Woodcreek overcomes illness, heat to main first in SFL cross country

Granite Bay girls water polo wins; Roseville boys hoops to hold car wash
By: Roseville Press Tribune Staff Reports
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The word “sick” in today’s teen lingo is another way of saying “cool” or “impressive.”

But sick meant sick and sick only Thursday at the second Sierra Foothill League cross country meet of the season. There was nothing cool about it, either.

“It was a super hot day, which affected a lot of the races and times,” Woodcreek head coach Terri McKillop said in an e-mail.

Even so, the Timberwolves, missing key runners because of illness and injuries, slipped by Rocklin in the varsity boys race to maintain first place at 10-0. Woodcreek had 50 points to Rocklin’s 53.

Jon Horvath was Woodcreek’s top finisher in fourth place in 16 minutes, 22 seconds. Taylor Guinnip (17:11) and Sam Devereux (17:12) finished eighth and ninth. Adam Clarke (17:39) and Luis Romo (17:43) rounded out the Timberwolves’ scoring in 14th and 15th place.

Del Oro (83 points) was third, followed by Roseville (84), Nevada Union (113) and Granite Bay (141).

Roseville sophomore Neilson Powless (16:11) was the runner-up to Del Oro’s Trevor Stephens (15:55). Paul Zeiss (17:57) was the Grizzlies’ top finisher in 20th place.

Del Oro dominated the varsity girls and JV boys and girls races. Granite Bay freshman Maggie Bell and teammate Katie Mersereau finished 1-2 in the varsity girls race, each in 20:03, but it wasn’t enough beat Del Oro, which totaled 36 points. The Grizzlies had 52 and Woodcreek 61.

Karina Nunes (20:14) of Woodcreek was third and Rylee McKeon (20:41) of Granite Bay ninth.

Girls water polo

Granite Bay 8, Oak Ridge 7 — Sophomore Kat Conen fired in two backhand shots among her four goals, and the Grizzlies edged the Trojans in El Dorado Hills.

Granite Bay junior Grace Reego had two goals and two assists, Megan Plank had one goal and one assist, and Lia Patrinellis scored one goal.

Boys water polo

Del Oro 14, Roseville 8 — Evan Artica, Nick Sapp and Elijah Keaton each scored two goals for the Tigers in their SFL loss to the Golden Eagles. Keaton also had four steals, and Sapp and Eric Waters had two steals apiece.

Bryce Reichmann and Jared Samsel scored a goal apiece, and goalie Chance Owen made 17 saves.

Car wash fundraiser

Roseville’s boys basketball program will hold an automatic car wash fundraiser from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Shell/Eleven station at 1216 Galleria Blvd., in Roseville. The station is next to Buca di Beppo across from the mall.

Tigers players, coaches and fans will be on hand for the fundraiser, and 100 percent of the donations will benefit the program.