May 10, 2011
Bee joins SureWest Sports Show to talk big-picture preps

The latest SureWest Sports Show on surewestsports.com is now up, or click below.

This week's show includes baseball highlights from Granite Bay, Rocklin, Davis, Elk Grove, McClatchy and Sacramento; softball highlights from Oak Ridge, St. Francis, Casa Roble and Rosemont and soccer footage of Antelope and Whitney.

I join host Mike Finnerty in the weekly Sports Chat segment to talk about the profound impact of Cordova baseball coaching legend Guy Anderson and some area league races.

Finnerty also has spotlight interviews with Jesuit baseball coach Joe Potulny and Elk Grove baseball star J.D. Davis.

Click here for the show.

December 2, 2010
The List: Donald Jackson, Laguna Creek

By Jeff Caraska
jcaraska@sacbee.com


Donald Jackson of Laguna Creek rushed for 2,305 yards and 23 touchdowns this season, including a 444-yard, five-touchdown effort against Davis. He trails only Mark Jenkins of Pleasant Grove in area rushing yardage. Here are his five favorite NFL running backs:

5. Brian Westbrook: He runs between the tackles and that's one of my favorite things to do.

4. Bo Jackson: He was my dad's favorite running back, and he's a Jackson.

3. Chris Johnson: He's just ill. He's so quick, you can't stop him.

2. Eric Dickerson: He was impossible to bring down. He was a beast.

1. Barry Sanders: Wow, I've seen all of his highlights on YouTube and TV.

November 11, 2010
The List: Bryce Beckwith, Water Polo

St. Francis junior water polo player Bryce Beckwith shares three observations about the ongoing Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs:

1. Every game has its own preparation and tactics. You have to play one at a time before you can think about the next.

2. With these games, it's more a case of quick decisions because every team at this level can make its own opportunities and capitalize on them. And that's what makes these games fun.

3. At the end of the day - if you've lost - your season is over, so there's more motivation to win. You're really doing it more for your seniors, who have been there for four years, and your coach.

- Jeff Caraska



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