Falcon player pulls trick out of hat
Samantha Van Winkle hit the back of the net three times as the Forest Lake Christian girls soccer team beat host Golden Sierra 8-0 in Golden Valley Monday.
The win moves FLC to 4-0.
Katelyn Gilfillan put the Lady Falcons on the board in the 11th minute of the first half on a pass from Lauren Clough. Van Winkle and Amanda Cedarloff added goals in the 19th and 37th minutes, respectively, to give the visitors a 3-0 lead.
Despite the big halftime margin, FLC head coach Coleen Winans wanted more.
“We didn’t do too well in the beginning. They weren’t playing as intensely as I knew they could. But after about 20 minutes, they (got on track),” she said.
Van Winkle opened the second half scoring with an unassisted goal in the ninth minute. Brittany Gilfillan scored her team-leading fifth goal of the season seven minutes later.
Clough and Emily Boddorf also scored in the win.
Amber Harman tallied 17 saves in goal for FLC.
FLC will play at Del Oro 4 p.m. Wednesday.
BR opens with win
Keith Roberts went 2-for-5 with four RBIs and a double to lead the Bear River baseball team to a 8-5 season-opening win over host Golden Sierra of Garden Valley Monday.
Seth Miller, who went 2-for-3 at the plate and scored two runs, struck out two for the win. Dillon Chaney got the save.
The hosts took a 1-0 lead after two complete, but the Bruin bats came alive for eight runs in three straight innings.
Bruin head coach Mike Viola, whose team tallied 13 hits, said the score shouldn’t have been that close.
“We left 11 runners on base, and that really hurt us. We had runners on second on third base with one out in four innings, but we’d hit the ball right to them,” he said.
Chris Nyholm went 3-for-4 in the win.
Joey Mar and Nick LaRash each went 2-for-4 and scored two runs. Brian Hart went 2-for-3.
Bear River (1-0) will host Truckee 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.
NU soccer shuts out Marysville
The Nevada Union girls soccer team tucked four goals into their belts and came home from Marysville with a 4-0 win.
Nicole Flores put the first goal on the board, burying a shot at the 29-minute mark. Katie Farlee had the assist.
Katy Storck scored shortly after to put NU up 2-0 at the end of the half.
Meredith Ely scored on the assist from Mackenzie Murphy in the second half, and then Flores scored again on another Murphy assist to tie up the game.
Freshman Courtney Pacquin had a strong game at midfield.
The Miners are now 2-1.
Miners win 20-team track meet
Nevada Union’s track and field team won the 20-team Metro Relays Saturday at Hughes Stadium in Sacramento.
Thor Juell, Ryder Heidelberger, Andrew Meyers and Chris Sheridan combined to win the 400 relay with a time of 43.1. The 800 relay team of Steven Conrad, Heidelberger, Juell and Sheridan won their event as well, with a time of 1:32.6.
In the girls relay events, Lauren Zealear, Sarah Prout, Sarah Heidelberger, Jessica Lorson combined to win the 800 relay with a time of 1:48.7. Lorson ran her leg of the relay in a blazing time of under 26 seconds. The quartet combined again to win the sprint medley with a time of 1:53.5.
Prout, Mae Valdes, Ivey Dawson and Kayla Dennis combined to win the 65 shuttle hurdles competition with a time of 40.4.
In the combined boys triple jump, Thor Juell, Michael Davies and Kjell Davila took first with 120.5 feet, while Juell, Conrad and Brandon King combined to win the long jump by combining for 59.5 feet.
Jake Clinton, Davila and Davies totaled 17 feet, eight inches on the way to a first-place combined score in the high jump.
Among some of the other performances, Sara Heidelberger ran the 100 meters in 13.4, Zealear completed the 400 in 60.3, and Prout took first in both the high and low hurdles.
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