Here’s a look at how some college athletes with local ties fared over the past week:
Jefferson Heidelberger (NU, ’01); The University of Montana, Missoula – The sophomore receiver made ESPN’s “Plays of the Week” highlight reel, thanks to a pair of prime-time plays on special teams.
He struck first with a 68-yard punt return for a touchdown, then followed with a 98-yard kickoff return for a score in a 45-14 NCAA Division I-AA Tournament first-round win over Northwestern State University Saturday.
The 98-yard kickoff return is fourth longest in school history.
n Matt Massari (Nevada Union, ’98); The University of California, Davis – The greyshirt sophomore running back ran 22 times for 70 yards and hauled in four catches for 61 yards in a 27-20 NCAA Division II Tournament second-round loss to Texas A&M-Kingsville Saturday.
Ashley Bello (Forest Lake Christian, ’01); The University of San Francisco – The sophomore outside hitter had three kills, three digs and an assist in a loss to the University of California, Berkeley Nov. 26.
Kylee Keroher (Bear River, ’98); Regis University (Denver) – The senior guard had five rebounds, four points along with an assist, a block and a steal in a 87-70 loss to Concordia University-St. Paul Saturday.
n Jami Ganskie (BR, ’98); California State University-Monterrey Bay – The junior guard had four points with four rebounds, an assist and a steal in a 87-35 loss to Sonoma State University Nov. 24.
n Briana Thomas (BR, ’02); The United States Air Force Academy – The freshman center finished with five points and five rebounds in a 88-75 loss to the University of Minnesota Saturday.
Did we miss anyone? If you know of a college/pro athlete with local ties, please contact sports reporter Keith Jiron online at
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