Bear River girls run down 2nd place
The first Pioneer Valley League cross country meet of the 2012 season is in the books.
Bear River’s Mary Nattrass blew the varsity girls field away with an impressive race to finish the 3.15-mile course in first place with a time of 20:06. The next closest runner was 20:51.
The Lady Bruins also had great races from Sierra Mitchell, fifth place with a time of 21:35 and Kimmy Pugel, sixth place with a time of 21:41.
Overall Bear River finished second in the varsity girls division, being slightly edged out by Placer.
The freshman/sophomore race was a surprise as the Lady Bruins tied the Lady Hillgals for first place with strong performances by Taylor Autrey who finished the 2.15-mile course in second place with a time of 17:07 and Olivia Kirks finished third in 17:10.
The Bear River varsity boys were excited to see their top runner back in action after recovering from injuries. Alex Coffman raced his first meet of the season and did not disappoint, placing fifth overall and covering the 3.15-mile course in a time of 17:02. The Bruins also had an impressive performance from their freshman newcomer Dakota Cornejo who finished 17th in a time of 19:28. Overall Bear River had a strong performance at the first PVL and look forward to the rematch at PVL No. 2 at Colfax High School Oct. 10.
Forest Lake Christian 3,
The Lady Falcons improved to 3-0 in the Central Valley California League after disposing of Delta in three sets, 25-12, 25-15, 25-8.
Morgan Koch led the Lady Falcons with 11 kills and four blocks, Megan Gauthier added 10 aces and five kills, Aly English led the team with 14 assists, and Emily Pearce doled out 13 assists.
Girls Water polo
Bear River 10,
Nevada Union 6
The Bear River girls water polo team advanced to 4-0 in Sierra Foothill League play and remain the only unbeaten team in the division after beating Nevada Union Thursday.
The Lady Bruins got five goals from Beth Nelson, two from Andrea Bock and one each from Rebecca Volek, Cindy Solomon and Taylor Sinclair.
Bear River’s Patricia Southworth was dominant in the goal, holding a talented NU offense to only six goals.
The Lady Miners got three goals from Quinlan Grim and team captain Nicole Blaney added a goal in the loss.
The Lady Miners are now 2-1 in the SFL.
Nevada Union 247
The Nevada Union girls golf team continued to struggle Thursday, falling to 0-4 in SFL play after losing to Roseville by seven strokes.
Leading the Lady Miners was Emily Arnoldi with a 42, Megan Arnett shot a 48, Sydni Smith finished with a 49, Michala Korn shot a 51, Carly Keogh ended with a 57, and Emily Cope finished with a 58.
Bear River 279, Lincoln 282
The Bear River girls golf squad topped Lincoln by three strokes at Lake of the Pines Golf Course Thursday to move to 2-3 in Pioneer Valley League play.
Jessica Pisenti led the Lady Bruins with a 44, Cathy Smith shot a 47, Shelby Lampson finished with a 59, and Delanie Caper finished with a 64.
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