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PREP TRACK & FIELD: Gough leads Nevada Union at Bella Vista Distance Carnival

March 27, 2017 — Nevada Union's track and field distance team braved the wild weather in Fair Oaks Friday, for the Bella Vista Distance Carnival. The event saw 32 teams from all leagues compete in varsity 800-meter, 1600, and 3200 races. The Miners had a solid day breaking personal […]

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ALUMNI NOTEBOOK: Forest Lake Christian grad Hayden Piner pitches Warriors past Hawks

March 27, 2017 — Hayden Piner, a 2016 Forest Lake Christian graduate and pitcher for the William Jessup University baseball team, notched his second win of the season last week. Piner, a freshman starter, went six innings, allowed eight hits and four earned runs in William Jessup's only victory […]

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NFL owners approve Raiders’ move from Oakland to Las Vegas

March 27, 2017 — Invoking his father Al's name, and copying what the Hall of Fame owner did with the Raiders, Mark Davis is moving the franchise out of Oakland. NFL owners approved the Raiders' move to Las Vegas 31-1 at the league meetings Monday. Miami was the lone […]

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RENSLOW: Fill out your brackets, it’s match play

March 24, 2017 — Brackets are filled with the best competitors from around the country. In many cases international players will travel to their destination, preparing for battle with a worthy rival. Opponents are seeded by past performance, making each round that much more challenging for the victors. In […]

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PREP BASEBALL Nevada Union tops Pierce; Bear River edges past Foothill

March 24, 2017 — It wasn't the traditional route to a win, but it was a win nonetheless. The Nevada Union baseball team mustered just one hit against Pierce, but took advantage of four walks, two hit batters and three errors to leave Raley Field with a 4-0 victory […]

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STRENGTH AND GRACE: Mikaela Lujan dives through adversity, comes away stronger

March 24, 2017 — It takes power and grace to be an elite diver. Mikaela Lujan has plenty of both. The 2015 Nevada Union grad was nothing short of dominant as a high school diver, winning three straight Sac-Joaquin Section titles from 2013-2015. Two years into college Lujan earned […]

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Registration open for Boyz N Babes coed softball tourney

March 24, 2017 — The Alumni of Bear River High School are hosting a Boyz 'N' Babes coed slowpitch tourney fundraiser April 1. Proceeds from the event will benefit both the softball and baseball programs with the hope that no student will have to pay a player fee, that uniforms […]

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NU baseball to host Cow Patty Bingo April 1

March 24, 2017 — Nevada Union baseball is hosting the sixth annual Cow Patty Bingo at noon April 1 at the NU varsity baseball field. The way Cow Patty Bingo works is: a cow is led onto a grid of 1,000 squares and where the cow drops a patty, […]

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Tickets available for NU Hall of Fame induction ceremony

March 24, 2017 — The Nevada Union Athletics Hall of Fame is inducting 18 new members April 22 at the Nevada City Elks Lodge. Tickets are still available for those who wish to attend the dinner and ceremony. Tickets to the event are $35 per person. To reserve a […]

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PREP VOLLEYBALL: Depth, team chemistry key Nevada Union’s impressive start

March 23, 2017 — Coming up with new and innovative ways to motivate his teams has always been a part of the process for Nevada Union boys volleyball head coach Lance Mansuetti. That's not something he's worried about this season. "I've been coaching sports, different kinds of sports, for […]

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LITTLE LEAGUE: Local leagues set to celebrate Opening Day

March 23, 2017 — It's that time of year again, when the crack of the bat, good-spirited chatter pours from dugouts and the pop of baseball and softball mitts fill the air around Nevada County. Opening Day for local baseball and softball youth leagues are scheduled for this weekend […]

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YOUTH WRESTLING: Spillner earns 2nd at state championships

March 23, 2017 — Justus Spillner Jr. continued his impressive wrestling season with a second place finish at the California USA Wrestling Kids Folkstyle State Wrestling Championships in Fresno. Competing in the bantam age group 60-pound division, Spillner, 7, went 4-0 through his first four matches, advancing to the […]

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YOUTH WRESTLING: Sharp, Lewis pin down top-10 finishes at state championships

March 23, 2017 — Facing off against some of the best youth wrestlers in the state, a pair of local grapplers battled their way to top-10 finishes at the California USA Wrestling Kids Folkstyle State Wrestling Championships. Competing at Selland Arena in Fresno, Amara Sharp, of Grass Valley, went […]

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US routs Puerto Rico 8-0 to win WBC behind dominant Stroman

March 22, 2017 — LOS ANGELES — Marcus Stroman tossed six hitless innings, Ian Kinsler slugged a two-run homer and the United States routed Puerto Rico 8-0 on Wednesday night to win its first World Baseball Classic in four tries. Stroman dominated the tournament's highest-scoring team. Puerto Rico lost […]

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LACROSSE: Stampede tops Woodcreek to extend win streak

March 22, 2017 — The Gold Country Stampede varsity lacrosse team has found its stride. The Stampede improved their win streak to four straight games after topping divisional opponent Woodcreek 15-10 Saturday. Leading the way for the defending state champion Stampede were junior attackman Drew Heaps and freshmen midfielder […]

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Nevada County Adult Sports Association’s Player of the Week: Jeff Conklin

March 21, 2017 — Nevada County Adult Sports Association's Player of the Week for March 13-19 is Jeff Conklin. Conklin scored 24 points coming off eight 3-pointers to lead his team, Old School, to a 85-51 win over Inglorious Ballers in B2 League play. Old School is now 1-1 […]

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PREP ROUNDUP: Miners impress at LeFebvre Relays

March 21, 2017 — Basking in the sun last Friday, Nevada Union's track and field team kicked off the LeFebvre Relays at Placer High with some dominating wins, while raking in medals for top-three finishes. As the meet name suggests, all events, save for the 3200-meter race were competed as […]

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YOUTH SWIMMING: Starnes, Nattrass lead impressive showing at South Western Championships

March 21, 2017 — Northern Sierra Swimming took 14 championship titles and set 14 club records at the South Western Age Group Championships in Roseville last weekend. Two swimmers, Emily Starnes and Tyler Nattrass, also earned current national rankings in the top 20. "The coaching staff is very proud […]

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PREP ROUNDUP: Nevada Union volleyball tops Folsom for 5th straight win

March 20, 2017 — The Nevada Union boys volleyball team made short work of Sierra Foothill League foe Folsom, topping the Bulldogs in three sets, 25-9, 25-20, 25-13, at Albert Ali Gymnasium Monday. The Miners were balanced in their attack, getting 10 kills from Nick Ashbaugh, eight kills from […]

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ALUMNI NOTEBOOK: Nevada Union alumnus Logan Lowe wins 1st collegiate tourney

March 20, 2017 — Logan Lowe, a 2015 Nevada Union graduate and member of the George Washington University golf team, earned his first collegiate championship after a strong finish at the Bash at the Beach Invitational. Competing at the Surf Golf and Beach Club in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, […]

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