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ALUMNI NOTEBOOK: Lowe’s historic run at George Washington comes to an end

Logan Lowe’s stellar collegiate career came to a close last week.

The 2015 Nevada Union graduate wrapped a decorated and historic four-year run with the George Washington University golf team by competing at the NCAA Regional Tournament at the University of Louisville Golf Club. Lowe shot a 6-over-par 219 and tied for 40th. Needing to finish in the top-10, Lowe will not be advancing to the next round, but leaves behind a legacy at George Washington no other golfer in school history could contend with.

While competing as a Colonial, Lowe won five tournaments, which is a school record. He tied the school record for a round with a 66 as a freshman and went on to break it twice with a 65 his sophomore season and a 64 his junior year. Lowe was named to the All-Atlantic 10 team four times. He was named the Atlantic-10 Golfer of the Year as a junior, and won the Atlantic 10 Championship as a senior. He also holds the top three single-season scoring averages in school history and his 72.22 career average is also a record.

Lowe will graduate cum laude in real estate, according to gwsports.com.

During Lowe’s time at Nevada Union he was a two-time Sierra Foothill League individual champion, a two-time SFL MVP, a four-time All-SFL selection and he won the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I championship in 2014.

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ALUMNI NOTEBOOK: Nevada Union grad Garrett O’Callaghan closes collegiate career with solid outing

Garrett O’Callaghan, a 2014 Nevada Union graduate, put forth another strong showing to close out an impressive senior season with the Holy Names University baseball team.

O’Callaghan, a senior left-handed pitcher, took the bump for the Hawks against Concordia College last Thursday and struck out eight in 7.1 innings. He allowed three earned runs in the game. O’Callaghan departed with the game tied 3-3, and Holy Names eventually lost 4-3. O’Callaghan did not figure into the decision.

For the season, O’Callaghan started 11 games, went 4-3 overall, struck out 79 batters in 69 innings pitched and finished with a 2.48 ERA.

The Hawks wrapped their season with a 16-32 overall record. Holy Names is a Division II school that competes in the Pacific West Conference.

During O’Callaghan’s senior year at Nevada Union he was an All-Sierra Foothill League First Team selection in baseball, and an All-SFL Second Team selection in basketball.

COLLEGE SOFTBALL

Nerissa Eason, a 2016 Bear River graduate, and the Oregon State softball team closed the season by taking two out three against the University of Utah.

Eason, a junior pitcher, appeared in the second game of the series. The hard throwing righty pitched four innings of relief in a 6-2 loss to the Utes. Eason allowed five hits and two earned runs while striking out three.

For the season, Eason appeared in 10 games, notched a 3-0 overall record with 33 strikeouts in 34.1 innings pitched and closed with a 4.08 ERA.

The Beavers end the season with a 26-19 overall mark, but did not get an at-large bid to the NCAA tourney. Oregon State is a Division I school that competes in the Pac-12.

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ALUMNI NOTEBOOK: Logan Lowe rallies to win Atlantic 10 Championship

With the title within reach, Logan Lowe shined down the stretch and claimed victory at the 2019 Atlantic 10 Championship.

The 2015 Nevada Union graduate and senior on the George Washington University golf team came into the final round trailing by three shots, but closed the three-day tourney with a 4-under-par 68 to finish -6 overall and capture the title by one stroke over George Washington teammate Adrian Castagnola and VCU’s Ian Peng, who both finished at -5.

Peng and Lowe were both at -6 heading to the 18th hole. Peng’s bogey opened the door for Lowe, who nailed a two-foot par putt to claim the title.

Lowe shot an opening round 74 and followed it with back to back 68s at the Grand Cypress Golf Club in Orlando, Florida.

The victory is Lowe’s fifth overall with George Washington, which is a school record.

For Lowe, who was the Atlantic 10 Player of the Year in 2018, this is his first win at the Atlantic 10 Championship. His previous best finish at the Atlantic 10 Championships was a tie for eighth in 2017.

Lowe was named to the All-Atlantic 10 team for the fourth time and by virtue of the win gets an automatic bid to the NCAA Regionals, which will be held May 12-15.

As a team, George Washington finished third.

