Bruin softball swings on undefeated; NU swimmers take 2 meets
Bear River’s softball squad has come out swinging this spring while rolling to a 5-0 start to the season and in the process claimed the Argonaut Tournament in Jackson this weekend.
“We just had an outstanding weekend,” said Bear River coach Duane Zauner. “In 19 innings, we scored 31 runs, had 43 hits and we had 17 extra-base hits.”
It wasn’t all about offense, the Bruins also had stellar performances in the field. In four games, the Bruins committed just three errors, while Bear River pitchers allowed just one walk while throwing a pair of no-hitters.
Following up on Brittany Ceo’s no-hitter on Friday, Kelly Shepard did the same in Saturday’s championship game – a 7-0 win over Colfax. Shepard struck out six, while allowing no hits and no walks in five innings of work.
Courtney Ceo went 2-for-3 with a double, three stolen bases and two runs. Jenna Wermes was 2-for-3 with a double and 2 RBI, while Ashley Sawyer also doubled.
In a 5-0 win over Manteca on Saturday morning, Brittany Ceo picked up the shutout victory, striking out eight while allowing four hits and a walk.
Sawyer was 2-for-4 hitting with a double. Kathryn Rabak went 2-for-3 with a double and McGown went 2-for-3 with a home run. Wermes, who went 2-for-3 in the win, finished the tournament with eight hits and the Most Valuable Player award.
Brittany Ceo and Shepard were also named to the all-tourney team.
Bear River (5-0) travels to Union Mine Tuesday.
NU takes two Tokay meets
Nevada Union won both the boys and girls meets Saturday at the 13-team Tokay High School Relays, including four new meet records set by Miners.
“It was great,” said NU coach John Sultan. “We swam very well. The boys won five events and set three meet records and the girls won three events and also set a meet record.”
NU’s boys totaled 420 points, with Tokay second with 364, Ygnacio Valley third with 274, Lincoln (Stockton) fourth with 266 and Lodi fifth with 254.
Among the Miners’ meet records was the 500-yard freestyle relay team of Kyle Virva, Eric Wurster, Mason Martinez and Jason Cobb, who clocked a time of 4 minutes, 27.15 seconds.
NU’s Zach Humphreys, Elitt Golnik, Martinez and Virva also set a new meet mark in the 200 medley relay in 1:44.99.
Virva, Martinez, Golnik and Jason Tilly teamed up for a record-setting 4:00.43 in the 400 individual medley relay.
Nevada Union also won the 200 backstroke relay, with the team of Wurster, Tilly, Humphreys and Golnik finishing in 1:43.20. Martinez, Humphreys, Wurster and David Monroe comprised the winning 400 free relay team (3:37.56).
Nevada Union’s 402 team points earned the win in the girls meet, as Deer Valley was second with 382, Lincoln (Stockton) third with 374, Ygnacio Valley fourth with 372 and Lodi fifth with 370 points.
Setting a new meet record was NU’s 200 individual medley team of Colleen Heauser, Haley Porter, Shanna Stefani and Caitlin Lee, who clocked a time of 2:04.30.
The 150-yard free relay event, in which six swimmers swim 25 yards each, was also won by Nevada Union. Paige Herfurth, Becca Austermiller, Jamie Davis, Alysa Pattee, Miranda Kent and Stephanie Larson finished in 1:21.12.
NU’s 500 free relay team of Lee, Porter, Larson and Pattee won in 5:02.91.
Nevada Union’s swim teams compete at McClatchy Tuesday and at Yuba City Friday.
Falcons fall at Lincoln tourney
Forest Lake Christian’s soccer team fell in all three matches in which it competed during the Lincoln Tournament, but coach Ken Raskin saw reason for optimism.
“Our defense was great in all three games,” Raskin said.
On Friday, Woodland downed the Falcons 4-2, despite goals from FLC’s Jessica Raskin and Brandi Freeland.
On Saturday, Colfax topped FLC 3-1. Morgan Pomeroy scored a goal off an assist from FLC’s Logan Burke. Katie Fletcher had eight saves in goal for Forest Lake.
Also on Saturday, the Falcons fell to Dixon 1-0. Fletcher had eight saves in one half, while Pomeroy added six saves in goal after the intermission.
Raskin also praised the defensive play of Kim D’Antonio, Aubrey Stelzner, Chelsea McGirr, Katie Shore and Elyse Vierra.
FLC (2-4) hosts Faith Christian Tuesday.
Track & Field
Four Miners medal at GB Invite
Four Miners returned from the Granite Bay Invitational with medals in hand, as NU competed in the 21-team meet Saturday.
In the varsity boys division, Chase Dixon took second place in the 300 hurdles and fourth place in the 110 hurdles. Kemp Stanford finished third in the high jump, while Jeremy Adams was fifth in the 400 meters.
In the junior varsity girls division, Emma Ussat won the 400-meter run, took second in the 200 meters and the triple jump, while finishing fifth in the long jump.
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