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Miners tame tourney foes

Sarah McAtee returned to action Saturday as Nevada Union won the Super 8 Tournament at St. Francis.

The Miners, who finished 4-1, beat Christian Brothers 29-27, 25-20 in the final. Earlier in the tournament, Christian Brothers beat the Miners 2-1.

Setter Jen Sager sat out the tournament to nurse her injured foot, so Caroline Reeves moved from the middle to setter in and played well, according to coach Bob Rogers.



No. 1 Nevada Union hosts No. 16 Merced at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the first round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I playoffs.

Cross Country




Miners boys, girls make section

Nevada Union’s varsity boys, varsity girls, and JV boys qualified for berths in Friday’s section meet in Folsom.

Cody Hood led the sixth-place Miners, as he finished in 17 minutes, 13 seconds for 19th place.

Laura Rodrigues was 27th overall to lead the girls to seventh place. Rodrigues finished in 21:27.

Tyler Welden paced NU’s JV team, taking 21st in 19:07.

Grayson Curtis, who finished 15th overall in the sophomore race with a time of 12:20, was the lone Miner from the race to qualify for the section meet.

In the freshman race, Tristan Trotter qualified by placing 9th in 13:00. Trotter will be joined by Ben Menzie, who finished 22nd in 13:45.

For complete results, see Scoreboard, B3.

Tennis

Nevada Union’s doubles pair of Kayla Allen and Brittanie Miller finished fourth Friday at the sub-section tennis tournament in Roseville.

Allen and Miller beat Rocklin in the first round, then fell in three sets to a Granite Bay team. In the match for third place, against another Rocklin team, Allen and Miller lost 0-6, 6-4, 6-4.

Allen and Miller were each named to the All-Sierra Foothill League first team, and teammates Emily Ramsey and Ariane Turner made the second team.

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