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Local Roundup: Onions head for the finals

With a favorable course setting, the Nevada Onions are riding into the Nor Cal High School Mountain Bike Racing League Championships on Sunday with considerable confidence.

Enough confidence that the squad of Nevada Union High School students is looking to return home from Bogg’s Mountain with the meet’s team championship.

“I think we have a realistic chance to win the championship race,” said Onions team director/coach Debra Little. “I am looking forward to this race and so are the kids. This course is going to have more climbing and more technical challenges, and traditionally, those two areas have been our strengths.”

The Miners had some solid performances in their final regular season race last Sunday at Angels Camp. Sarah Ely, hindered by a flat tire, saw her string of three straight victories end, though she still placed third. Nicole Teichmann placed second in the J.V. girls race; freshman Nate Byrom overcame some mechanical difficulties to place fourth, less than two minutes out of the lead; Brian Talbott placed fifth in the sophomore boys race; and Ty Zwick placed seventh in the J.V. boys race.


Inderkum 9, FLC 0

Forest Lake Christian had a couple of close calls, but was unable to take a match from Golden Empire League-leading Inderkum Friday in Sacramento.

The No. 1 girls doubles team of Chelsea Hanson and Ali Robinson dropped a 10-9 verdict, losing the tie-breaker 8-6. In mixed doubles, the Falcons’ John Remer and Jackie Sutton lost by an identical 10-9 score.

Forest Lake Christian’s Megan Wieczorek dropped the No. 1 girls singles match 6-2, 6-2 against Inderkum’s Annette Kornek, a German exchange student. Nick Coibon also lost the No. 1 boys singles to talented Matthew Whiteside 6-0, 6-2.

Forest Lake Christian’s Peter Ivey won an exhibition match 6-3, 4-1.

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