6 Miners crowned champs
Six Nevada Union Miners were crowned Metro Conference champions and five others reached the finals Friday, as NU ran away with the league tournament championship at Hiram Johnson High School.
Luke Manuel (121), Drew Maraglia (137), Nolan Walters (142), Mel Bird (147), Zach Callas (162) and Wade Sauer (Hwt.) each won their weight- class brackets.
Finishing second in their respective classes were Robert McDaniel (114), Mike Halby (132), Jon Bird (154), Brian Wheatley (173) and Andrew Jackson (217).
Thirteen of NU’s 14 wrestlers qualified for next weekend’s Sac-Joaquin Sub-Section Tournament at Elk Grove High School. In addition to the Miners’ 11 finalists Friday, Andrew Owen (127) and Curtis Randall (105) also qualified by finishing third and fourth, respectively, in their brackets.
Claiming junior varsity championships for NU were: Domenic Archuletta (121), Shane Lingo (127), Dan Bright (132), Thomas Brindley (137), Charlie Sayer (142), Josh Henry (147) and Ian Regnier (162).
Also placing for the Miner JV were Jason Fordyce (3rd at 105), Nate Entrekin (2nd at 121), Eric Peters (4th at 132), Jacob Anderson (2nd at 137) and Aleta Aplington (2nd at 162).
Falcons rout Wilton in CVCL action
Forest Lake Christian’s varsity boys’ basketball team got 17 points, 17 rebounds and five assists from Mark Boatman in a 79-48 win over host Wilton Christian Friday at Sacramento State University.
Chris Keller had 16 points and three assists, while Jon Gimroth had 11 points, and Joe Seisa scored nine points in a win that saw each Falcon find the scoring column.
FLC (13-9 overall, 7-5 Central Valley Christian League) hosts Victory Christian Tuesday.
Bruin skiers qualify for state
Bear River’s Anthony Green and Timothy Green finished third and fourth, respectively, in the boys’ division of Friday’s California-Nevada Interscholastic Ski and Snowboard Federation slalom race at Boreal.
Both Greens, along with Haley Ells, earned all-league honors and a berth into the state meet set for March 1 at Mt. Shasta.
Ells finished 11th in girls’ competition Friday, while Katie Zilch was 31st for the Bruins. Al Calderon took 29th place for Bear River.
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The Nevada Union Junior Miners Football and Cheer teams traveled on Saturday to Casa Roble High School in Orangevale to play the Casa Roble Junior Rams in Sacramento Youth Football League action.