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Bear River leaves Dixon, Biggs in its wake

After winning its first two games in the River City Tournament, the Bear River softball team qualified to play in the Gold Division, otherwise known as the championship round. The Bruins won their first game 5-0 against Dixon and rolled over Biggs 8-2 in the second game.

Sophomore pitcher Britney Ceo threw a one-hit shutout in the win against Biggs, while also hitting a double. Freshman Jasmine McGown tallied two RBIs as did junior Rebecca Zauner who went 1-for-3. Senior Katie Redmond went 2-for-2 at the plate while Candice Wermes added a double.

McGown continued her dominance at the plate during the second win, going 3-for-3 with a home run – the Bruins’ first of the season. Wermes added a double and two RBIs while going 2-for-3.

Freshman pitcher Kelly Shepard earned the win for the Bruins giving up two runs on six hits in six innings of work. She also hit a two-run single in the third inning.

“We haven’t been outside in a week because of the rain, so I am really pleased with our defense,” Bear River coach Duane Zauner said of the fact the Bruins committed one error in the tourney twinbill. “We also had 14 hits for 13 runs.”

The Bruins play again at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. today in West Sacramento.


Miners compete at Stanford

Two Nevada Union senior track athletes, Nathan Jones and Chad McCammon, competed in the 31st annual Stanford Track and Field Invitational at Cobb Track and Angell Field this weekend.

Jones finished 14th in the 110-meter hurdles Friday, with a time of 15.58 seconds, just missing qualifying for the finals. The last time to qualify for the finals was a 15.44. He will also compete in the 400-meter hurdles today.

McCammon cleared 14 feet in the pole vault – good enough for an 11th place finish. Scott Roth of Granite Bay won the event, clearing 16 feet and tying the meet record.

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