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Joey Cena, Ethan Garrity, Antonio Lopez and Jonny Callas finished first in their divisions and weight classes for the Gold Mine wrestling team in a tournament at Johnson High School in Sacramento.

In the bantam division, Cena topped the 42-47-pounders, and fellow bantam Garrity won the 85-90-pound division.

Lopez won the novice division at 57-62 pounds, and novice Callas won the 83-87-pound bracket.



Second-place Gold Mine wrestlers were Dominic Garrity (bantam, 85-90), Michael Tipton (novice, 57-62), Will Sumner (novice, 83-87), Jimmy Klauer (novice, 121-135), Julian Purdy (schoolboy, 88-92), Jacob Purdy (cadet, 98), and Aaron Keane (cadet, 145). Finishing third were Michael Morgan (bantam, 56-61), Ryley Berzins (novice, 67-71), and Christopher Newell (novice, 107-110).

Stampede continues with big wins




El Dorado Hills came to Grass Valley on Friday, and Yuba City followed Saturday; both left with blowout losses to the Gold Country Stampede Lacrosse team.

On Friday at Nevada Union High School, the Stampede won 10-3. In the triumph, Sky King and Patrick Konttinen scored three goals each, while Nick Harris posted two, and Sean O’Brien and Chris Carcido scored one each. In goal, Alec Hamlin grabbed eight saves.

“It was one of the better games,” coach Terry Baxter said, “with strong play coming from the defense, the middies and the goalie. This game showed a return of the Stampede running their offensive play selection.

Konttinen led the Stampede with four goals in the 12-1 win against Yuba City, and Nick Harris contributed three. Carcido, King, O’Brien, Justin Lawton and Beau Hotchkiss added one goal each.

O’Brien, Chris Fox, Garrett Jensen and Joe Lavelle led the defense in both bouts, and Carcido, Lawton, Ceilidh Baxter and Peter Mitchell pitched in sturdy performances at midfield.

The victories put the Stampede’s record to 8-1 and secured a spot as the No. 1 team in the Junior East Division. The next game is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. April 19 at Fair Oaks, where the Stampede will face the Mustangs (3-3).

Mariners beat Yankees in shootout

Kyle Selleck hit 4-for-4 with a grand slam for the Yankees Monday night at Condon Park, but the Mariners prevailed 15-14 in a majors-division Little League game.

Selleck finished with 5 RBIs.

Andy Thomas had two hits, including a triple, for the Yankees, while William Elliott hit a double. With singles were Kalem Semore, J.T. Mortara and Andy Thomas.

Alec Gregory, Chris Gannon and James Schmidt had two hits each for the Mariners, while Morgan Monigold’s one hit was a double. Bradley Carrion singled.

Monigold also pitched four innings with eight strikeouts.

On the mound for the Yankees, Selleck threw three innings and fanned seven batters.

Breeze take gold in It’s Raining 3s

The Bear River Breeze girls basketball team knocked off all three opponents over the weekend en route to a first-place finish at the It’s Raining 3s tournament.

The Breeze beat the Sac Fury 34-20, the Redding Extreme 34-33, and the Merced Lady Stars 34-20.

Breeze player Emily Guerra knocked down six threes during the tournament, and Whitney Smith made three. Guerra topped the list of scorers with 30 points, while Riley Person scored 19 and Smith finished with 16.

Davenport brings best to state meet

Caitlyn Davenport competed Saturday in the Level 9 State Meet, where she recorded her highest all-around score of the season (32.825). The 17-year-old finished 12th on floor (8.750), 13th on vault (8.500), 13th on beam (8.375), and 15th on bars (7.200).

-The Union staff


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