Entering the day eight strokes back of the leader, Faith Lutheran senior Sydney Smith shot 7-under-par 65 Tuesday to finish 2-under-par 142 for the tournament and win the Class 4A state title at Highland Falls.
The Crusaders earned their first win of the season on Saturday by overcoming a 17-point deficit to beat Palo Verde.
Backup quarterback Connor Paravia replaced injured starter Sagan Groanuer in the third quarter, and guided Faith Lutheran to a 20-17 victory over Palo Verde.
Sagan Gronauer gives Faith Lutheran’s football team something it hasn’t had during coach Vernon Fox’s tenure: an experienced, returning quarterback.
Faith Lutheran’s baseball team rebounded in the Connie Mack 18U summer season to go 12-4 and roll into the state tournament that begins Monday.
Centennial swept both genders in the Class 4A state track meet at Foothill on Saturday, winning the seventh consecutive state title for the girls, and fourth in six years for the boys.