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Youth Sports Report and Sports Shorts

Jr. Miner Pee Wees tops Jr. Bruins

The Junior Miner Pee Wees beat Bear River on Saturday at Nevada Union High School by a score of 14-0.

It was the Johnny Callas show as he rushed for 140 yards, including runs of 45 and 28 yards. Callas also had three interceptions on defense. Michael Tipton averaged over 10 yards a carry with a long run of 43 yards.

Defensive highlights include big hits by Gareth Noxon and Will Sumner which resulted in cheers from the stands. Leading tacklers for the Miners were Sumner with 7 tackles, Jessie Ford with 5 tackles and Chase Federmeyer with 4 tackles.

Dalton Ruckman fought for and recovered a fumble and Dillon McClure recovered an onside kick.

– The Union staff

Sports Shorts

Tickets for NU’s ‘Senior Night’ $1

Next Tuesday, the final regular season home volleyball match for the Nevada Union Miners, who will celebrate “Senior Night” prior to the match against Roseville.

In appreciation of NU’s volleyball supporters, the school will be hosting “Fan Appreciation” night on Tuesday.

Admission prices for adults will be $1, while NU and Roseville students with a school picture ID will be admitted free.

– The Union staff

New Mexico runs down Air Force

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M- Punishing tailback Rodney Ferguson ran for 146 yards and John Sullivan kicked four field goals, leading New Mexico to a 34-31 victory over Air Force on Thursday night.

The Lobos (6-2, 3-1 Mountain West) snapped a three-game losing streak to Air Force (6-3, 5-2), capitalizing on five lost fumbles by the Falcons – including three in the fourth quarter.

Ferguson showed his durability with 41 carries and Sullivan set a school record by hitting his 18th straight field goal, a 36-yarder that put New Mexico ahead 34-31 with 10:10 remaining.

The Falcons got a big break when Sullivan finally missed, sailing wide right on a 32-yard try with 2:18 remaining. But Air Force’s Mark Root fumbled and Herbert Felder recovered for the Lobos, who ran out the clock.

It was a big night for New Mexico’s defense, which held versatile Air Force standout Chad Hall to 97 yards rushing on 21 carries. It was close, but the Lobos haven’t allowed a 100-yard rusher in the past 10 games.

Injuries deplete Oregon St., Stanford

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Saturday’s game between Stanford and Oregon State is likely to be affected by players who aren’t on the field as much as those who are.

Both teams are depleted by injuries and other issues.

Oregon State (4-3, 2-2 Pacific-10) lost starting left tackle Tavita Thompson this week when he was ruled ineligible by the NCAA. The Beavers didn’t give details, citing privacy issues.

The Beavers’ offensive line already lost left guard Jeremy Perry Aug. 30 to a broken bone in his leg. Now, right guard Roy Schuening is battling pneumonia, and right tackle Andy Levitre hurt his leg in practice, although it did not appear serious.

Ryan Pohl, a 6-3, 278-pound redshirt freshman, will replace Thompson. If Schuening can’t play, sophomore Gregg Peat, redshirt freshman Mau Nomani or junior Marcus Henderson could play against the Cardinal (3-4, 2-3).

– Associated Press

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