Garvella, Sargent win Coover scholarships
Rocklin's Shannon Garvella and Bella Vista's Brynn Sargent received Clarke Coover Scholarship Awards from the Sac-Joaquin Section at a ceremony Tuesday in Lodi.
The $1,500 scholarships are given to one boy and one girl each year.
Another 46 athletes received A. Dale Lacky scholarships of $1,000 or $600, given for outstanding athletic performance, community service and academic success.
Area athletes awarded $1,000 scholarships include Placer's Kirstin Schauble, Foresthill's Sadie Stroup, Dixon's Alexander LaBass and El Camino's James Wiley.
Area $600 scholarship recipients include Oak Ridge's Haley Anderson; Sacramento Country Day's Mary-Clare Bosco and Morgan Bennett-Smith; Oakmont's Kathryn Carte; Kennedy's Makenzie Fong; El Camino's Elizabeth Kamine; Liberty Ranch's Sierra MacLeod; River Valley's Taylor Massengale; West Campus' Amanda Meroux; Colfax's Will Buell; Forest Lake Christian's Joshua Dreschler; Sheldon's Ryan Manning; Nevada Union's Kendall Pawlowski; Galt's Andrew Rudnick; Golden Sierra's Rocky Sacks; Pioneer's Kyle Scheuermann; and McClatchy's Derek Taylor.
Cordova's Dorner has state's top 400 time
Nia Dorner of Cordova, the CIF state 400-meter runner-up last year, has the top time in the state and is No. 6 nationally, according to CalPrepTrack.com.
Dorner, a senior, ran a state-best 54.54 seconds to win the 400 on April 6 at the 34th Sun Angel Classic in Tempe, Ariz. The Rosemont transfer also won the 200 in 24.16, the second-fastest time in the state this season.
Jesuit senior sprinter Austin Mitsch is No. 1 in Northern California in the boys 100 and 200 meters.
His season-best 100 of 10.69, run April 10 at a dual meet, is third best in the state. His 200 time of 21.84, run at the April 5 Arcadia Invitational, is No. 8 in the state.
More area athletes commit to colleges
These area athletes have announced college signings or verbal commitments:
Sheldon basketball player Ryan Manning to Air Force.
Sacramento High basketball player Breanna Garrett to Sacramento State.
Folsom swimmer Bret Bonzell to Boston College.
Oak Ridge basketball player Josh Simms and cheer athlete Siena Potts to Concordia; diver Sydney Newman to Pepperdine and cheer athlete Nicolette Wichert to TCU.
Sac High's Massari named top D-II coach
Sacramento High's Michele Massari has been named Cal-Hi Sports' State Division II Girls Basketball Coach of the Year.
Massari has a 132-35 career record with three consecutive section titles and five Metro Conference banners.
Call The Bee's Bill Paterson, (916) 326-5506.