THREE THINGS WE KNOW
No. 1: Elk Grove coach Ken Grams isn’t slowing down. He became the second coach in state history to record 800 wins when the Grenadiers defeated Fenton last Monday. His players surprised him afterward when they put on bright yellow T-shirts that read “Grams’ Nation” with the No. 800 — the middle zero an outline of Grams’ Face with his glasses on. The still active St. Joseph-Ogden coach Randy Wolken started the season with 889 wins and counting.
No. 2: Lincoln-Way West sophomore shortstop Dani Morgan is living up to expectations. Morgan made the top 100 players list after putting up some big numbers her freshman year. Apparently she was just getting warmed up. Through six games, Morgan has 10 hits in 16 at-bats, including two doubles, a triple, four home runs, and 10 RBI. She and pitcher Morghan Dieringer, also a top 100 player, have led West to a 6-0 start. Dieringer hasn’t allowed an earned run in 15 innings.
No. 3: Lockport has some interesting blood lines. Porters coach Marissa Chovanec has two sets of sisters, and one of those sets has a cousin on the team too. Haylie and Jordan Arndt are the first set of sisters. Haylie starts at third base and Jordan starts at second. Gabby and Zara Voulgaris are the other set. Gabby plays first and bats third, while Zara bats fourth and is the DP. Halle Hollatz is a cousin to Gabby and Zara.