In the final Sierra Foothill League dual meet of the season, the Nevada Union track and field team hosted Woodcreek with several individual athletes taking first in their respective events Wednesday.
Melanie O’Brien led NU on the girls side with four first-place finishes. O’Brien took first and set a personal record in the 100-meter sprint with a time of 12.75. She also placed first in the 110 hurdles and the 200 sprint and was a member of the winning 4-by-100 relay team made up of Nadia Torkman, Emilie Arnoldi, Johnson and O’Brien.
Tess Engel impressed in the jumping events, taking the top spot in the long jump at 4 feet, 10 inches, and in the triple jump with a distance of 31-8. Delaney Smith won the high jump with a height of 4-10. Cori Maves showed her versatility by winning the pole vault and shot put events.
On the boys side, Mo Nieves won the 100 with a time of 11.06, Garrett Migliozzi claimed the 3,200, and the team of Migliozzi, David French, Kael Newton, and Michael Buonarati won the 4-by-400 relay.
In the field, Kyle Cammon won the shot put with a heave of 42-2.5, and Cameron Townsend took the discus event with a throw of 136-6.
The annual Varsity Kays/Ostrom NU Invitational will take place today beginning at 3:30 p.m. for field events and at 4 p.m. for running events. Thirty-five schools from Sac-Joaquin and Northern sections as well as from Nevada will be competing. The community is welcome and invited.
Nevada Union 5, Roseville 2
The Miners strung together their first back-to-back SFL victories of the season, topping Roseville on the road Thursday.
Nevada Union (11-12, 4-7 SFL) got a complete game from pitcher Ryan McCarthy, going all seven, striking out four, giving up six hits and just one earned run.
McCarthy also helped himself out with an RBI double in the game.
Joey Souza had a strong game from the plate with two hits, including a double, and Zach White added a 2-for-3 performance with a two-out two-run single and a double.
The Miners are back at it Saturday when they face Roseville at 2:30 p.m. on their home diamond.
Bear River 4,
Colfax 3 F/10 innings
In a marathon match between Pioneer Valley League rivals, the Lady Bruins prevailed over the Lady Falcons in 10 innings.
The game was decided when Allison Crow scored all the way from second in the top of the 10th on a throwing error to first after a sac bunt was placed by Nerissa Long.
Long then went out and pitched the 10th inning, shutting the door on the Falcon offense for the win.
Long went all 10 innings for Bear River, allowing just one earned run and three hits while striking out 16 and walking three.
From the plate, Bear River got strong performances from Rachel Last with three hits, Dayna Byers, who added two hits, and Mikayla Laymance, who had two hits and an RBI.
With the win, the Lady Bruins (11-9, 8-1 PVL) clinch at least a share of the PVL title with Placer (9-12-1, 6-2 PVL) and can win it outright with a win over Center (4-11, 1-7 PVL) Tuesday.
JV: Del Oro 10,
Nevada Union 9
The Lady Miners blew a 9-1 lead Wednesday, falling to Del Oro in the bottom of the seventh by one.
NU had built a sizable lead on the heels of a seven-run fourth inning, but Del Oro continued to chip away at the lead until it was no longer NU’s.
In the loss, the Lady Miners got hits from Devinity Buendia with a triple and two RBIs, Emma Zoellin, who had a home run, and three RBIs and Julia Riggs, who went 2-for-3 with two RBIs.
NU is back at it today against Roseville.
End of the line for FLC tennis
The Forest Lake Christian tennis season came to a close Thursday at the D-III Sac-Joaquin Section championships.
The girls doubles team of Hannah Burnett and Megan Gauthier won its first round matchup with the team from Escalon in three sets, 1-6, 6-1, 7-5.
Burnett and Gauthier fell in the second round to a team from Argonaut.
The other girls team from FLC made up of Jessica Burnett and Sydney Foliente lost their first-round matchup to a team from Amador.
On the boys side, Ralph Foliente and Scott Gauthier won their first-round matchup, 6-3, 6-1, against a team from Escalon. They eventually fell in the second round to a team from Colfax.
Forest Lake Christian 7, Sacramento Waldorf 0
The Lady Falcons clinched second place in the Central Valley Christian League Thursday after thumping Sacramento Waldorf by seven.
Sarah Jeffries had two goals and an assist, Makena Wong added a goal and an assist, Sarah Ponce netted a goal, and Katie Ring chipped in a goal in the victory.
The Lady Falcons will now prep for the playoffs, which kick off Thursday.
Lujan headed to SJS finals
Mikaela Lujan won the North Sac-Joaquin section trials with a new Nevada Union School Record and All-American qualifying score of 463.9 points.
Though only a sophomore, she out-dived seniors Shelby Holden from Bella Vista who got second and Amy Crayne from St. Francis who was third.
Lujan pulled ahead with her last two dives, a back one-and-one-half with one-and-one-half twists and a forward two-and-one-half somersault tuck.
On Saturday, Lujan travels to Modesto for the Sac-Joaquin Section Finals — the final competition for the year.
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