PVL-leading Colfax soccer edges Placer
The Colfax High soccer team survived a serious test from Placer Thursday to remain atop the Pioneer Valley League standings.
Kayla Garcia blasted in a left-footed shot off a cross from Katy Thomas for the game-winning goal with 13 minutes left. The Falcons held on for a 1-0 win.
Placer senior Emma Obray hit the post with a shot in the closing minutes, but the Colfax defense preserved the shutout. Savanna Newman, Brittany Thomas, Christina Keyes and Kate Bianchi played well in front of goalkeeper Michalynn Hoffman.
Colfax improved to 5-0-2 in the PVL while Placer fell to 3-4.
In junior varsity play, Colfax topped Placer 4-1 as Emily Klug had a hat trick for the Falcons.
Colfax 6, Bear River 3 (12) at Lake of the Pines — The Falcons stunned the Bruins, putting three runs on the board in the international tiebreaker in the 12th inning to win it.
Meghann McCollum led the Colfax bats with a 3-for-6 performance, including a double. Jordan Gerlach was 2-for-6 for the Falcons while Randi Anderson pitched the distance and gave up seven hits for the win.
Stephanie Ceo was 3-for-6 for the Bruins, who were hurt by three errors.
Placer 209, Bear River 233 at Auburn Country Club — The Hillmen avenged a loss to the Bruins last week as Ryan Holden and Nathan Bonner both shot 4-over-par 40s to tie for medalist honors with Jake DePass.
Rob Schauble added a 42, Austin Childress had a 43 and Cody Riecks tossed in a 44 for Placer.
Aubrey Harwell backed up DePass with a 43 for the Bruins. Cory Langseth carded a 44.
Placer improved to 6-2 in the PVL while Bear River fell to 5-3.
Woodland Christian 203, Forest Lake 252 at Wild Wings — The Falcons fell to 6-3 in the Central Valley Christian League despite a 46 from Jeremy Lanz and 48s from Raymond Bae and Michael Williamson.
Falcons claim SDL titles
The Forest Lake Christian tennis squad will send hefty contingent to next month’s Sac-Joaquin Section Doubles and Singles Championships after an excellent day at the Sierra Delta League Tournament in Sacramento Thursday.
Nathan Burnett lost in the SDL singles final, but will move on to the section tournament.
In boys doubles, Brandon Byrditzki and Jamie Parrott stunned Encina’s top-seeded team 6-1, 6-1 to win the SDL title. Ryan Thompson and Cameron Patton lost to the Encina squad in the semifinals.
In girls doubles, Amanda Timmerman and Courtney Turnerwon a three-set thriller in the final, edging Sacramento Country Day’s top squad 7-5, 3-6, 7-6 (8-6). Hannah Burnett and Holly McClain won one match before falling in the semifinals.
Sam Jugg and Megan Gauthier made their way to the mixed doubles final before falling 7-6 (2), 1-6, 6-4 to Highlands. Josh Dreschler and Jen Marcum went 1-1 in mixed doubles for the Falcons. Josh Dreschler-Jen Marcum. Def. Encina 10-3, Lost to SCD 10-3.
All finalists heading to sections. Most entries into section finals.