Here’s a look at how some athletes with local ties fared recently at the college and professional levels:
Erik Flores (Nevada Union, ’05); University of California, Los Angeles – By finishing seventh at the NCAA East Regionals at Lake Nona Golf and Country Club in Orlando, Fla., the UCLA golf team qualified to play in the NCAA Championships May 31-June 3 at Sunriver, Ore. The Bruins shot a team total of 878 with Wake Forest taking home the East Regional Championship with a score of 864. Flores tied for 18th individually with a three-round total of 219 (+3).
Chad Bartlomé (Nevada Union, ’01); Portland Timbers of the United Soccer League – Bartlomé started in a 1-0 loss against the Rochester Raging Rhinos. The Timbers beat the Toronto Lynx 2-1 Sunday.
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Chad McCammon (Nevada Union, ’05); Sacramento City College – The freshman pole vaulter finished second May 13 at the NorCal Finals at Sacramento City College after clearing 15-feet, 9-inches. He is ranked fifth in the state at the junior college level.
Gary Daley (Nevada Union, ’03); Cal-Poly, San Luis Obispo – The junior right-hander pitched only the second complete game of the season for his team in a 2-1 loss to No. 2 California State, Fullerton. Daley gave up three runs on eight hits and tied a career high in strikeouts with nine.
Justin Deme (Nevada Union, ’03); California State, Sacramento – Deme took a loss on the mound after giving up two runs on six hits with one strikeout in 5 2/3 innings of work. The Hornets fell to Fresno State 10-7.
Bryan Hart (Bear River, ’03); Solano Community College – The sophomore pitcher was named first-team all-Bay Valley Conference, making 17 appearances on the mound this season. He started 14 games, pitched 86 innings and finished with an 8-4 overall record with a 3.77 ERA and 55 strikeouts. This was the first time in 21 years Solano made a playoff appearance.
Josh Roenicke (Nevada Union, ’01); University of California, Los Angeles – Roenicke earned his second win on the mound this season, after pitching a scoreless ninth inning and striking out two in an 8-7 win against Stanford. He was 0-for-3 at the plate during the win. In the Bruins’ two other games against the Cardinal, he was a combined 2-for-8 with two runs and a double. In an 8-4 win against the University of California, Irvine, Roenicke was 0-for-4 with a run and a walk.
Sean Allstot and Braidy Halverson (Bear River, ’01); Cal-Poly, San Luis Obispo – Allstot and Halverson have been invited to participate in the World University Games for Beach Volleyball in Cyprus after a second-place finish in a recent qualifying tournament in Los Angeles.
The United States will send two men and two women teams of college students to compete against 26 other countries. The four-day event will begin June 14. The two will also be participating in California Beach Volleyball Association events most every weekend and will be trying to qualify for the AVP Tour this summer.
Allstot graduated last year from Cal-Poly with a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology and is completing his teaching credential this year. Halverson will graduate in June with a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry and plans on getting his teaching credential next year.
Have we missed anyone? If you know of a college/professional athlete with local ties, please contact Stacy Hicklin via e-mail at email@example.com or by phone at 477-4244.
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