Alumni notebook |

Alumni notebook

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


Nicole Scott (Bear River, ’03); California State, East Bay (Hayward) -The Pioneers played three times this past week, beating Bethany College 77-63 and Simpson College 70-46, while losing 73-68 to Menlo College. Scott scored 16 points and added six rebounds against Bethany and chipped in three rebounds and one assist against Menlo.


Phil Sparling (Forest Lake Christian, ’05); Bethany College – The freshman guard played four minutes, scoring one point, in Bethany’s 103-78 loss to California State University, East Bay.

Grant Marple (Forest Lake Christian, ’05); Bethany College – Marple played six minutes in the loss to CSU-East Bay, totaling a block and a rebound.

Jon Sheets (Nevada Union, ’03); University of Maine – The Black Bears suffered two losses this week, losing 69-62 to Hartford and 84-56 to Binghamton. Sheets played 31 minutes in both games, totaling 11 points, four assists, two rebounds and two steals against Binghamton. He also tallied six points and three assists against Hartford.

Kelib Thompson (Nevada Union, ’02); Chico State – Thompson played 10 minutes in a 91-76 loss to California State, Stanislaus and grabbed one rebound.


Sara Ford (Nevada Union, ’05); California State, Monterey Bay – A freshman this season, Ford has played in two games already and scored one goal.


Tyler Madden (Nevada Union, ’01); University of California-Santa Cruz – The senior outside hitter recorded a team-high 13 kills in a 3-0 loss to the University of California, Irvine. In a 3-0 loss to the University of California, Los Angeles, Madden notched 10 kills.


Mei Ling Clark (Nevada Union, ’02); University of California, Davis – Clark scored a 9.675 on the uneven bars in a dual against Seattle Pacific. The Aggies won the dual – their first win of the season.

Julia Richards (Nevada Union, ’03); University of California, Davis – Richards came away with a 9.600 on the vault.


Wade Sauer (Nevada Union, ’04); Fresno State – Sauer, a redshirt freshman, finished third in the heavyweight division at the California Collegiate Invitational.


Chelsea Haverty (Bear River, ’04); University of Colorado – Haverty is in her first year in the Colorado track program, after competing her freshman year at the University of California, Santa Barbara. At the Air Force Invitational she took fourth in the long jump with a leap of 18-foot-1. She also finished ninth in the triple jump traveling 36 feet and 10.25 inches.

Jefferson Heidelberger (Nevada Union, ’01); University of Montana – Heidelberger finished second in the 400 meters in a time of 48.87 at the Idaho Collegiate Invitational. He has now qualified for the league meet in the 55 meters, 200 meters and 400 meters.

Paul Litchfield (Bear River, ’99); Pocatello Track Club – The Idaho State alumnus and pole vaulter won the Mountain State Games pole vault with a jump of 17 feet and 4.75 inches.


Gary Daley (Nevada Union, ’03); Cal Poly San Luis Obispo – The junior pitcher is the Mustang’s Friday night starter this season and has already won a game and lost a game this season. Daley struck out eight in a 6-3 win against Fresno State in SLO’s season opener in 6 1/3 innings. He lost his outing this week, giving up six runs on five hits in four innings against San Jose State.

Josh Roenicke (Nevada Union, ’01); UCLA – The senior outfielder played in the Bruins’ first game of the season, an 11-9 loss to Fresno State, but he did not register an at bat.


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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