Youth Sports Report
Top-seed Seven Hills scored a 28-25 win over third-seeded Weimar Hills to claim the Nevada County seventh-grade, large-school championship Saturday at Nevada Union High School.
Brianna Dills scored 13 points, including eight in the fourth quarter, to lead Seven Hills, while Jenna Britton added seven. Weimar Hill was led by Iona LaFranco’s 13 points and Sara Davidson’s seven points.
Weimar Hill led 20-14 at end of three quarters, but went scoreless for first five minutes of final period.
Seven Hills was also the undefeated regular season champion at the seventh grade level.
In the third-place game, fifth-seeded Forest Lake Christian defeated No. 2 Magnolia 28-21. Maggie Aubuchon had 19 points for FLC, while Maddie Phelps had seven for Magnolia.
Union Hill won the consolation round at the seventh-grade level, defeating Pleasant Valley 29-13.
Second-seeded Weimar Hills won the eighth-grade, large-school girls basketball championship at Nevada Union High School Saturday, edging top-seeded Union HIll 40-38.
Weimar Hills was led by 15 points from Shelby Kelch and 13 points from Erikila Heikila. Union Hill’s leading scorers were Calynn Stanford with 17 points and Alyssa Rodriguez with 10 points.
Union Hill was the regular-season champion with an 11-1 record and defeated Weimar Hills twice in league play. Weimar Hills also won the 2005 seventh tournament after also finishing second in league play.
Union Hill held off Lyman Gilmore 37-30 in one semifinal, while Weimar Hills downed Magnolia 46-29 in the other semi.
Lyman Gilmore, the fourth seed, defeated No. 2 Magnolia 29-27 for third place. Lyman Gilmore had seven points each from Jenny Carrol, Miranda Castles and Tori Rohrs.
In the consolation round, Pleasant Valley defeated Forest Lake Christian 31-29.
Defending champion Chicago Park defeated Ready Springs, 40-26 for this year’s middle school, small school championship at Bear River High School. Clear Creek defeated Mount St. Mary’s to finish third.
Stellar gymnasts win Level 6
Stellar Gymnastics team competed at Tiger Paw, a meet at Pozsar’s Gymnastics in Sacramento, on Oct. 14.
The Level 6 gymnasts placed second in the team competition, led by Vivian Miller’s win in the all-round competition with a score of 34.775. Miller also won the vault (8.5) and the balance beam (9.25).
Allyson Pritchard placed second on beam with a 9.1, while Abby Hedenland took third on the vault with an 8.35 and sixth in the all-around with a 31.875. Kristina Cena placed sixth in the all-around, improving her score to 33.675.
At Level 4, Kayla Jones placed third on floor exercise with an 8.675 and fifth in the all-around with a 34.475. Rebecca Bowman scored a 34.950 in the all-around, earning sixth place. Alyssa Garrett placed third on balance beam with an 8.95. Jennifer Alberts finished 15th in the all-around.
In Level 5 competition, Mikaela Lujan had her best beam routine of the season with a 9.0 for third place. Peyton White placed seventh on beam with a score of 8.70. Jessica Alberts placed 24th in the all-around.
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– The Union staff
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