Alumni notes |

Alumni notes

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


Gary Daley (Nevada Union, ’03); California State Polytechnic University-San Luis Obispo – The freshman pitcher struck out two of the four batters he faced, while allowing one hit and one walk, in one inning of work during an 8-2 loss to Fresno State Tuesday.

Justin Demé (NU, ’03); CSU-Sacramento – The freshman pitcher allowed one hit while facing six batters in 1 2/3 innings during an 11-6 loss at UC-Davis Tuesday.

Kevin Holt (Forest Lake Christian, ’01)); The Master’s College (Santa Clarita); The junior pitcher allowed three runs on three hits and six walks, while striking out four in four innings of work in a 10-3 loss at CSU-San Bernadino Wednesday.



Tami Swanson-Cades (NU, ’99); California State Polytechnic University-Pomona – The senior guard had four points and four assists in an 89-61 win over CSU-L.A. Saturday, following her five point, three assist effort in a 77-66 win over CSU-Dominguez Hills Friday.

Briana Thomas (Bear River, ’02); The Air Force Academy (Colorado Springs, Colo.) – The sophomore forward scored three points and had one rebound in a 79-31 loss to New Mexico Saturday.

Nicole Scott (BR, ’03); Sierra College (Rocklin) – The freshman forward scored five points in a 69-57 loss to Delta Friday, which followed her 12 points in a 61-46 win over American River CollegeTuesday.


Jon Sheets (NU, ’03); Yuba College (Marysville) – The freshman point guard scored 10 points in a 79-61 loss to American River College Friday. Sheets also totaled 11 points, including a 3-pointer, in a 95-54 win over Solano Tuesday.

Tony Parilo (NU, ’02); American River College (Sacramento) – The freshman forward had four points in a 79-61 win over Yuba College Friday.


Tiffany Chan (NU, ’01), Mei-Ling Clark (NU, ’02); University of California-Davis – Chan landed a season-best 9.90 on floor exercise in a 189.200-189.125 win over Alaska Anchorage Friday. Clark was the team’s lone all-arounder Friday, taking third with a 37.225 which included a 9.650 on floor exercise.


Lindsey Roark (BR, ’00); University of California-Davis – The senior infielder went 2 for 3 with an RBI in a 5-3 loss to UC-San Diego in the front end of a Saturday doubleheader. Roard had two RBI in second half of the twinbill, a 5-4 win for the Aggies in 11 innings.


Paul Litchfield (BR, ’99); Idaho State Univertsity (Pocatello) – The senior pole vaulter finished second in the Montana State Dual Meet Invitational in Bozeman, Mont. Friday by clearing 16-feet.

Matt Tyrrell (BR, ’01); Idaho State Univertsity (Pocatello) – The junior distance runner finished 12th in the 3,000-meter run (8:58.49) of the Montana State Dual Meet Invitational in Bozeman, Mont. Friday.

Sarah Prout (NU, ’03); University of Nevada-Reno – The freshman hurdler/multi-event athlete took second place in the 55-meter hurdles (8.52), third in the high jump (5-2 1/4), fourth in the 400-meter dash (58.93), ninth in the long jump (16-1 1/2) and 18th in the shot put (30-5 3/4) in Saturday’s Bill Cosby Invitational in Reno.


Paul Gross (NU, ’99); Stanford University (Palo Alto) – The senior 133-pounder scored a 16-4 major decision over Portland State’s Lucas Hamilton in the Cardinal’s 42-3 win Sunday. Stanford closed the year on a seven-match win streak for a 10-4 season record, including 6-2 in the Pac-10. Gross had an 11-5 record, including four wins by fall.


If you know of a college/professional athlete with local ties, please contact sports reporter Keith Jiron via e-mail at or by phone 477-4244.

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