Alumni Notebook: Grimes helps Wolf Pack crush Rams |

Alumni Notebook: Grimes helps Wolf Pack crush Rams

Kevin Grimes, a 2006 Bear River graduate, tallied three tackles in University of Nevada’s 51-6 flattening of Colorado State University Saturday.

One of those tackles was solo. Grimes is a fifth-year senior.

The Wildcats defense held the Rams to 78 yards rushing and 194 yards passing.

Eric Niederberger, a 2010 Nevada Union graduate playing football for the Rams, didn’t play in the game against Nevada. He has said he expects to learn from Ricky Brewer, a fifth year senior, who will be starting ahead of him on the defensive line this season.

Taylor Dever (Nevada Union, ’07); University of Notre Dame – Dever started at offensive right tackle for the Fighting Irish in the team’s 28-24 loss to Michigan Saturday.

Notre Dame offense tallied 381 passing yards and 154 rushing yards.

Cole Stanford (Nevada Union ’08); Cal Poly – Stanford had one tackle in Cal Poly’s 35-33 upset victory Saturday over University of Montana.

The shootout win could dislodge the University of Montana from its No. 1 ranking in college football’s second tier of play.

Spencer Havner (Nevada Union, ’01); Detroit Lions – Havner had one sack on defense in the Lions’ 19-14 loss to the Chicago Bears Sunday.

Havner played tight end, linebacker and special teams for the Packers last year. The Lions picked him up after the Green Bay Packers cut him last Sunday, reportedly hoping to capitalize on his versatility.


Josh Roenicke (Nevada Union, ’01); Toronto Blue Jays – Roenicke yielded a couple runs in outings this past week but managed to slightly lower his ERA at the big league level to 4.58.

It appears he could be used similarly to how he was with the Las Vegas 51s when he got significant work in middle relief.

In Roenicke’s Friday appearance, he gave up a solo home run (his only run) and struck out two in three innings.

Robby Alcombrack (Bear River, ’06); Chico Outlaws – Alcombrack was 2-for-4 with a double and four RBI in Saturday’s Outlaws’ 13-6 playoff win over the Calgary Vipers.

The win puts the Outlaws in the independent Golden Baseball League’s championship series.

Chico either will play Maui Na Koa Ikaika Warriors or the Orange County Flyers for the championship.

Pete Ruiz (Nevada Union, ’05); Greenville Drive – Ruiz is listed on the Drive’s seven-day disabled list while the Single-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox is battling for the South Atlantic League championship.

The Drive hosts the Lakewood Blue Claws beginning at 7 p.m. tonight in a best of five championship series.

Matt Miraldi (Bear River, ’06); Gateway Grizzlies – Miraldi concluded his season last Sunday going 0-for-1 against the Southern Illinois Miners.

He batted .224 with 13 hits and three RBI in 58 at bats on the season.

The Grizzlies are part of the independent Frontier League.

Jason Roenicke (Nevada Union, ’04); Evansville Otters – Roenicke pitched one shutout inning last Sunday in the Evansville Otters 5-4 loss to the River City Rascals.

He finished his season in the independent Frontier League with a 3-3 record and 4.76 ERA in 29 games.

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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