Monthly Archives: September 2017

Miners weren’t in a game that should have been close

Nevada Union’s football team had a reasonable chance to beat Rocklin last week, giving the Miners their first Sierra Foothill League victory is over 4 years. Unfortunately, the numbers didn’t account for the 4 turnovers and 10 penalties that led … Continue reading

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Miners only 1 of Foothills 4 to avoid a cream puff schedule

The Foothills 4 football teams have completed 40 percent of their schedules, but it’s difficult to tell exactly how good they are. Questions remain because 3 of the 4 schools have played truly cream puff schedules: Bear River’s foes have … Continue reading

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Now it’s ’embarrassing’ for The Union to cover the news!

You would think Jeff “Podunk” Pelline would have run out of reasons by now for criticizing The Union, but you should never underestimate a fevered brain that never rests. Bitterness is a powerful motivator. Now Podunk is teeing off on … Continue reading

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Royal’s candidate finally enters the sheriff’s race

Sheriff’s Lt. Bill Smethers announced his candidacy earlier today to succeed Keith Royal as sheriff, a development that may prompt a serious discussion of marijuana and the law in Nevada County. Smethers supervised the sheriff’s narcotics task force for several … Continue reading

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Bear River wins, Neveda Union loses the numbers game

Attrition plays a large role in the fortunes of football teams, giving teams with good depth a decided advantage as the season wears on. As Bear River and Nevada Union showed last week, depth plays a large if silent role … Continue reading

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Colfax, not Bear River should be in The Bee’s top 20

Bear River is rated No. 20 in The Sacramento Bee’s latest ranking of high school football teams in the region, with Colfax considered a bubble team. Each team ¬†enters this week’s play with a 3-0 record, so what’s the difference? … Continue reading

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The defenses didn’t rest, and that’s a good thing

Nevada Union football coach Dennis Houlihan said before the season started that he expected the Miners to be a better second half team this year, winning games it lost last year because it faded in the last two quarters. The … Continue reading

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