NU cross country shines at first meet
The Nevada Union cross country team traveled to Sacramento to participate in the first Metro League Center meet hosted by McClachy High School Wednesday and both NU varsity squads were winners.
The Miners’ varsity girls took first place, with Shannon Lingo finishing fourth in 19:29, Shannon Buckley seventh in 19:58 and Caitlin Schultheiss 12th in 20:40. Lucie McKirdy took sixth in 19:38, and Karly Powell was eighth in 20:03.
The boys varsity also finished first with five boys among the top 10 finishers. Andrew Primrose took third in 16:03, Sean Lane fifth in 16:24, Parker Brown sixth in 16:28, Dan Freitas ninth in 16:57, and Nathan Taylor 10th in 17:00.
The day started with the NU girls frosh-soph squad winning their race paced by Maya Bernadette in second place in 13:08 and Hanna Harrison third in the same time. Laura Rodrigues finished fourth in 13:11, while Hayley Gilligan was 13th (15:46) and Iris Van der Meer 14th (15:47).
NU’s boy frosh-soph team was paced by Chris Greiner’s second-place finish in 11:34, while Jerry Lamar Barnett III took fourth in 11:41, Charles Raub fifth in 11:58, and Tyler Welden 13th in 12:30.
Golden Eagles 3, Falcons 0
By the tone of April Miraldi’s voice, one might have thought the Forest Lake Christian Falcons ended up winners on the volleyball court Wednesday night.
But due to the strong play of visiting Del Oro, that wasn’t the case. FLC fell 25-15, 25-12, 25-16 to their guests.
“We lost, but we played great,” said Miraldi, Forest Lake Christian’s first-year head coach. “I don’t think the score will reflect it, but we played really well against a very good team.”
Megan Wisniewski led the Falcons up front with 10 kills, while Kristie Donovan added five blocks for points.
“We had excellent passing and we were running our offense better than we ever have,” Miraldi said. “We’re improving every match.”
The Falcons (2-3 overall) play in the Davis Tournament Saturday.
McClatchy sweeps Miners
Nevada Union dropped all four Metro Conference matchups against visiting McClatchy Wednesday at the Nevada Union swimming pool.
The Miners fell 14-11 in varsity boys action, despite three goals each from Jon Dorfman and Andy Franks. Joe DeMartini and John Lagen each scored two goals and Tom Nowlin added another for NU in the loss.
Tawny Stedman and Allison Chambers each scored for NU’s varsity girls in a 14-2 loss to McClatchy.
In JV play, McClatchy’s girls beat NU 12-7, despite three goals from Shiloh Fish and two more from Caleigh Cox. Amanda Ramey and Tyler Jennings each also scored for NU.
On the boys’ side, McClatchy was a 12-2 winner, as NU got goals from Jason Cobbe and Kyle Virva.
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EL DORADO — Nevada Union’s up and down season continued Friday night as the Miners struggled mightily in a 41-7 loss to the Union Mine Diamondbacks.