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Local AAUteam takes title

The Nevada County Blazers – a local Amateur Athletic Union basketball team – took first place in the Sac Area Sports Fall Ball Classic last weekend.

The Blazers used balanced scoring and defensive attacks to hold all of each of their opponents to 30 points or under.

In the quarterfinals, they beat North Highlands 41-28. Josh Ritchart scored a team-high eight points, while Steele Sylte, Zach Welz, Colin Lee and Cameron Van Burkleo each scored seven.

In the semis, Welz nailed a trey with 35 seconds left on the clock, giving the Blazers the 23-21 win over Ponderosa.

In the championship, the Blazers be Rosevile 32-20 in overtime. Ritchart scored the final two points of the game to get the win. The Blazers are now 5-1 on the season, which runs through 2005.

Area gymnast among top finishers

The Byers Roseville Gymnastics Team, compulsory level, recently hosted and competed in the annual Byers Compulsory Classic competition held at Byers Gym in Roseville, on Oct. 2-3.

Local gymnast Breya Simpson took third place in the Level 5 and 6 balance beam competition, second in the floor exercise and third in the all-around.

Junior Bruins, Miners meet Saturday

Have you been following the play of Bear River’s Jr. Bruins and Nevada Union’s Jr. Miners in The Union’s weekly “Youth Sports Report” and want a good weekend to catch the local kids in action? Look no further.

Saturday marks the one and only meeting of the area’s two youth programs, as the Junior Bruins host the Junior Miners Saturday at Bear River High School.

Action begins at 9 a.m. with the Mighty Mites, followed by Junior Pee Wee (11 a.m.), the Junior Midgets (1 p.m.), the Pee Wee (3 p.m.) and the Midgets (5 p.m.)

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