Alumni notebook |

Alumni notebook

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


Briana Thomas (Bear River, ’02); Air Force Academy – The junior center played six minutes, scoring two points, in the Falcon’s 71-51 loss to BYU this past Thursday. She also played for three minutes in a 74-45 Air Force loss to Utah. The Falcons drop to 7-16 overall and 2-8 in the Mountain West Conference.

Chrysten Cotney (Bear River, ’04); Notre Dame de Namur (Calif.) – The 5-foot 3-inch freshman guard played 36 minutes in the Argos’ 69-66 comeback win Friday night against Bethany – she totaled five points, two assists, six rebounds and three steals. Notre Dame de Namur lost the next night to William Jessup University 61-54. Cotney played 38 minutes, scored 13 points and grabbed five rebounds. The Argos moved to 9-20 overall and 8-8 in league play.

Nicole Scott (Bear River, ’03); Sierra College -The 5-foot, 10-inch sophomore forward tallied nine points, four rebounds, and one assist in Sierra College’s 85-36 win against Cosumnes River College. She also scored 13 points and grabbed eight rebounds in the Wolverine’s final league game, a 104-60 win against Yuba. Sierra College finds out its playoff schedule today. Sierra College ended the season as 2005 Bay Valley Conference Co-Champions.

Ali Parrott (Nevada Union, ’04); Sierra College – The 5-foot, 8-inch freshman guard tallied 12 points, two assists, two steals and three rebounds in the Cosumnes River win. She also scored nine points with two steals, three rebounds and three blocks against Yuba.


Jon Sheets (Nevada Union, ’03); Yuba Community College – Sheets scored 11 points in Yuba’s 71-66 loss Wednesday night to San Joaquin Delta. He also scored 12 points in the 49ers’ 68-62 win Friday night against Sierra College. Yuba will find out its playoff schedule today.


Tiffany Chan (Nevada Union, ’01); UC Davis- The 5-foot, 3-inch senior scored a near-perfect 9.825 in the floor exercise this past Friday in a three-team meet hosted by UC-Davis. She also scored a 9.650 on the vault and a 9.600 on the beam. The Aggies won the meet with 190.325 points.

Mei Ling Clark (Nevada Union, ’02); UC Davis – The 5-foot, 2-inch junior scored an 8.700 on the uneven bars.

Julia Richards (Nevada Union, ’03); UC Davis – The 5-foot, 1-inch sophomore scored a team-high 9.675 on the beam, while scoring a 9.500 on the vault and a 9.450 on the floor exercise.


Stephanie Johansen (Nevada Union, ’01); Rutgers – Johansen, a senior outfielder, and her team began the season at the Florida Atlantic Tournament this past weekend. In the first game against Ohio State, Johansen came in as a pinch hitter and got a hit in her only at bat in the 8-0 loss. Against host FAU, she started in right field and went 2-for-3 with a run scored, but the Scarlet Knights lost 7-2. In a 3-0 loss to North Carolina State, Johansen started and went 0-for-3. She did not play against No. 8 Michigan. Johansen started in left field for the team’s 10-0 to NC State on Sunday and went 0-for-2.

Nicole Tunget (Bear River); Sierra College – Tunget, a pitcher, started on the mound Feb. 12 against Modesto. She pitched four innings and gave up three runs including a two-run homer. Sierra College is 0-4 thus far this season and its games this weekend were all rained out.

Michelle Mathis (Bear River, ’03); St. Mary’s (Calif.) – The 5-foot, 4-inch sophomore infielder has played in all six games thus far this season, but has yet to record a hit. She has, however, tallied four putouts and nine assists. The Gaels are 1-5 this season and did not play this past weekend because of rain.


Gary Daley (Nevada Union, ’03); Cal Poly San Luis Obispo – The 6-foot, 2-inch, 180-pound right handed pitcher has thus far secured a spot in the Mustangs’ starting rotation as a sophomore. Against Pepperdine Feb. 13, Daley pitched 4 2/3 innings, allowing four hits, two runs with two walks and three strike outs. Daley has pitched 6 2/3 innings thus far this season and has an ERA of 12.15.

Jarad Van Matre (Nevada Union, ’04); Cal Poly San Luis Obispo – The 6-foot, 5-inch, 205-pound freshman pitcher will redshirt this season.

Kevin Holt (Forest Lake Christian, ’01); The Master’s College (Santa Clarita, Calif) – The six-foot, seven-inch senior is a pitcher.

Dillon Chaney (Bear River, ’03); Wright State (Dayton, OH) – The 6-foot, 6-inch, 225-pound sophomore is a right-handed pitcher for the Raiders.

Josh Roenicke (Nevada Union, ’01); UCLA – The 6-foot, 3-inch, 183-pound junior has played and started in six games in right field for the Bruins. He has a .143 batting average with two hits and four walks.

Justin Deme (Nevada Union, ’03); Sacramento State – The 6-foot, 2-inch, 220-pound sophomore is a right-handed pitcher for the Hornets. He has made one appearance, pitching for one inning, giving up one hit and one run – both coming off a home run.

Chris Brown (Nevada Union, ’03); Solano Community College – Brown is a freshman catcher who transferred from Menlo College.


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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