Falcons outshoot Valley Christian
Forest Lake Christian teed off the golf season with a solid win over Valley Christian Thursday.
The Falcons shot a team score of 216 on the par-35 Lake of the Pines course. Valley Christian shot 281.
Jason Farnum was the medalist with a one-under-par score of 34.
David Hicks carded a 37. Brian Zard shot 45. Nick Brown (47), Mike Hitchcock (53), and Ryan Rosene (55) rounded out the Falcons scoring.
Forest Lake plays again today at LOP at 3 p.m.
FLC soccer gets win
The Forest Lake kept their early-season girls soccer record unblemished with a 4-2 win over Placer.
Forest Lake’s Lauren Clough planted two shots in the goal in the game.
The Falcon’s first score came at the 14-minute mark in the first half on a Clough goal. Forest Lake scored again at the 20-minute mark on an Amanda Cedarloff goal.
Placer put a score on the board late in the first half.
Clough struck again in the first minute of the second half and Brittany Gilfillan scored at nine minutes on a penalty kick.
NU track starts well
Nevada Union had several varsity winners when they dusted off their cleats at a four-team meet Wednesday at Placer High.
Ryder Heidelberger won the 100-meter run with a time of 10.6 seconds.
Michael Davies won the triple jump with a distance of 43-feet, 6-inches. Steven Conrad took the long jump with a distance of 20-11.
The boys 1600-meter relay won their competition, posting a time of 3:34.1. The varsity girls won the 1600 relay with a time of 4:17.3.
Sara Heidelberger had a winning time of 13.4 in the 100. Lauren Zealear won the 400 in 60.3. Sara Prout won both the high and low hurdles for the Miners.
Nevada Union hits the track again on Saturday.
NU notches softball victory in opener
Amanda Poteet struck out five and Megan Hopkins drove in the game winning run as the host Nevada Union softball team won its preseason opener with 6-4 decision over Colfax Thursday.
Colfax was up 4-2 after four and a half innings when NU mounted a charge.
With one out and the bases loaded, Laria Blodgett brought the game even with a two-run double. Hopkins drove in the game winner with a single to left-center in NU’s next at-bat.
Poteet, a sophomore, had a double and scored two runs. Laria Blodgett had a double and scored once.
Kaci Farrell scored twice for the Lady Miners. Rene Mendonza also scored.
NU’s junior varsity won 23-2.
Bear River golfers lose to Del Oro
The Bear River boys golf team lost 216-210 to host Del Oro at Turkey Creek G.C. in Lincoln Thursday.
Del Oro’s Garrett Pon took medalist honors with a one-over-par 37.
Bear Rivers Ben Honey took third with a 41.
Steve Chan and Ryan Heuseveldt each tied for fourth with 42s. Tom Eisenhower took sixth with a 44.
The Bruins will host Placer 3:15 p.m. Tuesday at LOP.
FLC tennis falls
The news wasn’t all bad for the Forest Lake Christian tennis team in its 8-1 loss to host Mesa Verde of Citrus Heights Thursday.
FLC’s No.2 boys doubles team of Andrew Hockinson and Scott Tracy squeaked out a 10-8 win over Skyler Sutton and Justin Quesada.
“Their win was really big. They’re both sophomores and they played a couple of seniors who were at least eight inches taller than them,” Falcon (0-3 overall, 0-1 Golden Empire League) head coach Steve Robinson said. “They played extremely well even in though it was a difficult day for tennis.”
In boys singles, FLC’s No.1 Josh Lehmer was defeated by Darrin Mink, 6-4, 6-3; No. 2 Chris Kerstan lost to Mark Blakeman, 6-4, 6-1.
In girls singles, Malia Rose lost to Rebecca Deane-Alviso, 6-2, 6-4; No.2 Kathleen Donovan was defeated by Amber Dalke, 6-1, 6-1.
In boys doubles, FLC’s No.1 team of Nick Skibinski and Mark Koch lost to Paul Krenzler and Geoan Nguyen, 10-4. In girls doubles, the No.1 team of Amy Lenhart and Halley Booker was defeated by Jessica Barkert and Kelley Brynsky, 10-3; the No.2 team of Emily Hall and Jessica Lee lost to Krista Nelson and Ruthie Pilky, 10-0.
In mixed doubles, Brian Lee and Kristine Donovan were defeated by Mesa Verde’s Quentin Prillwitz and Erin Parry, 8-0.
Miles Holland tallied a team-high 25 kills and Mike Feagans totaled 34 assists as the Nevada Union boys volleyball team beat host Granite Bay 15-4, 12-15, 15-7, 15-4 Thursday.
NU moves to 3-0 with the win.
NU’s Justin Jensen was second in kills with 16 and tied Peter Sewell for the team lead in digs with six.
Tucker Thiesing led the Miner defense with four blocks. Sean Erion served a team-high four aces.
The Miners will compete in the Davis Tournament Saturday.
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