Roseville, Granite Bay water polo players are headed to Junior Olympics
The Sacramento Girls 16U Black water polo team defeated American River Club 5-3 to win the Central California Junior Olympic Qualifying Tournament last weekend in Oakdale.
Driver Grace Reego, who plays at Granite Bay High School, scored from outside in the second half, and on the next play, she earned an ejection and scored her second five-meter goal to help Sac Polo come from behind for the victory.
The team will compete in the National Junior Olympics in August in San Jose.
Sac Polo sailed through three games against Ellis Club of Tracy, Lodi Club and SOAK Club of Oakdale before beating Clovis Club 8-6 in the semifinals.
Hole set Michal Andreatta of Roseville hit two perfect lobs to help Sac Polo pull away from a 3-3 halftime tie, set guard Aelish Guinn of Rocklin made a quick shot, and Reego scored on a six-on-five and again on a high outside shot for the win.
“Our girls are well-conditioned, and they had more energy in the fourth quarter than Clovis,” Sac Polo coach Mike Saldana said. “I was very proud that they stayed with their game plan and kept up their confidence against one of the toughest teams at the tournament.”
Woodcreek grad Everett signs with Montana school
Sami-Jo Everett, a 2010 graduate of Woodcreek High School, helped Southwestern Oregon Community College’s softball team to a 36-7 record in the spring and next will play on scholarship for Montana State University Billings.
Everett hit .279 with six doubles and four home runs, including a grand slam, for the Lakers, who went 18-2 to win the South Region of the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges.
She was named to the NWAACC South Region All-Stars second team and graduated with an Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer degree.
Granite Bay golfers win on home course
Bryan Wise shot an even-par 71 to claim the overall boys championship in The First Tee of Greater Sacramento Jr. Tour tournament at Granite Bay Country Club. Wise played in the spring for Granite Bay High School’s state-championship team.
Two Grizzlies teammates performed well in The First Tee tourney. Jeffrey Inouye-Wong shot a 73 to win boys 14-15, and Chuck Pedone shot a 76 to place second in boys 16-18.
Michael Mencaccy of Rocklin won boys 16-18 with a 73, and Drake Mendenhall of Granite Bay won boys 12-13 with a 75. Jack Sutch of Roseville finished third in boys 14-15 with an 81.
Virgie Velazquez and Neeve Chen, both of Roseville, won the girls 15-18 and 12-14 titles. Velazquez shot an 81 and Chen an 85.
Sadie Strain was the overall girls champion with an 80.
Roseville kicker wins two competitions
Roseville resident Andrew Endicott has won two competitions at kicking camps this summer.
Endicott, who will be a senior at Jesuit High School, won the kickoff competition at the University of Notre Dame camp June 12. He then won the punting competition at the Fresno State camp June 19.
Endicott played soccer in the Placer United and Roseville Select programs before joining the football team at Jesuit in his freshman year.