Falcons throttle Cristo Rey in nonleague duel
Forest Lake Christian’s soccer squad dominated visiting Cristo Rey in such strong fashion that the Falcons had the game well in hand by halftime with a 5-1 lead that eventually ended in a 7-1 nonleague victory Monday.
Senior Christa Weisman scored a goal and set up four others with assists, as the Falcons capitalized on their 25 shots on goal for the afternoon.
“We pretty much controlled the whole field,” FLC coach Trenton Moll said.
Kaylee Lommori and Kacie McGeary each had two goals in the win, while Katelyn Seitz and Morghan Pomeroy each also scored in the win.
Pomeroy, FLC’s starting keeper, saw action all across the field in the second half, as Moll turned to Staci Ryan and Stephanie Herron in goal after the break.
The Falcons (3-5-1 overall, 1-0 in the Central Valley Christian League) return to CVCL action Thursday, traveling to Woodland Christian.
Bear River takes Argonaut title
The Lady Bruins claimed their fourth straight victory and the 11th annual Jackson Lions Club Dandelion Days Tournament title Saturday by scoring a 1-0 win over Escalon in a matchup of defending section champions.
Bruin senior Courtney Ceo was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player, while senior Katie Mathis and sophomore Erin Nichol earned all-tourney honors.
In a game that saw no errors by either team, the matchup was scoreless heading into the seventh inning, when Bear River broke up a perfect game bid by the Escalon pitcher.
Stephanie Ceo beat out an infield hit, despite a diving stab by the second baseman. Katie Mathis followed with a line drive down the left-field line to put runners at second and third with one out. Alyssa Reina then beat out a ground ball to shortstop to score Stephanie Ceo for the game (and tournament) winning run.
Bear River pitcher Erin Nichol totaled three strikeouts, while allowing one walk and one runner hit by a pitch.
The Lady Bruins defeated tourney host Argonaut 6-0 on Saturday morning to advance to the title game. Nichol struck out five in the win, while Halle Heath had a double for the Lady Bruins.
JV: Nevada Union splits double dip
Nevada Union’s junior varsity softball team took its season opener against Las Plumas Monday by a 5-4 count, before falling 12-6 in the second half of the twin bill.
In the opener, Reilly Gandell threw five innings, allowing one run while striking out five and walking two. Samantha Schultz pitched the final two frames, allowing three runs, on five hits, three walks and two strikeouts.
Taylor Mitchell went 2-for-3 and scored three runs, while Mariah Romero had a double and a run scored. Remington Maxwell, Sarah Bouchard and Kendall Clark each also singled.
In the loss, Maxwell and Racheal Olsen each went 2-for-4, while Jordan Graham was 2-for-2 with a double. Schultz drew the start, allowing nine runs on four hits and four walks, before Mikayla Strum allowed three runs on five hits and two walks with one strikeout in the final six innings.
NU (1-1) travels to Oakmont Wednesday.
Track and Field
Bruins continue to shine on track
Bear River sophomore Kendal Nielsen participated in the Bellarmine-Kiwanis Invitational K-Bell Track and Field Classic in San Jose on Saturday and had another strong showing.
Nielsen took place first in the 100 meters, clocking a 12.66 seconds; second in 200 with a time of 25.70; second in triple jump, with a leap of 35 feet, 10 inches; and fourth in long jump with a leap of 15’10”.
The Bruin distance runners competed in Shingle Springs on Friday at the Distance Extravaganza hosted by Union Mine High School.
Junior Breanne Mitchell took first place in both the 1,600 and 3,200 meter runs, while Harla Moe was second in the 800. Seaera Moe finished second in the 1,600.
C.J. Olsen claimed first place in the boys 800 meters, while Garrett Keck was third in the 1,600 meters.
Frosh: Nevada Union 7, El Camino 3
Ryan McCarthy pitched three scoreless innings to get Nevada Union’s freshmen off to a strong start in the season-opening victory, while Cameron Townsend, Travis Hansen and Jared Cook came on in relief.
NU totaled nine hits on the day, including a pair of 3-for-4 performances at the plate by Cook and Hansen.
NU (1-0) travels to Yuba City today.
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