may not have won the meet, but we won for ourselves. We accomplished something beyond just an individual swimmer, but a family.”
Davis High School has a great swim team this season, with alot of young talent and hear. There is no doubt there will be more and more records beat, so please come and supportyour fellwo darats at their next meet on Tuesday the 12th in Ogden!
As the Davis Darts Girls Basketball team approaches their season, they are getting excited for what the teams future holds. Last year the team enjoyed their success that came upon them. They only had one senior on the team, so this year they are working with the previous years team along with new sophomores. They are hoping this season will bring success. They have been working extremely hard this off season by practicing how they communicate as a team.
Phoebe Arnold a Junior is returning for her third season on the Darts team. Reporters were able to catch up with her and ask her a few questions.
“I love having the friendships, the relationships I have with the girls will last a lifetime I’m sure of.” and she also talked about something else, “Competing is also another one of my favorite things, it gets my adrenaline going and makes me so excited. I love when I win.”
This year the team is trying to acquire more sophomores and younger girls, so that the team can me more developed by the time the seniors and juniors graduate. If girls will join the team it will give them a really good experience to get friendships for the rest of your life.
“It is so beneficial to help us stay in shape, we try to keep deeply conditioned so we can perform the best of our ability.” Pheobe replied when asked about a benefit from being on the team.
The girls on the team spend about two hours every day at practice during the season. During the week they have two games.
We wish the best of luck to all the girls on the basketball team this year. We hope to see them accomplish the goals they have set and develop their skills. Tell them good luck and to keep up the good work if you pass by them in the hall.
This week our girls’ volleyball team is competing in the 6A state volleyball tournament. Our girls’ team has absolutely dominated this year with a total record of 18-9 on the year and a very good region record of 9-5 currently placing us at 4th in our region. We have won our last 4 games straight in the sets of those games we are 12-1. Three of our games have been region play the last one being against Cyprus in the state tournament.
On November 5th we had our first state tournament game and dominated Cyprus high in the first round winning all three sets with scores of 25-11, 25-6, and another set win of 25-6. This advanced our girls volleyball team into the next round of the playoffs where we are set to face off against American Fork.
American fork is 16-12 overall, and 5-5 in their region play. This game gives Davis High a chance to get some revenge against the cavemen after the girls’ soccer state championship loss. Statistically, these teams are very even. It should be a very competitive match as the whole season is riding on this one game.
“We are very excited to have this opportunity,” stated Liv Argyle. “We have worked very hard to get to where we are now.”
Davis high has been preparing all season for this game.
“Davis has had very tough competition this year, but I believe it will only help in the state tournament when we are in a close or tough game,” said Liv Argyle when asked about going further in the state tournament, and how the season has prepared them for this game.
The next girls’ volleyball game is tomorrow at 5pm they will be playing the American Fork cavemen at UVU. Make sure to go support the team!
The mountain bike season comes to a close right before the bitter cold front hit. The last race at the Wasatch Invitational was exciting and action packed and truely a sight to be seen. Davis placed 11th in state and Corner Canyon snagged the first place position.
Some of the top bikers at state were Colton Desmond, Kennedy Taintor, Ethan Call, Liam Peel, and Taylor Whitely. William Brown is somebody to look out for and will definitly place high in some of next years races, also look out for Sam Liffereth and Blake Jacobsen
Reporters spoke with Ethan Call and asked him a few question about how it was like to bike for davis and being a senior on the team. He took 34th in state racing as a varsity biker.
“Biking for davis wasn’t just a hobbie but fun, it felt super satisfying and fulfilling. It was also very sad since it was my last race. I was bummed but happy at the same time.”
The moutain biking team didn’t do as well as they wanted to but they are excited for next year and are aiming to improve their ranking with last years young talent!
The Davis High swim team has had an impressive reputation for the past few years. There are some lightning fast swimmers on the team, and they just keep getting faster! As the new season begins, we are hoping to see some big wins from their upcoming meets.
The swim team started their practices at the beginning of October. This Saturday, November 2, the Davis swim team will travel to the Box Elder Invitational at Box Elder High School. This is their first meet of the season and they are expecting to see many people win first place.
