Bruins headed to subs
Bear River’s girls golf team finished second Monday in the final Pioneer Valley League meet at the par-71 Bartley Cavanaugh Golf Course in Sacramento.
The second-place finish qualified the Bruins to advance to next week’s sub-section meet.
Lincoln’s Mandy Kosmatin and Whitney’s Sue Choi each finished with a 90 for co-medalist honors.
Lincoln won the meet by shooting 494, with Bear River five strokes behind at 499.
Stacey Tudor led the Bruins with 94, followed by Ashlee Andrews (96), Stephanie Ursiny (99), Shasta Billings (105), and Katey Corippo (105).
The top two finishers from the PVL advance to the sub-section tournament Oct. 24 at Lockeford Springs Golf Course in Lodi.
“Everyone’s just going to have to play a little bit better,” Bear River coach Gayne Nakano said.
NU’s Miller advances
While Nevada Union’s girls golf team didn’t have enough players to compete as a team in the final Sierra Foothill League tournament of the season Monday at Rio La Paz Golf Club in Nicolaus, freshman Christina Miller earned one of six individual berths to the sub-section tournament.
“We’re proud of her for qualifying as a freshman this year,” NU assistant coach Hank Davidson said. “We think she has a good future in front of her. She’s got a lot of room for improvement.”
Anne Dunne shot a round of 131 for the Miners on the par-72 course, and teammate Victoria MacKenzie carded a 133.
Miller is back in action at 9 a.m. Monday at Lockeford Springs Golf Course in Lodi.
Rocklin, Woodcreek and Granite Bay advanced as teams from the SFL to the sub-section meet.
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A strong serving night helped launch Bear River’s varsity volleyball team to a 3-1 Pioneer Valley League win over visiting Lincoln Monday night, as the Bruins scored a 25-18, 25-9, 20-25, 25-13 victory and kept their hold on third place in league standings.
Lauren Juric led Bear River’s hitting attack with 12 kills and added six service aces, six digs and an assist. Christina Baker had eight kills, five digs, three blocks and an assist. Hayley Loehr had 10 digs, three kills and an ace for the Bruins.
Perhaps the highlights of the night, however, came at the service line. Elsie Bisnett helped lift Bear River to the large margin in game two, serving up 13-straight points behind the service line. Bethany Arnold also had a strong serving run, offering 12-straight points in game four. Kristen Bestelmeyer also had a big night behind the line, serving up the final three points of the match, including two aces.
The win moves Bear River to 13-9 overall and 5-3 in PVL play. Colfax currently holds first place with a 6-0 league mark, while Placer (6-1) sits in second place.
On Wednesday, Bear River travels to El Dorado, which entered Monday night in fourth place with a 3-3 PVL record.
Bear River’s junior varsity scored a 25-14, 25-17 win over Lincoln, keeping a firm hold on first place in league standings with a 7-1 mark.
Ussat takes 20th at Roughrider
Nevada Union’s Emma Ussat had the highest finish of any Miner Saturday at the Bella Vista Roughrider Invitational.
Ussat finished the five-kilometer course in 21 minutes, 36 seconds for 20th place.
In the boys’ race, Chris Greiner led NU by finishing in 18:47 for 21st place.
For all Nevada Union results, see Scoreboard on page B3.
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