The Miner's head coach Jeff Dellis will look to improve on last season's 9-18 overall record. This will be no easy task as NU lost their top scorer and re-bounder 6-foot-8 Lukas Vojack (15.3 points and 8.8 rebounds per game) who moved out of the area as well as graduating Cody Gardner (10.8 ppg). Dellis will build the 2013-14 team around returning shooting guard Nolan Stefani (5-foot-10) who averaged 8.4 points per game. Anytime you lose your top two players including a post player the following season can be very difficult. The 2012/13 JV team went 12-15 overall with a 1-9 Sierra Foothill League record.
The boys team will play their first game on Dec. 2 at Eldorado and their first home contest will be Jan. 10 when they tip-off against Woodcreek.
While the boys may continue to struggle this season the girls team looks as if they should continue their winning ways. NU coach John McDaniel led his Lady Miner team to a 21-5 overall record and went 9-1 in the SFL. McDaniel's team did graduate a few very talented players, but they are still very strong. They do return Sydney Porter (13 ppg) who was their leading scorer, 5-foot-11 Sammy DeHart (8 ppg) the team's 3rd leading scorer, Emma Peterson (7.3 ppg) their 4th leading scorer.
The Lady Miners look as if this will be a reload year. Their first game is scheduled for Nov. 29 at Christian Brothers and their first home game is Dec. 3 versus Vanden.