Bear River trio falls short of state meet |

Bear River trio falls short of state meet

Bear River senior Addy Gemignani was the lone Bruin wrestler to qualify for the second day of the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters tournament last week.

Gemignani split his first four matches in the 125-pound weight class on Thursday at University of the Pacific, before falling in his lone match on Friday in overtime.

“With 20 seconds left, he went for a takedown and wasn’t able to counter and the Folsom (wrestler) was able to gain control for two points,” said Bear River coach Kevin Figueroa.

That left Gemignani with a 3-1 loss in his final match.

Bear River heavyweight Chase Duncan won his first match by pin Thursday, but followed with a loss in his second match. He then won his third match, but lost in his fourth and final matchup.

At 145 pounds, Derek Julian drew losses in his first two matches to also end his prep career on Thursday.

“The young men definitely are going to feel their loss,” Figueroa said, “however in time, they will be happy with their overall accomplishments.”


FLC competes at Cal Spring Classic

Forest Lake Christian’s varsity girls tied one match and lost two others Saturday in the Cal Spring Classic at the Marysville Soccer Complex.

The Falcons knotted their first match with Natomas, 1-1. Jessica Raskin had a goal on an assist from Kacie McGeary, while Christa Weissman helped shut down Natomas in goal.

FLC fell to Placer 2-0, despite 16 saves in goal from Weissman, who also had 16 saves in a 2-0 loss to Davis.

FLC co-head coach Ken Raskin said the Falcons got strong defensive play from Alaura Woody, Elyse Vierra, Katie Shore, Aine Ormiston and Therese Buonarati.

The Falcons host Golden Sierra Tuesday.


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