Part of an occasional series in which Noah Davis's Google Alerts reminds him that he is not the only, or most active, Noah Davis out there.
We start on a sour note as the Martinsville boys basketball team fell to rival Bloomington South 53-51. Coach Criss Beyers claimed Noah Davis' reach-in foul near the end of the game wasn't the cause of the loss, but we can't be entirely sure, as a paywall at Reporter-Times.com prevents further investigation. (We are dedicated to this endeavor, but not dedicated enough to spend a one-time fee of $6.95 for one-month access.) Undeterred by the failings of another who shares his name, Boiling Springs junior heavyweight Noah Davis took home Patriot-News/PennLive.com Wrestler of the Week honors on January 31 after six straight victories. Davis, wearing a variety of dramatic bandages and bouncing back and forth, spoke about improving.
In southeast Oklahoma, Heavener's Noah Davis got torched on a baseline drive by Wilburton's Cody Arnold. At least he didn't reach in. On February 14, the Noah Davis Band released "Letters To A Gypsy Queen," which has nothing to do with sports but could perhaps provide a soundtrack to some athletic events. Single "Don't Take Your Love Away" is currently available as a free download, and the band could be coming to a high school arena near you. Six days later, Bellwood-Antis' star Noah Davis returned after shattering his left wrist and dropped 27 and 12 to lead the Blue Devils to a win in the first round of the District 6 Class AA playoffs. And then some bad news: Noah Davis failed to avenge an early season defeat, falling to Brent Sterner in the quarterfinal of District 3-AA wrestling tournament. Davis, however, can take solace as his opponent said "he's gotten a lot better" during the course of the season. Also, Boiling Springs nickname is the Bubblers, which is just about the greatest thing ever.
The storied high school career of B-A-'s Noah Davis came to an end on February 24 with a loss to the Bishop McCort Crimson Crushers(!). The 6-foot-4 star had 18 and 12. His younger brother, Nathan, added 17. On the ice, Noah Davis and the Beloit Youth Hockey Association A-Bantam team won the Bantam AA Chicago Showdown in sudden death. Davis did not score the game winner but he did get to pose with the championship trophy. Forest Lake's Noah Davis, a 6-foot-6, 240-pound senior, earned a glowing feature in the Star-Tribune, then "contributed" to a 56-55 victory over Mounds View, and earned his very own tag on ForestLakeTimes.com. Noah Davis of Bleacher Report contributed nothing except a homophobic comment on an article.
In northwestern Georgia, Noah Davis struck out two during two and a third innings of work for the Indians of Cartersville Little League. He also hit a batter and gave up a run. Further south, Noah Davis scored a run in the bottom of the 13th as the Liberty County Bulldogs defeated Bainbridge High School 6-5. Spring was here.