Larry Wyatt, a former Del Oro High School football coaching great, died unexpectedly Friday while vacationing in Mexico. Wyatt kept winning at Del Oro after taking over for two coaching legends in 1995.
Headed by Alabama tackle Jonah Williams and USC linebacker Cameron Smith, the Sacramento region has five NFL draft prospects ready to run, lift and discuss their NFL hopes in the annual NFL scouting combine.
Troy Taylor of Sacramento State and Dan Hawkins of UC Davis were ecstatic with their college football recruiting classes. Maybe 2019 will be the first year since 1988 that both are in the NCAA FCS playoffs.
While appreciating his own decorated NFL career, Tedy Brushi of Roseville High School marvels at the staying power of Tom Brady, Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots as they prepare for Super Bowl LIII.
John McVay was the front-office executive who helped mold five Super Bowl championship teams with the San Francisco 49ers. His joy now is following grandson Sean McVay, the Rams’ coach, in Super Bowl LIII.
As power players for Cordova High School a generation ago, Chris Bosio and Geoff Jenkins each logged 10 major league baseball careers as power players. The other inductees reflect the region’s diverse sporting landscape.
The American River College women last month won the region’s first state championship in JC volleyball, though the year-round grind of recruiting means there is no rest for tireless coach Carson Lowden.
Alabama left guard Jonah Williams, formerly of Folsom High, on Friday announced he’ll enter the 2019 NFL Draft. He figures to be the Sacramento area’s highest-drafted NFL prospect; and other area football news.
From the Kings’ resurgence to UC Davis’ championship celebration in its 100th year of football to Sacramento State hiring Troy Taylor and Kris Richardson, it was a big year in sports in the Sacramento area.
UC Davis football has perhaps its best team in the 100-year history of the program, thanks in part to the efforts of coach Dan Hawkins. The Aggies face Eastern Washington in a FCS quarterfinal Saturday.
Due to poor air quality in the Sacramento area caused by the Camp Fire, the 65th Causeway Classic between Sacramento State and UC Davis has been moved to Mackay Stadium on the University of Nevada, Reno campus.
The 65th Causeway Classic football game between rivals UC Davis and Sacramento State is scheduled for Saturday in Davis, but Camp Fire smoke continues to be a concern for coaches who understand the bigger picture.
James Kidd set rushing records while playing football at Elk Grove High School from 1989-91. Now coaching in the area, Kidd reflects on what he’s learned from the game and how stunned he is about Rae Carruth.