BEAR RIVER HIGH – May 26, 2021
Braxton Hurst and Oaklie Maxfield are today’s featured Headliner Athletes of the Week at BRVNEWS.com - sponsored by Chanshare Farms. Thank you for supporting local journalism and high school sports in the Bear River Valley!
Why have just two Headliner Athletes of Week when you can have 10 instead?! After all the exciting athletic accomplishments recently at Bear River High, BRVNEWS.com couldn’t pick just two student athletes to feature this week, so instead, we’re posting it Monday-Friday, May 24-28!
This week’s featured Headliner Athlete of the Week at BRVNEWS.com goes to Braxton Hurst as a member of the 2021 Bear River High School boys’ track team.
Braxton was part of the Bear River boys’ 4x200 relay team that took first place in the 2021 4A state track and field championships on May 21, at Davis High School. He was also a member of the Bears’ 4x400 relay team that took second the 4A state championships on May 22.
Throughout the season Braxton has been an integral part of the Bears’ success. At the Morgan Invite in April, Braxton ran the 400m, 4x100 relay, 200m and 4x400 relay. He took first place in the 400m, 4x100 and 4x400.
He continued on taking second place in the 400m at the Region 11 championships on May 12.
Braxton is a junior at Bear River High and is the son of Chad and Sarah Hurst.
Oaklie Maxfield is this week’s featured Headliner Athlete of the week at BRVNEWS.com for her contribution to the Bear River High School softball team this year.
Oaklie, the starting varsity catcher for the Lady Bears, helped her team finish the 2021 season with a 4A state championship title – the school’s 10th state softball title, on May 22, in Spanish Fork. The Lady Bears defeated Tooele High School 14-6 in the finals.
Throughout the 4A state tournament, Oaklie showed leadership on the field and at the plate. In the Bears’ first game against Tooele High on May 22, she went 3-for-3 with three RBIs, a double and a home run. Bear River won 4-2.
Oaklie is a senior at Bear River High and is the daughter of Joseph and Stacie Maxfield.