Last year, the swim team set many new records, which was only possible through their teamwork and hard practice. Lauryn Hall, a sophomore on the swim team, said that the swim team’s greatest accomplishment was “winning region or setting new records.”
“Our boy’s team is super solid and they have a really good chance at getting first at region,” Lauryn said when asked how she thinks the swim team will do this season. Together, the team hopes to set more records and place first many times throughout this upcoming season.
Even though they practice hard, they have fun as a team and bond together. Lauryn talked about how much she loves the community and the people that come to support the team. “Everyone is so nice and welcoming.”
The Davis swim team has also set up many goals for the season. “We hope to have quite a few people get first at state and to win the region meet.” The Davis swim team will be one to watch!
As the swim team prepares for their first meet of the season, let’s all show some school pride. Go watch and support them at their first meet of the season at the Box Elder Invitational. They have a promising season ahead of them!
Photo cred: Brooklynn Crowley
“Bang!” The gun goes off. The fun begins.The meet was intense with the Boys varsity race. The Davis High Cross Country team didn’t have anyone from Davis High pass the finish line until Hunter Kitchen in 4th place with a time of 15 minutes and 40.2 seconds. The next four people after him were also from Davis. Evidence of their prowess. The Darts may not have gotten first but the effort put fourth was outstanding.
As the rule goes, ladies first, Girls varsity began and only the first person to cross was from Davis high school. Hope Preston with a phenomenal time of 18 minutes and 7.9 seconds. The next Davis High girls varsity member was Kenedy Maudsley in 5th place with a time of 18 minutes and 49.9 seconds.
“It is really nice to have support whenever you do a sport – Seeing people out there cheering for you is like a mind set type thingy and it’s really nice to come out here and support.” Explained Winston Mi; Junior
It’s 3.1 miles and the first 3 people to cross the finish line were Lily Prisbrey with a time of 20 minutes and 54.8 seconds, Lauryn Hall with a time of 21 minutes and 18.7 seconds, and Laine Blaser with a time of 21 minutes and 33.1 seconds.
Following girls JV was the Boys JV team. They not only held the top 3 places but the top 4. First to cross the victory line was Luke wilde with a time of 16 minutes and 47.4 seconds, second was Colin Major with a time of 16 minutes and 47.4 seconds, third was Liam Baird with a time of 17 minutes and 6 seconds, and fourth was Josh Eldredge with a time of 17 minutes and 16.5 seconds.
“It’s just such a fun sport cause we get to go out and run with each other every day and we are all really close on the team – we get to be such good friends on and off the course.” – Luke Wilde; Senior
“I love cross Country because it’s one of those sports that people overlook and when they actually do it they are like oh crap, this is hard – cross country runners are the strongest of people.” Stated a member of the team.
It’s quite clear by going to a meet that the Head Coach Paul Timothy has done an excellent job creating a cohesive atmosphere for the team to compete.
“Competing and running with your friends makes it a lot more fun” As stated by one of the sophomores on the team.
“They are great student athletes who represent our school and our community extremely well.” The perfect quote from Principal Greg Wilkey.
The most important victory is a region victory. The Darts girls soccer proved that true in their victory over Fremont. The Darts won a 2-0 in an epic battle of defensive play and offensive runs creating many scoring opportunities.
The defense was key in pulling Davis through to the win.
“The defense did really well talking things out to play out of pressure and cover for one another. Just doing our part to mark up and stay on our man no matter what.” said Jaqui Tidwell, Senior.
The team has great cohesion as they work together and blend each individual’s talent and abilities. They rely on one another to communicate and interact well with each other.
The second half is where things kicked off. 2 goals were scored quickly and emphatically.
“Offense made some beautiful runs which created many scoring opportunities for us.” Jaqui Tidwell stated.
The key to making a team run smoothly is unity. Friendship and understanding one another makes it easier to trust one another as you play, as well as in and out of games and practice. You desire to protect and defend one another throughout the season.
“The friendship that we have with each other makes it easier to play and win for one another.”
The soccer team continues to work with one another and strive for success with each other on their side. The Darts continue with high hopes going into the State Tournament.