During Lowe’s time at Nevada Union he was a two-time Sierra Foothill League individual champion, a two-time SFL MVP, a four-time All-SFL selection and he won the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I championship in 2014.

COLLEGE BASEBALL

Dalton Maxwell, a 2015 Nevada Union graduate, earned All-Golden State Athletic Conference honors after an impressive senior season with the Menlo College baseball team.

Maxwell, a senior second baseman, had career bests in batting average (.333), on base percentage (.409) and slugging percentage (.516). He had 17 multi-hit games and tallied 14 doubles along the way.

It’s the second time Maxwell earned All-GSAC honors during his time at Menlo, also getting the nod in 2017.

After his four-year run at Menlo, he’s third in the school’s history in games played (177), third in doubles (43), fourth in RBIs (104), fifth in hits (177), and ninth in runs scored (89)

Fellow Nevada Union graduate Ryan McCarthy (2013) also had an outstanding season for the Menlo Oaks.

The righty appeared in eight games, started three, finished with a 2-2 overall record and a team-best 1.37 ERA.

Menlo finished the season 15-26 overall and 11-21 in GSAC contests.

Garrett O’Callaghan, a 2014 Nevada Union graduate, was dominant in his only start for Holy Names University last week.

O’Callaghan, a senior left-handed hurler, tossed a complete-game shutout against Hawai’i Pacific University. O’Callaghan allowed just two hits and three walks while striking out 10 in the 7-0 victory.

For the season, O’Callaghan is 4-3 in 11 starts with 71 strikeouts and a 2.34 ERA.

Holy Names (16-27, 10-17) is a Division II school that competes in the Pacific West Conference.

Matt Lopez, a 2016 Bear River graduate, extended his hit streak to an impressive 19 games, but it didn’t translate into wins for Sierra College, which dropped all three of their games against Santa Rosa Junior College last week.

Lopez, a sophomore first baseman, hit safely in all three games, going 3-for-12 overall with a double, a triple and four RBIs.

For the season, Lopez is batting .396, has five home runs, 47 RBIs and 47 runs scored.

Sierra (29-10, 16-8) finished the regular season in third place in the California Community College Athletic Association’s Big 8 Conference. The Wolverines open the CCCAA playoffs Friday against College of San Mateo.

Andrew Schnitzius, a 2016 Nevada Union graduate, and the No. 15 ranked Lyon College Scots dropped two out of three against Columbia College last week.

Schnitzius, a junior catcher, played in one game, going 1-for-4 with a double and an RBI.

For the season, Schnitzius has played in 26 of the team’s 47 games, has 21 starts, is batting .315, has one home run, eight doubles and 28 RBIs.

Lyon (37-18, 19-11) is a National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) school which competes in the American Midwest Conference.

COLLEGE SOFTBALL

Nerissa Eason, a 2016 Bear River graduate, and the Oregon State softball team swept their in-state rival Oregon last week.

Eason started the third game of the series, a 12-8 victory. The junior tossed 3.1 innings, allowed four hits, walked five and gave up five earned runs while striking out five. She did not figure into the decision.

For the season, Eason has appeared in nine games, has a 3-0 record and a 4.15 ERA.

Oregon State (24-18, 6-13) is a Division I school that competes in the Pac-12.

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ALUMNI NOTEBOOK: Bear River grad Matt Lopez extends hitting streak, Sierra extends winning streak

Matt Lopez continues to crush the ball for the Sierra College baseball team.

Lopez, a 2016 Bear River graduate, extended his hit streak to 16 games and helped the Wolverines win all four of their contests last week, including a blowout of Shasta College and a three-game sweep against Folsom Lake College.

Lopez, a sophomore first baseman, hit safely in all four games, going 8-for-20 overall with two doubles, three RBIs and six runs scored.

For the season, Lopez is batting .408, has five home runs, 43 RBIs and 47 runs scored.

Sierra (29-7, 16-5) competes in the California Community College Athletic Association’s Big 8 Conference. The Wolverines have won five straight and are one-game back of San Joaquin Delta College (31-6, 17-4) in the Big 8 standings. Sierra closes the regular season with three games against Santa Rosa Junior College.

