Noxon’s TD helps Yuba qualify for bowl game |

Noxon’s TD helps Yuba qualify for bowl game

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


Josh Noxon (Nevada Union, ’06); Yuba Community College – Noxon had two catches for 44 yards and a touchdown Saturday in a 27-6 win against Contra Costa. Yuba (5-5) finished first in the Bay Valley Conference and qualified for a bowl game.

Noxon finished the season with 29 catches for 448 yards and five touchdowns, the second-best numbers on the team.

Keith Marin (Bear River, ’03); Menlo College (Atherton) – Two of Marin’s four catches were for touchdowns Saturday in a 44-14 win against Macalaster. The Oaks finished the season with a 4-6 record.

James Brindley (Nevada Union, ’06); Utah State – Brindley had a pair of solo tackles Saturday in a 42-0 loss at UNR.

Brennan McFadden (Nevada Union, ’05); Utah State – McFadden played at tight end in Reno, where the Aggies dropped to 1-9 on the season.


Erik Flores (Nevada Union, ’05); University of California, Los Angeles – Flores shot a 71 in the final round to tie for 60th place at five-over-par 221 Tuesday at the CordeValle Classic in San Martin, where the Bruins tied for seventh.


Lauren Zealear (Nevada Union, ’03); Santa Clara – Zealear played 90 minutes in Friday’s 1-0, season-ending loss to USC in the first round of the NCAA tournament.


Chad Bartlomé (Nevada Union, ’01); California Cougars of the MISL – Bartlomé took one shot Saturday in a 14-11 win against the Milwaukee Wave as the Cougars (2-0) are off to the best start in franchise history. Bartlomé also played Nov. 5 in the Cougars’ 13-12, season-opening win against the Philadelphia KIXX.


Ali Daley (Nevada Union, ’05); UCLA – Daley totaled 12 kills, five digs and assisted two blocks in Friday’s 3-1 win at Cal. On Saturday, the Bruins lost 3-1 at Stanford.


Tyler Smith (Nevada Union, ’06); Sonoma State University – In his first college basketball game, Smith played three minutes Saturday and was 1-of-1 for two points with an assist as the Seawolves fell 87-73 in the season-opener at the University of San Francisco.


Have we missed anyone? If you know of a college/professional athlete with local ties, please contact Jeff Miller via e-mail at or by phone at 477-4247.

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Grass Valley and Nevada County make The Union’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Your donation will help us continue to cover COVID-19 and our other vital local news.


Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User


See more