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.
Upcoming Granite Hills sports events:
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.