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Close call

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


Andrew Jackson (Nevada Union, ’06); Fresno State University – The redshirt freshman played a pivotal role in the Bulldogs’ win over Nevada Saturday, as he helped create holes for the team’s 314 yards on the ground for a close 49-41 victory. Jackson also played on special teams for the Bulldogs, a unit that scored three decisive touchdowns against the Wolfpack in the win.

Kevin Grimes (Bear River, ’06); The University of Nevada-Reno – Grimes played special teams for the Wolfpack this weekend in its loss to Fresno State, 49-41.

James Brindley (Nevada Union, ’06); Utah State – Brindley, a safety for the Aggies, tallied seven tackles, four solo, in a 52-37 loss to No. 16 Hawaii Saturday. His team is now 0-6 on the year.

Chris Ulinski (Nevada Union, ’05); Utah State – In Saturday’s loss to Hawaii, Ulinski had seven kickoffs for a total of 428 yards and one touchback. The total rounded out to a 61.1 average.

Brennan McFadden (Nevada Union, ’05); Utah State – McFadden, a redshirt sophomore offensive lineman, helped Utah State gain 174 rushing yards in its loss to Hawaii.

Zach Masch (Nevada Union, ’07); Arizona Western – The Matadors got their first win Saturday, snapping a six-game losing streak in a 35-0 thumper against Pima. Masch is a defensive back for Arizona Western.


Leigh Collins (Nevada Union, ’06); Biola University – Collins, a freshmen defender and midfielder, played 36 minutes in a 3-1 loss to Concordia Saturday.

Kacey Rogers (Nevada Union, ’06); Notre Dame de Namur – Rogers, a freshmen forward for the Argos, helped her team beat Grand Canyon 3-2 in overtime last week.

Courtney Paquin (Nevada Union, ’05); Belmont Abbey College (Belmont, North Carolina) Ð Paquin’s team beat Barton 1-0 in a defensive standoff Saturday for the team’s fifth straight win and eight of their last nine.

Jillian Witzke (Forest Lake Christian, ’06); Sierra Community College – Witzke’s team beat Diablo Valley College 2-0 on Tuesday. Last week, Witzke had a goal and two assists in a 3-0 win over Sacramento City College.


Ali Daley (Nevada Union, ’05); UCLA – On Friday, Daley posted 16 kills and 16 digs to help the Bruins beat No. 4 ranked USC in four games; 30-26, 25-30, 30-25, 30-22. It was Daley’s ninth double-double of the year.

Megan Wisniewski (Forest Lake Christian, ’05); University of California, Santa Cruz – Wisniewski, a sophomore outside hitter for the Slugs, totaled 26 kills in three matches over the week. Her team went 2-1 in that span, beating Holy Names (3-1) and Mills College (3-0) and losing to CSU Monterey Bay (1-3).

Torrey Haddad (Forest Lake Christian, ’07); Walla Walla University (College Place, Wash.) – Haddad is the starting setter for Walla Walla. The team lost two matches this past week to Yakima Community College (0-3) and Walla Walla Community College (0-3).


Have we missed anyone? If you know of a college/professional athlete with local ties, please contact Brian Hamilton via e-mail at or by phone at 477-4240.

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