Three NU cyclists place |

Three NU cyclists place

The Nevada Union Independent Mountain Bike Team took to a new course in the Iron Angels race in Angels Camp on private property adjoining the Calaveras County Fairgrounds this weekend and had three riders place.

Senior Melissa Waters won the varsity girls race, while sophomore Sarah Ely won the JV girls race and senior Matt Wittler came in second in the varsity boys race.

The course consisted of a 5.5-mile loop of ranch roads, railroad grades, four creek crossings, a few short/steep hills and three long climbs in addition to a plethora of mud throughout the entire course.

Because of a computer malfunction the team results have not yet been made available.


Nevada Union 8, Rocklin 6

The Nevada Union baseball team found itself down 6-3 going into the bottom of the sixth inning against Rocklin, but was able to explode for five runs to come back and win the game by a score of 8-6.

Junior Tom Brindley started off the scoring with a double to knock in two runs and then headed to third as the throw went to home plate. The Rocklin catcher then fired a wild throw to third base and Brindley scampered home to knot the score at 6-6.

Senior Brian Jordan drew a walk and junior Nic Gauldin singled with Rocklin committing another throwing error that allowed Jordan to score the winning run, to put the Miners up 7-6. Gauldin then scored from a double off the bat of senior Peter Ruiz.

Jordan and Ruiz each went 2-for-3 hitting, while Gauldin and senior Jamie Lohmeyer each went 2-for-4.

Dan Stiph pitched three innings of relief to earn the win, giving up one run on two hits. Lohmeyer was credited with the save.

“It was key for Dan to come on in and keep the game close in relief to give us the opportunity to come back and win,” Nevada Union coach Ted White said.

The Miners (2-1) hit the field again today at Jesuit.


Del Oro 7, Bear River 1

Bear River allowed seven runs in the first two innings and then held host Del Oro scoreless over the next five frames, but the damage was done as the Bruins dropped their softball season opener to the Golden Eagles 7-1 Monday.

“We showed some jitters little bit,” said Bruin head coach Duane Zauner. “We only had four returning players in the lineup.

“The way I look at it, they won the first two innings 7-0 and we won the last five 1-0.”

Bear River pitcher Britney Ceo drew the start and, after the first two innings, shut out the Golden Eagles in the final four innings. Bear River also got strong defensive play, turning two double plays down the stretch. One of those plays, Zauner said, was especially sharp as Rebecca Zauner fielded a bunt, tossed it over to first base and Ashley Sawyer, who turned around and threw to Tara Reason at third for the double play.

Kelly Shepard also had a strong defensive game in right field, throwing out a pair of runners for two assists in the game.

The Bruins had just one hit on the night, a single supplied by Rebecca Zauner in the second inning, and scored when Reasons drew a bases-loaded walk.

Bear River (0-1) hosts Foothill at 3:45 p.m. today.

Boys Volleyball

Nevada Union 3, Pleasant Valley 0

The Miners opened Capital Valley Conference League play with a 3-0 win against Pleasant Valley, winning 25-18, 25-13 and 29-27.

Junior outside hitter Graham Davis totaled 17 kills while junior Tim Lamphier was credited with contributing an outstanding night of defense.

“Our setters, Nate Rosenbloom and Cody Curtis, did an outstanding job all the way around,” Nevada Union coach Kelly Rhoden said. “They had blocks in the front row, some great hitting and of course good setting.”

Nevada Union plays again 5 p.m. Wednesday as the Miners host West Campus for a varsity-only match.


Forest Lake Christian 5, Inderkum 4

The Forest Lake Christian tennis team took home another close league match, beating Inderkum 5-4 to begin the year 4-0 overall and 2-0 in league. The Falcons hit the courts again today against league rival Marysville. Last season, FLC and Marysville shared the league championship.


No. 1 singles: Matthew Whiteside (I) def. Kevin Van Streefkerk (FLC), 5-7, 3-6

No. 2 singles: Pelipe Esaidero (I) def. Nick Cobion (FLC), 6-1, 6-1

No. 1 doubles: Scott Tracy and Andrew Hawkinson (FLC) def. Tim Nguyen and Rahmi Karajah (I), 10-3

No. 2 doubles: Sebastian Wirth and Augustine Vestile (I) def. Dan Robinson and Mark Huntsinger, 10-5


No. 1 singles: Sarah Perona (I) def. Christy Humphrey (FLC), 6-4, 6-1

No. 2 singles: Jeanee Gonet (FLC) def. Daishauna Matthews (I), 6-0, 6-0

No. 1 doubles: Jessica Will and Chelsea Hawkinson (FLC) def. Noreen Deleon and Erika Wood (I) 10-3

No. 2 doubles: Megan Wieczorek and Chelsea Hanson (FLC) def. Jessica Au and Youbin Jung, 10-4

Mixed doubles: Thomas Cobion and Brenna Vossmeyer (FLC) def. Calvin Llarena and Jenny Tran, 10-1

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