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NU ‘boarders lose close one to North Tahoe

From the first two team snowboarding races of the season, it looks as if North Tahoe and Nevada Union better buckle down for some great competition against each other. For the second week in a row, the Miners finished second to North Tahoe – this week by 21 points in a slalom race at Homewood.

The Nevada Union girls team finished just five points behind the North Tahoe girls team. Nevada Union coach Samson Smith explains that if NU’s Drew Kremple, who finished fourth, had flipped places with North Tahoe’s Lauren Johnson, who finished second, the race would have been a dead heat.

“Our girls did really well,” Smith said. “They really bounced back from last week and trained really hard this past Saturday. I built a course that was similar to the one we would face and it definitely helped.”



Seven out of Nevada Union’s eight boarders finished in the top 16. Drew was the top finisher for the Miners coming in at one minute, 31.36 seconds. Finishing seventh, eighth and ninth were Allison Chambers, Alison Martin and Kristen Glaze with times of 1:34.78, 1:36.00 and 136.03, respectively.

The Miners boys finished 16 points behind North Tahoe. The team experienced a setback when the team’s No. 1 racer, Doug Potter, slipped past a gate on the blue course and did not finish.




“The rest of the guys really stepped up and picked up the slack,” Smith said. “And Doug’s brother Chris came to the rescue and took third place. I think that’s the best finish he has ever had and I think it’s something he’ll do a couple of more times again this year.”

Chris Potter finished the race in 1:27.51 and Erin Clancy came in seventh with a time of 1:30.29. The other scores counting for the Miners came from freshmen Evan Peake and Marco Maynard with times of 1:32.49 and 1:36.67, respectively.

Nevada Union hits the slopes again Monday, Jan. 31, at Alpine Meadow for another slalom race.

Boys Basketball

Bear River 39, Colfax 52

The Bear River boys basketball team lost to rival Colfax 52-39 at Colfax in front of an packed crowd.

Down 26-20 at halftime, the Bruins came out in the second half struggling offensively.

“We shot 28 percent from the field,” varsity assistant and JV coach Steve Box said. “We went cold in the second half, didn’t handle the ball very well and gave up easy shots.”

Senior Matt Elders scored eight points, all of which came in the first half, and pulled down 10 rebounds. Seniors Jake Lazor and Matt Mocek both scored eight points with Axel Wadman scoring nine points.

The Bear River JV team (7-13, 3-3) fell to Colfax 53-40 with freshman Chase Rodgers leading the way with 13 points. Bear River’s freshman team lost as well.

Bear River (10-11, 2-4) opens the second half of league play Friday at Oakmont.

Wrestling

Nevada Union 47, Yuba City 36

The Nevada Union wrestling team beat Yuba City 47-36 in what was one of its closer duals this season. However, the score is somewhat deceiving as the Miners were leading comfortably at 47-18 going into the final three wrestlers. NU’s final wrestler was pinned and the Miners forfeited the 212 and heavyweight matches. The Miners totaled seven pins.

105 Joey Stickney, lost by pin

114 Jake Cena, won by pin

121 Matt Manuel, won by pin

127 Dominic Archuleta, won by pin

132 Shane Lingo, lost by pin

137 Matt Honea, lost by pin

142 Luke Manuel, won by pin

147 Drew Maraglia, won by tech fall

152 Jon Bird, won by pin

160 Zach Callas, won by pin

171 Brian Wheatley won by pin

191 Buck Davis lost by pin

JV results:

103 Amanda Smiarowski, won by pin

114 Pavel Zavarzina, won by pin

121 Brett Schauffler, won by tech fall

132 Chris Polcyn, won by pin

142 Tucker Trathen, lost by pin

154 Kacey Montre, won 17-8

173 Joseph Henry, lost 12-7


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