Hillmen sweep past Casa Roble

By: Mike Ray
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AUBURN– Placer High’s girls volleyball team stayed on the win trail Thursday night by sweeping past visiting Casa Roble in a non-league match.


In a contest that Placer coach Jennifer Wright noted that, “everyone contributed”, the Hillmen breezed past the Rams, 25-18, 25-15, 25-18.


Now 3-1 on the season, Placer followed several strong efforts from the likes of  Izzy Duchaine (four kills), Bella Burgard (four kills, three aces) and Heather Young (six digs). Placer’s frosh and JV squads each won 2-0 matches.


Placer hosts Bear River Tuesday in another non-league match starting at 6 p.m.



Sutter 3, Colfax 1  


The Falcons, playing their third match in three days, weren’t sharp in a 25-21, 25-17, 22-25, 12-25 four-game loss to the Huskies on the road.


“It was our third match in three nights, but we made a lot of mistakes tonight that we usually don’t make,” said Colfax coach Haley Biles. “Sutter did a good job.”


Halle Neumann recorded 17 kills for the Falcons (4-2). Jacy Dean added 11 more kills for Colfax while Grace Bliss netted six. Hailee Mulic had 21 digs for the Falcons while Nellie Balk recorded 20 assists.


Wednesday, Colfax played a strong overall match and defeated Golden Sierra, 25-19, 25-8, 25-11. The Falcons host Whitney Tuesday at 6 p.m.



Nevada Union 3, Bear River 0


The host Miners, expected to challenge in this season’s Foothill Valley League race with Placer and Ponderosa, flexed their muscle in a 25-16, 25-15, 25-9 win over the Bruins.


“We actually had leads in the first two games,” said Bear River coach Matt MacDonald. “N.U. is solid. They’re getting healthy and played well.”


Bear River (6-2) was led by Callie Bickmore’s eight kills. Sophomore Kerynn Smith added four kills and three blocks. Caitlin McLaughlin recorded four serving aces. The Bruins play at Placer Tuesday.


Foresthill 3, San Juan 0


Tuesday the Wildfires picked up the opening non-league win with a 26-24, 25-22, 25-20 decision over the Spartans. Outside hitter Petra Whittle led the way for Foresthill with 13 kills while Cassie Ralston checked in with nine. Setting up the offense well for the winners was Anna Kampp with 18 assists. Foresthill opens Central Valley California League action Tuesday with an away match at Victory Christian.






Ponderosa 3, El Dorado 0

Colfax 3, Golden Sierra 0

Woodland Christian 3, Winters 0

Granite Bay 3, Oakmont 0

Cosumnes Oaks 3, Vista del Lago 0

Whitney 3, Woodcreek 1

Capital Christian 3, Bradshaw Christian 1

Mesa Verde 3, Rio Linda 1



Western Sierra 3, Sacramento Adventist 1

Davis 3, Woodland Christian 2

Laguna Creek 3, Valley 0

Ponderosa 3, Rocklin 0

Rio Americano 3, Oakmont 1

Colusa 3, Lindhurst 0

Roseville 3, Woodcreek 0

Valley Christian 3, El Dorado Adventist 0

Placer 3, Casa Roble 0

Oak Ridge 3, Vista del Lago 0

Sutter 3, Colfax 1



St. Francis 2, Rocklin 0

Ponderosa 2, Buhach Colony 0

Nevada Union 2, Yerington 0

St. Francis 2, Woodcreek 0

Reno 2, Whitney 0

Ponderosa 2, Douglas 0

Rocklin 2, Spanish Springs 0

River Valley 3, Pleasant Valley 2

River Valley 3, Willows 1

Faith Lutheran 2, Whitney 1

Rocklin 2, Woodcreek 0

St. Francis 2, Spanish Springs 0

Valley Christian 3, Sacramento Waldorf 0

Ponderosa 2, Homestead 1

Christian Brothers 2, Granite Bay 0

Spanish Springs 2, Woodcreek 0