Prep roundup: Bear River rips River Valley |

Prep roundup: Bear River rips River Valley

The Bear River softball team improved their current win streak to five games Tuesday, beating River Valley 7-2.

Leading the Lady Bruins from the circle was Arielle Koerber, throwing five shutout innings and striking out six. Koerber allowed just two hits and didn’t walk a batter before giving way to Kaitlyn Maddux, who pitched the final two innings, allowing two unearned runs.

From the plate, Bear River got a big game from senior catcher Mikayla Laymance with two hits, including a double and two RBIs. Indyia Vierra added a double and later scored on a Nerissa Long base hit. Maddux also had a double and knocked in a pair of runs, and Koerber helped herself out with a two-RBI single.

The Lady Bruins gave up two unearned runs in the bottom of the seventh inning, the first runs allowed by Bear River in more than four games.

Next up for the Lady Bruins (6-2) is a non-league bout with Del Oro Friday.

JV: Nevada Union 9,

Yuba City 4

The Lady Miners improved to 9-2 overall this season after topping Yuba City Monday.

Emma Karsikas pitched a complete game for Nevada Union, throwing seven innings, allowing five hits and striking out seven.

From the plate, NU was led by Mackenzie Enos with three hits. Madi Pierce, Aja Ellsworthand and Kaila Lemos all chipped in with two hits each. Karsikas helped herself out with a two-RBI triple as well.


Granite Bay 185, Nevada Union 206

The Miners couldn’t keep up with Granite Bay at Alta Sierra Country Club Tuesday, falling to the Grizzlies by 21 strokes.

Nevada Union was led by senior Logan Lowe with a one-under-par 35. Lowe was the day’s co-medalist. Next for NU was Derek Frank with a 37, Chase Ruble with a 43, Max Heinzelman with a 45 and Jackson Bryan with a 46.

The Miners get another shot at Granite Bay today, but will travel to face the Grizzlies on their home course.

Bear River 219, Foothill N/A

The Bruins moved to 2-1 in Pioneer Valley League play after Foothill withdrew to lack of players.

Bear River played the Lake of the Pines course anyway with Braden Bean in front with a 39 on the par-35 course. Ian Armstrong and Chris Raigoza both scored a 44, James Lavelle tallied a 45, and Luke Baggett rounded things out with a 47.


Bear River 7, Colfax 2

The Bruins opened the PVL season with a resounding win over Colfax, taking seven of the nine matches Tuesday.

Bear River was especially strong in the doubles matches. In No. 1 boys doubles the team of Quinn McCay and Garrett Kenes won 6-4, 6-1. In No. 2 boys doubles, Jon Good, and Dustin Stroeve won 6-4, 6-7, 10-8. In No. 1 girls doubles, Sofie Cutler and Vivian Eldridge won 6-2, 6-2. In No. 2 girls doubles Dora Scott and Emily Raymond claimed victory 6-1, 6-3. And, in the mixed doubles match, Bear River’s Nick Colyer and Savannah Wirth won 4-6, 6-4, 11-9.

In singles action, Bear River and Colfax split the four matches.

In the boys No. 2 singles match Bear River freshmen Brian Hauke won 7-5, 6-4, and in girls No. 2 singles the Bruins’ Lily Carrow won her match 6-2, 6-3.

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