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Grenadiers Sports

Elk Grove High School opens it's doors for the first time. The Grenadiers first baseball coach was Steve Branz. Elk Grove plays their first season without one senior on its roster.

Larry Peddy is named Head Coach. The Grenadiers win the Mid Suburban League Championship with a 9-5 record in conference. The Grenadiers were led by senior SS/P Bob Artemenko. Bob went on to play for Northwestern University and then professionally with the New York Yankees in their farm system.

Head Coach Larry Peddy and future Major Leaguer Dave Otto lead the Grenadiers downstate for the first time in school history. Elk Grove loses a heartbraker 1-0 to Edwardsville in the opening round. The Elite Eight was held at Robin Roberts Stadium in Springfield.

Senior Dave Otto is drafted in the 2nd round of the Major League Baseball Amateur Draft. He decides not to sign a professional contract and to accept a scholarship from the University of Missouri.

Terry Beyna becomes the sixth different head coach to lead Elk Grove High School's baseball program.

The Grenadiers win 20 games for the first time in many years. Elk Grove wins a IHSA Regional title.

The Grenadiers set a school record by winning 32 games. Elk Grove wins the East division of the Mid Suburban League. They go on to beat Palatine in a extra inning game to win the entire Mid Suburban League for the second time in school history.

Elk Grove marches through the IHSA state tourney with wins over Wheeling, Buffalo Grove, Saint Viator, and Grayslake. The Grens advance into the Elite Eight and go downstate for the second time in school history.

Downstate the Grenadiers lose a heartbreaker 1-0 in in the opening round to eventual state champion Naperville Central. The pitching dual matched Elk Grove's Ryan Copeland (Illinois State signee) vs. Naperville Central's Colin Bates (North Carolina signee). The game was played in a IHSA state tourney record one hour and seven minutes.

Ryan Copeland is named to the 2006 All State Team.

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