Miners cruise past Tigers
Led by senior Cody Curtis, Nevada Union’s varsity boys volleyball team improved to 3-2 with Tuesday’s 25-16, 26-13, 25-17 home win over Roseville.
Curtis delivered a match-high 14 kills on 19 attempts, and he also racked up 13 assists.
Nick Cancilla totaled eight kills, Austin Schumacher came up with seven kills and five aces, and Tyler Salcedo served four aces and dished out 19 assists. Jason Adams pitched in with 10 digs.
NU coach Marco Salcedo said he enjoyed the easy win with Granite Bay next on the schedule.
“I’m sure they’re undefeated,” Marco Salcedo said of Granite Bay.
The Miners take on the Grizzlies at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Granite Bay.
The down side is I don’t think we’re going to have Cody at the game, because of choir,” the coach said.
NU will also be without Cory George and Wes Plummer.
Bear River 10, Colfax 9
The outlook wasn’t brilliant for the Bear River nine Tuesday, as the Bruins entered the final frame of the game facing a 9-5 deficit to Pioneer Valley League rival Colfax.
But back the Bruins came, rallying for a 10-9 win thanks largely to a bases-clearing double by senior A.J. Nuñez that pushed across the winning run.
“It was dead center to the 420 mark and hit the base of the fence,” said Bear River coach Mike Viola. “We thought it was a grand slam. We thought it was out of there.”
Instead of jogging home in front of Nuñez on a home run trot, Bear River’s Stephen Hilton had to put things in high gear to score from first with the winning run.
Bear River fell behind 9-2, but scored three runs in the fifth to set up the rally in the last half of the seventh.
Bryan Sibis went 2 for 3 at the plate with a double, while Nuñez finished the game 3-for-4 with his double and 5 RBIs.
Vince Viola got the start on the mound, before being relieved by Brandon King in the fourth and then James McCririe, who finished the final four innings for the win.
Bear River (5-1-2) is back in action at Placer Thursday.
Forest Lake Christian 5, Faith Christian 1
Katelyn Seitz scored two goals to lead Forest Lake Christian to a 5-1 nonleague victory over visiting Faith Christian Tuesday.
Shelby Lowe had a goal and two assists in the victory, while Christa Weissman added a goal for FLC.
Morghan Pomeroy, who had six saves in goal, scored a goal and added an assist in her 15 minutes of action away from the goal.
Forest Lake Christian (4-5) travels to Woodland Christian for the Falcons Central Valley Christian League opener Friday.
Track & Field
A new track record
Bear River’s Rachel Welz literally continues to take her track and field performances to new heights, as the senior has set a new school record of 5 feet, 8 inches in the high jump.
Setting new marks at Bear River isn’t exactly new to Welz, who, as a sophomore, became only the second female athlete to qualify for the California State High School Track and Field Meet.
Welz’s personal-best height prior to Saturday’s Placer Relays at Auburn was 5 feet, 6 inches.
As a freshman, Welz shattered the then-school record of 5 feet, 2 inches by a full 3 inches.
Bear River coach Chris Davis said the rest of the season could be quite a ride if Welz continues to chase her own marks.
“Things are looking very promising for her,” Davis said. “She had two attempts at 5-9 and was very close to clearing that.
“She seems healthy at this point and very strong. She’s been working with personal track coach (Jeff Gallero) who deserves a lot of credit.”
Bear River’s track and field team is back in action at Whitney High School today.
JV: Miners off to strong start
In the Las Plumas Tournament held in Oroville last weekend, Nevada Union’s junior varsity softball team won its first three games and then lost its fourth game in the elimination round.
Karly Harris pitched a no-hitter against Pleasant Valley in the first game with Audrianna Colomb driving in the two runs needed to seal the 2-0 win. Maddie Messer had three hits in the third win Saturday morning.
The Miners have won three non-league games against Bear River, Colfax and Placer high schools. The team is 1-1 in Sierra Foothill League play.
NU travels to Del Oro on Thursday.
Coaches may submit Local Roundup items by contacting The Union Sports Editor Brian Hamilton via e-mail at email@example.com or by phone at 477-4240. Deadline for submissions is 10 p.m.
Support Local Journalism
Support Local Journalism
Readers around Grass Valley and Nevada County make The Union’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.
Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.
Your donation will help us continue to cover COVID-19 and our other vital local news.
Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.
User Legend: Moderator Trusted User
The 2021 High School Optimist All Star teams for baseball, softball and boys volleyball have been announced, and several local student-athletes made the cut.