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

MEN’S BASKETBALL

Jon Sheets (Nevada Union, ’03); University of Maine – Sheets and his team posted two wins this past week, beating UMBC 69-66 and Stony Brook 87-75. Against UMBC, Sheets tallied six points, six assists and three rebounds in 32 minutes. He also scored 11 points, on 3-of-4 shooting from behind the arc, with two assists in 27 minutes.



Kelib Thompson (Nevada Union, ’02); California State, Chico – Thompson played two minutes, totaling one rebound and one point, in Chico’s 92-82 loss to Sonoma State.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL




Nicole Scott (Bear River, ’03); California State, East Bay (Hayward) – The Pioneers fell to Menlo College 50-48 in the third round of the Cal Pac Conference Basketball Tournament. Scott played 32 minutes, totaling four points, four rebounds, one steal and one block. In a 69-57 win against Bethany, she scored eight points and grabbed nine rebounds in 16 minutes.

TENNIS

Jessica Miller (Nevada Union, ’05); Sierra Community College – The freshman tennis player won her match Feb. 16 against Sacramento City 6-1, 6-0.

GYMNASTICS

Mei Ling Clark (Nevada Union, ’02); University of California, Davis – The senior gymnast scored a 9.600 on the uneven bars in a dual against San Jose State. The Aggies lost the dual by nearly five points.

Julia Richards (Nevada Union, ’03); University of California, Davis – Richards competed in three events at the dual against San Jose State, scoring a 9.700 on the vault, 9.550 beam and a 9.450 on the floor exercise.

TRACK & FIELD

Jefferson Heidelberger (Nevada Union, ’01); University of Montana – At the Big Sky Indoor Champions, Heidelberger finished 10th in the 200 meter dash in 22.15 and 12th in the 400 meter dash in 49.66.

Chad McCammon (Nevada Union, ’05); Sacramento City College – The freshman pole vaulter has taken first place in the pole vault in his first two meets of the season. He cleared 14 feet even to finish first in a NorCal Rotational meet Feb. 18 and then 13-feet, 6-inches Saturday in another NorCal Rotational Meet.

Matt Tyrrell (Bear River, ’01) Idaho State – The senior distance runner was a member of the first-place medley team, taking 10:31.55 to finish the race. Individually, he was third in the mile with a time of 4:24.15 and ninth in the 3000 meter race in 8:54.48.

SOFTBALL

Michelle Mathis (Bear River, ’03); St. Mary’s (Calif.) – Mathis, a third baseman, went 2-for-3 with an RBI in the first game of a doubleheader Saturday against Humboldt State. St. Mary’s lost both games 3-2 and 2-0. In the second game, she went 0-for-3, with one putout and six assists.

BASEBALL

Gary Daley (Nevada Union, ’03); Cal-Poly, San Luis Obispo – The junior pitcher suffered his second loss of the season after giving up eight runs on nine hits in 1 2/3 innings to Santa Clara. Cal Poly lost by a final of 15-9.

Justin Deme (Nevada Union, ’03); Sacramento State – Deme started against North Dakota State, giving up four runs on four hits in seven innings. Deme did not get the win, but the Hornets did beat North Dakota State 7-5.

Kevin Holt (Forest Lake Christian, ’01); The Master’s College (Santa Clarita, Calif) – The senior pitcher earned his first win of the season as his team beat Bethany College 11-5. Holt gave up two runs on three hits with three strikeouts in four innings of work.

Josh Roenicke (Nevada Union, ’01); UCLA – Roenicke started in center field in three games, coming in to pitch in two of those games, while also batting as a designated hitter in an exhibition game against Waseda University (Japan).

In a 2-0 win against Pepperdine, Roenicke went 0-for-3 while pitching two innings and giving up just one hit with three strikeouts. Against California State, Fullerton, he went 1-for-3 with two putouts in a 3-1 loss. And he went 1-for-4 in the second game against Fullerton with an RBI, while also giving up one run on two hits in one inning on the mound.

Mike Weiss (Forest Lake Christian, ’05); The Master’s College – Weiss had a busy week, coming in as a reliever in three games. In a 4-3 win in 11 innings against Bethany College, he pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up two runs on two hits. He also took the mound for one inning in a 11-5 win against Bethany, giving up one hit while striking out one. Weiss finished the week pitching two innings in a 6-3 win against Vanguard in which he gave up no runs.

Anthony Welz (Bear River, ’05); Butte Community College- Welz pitched in both of Butte’s wins in a three-game series with Napa. He pitched a scoreless ninth inning in a 5-3 win on Friday, earning his fourth save of the year. He pitched a 1-2-3 ninth Saturday in Butte’s 6-0 win. Butte is now 8-7 on the year, with Welz owning a 1-1 record.

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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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