Prep Roundup: Rocklin rallies past NU soccer |

Prep Roundup: Rocklin rallies past NU soccer

Nevada Union’s Lady Miners leapt out to a 1-0 lead over visiting Granite Bay Tuesday in Sierra Foothill League soccer action, but the Grizzlies bounced back in the end for a 3-1 victory.

“It was a great game, actually,” said NU coach Ken Ramirez. “We’re playing against some real high-level athletes. But our girls were impressed with their own play and are excited about coming back on Thursday.”

Riley Grim got things started for Nevada Union with a somersault throw-in that land right in the box, setting up a header by Anne Dunne – her second header for a score on the season – for a 1-0 lead.

Granite Bay (5-4-1) came back with three scores for the win.

Ramirez also said Alyssa Bucher had a solid game in goal for the Lady Miners, who slipped to 0-1-3 on the season.

Nevada Union hosts Rocklin (4-2-2) at 3 p.m. Thursday.


Bear River 13, El Dorado 3

The Lady Bruins softball team went on the road Tuesday, traveling to El Dorado High School for its first Pioneer Valley League matchup and came back with a 10-run rule win.

“We talked about needing eight (PVL) wins to make the playoffs,” said Bear River coach Duane Zauner. “That’s one.”

Bear River sophomore pitcher Erin Nichol gave up two hits with six strikeouts, while walking two in the five-inning game.

The Lady Bruins (5-1 overall, 1-0 league) had 17 hits in the game, as six players had a multi-hit day.

Stephanie Ceo went 3-for-3 at the plate, with a homer, a double and two RBIs. Katie Mathis was 4-for-4, with a double and 2 RBIs. Alyssa Reina went 2-for-3 with two RBIs and Courtney Edwards was 2-for-3, while Hallie Heth and Courtney Ceo each went 2-for-4.

El Dorado scored its three runs off two walks, an error and a triple.

The Bruins travel to Woodland for a nonleague game today and host Colfax on Tuesday for their PVL home opener.

JV: Bear River 10, El Dorado 1

The junior varsity Lady Bruins’ bats came alive and their pitcher was nearly perfect in the win over the Lady Cougars Tuesday.  

Maddie Phelps pitched a no hitter with 18 strikeouts and no walks to earn the win.

Leading the way at the plate was Ali Thill with four hits and two runs scored. Keleigh Casey had two hits, while Jenny Astwood had a RBI triple and Dakota Andrews delivered a three-run triple. Phelps and Ashleigh Higginbotham added singles.  

The Lady Bruins (5-2 overall and 1-0 in the PVL) took second place in the Jackson Tournament over the weekend, posting a 3-1 record. Phelps had a perfect-game, 10 strikeout performance in a 1-0 win over Mariposa in the opener.  In game 2, Phelps threw a no-hitter with eight strikeouts to beat Vista del Lago.

In the semifinals, Bear River scored a 1-0 win over Manteca, as Jenny Astwood reached base on a fielder’s choice then stole second and scored on a throwing error at third.  Phelps pitched a one-hitter with eight strikeouts.  

In the championship game, River City won 3-0 over the Lady Bruins. Phelps, Thill and Andrews each had hits, while Phelps took the loss after giving up three hits with seven strikeouts.  

Lauren Beavers and Phelps were each chosen to the all-tournament team.  


Nevada Union 3, Placer 0

The Miners swept through host Placer 25-22, 25-13 and 25-21 Tuesday.

John Sekerak led NU’s hitting attack with 10 kills, while Pete MacDonald totaled eight kills.

Drew Walker served up five aces, Jeff Baldock had 23 assists at setter and Austin Ramey finished with six defensive digs. D.T. Grininger led the team with two blocks.

The Miners (5-2) host Woodcreek Thursday.


Nevada Union 198, Del Oro 211

The Miners beat the Golden Eagles on their home course at Turkey Creek Tuesday, led by Eric Babin’s one-under round of 35 for medalist honors.

Adam Grizzell shot 39, Nate Ferguson 40, Cody Brezezinski 41 and Jace Tiller a 43.

Nevada Union (3-1 in the SFL) is back on course Thursday, hosting Woodcreek at Alta Sierra Country Club.

