Nevada Union swimmers do well in prelims
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).
Support Local Journalism
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.
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.
Connect with needs and opportunities from
Get immediate access to organizations and people in our area that need your help or can provide help during the Coronavirus crisis.
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