Prep roundup: Pizzella, Wolf lead NU Nordic ski team |

Prep roundup: Pizzella, Wolf lead NU Nordic ski team

Nevada Union's Nora Pizzella places second at a CNISSF nordic ski race Jan. 9 at the Auburn Ski Club.
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The Nevada Union nordic ski team started off the racing season with a CNISSF race Jan. 9 at the Auburn Ski Club.

The Miners competed against eight teams in a 5 kilometer classic style ski race. The girls team placed fifth in the meet, and the boys team took sixth.

“This was the first race for many of the athletes and they really worked hard on this very hilly and challenging course,” said head coach Derek McKay.

Nora Pizzella and Erika Wolf, both coming out of an impressive cross country running season, placed second and third in the open class with times of 21 minutes, 3 seconds and 21:19 respectively. Next in for NU at eighth place was Matea Montanaro with a time of 23:32. Rounding out NU’s placings were Anya Cooper-Hynell in 10th (24:37), Bella Brownwood 11th (24:57), Margaret Whitlock 12th (25:30), Delphine Griffith 13th (25:56), Jen Hierman 14th (26:02), Falyn Lazarus 20th (28:26), Natsuki Ueno 26th (31:38), and Siyu Wang 28th (32:10).

Roy Asher led the NU boys in the open class, placing fourth with a time of 18:52, closely followed by teammate Tanner Richnak.

Girls basketball

JV: Nevada Union 39, Folsom 32

The Lady Miners topped league foe Folsom Wednesday thanks to a monster game from Shawna Latter.

Latter led Nevada Union with 18 points, 17 rebounds and five blocks in the win. Miranda Townsend added 12 points and five rebounds for the Lady Miners.

The win improves NU to 12-5 overall and 2-2 in Sierra Foothill League play.

Coaches may submit game reports by email at or by phone at 530-477-4232. Deadline for submission is 10 p.m. Monday through Friday and 5 p.m. Sunday.

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