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Del Oro golfers swing into first place

Spring Sports Roundup
By: Todd Mordhorst Journal Sports Editor
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The Del Oro High golf team strengthened its hold on first place in the Sierra Foothill League Tuesday, beating Nevada Union at Alta Sierra after its victory at the SFL Tournament on Monday.
Austin Smotherman fired a 2-under-par 34 to pace the Golden Eagles against the Miners. Del Oro shot 191 as a team to top Nevada Union by 10 strokes. Eric Ash, who won the SFL Tournament on Monday with a 1-under 71 at Sierra View in Roseville, shot a 38 on Tuesday. Justin Raskin fired a 39 while Robert Sahlit and Johann Nargussi both shot 40 for the Eagles (5-2).
The Eagles edged the Miners for the title at Monday’s tournament b just three shots. Smotherman carded a 74 while Sahlit shot 78 and Raskin added a 79 to boost the cause. Canyon Rowe tossed in an 81.
Placer 203, Colfax 237 at Auburn Country Club — Austin Childress fired an even-par 36 to lead the Hillmen past the Falcons. Cody Riecks added a 41 while Rob Schauble, Ryan Holden and Nathan Bonner all shot 42.
Colfax got a 42 from Patrick Cabrera while Chis Bauer added a 46.
Bear River 220, Foothill 275 at Cherry Island — The Bruins improved to 4-2 in the PVL heading into a showdown with Placer on Thursday in Auburn.
Aubrey Harwell led the way with a 4-over-par 39. Jake DePass added a 40, Kyle Nelson shot 44, Cory Langseth carded a 47 and Matt McDonald tossed in a 50.
Forest Lake 257, Victory Christian 277 at Haggin Oaks — The Falcons upped their record to 6-2 in the Central Valley Christian League as Raymond Bae shot a 45.
John McDonald and Michael Williamson both shot 50 and Jeremy Lantz carded a 51 for Forest Lake.

Tennis
Placer 7, Bear River 2
— The Hillmen were challenged by the Bruins, but prevailed to remain perfect in the Pioneer Valley League.
Philip Schoenhoff and Steven Fraguglia both won in straight sets for Placer. In girls singles, Placer’s Ilaria Pireda topped Lindsey Harter 6-2, 6-1. Kirsten Mallow edged Lindsey Holden at No. 2 after Holden defaulted due to injury in the third set.
Placer swept the boys doubles matches as Blair Meyer and Brad Ray cruised. Andrew Dahlin and Gary Ikeda also won big. Claire McInerny and Kirstin Schauble were 6-2, 6-1 winners. Sam Betcher and Emilie Yonan picked up a win for the Bruins at No. 2 girls doubles 6-3, 1-6, 11-9.
Lacy Reese and Dominic Falcon rolled to victory in mixed doubles.
Burnett into SDL singles final
Forest Lake Christian junior Nathan Burnett booked a spot in the Sierra Delta League finals Tuesday with a 6-4, 6-4 semifinal victory at Del Norte Tennis Club in Sacramento.
Burnett won a pair of matches on his way to Thurday’s final. Freshman Cameron Patton won his opening match Tuesday before falling in the quarterfinals.
The Falcons’ Amanda Timmerman fell in the semifinals in girls singles play while Courtney Turner advanced to the quarterfinals before losing.
Colfax 5, Center 4 — The Falcons won a tight on on Monday to improve to 4-4 in the PVL.
Kyle Borges won a three-setter at No. 1 boys singles. Nicole Sands won a 6-3, 6-3 decision at No. 2 girls singles.
Eric Graves and John Bianchi pulled out a three-set win, as did Emily Moore and Janelle Rios. Rachel Fischer and Aspen Fairchild won 6-4, 7-5 to help theColfax cause.

Soccer
Placer 2, Center 1
— Senior Emma Obray struck for the winning goal on a set piece in the 78th minute of the game and the Hillgals continued their mid-season surge.
Brittany Bartle scored in the first half on an assist from Micaylea Mitchell and Shandra Barerra, but the Cougars tied the game up before halftime. Obray’s game-winner came on an dual-assist from Mitchell and Ashley Noder.
The Hillgals (3-3 PVL) welcomed back senior goalkeeper Dakota Ford, who made seven saves to get the win.
Colfax 4, Foothill 0 at Colfax — The Falcons had no trouble at home, getting goalf from four different players in the win.
Carrie Skpton, Ashley Gassaway and Katy Thomas scored in the first half while Tori Anderson capped the scoring in the second half. Celeena Wall had two assists while Kayla Garcia and Skipton had one apiece for the Falcons (4-0-2 PVL).