Second half lifts Kennedy over NU |

Second half lifts Kennedy over NU

A tale of two halves is the way Nevada Union head coach Mike Voss characterized the Miners’ 5-3 loss to Kennedy Tuesday.

“It was a pretty even game. We won the first half and they won the second,” Voss said.

Shot statistics bear that out as NU out shot Kennedy 9-5 in the first half in taking a 3-2 half-time lead. The second half was a different story as the Cougars put seven shots on goal to the Miners two.

“We didn’t play good offense in the second half,” said Voss.

Mallory Meier scored first for NU with an assist by Courtney Paquin. Jocelyn Rapp assisted Molly Augustus for the Miners second goal. Kacey Rogers scored NU’s final goal unassisted.

Goalkeeper Christi Giuliani made five saves for the Miners.

“Christi played a very good game,” said Voss.

“It was a tough game because at 3-2 at half-time, we were in control of our own destiny. Now we need help to get into the playoffs.”

The Miners JV beat Kennedy 2-0.

Nevada Union (7-4, 4-4) hosts Bear River in a make-up game today at 4 p.m. on the Sierra College pitch.

Vacaville Christian 4,

Forest Lake Christian 3

Forest Lake Christian couldn’t recover from a 4-1 deficit in the second half Tuesday, as the Falcons fell short of Victory Christian 4-3 in a Central Valley Christian League match.

Shelby Lowe had two goals for FLC, while Jill Witzke added another for the Falcons.


Nevada Union 4, Yuba City 0

Keeping pace in the Metro Conference, Nevada Union won at Yuba City 4-0.

Junior hurler Rachelle Chan went the distance for NU, throwing seven innings while collecting six strike outs and giving up only three hits.

Freshman Kayla Bennett went 2-for-3 at the plate with a double and an RBI. MacKenzie Cole was 1-for-3 with 2 RBIs. Tawny Gordon went 2-for-3, Jaleen Waller was 1-for-3, Erin Jacobsen had a 1-for-1 day, and Kayla Olsen was 1-for-3.

“Compared to last Thursday we woke up our bats,” said NU assistant coach Max Bennett. “And backed it up with good defense.”

The Miners (11-9-1, 4-1) are one game behind league-leader Granite Bay and travel to Grant on Thursday.

Forest Lake Christian 19, Foresthill 1

The Forest Lake Christian softball team mercy-ruled non-league opponent Foresthill by a score of 19-1.

Freshman pitcher Lisa Mattson got the win for the Falcons giving up one run on one hit in three innings with six strikeouts. Senior Katie Vierra came in to pitch two innings of relief, giving up zero hits.

Leading the way at the plate was senior Jessica Pearce who went 4-for-5 with 3 RBIs and two runs. Megan Sanders went 1-for-2 with 2 RBIs and three runs while Vierra and Jessica Lockhart both went 1-for-3 with 1 RBI and three and two runs, respectively.

Freshman Lisa Mattson went 1-for-3 with a triple that turned into an inside the park homer after a Foresthill fielding error.

The Falcons (4-8, 1-1) host Victory Christian Friday in an important Central Valley Christian league matchup.

Bear River 7, Mesa Verde 0

Britney Ceo struck out four and walked two while allowing three hits Tuesday, as Bear River blanked Mesa Verde 7-0 in Pioneer Valley League play.

The Bruins (11-7, 2-2 PVL) broke the game open in the sixth, scoring five runs. Two of those runs came on a two-out single by Kelly Shepard, and two more followed on a single by Ceo.

The Bruins host the Metro Conference’s Kennedy High School at 4 p.m. Thursday in a non-league matchup.


Bear River 9, Mesa Verde 0

The Bear River tennis team dominated Mesa Verde, winning all nine matches. Only two sets were ever in doubt as the Bruins cruised through the match.

Number one boys singles Matt Travers won 6-0, 6-2. Number two singles Andrew Tintle won 7-6, 6-0. Petra Veghova, number one girls singles, won 6-3, 6-3 and number two girls singles Katherine Erickson won 6-3, 6-2.

In doubles action, Cameron Lewis and Pat Miller won 10-2, while Ricky Fowler and Kris Morehouse won 10-3.

On the girls side, Hannah Ells and Amanda Remillard won 10-3. Ashley Lowe, with Aleah Madsen, won a squeaker 10-9.

The mixed doubles team of Andrew Thorpe and Jasmine Davis won 10-3.

Bear River (5-2) will play at Colfax on April 19.


Bear River 201, Lincoln 241

Playing on the par 35 front nine at Lake of the Pines golf course, Bear River handily defeated Mira Loma 201-241.

Niall Conn of BRHS fired a one over par 36 to take medalist honors. Ryan Ursiny and Tyler Chicourrat carded 39s, while Luke DePass shot 40, Nick Honey 47, and Eric Brown came home in 48 strokes.

