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FORD: A look back at the Sacramento Kings’ best and worst draft day decisions

June 21, 2017 — The bright side for NBA teams who miss the playoffs is they get the first crack at the best and brightest coming out of the college ranks. Teams that finish outside the top-16 each season go into a lottery and, barring a previous trade, will […]

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Nevada County race team competes in The Great Race

June 20, 2017 — This year Nevada County Habitat for Humanity joined forces with veteran Nevada County vintage car racers Bill and Carolyn Croker in their 1936 Packard for The Great Race. The Great Race takes vintage cars on a route from Traverse City, Michigan, all the way to […]

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ALUMNI NOTEBOOK: Nevada Union grad McCarthy wins again for Gold Sox

June 19, 2017 — Ryan McCarthy, a 2013 Nevada Union graduate, had a strong outing on the bump to earn his second straight win and help the Marysville Gold Sox top the Yuba City Bears, 4-2, last week. McCarthy, a 6-foot, 4-inch right-handed starting pitcher, earned his second win […]

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INDYCAR: Alexander Rossi unveils new line of merchandise

June 19, 2017 — LOS ANGELES — IndyCar driver Alexander Rossi launched a new line of clothing and merchandise this week. The designs, which will be limited in release this summer, are inspired by both Rossi's roots, and his new home-away-from-home. "I wanted designs that were 'Cali-inspired' in how they […]

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CYCLING: Riekert wins mens pro race at 57th annual Nevada City Classic

June 18, 2017 — On a sweltering day in Nevada City, Chris Riekert put on a dominant performance to win the men's pro race at the 57th annual Nevada City Classic. "This is the best race on the calendar," Riekert said. "The way the course is laid out, how […]

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As a player, coach and administrator Calkins left a lasting impression

June 16, 2017 — John Wooden once said, "Sports do not build character. They reveal it." Such is the case when it comes to Keith Calkins. His passion for sports began early on and never relented. With each step in his athletic career, whether it was playing, coaching or […]

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CYCLING: Riders, moments that helped shape Nevada City Classic

June 16, 2017 — The Nevada City Classic bicycle race has been around for longer than all but one other criterium race in the country. Since 1961 the race has built a rich and storied history and featured some of the best riders in the world. So with the […]

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RENSLOW: US Open truly open to all

June 16, 2017 — Open [oh-puhn] – Available; obtainable. The hats are woven with a company logo. The shirts have at least one vendor's crest on the chest and perhaps a second or third on the sleeves. Signage is draped on the grandstands bearing the names of America's largest […]

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IN THE WAKE OF THE WEEK: Warriors rise again; Penguins make it 2 in a row

June 16, 2017 — WARRIORS IN 5: Thw Warriors finish it off at Oracle on Monday night. 16-1 in the playoffs. Some state it is the greatest team of all-time. Yes, Kevin Durant is deservedly the Finals MVP. In the deciding game, he pours in 39. Steph Curry with […]

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Ward, Kovalev face off again in title bout

June 16, 2017 — LAS VEGAS — Andre Ward won't apologize for the close decision that Sergey Kovalev insists should have gone his way when the light heavyweights fought in November. Still, he's eager to clear up any remaining doubts when they meet Saturday night in a 175-pound title […]

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CYCLING: 57th annual Nevada City Classic will feature 2 days of events, festivities

June 15, 2017 — Father's Day in Nevada City means the streets will be filled with the buzz of elite cyclists navigating the downtown area at speeds exceeding 50 mph in hopes of earning the prestigious title of Nevada City Classic champion. "This is definitely one of the classic […]

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YOUTH BASEBALL: Gold Country Bears gear up for national tourney

June 14, 2017 — For the Gold Country Bears 13U baseball team, the entire season has led up to one final tournament. One last chance to represent Nevada County baseball, and this time against competition from all over the United States at the Youth Baseball National Tournament in Sparks, […]

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Registration open for youth basketball camp Maxt-out Hoops

June 14, 2017 — Maxt-out Hoops is hosting a fundamentals basketball camp June 27-30. The camp is open to boys and girls grades 1-6 and will be held at Seven Hills and Deer Creek schools in Nevada City. The cost is $80 per player. Maxt-out Hoops is heading into […]

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ROWING: Local duo rows to gold at World Masters Games

June 13, 2017 — When it comes to competitive rowing, a team must strive to find cohesion through cooperation and communication. Oarsman must sync up in a blend of skill, strength and grace that sends them gliding at a winning pace through the water. That's exactly what local oarsmen […]

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SOFTBALL: Nevada County fast pitch season starting to heat up

June 13, 2017 — The Nevada County Fast Pitch Softball League is about a 1/3 of the way through the 2017 season and the defending American League champs, All-Star Automotive, are off to a blistering start. All-Star Automotive is 4-0 to open the season and has outscored its opponents […]

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ALUMNI NOTEBOOK: Nevada Union grad McCarthy leads Gold Sox to victory

June 12, 2017 — Ryan McCarthy (Nevada Union '13; Marysville Gold Sox) started from the bump in two games for the Gold Sox baseball team last week, earning a win against the Yuba City Bears, 6-2, and taking a loss against the Portland Pickles, 13-4. McCarthy, a 6-foot, 4-inch, […]

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INDYCAR: Rossi taken out early in wild race at Texas Motor Speedway

June 11, 2017 — FORT WORTH, Texas — If "everything's bigger in Texas," the Verizon IndyCar Series certainly delivered Saturday night with an incident-filled event at Texas Motor Speedway. With only eight of the 22 cars finishing the race, 12 of the non-finishing cars were forced out due to […]

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YOUTH WRESTLING: Spillner pins down state championships

June 9, 2017 — Justus Spillner Jr. wrapped up a dominant freestyle wrestling season exactly the way he wanted to — on top of the podium with the USA Wrestling Kids Freestyle California State Championship trophy in his hands. "It was awesome and really fun," Spillner said. "It was […]

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LeBron, Cavs end Warriors’ perfect postseason run in Game 4

June 9, 2017 — CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers stopped Golden State's perfect postseason and maybe started another comeback. Just like last year, the NBA Finals are at 3-1 after four games. LeBron James recorded a triple-double, Kyrie Irving scored 40 points and Cleveland outperformed the NBA's most electrifying offense […]

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John Renslow: How would your game measure up?

June 9, 2017 — Competition is central to games and sports. One can enjoy sports without competing and there are a host of benefits from playing that do not require a victory lap. The rewards are many; exercise, fresh air, beautiful surroundings, and time well spent with friends. However, […]

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