Roseville-Granite Bay notes

Antelope graduate Mahannah is soccer All-American at Sierra College

Granite Bay teen qualifies for rock climbing nationals
By: Staff Reports
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Sierra College sophomore forward Miani Mahannah, a 2011 graduate of Antelope High School, was named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Junior College Division 1 All-America Team, according to a news release.

Mahannah led Sierra with 13 goals last fall, including five in the Wolverines’ last three matches. Sierra advanced to the state final four and finished the season ranked No. 4 in the nation by the NSCAA.

“Miani has been amazing to coach,” Sierra head coach Jason Gantt was quoted as saying in the news release. “It has been an honor to witness her grow in such a short amount of time, both as a soccer player and a confident young woman. She made big plays for us in the playoffs, and that is what an All-American does.”

Mahannah was to be honored at the annual All-America Luncheon last Saturday in Indianapolis.


Woodcreek set for high school cycling season opener Sunday


Woodcreek High School opens its cycling season Sunday at Folsom Lake. There will be novice, sport and expert races on a six-mile course.

The Timberwolves have 18 new team members this season.


Granite Bay teen climbs to berth in nationals


Granite Bay High School student Joseph Diaz placed second overall at the American Bouldering Series Rock Climbing Divisional Championships on Jan. 13-14 in Tigard, Ore., and earned a berth in the USAC National Championships on March 1 in Colorado Springs.

Diaz, 16, was one of seven competitors from Granite Arch in Rancho Cordova, but he was the only one to advance to the finals. Diaz was second in the Male Youth A preliminaries to Sean Bailey of Seattle.

Joseph matched Bailey on all three routes in the finals, and they tied for first. Bailey was awarded first overall and Diaz second based on the preliminary round.


Two runs offered at Granite Beach


TBF Racing of Granite Bay is offering two running events on Saturday, Feb. 2, at Granite Beach on Folsom Lake.

The Gumby 5K and 10K event begins at 8 a.m. Costs are $45 for the 5K and $50 for the 10K before race day. The fees are $50 and $55 on race day. Kids can take part in a one-mile run for free. Awards will go to the top three in each division.

The Dirty Duathlon starts at 10 a.m. It’s a two-mile run, 6.5-mile mountain bike and another two-mile run. Costs are $50 before race day and $60 on race day. Costs for ages 18 and under are $40 before race day and $50 on race day. Costs for relay teams are $80 before race day and $90 on race day.

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Revolution Express track club to hold camp


The Revolution Express Track Club of Roseville is holding a run, jump, throw camp from 6-8 p.m. Feb. 4-7 at Rocklin High School. The camp is open to girls and boys ages 7-14. Cost is $50. For information, visit


Hole in one


Artagnan Rodriguez made a hole in one on No. 8 at Woodcreek Golf Club. He used an 8-iron to ace the 122-yard hole on Jan. 2.