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Prep roundup: Nevada Union baseball tops Del Campo

The Nevada Union baseball team got a strong outing on the mound and plenty of run support Tuesday as it thumped Del Campo, 9-4.

Garrett O’Callaghan threw six strong innings, allowing just one hit, one earned run and striking out eight.

From the plate, Noah Arriaga had a bases-clearing double that scored three runs. Joey Souza added a 2-for-4 day and Brock Grininger also tallied two hits in the win.

The Miners are now 4-1 this season and will take the diamond again at 7:30 p.m. Saturday against Oakmont.

Boys golf

Granite Bay 196, Nevada Union 211

The Miners dropped their second Sierra Foothill League contest of the season, falling by 15 strokes to Granite Bay at the par-36 Alta Sierra Country Club.

Derek Frank led NU with a team low 38. Logan Lowe shot a 39, Bradley Carrion finished with a 44, Corey Cezak tallied a 48, and Max Heinzelman closed with a 52.

The Miners hit the links again Thursday against Del Oro.


Forest Lake Christian 7,

San Juan 2

The Forest Lake Christian tennis team improved to 2-0 Tuesday, beating San Juan handily, 7-2.

Highlighting the day was No.1 girls player Jessica Burnett winning her match, 6-0, 6-1. No. 2 boys player Mitchell Gruner topped his opponent, 6-1, 6-0. In the girls No. 2 singles match, Sydney Foliente beat Dinea Shilo, 6-2, 6-4. And, the No. 1 boys doubles team of Sean Kadera and Christian Ashworth won their match, 10-2.

Bear River 5, Center 4

Trailing 4-2 with three matches left, the Bruins rallied with three straight wins to take their Pioneer Valley League opener against Center.

Bear River’s Cassie Smith won her No. 2 girls match, 6-3, 6-1. Lily Carrow and Sofie Cutler won in the No.1 girls doubles match, 6-3, 6-4. In the No. 2 girls doubles match, Kristen Dietrich and Kaity Kelley claimed victory, 6-3, 6-2. Garrett Kenes and Hayden Moore took the boys No. 2 doubles match, 6-4, 6-3. And in the final match of the day, Ryan Silva and Lauren Brennan won the mixed doubles match, 7-6 (7-5), 6-3.

Miners fall to Rocklin in season opener

The Nevada Union tennis team opened the season at Rocklin Tuesday, managing just one win on the day.

In No. 3 singles Nu’s Pedro Spegiorin beat his Rocklin opponent, 6-1, 6-2.

There were several very close matches including Connor Pardini and Simon Nielsen at No. 3 doubles with a 5-7, 4-6 loss. Cyrus Malin and Cody Capella put up a fight at No. 2 doubles and Kris Colen and Ben Beltran at No. 1 doubles lost, 6-7, 6-7. Kai Usami had a good match at No. 6 singles and No. 5 singles Romeo Connors came close at 5-7, 6-4, 4-6. Jack Wright at No. 4 singles took it all the way before falling short, 2-6, 7-5, 5-7. Co-captain Weston Strawser gave it a shot at No. 2 singles, and Co-captain Michael Quinn led the team at No.1 singles with a fantastic match. He started strong in the first set and took it 6-2 and was serving for the second set at 5-4 and his opponent came back to win the second set. The third set was very even all the way and it went to Rocklin, 5-7.

The Miners’ next match is at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Granite Bay.

Girls soccer

Forest Lake Christian 2,

Delta 0

The Lady Falcons improved to 3-0 in Central Valley California League play Wednesday by shutting out Delta, 2-0.

Netting goals for Forest Lake Christian was senior captain Chloe Bagley and Autumn Green.

Sophomore goalkeeper Riley Ballard turned back Delta at every opportunity in the shut out.

In league play the Lady Falcons have outscored their opponents, 16-1.

FLC (5-3, 3-0 CVCL) takes the pitch again Monday against Foresthill.

Boys volleyball

Nevada Union JV off to strong start

The Miners junior varsity volleyball team, coached by Ben Mills and Scott Mills, has opened the

2014 season with a record of 11 wins and 2 losses.

The team is made up of nine freshman and four sophomores and is quickly developing a successful playing chemistry.

The team has many leaders on the court, including, Teven Painter, Andrew Pardini and Graham Champagne, providing impressive prowess at the service line. Kills come from Champagne, Evan Murray and Toby Carter. The kills are set up by the crisp passing of Carter, Trevor Campbell and Adam Dennis. Doing the digging is Dennis, Campbell and Champagne. Leading the NU block is Toby Carter and Casey Paul. And, rounding out the stats for the Miners are Christian Pardini, Kyle Treese, Leo Zilman, Shawn Droivold and Lucas Kerley.

The Miners look to avenge their loss last weekend at 5 p.m. Friday when they host the Hillman from Placer High School.

Coaches may submit game reports by email at or by phone at 530-477-4232. deadline for submission is 9 p.m. Monday through Friday and 5 p.m. Sunday.

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