NU wrestlers take first
Nevada Union’s varsity wrestlers walked away with first place in Saturday’s 28-team Jim Briggs Invitational at Merrill West High School in Tracy.
The Miners scored 198 team points, while Shasta was second with 194 and Del Oro took third place with 174 points.
Leading the way for NU was Wade Sauer, whose 4-0 record earned first place in the 215-pound division, and Buddy Brady, who won the 145-pound class with a 4-0 mark.
Luke Manuel (103) and Mel Bird (152) each finished second in their respective weight classes, while Jon Bird took third place at 135 pounds.
Also placing for NU were Drew Maraglia (fourth at 130), Mike Bock (fourth at 275), Rob McDaniel (fifth at 112) and Dan Jakobs (sixth at 119).
The Miners are back in action Friday, as they travel to Woodland High School for a Metro League dual meet.
win on road
Heather Gore and Ali Parrot each posted double-doubles in the Nevada Union girls basketball team’s 65-60 overtime preseason win over host Del Campo (Fair Oaks) Saturday.
Gore, a freshman, finished with team-highs in points (20) and rebounds (12). Parrot had 11 points along with a season-high 10 steals.
“We were down 33-17 at the half, but we clawed our way back into the game in the third quarter,” NU head coach Craig Strohm said. “Tanya Noe hit two threes, Ali Parrot hit another and Heather scored nine of her points in the third.”
Noe totaled 15 points.
Del Campo trailed by three points with nine seconds left in overtime, but was forced to foul NU’s Tracy Malone to stop the clock.
Malone, a sophomore, sank both free throws to slam the door.
Malone and fellow sophomore Ali Daley finished with seven points each. Sarah Eidman had five points.
NU opens Metro Conference play at Hiram Johnson (Sacramento) 7 p.m. Friday.
Meaghan Noud poured in a season-high 26 points to lead the Bear River girls basketball team to a 60-56 preseason win over host Placer (Auburn) Saturday.
“We had just come off a two-game losing streak in Oregon, so it was nice to get back on the winning track,” Lady Bruin head coach Duwaine Ganskie said.
Bear River, which led 29-24 at the half, was outscored by a point in the second half, but held on for the win.
Cassie Smith totaled eight points in the win. Maya Bryant was right behind with six points.
Amy Pistone and Nicole Scott each scored four points for Bear River.
The Lady Bruins open Pioneer Valley League play at Lincoln 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Lady Miners JV
take third place
Nevada Union’s junior varsity girls basketball team finished third in the Folsom Lady Bulldog JV Classic Saturday.
Rebecca Harris earned all-tournament team honors for the Lady Miners. Christina White gave NU a presence on the boards, collecting double digits in rebounds for each of the three games played.
The Lady Miners junior varsity (4-3) opens Metro Conference action 5:30 p.m. Friday at Hiram Johnson.
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