Granite Bay boys win state rugby crown
Behind tries by Bridgon York, Bryce Mantell and Tyler Peters, and a penalty kick by Cannon Marin, Granite Bay jumped to a big halftime lead, then held off Santa Monica 20-12 to win the state boys multi-school rugby championship last Saturday at Treasure Island in San Francisco.
Granite Bay, which also won the junior varsity title over Santa Monica, is ranked No. 3 nationally among multi-school boys teams.
In other action:
Jesuit, fresh off winning its seventh national championship, beat a team from Hawaiian Gardens 33-17 for the State Cup single-school crown.
Fallbrook defeated the Sacramento Amazons 41-0 for the girls championship.
Whitney falls short of boys volleyball title
Despite 21 kills by David Parker and 19 digs by David Smith, second-seeded Whitney fell 25-17, 22-25, 25-15, 25-21 to top-seeded Campolindo of Orinda in the inaugural CIF Northern California Regional Division II boys volleyball championships last Saturday at Dublin High School.
Kalen Harris added 16 kills and Keevan Carr 16 assists as Whitney finished 32-4. Campolindo finished 42-2.
The 6-foot-1 Parker, a junior outside hitter who had 499 kills on the season, was the All-Capital Athletic League MVP for the second consecutive season.
Parker, Smith, Harris and Carr joined Cavan Stewart on the All-CAL team.
The Wildcats are coached by Kirsten Gideon-Parker.
Putty siblings lead Bella Vista to sweep
Rachel and Scott Putty led their respective Bella Vista girls and boys tennis teams to their first Sac-Joaquin Section championships this school year.
Rachel Putty, a senior and four-time all-league MVP, led the girls to the Division II title in the fall, 7-2 over Rio Americano. She went undefeated her four years in league, three in the Capital Valley Conference and one in the Capital Athletic League. She also was a two-time D-II individual section finalist in 2011 and 2012.
This spring, Scott Putty, a sophomore, led the Broncos past Ceres 8-1 for the boys D-II title. He is a two-time All-CVC selectee and was a member of the Broncos' D-II section doubles title team with Christian Serafin in 2012.
Karla Allen coached both teams.
Local athletes sign letters of intent
Four-year varsity softball player Gianetta France of Granite Bay has signed a national letter of intent with Santa Clara.
In other signings:
Inderkum All-Tri-County Conference defensive back Kris Sapp has signed with Pacific University in Forest Grove, Ore.
Del Oro senior Stephanie Solich will play volleyball for UC San Diego.
Jesuit catcher Jordan Hanlin will play for the Air Force Academy.
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