Foresthill girls swept at Valley Christian

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By: Nick Pecoraro and Mike Ray of Gold Country Media
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ROSEVILLE– Without one of its key players and team leaders, the Foresthill girls volleyball team fell to Valley Christian Academy in three sets Monday night in Roseville.

Anna Kampp missed out on Monday’s action due to illness, head coach Stacy Stroup said, as the Wildfires fell 17-25, 15-25 and 11-25.

“It was a tough game for us without Anna,” Stroup said. “Tonight, we had people out of position, but we also have to be able to come out here; one person doesn’t make a team. We did some good things. That mental part of the game wasn’t there.”

Foresthill could not contain tough, scrappy play from the Lady Lions, who were led by Savannah Bowen, McKenzie Grammar, Gracie Williams and newcomer from Albania, Bernarda Rreshpja, who just joined the team this week.

“She’s an athlete who wants to do everything,” said VCA head coach Maria Hill of Rreshpja. “It all came together. We’re getting our confidence and our chemistry back. It’s all starting to work.”

The Wildfires had nice offensive contributions from Petra Whittle but fell to 2-2 on the season. The team has four games over a seven-day stretch this week, including Tuesday’s Central Valley California League opener at Encina Prep.

“I’m really impressed with the team,” said Stroup. “We don’t have a lot of height, so we have to depend on our quickness.”

Foresthill also is scheduled to host Woodland Christian Wednesday. VCA (5-1) plays at Cristo Rey Tuesday night and hosts Sacramento Adventist Thursday.


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Freshman leads Bear River golfers to win

Bear River’s girls golf team fashioned an impressive score on a tough layout to open Pioneer Valley League play Thursday afternoon with a victory.

Paced by freshman Carina Shaw’s 2-over-par 37, the Bruins registered a 215-343 decision over Lindhurst at Plumas Lake Golf Club.

“The greens at Plumas are very tough,” said Bear River coach Gayne Nakano. “I thought for the most part the girls did a good job today.”

Following Shaw for Bear River were Hannah Prosser (43), Dominique Peter (44), Julia Piscenti (45) and Kalei Owen (46). Bear River will be in action next Thursday hosting Marysville at Lake of the Pines.

Colfax 272, Center 314

Jordan Rooker fired a 2-over-par 38 with an eagle at The Ridge Thursday to help the Falcons open PVL action with a win.

Playing The Ridge’s No. 1 hole from the white tees as a par-5, Rooker hit her drive 240 yards uphill and then put her second shot two feet from the cup. Rooker then made the putt for the eagle 3.

“It was a good round, but we need to get our strokes down,” said Colfax coach Gary Rooker.

Colfax’s other scores Thursday came from Ashton Tenorio (50), Amber Hult (58), Roxanne Reynolds (59) and Anna Sutherland (67). Colfax plays Foothill Tuesday at Cherry Island.


Del Oro 9, Lincoln 0  

Del Oro girls tennis coach Jen Isaac shook up her lineup for Tuesday’s non-league match with the Zebras, and the Lady Eagles responded with the easy win.

Sophia Fusano handled the No. 1 singles spot with flying colors as she notched a 6-4, 6-3 win. At No. 2, Arianna Brockman notched a 6-2, 6-0 victory.

Other Del Oro singles winners included Ava Mosher (6-1, 6-0), Amanda Jacobs (6-1, 6-1) and Jamie Tevis (6-3, 6-3). Del Oro opens Sierra Foothill League play Thursday at Oak Ridge.  

Frosh Football Results

In area freshman football games that were played Thursday evening, Nevada Union topped Colfax, 28-13, Vista del Lago tripped up Placer, 44-30, Lincoln downed Whitney, 28-12, and Del Oro slipped past Turlock, 14-7.

In games set for this coming Thursday, Placer hosts Kennedy, Lincoln travels to Rio Vista and  Del Oro visits Granite Bay. Colfax has a bye and will play at Wheatland Sept. 20.