Sauer to wrestle in state semifinals
Nevada Union senior heavyweight Wade Sauer steamrolled his way through the first three rounds of competition Friday at the CIF Wrestling State Championships in Bakersfield, earning a spot in Saturday’s semifinals.
Sauer fell behind 2-0 to Granite Hills junior Gabrial Moore in the quarterfinals, but bounced back to take a 14-2 lead before pinning Moore 1:15 into the second period. He also defeated La Costa Canyon senior Joran Ohnstad 13-2 in the second round and downed La Sierra junior Travis Ewart 6-0 in his opening match.
Sauer, the Sac-Joaquin Section champ and No. 1-ranked heavyweight in the state, will face Palo Verde senior Ernie Shaw, the San Diego Section runner-up in today’s semifinals. The other semifinal features Southern Section champion Alex Mack of San Marcos and San Diego Section champ Nathaniel Skaggs of Rancho Bernardo. Sauer defeated Mack earlier this season at the Five Counties Invitational.
NU junior Drew Maraglia remains alive in the consolation bracket of the 135-pound division. Maraglia fell to Bakersfield freshman Tony Webber 5-4 in the first round, before defeating South El Monte’s Richard Santeyan 8-5 and Buchanan’s Justin Schneider 8-3 to remain in the hunt for third place.
Maraglia will face Gilroy’s Chad Haygood, when action resumes at 9 a.m. today.
Luke Manuel, an NU sophomore, lost to Righetti senior Jaime Rocha by a 10-6 count in the first round and then fell to Monache senior Eric Orozco 8-2 to be eliminated from competition.
Bruins beat Fairfield
Bear River’s varsity baseball team fell behind 4-0 to visiting Fairfield in the first inning Friday, but rallied back for a 10-6 win.
The Bruins (1-1) scored three runs in the third inning, including two off a Miles Anderson single. Bear River added five more in the fourth as Britton Barber had a two-run triple and Andy Adams added an RBI single.
Anderson ended the night 2-for-3 hitting with three runs scored, while Barber also went 2 for 3.
After surrendering the early offense to Fairfield, Chris Ose settled down to picked up the win on the mound, allowing one double the rest of the way.
Bear River travels to Oak Ridge Monday.
Elk Grove tops NU
Nevada Union gave up seven runs in the third inning and eight more in the fourth as Elk Grove broke out the bats for a 17-6 win over the Miners Friday.
NU was led at the plate by Brian Jordan’s 2-for-3 day, while J.P. Bierteumpfel had a double and Cody Bielen racked up two RBI.
Peter Ruiz started and drew the loss on the mound.
NU (0-2) hosts Del Campo at noon today.
Falcons fall on road
Calaveras topped Forest Lake Christian 6-1 Friday in the first round of the Modesto Christian Tournament.
Matt Miraldi threw two innings, allowing three hits and four runs while striking out one in picking up the loss. Robbie Alcombrack pitched two innings, striking out four and allowing one run, while Joel Baker threw two innings allowed two hits and a run while striking out three.
FLC scored it’s lone run in the sixth, when Steve Jones walked, stole second and third bases before scoring on a ground out by Baker.
FLC (1-1) will play in second round action at noon today.
Early offense lifts Bruins
Bear River scored all the runs it would need in the second inning in a 5-4 win over visiting Placer Friday.
Placer came back with four runs in the fifth inning and had the tying run on third base when Bruin pitcher Nichole Tunget got a ground out to Kayla Lagrisse at third base to end the threat.
Tunget went the distance for the win.
Candice Wermes had a two-run double, while Trisha Michaud and Brooke Spears each added singles for the Bruins.
Bear River (1-0) travels to Folsom Tuesday.
Falcons score shutout
Forest Lake Christian’s soccer team pounded visiting Vacaville Christian 7-0 in both team’s first Central Valley Christian League match of the season.
Andrea Lowe and Megan Stallings each had two goals for FLC, while Carrie Gueman scored a goal and dished off three assists. Emily Boddorf and Brittney Gilfillan also scored a goal for the Falcons.
FLC (2-2 overall, 1-0 CVCL) hosts Del Oro Wednesday.
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With a balanced offensive attack and a strong defensive effort, the Nevada Union football team went on the road Friday night and knocked off Napa, 33-14.