FLC beats Woodland, 3-0
Forest Lake Christian scored a key win in Central Valley Christian League volleyball action Friday, sweeping rival and league-leading Woodland Christian in three games.
The host Falcons topped the Cardinals 25-10, 25-18, 25-15.
Caitlin Hanson led FLC with 13 kills, while Tasha Haddad had nine kills on the night.
Jen Menary led the Falcons with 22 assists at the setter position.
FLC moved to 11-8 overall with the win, including a 5-2 mark in the CVCL. Woodland slipped to 12-10 and 5-2.
JV: FLC 2, Woodland Christian 1
Forest Lake Christian’s junior varsity squeezed out a CVCL victory over rival Woodland Christian two games to one Friday.
The Falcons fell 27-25 in game one but battled back to win the next two, 25-20, 15-9.
Katy Kyle served nine straight points in the third and deciding game.
FLC’s JV team improved to 12-3 overall and 7-1 in CVCL.
Frosh: Bear River 21, Placer 7
Bear River’s defense played a great first half holding Placer to four first downs, 56 yards rushing, and 31 passing yards, as the Bruin freshmen team scored a 21-7 win over Placer Thursday.
Also standing out in the defensive effort were Chris Carcido’s two interceptions, Zach Welz with an interception and Garrett Keck with a blocked punt and recovery.
Bear River’s offense was also in the spotlight, scoring in the first on a 9-yard pass from Joe Lavelle to Joey Reina. Lavelle followed up with a two-point conversion pass to Carcido to put Bear River up 8-0. Bear River scored again in the second quarter on a 51-yard scamper as a draw play landed Corey Pierce in the end zone. The half ended with Bear River up 14-0.
Bear River had yet another interception in the fourth quarter from Corey Pierce, as Placer headed down the field in an attempt to tie the game.
Bear River kept the ball on the ground most of the second half as the Bear River’s line of Garret Tungett, Michael Mascari, Craig Hackland, Alex Tostado, and David Beghetti had their way most of the night.
Bear River sealed the victory on a touchdown in the fourth from Sean O’Brien, as he powered in from three yards out with a little over a minute remaining in the game. O’Brien followed his line throughout the night and punished the defenders that got in his way as he gained 110 yards on 20 carries.
Bear River (3-2-1 overall, 1-1 PVL) plays at Mesa Verde at 4 p.m. Thursday.
Bruins compete in PVL meet
Bear River’s varsity girls cross country team moved up in the Pioneer Valley League rankings by placing third in Wednesday’s meet at Twelve Bridges behind Placer and Colfax.
Leading the Bruins was Denise Julian in seventh place with a time of 21:48. Eighth place went to Taylor Kimble in 21:51, while Seaera Moe was 16th (22:36) and Harla Moe 20th (23:27) . Also for the Bruins, Casey Vizenor was 21st, Nicole Tintle 27th and Ellie Pringle 32nd.
Bear River’s varsity boys competing were Josiah Georgeson (21:09), Calvin Van Burg (22:44), and Chad Fong (24:39).
David Giroux won the Frosh/Soph race with a time of 11:09. Also running in the Frosh/Soph division were Joey Lawson (13:24), Davis Blomquist (13:31), and Josh Brown (16:13).
Abby Grebe competed in the girls Frosh/Soph division and placed sixth with a time of 13:50.
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