Grimes tallies six tackles in Nevada’s defeat of Cal |

Grimes tallies six tackles in Nevada’s defeat of Cal

Kevin Grimes, a 2006 Bear River graduate, racked up six tackles in University of Nevada’s big 51-32 win over UC Berkeley Saturday.

Four of those tackles were solo. Grimes is a fifth-year senior.

As a whole Nevada’s defense wasn’t as stifling as the previous week’s 51-6 victory over Colorado State indicates. Cal’s Kevin Riley threw for 277 yards, but he was intercepted three times and sacked twice by Wildcat defenders.

Steele Jantz (Nevada Union ’08); City College of San Francisco – Jantz has put together two impressive starts to begin the year already, including throwing for 335 yards and three touchdowns in Saturday’s 42-18 win over Mendocino College, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

In the previous week, Jantz was 26-for-41 for three touchdowns and 330 yards in City College’s win over College of the Sequoias, according to the Visalia Times-Delta.

Zach Vallejo (Nevada Union ’09); Yuba College – Vallejo tallied nine tackles, four solo, in a 24-7 win Saturday over West Valley.

In the previous week, he had 14 tackles, six solo, in a 13-10 win over San Jose City College.

Andrew Jackson (Nevada Union, ’06); Fresno State University – Jackson started at offensive right guard Saturday in Fresno State’s 41-24 win over Utah State.

The Bulldogs racked up 379 yards total offense, 149 in the air and 230 on the ground in the win.

Taylor Dever (Nevada Union, ’07); University of Notre Dame – Dever started at right tackle Saturday in the Fighting Irish’s tough 34-31 overtime loss to Michigan State.

Most of Notre Dame’s 461 yards, came from Dayne Crist passes (369).

Cole Stanford (Nevada Union ’08); Cal Poly – Stanford saw game action in Saturday’s 21-12 Cal-Poly loss to Texas State, but he didn’t tally a tackle.

Conor Maloney (Nevada Union ’10); Catholic University of America (D.C.) – Maloney successfully put two point after attempts through the uprights in Catholic University’s 24-14 loss Saturday to McDaniel.

Maloney also handled the teams punting duty, averaging 33.6 yards per punt. He punted five times.

He averaged 63.7 yards on three kickoffs.

Spencer Havner (Nevada Union, ’01); Detroit Lions – Havner got in Sunday’s Lions’ 35-32 loss to Philadelphia but didn’t tally any tackles.


Pete Ruiz (Nevada Union, ’05); Greenville Drive – Ruiz was named the Pitcher of the Month by the website’s staff earlier this month.

Ruiz was 3-1 with a 2.65 ERA in August. The NU graduate’s season was over after he pitched Aug. 29.

He finished the season 10-8 with a 4.19 ERA. Ruiz struck out 109 and walked 23 in 124 2/3 innings.

His team fell short of the South Atlantic League’s Single-A crown, losing to Lakewood in a championship series.

The Drive is affiliated with the Boston Red Sox.

Robby Alcombrack (Bear River, ’06); Chico Outlaws – Alcombrack’s red-hot bat cooled off, but the Outlaws didn’t need his hitting to win the Golden Baseball League’s championship.

Chico swept Maui Na Koa Ikaika in a best of five series with Saturday’s 7-1 win.

Alcombrack was 1-for-10 in the championship series with six strikouts.

The league is not affiliated with Major League Baseball.

Josh Roenicke (Nevada Union, ’01); Toronto Blue Jays – Roenicke got rocked in a tough relief outing against Baltimore on Tuesday.

Roenicke gave up three hits, four runs (three earned) on one walk and no strike outs. He was unable to get an out.

The NU graduate is now 1-0 with a 6.11 ERA in 13 games with the Blue Jays.

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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