Bruins face struggling league foes |

Bruins face struggling league foes

Bear River fans might have a tough time finding a close contest this week in any sport, as most of the Bruins scheduled foes rank at or near the bottom of Pioneer Valley League standings.

The Bruin volleyball team (8-8 overall, 5-2 PVL), which currently stands in second place behind PVL-leading Colfax, will host Mira Loma, which has come up empty in all six of its league matches, Thursday.

Bear River’s soccer squad (6-5-2, 4-3-2) travel to Mesa Verde that same day, facing a Maverick team that has a 2-11 overall record and a 1-6 league mark.

On Friday, the Bruin varsity football team (3-3, 2-1) hosts winless West Campus (0-6, 0-3) – the second-straight week Bear River has faced an opponent that has yet to wind up in the win column. The Bruins went on the road to beat Mira Loma (0-6, 0-2) by a 36-0 count last week.


Forest Lake Christian at Bear River – 7 p.m. Tuesday; Thad Kopec’s Falcons, currently leading the Central Valley Christian League, heads up Combie Road for a non-league rivalry match with Dave Molina’s Bruins, the Pioneer Valley League’s fourth-place team.


Nevada Union at Granite Bay – 6:15 p.m. Thursday; The Metro Conference-leading Miners travel to second-place Granite Bay to face a Grizzly team that has suffered just one league loss, which came at Nevada Union on Sept. 28.

Yuba City at Nevada Union – 6:15 p.m. Tuesday; The Honkers, currently the league’s third-place team, comes to Grass Valley for a key Metro matchup.

Victory Christian at Forest Lake Christian – 6 p.m. Tuesday; The Falcons, the Central Valley Christian League’s second-place team, must defeat fourth-place Victory Christian to keep pace with league-leading Woodland Christian.

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