Local Roundup: Defense keeps Nevada Union afloat in fourth-straight tie
Nevada Union pitched another soccer shutout Wednesday against Woodcreek in the Sierra Foothill League opener, but for the fourth straight match the Miners finished with a scoreless tie.
The Miners managed two shots on goal, while Woodcreek fired seven in the direction of NU goalkeeper Avery Vaughn.
“She had six saves and four of them were ‘Pelé-type’ saves. Unbelievable,” said NU coach Mike Voss. “She kept us in the game.”
The Miners (2-1-5 overall, 0-0-1 SFL) host Granite Bay Monday.
JV: Nevada Union 1,
Anna Rubio scored on an assist from Brenna Aydelott, providing NU with the lone goal as the Miners moved to 5-0 on the season.
Forest Lake 11, Sac Waldorf 1
Nine Falcons found the goal Wednesday, as Forest Lake scored at will over Sacramento Waldorf in an 11-1 Central Valley Christian League victory.
Logan Burke and Katie Shore each scored two goals, while Katelyn Seitz, Jessica Raskin, Christa Weissman, Kacie McGeary, Laura Ritchart, Lindsey Engbrecht and Jordan England each also scored.
“I’d say 99 percent of the game was us attacking,” said FLC co-head coach Ken Raskin.
Morghan Pomeroy had one save in goal for the Falcons, who improved to 1-6-2 overall and 1-0 in the CVCL.
Yuba City 10, Nevada Union 0
Nevada Union’s baseball team couldn’t get anything to go their way, losing Yuba City 10-0 after the Honkers blew up for a five-run fifth inning.
“We faced a pretty good left,” NU coach Ted White said. “An error in the third inning really hurt us.”
The Miners only managed one hit, a single by Will Havard.
Greg Heauser, who started on the mound for the Miners, threw pretty well in four innings pitched but the error in the third hurt his day, White said.
The Miners (1-1) play at McClatchy 3:30 p.m. Friday in Sacramento.
Track & Field
Miners fall hard to Woodcreek
Nevada Union’s girls track team had a tough time playing up a full Woodcreek squad Wednesday, while the boys team was edged after solid performances.
NU won the coveted 4×100 in 41.8 seconds with team leaders Cole Stanford, Alex Martinez, Kemp Stanford and Chase Dixon leading the way.
“Chase absolutely blew away his competition,” NU coach Jim Worthy said. “I mean, bye-bye. He is going to have a stellar year.”
Dixon went on to win the 110 hurdles in 15.1 seconds and 300 hurdles in 40.2 seconds.
Martinez took second in 100-meter dash in 11.8 seconds.
Kemp Stanford took first in the high jump, going up 6 feet. Devin Rowe took first in the shot put, shooting 44 feet, 3 inches and third in the discus going 93 feet, 9 inches.
Cole Stanford took first in the triple jump, spreading 41 feet, 81Ú2 inches. Chase Dixon took third.
The junior varsity boys also lost, but by a smaller margin – 71-68.
A highlight for the team was its win in the 4×400 relay, where Dan Heinz, Jonathan Greiner, Jacob Kirishian and Dominic Onac won by a margin of eight seconds, Worthy said.
Austin Hollicker won the discus and Connor Scott came in second for the Miners’ junior varsity.
Greiner also won the pole vault. Brock Kraus won the 200-meter dash in 24.6 seconds.
“The JV guys put in an awesome performance,” Worthy said.
San Juan 5, Forest Lake 4
Ali Robinson took her No. 1 singles match 6-3, 6-1 Wednesday, but FLC fell to San Juan 5-4.
Also scoring wins for the Falcons were Caitlin Hanson and Jen Menary, who teamed up for a 10-1 at No. 1 girls doubles. Amanda Timmerman and Courtney Turner took their No. 2 doubles match 10-0, while Bryan Butler and Kyle Drury scored a 10-0 win at No. 2 boys doubles.
Forest Lake Christian (1-4 overall, 0-3 Golden Empire League) travels to Marysville Tuesday.
JV: Nevada Union 228, Bella Vista 232
Freshman Eric Babin shot the low round of the day for Nevada Union’s junior varsity, as the Miners defeated Bella Vista 228-232 at Haggin Oaks to move to 4-0.
Juniors Chris Cope and James Ray shot 45 and 46, respectively, while sophomore Cody Brzezenski finished with 47.
JV: Nevada Union 15, Yuba City 0
Courtney Hoskin picked up the win for Nevada Union’s junior varsity, after striking out eight, walking one and allowing two hits in five innings of work, as NU pounded Yuba City 15-0 Wednesday.
Brianna Nicholson had a two-run home run, while Karli Harris had two doubles and three runs scored. Akasha Dykes went 1-for-3 for Nevada Union, which improved to 1-1 overall.
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