Friday, May 31, 2013


Registration forms available on our website: Please call or email if any questions.

JUNE! Youth Basketball Camp
BRHS Varsity Coach Bickmore leads this fun skills and drills camp. Emphasis on techniques, ball handling, passing and shooting to get your game on! Fundraiser for BRHS girls' basketball teams. For boy and girls incoming 3rd - 8th grades. Includes a t-shirt, treats and awards. Four days, Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday; 9:00 - Noon; BRHS Main Gym; $75.00. (Siblings $50.00)
Session 8: Mon-Tues-Wed-Thurs; June 17,18,19,20; 9:00-Noon: $75.00

Marlene Sharon
General Manager
Bear River Recreation & Park District
530-268-PARK (7275)
Mail: 10042 Wolf Road, Ste. B, PMB #11 
          Grass Valley, CA 95949
Office: Magnolia Intermediate School, Room 7 (upper parking lot); 22431 Kingston Lane, Grass Valley


The Bear River Tigers scored five runs in the top of the first frame on Friday night while battling the Sierra Foothill Giants who made a late game come back but fell short falling 7-6 to the visiting team.

Ryan Bradford started on the bump for the Tigers who gave up three runs on four hits with three strikeouts in two innings of work. Braden Fowler relieved for the Tigers for two innings allowing 2 runs on 2 hits while striking out 4 Giant's hitters. Nine year old Brennan Schad relieved Fowler giving up 1 run on 2 hits with a strike out in the fifth inning while Dean Hopper closed the game giving up no runs with 3 strikeouts in the win.

Alex Bohn, Bradford and Hopper all delivered two hit for the Tigers with Bohn driving in 2 runs while Hopper hit the top of the fence for a double and Bradford hit a hard line drive to right which resulted in a triple. Bradford and Hopper scored two runs a piece of the 7 runs for the Tigers.

The Tigers had 11 hit while the Giants had 8.

Thursday, May 30, 2013


Dustin Thompson of the Nevada City Red Sox led off with an infield single on Thursday night who later moved to third on a throwing error by the NC Angels catcher while stealing second and later scored on a delayed steal to moves the score to 1-0 in the top of the first frame. The Angel's lead off hitter did not waste any time answering with a towering homer run over the left field wall at Pioneer park in Nevada City in inter-league play to knot the score.

Later in the contest the Red Sox got caught up in throwing the ball around the diamond which resulted in a run and later scored two more. Thompson scored the final run for the Red Sox in the 4-2 loss.

The Angels have been undefeated this spring while playing both the Red Sox as well as the Nevada City Giants and shall move into the Tournament of Champions as its league's number one seed.

Monday, May 20, 2013



The goal of the team is to develop players in a very competitive environment without compromising having fun. No player will be cut from the program unless the commitment of the player and family is not 100% as well as if there is a concern for player injury.

We plan to have a Brown team as well as a highly competitive tournament team Gold Team. 

The Gold roster spots will be earned and only the organization's top producers will participate. This philosophy will give the Brown team's players something to work towards, as well as keeping the entire group competing and working hard for these highly sought after tournament positions.

The Brown team will give the developing player the opportunity to play and learn the game of full rules baseball while playing with and against some of the best 11U players in the area. The question of how does a player from the Brown team move to the Gold team? By getting better and beating out another player at a particular position or if a Gold team player can not attend a particular weekend tournament. Pitchers are always needed and this is a great way for your son to make the Gold team's roster.

We anticipate a high turnout rate with hopes of playing inter-squad games during the week which will save on mid-week travel as well as hosting and traveling to games with other Sacramento area travel teams on the weekends. If your son plays a fall sport please understand this is a 100% commitment.

In 2012 our Tournament roster listed 15 players from Grass Valley, Nevada City, Penn Valley, Lincoln, Bear River and Lakeview Little Leagues. We held practices and non-tournament games in Penn Valley's Western Gateway Park.

The financial commitment is a consideration. We do have practice fees, uniform fees, as well as tournament fees. This is an ongoing 100% commitment. We do not offer scholarships.

Example- If the weekend tournament is $500 and we have 10 players on the roster then the participation fee would be $50 per player. 

If you would like additional information regarding the 11U Brown Sox Baseball team feel free to contact me at


On Saturday evening the Bear River Little League Major Athletics defeated the BR Brewers by a score of 3-1 which has resulted in the teams to hold identical record of 15-2 with 4 games to play.

The Brewers lost to the Athletics and the Sierra Foothill Nationals 8-5 while the A's lost to the Brewers 10-7 and the Bear River Tigers by a score of 6-4.

