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PREP WRESTLING: Miners, Bruins impress on the mat, advance to next round of postseason

February 19, 2018 — After a weekend of highly competitive wrestling, three Miners and three Bruins remain standing and will continue their journey through the postseason. Arleth Sosa is the last female wrestler from Nevada Union still battling in the postseason after a strong showing at the Sac-Joaquin Section

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ALUMNI NOTEBOOK: Baseball, softball season in full swing for area alumni

February 19, 2018 — Matt Lopez, a 2016 Bear River graduate, and the Sierra College Wolverines baseball team won two out of three games last week, topping Laney College and Contra Costa College and falling to Butte College. Lopez, a freshman first baseman, started all three games and was

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ALUMNI NOTEBOOK: Area grads help college hoops teams earn conference championships

February 19, 2018 — Community college basketball in California wrapped up its regular season last week and several area alumni stepped up to help their respective squads earn conference titles. Aycee Willis, a 2017 Nevada Union graduate, and Alyssa Pulkinghorn, a 2017 Bear River graduate, played their part in

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PREP BASKETBALL: Forest Lake Christian finishes strong, tops Sac Country Day in playoffs

February 18, 2018 — With a strong effort down the stretch, the Forest Lake Christian boys basketball team pulled off the upset victory over Sac Country Day, 50-42, in the first round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division VI playoffs Friday. Facing the No. 5 seed Cavaliers on the road,

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Nevada Union wraps up hoops season

February 16, 2018 — In the midst of a five-game losing skid to close out the 2017-18 season, Mark Casey wasn't looking for any moral victories. But the Nevada Union varsity boys basketball coach did take to heart the words shared by Granite Bay coach Jason Sitterud, moments after

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Jim Adams: In the Wake of the Week

February 16, 2018 — OLYMPICS THAW: It may not be sport per se, but the sister of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un appears at the Kwandong Hockey Center Saturday night. She writes, "I expect Pyongyang and Seoul to get closer in the hearts of our people and the

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Truckee’s Bryce Bennett finishes 16th in men’s Olympic downhill

February 15, 2018 — Truckee alpine skier Bryce Bennett competed in men's downhill at the Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea Thursday and finished in 16th place. Bennett didn't have a great start to the race, which featured 55 competitors, and by the end of his run was 1.97 seconds

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Top-seed Lady Falcons lead western Nevada County teams into postseason

February 15, 2018 — The Lady Falcons from Forest Lake Christian soared through the regular season and have now landed the No. 1 seed in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division VI playoff bracket. The section released its girls and boys basketball playoff brackets Thursday, and now the top teams from

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Mikaela Shiffrin takes gold in her first race of Pyeongchang Olympics

February 15, 2018 — PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — The sun finally came out, and Mikaela Shiffrin was more than ready to kick off her Olympics. After days of delays due to windy and snowy weather, Shiffrin took gold in the giant slalom Thursday, winning her second career Olympic medal

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PREP ROUNDUP: Bear River’s Mallory Rath sets rebounding record

February 14, 2018 — Mallory Rath has been a dominant force in the paint for the Lady Bruins all season and with another impressive rebounding effort Tuesday night, the senior put her name in the record books at Bear River. The powerful post player pulled down 13 boards in

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February 14, 2018 — 49ers center Daniel Kilgore receives three-year extension SANTA CLARA — 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo has his man to snap the ball for the next several seasons after center Daniel Kilgore received a three-year contract extension. The team announced the deal Wednesday that takes Kilgore through

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Lady Falcons douse Wildfires, clinch title

February 13, 2018 — Behind an enthusiastic home crowd, the Forest Lake Christian Lady Falcons basketball team soared to a 43-16 victory over Foresthill Tuesday night, collecting its 15th consecutive win and clinching its first Central Valley California League title in a decade. "I think that we're all surprised

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South Lake Tahoe’s Anderson claims repeat gold as wind whips slopestyle

February 12, 2018 — BOKWANG PHOENIX PARK, South Korea — As her competition raised hell, Jamie Anderson raised her arms. Anderson's been atop the women's snowboard slopestyle world for much of the last decade, so long, she said, it at times got frustrating the sport didn't progress around her.

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ALUMNI NOTEBOOK: Willis, Sierra start new win streak as postseason nears

February 12, 2018 — The women's basketball team at Sierra College has begun a new win streak after having their 23-game streak snapped. Since dropping their first game of the season Jan. 30, the Wolverines have now won two straight with two games left in the regular season. Aycee

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3 Pioneer Valley League wrestling championships won by Bear River Bruins

February 11, 2018 — Seven Bear River wrestlers wrapped up a spot in the Division IV Sac-Joaquin Section Tournament by qualifying at the Pioneer Valley League Wrestling Tournament at Center High School over the weekend. Three of those Bruins nailed down PVL championships, including Skylar Miller (115 pounds) and

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RENSLOW: The biggest small thing in sports

February 9, 2018 — Putting might be the biggest small thing in sport. It should be easy. The motion is the smallest in the game and the length of the shots are the shortest in the game. Yet, all of the putts count just the same as the full

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IN THE WAKE OF THE WEEK: 49ers get their guy; Eagles rise above Brady, Pats

February 9, 2018 — 49ERS SIGN GARAPPOLO: 49ers General Manager John Lynch says, "We believe we've found the right guy." Jimmy Garappolo states, "I like being here." It is a five-year deal worth $137.5 million. A must for this team. Lynch got it done. Looking forward to this year's

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PREP WRESTLING: Bruins ready to roar at league tourney

February 8, 2018 — The Bear River wrestling team has all hands on deck as it gears up for the Pioneer Valley League Tournament Saturday, where only the elite will continue their respective seasons. "We took a very green team and now they have some good experience," said Bruins

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REC SPORTS: Moo Moos complete perfect season, win volleyball championship

February 8, 2018 — With a dominant showing in the championship match, the Moo Moos wrapped up a perfect run through the Nevada County Adult Sports Association's Winter B League volleyball season. After going 8-0 in regular season play, the No. 1 seeded Moo Moos topped No. 4 Chicago

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PREP ALPINE SKIING: Miners blend competitiveness, fun to find success

February 7, 2018 — For the Nevada Union alpine ski team the 2018 season has been about carving down the slopes (when there's enough snow), being competitive, being supportive of each other and above all else — having fun. "Every year it's different and this year's team is super,

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