PREP VOLLEYBALL: Nevada Union sweep week; will host Pink Night Monday |

PREP VOLLEYBALL: Nevada Union sweep week; will host Pink Night Monday

This photo is from the original Pink Night, started by then Nevada Union volleyball player Paige Carnahan.
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What: NU volleyball’s Pink Night

When: 6:30 p.m., Monday

Where: Albert Ali Gymnasium, Nevada Union High School

The Nevada Union girls volleyball team had a strong week on the court, earning Sierra Foothill League wins over Woodcreek and Folsom, as well as knocking off Bret Harte in a non-league match.

NU topped Woodcreek in five sets Monday, knocked off Folsom in four sets Wednesday and then topped Bret Harte in straight sets Thursday.

Leading the Lady Miners in Wednesday’s victory over Folsom was Greta Kramer with 10 kills and seven blocks. Regan Heppe added nine kills and 16 digs, and Hannah Voboril had three kills and six blocks. Setters Alex Cook and Kelsey Arvidson set up NU’s hitters nicely with 18 assists and 16 assists respectfully.

In the victory over Bret Harte, a team with a 20-3 record, NU was led by Heppe with nine kills and five aces. As a team, the Lady Miners had 12 aces in the game.

“The girls are playing well, and feeling good about the last few matches,” said NU head coach Chrys Dudek in an email. “Everyone has contributed, but there have been big matches for Greta Kramer, Celeste Picone, and Regan Heppe. Kelsey Arvidson has been racking up the assists as a setter and Maddy Rossitto has been digging up a storm.”

Nevada Union heads to Chico for the Pleasant Valley Tournament this week, but returns to Albert Ali Gymnasium Monday to take on Granite Bay and host its annual Pink Night.

This year the Lady Miners are celebrating their 10th Pink Night, which was started in 2007 by then player Paige Carnahan, whose mother, Kim Carnahan, had been diagnosed with breast cancer. That year Paige raised around $800 for the Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Foundation, which uses the funds to aid the Women’s Imaging Center of Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital. Since then, a senior volleyball player has taken on the task of organizing Pink Night as their Senior Project each year. Through the first 9 years, the event has raised more than $22,000 which has gone to help purchase equipment used by the Imaging Center.

“Paige and I are just thrilled,” Kim Carnahan said. “For me, I was not afraid to speak out and talk about my breast cancer, because for me it was about early detection which saved my life. I was very fortunate, and I think it’s very important to stress the importance of awareness and let people know we have a great breast cancer center here in town.”

Kim has been cancer free for 10 years and has served as a mentor to the seniors who take on Pink Night as their Senior Project.

This year, senior Maddy Rossitto is running the event as her senior project.

The event gets going at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Nevada Union’s Albert Ali Gymnasium.

Bear River 3, Lincoln 1

The Lady Bruins have now won three straight Pioneer Valley League games after topping Lincoln in four sets, 28-26, 20-25, 25-19, 26-24.

Leading Bear River was Ashley Albee with 19 kills and seven digs. Alex Staples added seven kills and six aces. As a team, the Lady Bruins had 15 aces in the win. Kayla Toft led the squad with 13 digs, and Mallory Rath had a team-high 21 assists.

Next up for the Lady Bruins (15-18, 3-1 PVL) is a Tuesday home match against Foothill.

To contact Sports Editor Walter Ford, call 530-477-4232 or email

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