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


(Above) Logan Carter (Nevada Union, ’01); The University of Nevada-Reno – The redshirt freshman linebacker was named as the Western Athletic Conference’s Freshman Defensive Player of the Year by The Sporting News Saturday.

Carter finished the season second on the team in solo tackles (41), third in both total tackles (62) and tackles for a loss (eight) along with three sacks.

n Spencer Havner (NU, ’01); The University of California, Los Angeles – The redshirt freshman linebacker totaled eight tackles in a 48-27 loss to Washington State University Saturday.

n Rich Wilson, Jerry Andres (NU, ’02) and Lance Travis, Kyle Grant (Bear River, ’02); Sierra College (Rocklin) – The freshman quintet were members of the team which won its first Bay Area Conference title in 16 years.

The Wolverines defeated Laney College (Oakland) 13-7 in the Shrine Bowl Nov. 30 to finish at 9-1 overall.


Amber Donovan (Forest Lake Christian, ’02); Westmont College (Santa Barbara) – The freshman setter totaled 179 assists, 19 digs, a kill and an ace in four matches in Westmont’s NAIA National Tournament run in San Diego.

Westmont was bounced in the quarterfinals by National American University (S.D.) in three games Friday.


Kylee Keroher (BR, ’98); Regis University (Denver) – The senior guard totaled four points, four rebounds, four assists and a steal in a 74-62 win over Barry University (Fla.) Saturday.

n Rexanne Simpton (NU, ’98); California State University, Chico – The senior guard tallied two points, two rebounds, two assists and two steals in a 88-85 win over the University of California, Davis Saturday.

n Tami Swanson-Cades (NU, ’99); the California Polytechnic University, Pomona -The junior guard finished with nine points, six assists, three rebounds and a steal in a 72-68 loss to the California State University, San Bernadino Saturday.

n Briana Thomas (BR, ’02); The United States Air Force Academy – The freshman forward had two points, two rebounds and a steal in a 70-67 overtime win over the California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo Saturday.

Did we miss anyone? If you know of a college/pro athlete with local ties, please contact sports reporter Keith Jiron online at

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