CIF executive director Roger Blake awards a trophy to the Elk Grove girls basketball team after the Thundering Herd won the Northern California Regional Division II title game at Sleep Train Arena in 2016.
CIF executive director Roger Blake awards a trophy to the Elk Grove girls basketball team after the Thundering Herd won the Northern California Regional Division II title game at Sleep Train Arena in 2016. Todd Shurtleff MaxPreps.com
CIF executive director Roger Blake awards a trophy to the Elk Grove girls basketball team after the Thundering Herd won the Northern California Regional Division II title game at Sleep Train Arena in 2016. Todd Shurtleff MaxPreps.com
Joe Davidson

Joe Davidson

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Joe Davidson has covered sports for The Sacramento Bee since 1988. He's an award-winning authority on high school sports, specializing in going behind the scenes to report on what makes teams and athletes unique. Though Davidson has been accused of being a graduate of Del Oro, De La Salle, Elk Grove, Franklin, Grant, Granite Bay, Jesuit, Oak Ridge, Rocklin, St. Francis and many other local schools, he attended high school in Oregon, where he participated in football and track.

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