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ALUMNI NOTEBOOK: Nevada Union grad Will Sumner shines in Palo Alto

January 14, 2019 — Will Sumner, a 2014 Nevada Union graduate and member of the Utah Valley University wrestling team, went undefeated Saturday, winning bouts against foes from Stanford and Harvard at Stanford's Burnham Pavilion in Palo Alto. Sumner, a senior who wrestles in the 184-pound class, faced off

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PREP BASKETBALL: Lady Miners dominate on both sides of court, top league foe Oakmont

January 11, 2019 — The Lady Miners dug in on defense and shined on offense in their Foothill Valley League home opener, earning a 60-27 victory over the visiting Oakmont Vikings Friday night. "I thought we played hard," said Nevada Union girls basketball head coach Jenn Krill. "I thought

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GET INTO GOLF: A look at the rules, old and new

January 11, 2019 — Offsides, icing, illegal crackback, these are a few rules from sport that require some investment in the game to figure out what they are and why they exist. Golf has a few of those, too. Although there may be moments when we do not understand

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IN THE WAKE OF THE WEEK: Clemson crushes ‘Bama; Kings drop another close one with Warriors

January 11, 2019 — TIGERS FEAST ON TIDE: The Clemson Tigers were on fire. It is a 44-16 conquest over Alabama in the National Championship game. Clemson's true freshman quarterback, Trevor Lawrence, was exceptional. He takes over the game in the second quarter. On defense, Alabama does not score

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Moule Paint and Glass’ Player of the Week: Justin Powell

January 11, 2019 — Bear River's Justin Powell was on fire from behind the 3-point arc all week. The junior guard scored a game-high 30 points, including seven made 3-pointers to lead the Bruins to a 78-67 win over league foe Marysville Thursday. Powell also hit six 3-pointers and

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PREP BASKETBALL: Bruins top Marysville, snap PVL losing streak

January 11, 2019 — The Bear River boys basketball team earned a 76-67 victory over the Marysville Indians Thursday, snapping a 22-game losing streak in Pioneer Valley League play that dated back to 2016. Playing at Jack R. McCrory Gymnasium, the Bruins jumped out to 25-13 lead after the

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PREP BASKETBALL: Nevada Union Miners sink Oakmont Vikings in league play

January 10, 2019 — The Miners are at their best when they set the tempo, get the ball to their bigs and play good team defense. Much to the pleasure of Nevada Union head coach Mark Casey, they did all three of those things Thursday night and earned a

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PREP WRESTLING: Miners find success on mat, have fun in the process

January 10, 2019 — For Nevada Union wrestler Amanda Beall, the key to her success on the mat has come from a change in her mental approach. "It's just letting loose," said Beall, a sophomore who has placed first in her weight class (143-pound) in three different tourneys this

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REC BASKETBALL: Bistro 221 claims B1 championship

January 9, 2019 — Bistro 221 was cooking in the Nevada County Adult Sports Association's B1 League basketball championship game, and earned a 57-41 victory over Victorious Secret to claim the league title. Competing at the Grass Valley Veterans Memorial Building, Bistro 221 got a big game from Tristan

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PREP WRESTLING: Bear River sweeps duals over Marysville, Lindhurst

January 9, 2019 — OLIVEHURST — Fueled with passion and burning desire, the Bear River Bruins wrestling team quenched its thirst for victory by sweeping its duals over Pioneer Valley League foes Marysville and Lindhurst Tuesday evening at Lindhurst High School. Trailing Marysville 35-30, Bear River turned the tide

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PREP BASKETBALL: Falcons take workman-like approach as they battle through league play

January 9, 2019 — For Forest Lake Christian's boys basketball team, the approach has been the same all season. Work hard, play hard and continually get better. That's what the Falcons' first year head coach LaRon Gordon wants from his team, and that's what he's been getting. "Me coming

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PREP BASKETBALL: Nevada Union boys drop hard-fought bout with Placer; Bear River boys fall to Foothill

January 9, 2019 — Nevada Union's boys basketball team opened Foothill Valley League play on the road Tuesday, facing a tough Placer Hillmen squad at their place. The Miners battled the Hillmen closely all game, but fell in the end, 51-47, in the league opener for both teams. Nevada

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PREP BASKETBALL: With effort and intensity Forest Lake Christian is off to strong start

January 8, 2019 — It was nine months ago when Forest Lake Christian's girls basketball team made an incredible run to the Sac-Joaquin Section Division VI Championship Game. That tight-knit group of Lady Falcons fell just short of winning the title, but it was an inspired effort by a

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REC BASKETBALL: Blown Joints win league championship

January 8, 2019 — With a balanced attack, the Blown Joints blew out 40oz to claim the Nevada County Adult Sports Association's 40-and-over basketball championship. Competing at the Grass Valley Veterans Memorial Building, the Blown Joints had three players score in double figures en route to the 83-56 title

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PREP BASKETBALL: Lady Bruins look to claw their way to top of PVL

January 7, 2019 — There's a new batch of Lady Bruins on the court at Bear River. It's a young, scrappy group of ballers who have found some early season success and will now look to claw their way to the top of the Pioneer Valley League. Through the

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ALUMNI NOTEBOOK: Willis, Sierra battle through Big 8 play

January 7, 2019 — Aycee Willis, a 2017 Nevada union graduate, and the Sierra College Wolverines split a pair of conference games last week, beating Modesto Junior College, 121-25, and fell to San Joaquin Delta College, 75-57. Willis, a sophomore guard, stuffed the stat sheet against Modesto, scoring 16

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PREP BASKETBALL: Forest Lake Christian girls remain unbeaten in league play

January 6, 2019 — Forest Lake Christian's girls basketball team made it four wins in a row in Central Valley California League play, topping Victory Christian, 42-33, Friday night. The Lady Falcons trailed 13-7 after one quarter, but surged ahead with a 30-8 run across the second and third

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PREP BASKETBALL: Freshman Lady Miners shine in non-league play

January 4, 2019 — Nevada Union's freshman girls basketball team has been nothing short of dominant this season. Since the freshman Lady Miners tipped off the season in late November, they've gone 18-0, and won four tourney titles along the way. "We got a really deep group of girls,"

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IN THE WAKE OF THE WEEK: 49ers, Raiders wrap dismal campaigns

January 4, 2019 — IT'S OVER: Not the season that was expected as the San Francisco 49ers go 4-12 following their 48-32 final game loss to the Los Angeles Rams. Three turnovers in the first quarter followed by a Pick-6 to start the second. A strong fourth quarter is

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PREP BASKETBALL: Lady Miners ready to dig into league play

January 4, 2019 — Their non-league schedule was tough. It was supposed to be. It was meant to test them and prepare them. After 18 games played in a little more than a month, the Lady Miners said their rigorous non-league slate has them ready for what lies ahead

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