Local Roundup: FLC golf remains undefeated
In its closest match of the year, Forest Lake Christian’s golf team won 215-218 Thursday at Wild Wings Golf Course, home of Woodland Christian.
Christina Stockton led the Falcons (14-0, 15-0) with a 2-over par round of 38.
Matt Koch and Maxx Mamula each shot 43, Austin Rosene shot 45, and Jeremy Brown 46.
“We have a lot of people close to the same ability,” Forest Lake Christian coach Joel Meisenheimer said. “The other ones are similar; their scores are within six or eight. We’re very balanced this season.”
The match was the final of the regular season for the Falcons, who went undefeated for the first time under Meisenheimer’s five-year reign.
Forest Lake Christian plays Monday in the Central Valley Christian League tournament at Rio la Paz in Nicolaus.
Bear River 223, Whitney 267
Niall Conn shot a 4-over par round of 40 for medalist honors at Lincoln Hills Golf Course.
Nick Honey and Tyler Chicourrat each shot 43, Eric Brown 48, Greg Remillard 49 and Taylor Daniels 52.
The Bruins (8-3) play Monday at Diamond Oak Golf Course in the Pioneer Valley League tournament.
JV: Granite Bay 208,
Nevada Union 222
Granite Bay took a 14-shot victory in a matchup between unbeaten teams at Diamond Oaks golf Course in Roseville Wednesday.
Travis Callison shot 43 to lead the match. Also for the Miners, Sean Babin and Spencer Biersdorff both shot 44, Rich Benevento 45, while Zach Leonard and Drew Maier both shot 46.
Nevada Union 4, River Valley 0
Erica Goode scored twice for the Miners in their non-league game at NU (9-5).
Goode assisted Marinda Graham in the first score of the game, 36 minutes into the first half.
Goode was assisted by Graham for the second goal of the game just before halftime.
Christi Giuliani had an assist from Alana Migliardi for the third goal, and Goode beat three River Valley players down the right side of the field for the fourth.
Jocelyn Rapp contributed a solid game from midfield and on defense.
JV: Nevada Union 5, River Valley 0
April DeMartini, Kara Sether, Emily Spencer, Meg Story and Iris Vandermeer each scored in the Miners’ win.
Forest Lake Christian 4, Bradshaw Christian 2
Bradshaw Christian took an early 1-0 home lead in a game that Falcons coach Alane Burke expected to be no contest.
Burke had started second-string players, but quickly replaced them with the first string.
Forest Lake Christian still trailed 1-0 at halftime, but Kim D’Antonio tied the score with a goal 10 minutes into the second half.
Bradshaw Christian regained the lead at 2-1 before Shelby Lowe scored the Falcons’ second goal, assisted by Aubrey Stelzner.
Jessica Raskin, who gave Forest Lake Christian its first lead of the game, was assisted by Lowe.
Jillian Witzke scored the final goal of the game, unassisted.
Katie Fletcher had five saves for the Falcons.
“The defense was amazing,” Burke said.
Stelzner and Sarah Hodges had solid games according to Burke, as well as freshman Alaura Woody.
Today the Falcons (5-1-3) play at Vacaville Christian (5-1-2) in a battle for second place in the Central Valley Christian League.
FLC’s Campora wins league diving meet
Forest Lake Christian’s Nikka Campora won the Central Valley Christian League diving meet Wednesday at Rusch Park in Citrus Heights in a three-league meet.
She totaled a personal best score of 465.7, including a rare 9 on one of her dives. Thursday, Campora will compete in the Sac-Joaquin Section Diving Trials at Oakmont.
Forest Lake Christian 9, Sacramento Lutheran 8
The first five Falcon batters were walked in the bottom of the seventh inning, which Forest Lake Christian (4-2) entered trailing 8-6.
With a line drive to left-center field two batters later, Rebecca Farnum batted in two – the tying and the go-ahead runs – to give the Falcons the win.
The hit was Farnum’s only of the day.
Lauren Schrack counted three strikeouts while pitching the entire game for Forest Lake Christian. Sacramento Lutheran finished with eight hits.
No Falcon had multiple hits, but Jessica Lockhart, Lindsey Richert, Bethany Huusfeldt, and Julie Moore each had one. Lockhart and Richert each had RBIs.
Mira Loma 2 wins,
Bear River 0
Bear River lost both games in a double-header at Mira Loma.
Because of early mistakes in the first game, the Bruins lost 5-0, and because of late errors in the second they lost 4-1.
On four errors in the first inning of the first game, Mira Loma scored three runs.
Bear River’s only three hits in that game came by the bats of Kelly Shepard, who pitched the first six innings, Ashley Sawyer, and Jenna Wermes.
The Bruins lead 1-0 entering the seventh inning, but on two hits, two errors and a batter who was hit by a pitch, Mira Loma scored four runs.
“We definitely gave them the open door,” Bear River coach Duane Zauner said.
Between the last six innings of the first game and the first six of the second, the Bruins had no errors.
Bear River 8, Mesa Verde 1
Despite being out of the playoff hunt after Tuesday’s loss to Colfax, the Bruins (9-4) played almost perfectly at home in their final Pioneer Valley League match.
In boys singles, No. 1 Garrett Gregory won 6-2, 6-4, and No. 2 Cameron Lewis won 4-6, 6-4, 6-4.
In girls singles, No. 1 Miki Kono won 6-2, 6-2, and No. 2 Katherine Erickson won 6-2, 6-3.
The No. 2 boys doubles team of Alex Fischer and Andrew Thorpe won 10-7.
In girls doubles, the No. 1 team of Jasmine Davis and Marie Paquin won 10-3, and No. 2 Aleah Madsen and Ashley Lowe won 10-1.
Neil Erickson and Ashley Abba won 10-1 at No. 2 girls doubles.
The only loss came at No. 1 boys doubles, but it was close.
Rick Fowler and Pat Miller came back from 9-6 down to push a tiebreaker, but lost 7-5 in that.
Bear River plays Thursday and Friday in the PVL tournament, from which players advance to the section meet.
The singles tournament is Thursday and doubles is Friday. Both are at Johnson Ranch in Roseville.
Nevada Union wins
Players not acquainted with varsity action got a taste of it in the Miners’ non-league victory over River Valley, a team made of freshmen and sophomores.
The match was the final of the regular season for Nevada Union, which plays Monday in the Metro League singles tournament and Wednesday in the league’s doubles competition at Johnson Ranch.
Evan King made a rare appearance on the varsity court for the Miners, along with Curran Hamilton, Dan Parker, Evan Rosky and Kevan Varsky.
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