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Miners roll on in rout

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The Nevada Union wrestling machine kept on chugging along with its 69-10 win over visiting Hiram Johnson (Sacramento) Wednesday.

NU, which improved to 13-1 overall, got a pin from 191-pounder Andrew Jackson and technical falls from Mike Halby (125 pound weight class) and Wade Sauer (215) as well as seven forfeits in its Metro Conference finale with the undermanned Warriors.

Jackson upped his overall record to 20-8.

“It was really disappointing that not everybody got a match tonight,” NU head coach Steve Pilcher said. “But now we’ve got to get ready for some of the best teams in the state at the team sections this Saturday.”

NU will square off with perennial powers Vacaville and Turlock, among others at the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I Dual Team Tournament at John F. Kennedy High School in Sacramento Saturday morning.

Sauer, who upped his record to 35-1, dominated his opponent en route to a 17-1 technical fall.

“Wade’s incredible. He’s got the potential to be state champ this year,” Pilcher said.

Halby had wrestled at 135 and 140 pounds earlier in the year, but has made the most of his drop to 125, improving to 18-7 overall.

Robert McDaniel (119) moved his record to 25-7 with a 17-5 decision.

Miner heavyweight Mike Bock won a hard-fought 7-2 decision to improve to 16-5.

Drew Maraglia (130) won his 26th match of the year thanks to a 20-8 decision.

NU’s only losses came at 112 when Luke Manuel was pinned by Alex Sandoval at the one-minute, 30-second mark of the first period, and at 171, with Andrew Moon’s 11-0 defeat.

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