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Falcons off to a good start

The Falcons may not have had a team last season, but Forest Lake was ready this year. The Falcons opened their season at home Tuesday with a 15-5 nonconference drubbing of Sacramento Lutheran.

Corbin Phillips pitched four strong innings of the five-inning game. Phillips struck out six and gave up just two hits and five runs, just two of which were earned. Phillips also went 3-for-3 from the plate with two doubles, 5 RBIs and four runs scored.

“He was on today,” coach Ron Phillips said. “He was chomping at the bit to play last year so he was really ready today.”

Matt Rose helped the cause going 3-for-3 with two doubles, four runs scored and an RBI while Chase Fiore was 4-for-4 from the plate with a triple, a double and 3 RBIs.

Davis 15, Nevada Union 1

A 10-run second inning set the stage for Davis Wednesday, as the Miners struggled on the mound in a 15-1 nonleague loss.

“We just had some trouble on the hill,” said NU coach Ted White.

The Miners surrendered eight walks and three more Blue Devils reached after being hit by pitches.

Dane Devogelaere drew the start and was replaced by Aaron Lane who threw 1 1/3 innings. Billy McElwain wrapped things up by throwing the final 1 2/3.

Kyler Caldwell led the Miners at the plate, going 2-for-2 on the day.

NU (0-2) hosts Yuba City at 3:30 p.m. Friday.

Frosh: Nevada Union 4, Davis 3

Daniel Charvoz picked up the win on the mound and added a 2-for-2 day at the plate, as Nevada Union’s freshmen won on the road at Davis Wednesday.

Matthew Blesio and Broghan Jantz each doubled and went 2-for-3 at the plate, while Jantz also drove in a run. Dillion Jones was 1-for-3 with an RBI, while Jordan Smith added an RBI double. Smith also secured the save, finishing things off on the mound.

NU, which downed Vacaville 8-6 on Monday and moves to 2-0 on the season, travels to Yuba City for a 7 p.m. game Friday.


Golden Sierra 2, Forest Lake Christian 1

Shelby Lowe scored the Falcons’ lone goal Wednesday as Forest Lake Christian fell to host Golden Sierra, a squad FLC had beaten two days earlier.

Golden Sierra got on the board first, netting a goal 15 minutes into the match for a 1-0 halftime lead. FLC struck back 10 minutes into the second half, but Golden Sierra added the game-winner with 15 minutes remaining.

“We took 12 shots on goal and that’s below what we normally take,” said FLC co-head coach Ken Raskin.

Elyse Vierra offered the assist on Lowe’s score.

The Falcons (2-1) were without goalkeeper Katie Fletcher, who was injured in a collision in Monday’s win. She expects to return Friday for the Lincoln Tournament, where the Falcons will open play against Dixon at 10 a.m. and match up with Colfax at 3 p.m.

Brandi Freeland was in goal for FLC Wednesday and had 10 saves between the pipes.


Forest Lake Christian 5, Golden Sierra 4

Forest Lake Christian won its first Golden Empire League game of the season with a 5-4 victory at Golden Sierra.

No. 1 girls singles player Megan Wieczorek downed Golden Sierra’s Carrie Nissen 6-0, 6-0 to lead the way. Forest Lake’s Jenny Johnson won her No. 2 singles match, downing Grizzlies player Evelyn Peterson 7-6 (10-8), 6-1.

In doubles action, Falcons Chelsea Hanson and Ali Robinson teamed up to drop Golden Sierra’s Courtney Cruikshank and Monica Juskaite 10-1 while No. 2 doubles team Sara Shackelford and Jen Menary beat Golden Sierra’s Shante DeMiguel and Amber Stone 10-4.

The boys were led by No. 2 doubles team Mike Trejo and Tony Nicosia, who defeated Golden Sierra’s David Canady and Kyle Massa 10-7.

Falcons coach Steve Robinson pointed to the play of his top two boys singles players – No. 1 Thomas Coibion and No. 2 Rob Magorian – who lost tough matches.

“Golden Sierra’s strength is its boys singles,” Robinson said. “Our boys hung in there with a great attitude and sportsmanship.”

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