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Mountain bikers earn national trip

Three Nevada Union students, who compete for an independent area mountain bike team, have qualified to attend a national development camp, due to their performances at a recent regional camp in Santa Cruz.

Sarah Ely, a sophomore at NU, along with junior Travis Mills and senior Kyle Wright each qualified for the Santa Cruz regional camp due to their strong performances at the NorCal Mountain Bike State Championships in May.

Ely finished among the top four mountain bikers in the girls division of the regional camp, while Mills and Wright each placed in the top six boys.

Draft Horse Classic 5K runs Sept. 19

The Sierra Traiblazers Running Club will present the Draft Horse Classic 5-kilometer run/walk and the 10K run on Sunday, September 19.

The event takes place at the Nevada County Fairgrounds and begins at 8 a.m.

Registration for the event is available online at, or by downloading the entry form at the club’s website –

Information is also available by calling 273-9268.

The 5K walk/run and the 10K run start at the Gentle Giant monument and travel through downtown Grass Valley as it loops back to the fairgrounds.

There is also a kids’ runat 9:30 a.m., also at the fairgrounds.

Medals, shirts, and refreshments will follow the events and all participants are invited to stay for the horses, art, and Harvest Fair exhibits of the Draft Horse Classic.

Sports parents night at Nevada Union

Nevada Union High School will host a Fall Sports Parents Meeting from 6-8 p.m. Aug. 24 at the Nevada Union Theater.

The meeting begins in a general session, with breakout sessions for each individual sport to follow. Nevada Union also plans to host similar informational meetings for parents of athletes competing in winter and spring sports.

NU girls tennis team sets tryouts

Nevada Union girls interested in playing tennis for the Miners this fall should attend an organizational meeting Thursday after school at the NU tennis courts.

Completed athletic packets should either be on file with the school or turned in at the meeting Thursday. Players interested in trying out for the varsity, should attend tryouts after school Monday at the high school tennis courts.

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