Linked by tragedy, football teams unite for emotional tribute for Hope Bist

Capital Christian and Union Mine high schools held a tribute on Friday, Aug. 10, for Hope Bist, a Union Mine student who died in a car crash in May. Her father Chic Bist coaches football at Union Mine, and her boyfriend plays for Capital Christian.
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Capital Christian and Union Mine high schools held a tribute on Friday, Aug. 10, for Hope Bist, a Union Mine student who died in a car crash in May. Her father Chic Bist coaches football at Union Mine, and her boyfriend plays for Capital Christian.
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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