Local Roundup: Miners hole out with first golf win
Christina Miller shot a 46 to lead the way and two other Miners shot career-best rounds Monday at Alta Sierra Country Club, as Nevada Union nailed down its first golf victory of the season with a 285-289 win over Oakmont.
“The girls are very excited,” said NU coach Hank Davidson. “It was an outstanding effort on their part. There were smiles on the ninth hole for a change.”
Keri Lozier and Haley Shadburne shot their best rounds, 57 and 58, respectively, while Alex Gregory and Victoria McKenzie each shot a 62 on the par 36 course.
Nevada Union is back action today, facing Rocklin at Whitney Oaks.
Del Oro 8, NU 1
Kayla Allen scored the lone victory for the Miners Monday, as NU fell to Sierra Foothill League foe Del Oro 8-1.
Allen won her No. 3 singles match by a 6-3, 6-2 score, while Maddie Messer fell in two tough sets, 7-5, 6-4, at No. 5 singles.
Despite dropping their matches, NU’s No. 2 doubles team of April DeMartini and Haley Croft (6-2, 6-3), along with the No. 3 team of Brittany Blake and Dana Bowen (6-2, 6-4), drew praise for their play.
“In general, our doubles teams played strong, so that was encouraging,” said NU coach Mike Blake.
NU is back on the court today at Granite Bay.
Bruins claim Bear River Invite
The Bear River freshman girls volleyball team won the championship match at the Bear River Invitational tournament they hosted Saturday.
The Bruins came from five points down to defeat Placer 25-22 in game two of the final, after winning the first game 25-20.
The Lady Bruins played their best ball when they needed it most, winning critical rallies to close out the match.
The team has also won all six of its Pioneer Valley League matches, compiling a 12-1 record overall.
The Lady Bruins defeated Colfax at home Monday, winning 25-19 and 25-14.
Frosh: Inderkum 28, NU 27
The Nevada Union Miners freshman football team lost for the first time this season on Thursday at the hands of the Inderkum Tigers, 28-27.
The Tigers muffed the opening kick and it was recovered by Miner Jan Casarez. Nevada Union was unable to capitalize on the turnover, but did get on the scoreboard first with a 4-yard run by Josh Cena, after the Tigers had a punt snap sail over their punter’s head. The Tigers responded with a touchdown after a long sustained drive. The two-point conversion attempt was stopped by Miner Taylor Barney.
Nevada Union scored again on a 7-yard run by Tyler Prince. The Tigers answered this feat with a 60-yard touchdown, but again, the extra point failed. At the close of the first half, Cena intercepted an errant pass to keep the Miners in front by 14-12 at the break. Cena found the end zone early in the third quarter, with a 3-yard run set up by a 36-yard pass from Brock Kraus to tight end Max Talbott.
Once again, the Tigers responded with a touchdown to bring the score to 21-20 entering the fourth quarter. Nevada Union pounded out four first downs that ended with a Prince 15-yard touchdown, leaving only four minutes left in the contest. The extra point was missed, and left the Miners up 27-20. It was more than enough time as the Tigers drove straight down the field to score with just under two minutes left. The Tigers were successful on their two-point conversion to take their first lead of the game at a score of 28-27.
Frosh: Whitney 22, Bear River 7
The Bear River freshman team opened its Pioneer Valley League season with a 22-7 loss to Whitney Thursday.
The game was a battle in the first half, as Whitney struck first, scoring on a 80-yard sweep around the left for a touchdown.
Bear River took advantage of a bad snap to the Whitney punter and followed up with a 20-yard touchdown drive capped by a Sean O’Brien physically run over Whitney linebacker to bust through the goal line for Bear River’s only score.
Whitney ran the ball 34 times, with six of the runs totaling 210 yards.
Corey Pierce led the Bruins’ rushing attack with 13 carries for 71 yards, while O’Brien added 29 yards on three rushes. Sam Houston led the Bruins defense with 11 tackles. O’Brien had nine tackles, including eight solo stops. Zach Welz had five tackles for Bear River. Jeremy Pitts had three tackles, including two for a loss, and Niklolas Delgado had four tackles, including one for a loss.
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It’s just good to be back playing.