Prep Roundup: Miner freshmen can’t keep up with Honkers
Nevada Union’s freshman football team fell behind 21-0 to visiting Yuba City in the second quarter and couldn’t recover in a 34-12 loss to the Honkers Thursday.
Yuba City picked up a fumble inside NU’s 30-yard line and ran it in for a touchdown in the second quarter for the three-touchdown lead. NU came back to make it 21-6 before halftime and nearly scored again after a long drive, but was turned away at the end of two.
The Miners looked like they were getting close in the second half, but Yuba City hit on another long run to take a 27-12 lead.
“(We) failed to stop the option football of Yuba City and they scored on three long runs,” said NU coach Greg Brown. “(We) were plagued by their own mistakes, which included five offsides penalties.”
NU did gain 321 yards on the ground with Jason Murray carrying 16 times for 103 yards, Jake Berger 14 for 90 yards, and Brandon Lopez 16 times for 77 yards. The defense was led by Murray, Jakob Freele, Berger, Takoda White, Dylan McClure, and T.J. Hart.
Nevada Union’s frosh have a bye next week and return to action on Oct. 7 against Granite Bay at Hooper Stadium.
Forest Lake Christian 3, Woodland Christian 2
In a battle between two teams previously unbeaten in Central Valley Christian League play, Forest Lake overcame a flat start to emerged with a 23-25, 22-25, 25-23, 27-25, 15-11 win to even its season mark to 6-6 and its CVCL record to 3-0.
“There weren’t a lot of highlights tonight,” said FLC coach Travis Smith. “In the end, the winner was the team that had only a couple fewer errors. It wasn’t a strong performance for us, but after losing the first two games and coming back to win did show a lot of poise.”
Stephanie Herron had six of FLC’s 17 kills on the night, while also offering up six assists. Emily English had five kills and seven blocks, while Laura Ritchart added three aces, two kills and two blocks. Amanda Timmerman had three kills for FLC.
Nevada Union 239, Woodcreek 264
The Miners took sole possession of first place in the SFL Thursday at Alta Sierra Country Club, moving to 4-0 with the win over Woodcreek, which fell to 3-1 in league play.
Chelsey Love earned medalist honors with a round of 42, while Dana Basko of Woodcreek was second with a 43. Emilie Arnoldi shot a 44 for third place and Sydney Zink finished with a 49 for fourth. Megan Arnett and Madeline Wagnecht each shot 52 to round out the NU lineup.
Center 264, Bear River 277
Led by meet medalist Sagee Palavivatana’s 4-under-par round of 32, Center topped Bear River Thursday in Pioneer Valley League play at Cherry Island Golf Course.
Bear River was led by Emilie Yonan’s 46. Carly Corippo shot 56 and Casey Brown 57, while Cassie Smith and Grace Magni each finished with a 59. Liz Runne had a 63.
The Bruins (0-3) travel to Barley Cavanaugh Monday for a PVL Tournament at 12:22 p.m.
Boys: Bear River 12, Roseville 9
Jake Armstrong scored five goals and Garrat Johnson added four more, as the Bruins beat Roseville in Sierra Foothill League action Thursday.
Justin Duffy, Travis Marks and Josh Brown each added a goal for the Bruins, who improved to 3-1 in SFL play.
Girls: Bear River 10, Roseville 8
Brittany Tyra had 16 saves in goal for the Bruins, while Shelby Quist scored four goals, Kara Dodd three goals, Cassidy Rogers two goals and Maddie Phelps one goal.
JV Girls: Bear River 15, Roseville 2
Patti Southworth had three saves in goal. Cindy Solomon and Beth Nelson each scored four goals. Andrea Bock had three scores, while Rebecca Volek had two. Nicole Groat and Courtney Jenkins each scored one goal.
Girls: Granite Bay 17, Nevada Union 14
The Lady Miners’ balanced scoring attack had the Grizzlies on the ropes early, but couldn’t hold off a high-scoring Granite Bay tandem as NU fell for the first time in Sierra Foothill League play.
Stacia Mack scored four goals, while Taylor Bowen and Ariana Dale each had three scores. Mariah Chambers had two goals, while Rachel Brindley and Natalie Fernandez each also found the back of the net for a goal.
“I’m real proud of the girls,” said NU coach Craig Zetterberg. “Granite Bay has two outstanding players, but our girls played really well as a team. We go six to seven deep and kind of go with the ‘feed the wolf’ approach and attack as a pack.”
Marissa Turner totaled 23 saves in goal for the Miners.
Nevada Union (2-1) turns around this morning for the first of three games today in the Woodcreek Tournament. The Lady Miners open against Johansen. Action will continue Saturday with two more Miner matchups.
JV: Nevada Union 18, Granite Bay 3 – Nicole Blaney and Sidney Chambers each scored five goals, while Quinlan Grim had three goals for Nevada Union in a junior varsity victory.
Boys JV: Nevada Union 9, Granite Bay 6
Scoring the first win for Nevada Union over Granite Bay in junior varsity play, the Miners rode a balanced attack from Gabe Saturnino, Cole Castleberry and Nate Story with two goals each Thursday.
Story drew two penalty shots within the last two minutes of play and scored on one of two shots. Castleberry also led with three steals and Greg Rousseau had another strong game with 13 saves in goal.
“This was a big win for our program and the boys played an excellent game,” said NU coach Tarryn Knight.
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