PREP ROUNDUP: Bear River and Nevada Union volleyball teams remain unbeaten in league play; Bruins baseball sweeps Center |

PREP ROUNDUP: Bear River and Nevada Union volleyball teams remain unbeaten in league play; Bruins baseball sweeps Center

The Bear River volleyball team continued its Golden Empire League dominance with a straight set win over Mira Loma, 25-16, 25-19, 25-17, Thursday.

The league leading Bruins (19-5, 9-0 GEL) topped second place Mira Loma (15-9, 8-2) for the second time this season and now holds a two-game lead in the standings with three league bouts left to go.

Leading Bear River against Mira Loma was sophomore Jace Rath with 10 kills and eight aces. Brad Smith added seven kills in the win.

Sophomore setter Weston Prosser did a nice job of running the offense and finished with 18 assists.

Next up for the Bruins is a home match with Mesa Verde (12-9, 7-2) at 5 p.m. Tuesday. A win for Bear River would clinch at least a share of the league title.

Nevada Union 3, Rio Linda 0

The Miners made short work of the Rio Linda Knights, topping their Foothill Valley League Combatant in straight sets, 25-14, 25-8, 25-19, Wednesday night.

Nevada Union was led by Jordan Mills, Cameron Dallago and Carter Depue with seven kills each. In all, the Miners had eight players notch kills in the win. Running the offense was Colby Quiggle, who led the team with 30 assists to go with 10 digs.

Dallago led the defense with six blocks. Quiggle and Mills had three blocks each.

The Miners (15-1, 6-0 FVL) face Roseville in a non-league match Friday evening.


Bruins complete season sweep of Center

Bear River’s baseball team earned a pair of wins over Pioneer Valley League foe Center this week, topping the Cougars 14-4 on Wednesday and 7-1 Thursday to complete the season sweep.

In Wednesday’s win, the Bruins got a big game from Damien Christen, who tallied three hits and drove in five runs. Sophomore Colby Lunsford also had three hits, and notched three RBIs and three runs scored along the way. Senior Nathan Van Patten added two hits, including a triple, to go with an RBI and four runs scored. Colton Jenkins, Cole Winters and Christen all had doubles in the game.

Earning the win from the bump was Jenkins, who tossed four innings and struck out two.

In Thursday’s victory, it was Christen again with the hot bat, connecting for three hits, including two doubles. Winters added two hits and two RBIs. Jenkins, Christen, Reid Zoldan, Nick Baltz and Van Patten all drove in runs as well.

Coaches may submit game reports by email at or by phone at 530-477-4232.

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