Andrew Schnitzius, a 2016 Nevada Union graduate, and the No. 15 Lyon College Scots split a two-game series with Blue Mountain College and grabbed one out of three against Harris-Stowe State University.

Schnitzius, a junior catcher, played in two of the six games and notched his first home run of the season during Lyon’s 6-0 win over Blue Mountain. Schnitzius hit a solo shot in the top of the sixth inning and finished the day 2-for-3.

For the season, Schnitzius has played in 25 of the team’s 46 games, has 20 starts, is batting .319, has one home run, seven doubles and 27 RBIs.

Lyon (35-16, 18-9) is a National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) school which competes in the American Midwest Conference.

Garrett O’Callaghan, a 2014 Nevada Union graduate, pitched well in his only outing for Holy Names University last week.

O’Callaghan, a senior left-handed hurler, pitched 6.2 innings, allowed six hits and one run while striking out six, but did not figure into the decision of a 5-4 loss to the University of Hawai’i Hilo.

For the season, O’Callaghan is 3-3 in 10 starts with 61 strikeouts and a 2.73 ERA.

Holy Names (14-24, 8-14) is a Division II school that competes in the Pacific West Conference.

Dalton Maxwell, a 2015 Nevada Union graduate, and the Menlo College Oaks fell to Holy Names University, 12-9, in their only game last week.

Maxwell, a senior second baseman, went 1-for-4 in the bout.

For the season, Maxwell is batting .354 with 14 doubles, 25 RBIs and 22 runs scored.

Menlo (11-26, 7-21) is an NAIA school that competes in the Golden State Athletic Conference.

COLLEGE SOFTBALL

Nerissa Eason, a 2016 Bear River graduate and pitcher for the Oregon State softball team, appeared in one game for the Beavers last week.

Eason, a junior, tossed five innings of relief during a 10-2 loss to No. 2 ranked UCLA. The righty gave up nine hits and four earned runs while striking out five. She did not figure into the decision.

For the season, Eason has appeared in eight games, pitched 27 innings, has a 3-0 record and a 3.37 ERA.

Oregon State (21-18, 3-13) is a Division I school that competes in the Pac-12.

COLLEGE GOLF

Logan Lowe, a 2015 Nevada Union graduate, led the George Washington University golf team at the Bayou City Collegiate Classic, placing seventh overall at the tourney held at Golfcrest Country Club in Houston.

Lowe, a senior, shot a 2-under-par 214 across the three-day tourney to earn his fifth top-10 finish of the season. He was the only George Washington golfer to finish under par.

As a team, George Washington was seventh at the 14-team tourney.

Lowe, the reigning Atlantic 10 Player of the Year, will now turn his attention to the Conference Championship Tournament which runs Friday through Sunday.

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ALUMNI NOTEBOOK: Kerley brothers, Railsplitters win Independent Volleyball Association championship

Brothers Logan and Lucas Kerley, a pair of Nevada Union graduates, helped the Lincoln Memorial University men’s volleyball team win its second straight Independent Volleyball Association Tournament Championship last week.

The Railsplitters from Lincoln Memorial (Harrogate, Tennessee) were the top seed in the tourney and went on to best No. 4 seed Daemen in straight sets in the semis and sweep Queens University of Charlotte in the title game.

Logan Kerley, a 2015 NU grad, tallied six kills and six digs in the win over Daemen. He then notched six kills and two digs in the win over Queens. For the season, Logan Kerley was fourth on the team in both kills (110) and digs (71).

Lucas Kerley, a 2017 NU grad, appeared in seven matches during the season, but did not play during the IVA tourney.

Lincoln Memorial, an NCAA Division II school, finished the season with a school record 18 wins.

BASEBALL

Matt Lopez, a 2016 Bear River graduate, and the Sierra College baseball team swept its three-game series with Folsom Lake College last week.

Lopez, a sophomore first baseman, went 5-for-15 from the plate with a double, an RBI and four runs scored. For the season, Lopez has started all 35 of Sierra’s games, is batting .401, has five home runs, 41 RBIs and 45 runs scored.

Sierra (28-7, 16-5) competes in the California Community College Athletic Association’s Big 8 Conference.

