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

SOFTBALL

Stephanie Johansen (Nevada Union, ’01); Rutgers University (N.J.) – The junior infielder went 2-4 with two RBI in a win over Eastern Michigan University Feb. 22.



Michelle Mathis (Bear River, ’03); St. Mary’s College (Moraga) – The freshman infielder went 1-3, with a RBI and scored two runs in a 7-0 win over UC-Davis Saturday.

Lindsey Roark (BR, ’00); University of California-Davis – The senior shortstop went 0-2 and had a putout and an assist in a 7-0 loss to St. Mary’s College (Moraga) Saturday.




BASEBALL

Gary Daley (NU, ’03); California State Polytechnic University-San Luis Obispo –

The freshman pitcher gave up a run on two hits, struck out one and walked one in a 10-3 win over Santa Clara Friday.

Justin Deme’ (NU, ’03); CSU-Sacramento – The freshman pitcher allowed no runs and struck out one in two-thirds of an inning in a 10-3 win over Oregon State University (Corvalis) Saturday.

Kevin Holt (Forest Lake Christian, ’01)); The Master’s College (Santa Clarita); The junior pitcher allowed four runs on four hits, walked two and struck out none in four and two-thirds work in a 14-8 loss to Asuza Pacific University Tuesday.

Holt (0-2) took the loss.

BASKETBALL

Men’s

Jon Sheets (NU, ’03); Yuba College (Marysville) – The freshman point guard poured in 19 points, including five 3-pointers, as Yuba defeated Santa Rosa Junior College in the NorCal junior college playoffs Friday.

Tony Parilo (NU, ’02); American River College (Sacramento) – The freshman forward finished with five points in ARC’s 86-69 win over San Jose City College in the NorCal junior playoffs Friday.

Women’s

Tami Swanson-Cades (Nevada Union, ’99); California State Polytechnic University-Pomona – The senior guard had seven points, five rebounds, three assists and two steals in an 85-65 win over CSU-Chico Saturday.

Briana Thomas (Bear River, ’02); The Air Force Academy (Colorado Springs, Colo.) – The sophomore forward totaled seven points, seven rebounds and a pair of assists in an 85-48 loss to UNLV Saturday.

Nicole Scott (BR, ’03); Sierra College (Rocklin) – The freshman forward finished with five points as Sierra topped San Francisco City College 67-48 in the NorCal junior college playoffs Friday.

Kassidy Johnson (NU, ’99); CSU-Chico – The senior guard tallied three points, a rebound and an assist in an 85-65 loss to Cal Poly-Pomona Saturday.

GYMNASTICS

Tiffany Chan (NU, ’01), Julia Richards (NU, ’03); University of California-Davis – Chan, a junior, took fourth in the vault (9.7) and turned in a team-best score of 9.725 in the floor exercise as the Aggies took third behind host CSU-Fullerton and Seattle Pacific University Friday.

Richards, a freshman, had a 9.6 in the vault and a 9.750 in the floor exercise.

SKIIING

Zach Violett (NU, ’99); University of Alaska-Anchorage – The junior nordic skiier posted a time of 54 minutes, 22.5 seconds to take 12th in the men’s nordic 15K at the NCAA West Regional championships in Crested Butte, Colo Saturday.

Alaska-Anchorage took fourth in the team competition.

TRACK & FIELD

Paul Litchfield (BR, ’99); Idaho State University (Pocatello) – The senior pole vaulter won his fourth Big Sky Conference pole vault title with a height of 17-1 at the conference’s indoor championships Saturday.

Alexis Horlick (NU, ’00); Westmont College (Santa Barbara) – The senior multi-event athlete

took sixth in the long jump (14 feet, 9-3/4 inches) and seventh on both the discus (90-04) and shot put (29,11-1/2) in a triangular meet with UC-Santa Barbara and Claremont College Feb. 21.

Sarah Prout (NU, ’03); University of Nevada-Reno – The freshman hurdler/multi-event athlete took fifth in the indoor pentathlon (3,502 points) at the Western Athletic Conference’s Indoor Track and Field Championships Saturday.

VOLLEYBALL

Kevin Keyser (NU, ’00); University of California-San Diego – The senior middle hitter had six blocks, six kills and a pair of aces in a 3-0 loss to CSU-Northridge Friday.

If you know of a college/professional athlete with local ties, please contact sports reporter

Keith Jiron at 477-4244, or online at keithj@theunion.com


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