It was the Athletics league loss to the Tigers on April 13 has resulted in the Brewers to sit at the top of the standings. The Brewers has only 1 league loss while the Athletics have 2.

As we look forward to the final few weeks of the season it is very clear the Brewers have the easiest road home as they do not play a team who is currently in first place in their respective leagues. The Athletics on the other hand will play the Sierra Foothill Orioles who are #1 in their league as well as the Penn Valley White Sox who are #1 in their league. The in their final contest of the season they will host the Sierra Foothill Nationals the only other team to defeat the Brewers.

The Bear River Yankees who's record is 9-5 will need a lot of help it they plan to play at this seasons TOC while the Bear River Tigers 6-10 have been mathematically been eliminated from the conversation.

Many feel there is a lot at stake as to who receives the #1 seed at the District 11 Major Tournament of Champions. BR's top seed will play Penn Valley Little League's second place team which is the PV Cubs who the Brewers dropped 10-2 and the A's also took care of easily by a score of 12-3 on June 16 at Sierra Foothill's field in Colfax.

BR's No. 2 team will likely play the Phillies which is Lincoln's A team who is currently 16-1 on June 15 at the Sierra Foothill Field in Colfax. The Lincoln team won a game this season by a score of 32-2. This is a coach who will obviously run up the score on their opponent.

CLICK HERE for the 2013 District 11 Tournament of Champions Bracket

Saturday, May 18, 2013


The Bear River Athletics and Brewers found themselves in a pitchers duel on Saturday night where the A's pulled out a 3-1 win. Reid Zoldan started for the Athletics while Josiah Cregar started for the Brewers, both pitched very well.

Van Patten Closed for the Athletics and Cole Winter for the Brewers.

The Brewers got on the board first with a single up the middle by Cregar and was hit home by Trae Nix in the top of the fifth. The A's fought back with a lead off ground rule double by Van Patten and was sent home on a single by Zoldan. The Athletics did not stop there as Jacob Rivett doubled off the right field wall for the go ahead run with one out off of Winter. Rivett then scored on an error by the brewers for the 3-1 lead. 
In the bottom half of the 6th Van Patten struckout the first two Brewers batters and Colton Shipman hit the a single to right field but was thrown out attempting to advance to second for the final out of the game.

Both teams now defeated each other as well as have the same overall record.


The Bear River Major Tigers and the SF Orioles volleyed the lead five times on Saturday, but it was the Tigers that came out on top for a 6-5 win.

The Bear River LL Major Tigers finally managed to grab the lead after a strong fourth inning. The Bear River LL Major Tigers went up for good on an RBI double by Mason Giordano scoring Brekyn Vasquez.
The SF Orioles scored one run in the fifth on. Despite their efforts, the SF Orioles couldn't get over the hump.
Giordano boosted his batting average thanks to a perfect 3-3 day at the plate to lead the Tigers while Dean Hopper was 2-for-3.
Four relief pitchers finished off the game for the Tigers starting pitcher Hopper who threw three innings striking out 8 batters. Connor Castorina faced six batters in relief, while Ryan Bradford managed to record one out to aid the victory. Vasquez was called to the mound with the bases loaded and one out in the final frame to earn the save.
The SF Orioles jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the top of the first on a dropped third strike. Hopper record 4 strikeouts in the first.
A key fourth-inning rally gave the Bear River LL Major Tigers the lead for good. the Bear River LL Major Tigers tacked on a total of five runs on An RBI double by Ryan, a steal of home by Connor Tidd, and a two-run triple by Tidd.


The Bear River Little League Major Yankees outlast the SF Giants in high-scoring affair, 18-13. It sounds like a football score.

