Local Roundup: Bruin snowboarders give it all
When members of Bear River’s snowboarding team went to the 2008 state championships at Northstar-At Tahoe earlier this week, it was no fluke.
The team took four players: senior Robby Stoddard, junior Daniel Price, sophomore Bren Schenk and freshman Jennifer Marso.
Each of them held their own among 34 California schools and more than 246 competitors – racing with freestyle snowboards rather than commonly used race boards and hard boots.
Schenk placed 48th in giant slalom and 37th in slalom. Stoddard took 50th in giant slalom and 25th in slalom while Price took 63rd in giant slalom and 64th in slalom.
The boys’ combine times ranked them 16th in the state competition.
Marso, riding as the only girl, earned a 72nd in giant slalom and 62 in slalom.
Junior Matt Davidson attended the event as an alternate while freshman Brittany Shields, who qualified, did not attend.
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The Miners wound up in extra inning while visitin McClatchey, but finished off their opponent with a bit of mustard left in the bottle.
NU’s Zander Zeisler came in relief in the bottom of the seventh inning with the game tied 2-2 to end a bases loaded threat, striking out the final batter. He then followed it by knocking in Kelecy Wirick, who had doubled, in the top of the eighth for the winning run.
The Miners scored again on a wild pitch to get the game’s final score, 4-2.
NU (1-2) plays Kennedy on Monday.
Bear River takes two
The Bruins took the first two games at the Jackson Tournament at Argonaut high school, totaling 31 runs in wins over Mira Posa and Foresthill high schools.
In a 9-0 win over Mira Posa to start the day, Kelly Shepard pitched five innings of play and gave up one hit, fanned 10 and walked another.
Katie Mathis went 3-for-3 with two RBIs.
The Bruins followed by slapping Foresthill around 22-2, with Mathis going 2-for-2 with a double and Sheppar going 3-for-4 with two homeruns.
The Bruins had 18 hits in the second game, which also vaulted the team into the championship part of the bracket, coach Duane Zauner said.
The team plays today at 9 a.m.
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