Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Wednesday Notebook/Scoreboard


Franklin defeated Grant, 25-21, 25-13, 25-14.
Monterey Trail defeated Davis, 27-25, 12-25, 25-22, 23-25, 15-10


Franklin 3, Monterey Trail 1
Grant 4, Laguna Creek 1


Lance Briggs and Chicago Bear teammate Charles Tillman have together done something that has never happened in the history of the NFL. They both returned interceptions for touchdowns in back-to-back games.

According to the Elias Sports Bureau, that’s an NFL first.

Both of Sunday’s returns were for 36 yards in Chicago’s 41-3 romp over Jacksonville. For Briggs, a former Elk Grove High School linebacker, that was the sixth return for a score in his career. It was Tillman’s eighth, a new Chicago record.

The Bears, now in first place in the NFC North, have more defensive TD’s – six – in their past three games than offensive scores – five.

Chicago head coach Lovey Smith said his teams are 18-2 in games since 2005 when the defense scores a touchdown.

"It's a mindset that we have right now, and guys realize that," Smith said. "The object or goal every play is to score, period. It's as simple as that." …

The 1%CLUB basketball training organization will host a free basketball clinic for boys and girls from grades three through high school on Oct. 14 at Sheldon High School.

The 1% CLUB is run by Jeremy Russotti and Phillippe Doherty who claim in a news release they can, “aid the most elite players …with hybrid relevance training.”

There is no need to pre-register for the event. For more information contact Doherty at (916) 529-2757 or email him at …

Elementary school students from throughout Elk Grove Unified School District are invited to participate in the sixth annual Falcon Fun Run beginning at 4:15 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 2, at Albiani Middle School.

The event is sponsored by the Albiani cross country team.

Kindergarten students will run a ¼-mile course, grades one and two a ½-mile course, grades three and four a ¾-mile course and grades five and six will run a full mile.

Awards will be given to the top three finishers, boys and girls, in each division. Race day registration begins at 3 p.m. and cost is $5 per runner if they register prior to Oct. 29, $7 on race day.

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