Yes! Less than two weeks ago we were sitting in 80 degree watching the Darts play on Fridays. And with the snap of Thanos’s fingers we are at the bitter and frigid end of the Darts unique road to their first state playoff game.
The Darts football team has had its ups, downs, highs and lows but we have overall been very successful. There have been many big and exciting moments from the season. One of the highlights from the season was when peter Stevenson caught a pass over the middle against crosstown rival The Viewmont Vikings and broke two tackles and scored a 50+ yard touchdown. Additionally it’s easy to recall David Spjut’s punt return for a touchdown which was the first score of the game and really helped get some momentum going. Moreover, Davis played Northridge and Clearfield back to back they were both blowout wins with scores of 44-14 and 48-14. Quite a resume of wins for the Darts.
Another standout this year has been the performance of the junior Quarterback Chance Trujillo was this year’s starter over 9 games he had 107 completions with a 56% completion rating to go along with 1,437 passing yards and 12 touchdowns with a quarterback rating of 93.3 which is very impressive. The leading receiver was Peter Stevenson he led the team with receiving yards with 871 yards receiving and 7 receiving touchdowns he absolutely dominated.
The Darts look to host the Westlake Thunder. A team from one of the most dominant regions in the state.
“It’s a really fun challenge to be honest. They’ve played some tough opponents and their record certainly doesn’t match their ability.” Stated Davis’s star running back Carston Christensen.
This has been a very remarkable year from a dog running on the field and our game being mentioned on SportsCenter to our mob yelling and throwing tortillas, but it is not over yet on Friday the 25th The Darts play Westlake in their first state playoff game going into this game we are 4-5 and Westlake is 2-7 it is a home game at 4 this will be a very good game and have very high stakes whoever loses this game there season will be over and one will advance this will be a competitive game that will make a very big difference going forward not only for this seasons.
“I feel really confident in our team coming if this bye week. Our guys are healthy and our gameplan is sound. Should be alot of fun.” Added Christensen.
The Darts kickoff tomorrow at Davis High School at 4:00. Expect a packed crowd for what is predicted to be the most competitive of the first round as the number 15 and 16 seed face off.
Yesterday our lady darts played hard and upset their opponent, number one ranked Pleasant Grove. It was a close game with a score of 1-0 scored by Reagan Nuenswander. The team will advance to the finals and play American fork at Rio Tinto Staduim this friday! The game is at 11:00 and will have bus for students that would like to attend. But students will have to be checked out to attend since the game is during school hours.
Reports caught up with Reagan and she was kind enough to answer a few a questions about the game.
When asked what the team did well,
“We played hard through out the whole game.” She replied
We also asked what the team could have done better,
“we need to focus a little more on our communication.” She replied
You can be sure that this game be exciting and action packed, so don’t forget to grab your jacket on the way out the door. Cheer loud and come support your Davis Darts!
Friday, October 11, 2019
In their last regular-season game, Davis High football fell to Fremont High 34-10 on a freezing and disappointing night in the middle of nowhere. The game was played at Fremont High at 7 PM in plain city UT.
The darts struggled to move the ball on offense, and only managed to put 3 points on the board in the first half, and scored a touchdown in the fourth quarter. Despite having marginally similar stats to Fremont, they had a difficult time executing in the red zone. They also turned the ball over multiple times.
On defense, the main struggle for Davis was the secondary. Fremont threw many deep passes over the defensive backs of Davis and moved the ball fairly easily. The darts also struggled with tackling, and both the QB and RB of Fremont had many yards after contact.
As far as attendance goes, Davis High had a pretty good turnout. Despite the fact that it was an away game, freezing cold, and this particular opponent is located way out in the farms west of Ogden, the Davis student section (mob) was still a decent size. In fact, there seemed to be more students there than the previous game at Weber High. They broke tradition, however, by abandoning the “farmer” theme usually displayed against Fremont (since they’re all farmers), and instead, the theme was a “ski-out”. This proved to be the better option since the ski clothes the students were wearing were far more comfortable for the low temperatures that night. The mob proved that they are still the best fans in the district.
The Davis High golf team went undefeated besides one match last year, can they pull it off this year? Davis was undefeated heading into state but took second at the state tournament. Davis has been working hard to be able to live up to last year’s performance by practicing 5 days a week for 2-3 hours. The whole team practices together putting or hitting the range.
