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SPORTS - “Bears Continue to Battle Through Region Schedule”


Denver Reese, January 26, 2023 - Photo by John Fronk

BEAR RIVER HIGH - By Tate Atkin, Headliner Sports Editor, January 30, 2023


The Bear River High boys' basketball team bounced back from their recent two-game losing streak when they hosted Mountain Crest High on January 19. It was a tight battle from start to finish with the two teams trading blows. Going into the fourth quarter, the score was tied, 38-38, but Bear River was able to pull out the thrilling victory over the Mustangs with a final score of 55-52.


Junior Bridger Barfuss led the Bears in scoring with 15 points. He also added 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Senior Denver Reese contributed 12 points, 2 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals. Junior Gehrig Marble pitched in 8 points to go along with team highs in rebounds with six and assists with five.


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Bridger Barfuss, January 19, 2023 - Photo by John Fronk

On January 24, the Bears hosted Logan High. Bear River kept it close through three quarters, but the fourth quarter was dominated by the Grizzlies as they extended their lead and left with a 68-53 win over the Bears.


Junior Kyver Jensen led the Bears in scoring with 15 points while adding seven rebounds, 2 assists and three steals. Barfuss scored 13 points and added four rebounds and two steals. Junior Owen Olsen added 8 points to his team high 4 assists and three steals.


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Kyver Jensen, January 24, 2023 - Photo by John Fronk

The Bears rebounded after a tough loss to the Grizzlies with a road win against Green Canyon High on January 26. The Bears returned to Garland with a 54-41 win over the Wolves.


Jensen again led the Bears in scoring with 13 points. He also had 4 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 steals. Junior Jace Roberts was all over the boards as he pulled down a team high 11 rebounds, including 3 offensive rebounds. He also had 5 points and 3 assists. Reese had a solid game with 6 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists.


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Jace Roberts, January 26, 2023 - Photo by John Fronk

Rewatch all three games, courtesy of Bear River Live, on the links below.


Bear River vs. Mountain Crest, January 19, 2023


Bear River vs. Logan, January 24, 2023


Bear River vs. Green Canyon, January 26


Having played all five region teams, it's time to do it all over as the Bears prepare for their upcoming schedule. They will host Sky View High on February 3, and Ridgeline High on February 8, before they travel to Mountain Crest High on February 10. All games are scheduled for 7 p.m.


Be sure to watch livestreaming coverage of the Bears as they take on Sky View High on February 3, courtesy of Bear River Live on the links below.



Photos by John Fronk

Gehrig Marble, January 26, 2023 - Photo by John Fronk

Kyver Jensen, January 26, 2023 - Photo by John Fronk

Kyver Jensen, January 26, 2023 - Photo by John Fronk

Owen Olsen, January 26, 2023 - Photo by John Fronk

Gehrig Marble, January 26, 2023 - Photo by John Fronk

Brayden Ritter, January 26, 2023 - Photo by John Fronk

Denver Reese, January 24, 2023 - Photo by John Fronk

Gehrig Marble, January 24, 2023 - Photo by John Fronk

Bridger Barfuss, January 24, 2023 - Photo by John Fronk

Brayden Ritter, January 24, 2023 - Photo by John Fronk

Kyver Jensen, January 24, 2023 - Photo by John Fronk

Owen Olsen, January 24, 2023 - Photo by John Fronk

Bridger Barfuss, January 24, 2023 - Photo by John Fronk

Jace Roberts, January 24, 2023 - Photo by John Fronk

Brayden Ritter, January 19, 2023 - Photo by John Fronk

Gehrig Marble, January 19, 2023 - Photo by John Fronk

Kyver Jensen, January 19, 2023 - Photo by John Fronk

Owen Olsen, January 19, 2023 - Photo by John Fronk

Denver Reese, January 19, 2023 - Photo by John Fronk

Owen Olsen, January 19, 2023 - Photo by John Fronk

Denver Reese, January 19, 2023 - Photo by John Fronk

Jace Roberts, January 19, 2023 - Photo by John Fronk

Heath Brown, January 19, 2023 - Photo by John Fronk

Denver Reese, January 19, 2023 - Photo by John Fronk

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