Prep roundup: Bear River softball keeps rolling as PVL play approaches |

Prep roundup: Bear River softball keeps rolling as PVL play approaches

Bear River’s softball team extended their winning streak to seven games Monday, beating non-league foe Oakmont 12-1.

The Lady Bruins (8-2) got stellar pitching and clutch hitting from the bottom of their lineup on their way to the lopsided victory.

Nerissa Long started for Bear River, throwing five innings, striking out 10, allowing three hits and one earned run. Arielle Koerber pitched the final two frames, striking out five of the six batters she faced and didn’t allow a hit.

From the plate, No. 7 hitter Kaitlyn Maddux went 3-for-4, including a home run and four RBIs, No. 8 hitter Brieana Muddux went 2-for-4 with three RBIs, and No. 9 hitter Taylor Bonnifield went 3-for-3 with a home run.

The Lady Bruins get the Pioneer Valley League started Thursday against Lincoln.


Lowe is co-medalist, Miners take 5th at SFL tourney

At the first Sierra Foothill League tournament of the season, Nevada Union’s Logan Lowe proved he is one of the best golfers in the league.

Playing on a par-72 course, Lowe shot a 69 to tie for the best score of the day. Next up for NU was Derek Frank with a 84, Jackson Bryan with an 88, Max Heinzelamn with 89 and Chase Ruble with a 91.

Granite Bay won the tourney by one stroke, carding a team score of 378. Oak Ridge (379) was second, Rocklin (398) placed third, Folsom (403) took fourth, NU (421) was fifth, Del Oro (433) came in sixth and Woodcreek (455) was last.

Bruins take 3rd at PVL tourney

The Bear River golfers headed to Diamond Oaks Golf Course Monday for the first Pioneer Valley League tourney of the year and took third with a team score of 448. Placer was first with a score of 382 and Lincoln was second.

Leading Bear River was Braden Bean with an 82, Ian Armstrong tallied an 88, Luke Baggett carded a 91, Hunter Monts scored a 93 and Chris Raigoza rounded out the scoring with a 94.


Woodcreek 7, Nevada Union 2

The Miners couldn’t keep up with Woodcreek Monday, falling to their SFL foe in the first of three games this week.

Woodcreek hung five runs on the board in the third inning, breaking up a 1-1 tie, and were never threatened again.

Jonathan Finau takes the loss for NU, pitching 2 2/3 innings and allowing six earned runs. Jordan Jiannino pitched the remainder, going 3 1/3 innings, allowing one unearned run and striking out two.

From the plate Finau had an RBI double to highlight NU’s offensive day.

The Miners and Woodcreek link up again Wednesday at Nevada Union.

Forest Lake Christian 12,

Victory Christian 5

The Falcons earned their first Central Valley California League win of the season Monday, beating Victory Christian by seven.

Forest Lake Christian got strong games from Brett Soria with a base hit and two runs scored, Mikey Rubio with a double and three runs scored, Kyle Soria with a hit and two runs scored, Kody Kennedy with a hit and two runs scored, Harry Zea with a hit and a run scored, and Kyle Cuniberti with two hits, including a triple and a run scored.

The Falcons (3-3, 1-1 CVCL) get back at it Thursday for another bout with Victory Christian.

Coaches may submit game reports by email at or by phone at 530-477-4232. Deadline for submission is 9 p.m. Monday through Friday and 5 p.m. Sunday.

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