Scoreboard operators were busy at Applegate Ballpark on Saturday as the Yankees and the SF Giants combined for 31 runs. 
The teams totaled 23 hits, including five extra base hits in the game.
Justin Powell showed his talents on both sides of the diamond with a strong game on the bump and at the plate for Bear River. 
Powell went a perfect 3-3 at the plate singling in the second, fourth, and sixth innings while Peyton McGovern went 3-for-4.
Powell had an impressive outing as he held the Giants hit-less over two-thirds of an inning, allowed no earned runs, walked none and struck out none.
The Yankees hammered the Giants pitching as six hitters had a field day, combining for 12 hits, nine RBIs and 12 runs scored.
The Bear River took the lead in the first and never trailed.
The Yankees added seven more runs in the top of the second. A clutch bases loaded walk scored Ethan Warner to open the scoring in the frame. That was followed up by John Luzzi's single, bringing home Blayne Rogers.
After pushing across six runs in the bottom of the second, the Giants faced just a 8-6 deficit.
The Yankees tacked on another four runs in the fourth. Colton Jenkins started the inning with a double, driving home Brandon Sorenson.
Four runs in the bottom of the fifth helped the Giants close their deficit to 12-10. 
The Bear River built upon their lead with six runs in the sixth. An error scored Logan Jenkins to get the Yankees on the board in the inning. That was followed up by Warner's single, plating McGovern as well as Powell.
After pushing across three runs in the bottom of the sixth, the Giants faced just a 18-13 deficit. The Yankees' Powell got the Giant's hitter to ground out to close out the score-fest.

Thursday, May 16, 2013


The Bear River LL Major Tigers pounded the GV Cubs on Thursday 13-5 at BR major field in six innings of play on Thursday night.
BR scored five runs in the fifth on an RBI single by Mason Giordano, an RBI single by Ryan Bradford, a walk by Shane Boyer, and a two-run single by Calob Hurst.
Hurst racked up four RBIs on two hits for the Bear River LL Major Tigers.
Porter Elliot recorded the win for the Tigers allowing three unearned runs over one inning while Giordano threw the middle three innings thriking out 8 Cub batters with Dean Hopper closing for the Tigers with 3 stikeouts in the top of the 6th.
The Bear River knocked around the GV Cubs pitching as six hitters had a field day, combining for seven hits, nine RBIs and seven runs scored.
The Bear River didn't relinquish the lead after scoring five runs in the first inning when they scored on a two-run single by Connor Castorina, two steals of home, and a walk by Hurst.
The Tigers survived the GV Cubs' surge and put up three runs of their own in the fourth. The Bear River LL Major Tigers scored on an RBI double by Hurst and a two-run triple by Connor Tidd.
Alex Bohn, Hopper and Connor Tidd had triples in the win.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013


Yankees chalk up another win behind a solid pitching performance by Justin Powell and Peyton McGovern who combined for 7 strikeouts while giving up only 4 hits in the 11-3 victory over the Forest Hill Athletics.

McGovern also led the team at the plate going 3-for-4 as did Spencer Daley who also delivered two RBI. Ethan Warner came through with big hit at an opportune time which resulted in 3 RBI. 

The Yankees travel to Applegate Ball Field on Saturday where they will play Sierra Foothill Giants.


On Tuesday night the BR Brewers starting pitcher Dylan Scott and Trae Nix combined to throw a two hit 7-0 shutout with each pitcher throwing three frames each while competing against the Grass Valley Giants at Condon Park. Jaden Gravatt and Scott each delivered RBI doubles in the win.

At the same time the Bear River Athletics dropped the Sierra Foothill Angels 8-3.


The Brew Crew still has only one loss on the season where the Bear River A's have two losses. The Crew fell to the Sierra Foothill Nationals while the Athletics fell to the BR Tigers and to the Brewers.

These top two teams are scheduled to square off on Saturday night at 7 pm. The implication of a Brewers win are very clear but what if the A's win. Both teams would have a 15-2 overall record and they would be 1-1 in their head to head match ups. Would this result in a co-champion?

Please come out to the ball park and support the boys on Saturday night.

Monday, May 13, 2013


The Bear River Yankees dropped the Nevada City Red Sox 12-2 on a complete game effort from starting pitcher Branden Sorenson as well as a team effort at the plate which was highlighted by a 220+ foot homerun by Colton Jenkins.

Peyton McGovern went 4-for-4 including a triple for Bear River. The Yankees had eight hits as did the Red Sox. The difference in the game was Sorenson gave up no walks and Nevada City committed 8 errors in the one sided contest.

Saturday, May 11, 2013


On Saturday afternoon the Bear River Brewers who have one loss on the season were pitted versus the Sierra Foothill Orioles who came into the contest with none. After the first batter with the ball out of the park to take a 1-0 lead it looked as is the Crew was in for a long afternoon but Winter settled settled down on way to a 7-5 victory.

Winter pitched 5 innings in 66 pitches with only 2 earned earned runs. Joe Cregar was called to the bump in the sixth got the first 2 out then struggled to throw a strike. Bases were loaded Cregar had just walked 2 home and the kid who hit the Hr came up and got a double. With the Tying run on second base Cregar got the SF batter to  groundout to  Winter at first.

