Youth Sports Report
Lady Raiders finish undefeated
The Ready Springs Lady Raiders girls basketball team went undefeated while capturing their second consecutive Nevada County Small Schools league championship.
Led by the scoring of Remington Maxwell (23 points), Katie Moen (12 points) and Moriah Stock, (7 points), Ready Springs completed a perfect season by defeating Chicago Park 52-16.
During their nine game season, the Lady Raiders out scored their opponents 433-144.
Lady Rattlers open tourney with win
Magnolia’s seventh-grade Lady Rattlers opened tournament play by defeating Forest Lake Christian 47-6 Wednesday, with Olivia Konttinen scored 10 points to lead all scorers.
Cindy Solomon had seven points, while Arianna Jensen and Savannah Welz each had 6. Amanda Clark, Stephanie Brooks, Sara Schell and Shelby Angus each scored four points.
In their, final game of regular season the Rattlers defeated Seven Hills 36-1. Leading scores for the game were Sarah Hagar with 10, while Welz and Solomon each had eight points. The Lady Rattlers also defeated Forest Lake 36-4 last week, with Hagar leading the team with seven points, while Schell and Konttinen each had six.
Gold Country competes at Sac State
Darla Mason’s third-place finish in the all-around of the senior age group competition was one of several highlights for the Gold Country Gymnastics team at meet hosted by Byers Roseville at California State University, Sacramento Saturday.
Mason scored a 35.425 in the all-around, which included her first-place finish on bars (9.175) and second place on beam (8.775). Sienna Campbell took sixth place on floor, Corrine Jones fifth on vault and Rachel Medlin sixth on bars for Gold Country in the senior group.
In the middle age group, Mikala Lujan led the way with second place on bars, beam, floor and the all-around (35.600). Jennifer Alberts finished 13th on balance beam. Macee Babcock took sixth in the all-around and second on bars (9.000), while Paige Campbell took seventh in the all-around.
Jessica Alberts, in the older age group, took seventh on floor exercise, while Kayla Jones was 10th and Kayleigh Davis was 13th on beam. Carly Davenport finished fifth in vault. Bethany Nix was 11th on beam.
The younger age group saw Peyton White take sixth place in beam and on floor.
Gold Country gymnasts will compete in Oroville Oct. 20-21.
Mixed results for NCWildfire clubs
The Nevada County Wildfire 13 and under and 11 and under girls softball teams rolled into Reno for the “Rippin’ Chicks” softball tournament last weekend where both teams had their share of ups and downs.
The 11 and under girls had a less than stellar performance Saturday going winless only to battle back in single-elimination play Sunday. The team made it all the way back to the championship game for the third straight tournament, before dropping an exciting game to the Rocklin Hype 7-6.
Manager Steve Ramos and coach Chris Byers praised the team for not quitting and gutting out some tough victories en route to the championship game.
The 13-and-under team, on the other hand, experienced their share of success on Saturday by going 2-1 in round robin play only to struggle in their first game Sunday, dropping a tough 4-2 game to eventual runner-up Rocklin.
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