Sunday, December 02, 2012

McClatchy Beats EG for Cartwright Championship

The McClatchy Lions defeated host Elk Grove, 46-39, Saturday night to take the championship of the 2012 Cartwright Classic. The Herd was led by Connor Sutton with 12 points. Michael Wong added 10 and Danny Goldman, nine. That's the first loss of the season by Elk Grove, which has three wins, including an overtime victory over Florin Thursday and a five-point win over Lincoln Friday.

Saunders Arrested?

Oklahoma Sooner starting wide receiver Jalen Saunders was arrested Saturday for possession of marijuana, according to a media report in Oklahoma. There's been no official word from the school as of Sunday afternoon.

Saunders, a graduate from Pleasant Grove,  had seven catches for 108 yards in Oklahoma's win over TCU Saturday. It is likely Oklahoma will receive a BCS bowl bid after its 10-2 season, but whether Saunders will be in the lineup is unknown.

Macres Tournament Starts Thursday

The sixth annual Mark Macres Memorial basketball tournament starts this Thursday. In the opening round of the eight-team tourney, host Monterey Trail will take on West at 6 p.m. In the game that follows Pleasant Grove will take on Reno High School. Games continue Friday and Saturday at Monterey Trail High School.

Mettler Wrestling Invitational
Elk Grove wrestling coach Pat Coffing

Twenty-one schools will send their wrestlers to this Saturday's Curt Mettler Invitational Tournament at Elk Grove High School. Besides the host grapplers from Elk Grove, local schools participating will be Pleasant Grove, Sheldon, Folsom, Del Oro and Oak Ridge.

Last season Folsom was the Division I runner-ups in the Sac-Joaquin Section dual meet behind Vacaville. Elk Grove was third.

Coach Pat Coffing should once again have one of the area's top wrestling teams at Elk Grove.

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