Bradley Yu a valuable member of the team with an 18-hole average of 75 said:
“We have a solid team with depth, so the lineup changes a bunch.”
Last season Boys Golf finished 2nd at State after being undefeated. Lone Peak won with a score of 564 with Davis coming in second with 591. Jack Sargent and Preston Wallace had the best scores with 145 and 144 respectively. Bradley Yu also states:
“Spencer Vernon and Trev Leonhardt are solid players on and off the court.”
The golf season starts in the spring and there are high hopes for the team. The team hopes to take state again this year as they did back in 2017. With confidence and practice, Davis can take state this year.
The Davis High girl’s soccer team is a powerful bad-A force that cannot be contained within the white spray painted lines of the soccer field. When they’re not kicking grass during an action packed game, they’re spending their day training and preparing their bods to destroy the other cowardly adolescent girls who’s soccer skills can’t even compare.
The deep question I must find the answer to is how do they become united enough as a team family to work together and wreck all the other teams? In the seventeen games they’ve played, varsity has won thirteen and only lost two. Annie Haycock said the secret to this magic is “team bonding and lots of hard work.” Their soccer practice is held for two hours three days a week. Multiple sources have concluded that Sully is a very intense coach who uses tactics such as yelling very loud, and aggressive lecturing to whip the team into shape. Could his anger be the key to their success?
The teams biggest rival is Layton, whom they defeated this season! Annie said what makes someone a great soccer player is “lots of sneaky footwork”. Her favorite thing about being a part of the team is the friendships she’s made. This year the team had a sleepover at a cabin in Park City and spent the day at Jordanelle to get to know each other and bond.
According to Annie the funniest experience the team had this season was when Jackie Tidwell kicked the ball and accidentally hit her in the head and knocked her over. Annie also loves how competitive the games get because it motivates her to become a better athlete. On average they have at least one girl get injured every game. This season alone they’ve had someone get a concussion and a goalie that popped her hip out. That is some dedication! Annie feels like all her hard work and commitment is worth it every time she scores a goal and hears her team cheering her on!
This upcoming Wednesday, Davis High’s Cross Country team will be competing for region along with seven other schools. Davis will be defending the tradition at Layton park, which is right across the street from our bitter rivals. It has been around ten years since Davis hasn’t advanced, so the pressure will be on for them to continue their dominance.
A lot of the students that go to Davis High are running in Cross Country, and every week they talk about all of their positive running experiences. Each week you can hear their excited and nervous comments, but the hype has never been as real as it is now.
“It’s one of our last races. We have state in two and a half weeks and NXR in November, so it’s like my last chance to PR (personal record),” commented Colby Cox, cross country workhorse.
For many kids like Colby, it will be a final attempt at a personal record, and a last chance to make an impact with their team. Hopefully these kids do make a impact, continue the dominance of Davis High Cross Country, and defend the tradition.
Davis High Football Preview
Davis Vs. Fremont
This week the Davis Darts play the Fremont Silver wolves, going into this game both the Darts and Silver wolves have an overall record of 4-4 and are 4-2 in region play. This is also the last regular season game for both teams, it will make a big difference for the postseason for both teams. Both teams have the same records, so this will affect the seeding heading into the playoffs greatly. Both teams will make the playoffs due to the new rule instated this year that every team gets a playoff game, but your record affects your seeding. It is an away game for Davis. Last year Davis played Fremont for their homecoming game and lost 21-14 it was a very competitive game last year and that competitiveness should carry over into this game and be a competitive game once again.
Both teams are very good and have playmakers at their skill positions, but what will come down to who wins this game is who can win at the line of scrimmage. Who can open run lanes and dominate the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball, it will be very cold so running will be very important, although the skill positions are important for this game especially when it comes to securing the ball winning at the line of scrimmage will ultimately decide the fate of the game.
This will be a very good game and make a big difference for not only seeding but momentum heading into the post-season, everyone remember to go and support and go darts!
