Tuesday, December 18, 2012

A New Baseball Facility for EGHS?

It’s been a badly-kept secret the past few months, but super agent Scott Boras has made it known he’d like to donate the money necessary to build a new baseball facility replacing Wackman Field on the Elk Grove campus. No one with Elk Grove High School or the Elk Grove Unified School District wants to talk on the record about the proposal, but the initial idea was to have a new baseball facility constructed by the March, 2013 event to be the primary host site for Boras’ high school baseball classic, a 32-team event which will be played over Spring Break. 

The Northern California portion of the baseball tournament will be played at McAuliffe Fields March 25-29, 2013.

Those close to the situation say architects have worked on a couple ideas that would build a mini-stadium type baseball facility for the Herd. Some of the early plans called for synthetic turf in at least a portion of the field.

Official word on the proposed plans is expected soon.

EGHS Women Wrestlers Start Strong

Elk Grove High School has a pair of female wrestlers who are doing quite well. MaKenzie Mireski is 5-2 this season, has placed second in both tournaments she has wrestled in.

Annistassia Ramirez, is 9-2 with eight pins. She has placed second, third and first in the three tournaments she has wrestled in.  Last Friday at the Lady Comet Invitational in San Jose,  she pinned the girl that placed eighth in last year’s state meet.

Browning Finalist For Mr. Football Award

Folsom’s sophomore quarterback Jake Browning is one of five finalists for Cal Hi Sports’ Mr. Football award, which honors the state’s top player.

Browning set a state record for passing yards in a season this year with 5,248. He also nearly set a state record for passing touchdowns with 63, falling just two short of the record. He was helped immensely with the 10 that he threw in his very first game (a state record tie). 

All-City Football Classic Saturday

The first-ever All-City Small School all-star football game is Saturday at Del Oro High School. The event will kick off at 5:30 p.m.

The event, being organized by Mike Finnerty of the Surewest Sports TV Show, will feature the top graduating high school football players at Division IV through VI schools.

I am honored to be the game's public address announcer. Please attend anyway.

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