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Busy week as seasons change

The high school sports scene has already started to shift from winter to spring, as many area spring sports teams open league action this week, while two winter sports teams still continue their runs in postseason play.

Three members of Nevada Union’s wrestling team, senior Drew Maraglia and juniors Zach Callas and Luke Manuel, have earned a shot at the California State Championship meet in Bakersfield this weekend, after qualifying at last week’s Sac-Joaquin Section meet. (For more on the NU trio and the state meet, see page B1).

Forest Lake Christian’s varsity girls basketball team continues its chase of consecutive California Division V State Championships, as the Falcons will tip off in the Sac-Joaquin Section D-V championship game at Arco Arena in Sacramento on Friday.



The title game appearance will be the third straight for FLC and the fourth in the past five seasons. The Falcons will be seeking a three-peat of the D-V section crown. (For more on FLC, see page B1).

Closer to home, baseball and softball action are in full swing.




Nevada Union opened its baseball season Monday with a 5-4 win at Del Campo, but the Miners’ week hardly ends there as NU hosts Rocklin today, followed by a trip to Placer on Friday and then another road game at Jesuit next Tuesday.

Bear River baseball opens action today, hosting Marysville at 3:30 p.m. The Bruins also travel to Oakmont – in a non-league matchup – on Friday, followed by a trip to Fairfield next Tuesday.

Forest Lake Christian, which opened with a 6-3 win over Colfax last Friday, is idle until Tuesday, when the Falcons travel to North Hills Christian.

In softball, Bear River begins its season with a pair of road games, including a trip to Placer today followed by matchup at Del Oro on Friday. The Bruins then entertain Foothill on Tuesday.

Forest Lake Christian opened play at Capital Christian last Friday, a 9-0 loss to the Cougars, while Nevada Union travels to Placer for its season opener next Tuesday.


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