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Bear River starts out with league win

Kellyn Loehr took a pair of individual first places as the Bear River girls swim team beat visiting Del Oro of Loomis 96-73 in a Sierra Foothill League opener at Nevada Union Tuesday.

Bear River’s boys lost 115-42.



Loehr won the 200-meter individual medley (2 minutes, 6.85 seconds) and 100 breaststroke (1:15.69).




April Saltenburger, Taylor Drew, Niki Picchi and Stephanie Martin also snagged wins for the Lady Bruins.

Saltenburger, who took second in the 200 freestyle with a time of 2:06.85, turned in a 5:39.00 to win the 500 freestyle.

Drew won the 50 freestyle with a 28.97, Picchi took the 100 freestyle (1:04.66) and Martin won the 100 backstroke with a time of 1:13.78.

Audra Woodward took second in the 200 Individual medley (2:27.09) and 100 breaststroke (1:15.69).

The Lady Bruins also won three team relays.

Woodward, Saltenburger, Picchi and Loehr won the 200 medley relay with a time of 2:07.09.

Tamron Stuber, Loehr, Woodward and Saltenburger turned in a 4:14.34 to take the 400 freestyle relay.

Amber Lawrence, Picchi, Drew and Martin rounded the team relay wins with a 1:56.84 in the 200 freestyle relay.

Bear River’s boys didn’t break into the top but took second in five individual and two team relay events.

Adam Sweet was runner up in the 200 individual medley (2:19.44) and 100 backstroke (1:06.31).

Morgan Loehr grabbed second place in both the 50 (25.42) and 100 freestyle (1:01.25). Scott Keever turned in a 1:17.25 for second in the 100 breaststroke.

Alex Keeny, Brian Wood, and Loehr turned in a 2:02.03 in the 200 medley relay.

Seth Boas, Loehr, Sweet and Keever had a 4:24.32 in the 400 freestyle relay.

Forest Lake’s Ratto posts three placings

Forest Lake Christian’s one man swim team, Patrick Ratto, tallied a pair of second places and a third in swim meet at Roseville High School Tuesday.

Ratto, who travels with Roseville to compete, took second in both the 50- meter freestyle (27.68 seconds) and 100 freestyle (1:02.57).

NU out-knocks visiting Oakmont, 5-3

James Peak went 2-for-2 with two RBIs and Justin Deme struck out nine to lead the host Nevada Union baseball team to a 5-3 win over Oakmont of Roseville Tuesday.

NU, which evened its overall record to 1-1 with the win, led 4-2 after two complete.

Oakmont cut the lead to a run in the sixth, but the Miners built the cushion back to two with a run of their own in the bottom of the inning. Will Lindsey went 2-for-3. Jason Snavely knocked in the game-winning run.

Bruins win on links

Ryan Heuseveldt fired a season-low two-under-par 34 to lead the Bear River boys golf team to a 194-242 win over Oakmont of Roseville at the Lake of the Pines Tuesday.

Bear River improved to 2-1 with the win.

Ben Honey was four strokes behind Heuseveldt with a 38. Steve Chan (40), Travis Wright (40) and Tom Eisenhower (42) also scored for Bear River. Andy Polisso carded a 45.

Miners pound Del Oro in three

Mike Feagans had 53 assists and Miles Holland added a team-high 12 kills as the Nevada Union boys volleyball team beat host Del Oro 15-4, 15-3, 15-3 in Loomis Tuesday.

“We played them down here and they were pretty tough. We thought they’d be a lot better (than they were),” said NU head coach Bruce Grininger. “Our short serving game really (had them flustered).”

Peter Sewell and Justin Jensen led NU’s attack at the net with six aces each.

Tucker Thiesing paced the defense with five blocks. Holland was right behind with four.

Travis Toll chipped in three blocks.


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