Youth Sports Report
Lyman Gilmore’s eighth-grade volleyball team took first place in the 16th annual Lyman Gilmore Invitational Tournament Saturday.
Lyman Gilmore was led by hitters Frankie Thomas and Tyler Prince, along with setters Nick Harris and Josh Cena.
The champions defeated Seven Hills in the finals 25-13, 15-25, 15-2.
Leading the way for Seven Hills were Colin Lee, Mark Valentine, Dalton Mickelson and Nick Kasey.
Lyman Gilmore defeated Union Hill in one semifinal, while Seven Hills downed Pleasant Valley in the other.
At the seventh-grade level, Union Hill took first place, led by Roman Seghezzi, Adam Harris, Jake DeMarco and Tim Palmer.
Union Hill defeated Lyman Gilmore in the final 25-9, 25-18.
Lyman Gilmore’s outstanding players were D.T. Grininger, Trevor Bryant and Chase Brashear.
In the semifinals, Union Hill defeated Pleasant Valley and Lyman Gilmore beat Seven Hills in the other.
The top-seeded Nevada Union Jr. Miners’ Pee Wee team emerged from the first round of playoff action with an 8-0 win over No. 8 Del Oro last Saturday at NUHS.
The win moves the Jr. Miners into second round play, where they will face fifth-seeded Roseville in a 1 p.m. matchup at Bear River High School on Nov. 11.
Roseville’s Pee Wee team reached the second round after downing fourth-seed Rocklin 14-0 at Roseville High School last Saturday.
The winner of the Nov. 11 matchup between the Jr. Miners and Jr. Tigers will advance to the Pee Wee championship.
Also in first-round action last week, the Jr. Miners’ Midget team, the seventh seed, fell to No. 2 Natomas 28-16.
At the Junior Midget level, Bear River’s No. 2-seeded team fell to No. 7 Roseville 34-8.
Stellar Gymnastics girls’ team competed in the Halloween Jamboree in Oroville Oct. 28, bringing home several first-place finishes.
At Level 4, Kayla Jones won first place with the highest all-around score of the season, 36.00. She also placed second on uneven bars (9.2) and balance beam (9.0), along with a third place finish on vault (9.0) and floor exercise (8.8). Alyssa Garrett placed first on floor (8.9) and fifth in the all-around (35.200). Haley See was fourth in the all-around (3.250), second on the vault (9.05) and the floor (9.1).
In her first meet of the season, which also happened to be her seventh birthday, Macee Babcock took seventh on bars (8.35), and ninth in the all-around (33.450). Kayleigh Davis placed eighth on bars (8.5) and Jennifer Alberts was eighth on floor (8.65).
At Level 5, Carly Davenport took first place on vault (8.525). Mikaela Lujan placed third in the all-around (35.150) and third on the vault (8.275) and beam (9.050). Jessica Alberts finished seventh in the all-around (33.025). Peyton White was sixth in the all-around (33.100). In her first meet of the season, Rachel Greenwood placed eighth on beam (8.0).
At Level 6, Vivian Miller earned first place on bars (8.55), second on beam (9.125) and all-around (34.850). Kristina Cena placed second on beam (9.075), third on floor (8.85) and the all-around in the younger age group (34.875).
Annika Brown took fifth on floor (8.8). Allyson Pritchard placed sixth on beam (8.65). Abby Hedenland took seventh on bars (8.00) and Camille Lake was seventh on beam (8.4).
The team competes in the first postseason meet in Chico this weekend.
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