PREP ROUNDUP: Bear River girls golf, girls volleyball have historic outings |

PREP ROUNDUP: Bear River girls golf, girls volleyball have historic outings

Monday was a historical day for Bear River sports as one program set a school record for prosperity and another achieved heights never before attained.

During the afternoon hours on Monday, the Lady Bruin golf team won the Sac-Joaquin Section D-IV championship for the first time in school history. Just hours later the Lady Bruin volleyball team beat Pioneer Valley league foe Foothill in straight sets to win their 35th game of the season, a school record, and clinch the 2015 PVL title.

“It was a fantastic day for Bear River athletics,” said athletic director Duwaine Ganskie. “It’s a testament to the great support we have at Bear River. The kids are amazing and they get great support from the community, administration and their coaches.”

Bear River’s girls golf team blew away the competition at Sierra View Country Club in Roseville, scoring a team total of 484 to beat second place Placer by 30 strokes.

Leading the Lady Bruins was Hannah Prosser with a team best 83. Prosser finished second individually. Shelby Lampson was next for the Lady Bruins with a 96, Kalei Owen tallied a 98, Shaylyn Poteet carded a 103, Serenity Edwards scored a 104 and Bella Betula rounded out the Bear River players with a 106.

With the PVL title they won last week and the Sac-Joaquin Section title they earned Monday already in the bag, the Lady Bruins now prepare for the Masters Tournament this coming Monday.

Over on the volleyball court, the Lady Bruins easily dispatched their league foe in straight sets, 25-8, 25-12, 25-5, on Senior Night to earn their 35th win of the season and clinch their first PVL title since earning a share in 2012.

“I mean 35 wins is amazing,” Ganskie said, praising volleyball head coach Matt MacDonald. “It has to be one of the all-time great coaching jobs at Bear River.”

Monday’s victory was also Bear River’s 21st straight dating back to early September. The Lady Bruins (35-3, 9-0 PVL) have one last league game against Placer before the playoffs begin Nov. 5.

To contact Sports Editor Walter Ford, call 530-477-4232 or email

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