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Girls Hot Shots

Bear River’s Gena Jackson was deadly from the service line in Oct. 2’s Pioneer Valley League home court matchup with Mesa Verde of Citrus Heights.

The senior setter totaled 13 aces – including eight straight to start game two – and a team-high six assists to spark the Lady Bruins to a come-from-behind, five-game win.

Bear River head coach Keith Hart said Jackson’s play was key in the win.



“She really did a great job for us all night,” he said.

Jackson and the rest of the Lady Bruins will play at Colfax 6:30 p.m. today.




Julianne Gonet has kicked off her gymnastics career with a bang.

The Forest Lake Christian School sixth grader, who competes in the 11-and-over age group for the Auburn Gymnastics Center, has won all around titles in two of her first three competitions.

She nabbed first place in the balance beam with a score of 8.8 points en route to an overall score of 34.20 and the Gold Country Invitational’s Level 4 all-around at Grass Valley’s Rising Starz Gymnastics Academy Sept. 29.

Gonet’ followed up with her second straight individual win at the High-Tech Invitational in Rancho Cordova Sunday.

She finished with a 35.225, including wins in the balance beam (9.45), vault (9.1) and uneven bars (8.625).

“It’s fun to do the skills. I like it when I can do something one week I couldn’t do the week before,” she said.


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