Chandler hit leads Bruins to victory
Dillon Chaney fanned 10 and Craig Chandler provided the late-game heroics as the host Bear River baseball team beat Woodcreek of Roseville 3-2 in extra innings Wednesday.
With the score tied at 2-2 and two outs in the bottom of the eighth, Chandler drove Matt Logue in from second on a bleeder to left center for the game-winner.
The win -Bear River’s sixth in its last seven games – keeps the Bruins (15-8 overall, 10-7 Sierra Foothill League) in playoff contention, two games behind second place Placer of Auburn.
“We need to win out and get a little help, but we’re still in it,” said Bruin head coach Mike Viola said.
Logue, who relieved Chaney in the eighth, struck one out in the win.
Joey Mar and Logue had a single each.
Bear River will host league leader Rocklin 4 p.m. Friday.
NU soccer loses
Nevada Union’s Mackenzie Murphy scored on a 75-yard past four defenders, but playoff-bound Bella Vista narrowly won the soccer match , 2-1, on a goal with less than a minute to play.
NU goalkeeper Jamee Pau added 14 saves for the Miners, which fall to 6-10-1 overall, 2-8-1 in defeat.
FLC tennis loses
Malia Rose won her fifth singles match of the season and the freshman duo of Scott Tracy and Kristie Donovan nabbed a mixed doubles win in the Forest Lake Christian coed tennis team’s 7-2 loss to Golden Sierra of Garden Valley at the Lake of the Pines Tuesday.
Rose defeated Kaddi Derschewsky 7-6 (7-4), 6-2 at No.1 singles. Tracy and Donovan topped Kyle Davies and Heather Radmanich 10-4 in the pro points scoring system.
Gymnast places at Junior Nationals
Grass Valley gymnast Sarah Jane O’Neal turned in the performance of her career with a seventh-place all around finish at the USA Gymnastics Junior Nationals in Rapid City, South Dakota Saturday.
O’Neal, a freshman at Bear River, won the vault (9.4) and totaled a 9.225 on the balance beam en route to a combined score of 36.650 in the Level 9 all around.O’Neal scored a 9.25 on the floor exercise and 8.8 on the balance beam.
Junior Golf Clinic
The Nevada County Country Club will host its annual junior golf clinic June 17-19.
The clinic, which is open to duffers aged 8-17, will offer instruction in the swing, chipping, pitching, putting and golf etiquette taught by past and present PGA professionals.
The entry fee is $10. The deadline for registration is June 10. The clinic is limited to 100 golfers, so the NCCC recommends prospective participants sign up early.
Contact the NCCC at 273-6436 for more information.
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New season. New co-head coaches. Same expectations.