Pleasant Grove coach John DePonte holds up the championship trophy following the CIF State Division I championship game against Santa Monica on March 22, 2013, at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento.
Pleasant Grove coach John DePonte holds up the championship trophy following the CIF State Division I championship game against Santa Monica on March 22, 2013, at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento. Jose Luis Villegas Sacramento Bee file
Pleasant Grove coach John DePonte holds up the championship trophy following the CIF State Division I championship game against Santa Monica on March 22, 2013, at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento. Jose Luis Villegas Sacramento Bee file
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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