Granite Bay extends unbeaten league seasons in swimming

By: Staff reports
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Granite Bay High School’s swimming program continues to own its league.

The Grizzlies girls varsity defeated Roseville 106-64 for its 15th consecutive unbeaten league season. The boys beat Roseville 99-64 to run their streak to 14 unbeaten seasons.

Hannah Calton of Granite Bay won the 50 freestyle (25.33 seconds) and 100 butterfly (58.53). Other winners for the Grizzlies were Sophie Weber in the 100 backstroke (59.67) and Ali Valdrighi in the 100 breaststroke (1:13.84). Granite Bay also won the 200 medley relay (1:58.85), 200 freestyle relay (1:47.18) and 400 freestyle relay (3:47.39).

Whitney Jorgensen led the Tigers with wins in the 200 individual medley (2:10.19) and 500 freestyle (5:18.07). Roseville’s Brooke Hammond won the 200 freestyle (2:00.68), and Lindsay Ruiz took the 100 freestyle (56.64).

Granite Bay’s balanced boys team rode winning performances by Andrew Murch in the 200 IM (1:58.19), Luke Keffer in the 50 freestyle (22.74), Austin Akre in the 100 freestyle (49.68), Mathew Williams in the 500 freestyle (5:22.16) and Max Vigeant in the 100 backstroke (1:00.8).

The Grizzlies also won the 200 medley relay (1:41.21) and 200 freestyle relay (1:47.18).

Roseville’s Adam Jorgensen won the 200 freestyle (1:47.61) and 100 butterfly (51.71), Grayson Whitten won the 100 breaststroke (1:01.59), and the Tigers claimed the 400 freestyle relay (3:55.97).

Valley Christian goes 1-2
– Valley Christian opened the Jim Elliot Christian Tournament with a 12-3 victory over Foresthill but then suffered its first two losses of the season, 15-0 to Elliot Christian and 11-4 to Millennium of Tracy on Saturday. Valley Christian lost to Elliot Christian in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division VII championship game last season.

The Lady Lions (10-2) scored nine runs in the fourth inning to pull away from Foresthill. Heather Frank went 3 for 3 with a triple and double, and winning pitcher Midori Bounds was 2 for 3 with a double and three RBI. Jen Duran and Sarah Finnell went 2 for 3 with a double, and Sam Shoemake and Irene Niulala each had a double. Bounds struck out eight.