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JV/Freshman Teams Rocked The Fall Season

Cody Cunningham/Bear River Yearbook
Brooke Milligan of Bear River unleashes a serve against Lindhurst on Sept. 27. The JV team finished undefeated.

The fall sports season is a wrap, and it was highly successful for the Bear River freshman and JV teams. The Bruins JV teams included girls volleyball, freshman volleyball, cross country, water polo, football and cheer. All teams played an awesome season but the JV girls volleyball team led the way by going undefeated at 24-0.
JV Girls Volleyball
Although they were the smallest team in their league, the Bruins dominated from the get-go and were 24-0. Their new coach, Jeff Duran, led the best JV team Bear River has had from a record stand point. ”They had a really good mix of some freshmen, sophomores, and even some juniors that came together and were really cohesive and just did a great job,” varsity volleyball coach Matt MacDonald said. “It was pretty exciting. We are so proud of them,”
Freshman Volleyball
The freshman girls volleyball tried their hardest this season and came out with a record of 9-4. These girls formed great friendships through an amazing season. “Everybody got close, so we were all friends which made the games even more fun,” said Acelynn Yurek. The Bruins made a lot of memories and worked hard to create such a great season. “When we lost the first game and came back and won the second was a good highlight”, said Ally Van Bourgondien.
JV Cross Country
The JV cross country team came prepared this season by starting their practices back in the summer. These runners have improved so much throughout the season and ended the season with new friendships. “I definitely improved with my running over the year,” sophomore Hunter Anderson-Burch said.“I met a lot of new people, made a lot of new friends, too. My times improved by a couple minutes. I used to have a 9 minute mile now I have it down to a 7:30 mile.”
JV Water Polo
The JV water polo team managed a 4-5 record. This team swam through a great season. Ella DesAutels was one of the only three girls on the team. “It was kind of stressful at first, because I’ve never played water polo before,” she said. “It wasn’t that crazy because I have some crazy people on my swim team, so it wasn’t that different joining a water polo team with a lot of guys. It was great towards the end of the season when we started playing better and we all became friends, especially hanging out with Emma Wolf. She helped me learn the game so much.”
JV Cheer
The JV cheerleaders kept a smile on their faces and cheered on the Bruins Their captain, Malia Spotts, kept the girls going and led them through an amazing season. They kept their kicks high and their spirit even higher. ‘It was really fun to be around new people and get closer with people. I also enjoyed the rallies with varsity,” said Keira Bryne. These girls made sure the Bruins had lots of support and kept the people in the stand on their feet. They didn’t just do well on the sidelines — they also killed it at cheer camp, winning the first spirit award of the week. Throughout that week they continued to show up every day with the most spirit that they could give. These girls continued to stay positive and formed friendships along the way.
JV Football
The JV football team gave their all in and tried their hardest, finishing with a record of 4-6. This did not bring down our amazing Bruins though — they put lots of time into working and improving and managed to pull through in their last game and beat Colfax. They did not just play a great season, they also made friendships along the way. “It was definitely the friendships I made and the relationships that were developed and just the general aura and feeling,” AJ Gonzales said. These guys played a great season and continue to show what the Bruins are all about.

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Abigail Reed
Abigail Reed, Staff Writer
Abigail Reed is a writer for the This is her first year in Online MultiMedia, but she has been interested in writing her whole life. Abigail is a freshman and a cheerleader for Bear River High School. She is the oldest sibling of three, loves going to the beach and enjoys art and writing.
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