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PREP FOOTBALL: Miners shutout by Yuba City

August 18, 2018 — YUBA CITY — It wasn't the start to the season the Miners were hoping for. Nevada Union's offense never got going and its defense wore down as the game wore on, resulting in a 39-0 loss to the Yuba City Honkers in the season opener

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PREP FOOTBALL: Q&A with NU’s new QB1

August 15, 2018 — Nevada Union has a new starting quarterback and his name is Parker Heilaman. The 6-foot, 1-inch, 175-pound senior has worked tirelessly this summer to prepare for the season and said he is ready to lead the Miners in 2018. As the starting quarterback Heilaman will

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SEASON PREVIEW: Optimistic Miners gear up for start of 2018 season

August 15, 2018 — With a new man in charge, a new league to call home and a new energy permeating the program, the Nevada Union Miners football team is optimistic about its prospects in 2018. "I think we can make it to the playoffs," Nevada Union running back

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FASTPITCH SOFTBALL: All Star Automotive heads to North Dakota in search of national championship

August 14, 2018 — Take a handful of seasoned veterans with dozens of years of wisdom under their caps, add in some young talent ripe with athleticism and ability, toss in a pair of skilled pitchers along with a hearty helping of power at the plate and you have

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ALUMNI: Brad Sweet holds on to win sprint car’s preeminent race

August 13, 2018 — Brad Sweet raced his way into the record books Saturday night in Iowa. Competing in the preeminent sprint car race of the year, Sweet outdueled Donny Schatz to win the Knoxville Nationals Sprint Car race by 0.133 seconds. "It's an unbelievable feeling," said Sweet. "It

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CROSSFIT: Local athlete Shaun Havard earns first place at Reebok CrossFit Games

August 10, 2018 — For the second time in the last three years Shaun Havard has earned the title of "Fittest on Earth." The local CrossFit phenom put forth an impressively consistent effort at the 2018 Reebok CrossFit Games last week and came away with a first place finish

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PREP FOOTBALL: Miners, Bruins to keep an eye on this season

August 9, 2018 — Friday night football is nearly upon us. There is just one week left before the local teams kickoff their 2018 campaigns, and both the Nevada Union Miners and Bear River Bruins have high hopes going into the season. The Miners and Bruins both boast talented

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BODY BUILDING: Shanna Rice has fun, claims two titles in first competition

August 8, 2018 — Shanna Rice was a little nervous before taking the stage, but for the most part she kept calm and collected. After all, this was just for fun. "I had always said 'it was just for fun,'" Rice said. "I took it seriously, but I had

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ALUMNI NOTEBOOK: Nevada Union grad Sam Schultz combines love of baseball, passion for crunching numbers

August 6, 2018 — Baseball is a thinker's game. A paced and deliberate contest with many layers of calculated moves based on historical, and up to the minute, data analysis. That's exactly why Sam Schultz loves America's favorite past time. "It's really more like chess," said Schultz, a 2013

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MASTERS TRACK & FIELD: Sierra Gold athletes earn 15 national championships

August 1, 2018 — With an opportunity to compete on a national stage, Sierra Gold shined. The Nevada County based track and field team made its way to Spokane, Washington over the weekend for the 2018 USATF National Masters Track & Field Championships where it placed second as a

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BOXING: T-5 Boxing offers positive environment to learn the sweet science

July 27, 2018 — A boxing coach and his pugilist pupil circle the ring, working on a series of combos. Beyond the ropes, a fellow student of the sweet science puts in work on the heavy bag. Along the back wall, another aspiring boxer fills the gym with the

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PREP FOOTBALL: What to know about the Miners and Bruins ahead of 2018 season

July 26, 2018 — The high school football season is nearing and soon the sound of pads popping and crowds roaring will fill stadiums near and far. The Sac-Joaquin Section's football dead period came to a close Monday and, as of today, high school teams will have less than

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BASEBALL: Nevada County Miners strike gold at summer tourneys

July 25, 2018 — It started because they wanted to have some fun and play the sport they love into the summer months. When it wrapped up, they had achieved their goal and earned a couple of tournament titles along the way. The Nevada County Miners, a group of

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FASTPITCH SOFTBALL: All Star Auto wins Seattle Invite for 3rd straight tourney championship

July 23, 2018 — The ballers from All Star Automotive have done it yet again. The Grass Valley based fastpitch softball team earned its third straight tourney title over the weekend, winning four of its five games in Washington to earn the Seattle Invitational Tournament Championship. All Star Automotive

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PREP FOOTBALL: Miners take field trip to Beale Air Force Base

July 20, 2018 — When Brad Sparks took over the Nevada Union football program in late April his goals included building a winning program and creating a culture the school and community could be proud of. "I plan on building a winning program. Not a team, a program," Sparks

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ALUMNI: Nevada Union grad Logan Lowe headed to Pebble Beach for US Amateur Championship

July 19, 2018 — For the second year in a row Logan Lowe will be teeing off alongside the rest of golf's rising stars at the U.S. Amateur Championship. The 2015 Nevada Union graduate earned his spot in the prestigious amateur golf event by winning a qualifier tournament held

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PREP FOOTBALL: Games to circle on the calendar

July 13, 2018 — The high school football season is just a handful of Fridays away from kicking off and there's plenty to get excited about when it comes to the local teams. Nevada Union is opening a new era of Miners football as it enters the recently formed

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YOUTH BASEBALL: Sierra Nevada Elite Baseball Academy offers platform, tools to succeed on the diamond

July 12, 2018 — Enthusiastic young baseball players flocked to the varsity diamond at Nevada Union High School earlier this week, braving the heat, soaking up knowledge and developing their skills at a free camp hosted by the Sierra Nevada Elite Baseball Academy. "We just wanted to get kids

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ALUMNI NOTEBOOK: Former Nevada Union great Ali Daley McColloch places 9th at San Francisco Open

July 9, 2018 — The AVP Tour made its way through the Bay Area over the weekend, bringing with it some of the best beach volleyball players in the world for the annual San Francisco Open. Among the skilled athletes was 2005 Nevada Union graduate Allison Daley McColloch, who,

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RUNNING: Gough, Torlakson take top spots at 12th annual Freedom Run 5K

July 4, 2018 — A pack of patriotic runners and walkers opened Independence Day with a race through the woods around Nevada Union High School, participating in the 12th annual Freedom Run 5K. Earning first place in the men's competition was Garrett Gough, beating out Jack Bordoni, who had

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