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Bruins get girls victory

The Bear River girls swim team made it two straight with its 119-40 win over host Oakmont Friday.

Bear River’s boys (0-2) grabbed five first place finishes, but fell 91-52.



Kellyn Loehr, Niki Picchi and April Saltenburger led the way for the girls with two individual wins each.




Loehr snagged wins in the 200-meter freestyle (2 minutes, 12.19 seconds) and the 100 butterfly (1:10.72). Picchi won the 50 freestyle with a time of 28.01 and the 100 freestyle (1:01.37).

Saltenburger won the 200 individual medley (2:34.38) and the 500 freestyle with a time of 5:39.40.

Julie Fry (100 backstroke, 1:27.40) and Sara Billingmeier (100 breaststroke, 1:27.43) rounded out the Lady Bruins’ individual winners.

Fry, Loehr, Tamron Stuber and Picchi won the 200 medley relay with a time of 2:06.82.

Loehr, Picchi, Saltenburger and Stuber clocked a 1:52.61 to take first in the 200 freestyle relay. Bear River’s 400 freestyle medley team of Chelsea Sharon, Fry, Stephanie Martin and Taylor Drew also won.

For the boys, Adam Sweet placed first in the 200 individual medley (2:20.59) and 100 backstroke (1:06.15).

Dustin Welch won the 200 freestyle with a time of 57.04.

Bear River’s 200 medley relay team of Sweet, Jake Koontz, Welch and Morgan Loehr took first with a time of 1:55.81.

Loehr, Seth Boas, Sweet and Welch turned in a 1:48.34 for a win in the 200 freestyle relay.

Bear River will compete at Granite Bay Friday.

Miners wrap up tie

Nevada Union’s soccer team battled host Casa Roble to a scoreless tie Friday afternoon in Capital Athletic League play.

With the tie, NU’s record becomes 0-1-1 in the CAL, 2-2-1 overall.

“That is probably a team we should tie,” NU coach Mike Voss said. “They are a little better than we are, but our defense just keeps us in every game.”

The Rams outshot the Miners, 14-5, but Miner netminder Jamee Pau turned back nine solid goal opportunities to preserve the tie.

Lady Bruins will face No. 1 seed on the NorCal hardwood

One down, two to go.

The unseeded Bear River girls basketball team took its first step toward a fourth NorCal State Championship and first since 1996 with a 42-20 first round upset win over No.4 Enterprise in Redding three days ago.

The Lady Bruins (25-8 overall) will face an even bigger challenge when they suit up against North Coast Section champs and the bracket’s top-seed, Miramonte in tonight’s semifinal.

The Lady Matadors (27-3) beat opponents in its section tournament by an average of 20 points, but were tested in a 59-48 first round NorCal win over unseeded Presentation of San Jose Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.

Weiss chalks up a no-hitter for FLC

Michael Weiss struck out five in a complete-game no-hitter in the nightcap as the Forest Lake Christian baseball team split in the Modesto Christian baseball tournament Friday.

The Falcons (3-2 overall) lost 10-4 to Escalon in the early game, then rode the freshman coattails in a 10-0 win over Stockton Christian.

FLC tallied five hits and committed two errors in the loss to the Cougars.

Jimmy Wagner went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBI. Matt Lockhart had a double. Casey Hobbs and Joe Martin each had singles.

Weiss had a sacrifice fly and a RBI.

In game two, Lockhart and Wagner each went 2-for-4 and drove in two runs. Aaron Christal had a single and two RBIs. Weiss and Joel Baker each had a single a drove in a run. Hobbs and Jay Hobbs each had a single.

Miners notch 2-0 win

At Auburn, Nevada Union’s baseball team defeated Placer, 2-0.

Gary Daley earned the win, with nine strikeouts. Jason Snavely had two doubles, James Peak two RBI in the NU (2-1 overall) victory.


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