BR, NU soccer blanked |

BR, NU soccer blanked

Eileen JoyceBear River's Nick Martini works the ball downfield in Thursday's 2-0 loss to Mesa Verde.
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Opportunity kept knocking but the Bear River boys soccer team couldn’t make it to the door in its Pioneer Valley League home field match up with Mesa Verde of Citrus Heights Thursday.

The Bruins pressured the visitors throughout the match, but couldn’t overcome early miscues in a 2-0 loss.

“We dominated for the first 20 minutes, then they scored two quick ones. We have to learn to stay in the game 100 percent because those kind of mental lapses can cost a team dearly,” Bruin head coach Dave Molina said.

Andy Adams and Jacob Hernandez teamed for 13 saves in goal.

Nevada Union’s boys soccer team dropped a 1-0 decision to host Kennedy of Sacramento Thursday.

NU, which outshot Kennedy 13-7, dropped to 9-2-2 overall and 2-1 in the Metro Conference with the loss.

Cody Bielen tallied four saves in goal for NU.

Despite the outcome, Miner head coach Mike Voss credited the play of Phillip Plant, Mark Lawicki and Kyle McTighe.

NU volleyball cruises

Nevada Union’s volleyball team opened its Metro Conference schedule Thursday, posting a 15-0, 15-1, 15-4 win over Hiram Johnson at Nevada Union.

NU is now 5-1 overall, 1-0 in the Metro.

Elena Schmidt led the Miners with nine kills, with Ali Daley adding six.

Nicki Serr and Jessica Howell each added long service runs in the first and third games to close out the victory.

Dayton Saraco carded an 11-over-par 47 to take medalist honors in the Nevada Union girls golf team’s 267-280 loss to host Placer at Auburn Hills C.C Thursday.

Megan Hillard (55), Louise Yu (56), Amanda Burbridge (60) and Becky Hindt (62) also scored for NU.

The Lady Miners will play in the Metro Conference Tournament at Plumas Lake Municipal G.C. In Marysville Monday.

NU tennis loses

The Nevada Union girls tennis team notched a pair of doubles wins, but it wasn’t enough in a 6-3 loss to host Kennedy of Sacramento Thursday.

NU’s No.1 doubles team of Sarah Kottcamp and Haley Menig and No.2 team of Gretel Rees and Lindsey Croft nabbed wins each.

NU’s Amanda Eddy nabbed the Lady Miners’ sole single win at the No.6 spot.

The Lady Miners (1-2 overall, 0-2 Metro Conference) will host Woodland 3:45 p.m. Tuesday.

BR frosh win

David Wheeler scored on a pass from David Lavelle with 48 seconds left in the game to lift the Bear River freshmen football team to a 6-0 win over visiting Del Oro of Loomis Thursday.

Bear River (3-0) will open Pioneer Valley League play at Lincoln 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

Junior skills camp

Nevada Union boys basketball program will offer a skills development clinic for junior high school age boys at Nevada Union High School Ali Gym. The five sessions will be conducted on Sunday mornings in October and November.

The junior high skills development program is limited to the first 30 boys to sign up. The cost is $50 per player. Applications are available by calling NU basketball coach Jeff Dellis at 273-4431, or by e-mailing him at

“Our purpose is to give future Miner players a chance to acquire the fundamental skills necessary to be successful basketball players,” Dellis said. “We feel kids lack opportunities to work on their individual games.

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