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Youth Sports Report

Seven Hills Middle School cheerleaders competed in the Jamz Cheer and Dance Championship competition at Six Flags Marine World on Oct. 15.

The Raiders brought home first place and also compiled a 71.6 percent score that earned the squad an invitation to compete in the 2007 Jamz Nationals Competition in Las Vegas.

Earlier this week, the team presented a 32-inch trophy to Seven Hills Principal Joe Limov.

The school’s cheerleading program was revived in June 2005, led by volunteers Bunnie Slade, Sheri Murray and Natalie Hannah, after an estimated five-year hiatus.

The squad includes Megan Arnett (captain), Hannah Benfield, Mariah Dougherty, Halie Heth, Hope Lauer, Nicole Lundberg, Jannessa Slade and Sydnie Steinbach.

Deer Creek Elementary mascot Haylie Steinbach also attended the event, along with the squad’s advisers and parents.

Though the cheer team has not yet confirmed their trip to Vegas, they will be competing at Disneyland and plan to perform with the San Francisco 49ers cheerleaders in 2007. The cheerleaders will also continue to stoke school spirt for the boys’ flag football and basketball teams at Seven Hills.

Stellar gymnasts compete at Goblin Games

Vivian Miller produced a first-place performance in Level 6 competition on vault with a 9.2, as Stellar Gymnastics top finisher at the Goblin Games in Reno on Oct. 21-22.

Miller also took third on floor exercise (8.85) and fourth in the all-around (34.20). Abby Hedenland took third place on vault (8.85), while Allyson Pritchard placed sixth on balance beam (8.6) and Annika Brown took seventh on beam (8.2) and floor (8.5). Kristina Cena finished seventh on uneven bars (8.15).

At Level 5, Mikaela Lujan finished eighth in the all-around (33.10). And returning from an ankle injury, Carly Davenport took sixth place on vault (8.55).

At Level 4, Hayle See placed fourth on vault (9.2), beam (8.35) and the all-around (34.75) in her first meet. Alysa Garrett took third place on beam (8.825) and eighth in the all-around (34.60). Kayla Jones fnished 10th in the all-around (34.325), while in the junior division, Kayleigh Davis placed 11th in the all-around (34.90).

‘Martial Arts for Kids Day’ Saturday

Perry’s Athletic Training Center will host Martial Arts for Kids Day at 10 a.m. Saturday, offering kids a chance to compete.

Among the events offered will be Point Karate, Sports Ju Ji Tsu and Grappling. All events are medium contact.

Full gear is mandatory, including mouthpiece, cup, foot pads, gloves and headgear.

Cost is $10 per competitor and $5 for each additional event. Spectators are admitted free.

Pizza will be provided by the center, while parents are asked to supply drinks.

For more on the event, contact Perry’s Athletic Training Center, 1050 Whispering Pines, Suite C, at 273-8121.

16th Gilmore volleyball tourney set

Lyman Gilmore School will hosts its 16th annual boys’ invitational volleyball tournament Saturday.

Pleasant Valley and Seven Hills will square off in the tourney opener at 9 a.m. Union Hill and Lyman Gilmore follow in game two at 10 a.m.

Seven Hills will play Union Hill at 11 a.m., followed by Pleasant Valley and Lyman Gilmore at noon. The 1 p.m. matchup features Seven Hills and Lyman Gilmore, while Pleasant Valley and Union Hill meet at 2 p.m.

Playoffs are set to begin at 3:15 p.m. The top seed from pool play will face the fourth seed, while Nos. 2 and 3 will square off. Playoff matches are best two of three to 25 points.

Jr. Bruins meet Jr. Miners

The Mighty Mite game was a breakout game for several of the Jr. Miners, who won the game 40-7. Quarterback Bo Perkins completed a 15 yard pass to Tyler West for the first score. A score from Perkins and a 58-yard touchdown run from Logan Loper put the Miners up 20-0 at the half.

In the second half, Justus Spillner, and Conner Stafford had touchdowns. Spillner also had a 5-yard pass to Anthony DoLuca that went for a 40-yard TD. Cody Lane racked up 9 tackles and had two sacks for the defense.

Jr. Pee Wee

The Jr. Miners won the Jr. Pee Wees matchup against the Bruins 25-7.

Jr. Midgets

The Bear River Jr. Midgets defeated Nevada Union 40-0, clinching the division title.

Leading the way was for the Jr. Bruins was Jacob Robinson with 165 yards rushing and two touchdowns, one of them on a 97-yard run. Following closely behind was Jimmy Bamburg with 111 rushing yards and a touchdown.

Dallen Huetter had eight rushing yards, a touchdown, eight tackles and two quarterback sacks. Also crossing the goal line for the Jr. Bruins were Cody Heard, and Bradley Bothelio, who earned his touchdown by recovering a fumble in the end zone. Chris Carcido with 38 rushing yards and Austen Stevenson with 11 yards rounded off the offense.

The defense was lead by Cody Heard with 12 tackles. Evan Orrick and Chris Carcido each had a quarterback sack and Johnny Cassar intercepted a pass. Bamburg, Kevin O’ Brien, Austen Stevenson, Tyler Kistner and John Magni had a combined total of 28 defensive hits.


The Midget game wasn’t decided until late in the fourth quarter, as the Jr. Miners held on to win 22-21.

The Miners scored first on an 8 yard pass completion to Josh Cena. Eli Herlitz ended the Bruin’s next posession with an interception.

The Miners converted a fourth-and-7 with a 20-yard run from Cena, the next play was a 25-yard touchdown from Brad Spangler putting the Miners up 16-0.

Bear River responded with a couple of first downs followed by a 44-yard run by Sam Huston to the Miner 1-yard line. Two plays later Huston pounded in the touchdown to make the score 16-8 at halftime.

During the third quarter both defenses stepped up as Ethan Tietze stripped and recovered a Miner fumble. The Miners came up with two interceptions in the third as Herlitz nabbed his second in the game and Boddi Winegar came up with a grab one series later.

The Miners scored again with a 24-yard run from Cena putting the Miners on top 22-8 with 5:46 left in the third. The Bruins started on their own 15 yard line. The offense of the Bruins behind the line of Sena O”Brien, Garret Jensen, Anthony Gardner, Michael Mascari, and tight ends Tyler Quirarte, Joey Reina ground out seven first downs to bring the Bruins within a touchdown with 7:52 left in the game.

The Bruins recovered their onside kickoff at the Miner 48-yard line. Fullback Chris Fox carried the ball nine of the next 12 plays, the ninth carry a 2-yard touchdown. The 2-point conversion failed and the Miners recovered the ensuing kickoff.


For a report on the Oct. 14 matchup between Rocklin’s Jr. Thunder and Nevada Union’s Jr. Miners, visit the Web site


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