Local Roundup: Miller medals in dual meet
Christina Miller continued to take the lead for Nevada Union’s golf team Monday, earning the medalist honors in a Sierra Foothill League dual meet with Granite Bay.
Using their scores from the front nine at Diamond Oaks Monday, the Miners and Grizzlies made up a previously scheduled match during an 18-hole Sierra Foothill League tournament. The team scoring for NU on the day wasn’t as strong as Miller’s performance.
The Miners fell to Granite Bay 259-287 on the front nine and then finished last in the overall league tournament. Del Oro won the team title with a 469, while Nevada Union finished with a 599.
Miller’s front nine score of 47 was tops in the dual meet and her 18-hole round of 93, on the par 73 course, was good enough to tie for fifth place in the overall SFL tournament. Tess Ely also had solid front nine for the Miners, shooting 55.
NU returns to action today, hosting Del Oro in a 3:30 p.m. match at Alta Sierra Country Club.
Miners win four of six
Nevada Union’s varsity girls water polo team has won four of its past six matches, including a 3-2 record in the Woodcreek Invitational Tournament over the weekend.
After opening with back-to-back losses to Benicia (5-3) and Reno (14-4), NU roared back on Saturday with three straight victories over Rodriguez (11-2), St. Mary’s (7-4) and Fairfield (6-4).
“We probably had the hardest bracket in the tournament,” said NU coach Jeff Kirkpatrick. “The next day we won all three games in the consolation bracket and took 17th overall.”
Chloe Sherry led NU with nine goals over the weekend, while Joceline Rapp had seven and Megan Kern had three goals. Shiloh Fish, Kalie Huff and Molly Wooden each had two goals for Nevada Union.
NU’s varsity team also scored a 15-9 win over Whitney on Thursday, thanks to three goals from Rapp. Aubry Costa, Annie Dunne, Justina Dunne and Amanda Ratto each had two goals in the victory for the Miners.
The Miners’ junior varsity also defeated Whitney, 6-3, Thursday. Becca Shaw had three goals, while Taylor Bowen had two.
Miners score one win at Mitty Invite
After opening with a four-game victory over Christian Brothers in Friday’s first round of the Archbishop Mitty Invitational in San Jose, Nevada Union’s varsity volleyball suffered three straight setbacks.
“For the whole tournament our serve-receive was a little bit weaker than it had been. All season we’ve been getting more aces than we’ve been giving up,” said NU coach Bob Rogers. “It was better competition, so that was part of it. But I also think part of it was we weren’t focused.”
NU fell to Harvard Westlake of Southern California 25-21, 25-20, 25-19. That same team then turned around to top the nation’s No. 1-ranked team, and tournament host, Archbishop Mitty in three games Saturday.
Nevada Union dropped a tight match with St. Francis (Sacramento) 26-24, 27-25,
25-21 and also lost to Cardinal Gibbons, of North Carolina, in four games. That team, Rogers said, featured two 6-foot, 5-inch Division I recruits.
Frosh: Bear River 27, Marysville 8
Bear River’s freshman team rolled in its final tune-up prior to this week’s Pioneer Valley League opener, downing visiting Marysville 27-8 Thursday.
Bear River built a 21-0 lead in the first half, thanks to a Sean O’Brien touchdown run and an interception returned 77 yards by Sam Houston. The Bruins also got on the board with a 4-yard touchdown pass from Joe Levelle to Corey Peirce. Jacob Robinson added a 23-yard touchdown tote in the fourth quarter.
Bear River’s defense was led by Michael Wirth’s eight tackles in the game, while O’Brien had seven tackles and a sack. Peirce had five stops, including two sacks, while Houston also had seven tackles. Joey Reina had six stops, while Garrett Keck had five tackles.
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