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NU grad takes honor

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


Tracy Malone (Nevada Union, ’05); William Jessup University, Rocklin – Malone was named MVP of the Simpson Tournament in Redding, which started Thursday and ended Saturday.

In Saturday’s final, Malone recorded 29 points and 10 rebounds in a 53-46 win against Northwestern Christian College. In Friday’s 59-39 win against Walla Walla, Malone scored 14, and in Thursday’s opener against Simpson University she scored 39.


Josh Noxon (Nevada Union, ’06); Yuba Community College – Noxon caught a season-high six passes for 115 yards and two touchdowns in Yuba’s 29-20 win Saturday against the College of the Redwoods.

Keith Marin (Bear River, ’03); Menlo College (Atherton) – Marin caught his fourth touchdown of the season Saturday in a 48-7 loss to the University of Puget Sound.

James Brindley (Nevada Union, ’06); Utah State – Brindley had one solo tackle, one assist and broke up one pass Saturday in Hawaii’s 63-10 win at Utah State.

Brennan McFadden (Nevada Union, ’05); Utah State – McFadden played at tight end and left tackle as the Aggies fell to 1-8.


MacKenzie Murphy (Nevada Union, ’03); Montana – Murphy, who earned an honorable mention by the Big Sky Conference earlier in the week, scored one goal in 36 minutes of work Friday as the Grizzlies lost 5-4 to Sacramento State in the conference semifinal shootout. The loss ended the season.

Lauren Zealear (Nevada Union, ’03); Santa Clara – Zealear played 95 minutes in Wednesday’s 1-0 loss to Cal.


Ali Daley (Nevada Union, ’05); UCLA – Daley had five kills and three digs Saturday as the Bruins beat Arizona 3-0. In Friday’s 3-1 win against Arizona State, Daley knocked in five kills, two aces and a dig.

Brynne Edwards (Forest Lake Christian, ’03); The Master’s College in Santa Clarita – Edwards served one ace and had a pair of digs Thursday in a 3-0 loss to Fresno Pacific. In Tuesday’s 3-1 win against Westmont, Edwards had a team-high 19 digs along with an ace.

Megan Wisniewski (Forest Lake Christian, ’05); University of California, Santa Cruz – Wisniewski totaled 13 kills, two blocks and three digs in a 3-1 win against Holy Names College of Oakland. In another 3-1 win, against Bethany College, Wisniewski had five kills and a block.


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

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