Local Roundup

Hillmen score late and triumph in Tahoe
By: Journal Sports Staff
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Last weekend the Placer High soccer team won all three of its matches at the Amador High School Labor-Day Soccer Tournament in Sutter Creek. The Hillmen defeated Mariposa County High 3-0, Golden Sierra 6-0, and Amador High off penalty kicks. The team continued its hot start to the season Tuesday, with a 2-0 victory over North Tahoe High in Tahoe City. Senior Nick Mitchell scored with a header in the 35th minute off a corner kick from Archie Warren and Dylan Day scored from 25 yards out five minutes later to seal the victory for the undefeated Hillmen. Defensively, Mauricio Vera, Zack Lucas, Robert Trimble, and Matt Norcott all played extremely well according to coach Mark Miller, who added that it was not an easy win. “We weren’t getting any good looks,” Miller said. “But we finally broke them down in the 35th minute, and defensively we were really solid.” Placer will play the first of its three upcoming road matches on Thursday as they take on winless Woodland High in Woodland. Colfax 2, Forest Lake Christian 1 Senior forward Joey Rooker and Elliott Foresman each scored a goal for the Colfax Falcons and Lucas Satterlee had an assist. The Falcons attempted a total of 18 shots, but could only find the back of the net twice. Following a first half 1-1 tie, Colfax found a way to put the ball through just one more time for the win. “It was just one of those nights,” Coach Jim Logan said, referring to the team’s missed shots. “But we played a good game. We played aggressive.” Junior Gary Root, Eric Graves, Brady Thomas, and Garret Spoor all played well defensively for the Falcons. Colfax will play Rio Linda on Friday in the first of four games at the Del Campo Jamboree tournament. Volleyball Del Oro 3, Ponderosa 0 Del Oro continued its powerful start to the season Tuesday night with a dominant victory over Ponderosa, 25-13, 25-13, 25-17. Senior standout Belle Obert led the way once again for the Golden Eagles with 15 kills and five digs to complement 10 points from the service line and three aces. Obert also led the team in service receiving. Middle blocker Aly Duffin, had eight kills, five digs, 14 points and five aces. Setter Bailey Humes compiled 25 assists, seven points and 2 aces. Del Oro is now 9-1 overall as they take on a solid Colfax club in Colfax on Thursday. The Del Oro JV defeated the Ponderosa JV 25-22, 25-20. Del Oro freshman lost 23-25, 25-16, 15-17. Colfax 3, Golden Sierra 1 It was a great all-around effort by the Falcons as they defeated visiting Golden Sierra, 25-11, 26-24, 26-28, 25-13 Tuesday night. Junior Iona Lefrano had 19 kills, followed by senior Erica Heikila with nine, sophomore Kelly Harris with four, freshman Maddi Ittner with four, and Kelsey Wittet with two. Colfax received great all-around play from Ashley Scott with 22 digs, and setter Haley Biles who had 36 assists, four blocks, and 11 digs. Biles was also perfect from the service line. Coach Vicky Satterlee said that out of all the great play from Colfax, Biles was truly incredible. “She was unbelievable for us tonight,” Satterlee said Colfax will host a tough Del Oro squad on Thursday. Bear River 3, Cordova 0 The Bear River Bruins hosted the Cordova Lancers and won easily in three sets, 25-12, 25-18, 25-7. Sophomore captain Sara Schell had seven kills, and Kendal Nielson, Katie Tomkiewicz, and Sabrina Groom each had four kills. Setter Kaya Johnson had 28 assists. Bear River will play at Whitney High in Rocklin next before heading to the Dixon Tournament on Saturday. Golf Placer defeated Del Oro Tuesday by just five strokes, 251-256. Hannah Greg shot a 43 and Sydney Ryan shot a 48 on the day. On the Del Oro side Bailey Ferguson shot the lowest on the day with a 42.