BEAR RIVER HIGH – By Cari Doutre – Feb. 28, 2020
The school year is exactly two-thirds of the way over and while some soon-to-be graduating seniors at Bear River High aren't sure what their next step is, a few know exactly what's in store for them.
For six seniors at Bear River High they already know what their next move is after signing letters of intent to take on college athletics, some signing as early as fall 2019.
While spring sports at Bear River High has yet to start, these student athletes are gearing up for their final trimester in high school.
From Idaho to Iowa, these student athletes will be taking their athletic talent to the next level while representing Bear River High.
Abbie will be joining the cross-country and track teams at Utah Valley University in Orem for the 2020-21 school year. Abbie is an accomplished long-distance runner for the Bear River High cross-country team but also plays basketball and soccer for the Bears as a four-sport athlete.
Abbie signed her letter of intent on Jan. 3, 2020. She is the daughter of Brian and Katie Fuhriman.
Ashton, son of Cameron and Kati Rhodes, will be playing baseball at the College of Idaho in Caldwell, Idaho after he graduates from Bear River High School this spring. He signed a letter of intent on Dec. 6, 2019.
Ashton isn't the first child in his family to sign on for college athletics. His older sister, Oaklie Rhodes-McGary, played college softball at Utah Valley University after graduating from Bear River High.
For the first time in Bear River High School history, a student athlete will be playing lacrosse at the college level. Caeden Miller, son of Coj and Hannah Miller, will be traveling far from home to William Penn University in Oskaloosa, Iowa next year. Caeden signed his letter of intent on Nov. 26, 2019.
This time next year Bear River High softball player Oaklee Trapp will be enjoying the warmth of sunny St. George as a member of the Dixie State University softball team.
Oaklee is the second daughter of Ryan and Sandie Trapp to play college softball. Her older sister Bailee Trapp played for Utah State University’s softball team.
The name Theurer in the Bear River Valley means plenty of talent on the baseball and softball fields throughout the years. Joining the Snow College softball team next year will be Bear River High's very own Bailey Theurer.
Bailey, a pitcher for the Bear River softball team, is the daughter of Brian and Mary Theurer. She signed her letter of intent on Nov. 22, 2019.
Kati Gibbs will be joining her teammate Bailey Theurer at Snow College in Ephraim next year. Katie has also signed a letter of intent to play softball for the Badgers on Nov. 22, 2019. Katie is a three-sport athlete at Bear River High excelling in volleyball and basketball as well. Kati is the daughter of Casey and Amy Gibbs.