Prep roundup: Nevada Union’s Peternell no-hits Granite Bay, Lady Miners win |

Prep roundup: Nevada Union’s Peternell no-hits Granite Bay, Lady Miners win

The Nevada Union softball team is having one of its best seasons in recent years and it just keeps getting better.

On Thursday, NU’s senior pitcher Lacey Peternell threw a complete-game no-hitter on the road to help push the Lady Miners past Granite Bay, 9-0.

Peternell struck out nine along the way and walked five, but yielded no hits and no runs in a dominating performance from the circle.

From the plate, the Lady Miners gave Peternell plenty of support and were led by Gracie Ramos with two hits, including a triple and three RBIs. Alex Pussich added two hits and two RBIs, Emma Zoellin added a pair of base knocks, Riley Newman chipped in an RBI and Alex Scicluna also had an RBI hit.

Nevada Union is now 10-8-1 overall and 2-3 in the Sierra Foothill League. The Lady Miners take the diamond again Monday against Folsom.


Nevada Union 5, Folsom 2

The Miners rebounded nicely from an extra-inning loss to Folsom Wednesday, by beating the Bulldogs by three runs Thursday.

Jonathan Finau earned the win from the bump, throwing a complete game, allowing two earned runs off three hits with one strikeout and one walk.

From the plate, Dalton Maxwell was impressive with two hits, including a double and two RBIs. Andrew Schnitzius added two RBIs and Kross Corbett chipped in a pair of hits in the win.

The Miners (7-9, 2-6 SFL) get right back at it at 4 p.m. today against Folsom to close the series.

JV: Nevada Union 7,

Folsom 6

The Miners pulled out a tight one Thursday, edging the Bulldogs by a lone run.

Earning the win from the mound was Ty Trathen, throwing five innings, allowing five runs and striking out two. The save went to Gary Menary, who threw two innings and allowed one run while striking out two.

Leading the offense was Ben Powell and Matt Hayward with two hits each. Tanner Wirick and Trathen also tallied base hits in the win.


Bear River 5, Colfax 4

The Lady Bruins fell behind 4-2 after six matches, but snagged the final three to top Colfax Thursday and improve to 8-1 overall and 5-0 in Pioneer Valley League play.

In the No. 2 singles match, Bear River’s Savannah Thrasher cruised to victory, 6-0, 6-1.

At No. 1 boys doubles, Quinn McKay and Garrett Kenes won a hard-fought match, 6-4, 6-4. In the No. 2 girls doubles bout, Dora Scott and Emily Raymond earned the win for the Bruins, 6-4, 6-2. In the mixed doubles match, Hayden Moore and Savannah Wirth teamed up for a 6-3, 6-4 win. And, with the match tied at 4-4, the No. 1 girls doubles team of Sofie Cutler and Vivian Eldridge came together to clinch the team victory for Bear River with a 6-0, 6-1 win.

The 5-0 record in league play marks the best start for the tennis team in Bear River school history. Next up for the Bruins is Placer Monday.


Nevada Union 3, Rocklin 0

The Miners swept Rocklin Thursday, topping the Thunder in straight sets.

Turning in strong performances for Nevada Union were Toby Carter with a pair of kills, Kyle Treese with two kills and Casey Paul with four kills.

Calvin Johnson, Teven Painter and Tyler Droivold also played key roles in the win.

The Miners are now 16-2 overall and 5-1 in SFL play. NU heads to a tournament in Chico Saturday.


Bear River 226, Lincoln 236

The Bruins outplayed the Zebras Thursday, beating Lincoln by 10 strokes at par-35 Lake of the Pines course.

Leading Bear River was Braden Bean with a 40, Luke Baggett finished with a 44, Ian Armstrong tallied a 46, James Lavelle carded a 48 and Hunter Monts rounded things out with a 48. The Bruins are 4-2 in the PVL, and face off with Foothill and Center Wednesday at Cherry Island.

Coaches may submit game reports by email at or by phone at 530-477-4232. Deadline for submission is 9 p.m. Monday throughFriday and 5 p.m. Sunday.

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