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Pleasant Grove’s 3rd Quarter Overwhelms Elk Grove, 67-55

Pleasant Grove’s 3rd Quarter Overwhelms Elk Grove, 67-55

Pleasant Grove opened the game with a 13-0 run and then began the third quarter by outscoring Elk Grove, 18-2, to take a 67-55 non-conference win over its cross-city rival. Center Marquiss Chriss and guard Johann Tate were the fire starters in the thir...

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Saunders Has Big Sugar Bowl; Callaway Dies

Saunders Has Big Sugar Bowl; Callaway Dies

It was quite a night for the Oklahoma Sooners and for former Pleasant Grove wide receiver Jalen Saunders. Playing Jan. 2 at the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans, the Sooners upset Alabama, 45-31, with Saunders scoring a pair of touchdowns on pass receptions.


In his final collegiate game, the speedster caught five balls for 75...

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Jesuit Stays Undefeated; Franklin, PG Lose At Fr. Kelly Tribute

Jesuit continued to show it is the early-season favorite for the Delta River League, and possibly the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I championship, Saturday by defeating Salesian, 65-57, at the Father Kelly Tribute.In a six-game event at Jesuit High Sch...

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End-of-Year Audio Podcast

In the first of what I hope will be a weekly feature, here is my audio podcast for New Year's Eve. In this edition I talk about: Delta River League boys' basketball preview Investigation into Sheldon boys' basketball, including past interview with Sec...

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EG Wrestlers Win Cal Coast Classic

The Herd wrestlers competed this weekend at the CaliforniaCoast Classic at Aptos High School in Santa Cruz. After a fifth place finish the previous weekend at the Zinkin Tournament in Clovis, this time they showed they were the big boys on the block.


Elk Grove won the team title by a full fifty...

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Franklin’s Villaflor Makes All-Tourney At Jailbreak Duals

Franklin High School wrestler Josh Villaflor was named the top 132-pound wrestler Dec. 21 at the 16-team Folsom Jailbreak Dual Meet at Folsom High School.The Wildcat grapplers finished in 12th place, losing its final dual of the two day event, 45-36, t...

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EG Wrestlers Fifth At Zinkin

The Zinkin Classic is always one of the best wrestling tournaments in all of California annually. Held generally the weekend prior to Christmas, the Zinkin always hosts Central California schools that typically are hot beds of wrestling.


Several eventual state champions and state contenders grapple in an early preview of who might be the very...

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C.Oaks/Franklin Honor Josh Davis

C.Oaks/Franklin Honor Josh Davis

It was a poignant moment Tuesday night when students and fans of Cosumnes Oaks and Franklin High Schools jam-packed in the Wildcat gym stood during in a long moment of silence in remembrance for a deceased friend and classmate.


Cosumnes Oaks’ football player and wrestler Josh Davis passed away tragically three nights prior in a...

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Cosumnes Oaks’ Athlete Dies In Traffic Accident

The Elk Grove sports community was rocked once again Saturday when another local athlete lost his life at a very young age.


Cosumnes Oaks’ football player Josh Davis died from injuries suffered in an automobile accident on Bruceville Rd. He was 17.


Davis, a three-year starter on the defensive line, was a very loved member of...

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Wrestling Season Opens At EGHS

Wrestling Season Opens At EGHS

It’s a “resume” year for the Elk Grove High School wrestling program.


That’s how head coach Pat Coffing is looking at his 13thyear at the helm of Thundering Herd wrestling.   His young Thundering Herd team along with 23 other wrestling squads opened the 2013-2014 season at the Curt Mettler Invitational Meet on Saturday.


 “We’re have almost...

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