Valley Vikings’ first-year head coach Ellis Jenkins has been waiting a long time for this moment. After dabbling in the coaching ranks for the past 22 years, Jenkins will finally be walking the sidelines this fall as the head coach of a varsity program.

Dom Nunez (EGHS alum) was called up to the Major Leagues on Aug. 13 when the Colorado Rockies selected his contract from the Albuquerque Isotopes. Nunez went 1 for 4 with one run and one home run and one RBI in his first Major League game, which the Rockies lost 9-3 against the Diamondbacks.

J.D. Davis (Elk Grove High School alum) of the New York Mets went 1 for 4 with one run on Aug. 11 in the Mets’ 7-4 loss to the Nationals.

The Sacramento River Cats (64-55) earned their first walk-off win since June 14, defeating the Nashville Sounds (51-66) by a score of 3-2 on an Abiatal Avelino RBI-single in the bottom of the ninth.

On paper, graduating a pair of All-Big Sky Conference honorees may remove a few key cards from Cha’pelle Brown’s hand, but the third-year defensive backs mentor knows he has plenty to work with as UC Davis approaches the start of the 2019 football season.

Arthur C. Butler Elementary School in Elk Grove is the winner of a $25,000 Youth Assist Tracker STEAM grant from State Farm, NBA Cares and the Chris Paul Family Foundation. State Farm and NBA Cares teamed up again this year to donate $5 for every on court NBA assist made this past season. Ac…

J.D. Davis (Elk Grove High School alum) of the New York Mets went 1 for 3 Aug. 7 in the Mets’ 7-2 win over the Marlins.

Stefano Bonomo netted his second brace of the season and Cameron Iwasa reached double-digit goal figures for a second straight year as Sacramento Republic FC defeated San Antonio FC 3-2 at Toyota Field on Saturday night.