 Trae Nix went 3 for 3, Noah Gravatt and  Colby Lundsford delivered RBI doubles while Elliot Bouchier hit a line drive base hit with the bases loaded in the win.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013


The Bear River Marlins entered Wednesday's game against the BR Giants with a perfect record but after the Giants closer Zachary Hurst struck out the game's final three batters in 13 pitches the Marlins fell for the first time of the season by a score of 18-6.

Aidan Daley started on the hill for the Giants who was relieved by Daniel Bamburg and Hurst. The Marlins called on Ty Knox, Luke Barrieau, Adam Malik and Devin
Ortiz to pitch.

With the Tournament of Champions right around the corner this could serve as motivation to both teams down the stretch.

Monday, May 6, 2013


Two Bear River Little League teams who were vying for a Tournament of Champions bid went head to head on Monday night which ended in thrilling fashion. The Yankees led 2-1 going into the fifth inning but the A's took advantage of an opportunity which resulted two unearned runs in the 3-2 win.

Justin Powell gave up only A's hit and recorded 4 strikeouts for the Yankees while Reid Zoldan also pitched four innings for the Athletics earning 10 of the 15 Yankees strikeouts.

The game was heavy on pitching and limited hitting as both teams combined for 5 hits. Four by the Yankees and one by the A's.

Powell was the only player in the game who had two hits on the night. Spencer Daley and Colton Jenkins also hit safely for the Yankees while Zoldan delivered the only hit for the Athletics in the win.

Saturday, May 4, 2013


The Bear River Yankees dropped the Sierra Foothill Angels 10-0 in 5 innings behind the pitching of Brandon Sorenson, Ethan Warner and Colton Jenkins. Brandon started on the bump, throwing 34 pitches over 3 innings. In that span he threw 31 strikes and only 3 balls. Warner and Colton each threw an inning and looked good.

At the plate, Ethan Warner led the Yankees with 2 doubles and 4 RBIs. Logan Jenkins also added a double. The Yankees scored 10 runs on five hits as the Angels committed 6 errors and walked 7.

The Yankees take on the BR Athletics on Monday.


The Bear River Tigers fell 9-3 to the Nevada City Angels in four innings of play on Saturday. Ryan Bradford started on the hill for the Tigers giving up 5 runs in the first inning on 5 hits a walk and a Tiger miscues. Mason Giordano pitched in relief striking out 4 while giving up the other 4 runs over the next three innings. The Tigers defense did commit 3 more errors in the loss.

Braden Fowler, Brennan Schad, CJ Castorina and Dean Hopper delivered the Tigers 4 hits of the game while the Angels hitter batted 10.

The Tigers will be back on the field on Tuesday when they take on the BR Brewers.


Bear River Little League's top team, the Brewers defeated the Sierra Foothill Rockies 15-5 in four innings on Saturday night at the Bear River major field. Josiah Cregar went the distance on the bump earning the win as well as going 3 for 3 at the plate including two doubles and a triple. Dylan Scott hit his second home run of the season while Jaden Gravatt and Anthony Vierra hit the fence on the fly. All 12 Brewers earned base hits in the lopsided win.


Nathan Van Patten delivered a home run and a triple in his team's 15-1 victory over the Foresthill A's on Saturday afternoon.

Thursday, May 2, 2013


The GV Angels jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the second frame on some timely hitting as well as a few walks as they extended their lead on way to a 7-5 victory over the BR Tigers.

Connor Tidd, Dean Hopper, Brekyn Vasquez and Caleb Hurst combine to strikeout 13 batters while the Angels pitchers tallied 15. The Angels walked 8 batters and the Tigers walked 6. The difference in the game was the Tigers committed five fielding errors while the Angels had one.

Ryan Bradford went 2 for 3 including two triples. Vasquez and Mason Giordano also tripled in the loss.


The Bear River Athletics (9-2) traveled to Condon Park for a 7:30 game on Wednesday night. A's manager Dave Aldrich called on Nate Van Patten to start on the bump who threw a shut out through 3 of the four innings while facing the Grass Valley Cubs. The game ended after four frames with the final score of 10-0.

The A's will travel to Forrest Hill on Saturday for a 4:30 game.


The Bear River Brewers (10-1) starting pitcher Anthony Vierra led his team to a 10-0 victory over the Forest Hill A's on Wednesday going two innings on the mound as well as going 2 for 2 at the plate. Jeremy Rodrigues also delivered a double in the win.

The Brew Crew will host the Sierra Foothill Rockies (who are one of the top SF teams) on Saturday at 7 pm.