Bear River, Nevada Union contend
Bear River and Nevada Union’s boys volleyball teams will meet each other twice this season as they contend for the Sierra Foothill League championship.
The first meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. today at Nevada Union.
The Bruins and Miners will meet again at Bear River’s McCrory Gym at 6 p.m. April 19.
League seasons begin
Let the race for the playoffs begin.
League action in most spring sports swing into play this week, which marks the start of the road to the section playoffs. Only the top tier teams qualify for the Sac-Joaquin Section’s postseason, which means now the games really start to count.
Nevada Union’s girls soccer squads open their first Sierra Foothill League play Wednesday, hitting the road for matches at Woodcreek.
The NU varsity, which has posted a 2-3-1 record in the pre-league portion of the slate, will face a Timberwolves team owning a 2-1-2 record thus far.
Last season, the final in the Metro Conference for the Miners, saw NU finish with a 4-8 league record and a fifth-place finish in the Metro.
Woodcreek went 9-4-1 to finish third in the SFL, behind league champion Rocklin (12-0-2) and runner-up Roseville (8-1-3).
Along with those contenders, the SFL will also include Granite Bay, which won the Metro Conference title last spring with a 10-1-1 league mark.
In other soccer openers, Bear River hosts Placer in the Pioneer Valley League at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday and Forest Lake Christian hosts Faith Christian, also at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Nevada Union at Woodcreek – 3:30 p.m. Today. The Miners, who missed the playoffs last season open their first SFL game with the league’s defending champion. The Timberwolves finished third in the Division II section tournament in 2006.
Nevada Union at Woodcreek – 4 p.m. Wednesday. After squaring off against former Metro Conference rivals Yuba City (Friday) and Woodland (Tuesday), the Miners step into their inaugural season of SFL action. Woodcreek finished third in the league last season, one spot short of the playoffs.
Nevada Union at Del Oro – 3 p.m. Thursday. After falling to SFL powerhouse Granite Bay, by two strokes, last week, NU coach Hank Davidson says he has reason to be optimistic about NU’s chances against league competition such as host Del Oro at Turkey Creek in Lincoln.
– The Union staff
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