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April 19, 2013
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Prep roundup: Falcons take league tennis title

The Forest Lake Christian tennis team, led by first year head coach Ralph Burnett, completed a perfect Central Valley California League season Thursday, topping Golden Sierra 9-0, to finish the season 10-0.

Also completing undefeated seasons was the Falcons No. 1 boys doubles team of Brandan Patchett and Scott Gauthier. With their Thursday win the two went 8-0 this season. No. 1 girls doubles team of Jessica Burnett and Sydney Foliente accomplished the same feat, winning their Thursday match to close the season unblemished.

The Falcons No. 2 boys singles player Mark Hail gave himself a birthday present by beating Stuart Cayot 6-2, 6-0, and No. 1 singles girl for FLC, Hannah Burnett, won her match with Lenea Travis in straight sets, 6-3, 6-4.

The Falcons now head into league playoffs with singles players taking the court Monday and doubles teams competing on Wednesday.


Forest Lake Christian 13, Victory Christian 3

The Falcons (8-4, 4-2 CVCL) got a strong performance on the mound and plenty of support from the offense Thursday, as they thumped Victory Christian by 10.

FLC’s Hunter Phillips got the win from the mound pitching four innings and allowing three runs. Falcon freshmen Mickey Rubio closed the game out with two scoreless innings.

From the plate Kyle Soria impressed, going 4-for-4 with four RBIs, Jacob Yarborough added a pair of RBIs while going 2-for-4 with a triple, and Phillips and Riley each chipped in two hits.

The Falcons take the field again Monday when they host Foresthill.

JV: Nevada Union 12, Granite Bay 8

The Miners got the best of Granite Bay Thursday, topping them by four on the Grizzlies home turf

Nevada Union (8-8-1, 2-3 SFL) scored two runs in the first inning, but that was only the beginning.

The Miner’s bats erupted in the second inning, scoring seven more to lead 9-1 after two innings.

Christian Straub led off with a single, Josh Belendez singled, Joe O’Sullivan walked. Dalton Maxwell then hit a dribbler that was tough to handle for Granite Bay. Straub scored. Still with no outs, Brock Grininger doubled, driving in Belendez and O’Sullivan. With two more runners on Clint Bielen doubled, driving home Grininger and Maxwell. Granite Bay made it interesting by scoring four runs in the third.

NU starter Straub was uncharacteristically wild and Granite Bay was helped out with 2 straight balk calls on Straub allowing two runs to score.

Straub only gave up four singles on the day, but walked eight while striking out eight. NU stretched out the lead in the fourth inning with Bielen singling, Straub walking and Belendez coming up with a his third hit of the day driving in two. O’Sullivan then singled driving in Belendez to complete the 11 hit, 12 run barrage.

The Miners take on the Grizzlies Saturday in the rubber match of the series.


Bear River 3, Center 1

The Lady Bruins are rolling.

Bear River has won five straight in the Pioneer Valley League, including Thursday’s two run victory over Center.

Nerissa Long continued her fabulous freshman campaign, throwing a complete-game one-hitter. Long struck out 17 and allowed one unearned run in her fifth straight league win.

Alix Alfkie added an RBI for the Lady Bruins in the win.

Bear River (8-8, 5-0 PVL) hosts Lincoln Tuesday in a battle for the top spot in league.

Roseville 8, Nevada Union 0

The Lady Miners are still trying to find their way in the difficult SFL after falling by eight to Roseville on Wednesday and by 10 to Rocklin on Tuesday.

In the loss to Roseville, Nevada Union (5-13-1, 0-9 SFL) squandered opportunities early, leaving five runners stranded in the first two innings.

Roseville did a good job of putting runs on the board consistently scoring runs in five of seven innings played.

At the plate for NU, Sarah Lundmark went 2-for-4, and Shyanne Parrish added a hit.

In Tuesday’s 15-5 loss to Rocklin, Parrish hit a home run and had three RBIs, Lundmark was 3-for-4, Torri Parman had a pair of hits and freshmen Savannah Ozuna had a pair of RBIs.

Nevada Union takes the diamond again Friday when they battle Woodcreek.

JV: Roseville 17, NU 3

The junior varsity Lady Miners also have yet to find their stride in the SFL, losing Wednesday by 14 to Roseville.

In the loss, Devinity Buendia and Ella Walton both went 2-for-3 from the plate, and Gracie Ramos was outstanding at shortstop with seven putouts.

The Lady Miners are back at it Friday against Woodcreek.


Del Oro 196, Nevada Union 201

The Miners fell on their home course to Del Oro Thursday, dropping their SFL record to 4-4.

Playing at Alta Sierra Country Club, Derek Frank led NU and was the day’s medalist, shooting an even-par 36.

Andrew Puleo was next for NU with a 40, Logan Lowe and Bradley Carrion both shot 41 and Bert Heinzelman rounded things out with a 43.

The Miners hit the links again Monday when they compete in the first SFL tournament of the season.

Placer 213, Bear River 239

The Bruins simply couldn’t keep up with the Hillmen Thursday, falling to their PVL rival by 26 strokes.

In the loss, Bear River’s Jake DePass shot a 41, Dillon Smith was next with a 42, Cody heard finished with a 48, Ian Armstrong closed with a 53, and Connor McLendon rounded things out with a 55.

The Bruins are at it again Tuesday against Colfax.

Track and Field

Bear River girls outpace Lincoln

The Bear River girls track team had little problem Wednesday when they went head to head with Center, beating their PVL foe 81-47.

The Bruin boys had a tougher time, falling to Center’s boys team by a score of 90-40.

Leading the way for the Bear River girls was Savannah Welz with wins in the 100-meter low hurdles, the 300 hurdles and the triple jump.

Erica Higley won the 400-meter sprint in a time of 1 minute, 9.13 seconds. She also won the 200 and the long jump.

Lauren Sheppard won both the strength events, taking the shot put with a heave of 41 feet, two inches. She took the discus with a throw of 120-2.

Rachel Randall took first for Bear River in the 100 with a time of 13.34 and Rachel Olsen won the 3200.

On the boys side, highlights came from Alex Coffman who won both the 1600 and 3200. Alex Berstead claimed the title in Discus and placed second in shot put. And Brandon Murphy gave the Bruins a win in the 800 with a time of 2:26.8

Coaches may submit game reports by email at or by phone at 530-477-4232. deadline for submission is 10 p.m. Monday through Friday and 5 p.m. Sunday.

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