Granite Bay’s Lee qualifies for state golf tournament
Paige Lee will get one more crack at the State Championships. Maddy Gedeon missed another crack by one shot.
Lee shot a 3-under-par 69 on Monday to finish fourth in the NCGA/CIF NorCal Championship. The Granite Bay High School senior started on the back nine at Brookside Country Club in Stockton and shot an even-par 36. She had three birdies in a 3-under 33 on the front nine to finish two strokes behind co-medalists Kathleen Scavo of Napa-Justin Siena and Nancy Xu of Mountain View-St. Francis.
Gedeon, a senior at Oakmont, shot a 1-over 73. Gedeon also started on No. 10 and played the front nine in even par, including a double-bogey 7 on the par-5 16th hole. She had 14 pars, two birdies and one bogey and fell one stroke short of qualifying for the State Championships on Nov. 13 at Red Hill Country Club in Rancho Cucamonga.
Boys water polo
Grizzlies swim into semis — Granite Bay rolled over Modesto Beyer 20-3 and Lodi- Tokay 16-6 to advance to the Division I section semifinals.
The Grizzlies will play San Joaquin Athletic Association-champion Lodi at noon Thursday at Tokay High School in Lodi.
Oakmont beat Ceres 16-7 in Division II and was scheduled to play El Camino on Tuesday.
Girls water polo
Lodi 9, Granite Bay 8 (OT) — The Grizzlies had the ball stolen with just seconds remaining in overtime, and the SJAA-champion Flames scored the winning goal to claim the first-round matchup in the Division I playoffs Saturday at Johansen in Modesto.
“With every tough loss, there is a great learning experience, and we are so proud of the water polo athletes these girls have become,” assistant coach Jeannette Diaz said of the Grizzlies, who were 8-4 in the Sierra Foothill League.
Sophomore Lia Patrinellis scored two goals, and senior Hayley McAvoy, freshman Megan Plank and sophomore Kat Conen each scored one as Granite Bay led 5-3 at halftime.
“Our plan was to have our top scorer, Grace Reego, assist the other girls in the first half since we knew she’d be double-teamed,” coach Mike Saldana said. “And the plan worked well, as the other players were making great shots.”
Reego scored two goals in the second half and one in overtime. She also earned five ejections. Goalie Sara Northam had 20 blocks and two steals in her final high school game.
“Sara was outstanding,” Saldana said. “She made so many huge stops when we had some defensive breakdowns, and she kept us in the game.”
In Division II, Oakmont lost to El Camino 15-5 in the first round.