Bear River (5-1) will host Mira Loma at Lake of the Pines on Thursday.

Forest Lake Christian 253,

Victory Christian 314

Jeff Pulliam shot a round of 44 to earn medalist honors Tuesday, as the Forest Lake Christian Falcons downed Victory Christian 253-314. Jeremy Brown, Peter Burton and Ian Shore each shot a 51 for FLC, while Jason Pulliam finished with a 56.


Woodcreek 3, Bear River 1

Woodcreek defeated Bear River in four games at Bear River Tuesday, 25-15, 25-23, 23-25, 25-19.

James Dumont had seven kills and six digs for the Bruins. Garrett Cross had ten kills and three blocks. Gary Tofte added five kills, three blocks and six digs.

The Bruins host Roseville Thursday.


NU girls 109, Yuba City 65

NUboys 125, Yuba City 56

Nevada Union improved to 2-0 in the Metro Conference with wins over Yuba City by the girls and boys teams.

The Miners had four double winners on the girls team, and the boys had two. Coleen Heauser, Caitlin Lee, Whitney Stevenson and Allison Chambers won two events for the girls. Jon Huffman-Eddy and Drew Harris won two events in the boys meet.

Nevada Union hosts Granite Bay next Tuesday.

NU winners: 200 yd. IM-Jon Huffman-Eddy, 2.10.75.; 100 yd. back-Jon Huffman-Eddy, 1.01.45.; 500 yd. freestyle-Drew Harris, 4.53.02.; 50 yd. freestyle-Drew Harris, 23.36.; 100 yd. breaststroke-Nicholas Ingersoll, 1.05.09.; 1 m. diving-Mike Tittle, 193.20; 400 yd. freestyle relay-Ryan Stefani, Kyle Virva, Wesley Leonard and Elias Mott, 3.34.94.; 200 yd. freestyle-Coleen Heauser, 2.14.27.; 100 yd. butterfly-Coleen Heauser, 1.09.43.; 200 yd. IM-Caitlin Lee, 2.19.53.; 100 yd. freestyle-Caitlin Lee, 58.13.; 50 yd. freestyle-Whitney Stevenson, 25.90.; 100 yd. backstroke-Whitney Stevenson, 1.03.52.; 500 yd. freestyle-Allison chambers, 5.48.42.; 100 yd. breaststroke-Allison Chambers, 1.16.17.; 1 m. diving-Bree Charnett, 194.70.; 200 yd. freestyle relay-Tawny Stedman, Amanda Ramey, Colleen Heauser and Alyssa Orellana, 1.59.34.; 400 yd. freestyle relay-Allison Chambers, Whitney Stevenson, Stephanie Larson and Paige Herfurth, 4.08.64.

Bear River girls 119, Rio Linda 44

Bear River boys 132, Rio Linda 31

Bear River dominated Rio Linda in a non-conference meet. Shannon Dayton, Adrianne Brown and Ann Hegglie were individual double winners for the girls while Ryan Maxwell and Ron Angold won two individual races for the boys.

Bear River hosts River City next Tuesday at Memorial Park in Grass Valley for their last home meet of the year.

BRHS winners: 200 yd. medley relay-Adrianne Brown, Tosha Duncan, Ann Hegglie and Shannon Dayton, 2.11.44.; 200 yd. IM-Shannon Dayton, 2.49.56.; 50 yd. freestyle-Ann Hegglie, 27.48.; 100 yd. butterfly-Ann Hegglie, 1.08.57.; 100 yd. freestyle-Shannon Dayton, 1.06.75.; 500 yd. freestyle-Adrianne Brown, 6.59.22.; 200 yd. freestyle relay-Hayley Loehr, Ann Hegglie, Shannon Dayton and Stephanie Ursiny, 1.55.97.; 100 yd. backstroke-Adrianne Brown, 1.22.89.; 100 yd. breaststroke-Ashley Harris, 1.26.08 (tie).; 400 yd. freestyle relay-Adrianne Brown, Tosha Duncan, Stephanie Sarradet and Stephanie Ursiny, 4.46.47.; 200 yd. medley relay-Brian Wood, Scott Martin, Ryan Maxwell and Ron Angold, 2.00.13.; 200 yd. freestyle-Ryan Maxwell, 2.17.15.; 200 yd. IM-Brian Agnew, 2.41.67.; 50 yd. freestyle-Ron Angold, 25.03.; 100 yd. butterfly-Ryan Maxwell, 1.03.81.; 100 yd. freestyle-Ron Angold, 58.89.; 200 yd. freestyle relay-Ron Angold, Ryan Maxwell, Chase Rogers, and Lance Welch, 1.45.09.; 100 yd. backstroke-Brian Wood, 1.11.19.; 100 yd. breaststroke-Scott Martin, 1.16.17.; 400 yd. freestyle relay-Brian Agnew, Chase Rogers, Brian Wood and Lance Welch, 4.14.55.

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