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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 – Playing on an injured ankle, Sheet was only able to log 12 minutes in a 83-70 playoff loss to West Valley and did not score any points for the 49ers. Yuba College, stopped one game short of the Elite Eight, finished the season with a 17-11 record.



WOMEN’S

BASKETBALL




Nicole Scott (Bear River, ’03); Sierra College -The 5-foot, 10-inch sophomore forward led all scorers in the No. 7 Wolverine’s 64-52 upset win against No. 2 San Jose with 15 points. Sierra College advances to the Elite Eight state tournament in San Diego next weekend.

Ali Parrott (Nevada Union, ’04); Sierra College – The 5-foot, 8-inch freshman guard scored four points in Sierra College’s upset win.

Briana Thomas (Bear River, ’02); Air Force Academy – The junior center played six minutes and tallied one assist in a regular season-ending 83-70 loss to Colorado State. The Falcons drop to 7-20 overall and 2-12 in the Mountain West Conference and will begin play in the conference tournament Wednesday.

GYMNASTICS

Tiffany Chan (Nevada Union, ’01); UC Davis – The 5-foot, 3-inch senior was named Co-Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Gymnast of the week for the competition week of Feb. 21-27. It was the second time this season she earned the award. At Oregon State’s Salbasgeon Suites Invitational this past Friday, Chan placed fifth on the floor exercise with a score of 9.825. She also scored a team-high 9.725 on the beam in addition to a 9.600 on the vault. Despite posting its highest road score of the season, UC Davis finished in last place at the meet, dropping its record to 7-11.

Mei Ling Clark (Nevada Union, ’02); UC Davis – The 5-foot, 2-inch junior scored a team-high 9.700 uneven bars.

Julia Richards (Nevada Union, ’03); UC Davis – The 5-foot, 1-inch sophomore tallied a 9.475 on the vault, a 9.675 on the beam and a 9.475 on the floor exercise.

SKIING

Zach Violett (Nevada Union, ’99); University of Alaska-Anchorage – The 5-foot, 11-inch senior nordic skier has qualified for the 2005 NCAA Ski Championships held in Stowe, Vt. March 9-12 for the fourth consecutive year.

TRACK & FIELD

Jessica Lorson (Nevada Union, ’03); UC Davis – The 5-foot, 7-inch freshman finished fourth in the 400 meter hurdles with a time of 64.97 at the All-CAL Challenge Cup Track and Field Meet.

Paul Litchfield (Bear River, ’99); Pocatello Track Club – The Idaho State alumnus and pole vaulter finished first at the Intermountain Championship hosted by Idaho State after clearing 18 feet.

SOFTBALL

Michelle Mathis (Bear River, ’03); St. Mary’s (Calif.) – The 5-foot, 4-inch sophomore started at third base in both games of a doubleheader against UC Davis on Saturday. The Gaels won both games with Mathis going 1-for-3 with an RBI, a put out and two assists in the 4-0 game one win. In the second game, she went 2-for-3 with two assists. St. Mary’s improved to 3-11 overall.

BASEBALL

Gary Daley (Nevada Union, ’03); Cal Poly San Luis Obispo – The 6-foot, 2-inch, 180-pound sophomore pitcher captured his first win of the season against Fresno State this past Saturday. Daley went seven innings, giving up three runs on five hits with two walks and five strikeouts. The Mustangs won the game 7-3.

Kevin Holt (Forest Lake Christian, ’01); The master’s college (Santa Clarita, Calif) – The 6-foot, 7-inch senior pitcher tore his rotator cuff and will redshirt this season.

Josh Roenicke (Nevada Union, ’01); UCLA – The 6-foot, 3-inch, 183-pound junior outfielder played rightfield in a 14-4 loss to No. 4 Cal State, Fullerton, Sunday evening. He went 2-for-3 with one run, an RBI, a walk and a put out.

Justin Deme (Nevada Union, ’03); Sacramento State – The 6-foot, 2-inch, 220-pound sophomore pitcher threw two innings of relief March 2 in a 9-3 loss against Wichita State at the First Hawaii Title Rainbow Baseball Tournament.

Chris Brown (Nevada Union, ’03); Solano Community College – The freshman catcher played all nine innings behind the plate in a 6-3 league loss to Cosumnes River, March 1, in addition to going 1-for-3 at the plate with a walk.

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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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