Davis High girls volleyball has been doing really well this season. They practice all the time and are doing everything they can to finish off the season with a bang. The team has practices almost everyday, and they work really hard to be where they are. They are ranked 9th in region, and 26th in state.
Last week, they took a loss to Fremont, but recovered with a win against Weber. The Fremont game was close, and they only lost each game by a couple points. They did really well in the Weber game beating them 25-22 in the first game, 25-15, and 25-20 in the last game. This week they played Northridge, which was a tough loss, but they did their best and only lost by a few points.
The team has been bonding and working together to be the best that they can be; when asked about times she felt a lot of team spirit Senior Madi Rushton said:
“The Fremont game was really close, and the whole team was really encouraging”
The team has a lot of new sophomores this year. One of them, Hannah Goodfellow, said:
“I have loved it so far because the juniors and seniors have been really nice and have helped improve my skill level”
To get ready for the game next week, they are practicing hard and watching videos of previous games to know what to be prepared for. The game at home against Syracuse is Tuesday at 3:30, make sure to go and cheer Davis on!
The cheer team is one of the most important teams here at Davis High. Without them cheering on our teams and supporting the school at almost every activity, the school wouldn’t be the same.
The team last year was very positive, and it led them to an amazing season.
Senior Kaycee Barlow said
“This season should be pretty similar to last year, it is still a really positive team, everyone gets along, and it is a fun environment.”
With only a couple competitions scheduled for the season, they won’t be competing as much, which means they will be at more games, but this doesn’t stop them from practicing all the time. They practice twice a week after school, and sometimes come in the mornings.
When asked about what she’s excited about this season, Kaycee said she’s looking forward to
“getting closer with all the girls and helping our school with school spirit and activities”.
The cheerleaders do so much for our school, and they work so hard to be as good as they are. It is clear they care about what they do. It’s important that we give them just as much support as they give us, so make sure to help them cheer on Davis at games this year!
The 2019-2020 Davis High Cross Country team is a very dedicated and motivated team. The team works very hard and practices multiple times during the week after school.
Mr. Timothy, a coach for the cross country team, said, ” My favorite thing about it is pushing yourself physically, doing things you didn’t think was possible, achieving goals, and staying fit.”
Another student athlete on the team, Griffon Karras, says he has been running since freshman year and loves it because he gets to run with his friends.When asked what the team was working on, Lily Prisbey said, “We are working on mental toughness and working together as a team. Our team motto this year is ‘puntos’ which means together.” Lily Prisbey’s least favorite thing about cross country is, “the amount of time it takes up; it is time consuming.”
With regions approaching on October 9th, the team’s goal for regions is, “Boys being region state champs, and girls being top three,” says Coach Timothy.
The team together has been working hard on their practices, setting goals, challenging themselves, prevailing, and there is no doubt that they will perform to the best of their abilities with all of their hard work they put into it.
This past week the Davis Darts played their homecoming game against the Syracuse Titans. Davis lost with a score of 38-6. Bridger Hamblin, the quarter back for the Syracuse Titans, was a fearless player in the game against the Darts. He was practically the entire offense for the Titans, he truly was a Titan on the field. He had 149 yards in the air and 165 yards on the ground.
The MOB was a big part of what made the game memorable. The student section really was, “MOB DEEP!” The game was a, “gold-out,” and the students really brought school spirit from chants and cheers to tortillas and water flying through the air. The intensity and energy of the MOB truly does make or break the football games at Davis High because even though we lost, the MOB makes it a good game and a good turn-out for all in attendance.
This upcoming week, the Darts will be playing against the Warriors of Weber. Weber has an overall ranking of 5-2 with 4-1 in Region and Davis has an overall ranking of 4-3 also with 4-1 in Region. This week’s game is an away game for the Davis Darts, and the student section will be decked out in, “pink-out,” attire in support of Breast Cancer Awareness. Davis will need to work on their defense to win this week’s game and qualify for play-offs. Good Luck this week Davis!
The Davis High golf team has done it again, winning region and representing Davis well. The golf team has been tearing it up all season and punching their ticket into state.
The team got very high hopes for state after breezing through region play but fell just short to Lone Peak in State. After the first day it was anyone’s game. Davis was just six strokes behind the leader in Lone Peak. Unfortunately Davis took second falling twenty seven strokes behind Lone peak after the second day.