Dalton Maxwell, a 2015 Nevada Union graduate, and the Menlo College Oaks had a rough week, dropping seven straight, three of which came against Arizona Christian University and four at the hands of William Jessup University.

Maxwell, a senior second baseman, continued his strong season at the plate, going 6-for-12 with a double, an RBI and three runs scored in the series with Arizona Christian. He was 3-for-15 with a double, two RBIs and a run scored in the four-game set with William Jessup.

For the season, Maxwell is batting .357 with 14 doubles, 25 RBIs and 22 runs scored.

Fellow Nevada Union graduate Ryan McCarthy (2013) took to the mound for Menlo in the first game of the William Jessup series.

The righty pitched 3.1 innings in relief, allowed two hits and no runs while striking out five. He did not figure into the decision.

For the season, McCarthy has appeared in seven games, has started two, is 1-2 overall and has a 1.23 ERA.

Menlo (11-25, 7-21) is a National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) school that competes in the Golden State Athletic Conference.

Andrew Schnitzius, a 2016 Nevada Union graduate, and the No. 17 Lyon College Scots won two out of three against Hannibal-Lagrange University last week.

Schnitzius, a junior catcher, played in the second game of the series, a 29-9 victory, and notched four RBIs.

For the season, Schnitzius has played in 23 of the team’s 46 games, has 18 starts, is batting .317 and has 26 RBIs.

Lyon (33-13, 17-7) is a NAIA school which competes in the American Midwest Conference.

Garrett O’Callaghan, a 2014 Nevada Union graduate, pitched well but took the loss in his only outing for Holy Names University last week.

O’Callaghan, a senior left-handed hurler, pitched 5.2 innings, allowed seven hits, three runs, one of which was earned, and struck out five, but took the loss after the Hawks fell 4-1.

For the season, O’Callaghan is 3-3 overall in nine starts with 55 strikeouts and a 2.93 ERA.

Holy Names (13-22, 8-12) is a Division II school that competes in the Pacific West Conference.

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ALUMNI NOTEBOOK: Maxwell’s hot bat helps Menlo to series win

Dalton Maxwell, a 2015 Nevada Union graduate, and the Menlo College baseball team won three out of four against conference foe Ottawa University (Arizona) last week.

Maxwell, a senior second baseman, impressed at the plate, going 7-for-16 with two doubles, a triple, nine RBIs and four runs scored across the four game series.

For the season, Maxwell is batting .363 with 12 doubles, three triples, two home runs and 22 RBIs.

Maxwell has been an integral member of the Oaks team for the past four seasons, starting more than 150 games and notching 165 hits along the way.

During Maxwell’s time at Nevada Union he was an All-Sierra Foothill League Selection at shortstop.

Menlo (11-21, 7-17) is a National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) school that competes in the Golden State Athletic Conference.

Matt Lopez, a 2016 Bear River graduate, and the Sierra College baseball team took two out of three against Modesto Junior College last week.

Lopez, a sophomore first baseman, went 6-for-10 from the plate with two doubles, two RBIs, four walks and nine runs scored in the three-game series. For the season, Lopez has started all 32 of Sierra’s games, is batting .409, has five home runs, 40 RBIs and 41 runs scored.

Sierra (25-7, 13-5) competes in the California Community College Athletic Association’s Big 8 Conference.

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ALUMNI NOTEBOOK: Bear River grad Matt Lopez putting up big numbers for Sierra

Matt Lopez continued his impressive season with the Sierra College baseball team, crushing the ball and helping the Wolverines rise to the top of the California Community College Athletic Association’s Big 8 Conference.

Last week Lopez, a 2016 Bear River graduate, brought his usual power to the plate and played a big role in the Wolverines winning two out of three against San Joaquin Delta College.

Lopez, a sophomore first baseman, tallied hits in all three games and extended his hitting streak to nine games. In all, he went 6-for-12 with a home run in the series. His solo home run came in the third game and gave Sierra a 6-5 lead in the sixth inning. Sierra would eventually win that one 7-6 in extra innings.

For the season, Lopez has started all 29 of Sierra’s games and leads the team in batting average (.394), is tied for the lead in home runs (5) and is second in RBIs (38).

