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FLC soccer posts big CVCL win

The Union Staff

Forest Lake Christian’s soccer team, behind goals by Andrea Lowe and Katelyn Gilfillan, posted a 2-1 victory over league-leader Sacramento Country Day Thursday.

Not only did the Forest Lake hand Country Day its first league loss of the season, the victory also moved the Falcons into sole possession of second place in the Central Valley Christian League.

“We had an excellent game,”FLC coach Colleen Winans said. “The first time we played them, we didn’t play all that well, but today we fought hard the entire time.”

NU baseball loses

The Nevada Union baseball team dropped a 6-1 decision to host Del Campo in Fair Oaks Thursday.

The Miners (12-12 overall, 8-9 capital Athletic League) fell behind 4-0 early and couldn’t climb back into the game.

John Reed went 2-for-3 with a double and a RBI.

Jason Snavely and Jason Gillard had a single each.

BR v-ball wins

Corey Pagano tallied a career-high 19 kills and eight blocks as the Bear River boys volleyball team knocked host Woodcreek from the ranks of the unbeaten with a 12-15, 15-8, 15-11, 15-17, 12-12 win in Roseville Thursday.

The three-time defending SFL champion Bruins (17-10 overall, 9-3 Sierra Foothill League) move two games behind the Timberwolves (11-1 SFL) with the win.

Bear River can win a share of the league title with wins over Rocklin and Roseville next week coupled with a pair of Woodcreek losses.

Jeff Duran led the way a the net for the Bruins with 23 kills. Jon Good was right behind with 20 kills.

Tim Waechter tallied 19 kills and a team-high 10 blocks. Ryan Weidert chipped in nine kills and nine blocks.

Josh Bollen totaled 58 assists.

NU golf loses

Nevada Union’s golf team lost to Davis by seven strokes at Alta Sierra Country Club Thursday.

Erik Flores and Spencer Westcott were team medalists with one-under-par 35s, while Ben McNulty added a 40.

With the loss, NU finished in fifth-place in the Capital Athletic League.

Big Bad Bulls Rodeo

Want some excitement? Put a ton of unharnessed muscle in a chute, place a Wrangler-wearin’ cowboy on top and then open the door. Don’t worry about shaking it up, that will take care of itself.

Want someone else to cook up the excitement for you? That’s easier still – just show up at the Big Bad Bulls Rodeo at Nevada County Horsemen Saturday and Sunday, May 11-12. Gates open at 4 p.m.

Free baseball,

softball skill event for children

The City of Grass Valley Parks and Recreation Division and the Community Network for Children and Families have teamed up to sponsor a baseball and softball skills competition for boys and girls 7-14 years of age at Condon Park 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.

The free event will test competitors in pitching, hitting and running.

Winners can advance to regional competitions with a shot at playing at the Major League Baseball All-Star game up for grabs.

Contact CNCF’s Barry Sturm at the 272-8866, or City of Grass Valley’s Parks and Recreation Director Sandy Jacobson at 274 4322 during business hours for more information.

Wrestling camp

is slated in July

Nevada Union’s assistant wrestling coach Shane Valdez and his brother Dane will be holding a technique camp for wrestlers at Nevada Union High School. The commuter camp will be held July 10-12.

The Valdez brothers have plenty of experience in the sport of wrestling. Shane was a high school national champion and three-time NCAA All-American. Dane was the first-ever state champion to come out of Calvary Chapel High School in Southern California and was also an NCAA All-American wrestler.

The price for the camp is $95 the day of camp, or $85 if registration and full payment is received prior to July 1. An additional $10 discount will be given to pre-registered groups of seven or more wrestlers.

Payment in the form of a check or money order can be sent to Shane Valdez, 10404 Mercury Dr., Grass Valley, CA 95945. A $20 deposit is required to hold a spot at the camp.

For more information, please call Shane Valdez at 274-7894, or e-mail him at


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