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


Jessica Lorson (Nevada Union, ’03); UC Davis – Lorson finished 15th in the pentathlon at the Invitational at Boise State after compiling 2,915 points.

Steven Conrad (Nevada Union, ’04); Cal – The freshman 5-foot, 10-inch freshman finished third in the heptathlon with 5,039 points at the Cougar Indoor Invitational hosted by Washington State.

Matt Tyrrell (Bear River, ’01); Idaho State – The senior distance runner finished fourth in the mile with a time of 4 minutes, 20.44 seconds at the Multiple Duals hosted by Idaho State.

James Litchfield (Bear River, ’03); Idaho State – The sophomore pole vaulter posted a career-high and meet-winning vault of 15-feet, 5-inches at the Multiple Duals.


Jefferson Heidelberger (Nevada Union, ’01); Montana – The senior wide receiver was named to the Big Sky’s all-academic team for fall sports. To be eligible the athlete must participate in half of the team’s competitions and achieve a 3.2 grade cumulative grade point average at the conclusion of the most recently completed term. Heidelberger is a business major.


Briana Thomas (Bear River, ’02); Air Force Academy – The junior center played nine minutes in the Falcons’ 76-51 loss to UNLV, totaling two points and two rebounds. In the Air Force’s 48-44 road win against San Diego State, the Falcons’ first-ever road win in the Mountain West Conference, she played 11 minutes, scoring six points and grabbing three rebounds. The Falcons are 6-12 overall and 1-4 in the Mountain West play.

Nicole Scott (Bear River, ’03); Sierra College – The 5-foot, 10-inch sophomore forward scored 16 points in a 86-73 Sierra College win against Yuba College. The Wolverines were down by five points at halftime, but came out in the second half with a 20-2 run to take control of the game.

Ali Parrott (Nevada Union, ’04); Sierra College – The 5-foot, 8-inch freshman guard had one assist against Yuba College.


Kelib Thompson (Nevada Union, ’02); Chico State – The 6-foot, 6-inch, 205-pound sophomore center played six minutes in a 81-61 Chico State win against Cal State-Los Angeles. He scored one point and grabbed three rebounds. The Wildcats are 11-6 and 6-4.

Jon Sheets (Nevada Union, ’03); Yuba Community College – Sheets scored 21 points in Tuesday’s 67-56 Yuba College win against Sierra College. He also scored 12 points in Friday’s 96-68 win against Cosumnes River College. Yuba College improved to 13-7 and 7-1 in the Bay Valley Conference.


Tiffany Chan (Nevada Union, ’01); UC-Davis – The Aggies lost in a dual meet against UC-Berkeley this weekend during a promotion named the Beauty and the Beast -a promotion that the wrestling and women’s gymnastics teams host. Chan scored a team-high 9.625 on the floor exercise and tied a teammates for the highest score on beam with a 9.675. The senior gymnast also turned in a 9.700 on the vault.

Mei Ling Clark (Nevada Union, ’02); UC-Davis -The 5-foot, 2-inch junior recorded a team-high 9.575 on the bars.

Julia Richards (Nevada Union, ’03); UC Davis – The 5-foot, 1-inch sophomore scored a 9.550 on the vault, a 9.500 on the beam and a 9.350 on the floor exercise.


Zach Violett (Nevada Union, ’99); University of Alaska-Anchorage -The 5-foot, 11-inch senior matched his season-best finish, taking third in the men’s 15K classical with a time of 43:27.9 at the Denver Invitational at Winter Park, Colo. The UAA finished in fifth place with 394 points, while Denver took home the team crown with 565 points. The top-five finish for the Seawolves was the third such time the team finished top-five in a Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate Ski Association meet.


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

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