Granite Bay’s Roth wins a second NCAA pole vault title

Valley Christian takes baseball opener
By: Staff reports
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University of Washington senior Scott Roth, a graduate of Granite Bay High School, won the NCAA Indoor Championship in the pole vault for the second year in a row.

Roth, nursing an injured right hamstring, cleared 18 feet, ½ inch Friday at Gilliam Indoor Track Stadium at Texas A&M, according to the website

One vault from being eliminated, Roth cleared 17-6½ and then made 17-8½. He cleared 17-10½ on his first attempt, one of four vaulters to clear that height, and cleared 18-½ on his first try. Ben Peterson of Minnesota made it on his second try and missed three attempts at 18-2½.

With the injury, Roth told the website he didn’t expect to compete in the meet.

“So that made the feel of the meet entirely different,” Roth said. “I just went out there and had fun, was relaxed and talking to people, so it was a really enjoyable competition for me.”

Valley Christian 6, Foothill 0
– Sophomore Jimmy Shaw and freshman Jeremiah Moore combined to scatter seven hits, and Jr. Casas made two big defensive plays to help Valley Christian Academy win its baseball season opener over Foothill 6-0 on Friday.

Shaw threw 58 pitches over five innings, allowing six hits and no walks and striking out two. Moore struck out five in the last two innings.

Casas made a diving catch on a bloop hit to left field to end the first inning with Foothill (5-3) runners at second and third. In the fourth, Foothill had a runner at second with one out when Casas made a sliding catch into the fence in foul territory. He held the runner at second, and Shaw struck out the next hitter to end the inning.

Casas also drove in two runs for the Lions. Micky DeFiebre doubled in a run, and Shaw had a double.

Granite Bay 7, Ponderosa 3 – Nate Esposito and Nick Bermudez each drove in two runs to help the Grizzlies beat the Bruins.

Roseville 2, Del Oro 1
– Delany DeMello pitched a three-hitter and Lolly Fitzpatrick drove in a run to lift the Tigers (7-1) over the Golden Eagles. Alicea Coy had two hits for Roseville.