Bear River 207, Lincoln 223

The Bruins hosted the Fighting Zebras at the par-34 course at Lake of the Pines.

Medalist honors went to Lincoln’s Dillon Crossiant, who shot 37.

Bear River was led by Anthony Ertola’s 39. Brennan Southworth and Kyle Nelson each shot 41, while Andrew Jackson and Jake DePass each scored a 43. Roderick Bell shot a 45 in the win.

The Bruins (3-1) play next on Monday at the 18-hole Rocklin Invitational.


Bear River 7, Whitney 2

The Bruins were led by No. 1 singles player Emily Jacinto ,who won 6-2, 6-2 and his number two Lindsey Harter, who defeated her opponent 6-1, 6-0.

The Bear River doubles teams swept the court.

Daniel Miller partnered with Alex Bolt to win 6-1, 6-2 in the No. 1 boys doubles, while Steven Belcher and Connor Phillips won 6-1, 6-3 at No. 2. The girls were led by Emilie Garber and Lauren Wells at the No. 1 doubles slot, 6-1, 6-2. Kirstin Malo and Shelby Carrow won 6-1, 6-3 at No. 2 girls doubles and the mixed doubles team of Patrick Shirvanion and Amy Hanson won 6-1, 6-4.

The match on Tuesday was the first time the Bruins the Wildcats met on the court since last season’s playoff play in match to see who would represent the PVL in the postseason. Bear River also won that match, defeating Whitney 8-4 .

The Bruins host Colfax on Thursday.

Del Oro 9, Nevada Union 0

The Miners were swept by SFL foe Del Oro Tuesday.

Three matches went three full sets, however, including Andrew Cowell’s 7-6, 1-6, 6-2 loss to Del Oro’s Brandon Bailey at No. 3 singles. D.J. Radulovic and Alec Donahue fell to Seth Ahlquist and Brandt Steinmetz 6-2, 5-7, 6-3 at No. 1 doubles, while Miles Baker and Jacob Kirishian lost 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 to Craig Stenner and Nick DeGlymes at No. 3 doubles.

Marysville 7, Forest Lake Christian 2

Caitlin Hanson won in a comeback match, after falling 6-4 in the first set. She then won the second set 7-6 with 7-2 tiebreaker and won the super tie-break 10-7.

Leslie Johnston and Jamie Parrott won 10-8 in doubles play.

The Falcons travel to Highlands on Thursday, the match begins at 3 p.m.


Frosh: Nevada Union 6, Yuba City 4

After trailing 2-0, NU’s freshmen fought back for a win on the road Tuesday.

Cody Gardner drew the start and the win on the mound, throwing the first four innings.

Zach White finished up in the sixth and seventh to seal the victory.

Travis Hansen went 2-for-3 to lead NU, which totaled six hits in the victory.

NU’s frosh (2-0) hosts Yuba City at 11 a.m. Saturday.


Miners take 10th at state

Led by freshman Drew Bernadette’s 10th-place all-state finish, Nevada Union’s snowboard team took 10th place overall in last week’s California-Nevada Interscholastic Ski & Snowboard Federation State Championships at Mt. Shasta.

Coupled with a second-place finish by the NU alpine ski team, Nevada Union High School finished third in the inaugural Combined Ski & Snowboard points competition.

“As a whole, with our skiing and snowboarding teams, I’d say Nevada Union will be in contention on a regular basis,” said NU snowboard coach Samson Smith.

In snowboarding, Bernadette finished eighth in the slalom competition for NU and 16th in the giant slalom. Lizzie Edwards was 44th in the slalom and Paige Lampert finished 53rd in the slalom. Lampert also took 65th in the giant slalom and Autumn Meinke was 71st in the giant slalom.

For NU’s boys, Lucas Price finished 21st in slalom and 25th in giant slalom to take 19th place overall. Jeff Murray, who finished 30th overall, took 35th in the slalom and 41st in the giant slalom. Ryan Zink was 43rd in the slalom and 45th in the giant slalom for 33rd

overall. Zach Curtaccio was 47th in the giant slalom and Tyler Guenter took 56th in the giant slalom.

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