Records made to be broken
Matt Logue continued his assault on the Sacramento State football program’s record book with his performance versus Southern Utah (Cedar City) Saturday.
The 6-foot, 2-inch, 210-pound junior linebacker, a 2002 graduate of Bear River, notched a pair of sacks to move into a tie for fourth all-time in tackles for a loss at 18 in the Hornets’ 23-17 home-opening win Saturday.
Logue, who finished with 10 tackles on the night, said he and his boys weren’t going to stand for a repeat of the previous week’s 59-7 drubbing at the hands of Nevada in Reno.
“The defense just really came in prepared to play. Our coaches had a great game plan and we just had a lot more intensity,” said Logue, who also had a sack versus the Wolf Pack. “The defense definitely felt like we had to redeem ourselves from the week before.”
Logue made up for a sack-less first half with one each in the third and fourth quarters respectively.
“The first one (was right up the middle). I timed it perfectly and hit him right as the ball was snapped,” he said. “The second one, I came from the outside and their running back cut me. I fell down, but got back to my feet and tripped (the quarterback) up.”
Here’s a look at some other college athletes from western Nevada County fared over the past week:
— Jefferson Heidelberger (Nevada Union, ’01); Montana – The 5-foot, 10-inch, 175-pound senior wide receiver/return specialist was named the Big Sky Conference’s Special Teams Player of the Week Monday for his role in Montana’s 41-23 victory over Hofstra (Hempstead, N.Y.) Sept. 11.
Heidelberger returned a kickoff 96 yards for a touchdown. The feat tied was tied for fourth longest in school history.
He also turned in a career-highs in both receptions (12) and receiving yardage (147) in the win.
In Saturday’s 41-29 loss at Sam Houston State (Huntsville, Texas), Heidelberger topped his previous week’s career-best through the air with game-high 167 yards on nine catches, including a 67-yard, fourth-quarter score.
— Kent Sheridan (Bear River, ’00); UC-Davis – The 6-foot, 4-inch, 247-pound senior defensive end finished with seven tackles, including a sack, in the Aggies’ 31-29 win over Weber State (Ogden, Utah) Saturday.
— Spencer Havner (NU, ’01); UCLA – The 6-foot, -inch, 236-pound redshirt junior inside linebacker tallied a team-high 13 tackles – 10 solo – in a 37-31 win at Washington Saturday.
Havner’s tops on the team in solo tackles (25), assisted tackles (21), total tackles (46) and tackles for a loss (3 1/2).
— Rich Wilson (NU, ’02); Rocky Mountain College (Billings, Mont.) – The 6-foot, 3-inch, 220-pound junior outside linebacker totaled nine tackles – four for a loss – in a 13-7 loss to Southern Oregon (Ashland) Saturday.
— Lauren Zealear (NU, ’03); Santa Clara – The sophomore midfielder/forward took a shot in a 1-0 win over Cal State Fullerton Sunday.
— Chad Bartlome (NU, ’01); Oregon State (Corvalis) – The senior forward had a shot on goal in a 1-1 tie with UC-Davis Friday.
— Elena Schmidt (NU, ’04); Fairleigh Dickinson University (Hackensack, N.J.) – The 5-foot, 11-inch freshman middle/outside hitter tallied match-highs in both kills (25) and digs (28) in a 3-2 win over La Salle (Philadelphia) Saturday.
Schmidt leads the team in kills (123) and aces (13). She’s third in digs (106).
— Ashley Bello (Forest Lake Christian, ’01); San Francisco – The 5-foot, 11-inch senior middle hitter had eight kills, two three solo blocks, two aces and a dig in a 3-1 win over San Diego State Friday.
— Jackie Coudert (NU, ’01); Sacramento State – The senior outside hitter finished with three kills and a dig in a 3-0 win over Seton Hall (South Orange, N.J.) Friday.
— Amber Donovan (FLC, ’02); Westmont College (Santa Barbara) – The junior setter tallied match-highs in both assists (43) and aces (5) in a 3-0 victory over Azusa Pacific University (Calif.) Friday.
Donovan’s No.1 on the team in assists with 348 and aces with 15.
Have we missed anyone? If you know of a college/professional athlete with local ties please contact sports reporter Keith Jiron via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 477-4240.
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With a balanced offensive attack and a strong defensive effort, the Nevada Union football team went on the road Friday night and knocked off Napa, 33-14.