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Local gymnasts have strong showings

The Byers Roseville Gymnastics Team, compulsory level, captured first (Level 6) and second (Level 5) places out of 18 teams in the River City Classic competition held at California State University, Sacramento, on the weekend of September 11-12.

Notable performances included local gymnasts Natalie Migliozzi and Breya Simpson. Simpson placed second in floor exercise and third in the all-around in the Level 5 younger division. Migliozzi finished second in the vault and bars, third in the beam and floor, as well as second in the all-around.

Seven Hills has top finishers at Invite

Seven Hills School had a strong showing in the Junior High division of last Saturday’s Nevada Union/Asics Cross Country Invitational.

Seven Hills seventh-graders Jessica Lancaster (8:01.1) and Ema Ussat (8:05.1) took second and third place in the girls division, behind overall winner Morgan Pugh (7:20.1), who competed independent of a school affiliation.

Fourth-place finisher Alice Young, a seventh-grader at Nevada City School of the Arts, ran an 8:15.7 to place among the top five.

On the boys’ side, Seven Hills had two of the top five runners. Alec Donhue, a seventh-grader, took third place in 6:19.8. Johnny Flanigan, a Seven Hills eighth-grader, finished in 6;38.5 for fourth place. Nevada City School of the Arts’ Miles Bernadette, a seventh-grader, finished fifth in 6:58.7.

John F. Kennedy’s Jason Howard, an eighth-grader was the overall winner in 6:15.5.

Locals take third in AAU basketball

The Grass Valley Bruins recently finished third in the under-14 age group of an AAU tournament in Sacrmaento. The Bruins beat the Fairfield Falcons 39-34 and then the El Dorado Hills Demons 44-33 in the third-place game. Bruin team members included Matt Allgire, Bryant Chapman, Austin French, James McCririe, Chad Smith, Garrett Smith, and Josh Zlaket.

Bear River team takes Wood Bat title

The Bear River Bruins took first place n the annual Wood Bat Tournament at James Field in Auburn on Labor Day.

The Bruins opened play with a 4-2 win over Nevada Unino. Anthony Welz threw a complete game four-hitter for Bear River, while Matt Miraldi and Rob Alcombrack led the Bruins at the plate. Bear River followed with a 6-3 win over the Reno Silver Sox. Tyler French got the win on the mound, while tournament MVP Matt Hilton and Ryan Giacomini led the Bruin hitters.

In the semifinals, Bear River defeated Del Oro 6-4. Anthony Terronez threw a complete game of the hill, while A.J. Nunez and Steve Sitter joined Giacomini, Hilton and Welz as the offensive leaders.

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