Jack Sargent is one of the best golfers in the state and showed it at the tournament. He was just four strokes out of having the best score in the whole tournament. As a Junior the sky is the limit.
“I feel like state went okay, none of us played our best but we played well enough to take 2nd,” Sargent stated.
The team did very well for not playing their best. Sargent has a whole other year as he is a junior this year. He told me what he thought they needed to do to get better for next year:
“I feel like if we continue to practice and become closer as a team we will be better on the course and more motivated to do well for our teammates.”
Sargent really enjoyed this season and was happy with being able to achieve some of the goals he set and making a run at state is always a great experience.
Sargent is a much better golfer than our beloved teacher Mr. Frey. He destroyed Frey the one time they played and Frey even contemplated quitting golf.
The golf team has been on the rise for the past two seasons and we are very excited to see where they end up next season.
This past week the Davis Darts played their Football game against Roy High School. This was the Homecoming game for Roy which brought a good energy to the game. Davis won the game with a score of 34-20. The game was a “neon-out” for the student section and even though our student section was small in numbers the game was full of school spirit and energy. Special shout out to the students who made it out to support the Darts.
This week the Darts are playing their Homecoming game against the Syracuse Titans. The Darts are leading in region and Syracuse is the main contender against Davis for Region Champions. Spencer Ferguson, touched on the fact that, the players need to clean up their mistakes and focus on the game in front of them. He also expressed that the game this week against Syracuse is going to be a tough one, but that if, “we want it more, we will win.”
The Homecoming Game will also feature Senior Night for the senior football players. This will also be the last home game of the Dart’s Season. This night allows the senior players to be recognized for all their hard work and accomplishments in their high school football careers. These seniors are recognized by announcing the players before kick-off and walking across the field with their parents.
This is going to be a game full of energy and excitement for the players, students, and parents. This week’s game will be a, “gold out” game for the student section to share their school spirit and support the Davis Darts. The MOB is a crucial part of the Davis High Experience because of the hype and intensity they bring to each game. Let’s bring that energy to this week’s game and continue to do so in the future season, toward Region Champs.
The girl’s tennis team took first place at region this past Thursday, September 26, and to say they were excited is an understatement.
“They were so ecstatic. They were euphoric. We had a five minute team hug,” reported Lexi Turley, head tennis coach.
The girls worked hard leading up to this. The only changes they made were with their doubles teams, ended up taking home a region title for both of their doubles teams. Other than that, it was all about practice, practice, practice. They had a great preseason, which carried over into region.
While tennis is an individual sport, the girls have great team moral. They support and cheer each other on through thick and thin, and, at they end of the day, they know they’ll always be friends.
“They are great team players. It’s an individual sport, and we win or lose as a team. They always play team. They have high energy, and their work ethic is unbelievable.”
Right now, they’re getting ready for state, and things are looking good for them.
“We are just focusing in on small changes. For the most part we’re building off of a season full of work. Now is not the time to make many changes. We’re just going to go in with a lot of energy and a lot of belief in each other.”
State is this Thursday and Saturday at Liberty Park in Salt Lake City, so be sure to come out and support the fierce tennis team!
This year the Davis high girls’ soccer team is striving to make it to the finals. Davis High School is known for its success in sports and playing under pressure.
The trick for the team winning their soccer games and having fun playing is, the teamwork and relationships the team has; the Davis high Girls soccer team has a connection like no other team and bond like they have known each other for years.
When I talked to the team captain Reagan Neuenswander, she stated that the Davis High girls’ soccer team won their last soccer game which was Tuesday September 24, and we played Clearfield Davis won 3 to 0. The teams overall record is 6-2-3 but the team thinks they can pick it up and hopefully take it to finals.When I asked Neuenswander what the team can work on, she said
“We could improve finishing the ball when we get opportunities.”
When I asked how the team did last year compared to how they are doing this year, Neuenswander said,
“This team has more talent and more potential than last year’s team did, and she thinks they will make it to finals.”
The next girls soccer game will be this Thursday, October 3rd. Make sure to come and support your lady darts! #MOBDEEP