Jessica Benzler
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Jessica Benzler will be among the small contingent of western Nevada County’s girls’ high school golfers who’ll play for the Sac-Joaquin Central Subsection Tournament championship Monday.

The event will be held at the Peach Tree Golf and Country Club in Yuba City beginning at 10 a.m.

Benzler, a sophomore at Bear River – along with Nevada Union’s Louise Yu and Dayton Faraco – secured spots with top six overall finishes in their respective leagues.

Bear River’s Miranda Guidera and Liz Maurer also qualified, but will not compete.

Forest Lake Christian’s Christina Stockton will also take a shot at the title. The freshman will play at the north subsection at Sunset Whitney Country Club in Roseville Monday.

The top eight individuals from each of the three subsections will move on to the section championship at Sacramento’s Del Paso Country Club Oct. 28.

Benzler finished the regular season with a personal best 101 strokes over 18 holes in the Pioneer Valley League’s final tournament at the Sierra View Country Club in Roseville Monday. Bear River took third in the team competition.

Yu, who was named to the All-Metro Conference team, carded a 29-over-par 96 at the metro’s 18-hole final tournament at the Davis Municipal G.C. Monday.

Faraco fired an 85 to lead the Lady Miners to third place in the team competition.

Forest Lake Christian1s Brynne Edwards notched a pair of career-highs on the volleyball court last week. The senior outside hitter and co-captain tallied a best-ever nine aces in the Lady Falcons three-game win over host Sacramento Lutheran Oct. 8. She posted a career-best 19 kills in a four-game road win at Sacramento Waldorf two days later.

“Brynne has picked up her game quite a bit as the year has gone by. She’s making better hitting decisions as far as seeing the block and hitting around it, over it or through it,” FLC head coach Travis Smith said.

Ali Daley turned in one her top performances of the season for the Nevada Union girls volleyball team of the season at the Sac State Tournament Oct. 12.

The 6-foot, senior middle/outside hitter tallied a team-high 35 kills over six matches to lead the Lady Miners to a second place finish.

“I’ve been really pleased with her jump serving so much that we’re going to let her jump serve all the time,” said NU head coach Bob Rogers.

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