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Miners’ dozen advance

The Union Staff

The Nevada Union wrestling team took 12 varsity wrestlers to the Metro Conference League Meet Saturday and left with all 12 qualifying to wrestle at the Northwest subsection this weekend in Vallejo.

“I think that’s the first time since I’ve been here that we had everyone qualify,” Nevada Union coach Shane Valdez said.

Of those 12 wrestlers, nine of them wrestled in the finals of their respective weight class with seven winning their weight class.

Miners winning a conference title were: Joey Stickney (105), Jake Cena (114), Matt Manuel (121), Shane Lingo (142), Luke Manuel (154), Zach Callas (162) and Tucker Trathen (173). Nevada Union’s Brett Schauffler and Kyle Brady were both second, with Cody Griffith and Will Atherton third and Brian Armijo fourth.

The top four wrestlers in each weight class move on to subsections.

Nine Nevada Union junior varsity wrestlers finished first or second as well.

“Both Paul (Gross) and I and all of the coaches were really excited,” Valdez said. “We kept telling the kids that everything was just practice until the end. I think some of the kids didn’t expect to do as well as they did. And it seems like we’re peaking the guys at the right time.

“Hopefully this weekend will be inspiring and will refresh them for the end of the year.”

Nevada Union also won the league meet from total team points scenario, compiling 228 points with Yuba City second with 175.5 points.

The Northwest subsection meet takes place at Bethel High School in Vallejo Friday and Saturday.

Finals matches:

105 – Joey Stickney (NU) pin Cameron Banks (GB)

114 – Jake Cena (NU) 6-5 decision over Matt Lemons (K)

121 – Matt Manuel (NU) tech. fall over Joe Lyon (GB)

127 – Damon Land (K) maj. dec. over Ricky Plunkett (J)

132 – John Howard (K) dec. over Brian Bembow (YC)

137 – Joseph Pacheco (K) 8-5 dec. over Brett Schauffler (NU)

142 – Shane Lingo (NU) 6-4 overtime dec. Darren Laffond (YC)

147 – Jairo Chavez (YC) dec. Kyle Brady (NU)

154 – Luke Manuel (NU) pin Ryan Loder (GB)

162 – Zach Callas (NU) tech. fall Matt Klingler (GB)

173 – Tucker Trathen (NU) maj. dec. Dom Latino (McC)

191 – J. t. Ford (YC) won by default over Robert Heney (GB)

217 – Eric Blank (GB) pin Josh Rabon (K)

Hvy – Jordan Holmes (YC) pin Tyler Wingo (GB)

NU JV Results:

105 – Ryan Conger, 2nd

114 – Zack Mona, 1st

114 – Jordan Tremewan, 2nd

121 – Curtis Randal, 1st

137 – Nick Davies, 1st

142 – Jordan Stillwaugh, 1st

142 – Cody Deniz, 3rd

154 – Carter Haas, 2nd

162 – Chris Strong, 2nd

191 – Steele Jantz, 1st

191 – Tyler Eastman, 4th

Girls basketball

Sacred Heart Prep 65,

Forest Lake Christian 45

Playing four games in five days finally caught up with the Forest Lake Christian girls basketball team Saturday afternoon. The Falcons fell to Sacred Heart Prep 65-45 in the Bentley Shoot Out.

“I think it was a physical let down,” Forest Lake Christian coach Steve Kellar said. “We had a strong inside presence, but our guards were all sick.”

MacKenzie Deneen led the team with 12 points, while Tess Reed and Kylie Miraldi both scored seven points.

The Falcons host Country Day at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.


Coaches may submit game reports for the Local Roundup by calling The Union at 477-4240.


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