Thursday, October 9, 2014


Bear River's senior powder puff football team scored on an 80 yard run on their first play from scrimmage and looked as if it was going to be a blowout. The juniors tightened up their defense and forced the game into sudden death. The senior class did score in OT while the juniors did not. The final score was 28-21.

The junior team moved the ball on the ground but the fans were most impressed with their passing game while the seniors ran a traditional Wing-T offense.

Both teams wore matching black shirts due to an ordering mishap so when looking at the photos the junior team has the blue duct tape.

I'm not sure who was running the game clock but it seemed to run when it shouldn't have. Also the two boys in the photo below were smoking at the game. Really?

These two boys brought their own puff to the Powder Puff game.

The 2014 contest was a great game.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014


Game Changer fly

Arriving at the banks of the Truckee River at 7;30 am with anticipation of a big brown was a let down. My fishing buddy Doug and I fished the Game Changer fly for six hours without a fish. We did not stop swinging the new concept in fly fishing which was created by  Blane Chocklett. While we did not hook up, the fly swims perfect in the water. I have fished streamers for years. But none that has action like this. 

 Doug swinging his fly through a deep pool.

The recent rains as well as the cool nights have helped lower the river's temperature but it is still very low. The exposed rocks are normally submerged.

 The morning was cold and windy but the by 11am we took off our jackets.

 The sun was so warm Doug fished only in his waders.

Monday, October 6, 2014


On Wednesday, October 8th at 7pm the Bear River High School seniors will look to defeat the juniors in the annual Powder Puff football game. This battle on the gridiron is always one of the highlights during Homecoming week at all high schools across the country.

The game's format is 11 senior girls who will compete against 11 junior girls in flag football. The teams are coached by varsity football players and It is not uncommon to also see some very uncommon cheer routines.

Historically the seniors win the game.

Previous game photos