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COMMUNITY: After 12 years, Michael Bratton II Turkey Trot continues to inspire, inform and bring community together

November 19, 2018 — It's a time to be thankful, a time for awareness and a time to trot. For the past 12 years, rain or shine, the Michael Edward Bratton II Turkey Trot 5K/10K has brought thousands of people together on Thanksgiving morning for a jaunt through the

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ALUMNI NOTEBOOK: Nevada Union grad Aycee Willis leads Sierra to tourney title, named MVP

November 19, 2018 — Aycee Willis, a 2017 Nevada Union graduate, and the Sierra College women's basketball team put forth a championship performance last week, sweeping all three of their games at the Sasha Brown Memorial Classic to take home the tourney title. Willis, a sophomore guard, was named

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PREP CROSS COUNTRY: Miners shine at Sections, punch ticket to state meet

November 18, 2018 — Digging in against the top cross country teams in the region at the Sac-Joaquin Section Championships, the Miners struck gold and earned multiple medals, a Division III title banner and a trip south for the 2018 CIF State meet. Running on the 5K Willow Hills

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ENDURANCE SPORTS: Stepping out of the box and into the dirt

November 16, 2018 — Consider what a 73-year-old woman might be doing on a typical Sunday in November. Maybe reading a book, taking a walk or enjoying a cup of tea? Not Joanne Osnas. Instead, she chose to step out of her box … Way out of her box.

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Moule Paint and Glass’ Player of the Week: Hunter Daniels

November 16, 2018 — Bear River football player Hunter Daniels had a huge game on both sides of the ball last Friday, helping the Bruins power past Center, 28-13, in the second round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division V playoffs. Daniels, a senior fullback and linebacker, led the Bruins

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GET INTO GOLF: Tiger, Phil face off in ‘match for the ages’

November 16, 2018 — This coming Thanksgiving weekend, we have a convergence of two historical and popular golf spectacles. The format goes back to "Shell's Wonderful World of Golf" an individual match between two of the game's current top players. The timing reminds us of the "Skins Game" a

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IN THE WAKE OF THE WEEK: Draymond drama; 49ers fail to finish; Sharks rise to top of Pacific

November 16, 2018 — THE PROBLEM WITH DRAYMOND: When will the mercurial Draymond Green get it straight? It was a noticeably tough decision as the Warriors suspend him for one game without pay. He tangles with Kevin Durant at the end of regulation in Monday night's game. It follows

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NU’s Aragon to play college hoops at Western Oregon

November 15, 2018 — Nevada Union girls basketball standout Meadow Aragon will be taking her skills on the court north after signing a National Letter of Intent to attend and play at Western Oregon University Tuesday. "It's totally the right fit," said Aragon, noting her affinity for the Western

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PREP VOLLEYBALL: Lady Falcons wrap up memorable season

November 14, 2018 — Forest Lake Christian's volleyball season came to close Tuesday, ending a successful and inspirational 2018 campaign. "This was maybe my favorite season," longtime FLC head coach Travis Smith said. "I may need some time on the back end to reflect on that, but at the

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PREP SPORTS: Section postpones football playoffs due to poor air quality

November 14, 2018 — The Sac-Joaquin Section, after constant contact with various air quality boards throughout the region, has determined some playoff changes must be made due to worsening air quality expected through the weekend, according to a press release from the Section. All Sac-Joaquin Section playoff football games

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WELCOME HOME: Pro disc golfer Gregg Barsby honored with key to city

November 14, 2018 — Professional disc golfer Gregg Barsby was welcomed home Tuesday evening and presented with a key to the city of Grass Valley by city officials. Barsby, a Grass Valley native, is coming off the biggest win of his career and was busy greeting family, friends and

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YOUTH GYMNASTICS: Gold Country gymnasts shine at state championships

November 13, 2018 — The talented youth gymnasts from Gold Country Gymnastics closed out the season with a strong showing at the Level 3 State Championships. Competing at Redwood Empire Gymnastics in Santa Rosa, Gold Country gymnasts earned medals, set personal bests and claimed an individual event state championship.

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STILL STANDING: Two rounds down, two to go in Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs

November 13, 2018 — When the high school football playoffs kicked off two weeks ago, there were 78 teams from all over the Sac-Joaquin Section vying for championships in their respective division. Two Friday's later and were down to just 26 squads chasing seven section championships. Heres a break

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BEAT THE EXPERTS: Another season in the books

November 12, 2018 — The final week of The Union's 2018 Beat the Experts Pick 'em contest was a wacky one with several close games and unpredictable finishes. Self-proclaimed "Experts" Brian O'Brien and myself limped to the finish line with an 8-5 overall record in Week 10. O'Brien went

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ALUMNI NOTEBOOK: Nevada Union grad Nora Pizzella helps Chico State run down another CCAA title

November 12, 2018 — Nora Pizzella, a 2016 Nevada Union graduate, put in an impressive showing at the 2018 California Collegiate Athletic Association Cross Country Championships, placing fourth overall and helping the Chico State women's cross country team win its 11th straight CCAA title. Pizzella, a junior, ran the

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OUTPOURING OF LOVE: Forest Lake Christian community lends helping hand to Paradise Adventist Academy during time of need

November 12, 2018 — Even when the stakes are at their highest, sports are often about far more than what happens between the lines. That was never more evident than what took place at Forest Lake Christian on Saturday night. Coping with the ongoing devastation and tragedy from the

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PREP FOOTBALL: Bear River knocks off Center, advances to D-V semifinals (VIDEO/PHOTO GALLERY)

November 10, 2018 — The Bear River football team was all business Friday night as they took a big step toward defending its Sac-Joaquin Section Division V title. Playing in frigid conditions at J. David Ramsey Stadium, the No. 3 seed Bruins put the No. 6 seed Center Cougars

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Moule Paint and Glass’ Player of the Week: Lily Sween

November 9, 2018 — Forest Lake Christian's Lily Sween powered the Lady Falcons to victory in the first round of the CIF NorCal Division-VI playoffs. The senior middle hitter scored 10 kills, six aces and notched five blocks in Tuesday's match, propelling FLC to its first NorCal tourney victory

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PREP CROSS COUNTRY: Miners look to keep season going with strong showing at Section Championships

November 9, 2018 — They're hard working, determined, a little goofy and very fast. They are a tight-knit group of distance runners who make up the Nevada Union Miners cross country team and they have been charging up and down trails all season long. After a stellar showing at

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IN THE WAKE OF THE WEEK: Warriors humbled by Bucks; Zaidi faces tall task in SF

November 9, 2018 — BUCKS GORE WARRIORS: You cannot get too high. You cannot get too low. It is only one game. However, the Milwaukee Bucks came to Oakland and dominated the Warriors 134-111. It was never much of a contest. Steph Curry leaves in the third quarter and

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