Softball in first with wins over Sky View, Bonneville
By Jeremy Jones
The Box Elder girls softball team got back on their winning ways last week, recording wins over Sky View and Bonneville while climbing to first place in the region.
The game against the Bobcats was called after five and a half innings due to the weather, but was recorded as a full game. The Bobcats seemed to struggle with the inclement conditions more than the Bees, though both teams were affected.
The Bobcats recorded nine errors in the game, mostly of the throwing variety, while the Bees committed just two.
Those errors proved costly for the Bobcats, especially in the bottom of the fifth inning when the Bees put up eight runs.
Coming into the inning, the Bees had built a two-run lead, 4-2, when the Bobcats offense started clicking. They scored five runs in the top of the fifth to take a 7-4 lead.
The Bees knew their at-bats would be critical as the game was in jeopardy of being called early, and they buckled down and racked up eight runs in the frame to take a 12-7 lead.
The Bobcats tried to respond, but could only manage one run in the sixth as the Bees held on for the win 12-8.
McKell Marble recorded the win from the pitching circle.
Riding the momentum from their earlier win, the Bees traveled to Bonneville to take on the Lakers last Friday.
The Bees jumped out to a 1-0 lead after the first inning and never looked back while cruising to a 9-0 victory.
Marble again notched the win from the pitching circle while getting the shutout and only gave up three hits in the game.
Soccer team continues up-and-down season with win over Roy, loss to Logan
By Jeremy Jones
Last week epitomized the Box Elder boys soccer team season as the roller coaster ride continued with a win over Roy, followed by a loss to Logan.
Last Tuesday afternoon, the Bees hosted the Royals with the hopes of gaining three points over a team yet to notch a region win this season.
Against the Royals, the Bees had a sluggish start while slogging through the snowy conditions. While the Bees were trying to find their footing, the Royals struck first in the match on a quick counter-attack with Eric Drago finding the back of the net.
That goal seemed to serve as a wake-up call for the Bees as they buckled down and dominated much of the possession for the rest of the match.
Just before the half, the Bees turned that possession into an equalizer as Carl Call knocked in his second goal of the season to tie the match at one at the break.
The Bees picked up in the second half where they left off in the first, controlling much of the run of play and creating multiple chances in front of the Royal’s net.
Andres Esparza and Brandon Vazquez each scored in the second half and, being under constant pressure, the Royals were not able to find an answer as the Bees took the win 3-1.
Pickleball clinic coming up
All members of the community are invited to an all-day pickleball exhibition and clinic on Saturday, April 25, at the Brigham City pickleball courts 221 North 600 West.
An exhibition including paddle demonstrations will begin at 8 a.m. A half-hour clinic will be held from 1-1:30 p.m. and there will be a mixer from 1:30-6 p.m.
Teams sought for Marc Rubin softball tournament
Brigham City Recreation and SavOn Sporting Goods are seeking teams to play in the annual Marc Rubin Memorial Softball Tournament on May 8-9 at Pioneer Park in Brigham City.
The cost to register a team is $150, which includes a three game guarantee. A deposit of $50 will reserve a spot. Register online at www.brighamcity.utah.gov or call at 435-734-6610.
Bear River City hosts memorial 5K
The Berlyn Memorial 5K run will take place on Saturday, April 25, beginning at Country Archers Market, 4760 West 5800 North, Bear River City.
Same-day registration available at 9 a.m. The race will begin at 9:30 a.m. in front of the Bear River City Civic Center, 5871 North 4700 West. Participation costs $5 per person or $20 for a family of four or more.
Running of the Bulls set
Utah State University Brigham City along with the Box Elder Family Support Center will host a 5K run or a one-mile walk on Saturday, May 9.
The race will begin at Members First Credit Union, 120 East 1000 South, at 8:30 a.m.
Pre-registration will be $15 dollars online at brighamcity.usu.edu/rotb, or day of registration will be held at 8 a.m. and will cost $20.
For more information, contact USU-Brigham City at (435) 919-1200.