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Spring Sports Underway at Golden Sierra Junior Senior High School
Posted 3/14/19


The rain has not been convenient for spring sports teams. Golf, tennis, baseball, and softball have all had many cancelled games and practices.

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The Grizzlies celebrate their first win of the season against Lincoln on 3/8/19


Varsity volleyball improved to 2-9 on the year after back-to-back wins against Lincoln and Encina. The 0-9 start was due in part to one of the most difficult tournaments in all of California.  The Sanger team brings the top Division I and II schools and this year the Grizzly team (DivisionVI) was invited to participate.  Coach Brust stated, “Little Golden Sierra has garnered the respect of volleyball programs all over the state after our run to the state championship game last year (the Griz lost to Madera) and we played some incredible competition.”  The Grizzlies continue to improve and look forward to playing rival Vacaville Christian next Monday at home.

Junior Varsity volleyball improved to 2-1 on the year.  The Grizzlies beat Lincoln in three and on March 12 entered the Encina Bulldog gym and beat them 2-1.  Led by setter Jon Rosas the Griz continue to improve.  Rosas stated, “We have a talented group with size, good speed, and good hitting.”  They play against Vacaville Christian on Monday, March 18.


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Isaac Vazquez kills the ball from his libero position against the Encina Bulldogs.


Varsity softball is looking forward to a great 2019 season. Ten players are returning to this young team with the goal to make CIF playoffs. Two returning fourth year seniors, Samantha Obrien and Alyssa Pelliegrini, and two third year juniors, Ashley St Tomhas and Dallas Pittman, are the core of this team and push their teammates every day. The softball team was supposed to have their first game at the end of February, and their first tournament the second week of March, but both those, and another scheduled game were canceled. “It’s disappointing how many games we have had to cancel.” says Erin Hansen. Finally, on March 13, the softball team was able to have their first game of the year, which was against Argonaut High School. Without the practice they should have been having, the girls were a bit less prepared than they should have been, and they lost. The score at the end of the game was 1-15. The girls have another game on Friday, March 15.

Girls Softball


Golf has been hampered by the weather but got in three solid practice days last week in preparation for their first match against defending league champs Vacaville Christian at Cypress Lakes on Thursday, March 14. The team is made up of Caleb Kitts, Lance Gerkin, Korbin McCanless, Brandon Kuhl, Keaton Wright, A.J. Chiaratti, and Tielyr Breland.

Swim had their first swim meet on Monday, March 11. The meet took place in Rio Vista against Linden High School, North Highland High School, and Rio Vista High School. ¨The swim meet was very fun,” said Zoey Petersen, ¨and very exciting. ¨ Francis, one of the new Juniors, did a very good job and her team is excited for her. The relay teams consisted of A and B teams. The A team was Reana Cole, Zoey Petersen, Jocelyn Nutt and Magdalena Nah-Aquino. Team B was Emma Middendorf, Francis B., Caelyn O´hara, and Sophie Drescher. The relay teams placed in 2nd at the meet. Our coach, Tracey Bakewell, was very proud of the individual races. Magdalena Nah-Aquino broke the league record for her 100 yard breaststroke. We hope that other swimmers on our team will get better and break other league records. The next meet will be at Linden High School on Monday, March 18.