The hard-hitting, sweet-fielding Fines sisters from Sheldon High School and Elk Grove’s all-everything slugger-pitcher Dylan Carlson not only excelled individually in 2016, they also led their teams to championship seasons.
Those accomplishments made Jordan and Maci Fines and Carlson clear choices to be The Sacramento Bee’s Players of the Year in high school softball and baseball.
The picks were the latest in a school year of athletic excellence that began with selection of prep football Players of the Year and All-Metro Teams, through boys and girls basketball honors and up to baseball and softball seasons.
Here’s a look back at the players for 2015-16 who provided plenty of thrills and great performances. The following stories and videos help tell the tale of how and why these athletes earned their honors.
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BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL, spring 2016
Baseball/softball all-metro story goes here.
▪ Dylan Carlson, baseball Player of the Year:
▪ Jordan and Maci Fines, softball Players of the Year
BOYS AND GIRLS BASKETBALL, winter/spring 2015-16
▪ Solomon Young, boys basketball Player of the Year
▪ Mira Shulman, girls basketball Player of the Year
FOOTBALL, fall 2015