Thursday, November 13, 2014

Athletes Sign NLI; Football Teams Prep For Playoff Openers

Sixteen athletes from Elk Grove Unified High Schools signed NCAA National Letters Of Intent Wednesday morning. Here's their list of signees:

At Bradshaw Christian High School Wednesday two of their basketball players signed their letters of intent. Jordyn Bell will be attending Nevada-Las Vegas while Erika Bean will be playing next season at Utah.

Nine young women at St. Francis High School inked their letters, as well. They are:

National Letter of Intent signees at St. Francis
Danika Bailey, Softball, California

Lauren Charter, Water Polo, California

Erin Crooks, Swimming, Lafayette

Anna Donald, Volleyball, UC Davis

Marissa Gollnick, Volleyball, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Kylie Green, Volleyball, UC Irvine

Hayley Kusserow, Lacrosse, St. Mary’s

Miranda Myers, Cross Country/Track & Field, Northern Arizona

Miranda Reyes, Crew, Portland

Football Squads Prep For Playoffs

High School football's second season gets underway tomorrow night with three games locally.

The big showdown in Division I will be Monterey Trail, a 13th seed, playing at Cosumnes Oaks, the fifth seed. The Mustangs finished in fifth place in the Delta League with a 6-4 mark overall. The Wolfpack is in the big school division for the first time after winning the Capital Valley Conference this year. Kick off is at 7 p.m.

In Division II, Elk Grove, the number-two seed, will host Vintage at 7 p.m.

Bradshaw Christian will take on Guistine in a Division VI contest, also at seven.

Two other local teams will play their opening game away.

Franklin, which finished fourth in the Delta League, will be on the road Saturday for a 1 p.m. kickoff at Downey High School against Modesto.

Valley, a team that returns to the post-season for the first time in 14 years, will open the Division III playoffs at top-seed Inderkum, Friday at 7 p.m.

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