As a freshman at Sierra, Lopez started all 47 games, batted .353 with 10 home runs and 50 RBIs.

The Wolverines (23-6, 11-4) are currently tied for the Big 8 Conference lead with Santa Rosa College (22-6, 11-4). Next up for Sierra College is a three-game series with Modesto Junior College starting Tuesday at home.

During Lopez’s time at Bear River he was a two-time All-Pioneer Valley League selection, and helped the Bruins to a playoff victory his senior year.

Dalton Maxwell, a 2015 Nevada Union graduate, and the Menlo College Oaks dropped four straight against Master’s University last week.

Maxwell, a senior second baseman, was strong at the plate across the series, going 7-for-19 with a home run, two doubles, two RBIs and four runs scored.

For the season, Maxwell is batting .351 with 10 doubles, two triples, two home runs and 13 RBIs.

Fellow Nevada Union graduate Ryan McCarthy (2013) took to the mound for Menlo in game three of the series, but did not figure into the decision.

The 6-foot, 4-inch righty pitched 3.1, allowed five hits and five runs while striking out four. For the season, McCarthy has appeared in six games, has started two, is 1-2 overall and has a 1.59 ERA.

Menlo (8-17, 4-13) is a National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) school that competes in the Golden State Athletic Conference.

Andrew Schnitzius, a 2016 Nevada Union graduate, and the No. 18 Lyon College Scots won four out of five last week, sweeping a two-game series with No. 9 Louisiana State-Shreveport University and taking two of three against Lindenwood University.

Schnitzius, a junior catcher, played in three games, starting one, and notching a hit along the way.

For the season, Schnitzius has played in 21 of the team’s 38 games, has 16 starts, is batting .316 and has 20 RBIs.

Lyon (27-11, 12-5) is a NAIA school which competes in the American Midwest Conference.

College golf

Logan Lowe, 2015 Nevada Union graduate, and the George Washington University Colonials competed with some of the top teams in the nation at The Goodwin, hosted by Stanford University.

Lowe, a senior, led all George Washington golfers with a 7-over par 217 at the prestigious 3-day golf tourney. He finished tied for 40th and the team placed 24th out of 27.

The Colonials close the regular season at the Bayou City Collegiate Classic in Houston April 14-15. They then head to Orlando for the Atlantic 10 Championship April 26-28.

College lacrosse

Danny Gratten, a 2018 Nevada Union grad, and the Montevallo University (Alabama) lacrosse team earned a 14-5 victory over the University of Alabama Huntsville on Saturday.

Gratten, a freshman longstick midfielder, played well on defense in the win.

Montevallo (4-7, 1-2) is a NCAA Division II School which plays in the Gulf South Conference.

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ALUMNI NOTEBOOK: Nevada Union grads Mikaela Lujan, Will Sumner compete at NCAA Championships

A pair of former Nevada Union greats, now competing at the collegiate level, put their athletic abilities to the test against the best the NCAA has to offer last week.

Mikaela Lujan, a 2015 Nevada Union graduate, went up against the top college divers in the country, competing at the NCAA Division I Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships in Austin, Texas.

Will Sumner, a 2014 Nevada Union graduate, stepped on the mat and battled it out at the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships in Pittsburgh.

Lujan was one of 13 divers in the nation to qualify for the championships in all three diving events (1-meter, 3-meter, tower).

The University of South Carolina senior placed 48th in the 1-meter event and DQ’d in the 3-meter. She would fare much better on the tower and took 21st in the nation.

“Mikaela Lujan was diving all three events, which is extremely difficult to do,” South Carolina head coach Todd Sherritt said on www.gamecocksonline.com. “She came back and had a strong finish on the tower.”

For Lujan, it was her third trip to the NCAA Championships. She finished 27th in 1-meter and 47th in 3-meter her sophomore year. She was 25th on the tower and 31st in the 1-meter her junior season.

While at South Carolina, Lujan tallied dozens of top-five finishes, was a College Swimming Coaches Association of America Scholar All-American in 2016, 2017 and 2018, and was a Winter SEC Academic Honor Roll honoree in 2017 and 2018.

During Lujan’s time at Nevada Union she was a three-time Sierra Foothill League and All-Sac-Joaquin Section champion. She was also named to the All-State Dive Team three times.

