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Bear River digs out win at home

Eileen JoyceBear River's Taraleigh Hoer dives for a dig as her teammate Tiffany Klopfer (right) looks on. The Bruins beat the Oakmont Vikings Tuesday in a close five-game match at Bear River.
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The Bear River girls volleyball team kept its Pioneer Valley League title hopes alive with a 16-14, 11-15, 15-9, 11-15, 15-13 home court win over Oakmont of Roseville Tuesday.

The Lady Bruins (8-3 overall, 5-1 PVL) were inconsistent from the service line and in their set pieces, but pulled it together to take the win.

“The problem out there was the girls weren’t talking,” Lady Bruin head coach Keith Hart said.



“It wasn’t anything (Oakmont) was doing, we just kept hitting the ball out. I counted 16 service errors (for us). That’s way too much.”

Kate Wellmon led the way for Bear River at the net with 13 kills. The senior outside/middle hitter also had five assists.




Alyssa Prince was right behind with 11 kills.

Bri Harris, who served for the final two points in game five, had 10 kills.

Candice Wermes and Brenna Weeks finished with six kills each in the win.

Gena Jackson totaled a team-high 10 assists.

Bear River will host Lincoln at 6 p.m. Thursday.

NU girls volleyball

squad still perfect

The Nevada Union girls volleyball team kept its perfect Metro Conference record intact with a 15-4, 15-3, 15-2 decision over host Grant of Sacramento Tuesday.

The Lady Miners moved to 22-2 overall and 6-0 in league.

“It’s hard to say too much about the match. It was a pretty one-sided affair,” Lady Miner head coach Bob Rogers said. “Our goal was to chop them down a point every game, and we did that.”

Junior outside hitter Shannon Brown stood out for the visitors at the service line in game two, serving six straight points.

NU, which placed second at a tournament at Sac State Saturday, will play at Johnson of Sacramento 6 p.m. Tuesday.

NU kickers

share 5-3 win

The Nevada Union boys soccer team got goals from five different players in a 5-3 win at Johnson of Sacramento Tuesday.

Mark Lawicki put the Miners (12-3-3 overall, 5-2 Metro Conference) on the board eight minutes into the game on a solo goal.

Ben Hadjuk scored at the 28-minute mark of the first half as the visitors led 2-1 at the half.

Jose Zanudo, Darren Chapel and Kyle McTighe added unassisted goals of their own in the second half to seal the win.

NU goalkeeper Cody Bielen totaled four saves.

The Miners, who have outscored opponents 35-14 this season, totaled 35 shots on goal to Johnson’s 10.

NU will play at McClatchy of Sacramento 3:30 p.m. Thursday.

Bear River drops heartbreaker

The Bear River boys soccer team dropped its eighth match of the season in a 1-0 home field loss to Mira Loma of Sacramento Tuesday.

Midfielder Jacob Hernandez was praised by Bruin head coach Dave Molina, despite the loss.

In the junior varsity game, Jacob Lazor scored unassisted in the 25-minute mark of the first half to lead the hosts to a 1-0 win.

The JV improved to 5-6-1 overall and 3-4-1 in the Pioneer Valley League.

Bear River (0-8-1, Pioneer Valley League) will be at Johnson West of Sacramento 4 p.m. Thursday.

NU girls doubles team doubles up

The Nevada Union girls tennis team grabbed a couple of doubles wins in a 7-2 Metro Conference loss at Woodland Tuesday.

NU’s No. 1 team of Gretel Rees and Andrea Eddy made short work of Keely Wimberg and Jeanette Romiro, 6-3, 6-2.

Krysta Sauer and Thira Gilbert, NU’s No. 2 doubles team, also rolled in their win, with a 6-1, 6-1 decision over Rachel Giyhan and Shawn Kramer.

NU’s Heather Herman put up a fight at No. 5 singles, but lost 0-5, 7-6, 7-5 to Becky Frey.

The Lady Miners (1-5 Metro Conference) will play at McClatchy of Sacramento 3:30 p.m. Thursday.

Forest Lake girls hammer Waldorf

Brynne Edwards tallied a team-high nine kills and Leyna Allred added seven more as the Forest Lake Christian girls volleyball team defeated host Sacramento Waldorf 15-5, 15-4, 15-5 Tuesday.

“Brynne and Leyna (Allred’s) kill total should have been a lot higher, but Waldorf was digging up some pretty tough shots,” Lady Falcon head coach Travis Smith said.

FLC’s Hayley Gowin had a kill and a team-high 10 assists. Megan Paulk finished with nine assists and a pair of kills.

Melody Bayless totaled two kills and two blocks in the win.

The Lady Falcons (8-6 overall, 7-1 Central Valley Christian League) will host Wilton Christian 6 p.m. Friday.

Forest Lake soccer team triumphant

Jordan Swanson’s first goal of the season turned out to be the match-winner as the Forest Lake Christian boys soccer team beat host Sacramento Waldorf 2-1 Tuesday.

FLC, the Central Valley Christian League’s third place team, trailed 1-0 two minutes into the first half.

Kory Kraning set up the visitors first goal from a wall kick 15 minutes later.

He connected with Dane Johnson for his team-high 13th goal to tie the score.

“We missed a lot of shots. We didn’t finish well,” FLC head coach Thad Kopec said.

Kraning notched his second assist of the match seven minutes into the second half with Swanson’s eventual match-winner.

The Falcons (9-4-2 overall, 5-2 Central Valley Christian League) will host Wilton Christian 4 p.m. Friday.


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