Bruins fall just short
The Bear River boys tennis team won two of three doubles matches and snagged a pair of singles wins but it wasn’t enough in a 5-4 home court loss to Granite Bay Tuesday.
Bear River’s (5-6 Sierra Foothill League) No.1 doubles team of Jacob Ells and Kevin Davis (5-7, 6-4, 6-3) along with the Bruin No.2 team of Nic Paolini and Andrew Tintle (1-6, 6-3, 6-4) each came back from a set down to take the win.
In singles, No.2 Chris Stafford went the distance in his 7-5, 7-6 win. Marc Moglen won his third straight match with a 6-4, 6-0 win in No.5 singles.
FLC downed on court
Malia Rose won her third singles tennis match of the season as the Forest Lake Christian coed tennis team dropped (0-9 overall, 0-7 Golden Empire League) a 7-1-1 decision to host Marysville Tuesday.
Rose defeated JoAnna Neahl 6-2, 6-0 in their No.1 singles duel.
“Her return of serve was really (effective) today. Along with the way she moved into the net and controlled the match,” FLC head coach Steve Robinson said.
NU softball tops Bella Vista
Nevada Union’s Kari Bauman pitched a complete game 4-hitter to lead the Miners to a 4-1 win over visiting Bella Vista Tuesday.
NU (8-14 overall, 2-4 Capital Athletic League) have now won three straight and four of its last five games.
Carly Dallago and Amanda Poteet each scored in the second inning for the Miners. In the sixth, Poteet scored when Darcy Hanson reached off an error. Mia Machado then knocked home Hanson with a single.
NU edges El Camino
NU pitcher Gary Daley got the final out of the night on a strikeout with the bases loaded to preserve the Miners 3-2 win over the Eagles at Nevada Union High School Tuesday.
Daley, who is now 6-1, threw a complete game 3-hitter, striking out six in the process.
NU (9-8 overall, 5-5 Capital Athletic League) scored in the second inning when Jason Snavely knocked in Evelio Fleitas, who had reached on an error. Later in the game, Brett Morgan singled and scored on a Will Lindsey triple. Lindsey then scored the Miners final run of the game on a wild pitch.
NU volleyball cruises
NU improved to 18-2 overall with a 15-2, 15-1, 15-4 victory over Kennedy at Nevada Union High School Tuesday.
Sam Corker had 20 assists, Miles Holland added 10 kills, and Russel Nuffer had six service aces to pace the Miners to victory.
BR gets VB win
Brad Greene tallied a team-high seven kills and Shane Pacillo handed out 12 assists as the Bear River boys volleyball team (8-7 overall, 4-3 Sierra Foothill League) beat host Roseville 15-8, 15-13, 15-6 Tuesday.
Pacillo also chipped in four kills. Matt MacDonald finished with three kills.
Jon Good had four assists. Steve Bestelmeyer and Matt Tofte had a block each. Tofte also had two kills.
BR softball falters
The Bear River softball team was in it late, but dropped a 5-1 decision to host Roseville Tuesday.
“The game was tied 1-1 going into the bottom of the fifth, then they scored three runs on a couple of squeeze plays. It was one of those days where we beat the rain, but lost the game,” Lady Bruin head coach Duane Zauner said.
FLC blasts Wilton
The Forest Lake Christian baseball team (13-5 overall, 5-2 Central Valley Christian League) tallied 21 hits in a 25-0 mercy-rule shortened win over host Wilton Christian Tuesday.
Aaron Christal, who went 3-for-4 with a triple and a team-high five RBIs, struck out six and gave up a hit in three innings on the mound. Jimmy Wagner fanned five in relief.
Matt Lockhart went 3-for-5 with a home run and three RBIs.
Nick Whittington went 4-for-5 with a pair of triples and four RBIs. Casey and Jay Hobbs went a combined 6-for-8 and totaled five RBIs in the win.
FLC cards victory
The Forest Lake Christian boys golf team upped its Central Valley Christian League mark to 7-0 with a 183-240 win over host Sacramento Lutheran at Champion Golf Links Tuesday.
FLC’s David Hicks carded a one-over-par 31 on the executive course to take first place.
Jason Farnum was right behind in second place with a 32.
NU gets links win
The Nevada Union boys golf team moved to one game under .500 in the Capital Athletic League with a 201-211 win over visiting Rio Americano of Sacramento at the Alta Sierra C.C. Tuesday.
Rio’s Mike Ostrich took medalist honors with an even par 36.
Erik Flores led the way for the hosts in second with a 37.
Pat Jorgensen (38) took third. Spencer Westcott and Cole Voors carded 41s each to finish tied for fourth.
NU (3-4 CAL) will host Del Campo of Fair Oaks Thursday.
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