Granite Bay Today

Auto-racing community hits the track close to home

Senior Jack Gillespie shares his passion for motor sports and the sense of community it brings.

Sean Turner, staff writer

March 11, 2020

Racing has always been a unique choice in the sporting world. In comparison to other sports and hobbies, motorsports has differentiated itself with the thrill of pushing far past the limits of the human body.  However, along with the competition aspect, what truly distinguishes motoring from other s...

GBHS athletes prepare to take next step

Junior Anysley Conner and fellow commit Lauren Donovan visit their soon-to-be-home, University of Minnesota.

Daryn Conner, staff writer

February 26, 2020

Among the many talented athletes at GBHS, several female athletes have taken the next step on their way to a college career. Junior Bella Ternero verbally  committed to Long Beach State her sophomore year for soccer. “(The process) was very stressful and very time consuming and very mentally exhau...

Athlete of the Month: Jessica Varakuta

Star athlete Jessica Varakuta is commited to Columbia University for Crew.

Emerson Ford, assistant editor

February 21, 2020

Every high school athlete’s dream is to play at the collegiate level. Thanks to tireless hard work and dedication, that dream has become a reality for senior Jessica Varakuta. In September 2019, Varakuta committed to Columbia for Crew.  “I row Capital Crew at the Sac State Aquatic Center and I prac...

Coach Katy steps down from her position

Varsity girls soccer players take a knee at one of their last games with their coach, Katy Vivaldi.

Daryn Conner, staff writer

February 19, 2020

This season of girls’ varsity soccer is especially emotional – assistant coach Katy Vivaldi is retiring after 10 years of coaching for the Granite Bay High  program.  Choosing to leave this job was not an easy decision for Vivaldi. She helped to build the program into something very special, ...

Spring sports gearing up for new season

Varsity baseball player Derek Schwarze rounds up to practice his throw on the field.

Ria Dhamejani and Brent Evans

February 5, 2020

The boys’ and girls’ swim teams at Granite Bay High School have gotten championships of the Sierra Foothill League and the Sac-Joaquin Section and this year should be no exception. The girls finished with the No. 18 in the United States last year, and the boys were 35th. A number of swimme...

Brianna Lambey takes up multiple roles on the court

Senior Brianna Lambey, shares her experiences with being a star varsity athlete.

Heba Bounar, assistant editor

February 3, 2020

Making the cut as a varsity athlete  is a remarkable accomplishment, one that requires a sincere dedication to the sport in addition to a substantial amount of skill. For this very reason, playing varsity all four years is often a rare sight. However, this isn’t the case for Brianna Lambey. Lambey, th...

Winter sport injuries affect student lives

Becca Nolan, staff writer

February 2, 2020

Over this winter season, students are seeing an increase in snow sport injuries.  More and more experienced students snowboarders and skiers are attempting riskier tactics in the snow in an effort to “test their limits.” As a result, they suffer more severe injuries which affects other sports ...

Snowboarding sensations

Simi Singh, Staff Writer

January 29, 2020

Donner Peak Media (@donnerpeakmedia) is an Instagram account run by Alfie Arnaud and Tyler Hopper. They post videos about skiing and snowboarding there, (and on their website), and currently have over twenty seven thousand followers. “Donner Peak Media or DPM is a media company specializing...

Under-the-radar sports desire more appreciation

GBHS athletes of under-the-radar sports feel unappreciated and wish for more publicity for their sports.

Sophia Harimoto, Staff Writer

January 22, 2020

Sports such as football and basketball have always been an important part of the Granite Bay High School culture. Fond memories and life-changing experiences can occur at these such athletic events; however, there are several other successful sports teams and athletes that often receive less recogni...

Wrestler Talon Niimi sets standard high

Sophomore Talon Niimi wrestles against an opponent during his 2019 winter season.

Bradyn Kesti, Staff Writer

January 15, 2020

Although the Granite Bay High School Wrestling program is not as popular as other sports played in the winter, sophomore Talon Niimi has made a mark in his career. “I wrestled varsity as a freshmen,” Niimi said. “I made it to sections (or masters) and if I placed top six I would’ve gone to ...

Athletes commit on national signing day

Senior athletes prepare to commit to the next 4 years
From left to right: 
Marli Bannai: Swim, UC San Diego
Emma Broers: Soccer, Sacramento State
Jack Gillespie: Swim, University of Tennessee
Kevin Haynes and Aiden Isola: Baseball, Sacramento State 
Summer Holt: Soccer , Texas Christian University
Ashlynn Hemphill: Swim, San Diego State University
Maryssa Schulz: Crew, Oregon State University
Nolan Wilson: Baseball, 
University of Nevada, Reno

Sophia Harimoto, staff writer

January 9, 2020

After high school, students may choose to follow various career paths in order to take the next steps to achieve their future goals. While some may decide to pursue the academic route or enlist in the military, many students at Granite Bay High School consider signing on to colleges via sports excel...

Wrestling swings back into action

Granite bay High has a girls team and a boys team.

Hasan Alkasati, staff writer

December 10, 2019

Winter has arrived which means wrestling season is back in business. Granite Bay High School’s wrestling team is one of the best in the Sacramento area.  Last year, the GBHS wrestling team had a great season. They were placed in top tier tournaments and performed well for their status. Elias ...

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