Placer runs to the top

Local Roundup
By: Journal Sports Staff
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The Placer High cross country team re-established its dominance of the Pioneer Valley League Wednesday with a stellar performance Wednesday at Twelve Bridges. Led by Lucas Stancliff’s individual victory, the Placer boys took first place ahead of Colfax and El Dorado. Stancliff ran to a time of 16 minutes, 32 seconds to edge Colfax’s Nick Read by nine seconds. Christian Finkbeiner took third in 16:49. Gordon Sproul, Jaron Launer and Stevano Peodosescu also ran well for the Hillmen. The Placer girls won easily, led by Shannon Harcus, who won with a time of 19:28. Mariah Miles (20:57) and Kirby Riecks (21:07) had strong performances for the Hillmen. Sierra White (21:10) and Caty O’Connor (21:40) rounded out the winning squad. Colfax was led by Kirsten Read’s 17th place finish. Kate Bradshaw was 21st for the Falcons. Placer’s junior varsity boys won big, led by Isaac Ordaz’s victory in 10:20 on the 1.7-mile course. Colfax’s JV girls claimed victory as Haley Walker was first in 11:55. Presley Wetterstrom (11:58) was second, Christina Keyes (12:43) was fourth and Michelle Read (12:47) was fifth. Volleyball Del Oro 3, Granite Bay 0 at Loomis — The Golden Eagles went back over .500 in Sierra Foothill League play as Jess Lehner led the way with five kills, 27 assists and three aces. Lehner was 20-for-20 serving with 14 points. Emily Mattevi hammered eight kills. Jamie Russell added seven kills and served up nine points. Aly Duffin had six kills and three blocks whiel Maddie Shelby tossed in 18 digs for Del Oro (4-3 SFL). Del Oro’s junior varsity beat Granite Bay 25-14, 21-25, 15-5 to improve to 2-5 in the SFL. The Eagle freshmen improved to 5-2 in the SFL with a 25-9, 25-20 victory. Soccer Colfax 3, Whitney 0 at Colfax — The Falcons solidified their hold on first place in the Pioneer Valley League with a shutout at home. Aaron Schindler scored unassisted in the first half to put Colfax (5-0-1 PVL, 8-7-1 overall) on top. Steven Smith crossed to Joey Looker, who finished with his head to make it 2-0. Schindler put in his second goal of the game on a feed from Smith late in the game.