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Falcons tie up soccer game, Bruin golfers win

Freshman Nick Martini scored early, but the Bear River boys soccer team gave up a goal late in a 1-1 home field tie with Forest Lake Christian Thursday. Forest Lake’s Stephen Jones tied it with his fifth goal of the year in the 78th minute.

Bear River (0-3-1 overall), which gave up four goals to Marysville, then seven to Placer of Auburn seven days ago, has worked out its defensive woes.

“We were playing baseball scores earlier in the season, these are soccer scores. I have been very pleased with their (recent efforts),” Bruin head coach Dave Molina said.

Bear River’s Andy Adams had 11 saves.

Bear River’s junior varsity got goals from four different players in a 4-0 win.

Matt Collins, Kyle Cochero, Jason Zandona and Jacob Murnam scored to give the Bruins their first win of the year.

Josh Orman had an assist. Peter Moore finished with six saves.

Bear River will open Pioneer Valley League play at Lincoln Tuesday.

Bruins win links matchup

Jessica Benzler won medalist honors and Liz Maurer carded a career-low 52 as the Bear River girls golf team beat Lincoln 301-331 in its Pioneer Valley League opener at the Lake of the Pines C.C. Thursday.

Benzler, a sophomore, finished with a 14-over-par 49 for her second individual win of the season.

Maurer topped her previous personal best by 15 strokes to finish second overall.

Nicole Scott shot a 67 to take sixth.

Emily Collins and Kim Hagen tied for eighth with 70s.

Bear River (1-1, 1-0 PVL) will play Oakmont of Roseville at Lincoln Hills G.C. Tuesday.

FLCS falls to


The Forest Lake Christian girls volleyball team fell 15-1, 15-7, 15-13 to visiting Sheldon of Sacramento Thursday.

Senior outside hitters Brynne Edwards and Leyna Allred tied for the team-high in kills with six. Edwards also had a ace.

Sheri Spangler had 11 assists.

Micah Violet finished with two blocks. Melody Bayless chipped in three kills.

FLC (1-4 overall) will play at Placer of Auburn 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Miners win on road

The Nevada Union girls volleyball team won its third match of the season with a 15-13, 15-0, 15-9 decision over host Union Mine of El Dorado Thursday.

“The first game was really tough. Union Mine played really well, but we were able to (get a couple of big) points down the stretch to pull it out,” Lady Miner head coach Bob Rogers said.

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