Whitney, Granite Bay in volleyball semifinals
Whitney will play at home and Granite Bay on the road in tonight's CIF Northern Regional boys volleyball semifinal playoff matches.
In Division II, No. 2 Whitney (31-3) will play host to No. 3 Mount Madonna of Watsonville (31-8) at 7 p.m. Top-seeded Archbishop Mitty (29-5) of San Jose will host No. 4 Granite Bay (23-11) in a D-I playoff.
In Tuesday's openers of the inaugural eight-team event:
Host Granite Bay topped No. 5 Amador Valley of Pleasanton 25-19, 15-25, 25-23, 25-20.
No. 2 Deer Valley defeated No. 7 Nevada Union 25-18, 25-13, 25-9 in Antioch to run its record to 41-1.
Whitney defeated No. 7 Washington of Fremont 25-18, 25-17 and 25-17 in Rocklin.
Mount Madonna edged No. 6 Vista del Lago 25-20, 25-20, 25-27, 25-22 in Watsonville.
Bradshaw Christian girls win D-VII title
Behind goals by Jessica Syracuse, Natalie Parks and Angelina Horn, top-seeded Bradshaw Christian defeated No. 3 Ripon Christian 3-0 to win the Sac-Joaquin Section Division VII girls' soccer championship Saturday at Lincoln of Stockton.
It was the fifth consecutive section title for Bradshaw Christian, all under coach Michael Rangel.
Syracuse, who scored a team-high 26 goals, was this season's Sierra Delta League Offensive Player of the Year. Parks, who had nine goals and 21 assists, was the league's Defensive Player of the Year. Both are seniors.
In other championships played in Stockton:
Abri Cardenas had two goals and McKenzie Gregorio added a single goal as No. 1 Liberty Ranch topped No. 2 Central Catholic of Modesto in D-V. Laura Tateishi, Morgan Gregorio and Selena Moore added assists for the Falcons, winners of their first girls section soccer title.
Alyssa Holmes and Bailey Lubenko had goals as No. 1 Amador downed No. 2 Capital Christian 2-1 in D-VI.
Granite Bay plays for state rugby crown
Granite Bay will play Santa Monica in the state rugby championship game at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the San Francisco Golden Gate Rugby Club on Treasure Island.
Granite Bay, which features players from its own campus, Del Campo, Casa Roble and Oakmont high schools, advanced to the finals by winning the Northern California tournament May 5.
Bella Vista's Trujillo to wrestle at Cal Poly
Bella Vista senior wrestler Victor Trujillo has signed a letter of intent with Cal Poly.
Trujillo (41-6) was a Bee All-Metro selectee and Sac-Joaquin Section Masters 126-pound champion.
He finished fifth at the CIF state finals in Bakersfield in March and also fifth at the National High School Coaches Association national tournament in Virginia Beach, Va., in April.
Call The Bee's Bill Paterson, (916) 326-5506.