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PREP BASKETBALL: Nevada Union can’t keep up with Bradshaw Christian, falls in D-III semis

February 19, 2019 — Nevada Union's girls basketball team had its run through the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs come to a close after falling, 73-52, to a hot-shooting Bradshaw Christian squad Tuesday night. While the Lady Miners' quest for a section title may be over, their postseason will continue next

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ALUMNI NOTEBOOK: Bear River grad Nerissa Eason tosses gem for Oregon State

February 18, 2019 — Nerissa Eason, a 2016 Bear River graduate, won her only start from the circle last week, pitching the Oregon State Beavers softball team to a 2-0 victory over Cal Poly at the Stacy Winsberg Tournament. Eason, a junior right-handed pitcher, had a stellar game, tossing

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PREP BASKETBALL: Nevada Union, Forest Lake Christian gear up for semifinal bouts

February 18, 2019 — After a thrilling and hard-fought opening week to the postseason, two local basketball teams are left standing. The Lady Miners from Nevada Union and Lady Falcons from Forest Lake Christian both remain on the hunt for a Sac-Joaquin Section championship and both will be hosting

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PREP BASKETBALL: Bear River bounces Calaveras, advances to 2nd round of Division IV playoffs

February 13, 2019 — For a program that hasn't been in the postseason since 2012, the Bear River boys basketball team looked awfully comfortable in its first round playoff victory Wednesday night. "We just came out and landed the first punch, and made sure they didn't come back after

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PREP BASKETBALL: Lady Miners power past Cordova in 1st round of D-III playoffs; Lady Bruins fall to Colfax in D-IV

February 12, 2019 — For the first time in a long time the Lady Miners were in the 'House of Pain' for a playoff game — and it was just like old times. In a gym known for its winning history and capacity for noise, the Nevada Union girls

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ALUMNI NOTEBOOK: Menary’s big game leads Redlands to victory

February 11, 2019 — With the game on the line and the ball in his hands, David Menary rose to the occasion and sent the University of Redlands fans home happy. Menary, a 2016 Nevada Union graduate, hit the game-winning shot to send the Redlands men's basketball team to

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PREP BASKETBALL: Nevada Union, Bear River and Forest Lake Christian hoops teams discover playoff paths

February 10, 2019 — The playoffs are here and basketball squads from Nevada Union, Bear River and Forest Lake Christian will be competing for Sac-Joaquin Section championships. The Lady Miners, Lady Bruins and Lady Falcons are all in the mix along with the boys teams from Bear River and

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PREP WRESTLING: Lady Miners win league championship, eye deep postseason run

February 7, 2019 — The Lady Miners wrestling team showcased its grappling prowess at the Foothill Valley League finals last week and earned a championship banner in the process. "It's really exciting," said Nevada Union wrestling head coach George Woodward. "It's the first time I've been involved in any

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REC FLAG FOOTBALL: Tecmo rallies past Team Brooke for second straight NCASA championship (VIDEO/PHOTO GALLERY)

February 7, 2019 — Editor's note: Let me first say, I already know how self indulgent this is and, no, I didn't think twice about writing it. I run stories on Nevada County Adult Sports Association championship teams regularly and across multiple sports. The difference this time is I

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PREP BASKETBALL: Lady Falcons claim 2nd straight league title

February 6, 2019 — With another dominant on court effort, the Lady Falcons soared to victory Tuesday night and in the process secured the Central Valley California League championship. "I've been more than happy, excited and a bit overwhelmed by what they've been able to do," said John McDaniel,

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BMX: Casper siblings find success on the track

February 6, 2019 — For the past few years Davian Casper, 11, has been tearing up the track while collecting accolades and trophies on the BMX circuit. And, while he continues to impress and climb the ranks, there's another Casper who has taken to the sport and is finding

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PRO FOOTBALL: Cardinals claim Nevada Union grad Tanner Vallejo off waivers

February 5, 2019 — Tanner Vallejo has a new team. The 2012 Nevada Union graduate, who just wrapped up his second season in the NFL, was claimed by the Arizona Cardinals off waivers from the Cleveland Browns Tuesday, according to the Associated Press. The Cardinals are Vallejo's third team

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Nevada Union Athletics Hall of Fame announces Class of 2019

February 5, 2019 — The girls volleyball team was nothing short of dominant as it earned multiple section championships and was a regular contender for the state title. The football team was a feared force on the gridiron. Track and field records fell with regularity. And, NU athletes turned

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ALUMNI NOTEBOOK: Nevada Union grad Andrew Schnitzius delivers in extra innings for Lyon College

February 4, 2019 — Andrew Schnitzius, a 2016 Nevada Union graduate, and the Lyon College baseball team opened the season by taking two out of three against No. 9 Oklahoma Wesleyan University over the weekend. Schnitzius, a catcher in his first season with the Fighting Scots, played in only

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PREP BASKETBALL: Miners can’t keep up with league foe Ponderosa

February 1, 2019 — Nevada Union's boys basketball team couldn't keep up with a hot shooting Ponderosa squad Friday night, falling 53-36 at Albert Ali Gymnasium. The two Foothill Valley League combatants were locked in a tight battle in the first half with the Miners trailing by just three,

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HEROES EDITION: Sierra E-Bikes gives back to those who gave

February 1, 2019 — When organizers for Lake Wildwood's Injured Vets Golf Tournament reached out to Dion Reif looking for a deal on an E-Bike for their raffle, the Penn Valley business owner didn't think twice. "I said 'I really like the cause, let me just give you the

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PREP BASKETBALL: Lady Miners rout Ponderosa on Senior Night; Lady Bruins maul Marysville

January 31, 2019 — With a stellar defensive effort and strong play from the five seniors on their roster, the Lady Miners pounded Ponderosa, 38-14, on Senior Night. "They're a great group of kids," Nevada Union girls basketball head coach Jenn Krill said of the Lady Miners seniors. "Four

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PREP BASKETBALL: Lady Falcons continue league dominance; FLC boys keep playoff hopes alive

January 30, 2019 — The Lady Falcons are once again soaring above the competition and have their sights set on a second straight Central Valley California League championship. A season ago, Forest Lake Christian's girls basketball team shined in league play, going 10-0 and earning the team's first league

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ALUMNI NOTEBOOK: Nevada Union grad Aycee Willis earns Big 8 Player of Week honors

January 28, 2019 — Aycee Willis, a 2017 Nevada Union graduate, led the Sierra College Wolverines women's basketball team to a pair of wins and earned Big 8 Conference Player of the Week honors for her efforts. In Sierra's 71-55 win over American River College, Willis scored 11 points

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Prep Basketball: Coming down the home stretch

January 28, 2019 — There has been plenty to get excited about at local high school gyms as the boys and girls basketball teams from Nevada Union, Bear River and Forest Lake Christian are all finding success in league play. With just two weeks left in the regular season,

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