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AUTO RACING: Rossi looks to have fun, pass cars at Indianapolis 500

May 25, 2018 — Alexander Rossi has been a highly regarded professional race car driver for the better part of a decade. The skilled driver has competed in multiple circuits around the world and found success at the highest levels. Now, in his third season on the IndyCar circuit,

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PREP VOLLEYBALL: Miners, Bruins earn all-league honors

May 24, 2018 — With abundant skill throughout its roster and a balanced attack, the Nevada Union boys volleyball team tore through an elite group of talented foes and staked claim to the 2018 Sierra Foothill League Championship. The Miners went 11-1 in one of the Sac-Joaquin Section's toughest

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PREP BASEBALL: Bear River’s Jake Rogers named Pioneer Valley League co-MVP

May 23, 2018 — With plenty of pop in his bat and a passion for the game, Jake Rogers led the Bear River Bruins baseball team to a second place finish in the Pioneer Valley League and a playoff berth. "As a ball player he's a next level player

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ALUMNI NOTEBOOK: Bear River grad Matt Lopez wraps up stellar freshman season with Sierra

May 21, 2018 — The Sierra College baseball team had its playoff run come to an end over the weekend as the No. 2 seed Wolverines lost a best of three series to No. 3 Sacramento City College in the Sectional round of the California Community College Athletic Association's

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PREP BASEBALL: Rivals Bear River, Colfax to face off in D-V playoffs

May 18, 2018 — The first time the two rivals met up this season, it was Colfax scoring a pair of late runs to steal victory over Bear River, 6-5. In the second meeting, Colfax's four-run fourth inning was the difference as the Falcons topped the Bruins 5-3. The

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PREP BASEBALL: Bear River roars past Western Sierra in first round of playoffs (PHOTO GALLERY)

May 17, 2018 — Competing in their first home playoff baseball game in more than a decade, the Bear River Bruins gave the home crowd plenty to cheer about Thursday afternoon. The No. 2 seed Bruins got a stellar effort from the mound and runs in bunches as they

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Bear River baseball, softball teams gear up for playoffs

May 11, 2018 — After missing out on the playoffs a year ago, the Bear River baseball team is back in the postseason and ready to take a bite out of the competition. "This year our bats are more alive," senior catcher and team captain Jake Rogers said. "I

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TRIATHLON: Gold Country Triathlon Club sends 11 to Santa Rosa Ironman

May 10, 2018 — For some, it will be their very first time. For others, their last. For all participating, it will be a daylong test of mental and physical strength and endurance. Eleven members of the local Gold Country Triathlon Club are heading to Santa Rosa Saturday where

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PREP VOLLEYBALL: Miners pound Ponderosa, punch ticket to semifinals

May 10, 2018 — The Miners are moving on to the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I boys volleyball semifinals after a dominating straight set playoff victory over the Ponderosa Bruins Thursday night at Albert Ali Gymnasium. Nevada Union, the No. 3 seed, set the tone early with a barrage of

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PREP TENNIS: Bear River’s Savannah Thrasher earns section championship

May 9, 2018 — When her opponent failed to return the final serve of the match and the ball bounced harmlessly into the net, Savannah Thrasher stood in disbelief. "When I won that point I looked over at my coach and I was like 'did I seriously just win

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CLUB LACROSSE: Gold Country Stampede keeps rolling, gets top seed in NorCal playoffs

May 9, 2018 — The Gold Country Stampede is showing no signs of slowing down as it barrels its way into the playoffs. The local youth lacrosse club team closed the regular season with yet another dominating effort, crushing Oakland Tech, 19-8, Sunday. The Stampede (15-1) now turns its

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PREP VOLLEYBALL: Nevada Union knocks off Davis in first round of playoffs

May 8, 2018 — With their usual complete team effort and highly-potent attack, the Miners knocked off the Davis Blue Devils in the first round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I boys volleyball playoffs Tuesday night at Albert Ali Gymnasium. Nevada Union, the No. 3 seed, took care of

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PREP VOLLEYBALL: Miners land No. 3 seed in Division I playoffs

May 4, 2018 — The Miners' path through the playoffs starts at home. The Sac-Joaquin Section boys volleyball playoff brackets were released Friday and Nevada Union landed the No. 3 seed in Division I. "I feel like the season is just beginning," senior setter Sam Hales said at a

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AUTO RACING: Swartz overcomes early obstacles, wins first road race

May 3, 2018 — Local race car driver Don Swartz recently made the switch from ovals to road racing, taking his No. 33 car to Thunderhill Raceway in Willows for the first of four Great American Stockcar Series road races. Despite mechanical issues, limited practice and starting in 27th,

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RUNNING: Spring Run still going strong

May 3, 2018 — The oldest race in the Gold Country Grand Prix held its 32nd running Saturday with more than 75 participants taking to the streets of Nevada City for the annual Spring Run/Walk 5K/10K. "It was just delightful, people came from all different walks," said assistant race

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PREP FOOTBALL: Brad Sparks tackles task of turning around NU’s football program

May 2, 2018 — Nevada Union's new head football coach doesn't want to discuss the past. He's all about the future. "I'm a believer that there are three speeds," said Brad Sparks, who was named the varsity head coach Friday. "There's going backwards, sitting still or going forward. I'm

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PREP VOLLEYBALL: Miners win share of SFL title, ride 10-match win streak into playoffs

May 1, 2018 — With its usual balanced attack, the Nevada Union volleyball team thrashed Oak Ridge Monday night. The victory was the Miners' 10th straight and in the process earned them at least a share of the Sierra Foothill League Championship. The Miners (29-4, 11-1 SFL) can still

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ALUMNI NOTEBOOK: NU grad Logan Lowe wins Atlantic 10 Golfer of the Year

April 30, 2018 — Logan Lowe was named the Atlantic 10 Golfer of the Year Saturday after an outstanding junior season with George Washington University. "Logan had a phenomenal year," head coach Chuck Scheinost told http://www.gwsports.com. "It was really a special season and he fully deserved player of the

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All-time great volleyball player Brie Lampe Hull to be inducted into Nevada Union Athletics Hall of Fame

April 27, 2018 — Editor's note: This is the 16th installment of a 17-part series chronicling the 2018 Nevada Union Athletics Hall of Fame inductees. It was a simple, yet telling play. Brie Lampe Hull soared into the air during a high school volleyball game, spiked the ball over

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All-time great basketball player Brandon Lampe to be inducted into Nevada Union Athletics Hall of Fame

April 27, 2018 — Editor's note: This is the 17th installment of a 17-part series chronicling the 2018 Nevada Union Athletics Hall of Fame inductees. Family, community and country. Those are the things that are most important to Brandon Lampe. He's not the type to tell you that, though.

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