Monday, March 30, 2015

Formaker Resigns at Franklin/Larson Hospitalized

Franklin High School announced earlier today via their Twitter account that nine-year boys' basketball coach Jesse Formaker has resigned.

Earlier this year, Formaker took a leave of absence while his young son was undergoing treatment for cancer. His assistant coaches took over the reigns for much of the later half of the year, while Formaker was with his son, yet still attended a few games as his schedule allowed. 

During Formaker's tenure as the Wildcats' coach Franklin won five league championships, were Sac-Joaquin Section finalists twice and he was named the coach of the year in the conference five times.

This year Franklin went 18-10 overall and finished in a tie for second place in the Delta League with Pleasant Grove after a 10-4 season.

Larson Hospitalized in North Carolina

Elk Grove NASCAR driver Kyle Larson should be released sometime Monday evening from a Charlotte, N.C., hospital after undergoing tests following a fainting spell Saturday in Martinsville, VA.

Kyle Larson
Larson was at an autograph-signing event prior to Sunday's STP 500 when he suddenly fainted. The 2014 NASCAR Spring Cup Rookie of the Year was airlifted to a hospital closer to his Charlotte home and doctors have been evaluating his condition.

The car's owner, Chip Ganassi, had Reagan Smith replace Larson Sunday in the driver's seat of the #42 Target Chevrolet after Larson qualified fifth for the race at Martinsville Speedway. Smith finished 16th. 

Ganassi added that all tests done on Larson thus far have come back negative.

The Sprint Cup series takes this weekend off, so Larson has the opportunity to rest and recover to get ready for the Duck Commander 500 on April 7 at Texas Motor Speedway. 

Larson has had two top-ten finishes in the past three races and is currently 24th in the Cup standings.


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