Rooker, Bruins golfers show way at PVL tournament

Prep Roundup
By: Mike Ray
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ROSEVILLE‒ It was a good day Monday in Roseville individually for Colfax High’s Jordan Rooker and team-wise for Bear River High’s girls golf squad.

Playing at Timber Creek Golf Club in the first Pioneer Valley League tournament of the season, Rooker showed the way, taking medalist honors with a 4-over-par 76.

Remarkably, Rooker, who shot a par-36 with three birdies in a dual match at The Ridge with Bear River last week, had her round marred a triple-bogey-6 on Timber Creek’s 120-yard, par-3 No. 16 island hole.

“Jordan got caught in between clubs on that hole,” said her father Gary, Colfax’s golf coach. “Still, it was a very good round.”

Despite Rooker’s fine effort, the Falcons’ young team couldn’t keep up with the depth and poise of Bear River, which walked away with team honors. Putting two players in the 70s and two more in the 80s, Bear River shot a winning total of 415.

“A 415 on a course like Timber Creek is very good,” said Rooker. “Bear River is very solid this season. I don’t see anyone staying with them in Division V this year.”

Leading Bear River’s win were Hannah Prosser and Kalei Owen, who each shot 79s, Corina Shaw with an 80 and Dominique Peter with an 86. The Bruins’ card was rounded out by Julia Pisenti with a 91.

Colfax finished second with a 496 total. The Falcons’ scoring was completed by Amber Hult (94), Roxanne Reynolds (103), Annah Sutherland (113) and Ashton Tenorio (113).   


Falcon runners to Truckee Saturday

The Colfax High cross-country teams stayed in stride at last weekend’s Pacific Tiger Invitational in Stockton. Colfax will compete in Saturday’s Truckee Invitational, which will be run at Ponderosa Golf Course, located off Highway 267.

In last Saturday’s races in Stockton, Colfax’s boys varsity finished in 20th place as a team while the girls varsity was 18th.

Colfax’s boys were led by Connor Vrooman (53rd, 17 minutes, 29.1 seconds), Billy Groth (50th, 17:32.6); Toby Howard (134th, 18:44.9), Chance Netemeyer (190th, 19:35.9) and Griffin LaBudde (200th, 19:44.1).

For the Colfax girls, Sierra Hagen (42nd, 20:46.2) led the way followed by Emma Sanders (116th, 22:48.7), Molly Bradshaw (142nd, 23:32.1), Rose Forbes (149th, 23:43.9) and Grace LaBudde (198th, 25:33.0).


Falcons sweep past Blazers

Coming off a second-place finish in the small school division of last weekend’s CIVT Invitational in Carmichael, Colfax’s girls volleyball team improved to 3-0 in Pioneer Valley League play Monday with a three-game home sweep over Lindhurst.

Playing well from start to finish, Colfax downed the Blazers, 25-10, 25-17, 25-15. Colfax is now 11-9 overall.

Grace Bliss’ six kills and four from Keegan O’Sullivan paced the Lady Falcons. Both Nellie Balk and Mariah Vossoghi checked in with three aces each.

In their tournament action, the Lady Falcons went 6-1 with wins over Rio Vista, Summerville, Western Sierra Academy, Forest Lake Christian and Balboa of San Francisco before falling to Colusa in the finals.    



Lady Eagles split matches


The Sierra Foothill League girls tennis race got a little jumbled this past week after Rocklin handed Del Oro a 7-2 Sierra Foothill League setback, its first loss of the season, Tuesday.


Del Oro’s No. 1 player, Ali Isaac, defeated Rocklin’s Canela Luna, 6-0, 6-2, but the Thunder showed their dominance by winning the five other singles matches.


The Lady Eagles’ other win against the Thunder came via the doubles team of Kylie Lunders and Hailey Gallamore, who trimmed Anna Johnson and Janice Schmidt, 6-2, 6-3.


Thursday, Del Oro bounced back with an 8-1 thumping of Folsom. Isaac, Emma Dobson, Abby Edwards, Sophia Fusano and Arianna Brockman all grabbed singles wins for the Lady Eagles.


Del Oro (3-1) plays at Granite Bay Tuesday at 3 p.m.


Forest Lake Christian soccer unbeaten through first round


The Falcons’ boys soccer team is undefeated so far this fall. Boys’ soccer switched from the winter season to the fall for small schools this year with Forest Lake being one of just four Central Valley California League teams competing in the conference along with Victory Christian, Sacramento Waldorf and Futures Charter.


Forest Lake has enjoyed a 3-0 start to league as of Sept. 21, with victories over Sac. Waldorf, 1-0, on Sept. 14, Futures, 6-1, Sept. 18, and Victory, 3-0, Sept. 21.


Head coach Matthew Mireles said this Falcons’ team is the most talented he’s had in his five-year tenure with the team. It fields “mature players who know the game very well and read the full field.”


“I have always had great athletes,” Mireles continued, “but this year my players seem to know the game well. The best part is the majority are ninth and 10th grade. So we will get to build our program in years to come.”


Senior Ignacio Yavar led the Falcons with four goals over the three-game stretch while Phillip Cuneo also contributed multiple goals for Forest Lake.