Alumni notebook |

Alumni notebook

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


Erik Flores (Nevada Union, ’05); UCLA – The freshman tied for third on the individual leaderboard with a 54-hole total of 213 at the Administaff Augusta State Invitational in Evans, Ga. Flores shot even-par 72 in the first round, followed by a 3-under 69 and 72. He was the top player for No. 5 Bruins, who finished fifth as a team.

Ryan Ursiny (Bear River, ’05); Sierra College – The freshman shot 74 to finish third in a Big 7 tournament held at Silverado Country Club in Napa on March 23 and shot 77 to finish fourth on the team March 28 at Rio LaPaz in Sacramento.


Doug Black (Nevada Union, ’02); Haverford University – Will play in the national small college volleyball tournament April 13-15 in Salt Lake City.

Tyler Madden (Nevada Union, ’01); Max McDaniel (Nevada Union, ’05); University of California, Santa Cruz – The Slugs have been selected to play in the Molten Division III Men’s Championship, which will be hosted by Stevens Institute of Technology this Friday and Saturday in Hoboken, N.J.


Zach Violett (Nevada Union, ’99); Violett wrapped up his season with a 10th-place finish at the 50K national classic championship March 26 in Fort Kent, Maine.


Steven Conrad (Nevada Union, ’04); University of California, Berkeley – The freshman finished fifth with 5,211 points in the decathlon last Wednesday and Thursday at the California Multi-Events in Berkeley. Conrad was tied for first after the first day with 3,469 points – in which he went 11.63 in the 100, 21-23Ú4 in the long jump and 49.38 in the 400 – but dropped to fifth after he didn’t finish the 110 high hurdles and the 1,500.

Jessica Lorson (Nevada Union, ’03); University of California, Davis – The junior placed sixth in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 1:04.52 at the Cal-Nevada Championships hosted by Fresno State.

Greg Morgan (Nevada Union, ’05); California State, Chico – The freshman high jumper placed ninth with a 6-43Ú4 clearance at the Cal-Nevada Championships. He went 6-foot-3 to take second place March 11 at the Wildcat Relays at Chico.


Christina Guerland (Bear River, ’03); Yale – The junior second baseman was 0-for-1, but her sacrifice fly to center field in the seventh inning drove home the go-ahead run for Yale (20-10) in its 4-3 win Saturday against Sacred Heart in the first game of a doubleheader. She also walked and scored in the fifth. Guerland hit 1-for-3 with a two-run double in the fourth inning in Yale’s 6-5 loss in Game 2.

Michelle Mathis (Bear River, ’03); St. Mary’s (Calif.) – The junior infielder hit 1-for-4 with one RBI for in a 6-3 loss Saturday against Nevada during the Nevada Tournament at Idlewild Park in Reno. Mathis delivered an RBI single and stole second base in the first inning.

Amanda Poteet (Nevada Union, ’04); MIT -The sophomore center fielder hit 2-for-4 with a double Sunday to help the Engineers defeat Smith College, 4-1.


Gary Daley (Nevada Union, ’03); Cal-Poly, San Luis Obispo – The 6-foot, 3-inch, 180-pound junior right-hander threw six scoreless innings in an 8-2 Big West Conference victory Sunday against Pacific in San Luis Obispo. Daley (4-4) allowed five hits, walked none and only allowed one base runner to get as far as third base.

Justin Deme (Nevada Union, ’03); California State, Sacramento – The 6-foot, 2-inch, 220-pound sophomore pitcher threw 2.1 scoreless innings in middle relief to earn credit for the Hornets’ 7-5 win against Nevada in the second game of a doubleheader Saturday in Sacramento. Deme (2-4) allowed two hits and one walk to go with three strikeouts before he gave way to Billy Sinacori in the seventh. Sinacori shutout Nevada over the final three innings to close out the win. Deme caught Nevada slugger Shawn Scobee (Rio Linda High grad) looking at a 3-2 pitch for a strikeout to open the fifth inning. In the sixth, he retired another Nevada standout, Matt Bowman, on a fly ball to left to end the inning with two runners aboard.

Bryan Hart (Bear River, ’03); Solano Community College – Hart earned his fourth win on the mound March 26 in a 5-1 win against Mendocino College, giving up one run on five hits with five strikeouts in seven innings.

Kevin Holt (Forest Lake Christian, ’01); The Master’s College (Santa Clarita, Calif) – The senior pitcher allowed four runs over six innings as he absorbed a 6-1 loss Saturday against Point Loma Nazarene. Holt is 2-5 on the season.

Mike Weiss (Forest Lake Christian, ’05); The Master’s College – The freshman pitcher allowed four runs on five hits over threee innings in a 6-1 loss Thursday against Azusa Pacific.

Josh Roenicke (Nevada Union, ’01); University of California, Los Angeles – The junior outfielder hit his first career home run Saturday for the Bruins, a solo shot in the seventh inning. The Bruins won 3-2 in 11 innings and Roenicke finished 1-for-4. He also went 1-for-3 with one RBI on a sacrifice fly in UCLA’s 4-1 loss Sunday against Washington in Seattle.

Anthony Welz (Bear River, ’05); Butte Community College – Welz pitched in all three of Butte’s games two weeks ago. On March 22, in Butte’s 9-5 win over Shasta, he pitched the final two innings of the game, giving up zero runs and no hits and striking out one. On March 26, he pitched a no-run, no-hit ninth inning in Butte’s 16-9 win over College of the Redwoods. In the second game of the double header, Butte rallied for five runs in the bottom of the ninth inning and Welz earned his third win of the year, giving up one hit and no runs in two innings. Welz is now 3-1 with six saves and a 1.33 ERA for 2006. Butte moved to 8-0 in conference and 16-7 overall.

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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