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Bruin runners fare well at Marysville

The Bear River boys and girls cross country teams tore up the record book over Friday and Saturday.

Bear River, which sent a split boys squad to the Yuba-Sutter Invitational in Marysville Friday and the Stanford Invitational Saturday, saw 12 team members set personal records.

Greg Rhodes took 27th with a time of 19 minutes, 59 seconds over the 5K course to lead the way for the Bruins in Marysville.



Nate Youngman (21:22, 52nd), Matt Waechter (21:29, 55th) and Ray Giammona (21:46, 59th) also set personal marks.

Glen Wheeler took 72nd.




In Palo Alto, Shawn Lawrence turned in a PR of 16:40 over the 5K course to take 46th in the Division III race.

The Bruins finished 22nd overall.

Joe Rohm posted a personal best 17:50 to finish 107th.

Aaron Raynsford (18:06), Zeke Giammona (18:09), Chris Hanson (19:07) and John Zisko (19:09) also set PRs.

Ray Giammona topped Friday’s personal best by 15 seconds with a time of 21:31.

For the girls, Nellie Giammona took 96th in a field of 230 runners with a personal record 20:45. Michelle Wheeler was close behind with her PR 23:11.

Bear River will compete in the Artichoke Invitational in Half Moon Bay Friday and Saturday.

FLC volleyball wins

Leyna Allred totaled a team-high 10 kills and chipped in a pair of aces to lead the host Forest Lake Christian girls volleyball team to a 15-9, 15-12, 15-1 win over Sacramento Country Day Monday.

Brynne Edwards finished with six kills and a team-best five aces as the Lady Falcons improved to 5-5 overall and 4-0 in the Central Valley Christian League.

Melody Bayless had four aces and two kills. Micah Violet led the defense with four blocks.

FLC will play at Woodland Christian 6 p.m. Friday.

BR volleyball still

has perfect record

The Bear River girls volleyball team kept its unbeaten Pioneer Valley League record intact with a 15-5, 15-2, 15-4 homecourt win over Johnson West of Sacramento Monday.

The Lady Bruins moved to 6-1 overall and 3-0 in league.

“We served them right off the court. They couldn’t pass or run anything so we didn’t get a chance to do a whole lot,” Bear River head coach Keith Hart said.

Candice Wermes had eight kills to lead the Bear River offense. Taraleigh Hoer and Kate Wellmon chipped in five kills each.

Senior setter Gena Jackson had a team-high seven assists. Kelley Cleveland was right behind with six assists.

Bear River’s junior varsity (6-0) and freshmen (5-1) teams also earned wins.

The Lady Bruins will host Mesa Verde of Citrus Heights 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Smith leads FLC soccer to win

Kyle Smith scored twice to lead the Forest Lake Christian boys soccer team to a 3-0 win over visiting Sacramento Country Day Monday.

Smith, a senior midfielder, moved into a tie with Dane Johnson for the team-high in goals with 11.

The Falcons, who tallied 37 shots on goal, improve to 7-3-2 overall and 3-0 in the Central Valley Christian League.

“They packed the penalty box, played defense and hoped for a low score which is what they got,” FLC head coach Thad Kopec said.

Ryan McQuerry also scored.

FLC will play at Woodland Christian 4 p.m. Friday.

Yu places fifth as NU takes third

Nevada Union’s golf team placed third out of six Metro Conference teams Monday in a showdown at Plumas Lake in Yuba City.

McClatchy won team honors with a 501, with Kennedy taking second.

The Miners were led by senior Louise Yu, whose 18-hole 98 was good enough for fifth overall.

NU’s Dayton Faraco shot a 102, and Miner teammates Amanda Burbridge (119), Megan Hillard (121) and Ashley Hansen (126) contributed to the team score. Becky Hindt added a 132 for NU, who will host Placer today at Alta Sierra.


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