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April 10, 2014
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Prep roundup: Bear River baseball loses tight one to Placer

The Bear River baseball team lost a heartbreaker Wednesday, 1-0, to Pioneer Valley league rival Placer.

With the game knotted at zeros in the bottom of the seventh, Placer got a base knock followed by a bunt that advanced the runner to second and landed the batter on first. An out and an intentional walk later, the bases were loaded with one away. The next Placer batter was plunked by a pitch, and in came the winning run from third.

The Bruins squandered several opportunities to score throughout the game, stranding 10 base runners throughout the contest. Bear River did have a chance to take the lead in the top of the seventh when senior Jake Sypnicki got a base hit and stole second to get into scoring position. Tyler Toft then ripped a double, but Sypnicki was thrown out at the plate trying to score on the play.

Sypnicki was also the pitcher in the game, throwing the entire contest and allowing just the one run.

Bear River (8-6, 6-4 PVL) and Placer have now split a pair of games and will play the third installment at 4 p.m. Friday at Bear River. The Bruins won the first game between the two squads, 6-5, March 14.

Girls soccer

Bear River 0 Colfax 0

The Lady Bruins and the Lady Falcons went toe to toe Wednesday in a PVL clash but in the end both teams walked off the pitch with a draw.

“The girls played really hard and had a chance there at the end,” Bear River head coach Joe Giovacchini said. “I’m really happy with the girls and they are really coming along.”

Bear River goalie Jessica Cregar pitched the shutout for the Lady Bruins.

The draw makes the Bruins 7-4-2 overall and 2-2-2 in PVL play.

Track & field

Bear River opens PVL with win

The Bruins beat Foothill in their first PVL track meet Wednesday. 

The girls won with a score of 77 to 16.  The boys won by a score of 61 to 60 

Girls standouts were Erica Higley, winning the high jump with a leap of 5-feet, 2-inches, the 200-meter sprint with a time of 26.43 seconds and the 400 sprint with a time of 1:02.0. 

Viviana Chavez won the 800 (2:51.00), the 1600 (6:20.00), and the 3200 with a time of 13:45.00. 

Individual event winners were Scott Chase in the 300 low hurdles (58.0), Kaylan Cregar  in the long jump (12-feet), Amanda Beardsley in the shot putt and Lily Morgado won the discus throw.

On the Boy’s side, Will Dresser won Triple Jump, and won the 300m hurdles (46.69).

Individual event winners were Josh Griesel in the long jump, and Jake Weathers won the high jump.


Nevada Union 7, Woodcreek 2

The Miners traveled down to play Woodcreek Wednesday and went there ready to play.

A very exiting match at No. 1 singles was Michael Quinn, who started slow but got better as the match went on and finished with a winning score of  1-6, 6-2, 6-3.

At No. 2 singles was another long and entertaining match by Weston Strawser, and he won his match, 6-1, 3-6, 6-0.

Pedro Spegiorin took over two hours to win his match, 7-5, 7-5 at the No. 3 spot. At No. 4 singles, Jack Wright, just a freshman, took his opponent down with a score of 6-1, 6-2. At No. 5 singles, another freshman, Romeo Connors, won a very long match with long rallies and many deuce games with a score 0-6, 6-4, 7-6. To round out the singles at the No. 6 spot, Kai Usami won the first set 6-1 and his opponent then retired due to injury.

At No. 1 doubles, Ben Beltran and Franz Shimek never got going in their match and fell 5-7, 2-6. Connor Pardini and Cyrus Malin took their No. 2 doubles match to the third set, winning in the final tiebreaker 10-7. The No. 3 doubles team of Cody Capella and Kyler Vaughn couldn’t quite get it done today, losing their match 3-6, 3-6.

The Miners will be in action again Thursday at Del Oro High School.


Roseville 4,

Nevada Union 3

The Lady Miners nearly knocked off the Aierra Foothill league leader Wednesday, but in the end were edged out by the Lady Tigers.

Nevada Union fell behind by two runs by the third inning but rallied to tie it in the fifth.

Alexis Deatrick led off with a double, and Torri Parman knocked her in with a double. Parman went 3-for-4 with an RBI and run scored, and Sarah Lundmark hit into a fielder choice, scoring Parman.

The Lady Miners took the lead in the seventh when Lacey Peternell knocked in Shyanne Parrish, but Roseville responded in the bottom of the seventh with two to win it.

For NU, Savannah Ozuna, Lundmark and Emma Zoellin each had two hits in the game.

JV: Roseville 5, Nevada Union 2

The Lady Miners battled the Tigers to a 2-2 tie in the sixth, but three late runs by Roseville sent NU to its seventh loss of the season.

Riley Newman threw six innings for the Lady Miners (10-7, 2-4 SFL), allowing three earned runs.

NU managed only one hit in the game, coming off the bat of Alex Pussich. She then stole second and third before scoring on a passed ball. Ella Walton added some impressive defense in centerfield as well.

Coaches may submit game reports by email at or by phone at 530-477-4232. deadline for submission is 9 p.m. Monday through Friday and 5 p.m. Sunday.

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