ALUMNI NOTEBOOK: Logan Lowe makes instant impact at college level |

ALUMNI NOTEBOOK: Logan Lowe makes instant impact at college level

Logan Lowe, a 2014 Nevada Union graduate, wasted little time making his presence known at the collegiate level.

Lowe, a two-time Sierra Foothill League MVP golfer now attending and playing for George Washington University, was named the Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week after setting a program record in his collegiate debut.

Lowe closed with a 5-under 66 to equal the lowest 18-hole score in George Washington golf history and paced the Colonials with a top-20 showing at the season-opening Rutgers Invitational. He finished in a four-way tie for 15th place among 84 golfers with a three-round 3-over 216 (77-73-76), improving 23 spots from round two to round three. He recorded six birdies in the final round and finished the tournament with a team-best nine.


Dillon Huffman (Bear River ’12; Humboldt State University) and the Lumberjacks are 3-0 to start the 2015 season after clobbering Dixie State, 66-7, Saturday.

Huffman, a senior defensive tackle, made two solo tackles and hurried the quarterback four times in the win.

Tanner Vallejo (Nevada Union ‘13; Boise State) and the Broncos (2-1) rebounded nicely from a stunning loss to BYU a week ago by trouncing Idaho State, 52-0, Saturday.

Vallejo, a junior linebacker, made three tackles in the game. Vallejo and the Bronco defense held Idaho State to just 36 rushing yards in the game.

Kyle Cota (Nevada Union ‘13; Sierra College) and the Wolverines are still in search of their first win of the season after falling to Laney College, 45-28, Saturday.

Cota, a sophomore quarterback, completed 24-of-35 passes for 286 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions.

Sierra (0-3) had led 14-7 after one quarter of play, but Laney was able to force five total turnovers in the game and outscored the Wolverines 38-14 in the final three quarters.

Sierra college sophomore linebacker Hank Humphers (Nevada Union ‘13) wrapped up six tackles (two solo) in the game, and defensive back Gabe Humphers (Nevada Union ‘12) made three solo tackles.

Braaten Sill (Nevada Union ‘13; Butte College) and the Roadrunners dropped to 0-3 after losing to San Mateo, 56-27, Saturday.

Sill, a sophomore kicker and punter, was 3-for-4 on extra points, and booted six punts for an average of 43.3 yards per kick with a long of 53.

Josh Cena (Nevada Union ‘11; Lewis and Clark College) and the Pioneers are now 0-2 after falling to Pomona-Pitzer, 20-14, Saturday.

Cena, a senior defensive back, made nine tackles (six solo) in the loss.


Madison Heppe (Nevada Union ‘12; Swarthmore College) and the Garnet went 4-0 at the Neumann Knights Invitational over the weekend to claim the tourney title.

Heppe, a senior defensive specialist, tallied 6 aces and totaled 29 digs in the tourney.

Swarthmore is now 10-3 on the season and has won nine straight matches.

Morgan Koch (Forest Lake Christian ‘14; Masters College) and the Mustangs won both their Golden State Athletic Conference matches last week, topping Arizona Christian University and San Diego Christian College.

Koch, a sophomore outside hitter, tallied 13 kills across the two matches.

Masters College has won seven straight matches and is 11-5 overall.

Leila Whaley (Nevada Union ‘12; Bethany College) and the Swedes dropped a pair of matches last week, falling to Southwestern College and Kansas Wesleyan.

Whaley, a junior setter/opposite hitter, scored 19 kills and added 32 assists in the two matches.

Bethany College is 4-10 overall this season.

Amanda Roberts (Nevada Union ‘14; Cal Lutheran) and the Regals went 3-1 at the Emory National Invitational.

Roberts, a freshmen outside hitter, scored 22 kills and tallied 19 digs in the tourney.

Cal Lutheran is now 11-2 overall.

Teryn Rath (Bear River ‘13; McDaniel College) and the Green Terror lost a pair of matches at the Blue Jay Tournament over the weekend.

Rath, a sophomore outside hitter, recorded seven kills across the two matches.

The Green Terror is 7-4 this season.

Have we missed anyone? If you know of a college or professional athlete with local ties, email or call 530-477-4232.

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