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Local Roundup: Plenty of reason for NU coach to smile in his debut

Chrys Dudek’s first game as Nevada Union’s new volleyball coach might not have ended the way he would have liked, but by the time the Miners had their first match under their belt Tuesday night there was plenty of reason for him to smile.

After dropping the first game 25-22, the six-time defending section champion Miners ran off three straight wins for a 3-1 season-opening victory over host Colfax. NU won the final three 25-21, 25-14 and 27-25.

“It feels good,” Dudek said of starting his tenure with a win. “I was a little nervous after the first game. That was our first test and it really brought us up to game speed. (The Miners) turned it on in games two and three.”

Abbie Miraldi led the Miners with 17 kills on the night, while Taylor Japhet had 11 kills and Mallory Castles added 10 on the night. Kendal Butterfield dished off 34 assists as the team’s setter.

Nevada Union (1-0) hosts Yuba City in the annual Foundation Game inside Ali Gymnasium at 7 p.m. Thursday.

JV: Nevada Union 2, Colfax 0

Taylor Wolfe served up four aces on the final six serves of the night, lifting Nevada Union to a 26-24 win in the second game of a 2-0 sweep at Colfax. NU’s JV won the opener 25-22.

“We were down 19-24 before she served up four aces on six serves,” said NU coach Marco Salcedo.

Theresa Conley had four kills for NU, while Sierra Bell and Jenna Britton each totaled three kills for the Miners (1-0).

FLC 3, Sac Country Day 0

The Falcons swept through Sacramento Country Day Tuesday, winning 25-19, 26-24, and 25-19.

Caitlin Hanson led the team with 12 kills and Jen Menary had 26 assists. Christy Johnston contributed four kills.

The Falcons (3-0) host Capital Christian 7 p.m. Thursday for the Foundation Game.


Bear River 6, Marysville 0

Bear River’s varsity soccer squad got off to a blistering fast start Tuesday, dominating visiting Marysville 6-0 in a non-league, season-opening matchup.

Cavan Van Geem led the way for the Bruins, scoring three goals in the win. Van Geem got things started with the first goal of the season at the 11-minute mark of the match, before adding two more scores in the second half.

Bear River had 30 shots on goal, while Marysville managed just three.

“We’ve worked a lot on good scoring opportunities,” said Bear River coach Dave Molina. “We’ve never really had more than a couple of forwards able to score, but now we’ve got about six … and actually three midfielders beyond that.

“The is also the best ballhandling Bruin team that I’ve seen in the last 10 years.”

Molina tipped his cap to the ball control of Danny Delaveaga and Tyler Lamarche at midfield in Tuesday’s win. Delaveaga had two goals in the win, while Lamarche added another.

Bear River (1-0) travels to Forest Lake Christian for a 4 p.m. match today, followed by a trip to the Del Campo Tournament Friday and Saturday.

Cross Country

Bruins off to strong start

Bear River’s cross country teams had strong showings at the Twilight Cross Country Classic in Nevada Friday.

The boys team was led by Michael Batchelor on the 4,000-meter course (16:44), Shawndar Johal (17:74), Jordan Halieb (18:43), and David Kloepper (20:31).

The Bear River girls finished eighth overall and were led by Denise Julian (17:40), who took 12th place, and Brianne Mitchell (18:13 for 21st place). Other strong performances were turned in by Abby Grebe (19:44), Darlene Julian (20:09), Seaera Moe (20:17), Harla Moe (21:13), Chole Moe (22:41), and Haley Bigelow (28:04).

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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