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Migliozzi earns 6th at Big West meet

Garrett Migliozzi, a 2014 Nevada Union graduate and current member of the Cal Poly San Luis Obispo cross-country team, had an impressive showing at the Big West Conference Championships Saturday.

Migliozzi, a redshirt freshman, came in sixth place in the 8K race, finishing in a time of 24 minutes, 25.5 seconds.

University of California, Santa Barbara senior Bryan Guijarro came in first at 24:01.94. Migliozzi was the first freshman to finish, and was the second member of the Mustangs team to cross the finish line. Cal Poly San Luis Obispo took second place in the Big West as a team.


Dillon Huffman (Bear River ‘12; Humboldt State University) and the Lumberjacks dominated Simon Fraser, 57-0, Saturday. The victory earned Humboldt a share of the Great Northwest Athletic Conference title for the first time since 2011.

Huffman, a senior defensive lineman, made two tackles in the game.

The Lumberjacks (7-1, 4-0 GNAC) will have an opportunity to capture an outright conference championship with a victory next week on the road versus Dixie State.

Kyle Cota (Nevada Union ‘13; Sierra College) and the Wolverines dropped their second game in a row and fifth overall this season, falling to American River College, 47-22, Saturday.

Cota, who shares time at quarterback, was 6-for-9 for 107 yards and one touchdown. Cota also added a 5-yard rushing touchdown in the game.

On the season, Cota has thrown for 1,663 yards, completing 59 percent of his passes and tossing 19 touchdowns to seven interceptions.

On the defensive side of the ball for Sierra, Hank Humphers (Nevada Union ‘13) had a strong game from his linebacker position, making six total tackles, including 1.5 for a loss and a sack. Ian Davis (Nevada Union ‘13) added four tackles and broke up two passes. Gabe Humphers (Nevada Union ‘12) chipped in with two tackles on the day.

Matt Cross (Nevada Union ‘15) and Davis Ragan (Bear River ‘14) are offensive lineman on the Wolverine football team.

Sierra is now 3-5 this season.

Braaten Sill (Nevada Union ‘13; Butte Community College) and the Roadrunners won their fifth straight game Saturday, topping Sacramento City College, 27-22.

Sill, the team’s punter, booted four balls for an average of 34 yards, with a long of 45.

The Roadrunners are now 5-3 this season.


Sara Schell (Bear River ‘13; Sierra College) and the Wolverines earned a pair of victories last week, topping Diablo Valley College and Modesto Junior College.

Schell, an outside hitter, had a team-high 18 kills against Diablo Valley and notched 10 kills against Modesto. Sierra is now 14-4 overall and 7-2 in Big 8 Conference play.

Madison Heppe (Nevada Union ‘12; Swarthmore College) and the Garnet split a pair of matches last week, beating Bryn Mawr College and losing to Haverford College.

Heppe, a senior defensive specialist, had 10 digs in each match.

Swarthmore is 19-8 overall and 8-2 in Centennial Conference play.

Leila Whaley (Nevada Union ‘12; Bethany College) and the Swedes won a match and lost a match last week, taking one from Bethel College, and dropping one to Sterling College.

Whaley, a junior setter and oppo hitter, had nine kills, 17 assists and 17 digs in the win over Bethel. Against Sterling, Whaley had four kills, nine assists and seven digs.

Bethany is 9-19 overall and 5-12 in conference play.

Amanda Roberts (Nevada Union ‘14; Cal Lutheran University) and the Regals went 3-0 in league play last week, beating Chapman University, University of the Redlands and Pomona-Pitzer.

Roberts, a freshman outside hitter, had 15 kills and 51 digs across the three matches.

The Regals are 24-4 overall and 14-2 in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

Teryn Rath (Bear River ‘13; McDaniel College) and the Green Terror split a pair of games last week, beating John Hopkins University and falling to Washington College (Maryland).

Rath, an outside hitter, tallied five kills and five digs against Washington, and notched three kills against John Hopkins.

The Green Terror is 18-7 overall and 7-3 in Centennial Conference play.

Morgan Koch (Forest Lake Christian ‘14; Masters College) and the Mustangs lost a pair of matches last week, falling to Biola University and Vanguard University.

Koch, a sophomore middle blocker, had a total of 10 kills in the two matches.

Masters is 18-10 overall and 9-5 in the Golden State Athletic Conference.


Logan Lowe (Nevada Union ‘15; George Washington University) and the Colonials were only able to get one round in at the Hummingbird Intercollegiate hosted by Western Carolina.

Lowe, a freshman, led his team with an even-par 71. Lowe shot 35 going out and 36 coming in for his 71, which included an eagle on the par-5 No. 6. Lowe, who finished in a tie for 23rd, was five shots back of individual champion Oskar Lundgren of Brevard College, who fired a 5-under 66 on Sunday.

The cancellation of the final round on Monday ends the fall portion of George Washington’s 2015-16 season.

The Colonials return to action in the spring semester at the Atlantic 10 Match Play Championship, which will be held in Weston, Florida, Feb. 22-23.

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