Local Report: Rodriguez grad Marcel Jensen signs with Jaguars

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Jacksonville Jaguars have agreed to terms with 17 undrafted rookies, one them former Fresno State tight end and Rodriguez High graduate Marcel Jensen.

Fresno State first announced Jensen was going to sign on its website, www.gobulldogs.com, and The Associated Press included him in its list of transactions, Monday.

Jensen excelled enough in his one season playing for Rodriguez to land a scholarship at Fresno State. After overcoming injuries and an attempt to turn him into an offensive lineman, he had two solid seasons at tight end, twice earning all-Mountain West Conference honors.

The Jaguars drafted nine players over the weekend, including two receivers and a running back, in addition to the 17 undrafted rookies. With the additions, they needed to cut six players to get to the league-mandated, 90-man roster limit.

Prep swimming
9 Mustangs headed to SJS championships

FAIRFIELD — The Rodriguez High boys and girls swimming teams will be sending nine individuals and numerous relays to the Sac-Joaquin championships, which are this week at Tokay of Lodi.

Girls trials are Thursday, boys trials Friday with finals Saturday.

Going for the Mustangs boys are Noah Strong (100- and 200-yard freestyles), Patrick Halsted (100 backstroke), Walter Bennett (100 breaststroke and 200 individual medley) and Chris Smithour (500 free).

Competing for the Rodriguez girls are Midori Dobson (100 butterfly and 100 breast), Jenna Butler (100 backstroke and 50 free), Camille Long (50 and 100 free), Ricki Almanzo (200 free) and Leah Johnson (100 fly).

Prep softball

Rodriguez lands 3, Armijo 2 on all-MEL team

FAIRFIELD — The Rodriguez High softball team landed three players on the all-Monticello Empire League first team and Armijo two in voting done by the league’s coaches, Wednesday.

Making it for the Mustangs were Melissa Eisen, Julie Lopez and Brenna Mitchell.

Name to the team from the Indians were Kelsey Bomar and Destiny Blueford.

League champion Vacaville swept the individual honors with Julia DePonte winning Player of the Year, and Katie Kibby earning Pitcher of the Year.

Also landing a spot on the first team for the Bulldogs were Alyse Rojas and Rachel Heizer.

Wood’s selection was Natalie Cagnina.

Others making the team were Vintage’s Bailee Robben, Lexi Vavricka and Emily Oestreich, and Napa’s Jasmine Washington.

Daily Republic staff


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