Notebook: Rowdy Traded To Milwaukee; Larson Signs Extension With Hendrick

Former Franklin High School basketball standout
Kim Manlangit who graduated in 2010, was hired this
 week as the new varsity coach at her alma mater. |

By John Hull | @JohnHullEG

It’s been a couple weeks since my last Notebook here on and most of that is because the family and I took a week to enjoy the gold country around Angels Camp. Big Trees State Park is a real treasure especially if you enjoy camping and hiking (watch out for the bears…a momma bear was spotted with cubs just before we arrived). Plus the Sequoias are absolutely mammoth.

The boys and I played Greenhorn Creek Golf Club, which for the $80 green fee was a good value. The course is challenging without being overly difficult and they manicure the course so that the fairways have great lies and your ball will roll cleanly on the greens. I am a walker on the course, but this one I needed a cart because of the change of elevation and the holes are spread out amongst a nice housing development.

There are a few holes that are some of the most beautifully laid out golf holes in our area. It cuts through many trees and up and down the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. And, it’s brim with wildlife, especially deer. During my round I spotted two bucks and lots of does with a couple fawns hanging around. Fortunately, they never got in my way (nor did I in theirs).

If you are looking for a new golf challenge, Greenhorn Creek is a must-play.

Quick Hits …

Several things to report this week involving Elk Grove-based athletes and we start with one of the best female basketball players we’ve produced, Franklin High School graduate Kim Manlangit. She was recently named the new girls basketball coach at her alma mater.

In her playing days the 5-2 point guard was one of the best dribblers and passers around. She struggled through knee injuries, yet played well at Delta College and at UC-San Diego. In recent years she returned to Elk Grove and was Larry Price’s assistant coach in 2016 when the Elk Grove girls went to the State Division II Championship Game.

Now, a doctor in physical therapy, Manlangit gets an opportunity to coach the Wildcats in her spare time.

Ryan “Rowdy” Tellez is now a member of the Milwaukee Brewers. The infield in Toronto, led by Vladimere Guerrero, Jr., was just too crowded and Tellez was becoming the odd man out in his second full MLB season in Canada.

He was traded last Wednesday for a pair of pitchers.

“This team is in first place, and I’m here to contribute and play whatever role they need me to play,” Tellez told Milwaukee reporters after the trade. “I know the National League is a little bit different than the American League. There are more pinch-hit opportunities and things like that. It’s something I have to understand and learn. But I’m trying to win a World Series with this team and help any way I can to get them there.”

He hit a career-high .283 with eight home runs and 23 RBIs in 2020.

Other Elk Grove H.S. grads in baseball:

Derek Hill is back in Toledo (AAA-East) in the Tiger organization, as is pitcher Matt Manning (Sheldon H.S.). Manning had glimmers of excellence in his five starts for Detroit. He was 1-3 with a 6.95 ERA.

J.D. Davis had two doubles and a homer in a rehab game with the AAA Syracuse Mets on Tuesday. He’s just a few days away from returning to New York. He took a pitched ball off his left hand in the season’s second week and has been recovering ever since.

Dylan Carlson is batting .258 with 7 home runs and 31 RBI’s at the All-Star Break with the St. Louis Cardinals.

He’s leading NASCAR’s Cup Series in playoff points with four wins and a bunch of top-5 finishes in 2021. For that, Elk Grove’s Kyle Larson Wednesday was rewarded with a two-year contract extension by Hendrick Motorsports. He’ll continue to drive the No. 5 Chevrolet around the NASCAR tracks with Hendrick Automotive Group as his primary sponsor.

Follow John Hull on Twitter JohnHullEG
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