Nevada County 16s take 10th at national Junior Olympics |

Nevada County 16s take 10th at national Junior Olympics

The Nevada County girls 16-year-olds volleyball club picked up 10th place at the national Junior Olympic Volleyball Championships Wednesday in Houston.

48 teams qualified for the tournament, which were divided into eight pools of six teams. The pools were played individually on Sunday and Monday, with the top three from each advancing to the championship.

Nevada County advanced with a 4-1 record after defeating teams from Texas, South Carolina, Pennsylvania and Ohio, but lost to Houston.

On the final day of play Nevada County lost to Tampa Bay, the eventual champion, then beat Southern Illinois and Hawaii, but fell to the Southern California team.


Due to inaccurate information provided to The Union, a member of the Grass Valley 9-10-year-old All Star team was incorrectly identified in Thursday’s edition. The story should have reported that Josiah Paye went 4-for-4 hitting, including two singles, a double and a triple in Grass Valley’s 6-4 win over Sierra Foothills.

In Friday’s edition of The Union, the name of an area soccer standout was misspelled. Tiarra Ivazes, a 17-year-old Bear River High School senior has been selected by the United Soccer Academy International to compete in two European tournaments.

The Union regrets the error.

The Union staff

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