San Luis Obispo Tribune
Elk Grove High School’s boys basketball team are state champions. Someday, they’ll truly understand what this means. Bill Cartwright’s sure of it. His Elk Grove Thundering Herd teams were titans under coach Dan Risley — a perfect 30-0 in 1973-74. The following season, they only lost five times en route to winning the Northern California high school boys basketball title — years before today’s CIF state championships. Cartwright was their star, a two-time state player of the year.