Prep Roundup: Lady Miners finish second in quest for Davis Tournament championship |

Prep Roundup: Lady Miners finish second in quest for Davis Tournament championship

The Lady Miners came up short Saturday in their quest to win the Davis Tournament, losing in the championship matchup with Union Mine.

Union Mine downed Nevada Union 25-17, 25-21 at the Davis High School tournament.

The Miners (12-3) defeated Redwood and Placer before losing in the championship.

NU was led in kills by Marnie McDowell with 28, Sierra Payne with 27 and Tessa Butterfield with 25.

They were led in assists by Jenna Bell with 89.

Victoria Kuhn had 12 service aces, as did Butterfield.

Madison Heppe had 70 serve receptions and also led in digs with 54.

Lady Miners JV fall short

in championship game

The Miners junior varsity squad took second at the Oak Ridge tournament Saturday, falling to Christian Brothers in three matches.

Nevada Union will have an opportunity to avenge the loss to Christian Brothers when the face the team Thursday at home.

Cross Country

Mitchell steamrolls with

another first-place finish

Bear River’s Breanne Mitchell continued her streak of first-place finishes to start the year, taking first at the Inaugural Wolverine Invitational in Sacramento Saturday.

She crossed the finish line with a time of 13:05.39 on the 2.2 mile course. Chelsea Andrews took eighth place, while Elizabeth Boyer took 23rd place.

Four runners in the varsity boys’ race finished in the top 50. They were led by Jordan Halleib who placed 20th with a time of 12:45.35. Alex Coffman finished 23rd, followed by Gerry Williams 41st, and Eric LaPlante 46th.

NU takes second out of 25 teams

The Miners’ boys cross country team captured second place out of 25 teams at the Tuolumne River Regional Park in Modesto Saturday.

Nevada Union was led by Simon Lambert who finished ninth with a time of 17:10. Dominic Castro-Wehr was next for the Miners with a time of 17:35, Sam Asher 18 minutes, Joey Rodrigues 18:14, Parker Scanlon 18:25, Kael Newton 18:29, Walker Davis 18:29 and Peter Roediger 18:39.

The varsity girl’s finished fifth out of 21 teams and were led by Sara Marshall with a 21:54 time. She was followed by Lady Miner Lauren Arnett 22:19, Holly Voboril 22:59, Jessica Boutte 23:12 and Peggy McBride-Henslee 23:26.

The Miners freshman/sophomore boys race was led by Robert Sekerak and David French. Sekerak came in a step ahead of French with an 11:38 finish. Other finishers include Brennan McGee 13:18, Nathan Aragon 14 minutes and Colton Miles 14:07

Miners freshman/sophomore girls finished second out of 15 teams. Rachel Brink took second with 12:46. She was followed by Elena Bilheimer in 8th with a time of 13:14, Ali Rodriguez 14:39, Kali Arvidson 14:41, Kiana Kraft 15 minutes, Hannah Blair 15:19 and Jen Mariani 15:21.


Miners soccer shut out

Nevada Union’s varsity soccer team was blanked Friday 1- 0 by Lindhurst.

The junior varsity team downed Lindhurst 3-1. Nikolai Breiter scored one and Greg Paul scored two goals.

Coaches may submit game reports by contacting The Union via e-mail at or by phone at 477-4240. Deadline is 10 p.m. daily.

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