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

SKIING

Zach Violett (Nevada Union, ’99); University of Alaska-Anchorage – The senior nordic skier finished eighth in the 10K Classical race at the 2005 NCAA Ski Championships this past weekend. Violett finished in a time of 31 minutes, 46.1 seconds.



BASKETBALL

Briana Thomas (Bear River, ’02); Air Force Academy – The junior center played one minute in the team’s 63-42 loss to Utah in the Mountain West Conference Tournament. The Falcons end the season 7-21, the best-ever D-I women’s basketball record in school history.




Nicole Scott (Bear River, ’03); Sierra College -The sophomore forward scored a game-high 21 points to propel Sierra College to a 64-62 Sweet Sixteen win against Riverside Community College. In the Elite Eight, the state semi-final game against Cyprus College, the Wolverines lost 78-67.

Ali Parrott (Nevada Union, ’04); Sierra College – The freshman guard played 11 minutes and scored three points in the team’s win against Riverside Community College.

GYMNASTICS

Tiffany Chan (Nevada Union, ’01); UC Davis – The senior and her UC Davis team competed in the team’s regular-season finale in a dual against Sacramento State. Chan scored a team-high 9.875 on the floor exercise and tied teammate Michelle Kulovitz with a 9.750 on the vault to take first place in the event. She also scored a 8.750 on the beam. The Aggies lost the meet.

Mei Ling Clark (Nevada Union, ’02); UC Davis – The junior scored a 9.150 on the uneven bars.

Julia Richards (Nevada Union, ’03); UC Davis – The sophomore tallied a 9.350 on the vault, a 9.675 on the beam and a 9.050 on the floor exercise.

TRACK & FIELD

Jessica Lorson (Nevada Union, ’03); UC Davis – The freshman placed in two events at the Aggie Track and Field Classic. Lorson finished second in the 400 meter hurdles with a time of 1:04.65 and sixth in the 100 meet hurdles in a time of 15.91.

SOFTBALL

Christina Guerland (Bear River, ’03); Yale – The sophomore has started all nine games at second base this year. Thus far the Bulldogs are 2-7 after playing nine games in the Rebel Games Tournament in Osceola, Fla., beating LaSalle and Fairleigh Dickinson. Guerland is leading the team with a .357 batting average, tallying 10 hits, 19 putouts and 15 assists. She also hit her first career home run against Robert Morris Tuesday afternoon.

Stephanie Johansen (Nevada Union, ’01); Rutgers – The Scarlet Knights lost five games at the Speedline Tournament in Tampa, Fla. Johansen started the first two games going a combined 1-for-4 with an RBI and a putout. Results for the other three games were not available.

Michelle Mathis (Bear River, ’03); St. Mary’s (Calif.) – The Gaels dropped a pair of games to No. 22 Fresno State Saturday. Mathis started at third base in both games, going 1-4 in the first game with one putout and two assists. In the second loss, a 9-1 defeat, Mathis went 0-for-2 with a walk, a putout and three assists.

BASEBALL

Gary Daley (Nevada Union, ’03); Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo – The sophomore right-hander won his second game this season after pitching 2 and 1/3 innings of relief in a 4-2 win against UC Santa Barbara. He allowed one run on no hits with two walks and two strikeouts. Twenty-seven of his 44 pitches were called strikes.

Josh Roenicke (Nevada Union, ’01); UCLA – The junior outfielder started in center field in the first of three games at Texas A&M this weekend. He went 1-for-3 at the plate with a run, an RBI, a walk and a putout. The Bruins lost all three games and are currently suffering through a nine-game losing streak.

Chris Brown (Nevada Union, ’03); Solano Community College – The freshman played behind the plate for two innings in a 6-4 league loss to American River Thursday and went 1-for-1 at the plate. Against American River on Saturday, a 12-9 win, Brown played all nine innings behind the plate, going 2-for-5 with a single and a two-run homer and two RBIs.

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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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