Alumni Notebook: Masch runs down two sacks for Warriors |

Alumni Notebook: Masch runs down two sacks for Warriors

Zach Masch, a 2007 Nevada Union graduate, had his best game yet for the University of Hawaii football team in the Warriors’ 45-7 win Saturday over Utah State.

Masch had three tackles, including one solo, in the win. He also had two sacks, one for a three-yard loss and one for a five-yard loss.

Hawaii has bolstered its record to 6-2 overall and 4-0 in conference play and appears on the cusp of breaking into the Associated Press Top 25.

Taylor Dever (Nevada Union, ’07); University of Notre Dame – Dever came off the bench for the Fighting Irish (4-4) in Saturday’s 35-17 loss to Navy. He had started all games this year on the offensive line until a hamstring injury sidelined him for the Oct. 9 game against the University of Pittsburgh.

Notre Dame quarterback Dayne Crist completed 19 of 31 passes for 178 yards but threw two interceptions. As a team, the Fighting Irish rushed for 106 yards.

Steele Jantz (Nevada Union ’08); City College of San Francisco – A one-yard quarterback sneak by Jantz with 2:55 left in the third quarter was the deciding factor in City College’s 21-17 win over Laney College Friday night, according to staff and wire reports in the San Francisco Chronicle.

City College of SF hosts College of San Mateo next Saturday.

Trendon Amuzie (Nevada Union ’09); Greenville College (Illinois) – Statistics for Saturday’s 30-21 win over Westminster were not available but Amuzie started on the offensive line in Greenville’s 50-7 win over MacMurray on Oct. 16.

The Greenville offense mustered 390 rushing yards and 52 passing yards in the Oct. 16 game.

Conor Maloney (Nevada Union ’10); Catholic University of America (D.C.) – Maloney was successful in two field-goal attempts in Catholic University’s 33-31 defeat of Emory and Henry University.

The first field goal was from 23 yards out and the second one was from 43 yards.

Maloney had six kickoffs, averaging 49 yards per kick. He had one point-after attempt blocked.


Kyle Virva (Nevada Union, ’07); University of Nevada, Las Vegas – Last week, Virva was named the Counsilmen-Hunsaker National Swimmer of the Week after leading the UNLV men’s swimming and diving team to a upset win over Arizona on Oct. 16, according to the UNLV website.

Virva won a pair of individual events over the two Arizona schools, and he also swam on the 400 free relay squad that currently owns the fastest time in the nation of 3 minutes, 0.44 seconds according to the website. His individual wins came in the 100 free and the 200 free.

Virva’s time, 1 minute, 39.84 seconds, in the 200 free ranks 10th in the nation currently, according to the site.


Kylie Miraldi (Nevada Union, ’08); San Jose State – Miraldi had only one hitting error in 20 attempts in Saturday’s four match loss to Fresno State. She hit .450 in the games with 10 kills.

Taylor Japhet (Nevada Union, ’09); San Jose State – Japhet had 10 kills on 32 attempts and just three errors in Saturday’s loss to Fresno State.


Christian Grapel (Nevada Union, ’10); Stevens Institute of Technology – Grapel notched an assist in helping his team to a 3-0 win Saturday over Alfred University.

He made a flip throw-in from the right side nearly 35 yards away from the goal line and the ball bounced in the box. Then, sophomore Victor Daza outleaped the defender to lead the ball past Alfred University’s goalkeeper.

Stevens Institute is now 10-1-3 overall and 5-0-1 in the Empire 8 Conference.

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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