Local Roundup: Miners place fifth in Division II golf tournament
Fighting winds gusting at more than 50 miles per hour at Lockeford Springs Golf Course Tuesday, Nevada Union’s varsity golf team fought to a fifth-place finish in its first appearance at the Sac-Joaquin Section Division II Tournament.
The Miners shot an 18-hole team score of 503, while Oak Ridge won the meet with a 468. Oak Ridge, along with fellow Capital Valley Conference teams Union Mine (470) and Christian Brothers (486), advances to next week’s Masters meet.
McClatchy (493) finished fourth, while NU’s Sierra Foothill League rivals Oakmont (509) and Del Oro (524) rounded out the team competition.
“I certainly would have like to qualify (for Masters), but the conditions and the other teams were tough,” NU coach Hank Davidson said. “Those three teams that qualified are good ones.”
Granite Bay freshman Paige Lee took top overall individual honors, shooting a 6-over-par 78.
Nevada Union was led by Chelsey Love’s 92 and Emilie Arnoldi’s 93. Christina Miller carded a 99, while Madeline Wagnecht shot 111 and Megan Arnett had a 113. Sydney Zink finished with a non-scoring 116.
“I want to think our future looks bright,” Davidson said. “But next year, we’re going to have to earn it all again.”
Bear River’s Brown takes 13th
Bear River senior Hannah Brown finished her high school career Monday by finishing 13th overall in the Division IV meet at Oakdale Country Club.
“It was a pretty tough course,” said Bear River coach Gayne Nakano. “There were scores as high as 161. She was 13th of 61 (golfers).”
Brown, who joined the Bear River team as a sophomore three years ago, shot a 98 over the 18-hole tournament. During her career, the Bruins won back-to-back Pioneer Valley League championships in 2007-08.
“She had some skills when she started and she’s improved,” Nakano said.
Center junior Shagee Palavivatana earned medalist honors with 78, while Whitney junior Samantha Stockton was second with an 80. El Dorado senior McKenzie Weinhold won the third qualifying spot for the Masters meet with an 87.
East Union shot a 485 to take the overall team title at the Division II tournament.
Nevada Union 2, Oakmont 1
NU’s varsity soccer squad broke into the win column Tuesday against an Oakmont team it had lost to in the first meeting between the Sierra Foothill League foes.
Taking advantage of a first-half flagrant foul that left the Vikings shorthanded, playing 10 against 11, NU emerged with the 2-1 win.
Jacob Kirishian scored on a free kick cross from Christian Grapel at the 24-minute mark of the match. But the Vikings fought back with their own goal at the 33-minute mark.
“(We) continued to work hard in the second half and had many opportunities, including a couple of headers from Kirshian and Nick Harris,” said NU coach Chrys Dudek. “(Corey) Mortara finally got his goal after Grapel was fouled in the keeper box awarding the Miners with a penalty kick that Mortara converted to the winning goal.”
Nevada Union (7-9-2 overall) outshot the Vikings 22-8, with goalkeeper Alec Hamlin totaling seven saves in the win.
Nevada Union’s junior varsity fell to Oakmont 1-0 Tuesday.
Forest Lake Christian 3, Woodland Christian 0
The Falcons put together one of their top performance’s of the season Tuesday, sweeping through second-place Woodland Christian 25-14, 25-18 and 25-21 in Central Valley Christian League action.
With the loss, Woodland Christian slipped to 18-8 overall and 8-2 in league.
“It was impressive,” FLC coach Travis Smith said. “That’s against a very good team. We definitely brought out ‘A’ game.”
Morghan Pomeroy pounded home nine kills and totaled seven blocks up front. Leslie Johnson had six kills for FLC, while Lauren Ritchart added five blocks and Ally Kirch had four more blocks at the net.
Despite being ill, Caitlin Hanson had seven kills and eight digs, while Molly Huusfeldt had a team-high 17 kills and Christy Johnson added 13 more. Jen Menary dished off 24 assists at setter and totaled 13 digs.
FLC (12-9 overall, 7-3 CVCL) is back in action Thursday, hosting Delta.
JV: Forest Lake Christian 2, Woodland Christian 0
The Falcons’ junior varsity team took firm control of first place in the CVCL standings with a 25-9, 28-26 win over Woodland Christian.
FLC improved to 13-4 overall and 8-1 in the CVCL.
Frosh: Nevada Union 2, St. Mary’s 1
Nevada Union’s freshmen volleyball team defeated St. Mary’s 25-16, 20-25, 15-7 on Monday night.
Kayla Geary led the way for NU with eight kills, followed by Tessa Devere with four kills, three blocks and five serves.
Olivia Gulsvig had 17 assists, two kills and a block for the night.
Rachel Hadley and Abby Limov also drew praise from coach Kelly Rhoden for their play.
The Miners are back in action today, hosting Del Oro in freshmen, junior varsity and varsity matchups at Ali Gymnasium.
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