Friday, April 18, 2014

Sports

Athlete of the week:

 

This week’s athlete of the week is 16 year old junior Sarah Vehrs. Sarah plays varsity softball, basketball, and volleyball. She has been in varsity softball since her freshman year. Sarah was in soccer and track during junior high at St. Anne’s. Sarah wants to become a veterinarian and hopes to play softball in college. Sarah has been playing softball since she was 3. One of Sarah’s dearest memories was in her sophomore year: in one softball game she got six put outs in a row, getting all three outs two times in both innings in the outfield. Sarah doesn’t only focus on sports, she is also an exemplary student with straight A’s and she has eared multiple recognitions like Girls' State.  

 

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Spring Sports:

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Winter Sports:

  • Wrestlers go to state

    Sports by Daniel Metz: Granite Hills High School recently sent their remaining wrestlers still battling through post season, hoping to make it to the State Championships, to the Masters Valley Championships. Read More
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Fall Sports:

  • Volleyball makes Granite proud

    Sports by Sarah Vehrs: The Granite Hill’s varsity volleyball team is making a name for itself on and off the court. The Grizzly’s varsity volleyball team was named, for the third year in a row, the 2013 “California Interscholastic Federation Central Section Academic Champions.” Read More
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Sports Scores

  • Monday, Mar. 10: Grizzly softball annihilated RFK 16-1

Sports Schedule


Upcoming Granite Hills sports events:

  • Wednesday, April 16
    Track: Porterville City Relays
    Baseball: Granite Hills @ Strathmore
    Softball: Granite Hills vs. Strathmore
  • Thursday, April 17
    Tennis: Granite Hills vs. Strathmore

Sports Poll

What is your favorite spring sport?

Softball - 35.4%
Baseball - 0%
Golf - 1.6%
Tennis - 45.6%
Swimming - 0%
Track and Field - 17.4%

Total votes: 553
The voting for this poll has ended on: 10 Apr 2014 - 15:47

Varsity football needs linemen

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By Fernando Gonzalez

As a high school quarterback, I know that linemen play the biggest role in determining which team wins the game.

Linemen keep the quarterback protected; give him time to throw; open holes for running backs to run through, and just simply make an offense as good as it can be.

Granite Hills football coaches have been trying to find the biggest and most athletic students our school has to offer for one main reason: to make our team as good as it can be.

Last season, the Granite Hills football team had some extremely talented linemen on both offense and defense. The only problem with that is that all those players were seniors. This brings up another problem: who’s going to step up and fill these size 12 shoes next year?

A meeting was held in room 205-206 in early February in an attempt to find those players who would like to step up and take on crucial roles on the Grizzly football team, a team which was able to make it to the playoffs two years in a row.

“We really need to have good linemen next year if we want to be good. They don’t have to be the biggest guys ever, they just need to be committed and ready to play,” said varsity linebacker David Flores.

Granite Hills’ teachers were asked to recommend their biggest male students to the varsity coaches in order to contact them to see if they would be willing to play football for the Grizzlies next season. This technique ended up being quite effective.

“The teachers are who can identify students who they believe will help our team and will also benefit themselves as students by getting more involved in school,” stated varsity coach Marc Salazar.

The turnout at the meeting ended up being quite significant with roughly 30 students attending the meeting. However, this meeting ended up not only being for linemen, but for anybody interested in playing football and being part of the Grizzly football team.

The football season is right around the corner once again and preparation must start now. Athletics will be moving to a smaller league which will mean many more opportunities for athletes to shine as we will be playing smaller schools.

The football season will also be starting much sooner this year so there is no time to waste. For any questions regarding anything about playing football for the Grizzlies, consult Coach Salazar or Coach Coldiron.

Above photo: Students at the football meeting during lunch. (By Maria Corona)

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Gazetter of the Month

 

This month’s Gazetter is Jennifer Alcantar for her endless hard work; creating both interesting and creative images for articles posted to the Grizzly Gazette.

 

Gazette Awards

  • CSPA
  • NSPA

Granite Hills Staff Member of the Month

 

Dianne Wagner is teacher of the month due to "her extra-curricular activities with the students in the Excel Club, teaching the students to give back to their community." :Michelle Efseaff

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