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Spring Run, western Nevada County’s longest-running foot race returns

April 27, 2017 — One year after celebrating a 30-year milestone, Nevada County's longest-running foot race is back again Saturday. The Spring Run 5K/10K will bring dozens of runners and walkers through the streets of Nevada City, with registration opening at 7:30 a.m. and an official start slated for […]

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Graduating class helps power Nevada Union volleyball program back to prominence

April 27, 2017 — With just one game remaining on its regular-season schedule, Nevada Union's Miners have made it clear they are back among the top teams in the Sac-Joaquin Section. Standing tied with rival Del Oro atop the Sierra Foothill League standings, the Miners (27-12 overall, 10-1 league) […]

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Placer boys golf downs Bear River

April 26, 2017 — Placer downed Bear River 215-240 Tuesday afternoon over nine holes at the par-36 Auburn Valley Country Club. David Aldrich led the Bruins with a 41, with Hunter Monts following with a 42. James Lavelle and Devin Crabb each shot 51, while Tyler Cross carded a […]

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Former Nevada Union Miner among NFL Draft hopefuls

April 26, 2017 — A large contingent of western Nevada County football fans will be watching this weekend's NFL Draft, as one of Nevada Union High School's former Miners is among the elite athletes hoping to hear their name called by one of the 32 teams. Tanner Vallejo, who […]

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Nevada Union baseball team comes from behind to beat Folsom

April 25, 2017 — After stumbling through four errors leading to five runs in the top of the first inning, the Nevada Union baseball team kept its collective head together and crawled back for an 8-6 home win Tuesday afternoon. The Miners allowed just one more run the rest […]

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Nevada County Adult Sports Association’s Player of The Week: Kevin “K2” Nelson

April 25, 2017 — Nevada County Adult Sports Association's Player of the Week for April 17-23 is Kevin "K2" Nelson of the team Fit Culture/Nelson Engineering/Edward Jones Investments. Nelson scored 36 points in a hard fought loss to Splash City, including sinking 10 3-pointers to capture this season's 3-point […]

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INDYCAR: Rossi races to 5th in Alabama

April 24, 2017 — After a two-week break, the Verizon IndyCar Series traveled to Barber Motorsports Park for the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama. Alexander Rossi, a Nevada City native, had a tough weekend overall, as the team struggled to find the right set-up. But long meetings Saturday night […]

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ALUMNI NOTEBOOK: Bear River, Nevada Union and FLC grads making impact at the next levels

April 24, 2017 — Nerissa Eason, a 2016 Bear River graduate, and the Oregon State softball team claimed victory in two of three games with Stanford last week, and have now won four of their last six in Pac-12 play and five of seven overall. Eason, a freshmen pitcher, […]

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PREP TRACK AND FIELD: Miners shine at multiple meets

April 24, 2017 — Nevada Union's track and field team has been busy the past few weeks competing in Loomis, Palo Alto and Los Angeles. Sophomore high jumper Jai Williams has made his mark already this season, the lone Miner competing at both Stanford and Arcadia Invitationals. Williams placed […]

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PREP ROUNDUP: Bear River softball blasts past Foothill

April 21, 2017 — Behind solid pitching and a big day from freshmen catcher Justice Lewis, the Bear River softball team grabbed a 7-0 victory over Pioneer Valley League for Foothill Friday. Leading the Lady Bruins from the circle was junior pitcher Kaitlin Maddux, who went five innings and […]

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NEVADA UNION ATHLETICS HALL OF FAME CLASS OF 2017: Dennis Houlihan

April 21, 2017 — When Dennis Houlihan was a student-athlete at Nevada Union High School he made countless fond memories on several different fields of competition, but the one that stands above the rest is one that brought him closer to the community he loves. It was 1988, Houlihan's […]

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NEVADA UNION ATHLETICS HALL OF FAME CLASS OF 2017: Armin Anderson

April 21, 2017 — In his early playing days, Armin Anderson was a quarterback for the Nevada Union football team. But, in his senior year he was moved to the running back spot, which set him on a path to gridiron greatness. "If I didn't move to running back, […]

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NEVADA UNION ATHLETICS HALL OF FAME CLASS OF 2017: Kele Fitzhugh

April 21, 2017 — Kele Fitzhugh made plenty of big shots during his playing days at Nevada Union High School. His basketball ability was nothing short of impressive and the three-year varsity player was instrumental in helping the Miners win their first Sac-Joaquin Section championships in 1981. But for […]

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NEVADA UNION ATHLETICS HALL OF FAME CLASS OF 2017: Chris Cota

April 21, 2017 — When Chris Cota had the ball in his hands, the Miners were in good shape. The 1982 Nevada Union graduate was a record-setting quarterback on the football team and the point guard on the Miners' back-to-back Sac-Joaquin Section championship basketball teams. Some would say he […]

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Moule Paint and Glass’ Player of the Week: Trevor Campbell

April 21, 2017 — Nevada Union senior outside hitter Trevor Campbell led the Miners to a straight set victory over Woodcreek Wednesday. Campbell led the Miners with a team-high 11 kills and 16 digs. For the season, Campbell leads NU in kills and is second on the team in […]

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IN THE WAKE OF THE WEEK: Warriors bully Blazers; Sharks on the brink

April 21, 2017 — WARRIORS ROLL: Several Portland Trailblazers proclaim the imminent ousting of Golden State. Don't wake the sleeping Giant. After a big fourth quarter to win Game 1, the Warriors storm out to a 33-17 first quarter lead in Game 2. Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum combine […]

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RENSLOW: No two swings are alike

April 21, 2017 — As you watch golf swings on television or at the local club, it becomes clear that no two swings are alike. Each motion has a different combination of rhythm (or the absence of it), timing (or the lack of it), and position (or multiples of […]

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NEVADA UNION ATHLETICS HALL OF FAME CLASS OF 2017: Patrick Birdsong

April 21, 2017 — Patrick Birdsong always enjoyed the excitement that came with Friday night football at Nevada Union High School. "One of my favorite memories of NU football is walking out to the band playing and full stands of people screaming and cheering along with the fog horn," […]

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NEVADA UNION ATHLETICS HALL OF FAME CLASS OF 2017: Steve Gordon

April 21, 2017 — When Steve Gordon looks back at his time as a player on the Nevada Union football team, he couldn't tell you how many wins the teams he played on had or how many league titles they claimed. All he knows is it was a lot […]

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NEVADA UNION ATHLETICS HALL OF FAME CLASS OF 2017: Chris Bray

April 21, 2017 — It only took one season for Chris Bray to realize high school football was not for him. After the freshmen football season concluded, legendary Nevada Union coach Tim Kays recruited Bray to the cross country team. It only took two races for Bray to realize […]

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