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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) -Scott and her team finished the regular season with a 59-51 win Saturday against Notre Dame de Namur. In 17 minutes, Scott compiled 11 points, four rebounds and an assist. On Friday night, the Pioneers lost to Dominican University 63-56 with Scott totaling nine points, eight rebounds and two steals in 26 minutes.


Jon Sheets (Nevada Union, ’03); University of Maine – The Black Bears split two games this week, losing to Vermont 79-48, but bouncing back to beat New Hampshire 59-56 in overtime. Sheets totaled eight points, three steals, three rebounds and one assist in 33 minutes in the loss and in 30 minutes against New Hampshire, he had six points, four rebounds, one assist and one steal.


Erik Flores (Nevada Union, ’05); UCLA – Flores finished 68th of 90 golfers in the final qualifier for the Nissan Open, a Professional Golf Association Tournament.


Tyler Madden (Nevada Union, ’01); University of California, Santa Cruz – The senior outside hitter registered 12 kills in a 3-1 Santa Cruz win against Fresno State last weekend.


Mei Ling Clark (Nevada Union, ’02); University of California, Davis – The senior gymnast posted a 9.600 on the uneven bars, despite recovering from an injury she sustained two weeks ago. Davis finished fourth in the four-team meet with Davis, Arizona State University, California State, Fullerton and the University of California, Los Angeles.

Julia Richards (Nevada Union, ’03); University of California, Davis – Richards scored a 9.650 on the balance beam, 9.525 on the vault and an 8.850 on the floor exercise.


Shannon Lingo (Nevada Union, ’05); The University of Nevada-Reno – The freshman distance runner ran unattached in the 800 meter event at the Holiday Inn/VS Athletics Classic, finishing ninth in 2:36.82.


Michelle Mathis (Bear River, ’03); St. Mary’s (Calif.) – The Gaels dropped two games to the University of California, Davis, losing 1-0 and 3-0. They split two games with San Jose State and lost 8-2 to Drake. Mathis went a combined 1-for-5 against Davis with two put outs and seven assists, 0-for-6 with two put outs and two assists against San Jose State and 0-for-3 with one put out and two assists against Drake.


Gary Daley (Nevada Union, ’03); Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo – Daley earned his second win of the season, limiting San Diego State to just one run on four hits in seven innings on the mound. He struck out nine in the Mustangs’ 11-2 win.

Justin Deme (Nevada Union, ’03); Sacramento State – Deme, a right-handed relief pitcher, earned both a win and a loss on the mound this week. In the 8-3 loss to the University of Pacific, he gave up five runs on four hits in two innings with one strikeout. Three days later, Deme allowed zero runs on two hits in five innings of work, with two strikeouts in the 6-4 win against Saint Mary’s.

Kevin Holt (Forest Lake Christian, ’01); The Master’s College (Santa Clarita, Calif) – The senior pitcher took a loss Wednesday against Biola, giving up six runs on five hits in four 2/3 innings. He did strike out three in the 7-5 loss.

Mike Weiss (Forest Lake Christian, ’05); The Master’s College – The freshman pitcher came in for relief in the 7-5 loss to Biola, giving up one run on two hits in two innings. He also took the loss in the Mustangs’ loss to Point Loma Nazarene, giving up nine runs on nine hits with two strikeouts in five innings.

Josh Roenicke (Nevada Union, ’01); UCLA – Roenicke, a senior, had a busy week, starting with a relief appearance on the mound Tuesday against the University of California, Riverside. He gave up one run on one hit with one strikeout, while pitching 2/3 of an inning.

In Saturday’s double header against the University of Pacific, he pitched one inning of relief in a 5-2 win and played center field in the second game, registering one put out. Roenicke started in center field in Sunday’s 3-0 loss to Pacific, going 1-for-3 with three putouts.

Anthony Welz (Bear River, ’05); Butte Community College – Welz pitched in all three of Butte’s games this weekend. He was credited with two saves (he now has three this season).

On Saturday he pitched a scoreless eighth inning in a Butte 8-2 win. In the second game he pitched a 1-2-3 ninth to close out a 7-5 win. Sunday he pitched the final 1 1/3 innings facing four batters in a 5-3 Butte win. Welz gave up no hits, no runs and struck out three for the weekend.


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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