Colfax claims double D-IV crowns |

Colfax claims double D-IV crowns

Colfax High School doubled its pleasure Saturday at Arco Arena, bringing home the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV championship in both boys and girls basketball.

The Falcon girls (17-14), which entered section play as the ninth seed, topped No. 2 seed Bret Harte 45-39 in the championship. Denise Sanchez scored a game-high 13 points for the champions.

Colfax’s boys team (20-9), the No. 3 seed, blew out fourth-seeded Lincoln 63-25 behind 17 points from Todd Baumgardner and 16 from Chris Pulver.

Among the 10 section hoops titles decided Friday and Saturday at Arco, the biggest shocker came in the Division I boys championship. Tenth-seeded Kennedy (Sacramento), which was co-champion of the Metro Conference championship with Nevada Union this season, knocked off No. 1 Sheldon – and Duke University recruit DeMarcus Nelson – 63-61 for the D-I crown.

Falcons find their foe

After claiming their second-straight SJS Division V title Friday, Forest Lake Christian’s girls basketball team learned Sunday who its first round foe will be in the NorCal State Championship Tournament.

FLC (27-4) earned a No. 2 seed for the tourney, which opens first-round action Tuesday. The Falcons will host Mercy (22-4) of Red Bluff and the Northern Section at 7 p.m.

Urban (30-1) of San Francisco and the North Coast Section earned the No. 1 seed.

NU’s Potter earns All-State honors

Nevada Union sophomore snowboarder Doug Potter took fourth in the CNISSF Championships’ Giant Slalom and fifth in the slalom in Mt. Shasta Wednesday to garner all-state honors.

Potter posted a combined time of one minute, 46.07 seconds in the GS and 1:32.23 slalom to lead the NU boys to a sixth-place finish and the Miners to fourth overall.

NU’s girls, who also took sixth, were led by Drew Kremple’s sixth-place finish (115.65) in the GS.

Bear River’s boys were eighth. The girls were 17th. The team took 13t overall.

For NU’s boys, Chris Potter was 18th (115.47) in the GS; Manel Machado was 72nd (133.54) in the GS and 25th (103.63) in the slalom.

Bear River was led by Luke LaRash’s 26th-place finish (118.89) in the GS and 13th-place finish (96.68) in the slalom.

Leif Nielsen took 35th (120.59) in the GS and 26th (103.89) in the slalom; Andrew Cosbie was 64th (129.72) in the GS; Jon Cosbie took 61st (113.02) in the slalom.

For the girls, NU’s Allison Martin was 19th (127.97) in the GS and 19th (112.42) in the slalom; Sara Graham w as 27th (129.46) in the GS and 36th (121.95) in the slalom; Kristen Glaze was 55th (140.39) in the GS and 37th (122.09) in the slalom.

Bear River was led by Kami Goodrow’s 38th-place finish (133.55) in the GS and 68th-place finish in the slalom.

Taraleigh Hoer was 54th (140.37) in the GS and 50th (132.12) in the slalom; Kristen Lawton was 67th (150.09) in the GS; Valerie Skinner took 64th (145.38) in the slalom.

NU drops home tilt

Nevada Union’s Jarad Van Matre hit a three-run home run, but it wasn’t enough in a 5-4 non-league loss to Del Campo (Fair Oaks) Saturday.

Brian Jordan went 2-3 for the Miners.

Kyle Brackett, who fanned four in three innings work, got the loss.

NU (0-3 overall) will host Jesuit (Carmichael) 3:30 p.m. Tuesday.

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