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PREP FOOTBALL: Placer, Lincoln cruise to league wins

October 22, 2017 — Placer got off to a slow start against Pioneer Valley League opponent Foothill last Friday, but the Hillmen would find their stride and cruise to a 53-19 victory over the Mustangs. After falling behind 13-6 after one quarter, Placer would outscore Foothill 34-0 in the

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PREP FOOTBALL: Colfax soars to win over rival Bear River (VIDEO)

October 21, 2017 — Once again the classic Pioneer Valley League Bear River versus Colfax rivalry game did not disappoint. The Falcons (6-2, 1-2 PVL) soared out to a quick 14-0 lead and the Bruins (6-2, 1-2 PVL) rallied back to tie it in the third quarter, but down

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PREP FOOTBALL: Miners struggle to finish drives, fall to Grizzlies

October 21, 2017 — The Nevada Union football team gave Sierra Foothill League foe Granite Bay all it could handle on a chilly Friday night at Hooper Stadium, but an inability to finish drives ultimately led to a 23-0 loss for the Miners. On three different occasions, the Nevada

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PREP CROSS COUNTRY: Gough, Nevada Union enjoying stellar season

October 20, 2017 — It's been nearly 14 years since a Nevada Union boys varsity team has made an appearance at the CIF State Cross Country Championships. If they keep up the pace they are on this season, though, they just might snap that streak. Led by junior Garrett

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Moule Paint and Glass’ Player of the Week: Austin Baze

October 20, 2017 — Bear River senior Austin Baze put forth a strong effort on both sides of the ball Oct. 13, helping the Bruins football team edge Foothill, 14-13. Baze led the team in rushing with 12 carries for 75 yards and two touchdowns, one of which put

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IN THE WAKE OF THE WEEK: Dodgers reach World Series; Carr drives Raiders past Chiefs

October 20, 2017 — DODGERS PUNCH TICKET FOR BIG DANCE: The 11-1 victory on Thursday night sends the Los Angeles Dodgers to the World Series. Is this the season that they vanquish the demons? After several years of playoff futility, they appear poised to win it all. SIMPLY WHACKY:

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(LIVE COVERAGE) Friday Night Football: Nevada Union vs. Granite Bay; Bear River vs. Colfax

October 20, 2017 — As Nevada Union and Bear River high school football teams launch into game 9 of the season, The Union will provide live coverage of local games right here at TheUnion.com. At 7 p.m., The Union will launch a live feed offering updates from The Union

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NCASA flag football open for registration

October 20, 2017 — There is still time to sign up for Nevada County Adult Sports Association's 2017-18 flag football season. The 6-on-6 league gets started in November, but team registration is due by Sunday. The season will include 10 games plus playoffs. All games are played at Western

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PREP FOOTBALL: Bear River, Colfax face off in critical league bout

October 19, 2017 — It's been a long road home for the Bear River football team. After four straight away games, in which they went 3-1, the Bruins will take the field at J. David Ramsey Stadium Friday night for the first time since Sept. 8. "It's exciting to

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PREP FOOTBALL: Nevada Union set to face Granite Bay at Hooper Stadium

October 19, 2017 — With two tough home games left on the 2017 schedule, Nevada Union football head coach Dennis Houlihan wants his players to embrace and enjoy their final Sierra Foothill League challenges. "I want our kids to enjoy their last games at home," said Houlihan. "Our seniors

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YOUTH FOOTBALL: Junior Miners start fast, top Rio Linda

October 19, 2017 — The Nevada Union 14U Junior Miners got off to a fast start against Rio Linda and never looked back Saturday, topping the Knights, 22-12, on the road. "The whole team executed the offense very well early in the game," said head coach George Cabanas. "We

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PREP VOLLEYBALL: Lady Bruins look to finish strong, make playoffs

October 18, 2017 — With three games left in the regular season, the Bear River volleyball team controls its own postseason destiny. After Tuesday's loss to Colfax, the Lady Bruins are now 14-16 overall and 3-4 in Pioneer Valley league play, but can clinch a playoff berth with wins

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PREP VOLLEYBALL: Lady Miners sweep Rocklin on Pink Night (VIDEO)

October 18, 2017 — The Nevada Union girls volleyball team celebrated "Pink Night" by raising funds to combat breast cancer and earning their sixth straight Sierra Foothill League victory. With a balanced attack, the Lady Miners knocked off Rocklin, 25-23, 28-26, 25-21, Wednesday to extend their win streak. Nevada

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YOUTH BASEBALL: Gold Country Bears claim multiple tourney titles

October 18, 2017 — The Gold Country Baseball Academy Bears are back at it again, competing against teams from all over the region and bringing home tournament championships. The 10U Bears won the Go Yard Tournament in Elk Grove in early October, going 4-1 along the way. After finishing

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PREP VOLLEYBALL: Lady Miners enjoying best season in years, set to face Rocklin on Pink Night

October 17, 2017 — The overarching theme for the Nevada Union girls volleyball team this season has been Arete, a Greek word that has been interpreted by Cole Bradburn to mean "the excellence born from seeking to use up every last drop of one's potential and abilities." The Lady

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PREP ROUNDUP: Bear River golf takes 2nd at PVL tourney

October 17, 2017 — The Bear River girls golf team earned its way into the playoffs with a second-place finish at the final Pioneer Valley League tournament of the season. Competing at the par-72 Diamond Oaks Golf Course on Monday, the Lady Bruins tallied a score of 405, finishing

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ALUMNI NOTEBOOK: Nevada Union grad Nora Pizzella helps Chico State XC to 2nd place finish in Washington

October 16, 2017 — Nora Pizzella, a 2016 Nevada Union graduate, and the Chico State womens team took second place at the Western Washington Cross Country Classic Saturday in Bellingham, Washington. Pizzella, a sophomore, was the third Chico State runner to finish, taking 17th out of 121 in the

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PREP FOOTBALL: Colfax drops another tight league contest

October 15, 2017 — For the second straight week, the Colfax Falcons took on a Pioneer Valley League heavyweight and for the second time in a row they came away with a six-point loss. Facing the Lincoln Zebras, who won a share of the PVL title a season ago,

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PREP FOOTBALL: Nevada Union blanked by Bulldogs

October 15, 2017 — The Miners were simply no match for the top team in Sac-Joaquin Section, falling to the Folsom Bulldogs, 42-0, Friday night at Prairie City Stadium. "The kids went out and really were in good spirits, but when you play teams that are that fast, that

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PREP FOOTBALL: Bear River rallies late, edges Foothill for 1st league win (VIDEO)

October 15, 2017 — SACRAMENTO — Bear River extended its win streak to eight consecutive over Foothill Friday night with a gutsy, come-from-behind performance that came down to the wire. Trailing at halftime, the Bruins turned the game around in the second half with big defensive stands, bulldozing runs

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