Sports Chatter: Bruins' sorrow shared
Heartfelt condolences from this side of the Dog Bar Bridge to the Bear River football community after the death earlier this week of Justin Butler, a junior wide receiver on the Bruins varsity squad.
While the death at such a young age weighs heavily on everyone who knew Butler, those connected to the Bruins program will be in good hands with the guidance provided from co-head coaches Scott Savoie and Terry Logue.
It was reported in Wednesday’s Grass Valley Union that Butler’s death may have derived from what students call “the choking game” or “blackout.” Butler’s parents have been approached by the “Today Show” to appear to warn youths about the dangers involved.
In case you missed it, that was former Colfax High golfer Patrick Bauer, now a junior at Sonoma State University, who made a strong showing at the recent 85th annual California State Fair Amateur golf tournament.
Playing at Alister McKenzie Golf Course in Sacramento, Bauer shot a six-under par 66 in his final round to finish in a tie for second place with a three day score of 203.
A two-time Div. II PING All-American at Sonoma State, Bauer and his Sea Wolf teammates open their 2010 fall season this week when they host the Sonoma State Invitational.
Grappler car wash planned for Saturday
The Colfax High wrestling program will be hosting an old fashioned car wash fundraiser this from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot of the Mountain Village Center located at the intersection of S. Auburn Street and the I-80 overpass in Colfax.
Donations are $5. For more information contact coach Mondo Alonzo at (530) 346-2284 or (530) 346-9399.
Last week’s record of 7-3 brings the season mark to 30-11. Here’s how the crystal ball looks this week:
Colfax 23, Davis 17 — Falcons take on Div. I foe for first time.
Placer 37, Woodland 10 — Hillmen have Oct. 8 PVL opener with Bear River circled.
Argonaut 30, Lincoln 27 — A tough Mustangs team (3-0) await Zebras at end of long trip to Jackson.
Rio Linda 3, Center 7 — Knights too powerful for Cougars.
Foothill 27, Mira Loma 10 — Mustangs look improved.
Bear River 27, River Valley 25 — Heavy-hearted Bruins pull one out.
Elsewhere: Del Oro 22 Oakmont 7; Nevada Union 33 Elk Grove 18; Rocklin 30 Ponderosa 6; Sierra College 25 Diablo Valley 22.