Alumni notebook: NU grad shines for UCLA |

Alumni notebook: NU grad shines for UCLA

Here’s a look at how some athletes with local ties fared recently at the college level:


Erik Flores (Nevada Union, ’05); University of California, Los Angeles – Flores helped lead the Bruins to a second-place finish at the NCAA West Regional Tournament in Arizona. UCLA fell to South Carolina by just two strokes after Saturday’s finals. Flores had a 9-under par performance in the three-day tournament. Thursday Flores carded an 8-under 64, followed by Friday’s 69. Saturday he had one bad hole (a triple-bogey) and finished 2-over. He entered Saturday’s action tied for third, just one stroke off the lead.

“I’ve been hitting it really well, and I’ve made my share of putts,” said Flores according to the UCLA Web site.

Ryan Ursiny (Bear River, ’05); Sierra Community College – Ursiny shot a 155 to help Sierra College to a sixth-place finish at the State Community College Championships at Merced Golf and Country Club. Sierra tied with Cabrillo with 761 team scores behind winner Saddleback with 716.


Tyler French (Bear River, ’06); Sierra Community College – Sierra is competing in the junior college State Baseball Tournament Super Regional. French took the mound and threw 140 pitches in eight innings because the Sierra pitching staff was depleted. He allowed six runs (three earned) and struck out five in the 9-6 win. The Wolverines now move on to the Elite Eight of the state tournament.

Gary Daley (Nevada Union, ’03); Palm Beach Cardinals (St. Louis Cardinals) – Daley struggled to his second loss of the year Wednesday during a 5-2 loss to St. Lucie. Daley gave up eight hits and five runs (three earned) in 4.2 innings pitched. He walked four and struck out four. His ERA is now 4.09 for the season.

Josh Roenicke (Nevada Union, ’01); (Sarasota Reds) – Roenicke struggled slightly this week. He pitched one inning Wednesday in a 7-4 loss to Lakeland giving up one earned run on two hits, no walks and a strikeout. He returned to the mound Friday for his 13th save of the season in a 4-3 win over Clearwater. He pitched one inning with no hits, runs, walks or strikeouts. Saturday, Roenicke was tagged with his first blown save of the season when he gave up three runs on three hits and two walks in one inning. However, Sarasota came back to win the game in the 10th and Roenicke was awarded the win. His season ERA is now 4.26.


Andrew Primrose (Nevada Union, ’06); The University of Washington – Primrose competed in the Beat the Bridge 8k race on Sunday, clocking a 26:25, a personal best for Primrose at that distance. It was good enough for a 14th overall finish. Last weekend, Primrose took first in the PNTF Track and Field Championships 10k race. The PNTF is a group of colleges from around the Pacific Northwest that compete.


Candice Wermes (Bear River, ’05); Sierra College – Sierra beat San Mateo College in the second round of the playoffs last weekend, 4-3 in eight innings and 8-0 in six. The wins advanced the Wolverines to this weekend’s state championships, but results were not available at press time.

Have we missed anyone? If you know of a college/professional athlete with local ties, please contact Ross Maak via e-mail at or by phone at 477-4244.

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