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Archery team excels at Pac-Coast

Members of the local JOAD (Junior Olympic Archery Development) Team completed the outdoor season at the Pacific Coast Championships at Discovery Park in Sacramento on Sept. 17-18.

Five of the six senior team members took to the platform to receive awards, including defending champion Miles Ross, 15, Cadet (ages 15-16) Boys Compound; Trelaina Borges, 15, Cadet Girls Recurve; and Gemma Goepel, 13, Cub (ages 13-14) Girls Recurve, all took first place in their respective divisions. Ross and Borges each set new state records.

2004 Cub Boys Recurve State Champion Colin Winter, 14, garnered a second place in his division and Alden Harris, 16, took a 3rd place in Cadet Boys Recurve. Borges, Winter and Goepel came into the tournament with confidence after recently winning two championships and a second place, respectively, at the Grape Stakes tournament in Tulare on Sept. 4-5.



Junior members of the team, Gabriel Ross, 7, and Cody Borges, 10, also went to the platform in the competition with a win for Ross in the Yeoman Boys Recurve division and a second for Borges in the Bowman Boys Compound division. Borges had taken a first at the Grape Stakes.

Runner shatters cross country marks




Eli Allen, a 9-year-old, fourth-grade student at Pleasant Ridge Elementary, has been having a record run in cross country this fall.

Allen has placed first in the fourth grade boys division at every cross country meet Pleasant Ridge has competed in so far this season.

In a meet at Loomis this week, Allen not only placed first again in his division, but he broke the school’s cross country meet record for fourth grade boys by 44 seconds, fifth grade boys by 26 seconds and the sixth grade boys by 18 seconds.

Allen runs on the Pleasant Ridge Cross Country Team in Grass Valley. He also plays football for Bear River’s Jr. Bruins and is active in Meadowlarks 4-H Club.

Rising Starz competes in Auburn

Members of the Rising Starz Gymnastics Academy competed in a meet in Auburn over the weekend and took second place in team standings.

Emily Baker led the way for the team with first place in all-around (32.22) of the 13-and-over division of Level 6. She also placed first in balance beam (8.05) and second in uneven bars (7.55) and floor exercise (8.40).

Christie Nat was second in the Level 6 11-12 division all-around (32.45), with first place in the vault (8.75) and the beam (7.77) and second in the bars (7.4) and third in the floor (8.52). Christine Garissi was third in the bars (7.3) and beam (7.25), while Devin Blaney took second in the vault (8.60).

Among Level 6, 8-10 year olds, Alyana Grapel finished second in the vault (8.10) and Katherine Magill was third in the bars (7.5).

In Level 5, 10-11, Demi-Rose Seghezzi finished second in the all-around (32.8), with second place finishes in the vault (7.95) and the bars (8.00), along with a third-place finish in the floor (8.55). Kendal Nielsen won the vault (8.00) and finished third in the bars (7.70) and beam (8.35). Marissa Tipton took third place in the vault (7.85) and bars (7.70).

And in Level 5, 7-9 year olds, Jenna Jeffrey was third in the all-around (32.25) and floor (8.50), along with second in the vault (8.20) and beam (8.25). Rachel Hadley won the vault (8.30) and took third in the bars (8.00).

Byers team heads to Rancho Cordova

The Byers Roseville team, compulsory levels 5 and 6, competed in three sessions at the High Tech Invitational held at Technique Gym in Rancho Cordova on Saturday.

Local gymnast Breya Simpson finished third in the floor exercise of the Level 5 younger division. In the Level 6 younger division, local gymnast Natalie Migliozzi finished third in vault.


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