Local Roundup: Miners come out swinging in opener
Spotting a 4-0 lead to El Camino after the first two innings of action, Nevada Union’s varsity baseball team responded with an eight-run rally in the third as the Miners opened their season with a 13-4 victory in six innings Tuesday.
“We started off pretty slow,” NU head coach Ted White said. “It was kind of ugly. We had three errors, they had a couple of hits and the next thing we knew we were down 4-0.
“I don’t think we liked that because we got fired up and put that eight-spot up there.”
After pulling even at 4-4 in the third frame, Dalton Covert brought home three more runs on a bases-loaded double.
That was all the offense NU’s pitchers would need to secure the win, as starter Zander Zeisler struck out eight, walked one and allowed two earned runs in 4 2/3 innings of work. Travis Custer came on in relief for the final 1 1/3 innings.
Justin Noxon had a two-run single for the Miners, while Will Havard had an RBI single and Custer added an RBI for NU.
Grant McGinnis drew White’s praise for a pair of defensive plays in left field, where he ran down one ball at the fence and another in the gap to end potential El Camino threats.
Nevada Union (1-0) travels to Yuba City at 3:30 p.m. today.
Forest Lake Christian 12,
Sac Country Day 1
FLC freshman Taylor Phillips picked up a complete-game victory in his first varsity start, allowing two hits and no earned runs while striking out eight, in a 12-1 win over Sacramento Country Day Monday.
Luke Taylor had three hits for the Falcons, while Corbin Phillips added two more.
Miners third in state
Nevada Union’s alpine ski team took third place in the California Nevada Interscholastic Ski and Snowboard Federation state finals Tuesday at Northstar-At-Tahoe.
Davis took the title with 1,382 team points, whileEl Dorado was secnd with 1,289 and NU third with 1,043.
Nevada Union was led by Skylar Luhon, who finished third overall.
The Central Division 2, in which theMiners compete, had a strong showing in the giant slalom with five skiers among the top 10 in the boys’ competition and six more among the top 10 women.
Luhon took fifth place in the giant slalom, while Scott Valentine was 25th for the Miners. Also placing were Dan Monroe (32nd), Blake Winters (42) and Chris Convis (43rd).
Finishing among the top 10 in th slalom for NU were Johnny Flannigan, who finished third, and Luhon, who took seventh. Alex Skinner was 37th for NU.
On the girls side, Marnie McDowell, a freshman was 19th in the giant slalom, while Marybeth Mondoc was 51st and Kendra Green was 54th.
McDowell finished 17thin in the girls slalom, while Mondoc was 38th.
“The kids did an awesome job this year,”said NU coach Ken Ramirez. “And our division just dominated.”
Nevada Union 3, Bear River 0
Four Miners helped hammer home kills Tuesday as the Nevada Union took care of county rival Bear River in three games, 25-9, 25-10, 25-15, and remained undefeated through six games.
“Tonight we were just kind of cruising,” said NU coach Marco Salcedo. “The hitting we have is phenomenal.”
Nick Cancilla led the way with seven kills, while Alex Bernadette had six. Cory George and Austin Schumacher each finished with four.
Tyler Salcedo had 25 assists and four service aces, while Pat McTighe had 20 serves on the night with two aces.
Nevada Union is back in action Thursday hosting Woodcreek at 6:30 p.m.
JV: Nevada Union 2, Bear River 0
Nevada Union’s junior varsity took its matchup with Bear River in two games, 25-9, 25-21, Tuesday.
Jeff Baldock led NU with 10 assists, while Peter McDonald had seven kills, Paris Hale had five digs and Austin Ramey had two aces.
NU hosts Woodcreek Thursday.
Bear River 218, Placer 226
Two Bruins shared co-medalist honors in Tuesday’s eight-stroke win over host Placer at the Ridge, as Bear River’s golf team got its season off to a strong start.
Niall Conn and Taylor Daniels each shot 40 to lead the way on the par 36 course.
“I think we did fine,” Bear River coach Gayne Nakano said. “The Ridge is a pretty tough golf course. It’s a good start for us and hopefully we will be improving throughout the year.”
Greg Remillard was right behind the meet medalists with a 41, while Anthony Ertola shot a 48 and Hayden Lavelle a 49. Eddie Millington carded a 51.
Bear River (1-0) faces Lincoln at the Lincoln Hills Club at 3 p.m. Thursday.
Faith Christian 227, Forest Lake Christian 288
Samantha Stockton shot a team-low 41 over nine holes at Peach Tree Country Club in Yuba City Tuesday, but her Forest Lake Falcons fell to Faith Christian 227-288.
Colby Shauls shot a 56 for FLC, while Andrew Baker and Spencer Lewis each had a 60. Zac Sidnam finished with a 61.
FLC (1-1) opens Central Valley Christian League action Tuesday against Sacramento Waldorf.
FLC faces Country Day
Forest Lake Christian took four doubles matches from Sacramento Country Day in high school tennis action Monday at Rio Del Oro Racquet Club.
Caitlin Hanson and Jen Menary teamed up to win 8-1 at the No. 1 girls doubles spot, while Amanda Timmerman and Courtney Turner took their No. 2 doubles match 8-2.
At No. 1 boys doubles, Troy Douglass and Colin Rafter teamed up for an 8-4 win, while Christy Johnson and Ashley Arrington were 8-0 winners in doubles action.
Nevada Union 0
Playing to their second-straight scoreless tie in two days, Nevada Union outshot Colfax 11-8 but couldn’t find the net Tuesday.
“We had a couple of good chances and they also had some,” NU coach Mike Voss said. “But we played better than (in Monday’s tie with Bear River).”
Michelle Horstman had a strong game at center halfback, Voss said, while Abby Velasquez was strong at outside defender.
NU (2-1-4) is back in action today, hosting Woodcreek in the Miners’ Sierra Foothill League opener.
JV: Nevada Union 2, Colfax 1
NU’s junior varsity moved to 4-0 on the season with a win over Colfax Tuesday, thanks to goals from Melissa Horstman and Rachel Smith.
JV: Woodcreek 13,
Nevada Union 2
Nevada Union totaled three hits in a 13-2 loss to Woodcreek Tuesday in junior varsity action.
Akasha Dykes went 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored. Nicole Chan had a double and Courtney Paulus scored a run for the Miners.
Karly Harris struck out seven and allowed nine hits in six innings of work.
NU (0-1) hosts Yuba City today.
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