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Youth Sports Report

Jr. Bruins score back-to-back victories over Jr. Miners

The Bear River Junior Midgets celebrated their homecoming game with a 20-14 win over the Nevada Union Jr. Miners.

The defense, led by Ty Anthony DePalma-Sheilds, Nathan Uclaray and Eli Allen along with Dakota Stroh, Jake Savoie and Jacob Robinson held the Miners to a scoreless second half.

The Bruins offense came out of the gate with Cody Heard scoring in the first quarter. Heard struck again in the third quarter, and late in the fourth quarterback Dillon Smith hit Derek Ross for the 45-yard touchdown pass that gave the Bruins the lead. Austin Dowling added two more points on PATs.

Bear River (5-3) and Nevada Union Junior Midgets faced off again in the first round of the playoffs, with the Bruins advancing to the second round with a 16-0 win.

In this fiercely fought game, Heard crossed the goal line twice, and Dowling kicked the extra-point conversions. After a turnover on the half yard line, the swarming Bruin defense caused a safety, adding two more points to the scoreboard.

Again the offensive line held tough not allowing any sacks and letting quarterback Dillon Smith complete four out of five passes for close to 100 yards.

Bear River will face Granite Bay in the second round of the playoffs at Woodcreek High School at 3 p.m. Nov. 10.

NC Wildfire second at Monster Mash

The Nevada County Wildfire 11 and under girls fastpitch team had yet another championship game appearance this past weekend at the USSSA Monster Mash Tournament held at Freedom Park in Sacramento. The Wildfire eventually lost a back and forth game 13-12 in the championship to the Valley Magic.

With their recent success the Nevada County Wildfire recently moved to the No. 2 spot in Northern California and eighth in the nation. Last weekend’s action for the Wildfire included victories over the Roseville Thunder, Fairfield Tornadoes and Yuba Sutter Sting.


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