Miners blast Grant in soccer
In what NU head coach Mike Voss could only describe as a “strange game,” Nevada Union beat Metro Conference foe Grant 14-0 on the Sierra College soccer pitch Tuesday in Grass Valley.
The Miners had 14 different players score while the NU goalkeepers made no saves as Grant failed to muster a single shot on goal.
Scoring for Nevada Union were Leigh Collins, one goal and two assists; Diana Rubio, one goal and two assists; Erica Goode, one goal and one assist; Mallory Meier, one goal and one assist; Kaydee Russo, one goal and one assist; Hayley Metz, one goal and one assist; Kacey Rogers, one goal and one assist; Courtney Paquin, one goal and one assist; Kailing Clark, one goal and one assist; Natalie Fike, one goal; Christi Giuliani, one goal; Erin Meyer, one goal; Chelsea Ulinski, one goal; and Jocelyn Rapp, one goal.
Nevada Union (6-2, 3-2) will play Bear River next Tuesday at Sierra College.
Oakmont 3, Bear River 1
The Bruins opened their league season facing one of the Pioneer Valley League’s toughest teams in Oakmont Tuesday. Bear River stuck with Vikings until giving up a goal a minute before halftime, while Oakmont then added two more goals in the second half to win 3-1.
“We made them sweat,” Bear River coach Dave Barnes said. “The players made a commitment to staying organized and didn’t suffer any breakdowns or collapses. We just got beat by a better team.”
Danielle Barnes scored the Bruins’ goal on a penalty kick after teammate Erin Noud was taken down by Oakmont’s goalie in the box.
The Bruins travel to Lincoln for a 3:30 p.m. match Thursday.
Oakmont 6, Bear River 2
Bear River’s softball team dropped its Pioneer Valley League opener 6-2 to Oakmont Tuesday, after taking a 2-2 tie into the seventh inning.
Senior Candice Wermes went 2-for-3 at the plate for the Bruins, while her sister, freshman Jenna Wermes, was 1-for-2. Rebecca Zauner, a junior, got the other BRHS hit.
Sophomore Brittany Ceo pitched a complete game for the Bruins.
Bear River (3-4, 0-1) hosts Lincoln Thursday.
Nevada Union 15, Johnson 1
The defending Metro Conference champion Nevada Union Miners opened up their league title defense in dominating fashion Tuesday, routing host Johnson 15-1.
NU junior Rachelle Chan pitched three hitless innings and went 2-for-3 at the plate with a home run. Kayla Olson, also a junior, was 2-for-4 hitting and Rosie Purvis homered for the Miners. Junior Mackenzie Cole tripled in her first plate appearance of the season.
Nevada Union (4-8-1, 1-0) travels to Metro power McClatchy Thursday.
“(Thursday’s) game should tell us a lot about our softball team this year,” said NU head coach Darren Chan.
Forest Lake Christian 223, Sacramento Country Day 250
Playing on the par 36 Cherry Island course, the Forest Lake Christian golf team defeated Sacramento Country Day 223 to 250 Tuesday.
Once again receiving medalist honors was FLC’s Jeff Pulliam, who fired an even par 36. Peter Burton shot 44 and Ian Shore scored a 47. Jeremy Brown and Jason Pulliam each carded a 48.
Forest Lake Christian (2-1) will play Golden Sierra on March 23 at Dark Horse Golf Club.
Bear River 195, Mesa Verde 252
Bear River’s golf team walloped Mesa Verde by 57 strokes, 195-252 Tuesday.
Playing on the par 35 Lake of the Pines course, the Bruins were led by freshman medalist Niall Conn’s 36.
Ryan Ursiny shot a 38, Nick Honey 39, Luke DePass 40, Tyler Chicourrat 42, and Eric Brown posted a 48.
Bear River (4-0) plays next against Colfax at Lake of the Pines on Thursday, March 24.
