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

MEN’S BASKETBALL

Jon Sheets (Nevada Union, ’03) Yuba Community College – Sheets led his team with 16 points in a Bay Valley Conference win against Solano. In the 78-62 Yuba College loss to San Joaquin Delta, Sheets scored 14 points. Yuba College is now 11-7 overall and 5-1 in the conference play.



WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

Briana Thomas (Bear River, ’02); Air Force Academy – The junior center scored the first basket of the game against Utah, after her team went scoreless until the 12 minute, 50 second mark. The Air Force lost the game 97-47 with Thomas scoring four points. In a 75-66 loss to BYU, Thomas played 16 minutes while totaling seven points, four rebounds, one block and one steal. The Falcons drop to 5-11 overall and 0-3 in the Mountain West Conference.




Chrysten Cotney (Bear River, ’04) Notre Dame de Namur (Calif.) – The 5-foot, 3-inch freshman guard played 25 minutes in her team’s 73-51 loss to Dominican University. She scored two points and grabbed three rebounds.

Nicole Scott (Bear River, ’03) Sierra College – The 5-foot, 10-inch sophomore forward scored 12 points in a 94-51 Sierra College victory against Napa Valley College. Against Cosumnes River College, she scored four points with two assists and one rebound. The Wolverines are now 14-6 overall and 5-0 in league play.

Ali Parrott (Nevada Union, ’04) Sierra College – The 5-foot, 8-inch freshman guard tallied three points, two assists, two steals and three rebounds in the win against Napa Valley and also scored five points against Cosumnes River.

MEN’S VOLLEYBALL

Tyler Madden (Nevada Union, ’01) University of California-Santa Cruz – The 6-foot, 3-inch junior is setting this year for the Slugs after transferring from Santa Barbara City College. The Slugs are currently 2-3 this season.

GYMNASTICS

Tiffany Chan (Nevada Union, ’01) UC-Davis -The 5-foot, 3-inch senior competed in three events at a four-team meet hosted by the University of Denver. Chan scored a 9.225 on the vault, a 8.975 on the beam and a 9.225 on the floor exercise. The Aggies took fourth place finishing with 187.475 points while the host Pioneers won the meet with 195.275 points. The Aggies drop to 1-4 this season.

Mei Ling Clark (Nevada Union, ’02) UC-Davis -5-foot, 2-inch junior posted a 8.950 score on the uneven bars.

Julia Richards (Nevada Union, ’03) UC Davis – 5-foot, 1-inch sophomore scored a team-high 9.625 on the floor exercise along with a 9.650 on the vault.

TRACK AND FIELD

Matt Tyrrell (Bear River, ’01) Idaho State – The senior distance runner took first place in the men’s 800 meter run Jan. 15 at the Snake River Open. He finished with a time of 1:57.34.

James Litchfield (Bear River, ’03) Idaho State – The sophomore pole vaulter finished in fifth place at the Snake River Open after clearing 14 feet.

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Have we missed anyone? If you know of a college/professional athlete with local ties, please contact Stacy Hicklin via e-mail at stacyh@theunion.com or by phone at 477-4244.


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