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PREP FOOTBALL: Digging into the Miners’ 2017 schedule

August 18, 2017 — The same 10 teams the Miners faced last season are back on the schedule in 2017. The Miners went 2-8 against this schedule a year ago, but it's a brand new season and Nevada Union head coach Dennis Houlihan is confident his team will fare […]

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RENSLOW: The shaft flex effect

August 18, 2017 — Okay, I'm to going to tell you right up front. At first glance, this might seem to be the most boring article on golf you will ever read. But upon further review, this could also be the most helpful article for your golf game you […]

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IN THE WAKE OF THE WEEK: Preseason football; Ronaldo’s bad behavior

August 18, 2017 — WEEK ONE RESULTS: The 49ers win as the Raiders lose. In reality, Pre-season Week 1 games are fairly insignificant. First string players get little time. It is dominated by second and third stringers. The 49ers lose the first string game but do well against second […]

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DISC GOLF: Local disc golfer Gregg Barsby talks about life on the pro tour

August 18, 2017 — Growing up near Condon Park in Grass Valley, Gregg Barsby put in countless hours developing his disc golf skills on the popular local course tucked behind baseball fields and a skate park. As a youth, he also played more traditional sports like soccer and baseball, […]

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PREP FOOTBALL: Breaking down Bear River’s 2017 schedule

August 17, 2017 — In 2016, the Bear River Bruins finished their campaign with a sub .500 record for the first time in nearly three decades. After falling short of a postseason berth for the first time in three years, the Bruins look to right the ship and get […]

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COMMUNITY: Golfers brave the heat for Father Phelan Classic

August 17, 2017 — The stifling July heat did not keep some 90 golfers from taking to the Lake Wildwood golf course to compete in the 19th Annual Father Phelan Golf Classic, hosted by the Grass Valley Knights of Columbus. First place in the tournament went to Kevin Harback, […]

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ALUMNI: Nevada Union grad Logan Lowe eliminated at US Amateur Championship

August 16, 2017 — After an impressive first couple of rounds in Southern California, Logan Lowe had his bid to win the U.S. Amateur Championships come to an end Wednesday. Lowe, a 2015 Nevada Union graduate, lost to Doc Redman, four and three, in the match play round of […]

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CYCLING: Local cyclist Jonathan Baker wins National Hill Climb Championship

August 15, 2017 — In the midst of a highly successful second act to his racing career, local cyclist Jonathan Baker added another victory to his resume Saturday. The 1991 Nevada Union graduate and Nevada City resident made a late charge to earn first place in the Masters (40-plus) […]

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ALUMNI: Nevada Union grad Logan Lowe advances at US Amateur championship

August 15, 2017 — Logan Lowe, a 2015 Nevada Union graduate, logged another impressive round at the U.S. Amauteur Championships Tuesday. Playing at the Bel-Air Country Club in Los Angeles, Lowe carded a 3-under-par 67 in the second round of stroke play. This comes a day after shooting a […]

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ALUMNI NOTEBOOK: Nevada Union grad Logan Lowe has strong 1st round at US Amateur Championships

August 14, 2017 — Logan Lowe, a 2015 Nevada Union graduate, is in the mix at the United States Amateur Championship after a solid first round at the Riviera Country Club in Palisades, California. Lowe shot a 1-under-par 69 to finish the first round in a tie for 15th, […]

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RENSLOW: Spieth playing for Wanamaker, grand slam

August 11, 2017 — Jordan Spieth has become one of our favorites. He's got that "killer instinct" and yet looks like the boy next door. In fact, he's one of the few athlete millionaires that you wouldn't mind dating your daughter. This week our young champion has provided himself […]

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IN THE WAKE OF THE WEEK: The NFL machine returns; ‘97 Giants honored

August 11, 2017 — NFL FOOTBALL BACK: Get ready for total consumption starting this weekend. The pre-season games are here! Will the 49ers really be a better team? Can the Raiders reproduce the magic of last season? We begin to get a few of the answers now. Don't judge […]

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ALUMNI: Nevada Union grad Tanner Vallejo injured in preseason opener

August 11, 2017 — Tanner Vallejo's NFL debut was cut short after the rookie linebacker suffered a shoulder injury in the Buffalo Bills' preseason opener. Vallejo, a 2013 Nevada Union graduate and sixth round pick by the Bills, left Thursday's game in the second quarter with an apparent shoulder […]

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PREP FOOTBALL: Defensive players to keep an eye on this season

August 10, 2017 — As the old saying goes, "Offense may win games, but defenses wins championships." If the Nevada Union Miners and Bear River Bruins want to rise to championship levels, their defenses will need to be impressive in the 2017 season, as both teams have schedules littered […]

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PREP FOOTBALL: Humphers returns to coaching, joins River Valley staff

August 10, 2017 — After a four-year hiatus from coaching, Dave Humphers will be back on the sidelines when the 2017 prep football season kicks off. The former Nevada Union football head coach, known for winning and his trademark fisherman's cap, has taken a co-head coaching position with the […]

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PREP FOOTBALL: Offensive players to keep an eye on in the upcoming season

August 9, 2017 — Friday Night football is right around the corner. The "dead" period for high school football teams is over, and with just 15 days left until the regular season kicks off, the Nevada Union Miners and Bear River Bruins are back to work prepping for their […]

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16th annual Bill Schultz Golf Classic to benefit CoRR

August 8, 2017 — The Community Recovery Resources (CoRR) Foundation will be hosting the 16th Annual Bill Schultz Golf Classic, Aug. 26. The fundraiser will benefit CoRR's programs for teens, families, parents and individuals recovering from substance use disorders. The golf tournament, which is set take place at the […]

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FAST PITCH SOFTBALL: All-Star Automotive/10-35 Foundation powers way to Pete ’n Peters tourney title

August 8, 2017 — TAHOE CITY — While fast pitch softball has long been dictated by the play of what comes out of the pitcher's circle, the All-Star Automotive/10-35 Foundation men's team from Grass Valley showed Sunday that there's still room for the long ball in helping decide championship […]

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CrossFit: Havard takes 2nd at Reebok CrossFit Games

August 7, 2017 — Local athlete Shaun Havard put forth an impressive effort at the 2017 Reebok CrossFit Games, taking second place in her division at the sport's biggest event of the year. Competing in Madison, Wisconsin against the top 20 women in the world in the Masters division […]

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ALUMNI NOTEBOOK: Roenicke, Pericos headed to playoffs

August 7, 2017 — Josh Roenicke, a 2001 Nevada Union graduate, and the Triple A Pericos de Puebla are headed to the minor league playoffs after punching their ticket last week. Roenicke, a 6-foot, 3-inch right-handed starter, has been one of Pericos' top hurlers, leading the team in wins, […]

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