Granite Bay clinches SFL boys water polo title
Granite Bay High School clinched another Sierra Foothill League boys water polo championship with an 18-10 victory over Bear River on Thursday.
Scott Gaebler had seven blocks in goal. Andrew Murch had six goals and four blocks for Granite Bay, Max Vigeant scored four goals and Will Lewis three.
Murch had four goals and four steals in Granite Bay’s 17-8 win over Roseville on Tuesday. Lewis scored four goals, Tyler Cannon three and Alek Dendall two.
Girls water polo
Oakmont 19, Del Campo 3 — The Vikings improved to 7-1 in the Capital Valley Conference with a rout of the Cougars, as Hannah Woster had five goals, three steals and two assists. Molly Swart had five goals and two assists, and Amanda Haack had three goals, three steals and two assists.
Granite Bay 12, Roseville 2 — Sophomore Grace Reego had six goals and two steals to help the Grizzlies (6-6 SFL) top the Tigers. Jolie Rogers had two goals and a steal for Granite Bay. Juliana Rowe had four steals and a goal, Hayley McAvoy had three steals and a goal, and Lia Patrinellis had two steals and a goal. Reego has 85 goals this season. Granite Bay lost to Bear River 9-3 on Thursday.
SFL tournament — League champion Granite Bay recorded a 31-stroke victory in the second league tournament of the season Monday at River Oaks Golf Club in Nicolaus. Junior Paige Lee was the medalist with a 6-under-par 65 on the par-71 layout. Virgie Velazquez of Roseville was third with a 72.
Deedra Dollesin of Granite Bay came in at 75 and Amber Ly at 79 as the Grizzlies totaled 394. Nevada Union was second at 425, followed by Rocklin (445), Woodcreek (472), Roseville (491) and Del Oro (532). Lexi Robinson led Woodcreek with an 81.
CVC tournament — Roseville resident Clare Sorensen shot a 4-over 76 to lead Christian Brothers to the CVC tournament title at Turkey Creek. The Falcons had a 408 total. Oakmont, led by Maddie Gedeon’s 77, was second at 518.
Section power ratings — Granite Bay defeated Bella Vista 25-23, 25-16 to win the Sacramento Invitational on Oct. 15 at Roseville and Monday learned it was No. 4 in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I power ratings. Also, Oakmont is No. 10 in Division III, and Valley Christian Academy is No. 5 in Division VI.
Oakmont 3, Casa Roble 1 — Libero Sophi Lozano had 23 digs, outside hitter Katie Carte had 14 kills, and middle blockers Kyra Rogers and Maura Uebner each had three blocks to lift the visiting Vikings (18-11, 4-2 CVC) over the Rams (11-13, 2-4) 25-15, 28-30, 25-21, 25-22. Emily Larson had 12 kills for Oakmont, and setter Brennah Gladwill had 26 assists and four service aces.
Roseville wins on Dig Pink Night — The host Tigers raised more than $400 for the fight against breast cancer and defeated Woodcreek 25-11, 25-13, 16-25, 25-15 in a Dig Pink match that was organized by senior co-captains Kendall Harrison and Kali Lauhon.
Kirsten Merlino led the Tigers with 10 kills and only one error. Kelsey Starr had seven kills. Libero Amanda Susbilla had a season-high 30 digs, including several saves. Leslie Pease had eight stuff blocks for points, nine blocks total and five kills. Marrisa Dumford served four aces.
“I was very proud of the way the team played. I was more proud how they organized and put on the Dig Pink Night,” Roseville coach Ron Grove said. “Wins will come and go, but the character they showed and the work they put in for Dig Pink was truly remarkable.”
The Tigers lost at Rocklin 25-16, 25-17, 25-17 on Thursday.
Oakmont qualifies for playoffs — The Vikings improved to 6-4 in the CVC with 9-0 shutout at Rio Linda on Thursday. Oakmont, in third place in the CVC, qualified for the section playoffs. The Vikings lost to league champion Bella Vista 6-3 on Tuesday.