School records broken
After two impressive performances, the Bear River track and field record books will need to be updated as long jumper Anthony Logan and high jumper Rachel Welz set new school records in a dual meet against Lincoln at Oakmont.
Logan, a senior, jumped 21-feet, 5 inches to beat the old school record by 1 inch. The senior also holds the school record in the high jump.
Welz, a sophomore, beat her old school record by 1 inch, clearing 5 foot, 6 inches.
The Bear River boys track team lost to Lincoln scoring 51 points to Lincoln’s 80 while the JV Bruins lost to Lincoln 66-56. Bear River’s girls varsity team won 96-39.
Forest Lake Christian 5, Golden Sierra 4
The Forest Lake Christian softball team found itself down 4-1 going into the bottom of the sixth inning, but the young Falcons’ squad responded by scoring four runs to regain the lead and win by a score of 5-4.
Freshman pitcher Lisa Matson threw a complete game no-hitter (but did hit four batters), totaling eight strikeouts.
Katie Vierra began the sixth inning by reaching on an error by Golden Sierra’s shortstop. Matson drew a walk with senior Megan Wisniewski hitting a deep fly ball over the right fielder’s head to score Vierra. Jessica Pearce continued the rally by blooping a hit over second base to score Ashley Gallegos who was pinch running for Matson.
Two batters later Megan Sanders hit another bloop over second base to score Wisniewski. Sophomore Kara Siegalkoff then singled down the first base line to score Pearce for what would be the winning run.
“Lisa just continued to get stronger every inning and our hitters were finally able to get to Golden Sierra’s pitcher,” Forest Lake coach Dave Lockhart said.
Pearce went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run while Siegalkoff went 2-for-3 with an RBI.
The Falcons (3-8, 0-1) hit the diamond again at 4 p.m. Friday, hosting Woodland Christian.
Forest Lake Christian 154, Woodland Christian 161
The Forest Lake Christian boys golf team was able to take down a tough league opponent in Woodland Christian to set up a critical match today against undefeated Faith Christian. It took Woodland Christian seven more strokes than the Falcons to finish the course as FLC came in with 154 strokes to Woodland Christian’s 161.
Jeremy Brown shot the low score for the Falcons with a 48 with sophomore Peter Burton nipping at his heels with a 49. Senior captains Jeff Pulliam and Ian Shore came in with scores of 50 and 51, respectively. Jonathan Phenix’s 56 was the fifth Falcon score to count.
“I wasn’t a very good day for us out there, but we were able to sneak one out,” said Forest Lake Christian coach Joel Meisenheimer.
The Falcons (5-1) host Faith Christian at DarkHorse Golf Course this afternoon with tee time set for 3:30 p.m.
The Nevada Union boys golf team is sitting eight strokes back from the lead after the first day of play at the Carson City Tournament in Carson City, Nev. After shooting a team score of 373 on the par 72 course, Fallon High school is in the lead with the Miners shooting a 381.
Erik Flores led Nevada Union with a 75 while Justin Johnson, Gavin Butcher and D.J. Milligan all turned in 76’s. Ryan Walker shot a 78.
The Miners play 18 holes today to determine the winner of the tournament.
Bear River 9,
Mira Loma 0
The score being somewhat deceiving, Bear River beat a tough Mira Loma squad 9-0. Bear River was finally able to put a run on the board in the bottom of the fifth inning and scored eight more runs in the sixth inning to power on for the win.
Senior righty Anthony Welz pitched a complete game two-hitter with eight strikeouts for his first win of the season.
“Anthony has only given up five runs in four complete games and went into this game 0-3,” Bear River coach Mike Viola said. “He earned this one and definitely had it coming.”
Junior designated hitter Steve Sitter drew a walk to begin the fifth inning and sophomore Ryan Polisso was inserted in his place as a pinch runner. Meanwhile, at the plate, freshman leftfielder Brian Sibis threw some fake bunts to draw the infield in and create two passed ball situations to move Polisso to third base.
Sibis then hit a ball to the right side of the infield that the second baseman fielded and shot home in hopes of throwing out Polisso, but came up short.
No Bruin hitter managed multiple hits, as Bear River totaled just six hits.
The Bruins (6-6 overall, 1-2 PVL) hit the diamond again at 4 p.m. Friday at West Campus.
Yuba City 10,
Nevada Union 4
What began as a close game quickly slipped out of reach as Nevada Union and Yuba City were knotted at two going into the fifth inning. The Honkers went on to hit four runs in the fifth, two in the sixth and two in the seventh to win 10-4.
Senior Dan Rackley took the loss for the Miners, giving up six runs, only two earned, on four hits with two strikeouts and five walks. Out of the 10 Honker runs, only five were earned.
Senior shortstop Brian Jordan went 2-for-4 and junior catcher Daniel Graning went 2-for-3 with two RBIs. Rackley added a double and junior Nic Gauldin hit a solo homer in the second inning.
The Miners hit the diamond again set for 4:15 p.m. Friday at Grant.
Nevada Union girls 108, McClatchy 60
Nevada Union boys 117, McClatchy 51
For the first time in a few years, the Nevada Union girls swimming team beat McClatchy – and did so in grand fashion by winning all eight individual events and all three relay races.
“The girls came through with flying colors and swam very well,” Nevada Union coach John Sultan said.
Four swimmers, Whitney Stephenson, Allison Chambers, Caitlin Lee and Colleen Heauser, were all double winners for the Miners as were Drew Harris, Jon Huffman-Eddy and Ryan Stefani for the boys team.
The Miner’s meet scheduled for today against Johnson has been canceled. Johnson will not field a swimming team this season. Nevada Union will hit the pool again April 12 at Yuba City.
First place finishers:
100 yard freestyle, Whitney Stephenson, 1:03.90
200 yard freestyle, Stephenson, 2:01.59
50 yard freestyle, Allison Chambers, 26.30
100 yard freestyle, Chambers, 58.74
100 yard butterfly, Caitlin Lee, 1:03.46
500 yard freestyle, Lee, 5:29.81
100 yard breaststroke, Colleen Heauser, 1:14.30
200 yard individual medley, 2:26.70
200 yard medley relay, Stephenson, Chambers, Lee and Heauser, 1:56.72
200 yard freestyle relay, Courtney Parker, Stephanie Larson, Shiloh Fish and Chambers, 1:53.40
400 yard freestyle relay, Stephenson, Heauser, Fish and Lee, 4:01.79
200 yard freestyle, Jon Huffman-Eddy, 1:52.74
500 yard freestyle, Huffman-Eddy, 5:04.40
100 yard butterfly, Drew Harris, 2:04.58
200 yard individual medley, Harris, 55.80
50 yard freestyle, Ryan Stefani, 23.34
100 yard freestyle, Stefani, 53.52
100 yard breaststroke, Nicholas Ingersoll, 1:05.38
200 yard medley relay, Harris, Ingersoll, Stefani and Jason Wethern, 1:45.93
200 yard freestyle relay, Jordan Golnik, Huffman-Eddy, Wethern and Stefani, 1:34.95
400 yard freestyle relay, Jason Tilly, Golnik, Harris and Huffman-Eddy, 3:38.95
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