NU skiers grab some nordic ski medals
Owen Wright medaled for the Nevada Union varsity nordic ski team at the Auburn Ski Club Saturday.
The girls junior varsity, on the strength a second-place finish from Astrid Hanson, took silver. Elizabeth Gravenstein, Melissa Luvisi, Erica Wood and Erin Gustafson also medaled.
For the boys junior varsity, first-year skier Patrick Lane won gold. Tom Ivy also medaled.
Falcons nail win
The Forest Lake Christian girls basketball machine kept on rolling in its Metro/Delta League Challenge game with Division I Elk Grove at Cosumnes River College Saturday.
The Division V Lady Falcons (17-1 overall), who filled in for western Nevada County neighbor Nevada Union at the first annual event, started slowly, but on a game-high 15 points from Brooke Hodges, won their 15th straight, 48-39.
“This is a big win. We’ve been trying to schedule games (with bigger schools) for next season, but I guess they think we won’t be able to give them a game. So maybe this will be a message,” said FLC head coach Rob Hodges.
FLC, the defending Central Valley Christian League co-champions, didn’t score until the four minute and 30 second mark of the first quarter, but rallied for a five point halftime lead.
“I think it was just nerves. We had turnover after turnover,” Hodges said. “Brooke came in and hit a three and that’s when we started to get on track.”
Defense was the story in the third quarter as both teams could only manage eight points.
FLC outscored the Lady Herd 20-16 in the final stanza to take the win.
Sachi Botner and Jaime Laughlin chipped in six points each. Katelyn Gilfillan finished with five points.
Braeden Huusfeldt snagged a team-high eight rebounds. Chrysten Cotney totaled four assists.
FLC will host Victory Christian of Carmichael 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
NU sliders wrap up team win
Nathan Hale and Amelia Herrera grabbed a first place each to lead the Nevada Union snowboard team to an overall win at Alpine Meadows Monday.
NU totaled 275 points – 17 better than second-place Colfax – to move its overall record to 2-1.
Bear River took third with a total score of 217. Davis (192) finished fourth and Placer (178) brought up the rear.
“We had some real funky conditions up there, but the kids all did real well,” NU head coach Dale Knight said.
Hale’s time of 1 minute, 1.65 seconds was over five seconds faster than second place Aaron Rodriguez of Placer.
NU’s Rion Toal took an overall third with a time of 1:07.54. Bear River’s Casey Aherns finished fourth with an overall time of 1:08.15.
For the girls, Herrera (1:12.54) edged teammate Julie Bottrell (1:16.40) for the win. Bear River’s Kate Wellman (1:18.63) finished eighth.
NU – Joe Kremple (1:10.22, eighth); Gabe Cashman (1:11.74, 12th); Jimmy Rothschild (1:12.24, 13th); Danny Lake (1:14.94, 19th); Bryce Stratemeier (1:18.13, 26th);Oren Hoveman (1:20.81, 31st).
BR – Jon Hoag (1:09.82, seventh); Jacob Ellis (1:11.50, 11th); Chris Streeter (1:14.15, 17th); Leif Nelson (1:17.00, 23rd); Carl Barett (1:17.36, 24th); Daniel Redmond (1:20.23, 30th); Luke Larash (1:30.44, 38th).
NU – Tori Orlowski (1:22.78, 11th); Tiffany Hopkins (1:26.34, 15th); Alison Martin (1:28.12, 16th); Sara Graham (1:30.06, 17th); Stephanie Etlin (1:30.14, 18th); Karly Powell (1:40.10, 24th).
BR – Rebecca Cross (1:21.45, 10th); Kami Goodrow (11:38.83, 23rd).
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