Optimist volleyball matches Friday
The Sacramento Evening Optimist Club will host all-star boys and girls volleyball matches Friday at Capital Christian High School.
The 5 p.m. boys match the 14th annual and the 25th annual girls match to follow feature many of the area's top graduating seniors.
Mike Yates, who led Union Mine to the CIF State Division IV volleyball championship and was The Bee's 2011 Girls Volleyball Coach of the Year, will guide the South girls team that includes his own Maddy Berridge, Lea Howton, Jacqueline Swarbrick and Mikayla Tucker, The Bee's Volleyball Player of the Year.
Bear River's Matt McDonald will coach the North team that includes 10 members of the Bee's All-Metro team, including first-teamers Natalie Riddering of El Camino, Katelyn Ivy of Rocklin and Kaylin Squyres of Whitney.
Ponderosa's Amy Stockett will coach the South boys and Granite Bay's Bruce Honberger and Rocklin's John Kirk will lead the North boys team.
Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for students with ID and $5 for children 11 and under.
Whittle, Halsted key Davis swim victory
Sophomore Matt Whittle and junior Tara Halsted each won two events and were members of first-place relay teams that helped Davis to win the combined team title at Saturday's Sac-Joaquin Section swim championships in Lodi.
The Blue Devils had 541 combined points to finish ahead of runner-up Granite Bay (470). Rio Americano (329) was third.
Whittle repeated as the section boys 100-yard breaststroke champion (55.74 seconds), tying the 2002 section record set by former Blue Devil Keenan Newman. Whittle won the 100 butterfly (48.98) and swam on the winning 200 medley relay team.
Halsted won the girls 500 freestyle (4:55.70), 100 backstroke (55.63) and swam on the winning 200 medley relay team with Alexandra Rieger, Beverly Nguyen and Kathleen Benjamin that set a section mark of 1:44.66. Davis set the previous best of 1:45.49 in 1995.
Rieger, a sophomore, also won the girls 100 free (51.68), and freshman Riley Hickman won the boys 200 free (1:40.30).
Liberty Ranch names new football coach
Bryan Golder is the new Liberty Ranch football coach, replacing Anthony Linebaugh, who resigned last month to accept a teaching and coaching position in Santa Barbara.
Golder was the Liberty Ranch offensive coordinator the past three seasons. Liberty Ranch was 9-4 last fall.
Ponderosa named Troy Selvey its new boys basketball coach. He was an assistant at Rocklin the past two seasons and replaces Andy Beal, who stepped down to spend more time with his family and with MaxPreps, the high school sports website, of which he is the founder and president.