Mar blasts a grand slam for Bruins
Joey Mar jacked a grand slam and Dillon Chaney went 2-for-2 with a double as the host Bear River baseball team beat Oakmont of Roseville 7-5 Friday.
Bear River evened its overall record to 2-2 and upped it Sierra Foothill League mark to 1-2.
“It feels great to get that first league win in the books and to get that monkey off our backs,” Bear River head coach Mike Viola said.
The Bruins were up 2-0 in the first when Mar put his stamp on the game. Facing a full count in the first inning, he gave the hosts a 6-0 lead with a bomb to left field.
Chaney struck out two to get the win.
Matt Logue went 2-for-3 with an RBI. Nick LaRash also went 2-for-3. Kody Keroher and Seth Miller, who struck out two in relief of Chaney, had a single each.
Bear River will play at Granite Bay 3:30 p.m. Monday.
Falcons stay unbeaten
The Forest Lake Christian boys golf team kept its unbeaten streak intact with a 222-225 win over Golden Sierra of Garden Valley at the Lake of the Pines Friday.
Nick Brown took medalist honors for FLC (4-0 overall, 2-0 Central Valley Christian League) with an eight-over-par 42.
David Hicks, Jason Farnum and Bryan Zard each carded 46s. Jeff Pulliam finished with a 48.
FLC slips to Golden Sierra
Forest Lake Christian’s Nick Skibinski snagged a singles win and James Ketcham and Jessica Lee teamed for a mixed doubles victory in a 7-2 tennis loss at Golden Sierra of Garden Valley Friday.
Skibinski topped Josh Miller 6-2, 6-4 in No.1 singles.
“Nick’s match was definitely a highlight for us,” FLC head coach Steve Robinson said.
Ketcham and Lee beat Cameron Shade and Heather Tice 10-5 in the pro-scoring format.
Chris Kerston was defeated by Golden Sierra’s Mark Powell, 6-1, 6-3 in the No. 2 boys singles match.
In girls singles, FLC No. 1 Malia Rose lost to Caddie Derschewsky, 6-1, 7-5. Katheen Donovan lost 6-4, 6-1 to Stacy Gavin at No.2 singles.
In boys doubles, FLC’s No. 1 team of Josh Lehmer and Mark Koch, were defeated by Chris Barber and Adam Harston, 10-8. Andrew Hockinson and Scott Tracy lost 10-4 to Kyle Davies and Nathan Lee in the No. 2 match.
In girls doubles, Amy Lenhart and Molly Cooper lost 10-3 to Kim Laterna and Halley Christensen in the No. 1 match. Halley Booker and Emily Hall were defeated by Allison Remillard and Katie Miller 10-8 in the No. 2 match.
Bruins win makeup game
The Bear River softball team was quiet at the plate but still pulled out a 6-3 win over Truckee Friday.
Bear River (6-4 overall, 1-1 Sierra Foothill League) tallied three hits in the win.
Kristen Exline had a single and two RBI in the win. Michelle Mathis had a single and one RBI.
Ashley Pruss, who relieved starter Kelly Cleveland in the sixth inning, got the win.
Bear River will host Oakmont of Roseville 3:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Bruins don’t make splash
The Bear River swim team got sunk in its Sierra Foothill League matchup at Granite Bay Friday.
The girls (2-1 SFL) got individual wins from Kellyn Loehr and Niki Picchi, but fell 122-48. The boys (0-3 SFL) finished no higher than third in an identical 122-48 loss.
For the Lady Bruins. Loehr won the 200 meter freestyle with a time of 2 minutes, 11.92 seconds and took second in the 100 breaststroke with a 1:13.99.
Picchi turned in a 27.0 to win the 50 freestyle. Julie Fry finished second in the 100 backstroke with a time of 1:12.07.
On the boys side, Morgan Loehr took third in both the 50 freestyle (25.69) and 100 freestyle (58.40).
The Bruin 200 freestyle relay team of Seth Boas, Alex Keeny, Jake Koontz and Brian Wood finished third with a time of 2:01.43.
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