Miners capture three cross country crowns
The Nevada Union Boys varsity cross country team captured it’s first league championship since 1998 Friday on the Sierra College campus in Grass Valley.
The girls varsity ran to second in league, while the girl and boys freshmen-sophomore teams both won league championships.
Led by individual champion, junior Matt Freitas, the Miners put seven runners in the top 11 to outdistance second place Kennedy by a score of 22 to 64. Yuba City was third with 77, Woodland scored 80 to finish fourth and McClatchy was fifth with 128 points.
Freitas won the three-mile race in a time 16:43 – 22 seconds faster than Paul Magaleiti of Kennedy – and made All Metro Conference first team.
Other Miners that made All Metro first team were: third place finisher Trevor Robertson, 17:09; fifth place runner Michael McClure, 17:16; sixth place finisher Luke Ridens, 17:19; seventh placer Brian Dell, 17:24 and ninth place runner Patrick Lane, 17:31. Troy Putman finished 11th in a time of 17:42 to round out the miner scoring.
The Girls Varsity team finished second to Woodland, 27 to 36. Yuba City was third with 85, McClatchy fourth with 106 and Kennedy fifth with 124 points.
The Miners placed five girls in the top 10 Woodlands fifth but it wasn’t enough to beat the Wolves, who took the top three spots. The winner was Megan Cearly of Woodland in a time of 18:59.
Shannon Lingo was the top finisher for Nevada Union, finishing fourth in a time of 19:59. e. Other Miners that made the All Metro Conference first team were fifth place finisher Whitney Stephenson, 20:18; eighth place runner Randi Fairweather, 20:38; ninth placer Shannon Buckley, 20:40; and 10h place runner Caitlan Schulteiss, 20:50.
Rounding out the scoring for the lady miners were Shawnee Putman in 12th place, 21:27; and 13th, Karly Powell, 21:30.
The girls freshmen-sophomore team tied Kennedy and McClatchy for the team title. The team was led by Hanna Brown who ran 13:03 over the two-mile course.
Jon Schaake led the boys freshmen-sophomore team to the title in a time of 10:56 for two miles.
The Miners will continue in post season when the teams travel to Angels Camp Saturday, Nov. 9 for the Sub-Section Meet.
Editor’s Note: This story was compiled by NU Cross Country Coach Daniel King and The Union staff.
Tyler Smith threw for two touchdowns and Doug Potter scored on the ground as the host Nevada Union freshmen football team defeated Douglas of Woodland 42-20 Thursday.
Josh Nixon had a pair of touchdown catches. Jason Werthern also scored for the Miners.
Mike McCain and Andrew Mason led NU’s defense with six tackles each.
The Miners (8-0 overall) will play at Yuba City 3:30 p.m. Thursday.
Forest Lake beats
The Forest Lake Christian School girls volleyball team destroyed Sacramento Lutheran Friday at home, 15-0, 15-2, 15-5.
Forest Lake is now 11-1 in the Central Valley Christian League and 12-5 overall.
The Kennnels (5-0-1) def. the Layers (0-6), 22-25, 25-17, 25-11, 25-18.
Whaleys Construction (4-2) def. Plaque Attack (2-3-1), 25-18, 20-25, 25-14, 19-25, 25-16.
Good Times (4-2) def. Adhoc (0-6), 15-25, 25-17, 25-11, 25-23.
Flying Dogs (5-0-1) def. Court Jesters (2-4), 25-6, 25-13, 25-17.
Vector Engineering (4-2) def. Cosmotrons (1-4-1), 25-16, 25-18, 25-16.
– The Union staff
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