Prep roundup: Nevada Union raks in medals at Thunder Invitational |

Prep roundup: Nevada Union raks in medals at Thunder Invitational

Nevada Union’s track and field squad chalked up some solid performances and raked in a share of first through sixth place medals at the Thunder Invitational at Rocklin High School Saturday, where 46 high schools convened.

In girls varsity action, NU’s Delaney Smith won the high jump with a leap of 5-feet. Smith also took fifth in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 51.18 seconds, and 13th in 100m hurdles with 18.14. Lily Pruett finished high jump in a four-way tie for second with a jump of 4-10.

In the 1600, Nora Pizzella took fourth with a time of 5 minutes,16 seconds, while Erika Wolf was sixth with a time of 5:19. Wolf also finished the 800m race in eighth with a time of 2:25.

In shot put, Roselani Lavulo took 14th with a put of 29-00.

In boys varsity, Caleb Patterson, Mo Nieves, Dylan Moreno, and Ryan Elkins took sixth in the 4x100m relay with a time of 45.71. Nieves also placed eighth in discus with a throw of 127-01, and 17th in 100m with a time of 11.72 seconds.

Max Arnd was 11th in the 800m with 2:07, and 16th in the 1600m race with 4:41.

David Colton Clouse took 11th in the 400m race with 52.48 seconds, and 12th in triple jump with a leap of 37-09 feet.

In girls frosh/soph action, the 4x100m relay team consisting of Grace McCrea, Greta Kramer, Taylor Johnston, and Elle Horwath medaled, placing fourth in a time of 54.57 seconds. Johnston also took seventh in the 100m with 13.89. Horwath finished 10th in the 300m hurdles with 53.96.

Claire Berman took ninth place in the 800m and 1600m races with times of 2:39 and 5:56 respectively.

Frosh/soph boys saw Ben Fogiel take eighth in the 3200m race in 10:43, and 10th in the 1600m with a time of 4:58. Jared Finau finished eighth in the 300m hurdles with a time of 47.42 seconds, while Cade Cassel was 12th in 100m hurdles with 19.24.

Miners host Oak Ridge today at Hooper Stadium, then head to Loomis on Friday for the Del Oro Invitational.


Forest Lake Christian 13, Mesa Verde 2

The Falcons got the best of Mesa Verde Tuesday, getting plenty of offense to back pitcher Mikey Rubio’s strong performance on the mound.

Rubio pitched a complete game, going seven innings with five strikeouts and two runs allowed.

From the plate, Harry Zea has three hits including a double, Kyle Soria had a double, Kody Kennedy had a double, Colin Hanks ripped a base knock and Garrett Reader also had a base hit.

Frosh: Nevada Union 8, Granite Bay 7

The Miners and Grizzlies volleyed the lead nine times on Monday, but Nevada Union came out on top.

The Miners finally managed to grab the lead after a strong seventh inning. A wild pitch scored Owen Day to give NU the lead for good. 

Day led the Miners’ offensive threat, as he got on base four times in the game. He tripled in the seventh inning. 

Morgan got the win for NU. He allowed two runs over 3 1/3 innings. He struck out none, walked two and surrendered one hit.

The bottom of the first saw Nevada Union take an early lead, 1-0. The Miners’ threat began with a single by Kyle Felhaber. Cole Anderson then stole home. 

Nevada Union survived Granite Bay’s surge and put up four runs of its own in the fourth. Nevada Union scored on an error, a two-run single by Justin Houlihan, and a fielder’s choice. 


Oak Ridge 13, Nevada Union 5

The Miners couldn’t produce enough offense to hang with Sierra Foothill league foe Oak Ridge Tuesday.

Bright spots for NU were Sarah Lundmark with a double, Riley Newman with two hits and Lexi Blackston with two hits, including a double.

The Lady Miners (11-9-1, 3-4 SFL) have Thursday off and get back at it Tuesday against Rocklin.


Bear River 8, Center 1

The Bruins improved to 6-1 in Pioneer Valley league play with a dominating performance against Center Monday.

At the No. 1 boys singles spot Bear River’s Joey Cressa won, 6-4, 6-3. At No. 2 boys singles Brian Hauke won 6-2, 6-4. In the No. 1 girls singles spot, Lily Carrow won in three sets, 6-4, 4-6, 6-4. At No. 2 girls singles, Savannah Thrasher took her match in three sets, 6-2, 0-6, 6-4.

In doubles action Bear River’s No. 1 boys team of Quinn McCay and Garrett Kenes won 6-2, 6-4. At No. 2 boys doubles, Dustin Stroeve and Jon Good won 6-0, 6-2. At No. 2 girls doubles, Sofie Cutler and Vivian Eldridge won 6-0, 6-2. And in the Mixed doubles match Hayden Moore and Savannah Wirth won 6-3, 6-2.

Forest Lake Christian 9, Sac Country Day 0

The Falcons are now 6-0 on the season after a throttling of Sac Country Day Tuesday.

Leading the way was Mitchell Gruner with a three set victory at No. 2 singles, winning 6-7, 7-5, 6-0. No. 1 girls singles player Jessica Burnett won 6-0, 6-1. No. 2 girls singles player Sydney Foliente also won 6-1, 7-5. No. 1 boys singles player Scott Gauthier also won his match.

Highlighting doubles action was FLC’s Austin Smith and Jacob Shisler with a hard fought win, 10-7.

Granite Bay 7, Nevada Union 2

Nevada Union’s boys tennis team hosted Granite Bay Monday and fared far better than the first time they faced the Grizzlies.

Andrew Puleo played a solid match at No. 4 singles to defeat his opponent 6-3, 6-0. Michael Quinn led the team at No. 1 singles, but did not have enough to defeat his opponent and lost 6-2, 6-2. NU’s No. 2 singles player Jack Wright had a tough day and also lost 6-0, 6-1. Franz Shimek played in the No. 3 spot and took his opponent to 6-2, 6-3. Ben Beltran did not have his usual consistent but aggressive game and lost 6-2, 6-2. Rounding out the singles was Romeo Conners who started a late comeback but was not able to finish it and fell 6-2, 6-4. Cyrus Malin and Cody Capella were not able to get their offense in gear and lost in straight sets. At No. 2 doubles, Simon Nielsen and Toby Thomas-Rose lost their match 6-1, 6-1. Ryan Brott and Ethan Good  brought their match closer, but eventually fell 6-4, 6-2. Cameron Fraser played in an exhibition match to complete the day of tennis for the Miners.

Coaches may submit game reports by email at or by phone at 530-477-4232. Deadline for submission is 10 p.m. Monday through Friday and 5 p.m. Sunday.

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