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Local Roundup: NU volleyball continues to play well

Nevada Union’s girls volleyball team made a splash in Reno, finishing the High Sierra Tournament 5-2 over the weekend.

It was the Miners’ first two losses of the season, leaving the team in ninth place at the tournament.

NU (7-2) beat Truckee (25-20, 25-20), Shasta (25-13, 25-9) and Ashland (23-25, 25-15, 15-8) in the first pool. In the second round they lost to Ripon (23-25, 18-25) before beating Moapa Valley (25-18, 25-9) and then off Palo Alto (25-22, 19-25, 15-8). The Miners lost their last match to Carson (17-25, 16-25).

Abbie Miraldi was voted to the All-Tournament team with 49 kills, seven blocks, 10 digs and 28 serve points. Taylor Japhet had 29 kills over the weekend while Mallory Castles had 29 and 11 blocks.

Alexis Moser had 38 digs and served 38 points at libero and Kendal Butterfield had 112 assists and served 34 points at setter.


Bruins take fourth place

The Lady Bruin 5-kilometer racers finished first in Division IV and fourth overall at the Thunder Invitational hosted by Rocklin high school.

Denise Julian took 10th place (19:58) and Breanne Mitchell was 15th place (20:39).

Improving their varsity times and marks from last week at the Reno Invitational were Abby Grebe, Seaera and Harla Moe, and Darlene Julian. Taylor Kimble took on 100-degree heat in her first race this season.

On the frosh-soph team, Hayley Bigelow, Chloe Moe, and Elizabeth Boyer ran for Bear River.

In the varsity boys 5K race, freshman Michael Batchelor led the Bruin attack with a personal best of 19:07. Right on his heals were freshman Jordan Hallieb (21:38), David Kloepper (21:56), and Shawndar Johal (22:36).

Falcons get going

Forest Lake Christian’s Christa Weisman took 53rd place in the women’s 3-kilometer race in her best time to date (22:40) and Austin Violette ran a personal best of 18:08 in the boys 5K, for Division V runners at the Thunder Invitational in Rocklin.

“The final results have not yet been printed, but I know that both Austin and Christa were at the top of the Division V runners,” Forest Lake Christian coach Nick Vogt said via e-mail. “We came in a little tired after last Monday’s training run at the Sizzler 49er Canyon Classic Ten Mile Run in Auburn.”

Dawson Young finishing in 144th, Ashton Santee in 145th and David Herron in 147th. Following was Robert Ring (151st) and Josh Long (152nd).

Forest Lake’s Annie Pearce placed 157th in frosh-soph and Noelle Hayes finished 162nd.

Coaches may submit game reports by phone at 477-4240, via e-mail at bhamilton@theunion.com or by fax at 477-4292. Deadline for submissions is 10 p.m.

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