Alumni Notebook: Biersdorff leads way for improbable golf win |

Alumni Notebook: Biersdorff leads way for improbable golf win

Spencer Biersdorff, a 2008 Nevada Union graduate, led the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs to a seemingly improbable golf tournament win over 17 NCAA Division 1 schools last week.

Biersdorff shot a Mountain Lions’ best two under par 70 last Monday at the Gene Miranda Falcon Invitational at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado.

In winning the invitational, the Mountain Lions knocked off No. 16 San Diego and No. 19 UNLV, according to the Mountain Lions website. They also downed Colorado, Colorado State, Denver, Air Force and Northern Colorado.

University of Colorado, Colorado Springs was the only team to finish under par at three under 861 for the entire tournament.


Kevin Grimes (Bear River ’06); University of Nevada, Reno – Grimes had 6 tackles, five solo in the Wildcats’ 27-13 win over the Brigham Young Cougars on Saturday.

The win catapulted the University of Nevada, Reno into both the Associated Press Top 25 and the USA Today Coaches’ Top 25. The team is No. 25 in both polls.

This marks the first time since 1948 that the Wildcats have been ranked in the AP poll, according to the Associated Press.

Zach Vallejo (Nevada Union ’09); Yuba College – Vallejo had 11 tackles, three solo in a 31-23 loss Saturday to Sacramento City College.

Taylor Dever (Nevada Union, ’07); University of Notre Dame – Dever started at offensive right tackle for the Fighting Irish in the team’s 37-14 loss to Stanford.

Notre Dame quarterback Dayne Crist was 25-for-44, throwing for 304 yards in the game, but the Fighting Irish never got its ground game going. It only mustered 44 yards.

Conor Maloney (Nevada Union ’10); Catholic University of America (D.C.) – Maloney was successful in all four of his point after-attempts in his team’s 41-31 loss Saturday to Albright College.

He also made a 23-yard field goal attempt and had a 44-yard field goal attempt fall short and returned.

Maloney averaged 37 yards on six punts.

Zach Masch (Nevada Union, ’07); University of Hawaii – Masch saw some game action in Saturday’s lopsided 66-7 win over Charleston Southern, but he didn’t rack up tackles on the defensive line.

Cole Stanford (Nevada Union ’08); Cal Poly – Stanford got into Saturday’s 40-14 win but didn’t tally any tackles.

Spencer Havner (Nevada Union, ’01); Detroit Lions – Havner had one solo tackle in Sunday’s 24-10 Lions’ loss to the Minnesota Vikings.


Josh Roenicke (Nevada Union, ’01); Toronto Blue Jays – Roenicke pitched a scoreless inning in Saturday’s 5-4 Blue Jays’ win in 11 innings.

Saturday’s appearance was Roenicke’s only outing of the week. He struck out one in the game.

Roenicke is now 1-0 with a 5.79 ERA in 14 games for Toronto. He’s struck out 18 in 18 2/3 innings.

Have we missed anyone? If you know of a college/professional athlete with local ties, please contact Brian Hamilton via e-mail at or by phone at 477-4240.

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