Alumni Notebook: Open season
Kevin Grimes (Bear River, ’06); The University of Nevada-Reno – In his first game, Grimes showed off all the hard work he had put in during the offseason.
The junior defensive back for the Wolf Pack recorded three tackles in a reserve role and snatched an interception as his team beat Grambling State 49-13.
James Brindley (Nevada Union, ’06); Utah State – The Aggies’ safety was second on the team in tackles for their season opener, a 27-17 loss to UNLV.
Brindley had 10 total tackles including four solo. He also was in on one tackle for a loss.
Brennan McFadden (Nevada Union, ’05); Utah State – Starting at right guard for the Aggies, McFadden helped Utah State net 130 yards rushing against UNLV in a 27-17 loss. In pass protection, his team gave up no sacks.
Chris Ulinski (Nevada Union, ’06); Utah State – Ulinski booted three kickoffs for 215 yards and a 71.1 kickoff average. His team lost 27-17 to UNLV.
Spencer Havner (Nevada Union, ’01); Green Bay Packers – The Green Bay Packers released linebacker Spencer Havner on Saturday.
Josh Roenicke (Nevada Union, ’01); Louisville Bats – In two appearances last week, Roenicke pitched a total of 3 1/3 innings, striking out six batters while giving up two hits and no runs.
Roenicke is pitching with a 2.61 ERA this season with three saves and 43 strikeouts as a reliever.
Peter Ruiz (Nevada Union, ’05); Gulf Coast League Red Sox – Ruiz earned his second win of the season last week, pitching in only two innings of relief work.
Ruiz struck out two batters and walked one.
This season, Ruiz has a 5.09 ERA. He’s 2-1 in nine appearances and three starts with 15 strikeouts.
Gary Daley (Nevada Union, ’03); Gulf Coast League Cardinals (St. Louis Cardinals) – Daley pitched in two games this past week, losing in one.
Daley is 0-5 on the year in the Gulf Coast League in 17 appearances and 11 starts.
Robby Alcombrack (Bear River, ’06); Mahoning Valley Scrappers – Alcombrack batted 5-for-25 over the last week, scoring a couple of runs as well.
Alcombrack is hitting .247 on the year and has one home run and 13 RBIs.
Have we missed anyone? If you know of a college/professional athlete with local ties, please contact Brian Hamilton via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 477-4240.
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