FLC tennis sweeps Sierra
Forest Lake Christian’s tennis team opened its season with a dominating performance over Golden Sierra of Garden Valley, winning all of its matches in a 9-0 victory.
In girls singles action, Jeanee Gonet defeated Heather Tice 6-0, 6-0. Jessica Will beat Regina Lee 6-1, 6-1.
In boys singles, Kevin VanStreefkerk won 6-4, 6-2 and Nick Coibion outlasted Matt Kent-Ahern 3-6, 6-0, 6-1.
Girls doubles saw Chelsea Hawkinson and Megan Wieczorek beat Yana DeLange and Jen Wilson 10-2. Chelsea Hanson and Brenna Vossmeyer defeated Jade Keehne and Courtney Canady 10-0.
The boys doubles team of Andrew Hawkinson and Mark Huntsinger beat the combo of Micah Jones and Sonny Harmons 10-1.
In mixed doubles, the duo of Ali Robinson and Matt Rose defeated Amanda Robinson and Doi DeLange 10-1.
Forest Lake Christian 6, Colfax 3
The Forest Lake Christian baseball team played its first game of the season at Colfax Friday afternoon, winning 6-3.
Michael Weiss pitched four strong innings, recording eight strikeouts. Joe Martin also pitched for the Falcons.
Kris Nunn was the offensive hero for the Falcons, going 2 for 4 and collecting three RBIs on a base-clearing triple in the fifth for the game-winning hit.
“We played good solid defense and our hitting was strong for the first game of the season,” said FLC head coach Phil Sparling.
Forest Lake Christian will next put on the spikes for the Modesto Christian Tournament, Thursday March 3 through Saturday March 5.
Nevada Union 39
Duwaine Ganskie said his 10th-seeded Nevada Union Miners got the shot they wanted, but Caroline Reeves’ potential game-tying three-pointer rimmed out at the buzzer Thursday night, leaving NU varsity girls on the short end of a 42-39 first-round playoff matchup at Napa.
“She had an open look – and looked like it was on line – but it was just a little long,” said Ganskie, whose Miners finished with a 17-11 overall record in his first season at the helm. “It was just one of those nights, where we kind of struggled to score.
“You know, when you do the job defensively in someone else’s gym, you’ve still got to score. In this case, we at least had to get 43 points.”
Junior Heather Gore led the Miners with 15 points, while Reeves, a freshman, finished with 10 against the host and seventh-seeded Indians (24-4).
The Miners, who shared the Metro Conference championship with Yuba City with a 10-2 league record, saw a substantial amount of growth down the stretch of the season, Ganskie said.
After suffering a 57-43 loss at Yuba City on Jan. 26, the Miners rolled off six straight league victories to finish in a flourish.
“I think it was a fantastic finish,” Ganskie said. “Going undefeated in the second round (of Metro action), beating quality teams like McClatchy, Kennedy and then to beat Yuba City – clearly the best team in our league – with all of that on the line … I think that’s a tribute to our kids’ ability to pick themselves up after some early season struggles.”
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