PREP ROUNDUP: Bear River golf roars to Pioneer Valley league title; Nevada Union golf places 2nd in Foothill Valley League |

PREP ROUNDUP: Bear River golf roars to Pioneer Valley league title; Nevada Union golf places 2nd in Foothill Valley League

Bear River's girls golf team shined at the final Pioneer Valley League tournament of the season held at Diamond Oaks Golf Course in Roseville on Monday. The Lady Bruins won the tourney by 105 strokes, and finished the league season undefeated.
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Bear River’s girls golf team completed a perfect run through league play with a dominant showing at the final Pioneer Valley League tournament of the season.

Competing at the Diamond Oaks Golf Course in Roseville on Monday, the Lady Bruins tallied a team score of 399, which was 105 strokes better than second place finisher Colfax. Marysville was third with a team mark of 534, Center placed fourth with a 540 and Lindhurst was fifth at 666.

The day’s medalist was Bear River’s Theresa Shaw, who shot a 5-under-par 67. Placing second was Bear River’s Corina Shaw with a 74.

Rounding out the Lady Bruins golfers was Dominique Peter with an 82, Julia Pisenti with an 83, Sarah Aanenson with a 93 and Tressie Costantino with a 97.

Bear River head coach Gayne Nakano said it is the team’s cohesion that makes them so formidable.

“The fact that they all play really well together and play for each other is what makes them successful,” he said.

Theresa Shaw, a freshman, was named the PVL MVP after stellar run through league play. Corina Shaw, Peter, Pisenti and Aanenson all earned All-PVL honors.

The victory concludes an 8-0 run in league head-to-heads and a 2-0 mark in the league tourneys. It’s the second straight season the Lady Bruins have gone undefeated in PVL play.

Both Bear River and Colfax will advance to the Sac-Joaquin Section Division V Championships held at Auburn Valley Golf Club in Auburn next Monday.

“I think they will have a pretty good chance as they move forward,” said Nakano.

In addition to their league dominance, the Lady Bruins also set a school record this season, shooting a 190 as a team in a victory over Marysville at the Par-34 Lake of the Pines Golf Course Oct. 3.

A season ago, the Lady Bruins golf team won the PVL title, the Sac-Joaquin Section Division V championship and finished seventh at the Sections Masters Tournament.

Lady Miners earn 2nd at FVL tourney

Nevada Union’s girls golf team put forth a strong effort at Haggin Oaks on Monday and will be moving on to the Section’s Division III Championships after a second place finish at the final Foothill Valley League tourney.

Competing at the Mackenzie Course at Haggin Oaks, the Lady Miners finished with a score of 518 as a team. Lincoln placed first with a score of 445. Oakmont was third at 549, Ponderosa was fourth at 585, Rio Linda was fifth at 621 and Placer was sixth after entering just one player.

Individually, Lincoln’s Tuesday Epperson and Oakmont’s Nallah Ngaophasy both shot 77 and tied for first.

Leading the Lady Miners was Haley McCormick with a 91. NU’s Jadyn McKenna followed with a 100. Danielle McClung and Samantha Prosser both carded a 107. And, rounding out the NU scorers was Adale Handan with an 113 and Sarah Day with an 124.

The tourney concludes a regular season in which the Lady Miners went 9-3 overall and finished second in both the FVL tourneys.

Next up for the Lady Miners is the Section’s D-III tourney held next Monday at The Ridge Golf Club in Auburn.


Nevada Union sweeps Oakmont, remains unbeaten in league play

The Lady Miners powered past Oakmont on Monday, knocking off their league foe in straight sets, 25-13, 25-15, 25-22.

Leading Nevada Union’s attack was senior outside hitter Faith Menary, who hammered down a match-high 13 kills to go with six digs, three blocks and two aces. NU’s Emerson Dunbar, Kayda Kinch and Kailee McLaughlin added six kills each. McLaughlin was also strong at the net, notching a team-best four blocks.

Running the Lady Miners offense was senior setter Kendall Hughes, who doled out a match-high 30 assists. Hughes also had five digs in the win.

Senior Libero Kendall Gould also put in a solid effort with a team-high four aces.

Next up for the Lady Miners (36-8 overall, 6-0 FVL) is a road bout at Ponderosa on Wednesday.


Lady Miners roll past Rio Linda

Nevada Union’s girls tennis team cruised to a 9-0 victory over league foe Rio Linda on Monday.

Earning singles wins were Reese Wheeler (6-0, 6-0), Abella Glorfield (6-2, 6-2), Zara Katzenstein (6-2, 6-4), Sammi Maliszewski (6-1, 6-2), Molly Becker (6-1, 6-1) and Phoebe Bertran (6-0, 6-2).

Doubles winners included, Helena Conzoner and Hailie Franklin (6-1, 6-1), Dakota Lunsford and Madeline H-Vance (6-1, 6-0), and Malia Morgan and Sophia LaJeunesse (6-2, 6-1).

The Lady Miners faced off with Oakmont at home on Tuesday and will face Ponderosa on the road on Thursday.

Coaches may submit game reports by email at or by phone at 530-477-4232.

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