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Miners pin down Metro

The Nevada Union wrestling team knocked off host Yuba City 50-26 Tuesday in the last dual match of the regular season, as NU clinched the Metro Conference title.

The Miners gained assistance from the Honkers when NU wrestler Ian Regnier, who had originally lost his match on an 8-7 decision, was apparently bitten by his opponent and later disqualified, giving Regnier the win. Five of the nine victorious Miners pinned their opponents on the night: Robert McDaniel, Luke Manuel, Drew Maraglia, Melvon Bird, and Brian Wheatley. The other three victorious Miners were Nolan Walters, who won a technical fall 17-1, Zack Callus, who took a 7-2 decision, and Wade Sauer who won by forfeit.

“We’re happy to be Metro League champs,” said NU coach Shane Valdez. “It’s one step toward our goals.”

After a commanding regular season in the Metro Conference, the Miners now wait to find out who their first post-season opponent will be.

NU boys blast Johnson, remain on top of Metro

Zane Edwards maintained his position as leading scorer for the Nevada Union boys’ basketball team Tuesday, as he put up 20 points in the Miners’ 93-37 win in the Ali Gymnasium against Hiram Johnson.

Scott Kerksieck and Colt Stafford each had 14 points and seven rebounds, while Brennan McFadden had 12 points and six boards.

McFadden and Tyler Smith combined for 10 of NU’s 32 assists with five each, and Jason Roenicke had four steals.

“We just exposed all the weaknesses of their zone,” said Miner head coach Jeff Dellis.

NU rises to 5-2 in league and 13-8 overall, and its next game comes Thursday when the Miners host McClatchy.

Bruins fall to Lincoln on home mat

The Bear River wrestling team took a tough loss at home Tuesday, losing 43-30 against visiting Lincoln.

In the loss, Brad Sweet, Glenn Wheeler, and Sean Belnap all pinned their opponents, while Josh Jacquier, Tyler Friesen and Jordan Beaver won with two decisions and a forfeit, respectively.

“We just had a couple tough breaks,” said BR coach Robert Nebeker. “We’re still a young team.”

With the loss, the Bruins drop to a 3-3 record in league and 6-6 overall.

“I’m very pleased with the whole season,” Nebeker said, although the season is not over – the Bruins now await the start of the playoffs.

Forest Lake Christian boys lose at Waldorf

The Forest Lake Christian boys’ basketball team could not find it game, Tuesday, as they lost 66-39 at Sacramento Waldorf.

Chris Keller shot for 16 points in the game and had five rebounds, while Sam Metteer and nine points and pulled down 12 boards. But the duo could not carry the Falcons to victory.

“We just weren’t in sync,” said FLC coach Steve Gonet. “We just didn’t shoot very well.”

Forest Lake (4-5 league, 10-9 overall), hopes to win four out of their last five games to earn a playoff berth. That stretch starts Friday when they host CVCL foe Sacramento Lutheran (1-7, 6-16).

Bear River boys drop league game on road

Matt Mocek and Jake Lazor were the two bright spots for the Bruins, Tuesday, with 14 and 13 points respectively, but their combined 27 points were not enough to keep Bear River from losing 60-43 at Mira Loma.

Down seven at halftime, the Bruins had hopes of coming back, but when Mira Loma jumped out to an early 15-point third quarter lead, the Bruins could not overcome it.

“We never reallhy established a rhythm,” said BR assistant coach Steve Box.

The Bruins (1-7 league, 2-18 overall), have four games remaining in the season, the first of which comes Thursday at West Campus.

Bear River’s junior varsity team was victorious against Mira Loma with a 53-47 victory, and it is now 6-2 in league and 13-8 overall.

FLC girls win big

The Forest Lake Christian girls’ varsity basketball team won 65-39 at home Tuesday against Sac. Waldorf, keeping its record perfect in Capital Valley Christian League play.

Taylor Kilgore led FLC in scoring with 16 points, but her more important role came on defense as she held Jacqueline Kelly, the league’s leading scorer, to only 19 points on seven of 25 field goals.

Olympia Jacobs did her share with 15 points, and Brittany Allen had 14 points and 12 assists.

Forest Lake moves to 9-0 in league and 19-3 overall. Its next game comes Friday when Sac. Lutheran comes to town at 6:30 p.m.

The JV Falcons also won 66-36, led by Caitlyn Brown, who had 28 points.

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