Hole-in-one highlights Colfax girls golf win
Lauren Conway stole the spotlight Tuesday for the Colfax High girls golf team in a Pioneer Valley League match at The Ridge against Marysville.
Conway, a freshman who started golfing just three months ago and holds down Colfax’s No. 5 spot on the team’s ladder, recorded a hole-in-one to help spark the Falcons to a 254-327 win over the visiting Indians.
“To tell you the truth, I don’t think Lauren realized that a hole-in-one in golf is a big deal,” said Colfax coach Gary Rooker, whose team improved to 5-1 with the PVL victory. “Considering she picked up a club for the first time last August, this is awesome.”
Playing the 115-yard No. 3 hole with a pitching wedge, Conway lofted her shot on the slight uphill green and watched it roll in the cup for the first ace in Falcons’ girls golf history.
Colfax’s Jordan Rooker shot a 41 to take medalist honors while Amber Hult shot a 50. Roxanne Reynolds was next with a 53 followed by Conway and Ashton Tenorio, each with 55s. Annah Sutherland had a non-scoring 57.
The Falcons will vie in the PVL’s second tournament Monday at Diamond Oaks.
Placer tennis victorious against Rio Linda
The Placer girls tennis team came away with an early win this week.
The Hillmen girls began the week with a 9-0 sweep of Rio Linda Tuesday. Cayenne Gularte, Emily Osborne, Talia Heath and Megan Clifton each won their singles matches while Macy Maddox and Hayden Fuller won by default.
The doubles teams of Hailey Mendonsa and Sophie Cohen and Nora Tanovic and Rose Doupnik each won their contests while Lily McCormick and Ellie Conrad won by default.
Placer played against Oakmont Thursday.
Next week, Placer makes up a rainout with Nevada Union Wednesday. The Foothill Valley League singles tournament is Monday, Oct. 22, and the doubles tourney is Oct. 24 at the Auburn Racket Club.
Oak Ridge turns tables on Eagle netters
The strength of the top half of the Sierra Foothill League tennis race came to the forefront Tuesday afternoon in Loomis.
Visiting Oak Ridge put a damper on the new-improvements dedication to the Lady Eagles’ courts by handing the hosts a 6-3 SFL setback. In the two teams’ first meeting, Del Oro defeated the Trojans, 6-3.
“It was a tough match,” said Del Oro coach Jen Isaac. “It really shows the strength of our league this year.”
Isaac noted that one of the matches, in the No. 5 singles position, took three and a half hours to play as Oak Ridge’s Grace Hsueh defeated Jacy Tooker, 6-7, 6-1, 7-5.
Del Oro picked up two singles wins as No. 2 Emma Dobson topped Clara Hill-Gaston, 6-1, 6-3, and No. 6 Ariana Brockman downed Maya Lojo, 6-3, 6-2. Del Oro’s other win came via a Kylie Lunders-Ava Mosher doubles win over Mia Johnson and Caroline Brandon, 7-6, 4-6, 7-5.