PREP ROUNDUP: Bruins volleyball extends win streak to 9; Miners baseball blanks Ponderosa |

PREP ROUNDUP: Bruins volleyball extends win streak to 9; Miners baseball blanks Ponderosa

Bear River’ boys volleyball team extended its win streak to nine with a straight set victory over the Mesa Verde Mavericks, 25-14, 25-15, 25-16, Tuesday.

Leading the Bruins was sophomore outside hitter Jace Rath, who tallied 13 kills, 12 digs and five aces. Rath currently leads the Sac-Joaquin Section in kills (284) and aces (106).

Bear River’s Brad Smith added 11 kills in the win and Noah Skowronski followed with six kills. Sophomore setter Weston Prosser led the team in assists with 24.

The win earns at least a share of the Golden Empire League title for the Bruins (20-5, 10-0 GEL) who remain undefeated in league play. Mira Loma (16-9, 9-2) sits in second and Mesa Verde (12-10, 7-3) is in third. Bear River faces Pioneer today with a chance to clinch the league championship outright.



Behind strong pitching and plenty of punch at the plate, the Miners opened their series with Ponderosa with a blowout victory Tuesday.

Leading Nevada Union from the bump was Nick Noll, who pitched a complete-game shutout. Noll allowed just four hits and one walk while striking out five.

On offense, nine different Miners tallied hits and seven drove in runs as the Miners scored in double digits for the third time this season.

Leading Nevada Union at the plate was Zach Erlich with two hits, including a double, three runs scored, three stolen bases and an RBI. Andrew Long followed with two hits, a double and an RBI. James Nolan added a hit, a run scored, two RBIs and a stolen base.

Next up for the Miners is a home game against Ponderosa at 4:30 p.m. today.



The Lady Miners came out strong against River Valley, but couldn’t hold on down the stretch, falling to River Valley in a non-league bout Tuesday.

Nevada Union scored three runs in the second and added another in the fourth to grab a 4-0 lead, but River Valley rallied with two runs in the fifth and another five in the sixth to steal the victory.

Leading the Lady Miners (5-3, 1-1 Foothill Valley League) from the plate was Gabriela Enriquez, who notched three hits and three RBIs. Reese Wheeler added a hit and an RBI, Sammi Maliszwewski chipped in with a double and scored two runs, and McKenna Hayden had a triple.

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

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