Hundreds of people attended a celebration of life service for Michael Tako Takayama at Adventure Christian Church in Roseville on July 2, 2016. Takayama, who was the girls basketball coach for Del Oro High School led the team to over 600 victories. He died from a heart attack at age 56. Hundreds of people, including basketball team members of several high schools, attended the service.
After just one season at Washington, former Pleasant Grove standout Marquese Chriss was selected by the Kings with the No. 8 pick in the NBA Draft. But the Kings traded him to Phoenix for the Suns’ No. 13 and No. 28 picks. He’s just the fourth player from the Sacramento area to be selected in the first round, joining Bill Cartwright, Kevin Johnson and Ryan Anderson.
Mike Takayama gained his work ethic from his experience on his family’s plum orchard in Placer County in the 1960s and ’70s, building his beloved biceps and paving the way to a decorated coaching career at Del Oro. He died Monday after suffering a heart attack.
Grant High School’s B.J. Brown had just caught a nifty 15-yard touchdown pass from Whitney’s Hunter Rodrigues late in Saturday’s 59th Optimist All-Star football game at Jesuit, but Brown made the catch of the day a few plays later with a one-handed interception in the end zone.