Forest Lake Christian 8, Golden Sierra 1
The co-ed tennis team of Forest Lake Christian extended its season-opening undefeated run to seven meets, as the Falcons dropped Golden Sierra 8-1 Tuesday.
Christie Humphreys and Jeanee Gonet both won their singles matches in dominating fashion, 6-0, 6-0.
Kevin VanStreefkerk won his singles match 6-3, 6-3, and Nick Coibion also won 6-2, 6-1.
Both girls doubles teams were 10-3 winners. The no. 1 duo was Jessica Will and Chelsea Hawkinson while the no. 2 team was Meagan Wieczorek and Chelsea Hanson.
The No. 1 boys doubles pair of Andrew Hawkinson and Scott Tracy defeated their opponents 10-3.
The mixed doubles entry of Brenna Vossmeyer and Thomas Coibion won 10-0.
Forest Lake Christian (7-0, 5-0) takes on San Juan at home Thursday.
Bear River 6, Oakmont 3
After dropping its first match of the season, the Bear River tennis team has snapped off three straight wins to raise its record to 3-1. Oakmont was the latest victim, falling to the Bruins 6-3.
Foreign exchange student Petra Veghova also won her third straight match after losing her first match of the year, this time in three sets, 6-4, 3-6, 6-2. Bear River’s other three single players all lost their matches giving Oakmont an early lead.
“We know that we are really strong with our doubles,” said Bear River head coach Dave Morehouse,” so we knew that they would pull through.”
And pull through they did, as the Bruins swept the doubles portion of the competition.
Hannah Ells and Amanda Remillard pulled out a tight match winning 10-9 (7-5) while Ashley Lowe and Aleah Madson cruised to a 10-5 win.
Andrew Tintle and Cameron Lewis won easily 10-3. Patrick Miller and Kris Morehouse won 10-6.
In mixed doubles, Jasmine Davis and Alex Fisher won 10-8.
The Bruins play at Lincoln on Thursday.
Bear River girls 123, Center 43
Bear River boys 131 Center 30
Turning in dominating performances, both the boys and girls swimming teams from Bear River beat teams from Center in the Nevada Union swim pool. Bear River had 22 individuals or relay teams win.
The Bruins (2-0) swim at Dixon on Thursday.
Girls first place finishers
50m freestyle-Anne Hegglie, :28.45
100m butterfly-Anne Hegglie, 1:28.05
100m freestyle-Shannon Dayton, 1:08.10
100m backstroke-Jessica Agnew, 1:15.34
100m breaststroke-Tosha Duncan, 1:28.23
200m freestyle-Stephanie Ursiny, 2:34.16
200m IM-Jessica Agnew, 2:46.78
500m freestyle-Adrianne Brown, 7:07.35
200m freestyle relay-Shannon Duncan, Anne Hegglie, Hayley Loehr, Stephanie Ursiny, 1:59.42
200m medley relay-Jessica Agnew, Tosha Duncan, Anne Hegglie, Shannon Dayton, 2:11.24
400m freestyle relay-Jessica Agnew, Shannon Dayton, Tosha Duncan, Stephanie Serradet, 4:47.00
Boys first place finishers
50m freestyle-Lance Welch, :26.30
100m freestyle-Lance Welch, 1:03.09
100m butterfly-Ryan Maxwell, 1:05.85
100m breaststroke-Scott Martin, 1:20.03
100m backstroke-Brian Wood, 1:11.23
200m freestyle-Ron Angold, 2:28.01
200m IM-Chase Rogers, 2:42.15
500m freestyle-Brian Agnew, 6:31.80
200m freestyle relay- Lance Welch, Brian Wood, Ron Angold, Ryan Maxwell, 1:47.64
200m medley relay-Brian Wood, Scott Martin, Chase Rogers, Ron Angold, 2:02.43
400m freestyle relay-Brian Agnew, Rhett Angold, Ryan Maxwell, Lance Welch, 4:15.97
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