Local Roundup: Addition helps out Falcons
A late addition to the Forest Lake Christian roster helped the Falcons hole out at Haggin Oaks with a win Thursday in Central Valley Christian League play.
FLC coach Joel Meisenheimer had urged Johnny Umamoto to come out for the team earlier this year and on Thursday the Falcon made his coach glad to have landed the recruit last week.
Umamoto joined teammate Travis Stokes in shooting a 44 to help FLC to a 224-309 win against Victory Christian.
Maxx Mamula earned the meet’s medalist honors for the Falcons, leading the team with a 5-over-par 41. Justin Boatman shot a 45 and Chase Alexander finished with a 50.
“The last two times we shot 259 and 260-something,” Meisenheimer said. “This is a much easier course than our home course (at DarkHorse Golf Club), but I didn’t expect us to shoot this well. So it was a nice surprise.”
The Falcons (1-2 overall, 1-0 CVCL) host Woodland Christian Tuesday.
Bear River 214, El Dorado 236
Bear River shot its lowest round in three matches this season Thursday, downing Pioneer Valley League foe El Dorado at Lake of the Pines.
El Dorado’s Bo Lizarrago earned medalist honors with a 3-over-par 38. Bear River was led by Taylor Daniels and Greg Remillard, who each shot a 39.
Eddie Millington had a 42, while Hayden Lavelle and Brennen Southworth shot 47s.
“We’re getting better,” said Bruins coach Gayne Nakano. “That’s our lowest score this year, so far. In three matches, we’ve shot 229, 219 and 214.”
The Bruins, who have played all three matches at LOP, are home again Tuesday, hosting Mesa Verde.
Nevada Union 200, Del Oro 220
The Miners traveled to Turkey Creek Golf Course and returned home with a big victory.
D.J. Milligan and Gavin Butcher tied for medalist honors, both shooting a 3-over par 39. John Hyland and Travis Callison were right behind, both with 40s. Zach Leonard wrapped up with a 42.
“I’m impressed,” NU coach Hank Davidson said. “We shaved a stroke off our last time out and I’m very happy with the blanket scoring, getting everyone so close together.”
The Miners are now 2-1 in league, 3-1 overall heading into Monday’s Pleasant Valley Tournament in Chico.
Rio Linda 3, Bear River 0
Bear River’s varsity softball team fell for the first time this season Thursday in a 3-0 setback to visiting Rio Linda.
Bruins pitcher Brittany Ceo allowed just four hits in the game, but Rio Linda’s Alex Newman was even sharper this time out.
It took a seventh-inning single by Bear River’s Jenna Wermes to break up Newman’s bid for a no-hitter.
“It was just one of those games where we didn’t come with our A-game and they did,” said Bear River coach Duane Zauner. “We’ll battle back at Folsom.”
The Bruins (6-1) return to action Saturday in the Folsom Tournament, when they’ll face Rosemont in a 10:30 a.m. game. Bear River will also play Calaveras at 1:30 p.m. and Monterey Trail at 3 p.m.
Bear River 7, Lincoln 2
Garrett Gregory pulled out a marathon match at No. 1 singles to highlight Bear River’s 7-2 win against host Lincoln in Pioneer Valley League tennis Thursday.
Gregory, a senior at Bear River, won 7-6 (9-7), 5-7, 6-2.
“The first set was amazing with the tiebreaker, just nip and tuck the whole way,” said Bear River coach Jeff Carrow. “All the players and all the parents were watching. By that time, nothing else was going on. It was just a really exciting match.
“He’s got a great game going right now. He’s going to win a lot of matches.”
Tyler Chicourrat at No. 2 boys singles was a 6-3, 6-3 winner, while Marie Paquin won at No. 1 girls singles for the Bruins by a 6-1, 3-6, 6-1 score.
Also for Bear River, at No. 1 boys doubles, Cameron Lewis and Patrick Miller won 10-3. Rick Fowler and Alex Fisher scored a 10-0 win at No. 2 boys doubles. Nicole Moore and Arianna Powell teamed up for a 10-8 win at No. 2 girls doubles. Neil Erickson and Emily Jacinto won 10-0 at mixed doubles.
The Bruins (1-1) host their next three matches, including Tuesday against El Dorado, March 22 against Placer and March 27 against Mesa Verde.
Lindhurst 5, Forest Lake Christian 4
After downing one of the Golden Empire League contenders on Wednesday by a 5-4 verdict, Forest Lake Christian fell to another by the same count Thursday.
Lindhurst, the defending league champ, scored wins in three of the four singles slots and both boys doubles categories for the victory.
“It was a matter of a few extra unforced errors in three of these matches that just didn’t go our way,” said FLC coach Steve Robinson.
Thomas Coibion won at No. 1 boys singles for FLC by a 6-2, 7-5 margin. The No. 1 girls doubles team of Torrey Haddad and Ali Robinson won 10-8, while the No. 2 girls team of Mia Sasaki and Jen Menary won 10-2.
Mike Trejo and Chelsea Hanson won at mixed doubles for the Falcons by a 10-6 score.
FLC (2-1) hosts Highlands at 2:30 p.m. today.
Del Oro 9, Nevada Union 0
Joey Schubert’s match was one of a pair of three-set matches for the Miners. Schubert, the No. 1 singles player, lost 6-2 in the third set.
At No. 4 singles, freshman K.J. Odgers fell 6-4 in the third set.
NU hosts Oakmont at 3 p.m. Tuesday.
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