Sumner went into the NCAA Wrestling Championships ranked No. 20 in the nation in the 184-pound weight class.

The Utah Valley University redshirt senior went 0-2 at the tourney, losing, 11-5, to No. 13 Nino Bonaccorsi from the University of Pittsburgh. Sumner was then eliminated after an 8-5 loss to No. 29 Will Schany of the University of Virginia.

For Sumner, it concludes a five-year run at Utah Valley University in which he made steady progress each season, culminating with a trip to the NCAA Championships and a national ranking in his senior season.

While at Nevada Union, Sumner wrestled four years at the varsity level and earned two Sierra Foothill League titles, and won the Sac-Joaquin Section championship at 170-pounds in 2014.

COLLEGE BASEBALL

Matt Lopez, a 2016 Bear River graduate, and the Sierra College Wolverines swept a three-game series against American River College last week.

Lopez, a sophomore first baseman, was fantastic at the plate, going 9-for-13 with two home runs, four doubles, nine RBIs and four runs scored across the three games.

For the season, Lopez has started in all 26 of Sierra’s games, has four home runs, 37 RBIs, 29 runs scored and is batting .383.

Sierra College (21-5, 9-3) competes in the California Community College Athletic Association’s Big 8 Conference.

Garrett O’Callaghan, a 2014 Nevada Union graduate, pitched well in his only outing for Holy Names University last week.

Going up against Fresno Pacific University, the left-handed hurler went six strong innings, allowed six hits and no earned runs while striking out five. O’Callaghan left with the game tied 2-2 and did not figure into the decision. Holy Names would win the game 3-2 in extra innings.

For the season, O’Callaghan is 3-2 in seven starts with 43 strikeouts and a 2.91 ERA.

Holy Names (10-16, 6-6) is a Division II school that competes in the Pacific West Conference.

Dalton Maxwell, a 2015 Nevada Union graduate, and the Menlo College Oaks won the opener of a four game series with Hope International University, but dropped the final three.

Maxwell, a senior second baseman and designated hitter, started all four games and went 3-for-13 from the plate with a double, four walks and an RBI.

For the season, Maxwell is batting .346 with eight doubles, two triples, a home run and 11 RBIs.

Fellow Nevada Union graduate, Ryan McCarthy (2013) took to the mound for Menlo in game two of the series, a 7-6 defeat.

The 6-foot, 4-inch righty pitched two innings, allowed one hit, four walks and one earned run. He was credited with the loss. For the season, McCarthy has appeared in five games, has started two, is 1-2 overall and has a 2.25 ERA.

Menlo (8-13) is a National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) school that competes in the Golden State Athletic Conference.

Andrew Schnitzius, a 2016 Nevada Union graduate, and the No. 18 Lyon College Scots notched one win during a three-game series with No. 7 Georgia Gwinnett College last week.

Schnitzius, a junior catcher, played in one game and went 3-for-3 from the plate with an RBI.

For the season, Schnitzius has played in 17 of the team’s 33 games, has 14 starts, is batting .347 and has 20 RBIs.

Lyon (23-10, 10-4) is a NAIA school which competes in the American Midwest Conference.

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ALUMNI NOTEBOOK: Lowe rallies down the stretch to win Bash at the Beach

Logan Lowe earned his fourth collegiate title last week, claiming a share the Bash at the Beach Invitational Championship in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Lowe, a 2015 Nevada Union graduate and senior on the George Washington University golf team, started the tourney at the Surf Golf and Beach Club in impressive fashion with a pair of rounds in the upper 60s. He then struggled early on in the final round, but rallied late to finish with a 5-under par 208 and a share of the tourney title along with with Simon Zach of Louisville and John Hill of Incarnate Word.

“Obviously excited to pick up my fourth win,” Lowe said in a video posted on www.gwsports.com. “I’ve been struggling with my game a lot lately, and today I kind of struggled a lot again, especially early on, but it’s nice to get back in the winners circle after about a year of not picking up a win. Happy with my play this week and hopefully I can figure a few things out coming down, and have a strong finish to the year.”

