Woodcreek lacrosse is runner-up in San Diego’s Jam by the Sea tourney

Valley Christian's Shaw homers, strikes out 13 in shutout
By: Roseville Press Tribune Staff Reports
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Woodcreek High School’s varsity lacrosse team placed second in the annual Jam by the Sea Tournament last weekend in San Diego.

The Timberwolves went 1-1-1 on the first day and advanced to the semifinals in the tournament that included teams from Arizona, Nevada and Washington.

Woodcreek jumped on Santa Clarita in the semifinals and won 5-3 before losing to Mukilteo Lacrosse Club of Washington 11-3 for the championship.

Woodcreek junior attacker Spencer Elmore totaled eight goals and three assists in the tournament. Elmore and senior midfielder Cody Morrison each had a hat trick in the Timberwolves’ 7-4 victory over 2011 tournament runner-up Bishop Gorman of Las Vegas. Junior goalie Nick Franze also played well for Woodcreek.

Boys lacrosse

Granite Bay 13, Bella Vista 6 — The Grizzlies controlled possessions and scooped 39 ground balls, led by Nate Gruen, Jake Mackall and Spenser Castonguay with five each, in their win over the visiting Broncos.

Half of Granite Bay’s offense scored, led by Will Harkin’s hat trick. Gruen, Zack Burger and Grant Caraway scored two each, and Mackall, Steven Graber, Michael Geraghty and Tony Milo scored one apiece.

A man down on defense, the Grizzlies held Bella Vista to one goal in 11 extra-man opportunities. Freshman goalie Ryan Arneson had seven saves.


Oakmont wins twice — The Vikings (10-4, 2-1 CVC) recorded back-to-back 4-3 victories over Christian Brothers on Tuesday and at Del Campo on Wednesday.

Justin Garvin drove in three runs for Oakmont, and Ryan Gearing and Austin Call combined on a six-hitter with nine strikeouts.

Jimmy Lunardelli homered in the win over Christian Brothers, and Dalton DeVries was 4 for 6 with a double over two games.

Granite Bay 8, Nevada Union 4 — Brett Bautista and Devin Lehman each had two hits and two RBI for the Grizzlies (9-3) in their SFL opener. Wednesday’s game was rained out.

Valley Christian 15, Foresthill 0 — Jimmy Shaw picked off a runner and faced one batter over the minimum for five innings in pitching a two-hit shutout for the Lions (6-6).

Shaw didn’t allow a walk and overpowered Foresthill with 13 strikeouts. Catcher Quentin Moore also threw out a runner attempting to steal.

Shaw, Teagan Mowry and Jeremiah Moore all homered. Mowry had three hits, and Jeremiah Moore had three RBI.


LeDoux final day canceled again — The final day of the Stephanie LeDoux Easter Tournament, put on hold two weeks ago because of rain and rescheduled for Saturday, was canceled again. A new date, site and game times hadn’t been finalized Friday.

Woodcreek 2, Granite Bay 0 — Amanda Horbasch pitched a three-hitter and struck out seven as the Timberwolves (14-1) blanked the Grizzlies (7-5, 3-3) and remained tied for first with Del Oro in the SFL at 5-1.

Woodcreek scored both runs in the first inning on an RBI triple by Nicole Miller and a run-scoring single by Frankie Orlando.

Rocklin 3, Roseville 2 — The Tigers (9-5-1, 2-3 SFL) let a 2-0 lead get away, as the Thunder (6-8-1, 2-4) scored in the fifth, sixth and seventh to win.

Roseville’s Kayla Fields pitched a five-hitter. Makensie Priley had a double and single for the Tigers. Fields singled in a run, and Naomi Monahan had an RBI double.

Pioneer 8, Oakmont 3 — Savannah Loomis went 2 for 2, including a two-run homer, for the Vikings (6-7) in their nonconference loss to the Patriots (10-2).

Sac Adventist 6, Valley Christian 5 (8 innings) — Katie Urban’s double helped the Lady Lions tie the score in the seventh, but the Capitals won in the eighth.

Valley Christian committed four of its five errors in the first inning, which helped Adventist score four runs.

Valley Christian freshman Cassidy Bowen struck out three in three innings in her first start, and Urban struck out 10 the rest of the way.

Girls soccer

Woodcreek 6, Nevada Union 0 — Rachel Dortch had a goal and two assists to lead the Timberwolves (8-2-3, 2-1-1 SFL) over the Miners (1-6-1, 0-4).

Lauren Hayano, Emily Chalfant, Jessica Sawchuck, Megan Highbaugh and Marissa Griffin also scored.

Boys golf

Woodcreek takes third — Bryce Johnson shot a 2-over-par 74 and Lee Gearhart a 77 to help Woodcreek place third in the Woodland-Yuba City Invitational on Tuesday at Yocha Dehe Golf Club in Brooks. Johnson tied for third individually.

Davis won the championship with a 391 total score. Vacaville was second at 397 and the Timberwolves third at 399.

Boys volleyball

Roseville loses two — The Tigers (13-4, 1-3 SFL) overcame a two-set deficit but fell to host Nevada Union 25-14, 26-24, 21-25, 23-25, 15-12 in a tense match Tuesday night. Roseville then gave up a 2-1 lead and fell at Del Oro 17-25, 25-19, 19-25, 25-22, 17-15 on Thursday.

Roseville’s Josh Frost served five aces during a nine-point run against Del Oro and totaled 31 kills in two matches. Christian Habeil had 19 assists against Nevada Union, and Connor Miller had 18 kills against Del Oro.

JV boys lacrosse

Granite Bay 8, Bella Vista 4 — Freshmen assisted on five of the Grizzlies’ eight goals, including Carson Robbins with two assists and Luke Chirbas, Brandon White and Scott Zobrowski with one each.

Team captains Andy Moudakis and Dayton Allegra combined for three goals and one assist, and Robbins, Zobrowski, Austin Allegra, Owen McNiff and Ben Smith scored once each.

JV boys volleyball

Granite Bay 2, Del Oro 0 — Three big kills and powerful serves by Jesse Gavia in the first game set the tone for the Grizzlies in their 25-15, 25-16 victory over the Golden Eagles. Brandon Freitas also had three kills in the first set.

John Hayes had three monster kills in the second game off sets by Garrison Schlauch.

Roseville drops two on road — The Tigers (4-6, 0-4 SFL) lost at Nevada Union 25-13, 25-12 on Tuesday and at Del Oro 20-25, 25-14, 15-7 on Thursday.