Monday, April 21, 2014


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

Tri-City Meet

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By Madison Rice

Practicing nonstop and improving greatly, the boys and girls swim team will be competing at the Tri-City swim meet at 4:30 p.m., against Porterville High School, as well as Monache High School.

This swim meet will be Granite Hills High School’s last home swim meet. The boys swim team has six swimmers, Erik Bartlett, Jon Orosco, Brad Stailey, Sergio Rodriguez, Ryan Swartout, and Jorge Arroyo.

Erik Bartlett will be swimming the 200 yard freestyle and the 100 yard freestyle. Brad Stailey is swimming the 500 yard freestyle and the 100 breast stroke. Jon Orosco will be swimming the 50 yard freestyle and the 500 yard freestyle. The boy swimmers are looking forward to competing and trying their hardest.

“It’s our last home meet and I cannot wait to compete against our cross-town rivals; I’m looking forward to trying my best and dropping my times,” said sophomore Brad Stailey.

There are 40 girls on the swim team, each of whom is vital to the team’s success. There are 12 swimmers on the varsity team, and 28 are on junior varsity.

Some key players will be swimming today: Andrea Rodriguez will be swimming the 100 yard breast stroke and Danielle Rafanan, Niki Fox, Emily Fechner, and Taylor Means, will be swimming the 200 yard medley relay.

Both the girls and boys swim team are confident; they all want to drop their times and get faster. The teams are positive and have high expectations for their last home swim meet.

Photo of Granite Hills swimming pool. Photo taken by Taylor Means.

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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