Lowe notched a 2-under 69 in the first round and followed that with a 66 in the second round to hold a one-shot lead over the field heading into the final round.

The reigning Atlantic-10 Player of the Year struggled early in the final round and fell two strokes behind the leaders after three bogeys on the first four holes, but he birdied holes 16 and 17 and made par on the 206-yard par-3 18th to claim his fourth career college win and second at the Bash at the Beach. He also won it in 2017.

George Washington finished third as a team behind first place Jacksonville State University and second place Wake Forest.

Lowe and the Colonials get a couple weeks off before getting back to competition at the Stanford Wally Goodwin Invitational March 28-30 held at Stanford Golf Course.

During Lowe’s time at Nevada Union he was a two-time Sierra Foothill League individual champion, a two-time SFL MVP, a four-time All-SFL selection and he won the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I championship in 2014.

COLLEGE BASEBALL

Matt Lopez, a 2016 Bear River graduate, and the Sierra College Wolverines swept their three-game series with Cosumnes River College last week.

Lopez, a sophomore first baseman, notched at least one hit in all three games, going 6-for-15 from the plate in the series with four RBIs and five runs scored.

For the season, Lopez has started in all 23 of Sierra’s games, has two home runs, 28 RBIs, 35 runs scored and is batting .333.

Sierra College (18-5) competes in the California Community College Athletic Association’s Big 8 Conference.

Garrett O’Callaghan, a 2014 Nevada Union graduate, pitched well in his only start last week.

Facing Academy of Art University, the left-handed hurler went 6.1 strong innings, allowing just four hits and no runs while striking out nine. O’Callaghan left with a 2-0 lead, but the Hawks couldn’t hold on down the stretch and fell 3-2 in extra innings.

For the season, O’Callaghan is 3-2 in six starts with 38 strikeouts and a 3.54 ERA.

Holy Names (7-15) is a Division II school that competes in the Pacific West Conference.

Dalton Maxwell, a 2015 Nevada Union graduate, and the Menlo College Oaks managed to snag one win from a four-game series with No. 5 Westmont College last week.

Maxwell, a senior second baseman and designated hitter, started all four games and tallied a hit in three of them. Across the series, Maxwell went 3-for-15 with a double, four RBIs and two runs scored.

For the season, Maxwell is batting .369 with seven doubles, two triples, a home run and 10 RBIs.

Fellow Nevada Union graduate, Ryan McCarthy (2013) put in some time on the mound for Menlo. The 6-foot, 4-inch righty got the start in the final game of the series, but lasted just one inning and took the loss. For the season, McCarthy has appeared in four games, started one, is 1-1 overall and has a 1.50 ERA .

Menlo (7-10) is a National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) school that competes in the Golden State Athletic Conference.

Andrew Schnitzius, a 2016 Nevada Union graduate, and the No. 20 Lyon College Scots won two out of three against Missouri Baptist University last week.

Schnitzius, a junior catcher, played in one game, an 11-8 victory, going 1-for-5 from the plate with a double and three RBIs.

For the season, Schnitzius has played in 15 of the teams 28 games, has 12 starts, is batting .318 and has 19 RBIs.

Lyon (22-6) is a NAIA school which competes in the American Midwest Conference.

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ALUMNI NOTEBOOK: Nevada Union grad Will Sumner pins down spot at NCAA Championships

Early on in the wrestling season Will Sumner was already turning heads with strong performances on the mat. The 2014 Nevada Union graduate was nationally ranked for the first time in his college career and said he was excited to see what he could accomplish in his senior season at Utah Valley University.

“I really think I can do some special things if I stick to my process,” he said back in December.

Sumner stuck to his process at the Big 12 Championships over the weekend and now the redshirt-senior is heading to the NCAA National Championships for the first time.

“It was a really fun experience,” Sumner said in a video posted on www.gouvu.com. “I came in with big goals, but my main focus was to keep my routines and stay consistent. Just do the same stuff I’ve been doing all year, keep my mental process going and just have fun.”

The talented grappler went 4-2 and placed fourth in the 184-pound weight class at the highly competitive conference tournament.

“He’s continued to progress and his attitude is great,” UVU head coach Greg Williams said of Sumner. “He just goes out there, wrestles hard and tries to score points … He’s confident and trusting in what he can do.”

