Record swim for Miners
Nevada Union’s boys swim team won 10 of 11 events in a 95-75 win over Sierra Foothill League foe Woodcreek on Tuesday. The Miners were led by a school-record-setting performance by Kyle Virva.
Virva clocked a time of 52.14 seconds to win the 100-yard butterfly, breaking NU’s school record set by Drew Harris last season. Virva also won the 100 backstroke in 58.55.
Gabriel Ingersoll was a double winner, taking the 50 freestyle (23.34) and the 100 free (50.85), while Nicholas Ingersoll also scored a pair of first-place finishes, winning the 100 breaststroke in 1:02.39 and the 200 individual medley in 2:10.03.
Eric Wurster was the winner in the 500 freestyle in 5:06.22.
Nevada Union’s boys also won all three relay events.
On the girls side, Woodcreek won 94-77.
Caitlin Lee and Haley Porter each pulled off a pair of victories. Lee won the 200 free (2:02.19) and the 500 free (5:26.98), while Porter was the winner in the 50 free (25.56) and the 100 free (53.61).
Colleen Heauser was the winner in the 200 individual medley with a time of 2:19.50.
NU’s girls also won the 200 medley relay and the 400 free relay.
Nevada Union competes at Granite Bay Friday.
Bear River 6, Foothill 1
Bear River opened its season on a winning note Tuesday, led by Jenna Wermes’ 2-for-3 day at the plate with a double and 2 RBIs.
Katie Mathis was 2-for-2 hitting with an RBI, while Ashley Sawyer had a hit, stole two bases and scored two runs.
Brittany Ceo picked up the win, allowing one earned run and two walks while striking out six in six innings.
Another highlight for the Bruins was a pinch-hit performance by Tera Reason in the fifth-inning, when she doubled on a 3-2 count with two outs and the bases loaded to push across a pair of runs.
Bear River competes in the Argonaut Tournament on Friday and Saturday in Jackson, opening play with Calaveras at 2 p.m., followed by a 3:30 p.m. matchup with Yosemite on Friday.
Nevada Union 203, Woodcreek 212
The Miners looked right at home Tuesday at Alta Sierra Country Club, where Nevada Union scored a win in its first Sierra Foothill League match.
A trio of seniors led the Miners, including Gavin Butcher, who earned medalist honors with an even par 36. D.J. Milligan shot a 39 to tie for second place, while John Hyland had a 41 for fourth place.
Juniors Richard Benevento and Travis Callison carded a 43 and 44, respectively.
NU (2-0 overall, 1-0 SFL) hosts Granite Bay at Alta Sierra Thursday.
Lincoln 237, Forest Lake Christian 274
Maxx Mamula fired a 43 and Chase Alexander shot a 48, but it wasn’t enough to lift the Falcons over host Lincoln at Lincoln Hills on Tuesday.
The Falcons also got a 57 from Dustin Boatman and 58s from Brett Beyler and John Phenix.
Placer 208, Bear River 229
Placer’s Chris Bednorski shot a one-under-par 34 to win medalist honors Tuesday at Lake of the Pines.
Bear River was led by Greg Remillard’s 41 and Eddie Millington’s 43. Taylor Daniels shot a 45, Hayden Lavelle a 46 and Kevin Young a 54 for the Bruins.
Bear River hosts Lincoln on Thursday at Lake of the Pines.
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EL DORADO — Nevada Union’s up and down season continued Friday night as the Miners struggled mightily in a 41-7 loss to the Union Mine Diamondbacks.