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Hill Signs With Tigers, Gets $2M Bonus

Hill Signs With Tigers, Gets $2M Bonus

Instead of becoming a Duck, former Elk Grove High School standout Derek Hill will become a Tiger.


The recent EGHS graduate signed a professional baseball contract Sunday with Detroit, the Major League club that selected him in the first round June 3.  MLB.com’s Jim Callis reported Hill received a $2 million signing bonus for being...

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Davis To Sign With Houston

Davis To Sign With Houston

J.D. Davis, a slugging third baseman and pitcher the past three seasons for Cal-State Fullerton, has agreed to a contract with the Houston Astros of the American League. Davis, a 2011 graduate of Elk Grove High School, told me this afternoon he'll offi...

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Sheldon Relay Team Third At State Track Meet

Mishaye Venerable will know better next time.


The Cosumnes Oaks long jumper had just finished 12thin the finals of her event at the CIF State Track and Field Championships in Clovis on Saturday, a bit perplexed at why her best leap was a full foot shorter than what she recorded in Friday’s preliminaries.


“In the...

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Johnson, Deacon Taken In 3rd Day Of MLB Draft

Johnson, Deacon Taken In 3rd Day Of MLB Draft

The third and final day of the Major League Baseball First Year Player Draft started early Saturday with round 11 and selections came lightning quick. Everything was over by mid-afternoon Pacific Time after the 40th round of picks.


Two Elk Grove-area players were taken Saturday: former Franklin pitcher Jordan Johnson and ex-Elk Grove catcher Jared...

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O’Brine Earns 12th in State In Discus Throw

O’Brine Earns 12th in State In Discus Throw

by Steven Shaff, St. Francis H.S. Ass't A.D.

St. Francis senior Kayla O’Brine finished 12th in the discus with a throw of 126-9 at the CIF Track and Field Championships Saturday afternoon.
It was nice to come here and finish my senior year strong,” said O’Brine, who advanced to the finals with a throw of 142-6...

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State Track Meet Underway

The CIF State Track and Field Championships are now underway at Veterans' Memorial Stadium in Clovis. Today all preliminaries will be run. In most events, the top nine will move on to tomorrow's finals. There will be four heats in each event and those ...

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Davis Drafted At Top Of ThIrd Round Friday

Davis Drafted At Top Of ThIrd Round Friday


Major League Baseball's First-Year Player draft picked up early Friday afternoon, Eastern Time, with the third round and immediately the Houston Astros took former Elk Grove High School and current Fullerton State first baseman/pitcher J.D. Davis.

A 2011 fifth-round pick of the Rays out of Elk Grove, Davis turned down pro ball to attend play...

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Hill Drafted In First Round By Tigers

Hill Drafted In First Round By Tigers

Elk Grove High School's talented centerfielder Derek Hill was selected in the first round Thursday - the 23rd over all pick - by the Detroit Tigers in the opening night of Major League Baseball's First-Year Player Draft.Hill became the only Elk Grove U...

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Johnson, Stone Shine at Section Masters Track

Johnson, Stone Shine at Section Masters Track

Sheldon High School will have a big one-two punch in Taron Johnson and Cameron Stone when the Huskies roll into Clovis this week for the CIF State Track and Field Championships at Buchanan High School.


The Sheldon pair was solid in the finals of the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters’ meet Friday at Elk Grove High School....

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Experts: Hill, Davis Likely MLB First-Rounders

Experts: Hill, Davis Likely MLB First-Rounders

For much of the past years Major League Baseball’s amateur draft has languished in anonymity behind the much ballyhooed drafts of the NFL and the NBA.


But with the growing popularity of the MLB television network, baseball has decided to ramp up its coverage of the annual First-Year Players’ Draft. This year’s selection process begins...

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