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County lands 15 on All-City teams

Bear River's second baseman Rachel Last catches a pop up versus Pioneer during a Sac-Joaquin D-III softball playoff game Tuesday at the Sacramento Softball Complex. The Lady Bruins lost to Pioneer, 9-2.
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With the prep season nearly completed, the Sacramento River Cats doled out their annual High School Sports Awards, naming hundreds of talented student-athletes to their All-City teams.

Bear River and NU combined to get 15 standouts named to the All-City teams which encompasses all high schools in the greater Sacramento area.

For the spring season, Bear River’s Justin Beskeen was honored for his contributions on the volleyball team. Beskeen also received an All-City nod for his exploits on the basketball court during the winter season.



Beskeen led his volleyball team to the second round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division II playoffs and was the leading scorer and rebounder on the Bruin basketball team with 21.6 points per game and 7.3 rebounds per game. Beskeen’s 21.6 points per game was the best in the Pioneer Valley League.

Three members of the Sierra Foothill League champion NU volleyball team were honored with seniors Bobby Curtis and Trevor Bryant along with junior Lucas Vojak getting mentions.




On the softball diamond, Bear River’s Rachel Last was named to the All-City team. Last, a junior, was the only holdover from the 2012 section championship team, and her experience proved to be invaluable. Batting in the leadoff spot all season, Last boasted a batting average of .521 to go with team highs in RBIs (17), hits (37), triples (2) and home runs (3).

From the Bear River section champion volleyball team, Sara Schell was named to the All-City team after leading her team in kills and being named the PVL MVP.

From the gridiron, a pair of Miners made the All-City team with seniors Tanner Vallejo and Ian Davis earning the honor. Vallejo impressed at linebacker with a team-high 129 tackles, and wide receiver Davis led the Sierra Football League in receptions (77) and yards (1,305).

On the mat, NU’s Jonny Callas was the lone wrestler from Nevada County to get an All-City nod. Callas’ prowess on the mat led him to this season’s state championship tournament.

On the track, NU junior Garrett Migliozzi made the All-City team for both track and field and cross country. Migliozzi earned spots in both sports’ state championship meets.

In the pool, Bear River’s Josh Cutter and NU’s Kendall Pawlowski made the All-City cut.

And on the diving board, Sac-Joaquin Section champion Mikaela Lujan was named to the All-City swimming/diving team.

All award winners received a ticket to a River Cat game along with an All-City patch.


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