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Alumni notebook

Here’s a look at how some college athletes with local ties fared recently:



Tami Swanson-Cades (Nevada Union, ’99); California State Polytechnic University-Pomona – The senior guard totaled 13 points, tied the for team-high in rebounds with nine and handed out a team-best six assists in a 75-73 win over CSU-Los Angeles Friday.

Briana Thomas (Bear River, ’02); The Air Force Academy (Colorado Springs, Colo.) – The sophomore forward finished with eight points, five rebounds, three steals, an assist and blocked a shot in a 78-59 loss to Brigham Young University (Provo, Utah) Saturday.

Nicole Scott (BR, ’03); Sierra College (Rocklin) – The freshman forward had 14 points, 11 rebounds, two steals and blocked two shots in an 83-57 win over Sacramento City College Friday.

Kassidy Johnson (NU, ’99); CSU-Chico – The senior guard had a rebound and an assist in an 81-71 loss to CSU-San Francisco


Jon Sheets (NU, ’03); Yuba College (Marysville) – The freshman point guard totaled 13 points in an 84-77 loss to American River College (Sacramento) Jan. 20.


Zach Violett (NU, 99); University of Alaska-Anchorage – The junior nordic skiier took fifth at the University of Utah Invitational’s men’s 10K in Soldier Hollow with a time of 28 minutes, 40.1 seconds Friday. He followed that up with a 15th-place finish (42.33.0) in the 15K event the next day.

The University of New Mexico (Albuquerque) won the team event with 429 points. The University of Alaska-Anchorage totaled 278.5 points to take fifth.


Paul Gross (NU, ’99); Stanford University (Palo Alto) – The senior 133-pounder lost an 11-8 decision to California State Polytechnic University-San Luis Obispo’s Tony Franco Saturday.

Stanford won the team event 20-12.

If you know of a college/professional athlete with local ties, please contact sports reporter

Keith Jiron at 477-4244, or online at

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