Sumner, ranked No. 25 in the nation in his weight class, opened the Big 12 tourney with a 5-0 win over Norther Colorado’s Dalton Robertson. Sumner then lost to Oklahoma State’s Dakota Greer, 7-6. With his back against the wall, Sumner then won three straight matches, including a 3-2 win over No. 16 ranked Tate Samuelson of Wyoming to clinch his spot at the national championships. He would lose to Greer in the third place match to conclude his Big 12 tourney.

The NCAA Tournament is set for March 21-23 in Pittsburgh.

“I believe in myself and I know how good I can be and I’m right there with all those guys,” Sumner said. “I really want to go up there and break some brackets and just have a lot of fun. It’s my last year. I want to enjoy every second of this.”

As a team Utah Valley will be sending five wrestlers heading to the NCAA Championships, which matches a school record.

Sumner has made steady progress since he first stepped on the mat with Utah Valley. He went 10-14 as a redshirt freshmen, including a 5-0 run at the UVU Open to win the tourney title in the 184-pound weight class.

As a sophomore, Sumner’s overall record improved to 12-14, including a 3-1 run at the Cowboy Open to finish in third place.

In his junior season, Sumner posted a 15-9 overall record. He also won the UVU Open again, and took third place at the Wolfpack Open. Sumner also led his team in technical falls with seven.

While at Nevada Union, Sumner wrestled four years at the varsity level and earned two Sierra Foothill League titles, and won the Sac-Joaquin Section championship at 170-pounds in 2014.

WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Aycee Willis, a 2017 Nevada Union graduate, and the Sierra College women’s basketball team had their run through the postseason come to a close Saturday with a loss to San Joaquin Delta College, 70-66, in the third round of the California Community College Athletic Association playoffs.

For Willis, a sophomore guard and team captain, the loss concludes an impressive season in which she averaged 14.3 points per game, 7.7 rebounds and 2.8 assists. Willis also earned 2018-19 All-Big 8 honors after helping Sierra finish third in conference play.

Sierra wraps the season with a 22-8 overall record.

COLLEGE BASEBALL

Garrett O’Callaghan, a 2014 Nevada Union graduate, and the Holy Names baseball team split a four-game series with Biola University last week.

O’Callaghan, a left-handed hurler, earned the win in his only appearance on the bump. The senior tossed seven strong innings, allowed six hits and two earned runs while striking out 10 in a 3-2 victory.

For the season, O’Callaghan is 3-2 in five starts with 29 strikeouts and a 4.57 ERA.

Holy Names (5-12) is a Division II school that competes in the Pacific West Conference.

Dalton Maxwell, a 2015 Nevada Union graduate, and the Menlo College Oaks struggled to get on the field due to rain last week, but managed to squeeze in a 3-2 victory over Arizona Christian University.

Maxwell, a senior second baseman and designated hitter, tripled in the tying run in the fifth inning, and scored what would be the game winning run when he crossed the plate later that inning.

Menlo and Arizona tried to get in another game, but it was suspended due to darkness. Maxwell was 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI before players were called in.

Menlo (6-7) is a National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) school that competes in the Golden State Athletic Conference.

Matt Lopez, a 2016 Bear River graduate, and the Sierra College Wolverines lost their only game last week, falling to Sacramento City College, 7-2.

Lopez, a sophomore first baseman, went 2-for-4 from the plate with an RBI.

For the season, Lopez has started in all 18 of Sierra’s games, has two home runs, 22 RBIs, 19 runs scored and is batting .350.

Sierra College (15-3) competes in the CCCAA’s Big 8 Conference.

Andrew Schnitzius, a 2016 Nevada Union graduate, and the No. 20 Lyon College Scots won four of five last week, sweeping a three-game series with William Baptist University and splitting a doubleheader with No. 6 Freed-Hardeman University.

Schnitzius, a junior catcher, played two of the five games, going 1-for-6 with three RBIs across the contests.

For the season, Schnitzius has played in 14 of the teams 25 games, has 11 starts, is batting .333 and has 16 RBIs.

Lyon (20-5) is an NAIA school which competes in the American Midwest Conference.

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