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Nevada Union swimmers do well in prelims

The Union staff

In Day 1 of the Sac-Joaquin Section swimming championship preliminaries, Nevada Union’s girls showed up in numbers.

By the end of the day, which began at 8 a.m. for the swimmers at Tokay High School in Lodi, NU had qualified five individuals and two relay teams for Saturday morning’s finals.

Both relay teams were frosh/soph, and of the five individuals who advanced two were varsity.

Varsity members Kayleigh Knight advanced with her 11th-place finish in the 100-yard breaststroke (1 minute, 11.96 seconds), and Allison Chambers placed in the 50 freestyle (:26:10) earning second-alternate status in the finals.

In the frosh-soph competition, Whitney Stephenson, Colleen Hauser, Caitlin Lee and Stephanie Larson made up both the 200 freestyle relay team, which finished second in 1:46:85, and the third-place 200 medley relay team (1:58:07).

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Lee also qualified with her eighth-place finish in the 200 freestyle (2:01:43), and her fourth-place finish in the 100 fly (1:01:86).

Stephenson also advanced in multiple events. In the 200 freestyle she finished second (1:57:84), and in the 100 back stroke she finished first (00:59:22). Hauser earned a spot as the first alternate after finishing with a time of 1:14:75 in the 100 breaststroke.

The boys preliminaries take place today at Tokay, and the finals begin at 8 a.m. Saturday.


Vikings 3, Falcons 2

Forest Lake Christian tennis team’s season came to a close Thursday as the Falcons lost 3-2 to Oakmont in the first round of the Division III team finals.

In his first match win of the season, the No. 1 boys singles player and freshman Nick Root needed only two sets to take down his opponent 6-0, 6-1.

“That’s a real highlight because (Root’s) been improving immensely all through the season,” FLC coach Steve Robinson said.

The only other victory for the Falcons came in the No. 1 boys doubles spot where Scott Tracy and Andrew Hawkinson won 6-2, 7-4.

In their first time playing together, team captains Mark Koch and Jeanee Gonet teamed up in mixed doubles, but fell short after winning the first set (7-6, 7-5 tiebreaker), and losing the second two sets (6-2, 6-1).

“We didn’t quite come out on top today,” Robinson said, “but we did all season long.”


FLC 5, Vacaville Chr. 0

The Forest Lake Christian soccer team picked up another win Thursday in its showdown at Vacaville Christian, with a powerful 5-0 victory.

Carrie Guemann got the scoring started with the first goal of the game, assisted by Lauren Clough.

Ashley Ferrara followed with a goal of her own, which preceded an Andrea Lowe goal to go up 3-0.

Brittney Gilfillan kicked in the final two goals of the game, both assisted by Kelly Ginney.

With a win today in the Falcons’ regular-season finale at Country Day, FLC can up their record to 12-1 in the Capital Valley Christian League and claim sole possession of first place. A loss would result in a tie with Woodland and therefore a playoff.

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