Granite Bay sweeps SFL swimming championships
Granite Bay High School swam to victories in the boys and girls divisions at the Sierra Foothill League Championships on Saturday.
The Granite Bay girls scored 488 points to beat Woodcreek’s 374. Del Oro had 333, Nevada Union 301, Roseville 280 and Rocklin 141.
Hannah Calton and Sophie Weber were double winners for the Grizzlies, Calton in the 200 freestyle (1 minute, 53.23 seconds) and 100 butterfly (57.09) and Weber in the 50 freestyle (24.48) and 500 freestyle (4:55.7). Granite Bay also won the 200 medley relay (1:52.07), 200 freestyle relay (1:39.74) and 400 freestyle relay (3:41.67).
Whitney Jorgensen of Roseville doubled in the 200 IM (2:06.15) and 100 breaststroke (1:06.03), and the Tigers’ Lindsay Ruiz won the 100 backstroke (57.09).
The Grizzlies boys totaled 498 points. Del Oro was second with 422. Nevada Union was third with 409, followed by Woodcreek with 266, Roseville with 152 and Rocklin with 87.
Andrew Murch won the 100 backstroke in 52.28 seconds, and the Grizzlies won the 200 medley relay in 1:38.15.
Roseville’s Adam Jorgensen was a double winner in the 200 freestyle (1:43.28) and 100 butterfly (50.1).
CVC Championships — Oakmont was a distant second to Bella Vista in the boys meet. The champion Broncos won nine of 12 events and totaled 529 points to the Vikings’ 273. Oakmont’s Taylor Nordell won the 200 freestyle in 1:55.02.
SFL doubles tournament — The fourth-seeded team of Wade Graves and Zach Low of Granite Bay won the SFL doubles championship with a 6-4, 6-3 victory over No. 3 Weston Messer and DJ Radulovic of Nevada Union in the final Friday. Graves and Low defeated Roseville’s Dallas Guerrero and Sean Flynn 6-1, 6-3 and then upset the top-seeded Rocklin duo of Chris Hartman and Tyler Clark 5-7, 7-6 (15), 7-5 in the semifinals.
Messer and Radulovic surprised second-seeded Jake Keester and Blake Hunter of Granite Bay 6-4, 6-3 in the other semifinal.
Granite Bay’s Matt Thompson lost to top-seeded Brett Bacharach of Del Oro 6-1, 6-1 in the singles championship.
Track and field
Meet of Champions — James Kinloch and Katie Zingheim, both of Granite Bay, won their events at the 31st annual Meet of Champions on Saturday at Hughes Stadium in Sacramento.
Kinloch threw the discus 182 feet, 7 inches, and Zingheim pole vaulted 12-7. Zingheim has the best pole vault in the state this season.
Valley Christian 3, Faith Christian 0 — Sophomore Jimmy Shaw pitched a no-hitter to lift the Lions (12-6, 6-0 Sacramento Metro Athletic League). Shaw threw 78 pitches in seven innings. He walked one and struck out nine. Jeremiah Moore drove in two runs, and Junior Casas had a double and single.
Valley Christian followed with an 11-4 victory over Lincoln. Shaw, Casas, Micky DeFiebre, Bryan Roush and Quentin Moore each had two hits for the Lions, and winning pitcher Aaron Perchaz allowed two runs, five hits and two walks in six innings and struck out eight.
Valley Christian 15-18, Woodland Christian 5-6 — Midori Bounds went 7 for 8 with seven RBI, and PresLeigh Sinerius went 5 for 6 with six RBI as the Lady Lions (13-2, 8-0 SMAL) swept Woodland Christian. Bounds had three doubles and a triple. Sam Shoemake had three hits and three RBI in the first game, made her pitching debut in the fifth inning and then pitched the first two innings of the second game. Bounds struck out 13 in seven innings of pitching.
Nevada Union 3, Roseville 2 — The Tigers (9-15, 2-6 SFL) lost Josh Frost to an injury at the end of the third game and went on to lose to the host Miners 25-16, 21-25, 25-27, 25-7, 15-9. Roseville came back and won the third game on Jared Maughan’s back-row set and Frost’s kill. Frost landed on a teammate on the play and sustained an injury that caused him to miss the rest of the match. Frost had 18 kills, Maughan had 29 assists, and Connor Miller had eight digs.
The Tigers also lost to first-place Rocklin 25-19, 25-16, 25-23. Setter Ryan Song had 22 assists, Frost had 10 kills, and Yuri Timonicheu had four blocks.