NU wrestlers capture the Metro Conference crown |

NU wrestlers capture the Metro Conference crown

Seven Nevada Union wrestlers were crowned Metro Conference Champions at the Metro Conference individual meet this past Saturday. In addition to winning their weight class championship, the Miner wrestlers also qualified for the Northwest Sub-Section meet this upcoming weekend, which will be hosted by Nevada Union. In addition to the seven league champions, two other Miner wrestlers qualified for the Northwest Sub-Section.

“Everyone wrestled really well,” Nevada Union coach Shane Valdez said.

“Everyone seems to be peaking at the right time. I expected to see a lot of our guys in the finals, but I knew they would be seeing some tough individuals in the finals.”

Perhaps the most impressive match Valdez saw was Brian Wheatley’s 171-pound finals match. Wheatley was down by two points with 22 seconds left in the match, finding himself on top. In order to get the win, he had to get a near fall. After avoiding a near reversal, Wheatley managed the near fall with time running out to get the win and the championship.

Wheatley was named the meet’s outstanding wrestler for upper weight classes while teammate Drew Maraglia, a senior, was named outstanding wrestler for the middle weight classes.

Metro Champions:

103 Jake Cena

112 Matt Manuel

135 Luke Manuel

140 Drew Maraglia

145 Jon Bird

160 Zach Callas

171 Brian Wheatley

Other qualifiers:

130 Kyle Brady

152 Matt Lassard

JV Results:

103 Amanda Smiarowski, first

112 Joey Stickney, first

119 Pavel Zavarzina, third

130 Shane Lingo, first

130 Nick Davies, second

135 Chris Polcyn, third

137 Matt Honea, fifth

140 Tucker Trathen, first

140 Jordan Stratigakes, second

145 Kyler Caldwell, second

145 Raul Zamudio, third

152 Tom Brindley, first

152 Miles Sheahan, second

152 Kasey Montre, fifth

152 Josh Henry, third

171 Will Atherton, first

171 Aleta Aplington, second

Girls Basketball

Forest Lake Christian 76, Capital Christian 50

Within a span of 24 hours, the Forest Lake Christian girls basketball team beat two teams ranked above it in the power rankings, including a 76-50 win against Capital Christian in the Bentley Shoot-Out.

“They made the mistake of going into a zone against us and our guards dominated the game,” Forest Lake Christian coach Steve Kellar said. “It was a great offensive game for us, but we did give up half of our points by fouling and sending them to the free throw line.”

Senior Brooke Hodges led the way with 28 points, but junior Taylor Kilgore wasn’t far behind with 27 points. Kilgore had a stellar game from behind the arc, hitting eight three-pointers. Point guard Brittany Allen turned in a nice game overall, while scoring eight points.

The Falcons hit the court again Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. against Victory Christian for their last home league game.

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