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

TRACK & FIELD

Chelsea Haverty (Bear River, ’04); University of Colorado – The sophomore took third in the long jump with a leap of 17-feet, 2-inches at the Ris Westen/Air Force Twilight Invitational. She also finished fourth in the triple jump going 35-6.



Emma Heck (Nevada Union, ’05); California State, Chico – Heck competed in the three events at the California Collegiate Athletic Association Track and Field Championships at the University of San Diego. She finished 12th in the shot put with a throw of 30-9 and 10th in the hammer throw with a heave of 115-1. She registered a foul in the discus.

Jefferson Heidelberger (Nevada Union, ’01); University of Montana – The senior sprinter won the 400 meter dash at the Tom Gage Classic with a time of 48.40 seconds.




Greg Morgan (Nevada Union, ’05); California State, Chico – Morgan finished ninth in the high jump at the CCAA Track and Field Championships, clearing 5-11 1/4.

SOFTBALL

Michelle Mathis (Bear River, ’03); St. Mary’s (Calif.) – St. Mary’s played four against Santa Clara during the weekend, losing all four games. Mathis went a combined 0-for-10 during the series.

BASEBALL

Chris Brown (Nevada Union, ’03); Solano Community College – Brown, a catcher, totaled a walk and a run in a 13-4 win against Yuba Community College. He also went 3-for-6 with an RBI and two runs in a 19-16 win against Napa. During a 9-5 loss to Los Medanos, Brown went 0-for-3, but picked off a runner at first and threw one out at second.

Gary Daley (Nevada Union, ’03); Cal Poly San Luis Obispo – The junior pitcher suffered a loss on the mound in a 7-0 defeat at the hands of Long Beach State. Daley gave up six runs on nine hits with five strikeouts in 3 2/3 innings of work. His season record on the mound is now 5-7.

Jason Gillard (Nevada Union, ’02); California State, Chico – Gillard, a junior pitcher, suffered his first loss of the season after Chico fell to California State, Stanislaus 7-6. Gillard gave up one run after issuing a bases-loaded walk. He faced just one batter.

Mike Weiss (Forest Lake Christian, ’05); The Master’s College – The freshman pitcher threw a complete game shutout against Westmont in the Master’s College 8-0 win against Westmont. Weiss, who has a 4-5 record on the mound, gave up eight hits with six strikeouts.

Josh Roenicke (Nevada Union, ’01); University of California, Los Angeles – Roenicke went 1-for-5 with four putouts and one assist in the Bruins’ only game of the week, a 9-4 win against the University of California, Riverside. The game was the resumption of a suspended game from March 28.

Anthony Welz (Bear River, ’05); Butte Community College – Welz pitched the final three innings in Butte’s 8-0 win against Lassen in the Roadrunners’ final regular season contest. He allowing one hit and struck out two. Welz finished the regular season with 10 saves, a 5-1 record, and a 1.02 ERA.

According to Spinco Statistic, he led the state community colleges with the lowest ERA as well as the fewest hits allowed per nine innings with 4.8. Butte finished the regular season as the Golden Valley Conference Champions with a 19-6. The Roadrunners will host a playoff series next weekend.

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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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