Miners claim more medals
Nevada Union’s varsity wrestlers made their first trip to the 23-team Mark Fuller Invitational at Lincoln High School Saturday and came home with the tournament championship.
Host Lincoln scored 143 team points, while Ripon was second with 147 and the Miners were the champs with a score of 184.
Not exactly, especially considering how Nevada Union has performed in weekend tournaments this season.
Saturday’s championship was the third tournament title NU has claimed this season, including first-place finishes at the Keith Peterson Memorial Tournament at Roseville on Dec. 14 and the Nevada Union Team Duals on Dec. 21.
Due to illness and injuries, only 11 of the 14 varsity Miners competed Saturday. But all 11 brought home medals after placing in their respective weight divisions.
Two Miners took first place individually and remained unbeaten on the season. Wade Sauer (27-0) won the 215-pound division and was named the tournament’s most outstanding wrestler. Buddy Baker also remained undefeated, moving to 15-0 on the year by winning the 145-pound class.
Taking second place for NU were: Luke Manuel (103 pounds) and Drew Maraglia (130). Robert McDaniel (112), John Bird (135) and Michael Bock (275) each took third place in their weight divisions.
NU JV fares well
Nevada Union’s junior varsity wrestlers competed in the Foothill High School Junior Varsity Tournament Saturday.
Brett Peters scored NU’s lone first-place finish, taking the 171-pound championship. Thomas Brindley (130), Zach Callas (140) and Brian Wheatley (189) each took second place, while Brian Cordery placed third at 189 pounds.
Falcons get win
Forest Lake Christian’s varsity boys basketball team scored a 66-45 victory over Central Valley Christian League foe Faith Christian Friday night.
Forest Lake was led by Taylor Lawrence’s 18 points and 11 rebounds. Mark Boatman had 17 points and six boards, while Chris Keller finished with 18 points on 11-of-13 shooting from the free throw line.
Aaron Johnson added eight points and four rebounds for the Falcons.
Forest Lake Christian (6-9 overall, 2-2 CVCL) travels to Woodland Christian for a 7:30 p.m. game Tuesday.
FLC’s junior varsity boys won 63-54 Friday.
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