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The Nevada Union baseball program will hold its dinner/auction fundraiser tonight at the Grass Valley Elks Lodge, located on South School and West Main streets.

Doors to the event will open at 6 p.m., with the tri-tip and chicken dinner due to be served at 7.

Among the items that will be auctioned are dinners, vacations, sports memorabilia, tickets to San Francisco Giants games, as well as the right to serve as batboy and to throw out the first ball at Nevada Union’s regular season-ending game against Oakmont on the evening of May 12 at Raley Field.

Tickets may be purchased at the door or can be pre-ordered by calling coach Ted White at the high school at 273-4431, ext. 509. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for children 12-and-under.

Chinese softball team to play at Sierra College

Touring Chinese and Syracuse softball teams will face each other in an exhibition game Wednesday at Sierra College in Rocklin.

Seven players from California are listed on the Syracuse roster, including Folsom resident Keri Casas, a Davis High School graduate, a freshman pitcher for the Orange.

Syracuse is starting a 10-day California road trip this weekend at the Long Beach State Invitational. Syracuse is also entered in Sacramento State’s Capital Classic starting next Friday.

Tickets for Wednesday’s exhibition contest at Sierra are priced at $5 for adults and $3 for seniors.

The Chinese National Team, currently on a month-long tour of the U.S., is also scheduled to face Sierra on March 22 in a 2 p.m. contest. The Chinese team is scheduled to play 20 games in a span of 27 days and will include such opponents as

Sierra is currently ranked No. 3 in Northern California and No. 6 in the state with a squad that includes pitcher Nichole Tunget, a Bear River High School graduate.

The International Softball Federation Women’s World Championship will be held in Beijing, China, in late August.

NU sophomore wins slalom ski race at championships

Nevada Union sophomore Corey Browning rebounded from a spill the day before to capture the California-Nevada Interscholastic Ski & Snowboard Federation Championships boys slalom ski race Thursday at Mammoth Mountain.

For Browning, this marked the second straight year he has won the CNISSF slalom. He swept the slalom, giant slalom and combined titles as a freshman last year. His chances of repeating all three took a spill on Wednesday when he fell in blizzard-like conditions during the giant slalom on Wednesday. Three of the four Nevada Union’s four boys entered in the giant slalom fell in the soft snow, according to coach Ken Ramirez.

Adverse weather struck again on Thursday, cutting the slalom race from two runs to one.

Nevada Union’s Nick Herback finished 24th in the race, while Travis Mills finished 39th and Skyler Lujan 44th. Lujan also finished 66th in the giant slalom.

Allison Chapple was the top finisher for NU’s girls team, taking 11th. Jeanenne Richert was the next-best finisher for the Miners in 20th place.

– The Union staff

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