High School Sports

Elk Grove Sports Corner
Will Freshman-Only Sports Return To EGUSD?

Members of the Board of Trustees of the Elk Grove Unified School District have been deluged the past few days with emails asking for the restoration of funding for freshman sports.


During a time of budget shortfalls, the school district eliminated all freshman teams prior to the 2010-2011 school year. It saved the district about...

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Hernandez Needs TJ Surgery; Last Game For PG’s McKeever?

Former Elk Grove H.S. and CRC pitching star David Hernandez will likely sit out the 2014 Major League Baseball season for an injury that will require "Tommy John" surgery on his throwing arm.

Hernandez, a key reliever on the pitching staff of the Arizona Diamondbacks, was diagnosed with a tear in his ulnar collateral ligament...

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DVC Opens Baseball Play Today

Franklin will be at Davis and Elk Grove hosts Grant this afternoon as the Delta Valley Conference will open its 2014 slate of baseball games.

The Herd is 2-2 thus far, taking on some of Northern California's top squads. Grant is led by left-hander Cameron Avila-Leeper, one of the best pitchers in the Section. Elk...

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St. Francis To Host Albie Cancer Benefit

By Steven Shaff

The St. Francis softball team will host the Albie Swingin’ for Life softball tournament Saturday, March 29 at St. Francis High School.

Six schools will participate in the breast cancer benefit sponsored by the Albie Aware Breast Cancer Foundation, including Davis Senior, Christian Brothers, Pioneer, River City and host St. Francis. Pioneer...

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Podcast: PG Girls Head To State

On this week's podcast, I talk about Pleasant Grove's upset of Berkeley on Saturday and its upcoming state championship basketball game against Canyon Valley. Hear the post-game interview with head coach James McKeever.

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PG Takes Girls’ D-I NorCal Title, CO Loses To Folsom Boys

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A Pleasant Grove basketball team will be playing in the State Championship game for the second year in a row.

Last year, it was the boys who won the CIF Division I title. On Friday, the girls’ team hopes to hang another state championship banner in the...

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6-run Inning Gives EG Win Over PG; CRC Beats Modesto

6-run Inning Gives EG Win Over PG; CRC Beats Modesto

Six runs by Elk Grove off Pleasant Grove starter Celina Matthias gave the Lady Herd a 9-3 win Thursday over the Eagles.EG's Jazmine Moreno (#4) Vanessa Washington is the catcherElk Grove (4-4) has now won games over cross-city rivals Sheldon and Pleasa...

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PG Girls Upset Monte Vista In OT

It took overtime, but the Pleasant Grove girls, 11th seed in Division I, defeated #7 Monte Vista, 56-54 in overtime Tuesday night.This means they'll play Saturday at 2 p.m. against the winner of  #4 Berkeley and #1 Deer Valley for the NorCal Champ...

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Florin Girls Win First NorCal Playoff

Delayna Sampton made a mistake a week ago she'd like to forget. She fouled a Modesto Christian shooter right at the buzzer, put her at the free throw line, made both tosses to win the Sac-Joaquin Section's Division III championship, 37-35. After a...

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Batson Wins NCAA Indoor Championship In 200 Meters

Former Laguna Creek High School and American River College sprinter Diondre Batson won the national championship in the 200 meters Friday at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships in Albuquerque, N.M."Diondre had a fantastic day," Alabama head c...