Richards competes in 4-team meet |

Richards competes in 4-team meet

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


Julia Richards (Nevada Union, ’03); University of California, Davis – UC Davis finished fourth and Richards competed in three events. Richards tied for sixth on the beam with a score of 9.825 and tied for eighth on the floor with a 9.800. She also placed 24th on the vault with a 9.100.


Jessica Lorson (Nevada Union, ’03); University of California, Davis – Lorson competed in the 400-meter hurdles, taking 10th in one minute, 3.61 seconds during Saturday’s Arizona State Invitational.

James Litchfield (Bear River, ’03); Idaho State -Litchfield finished 12th in the pole vault during the Hornet Invitational in Sacramento. He finished with a leap of 14 feet, 1 1/4 inches.


Christina Guerland (Bear River, ’03); Yale – With four games canceled this week, Guerland played in just two games, both on Sunday and both wins for the Bulldogs (14-2). Guerland was 0-3 with a run scored Sunday in a 6-2 win over Marist. In the nightcap, Guerland went 1-for-4 in a 7-1 win.

Michelle Mathis (Bear River, ’03); St. Mary’s (Calif.) – Mathis was used four times as a pinch runner during St. Mary’s action this week. Monday, Mathis scored in a 7-6 win over New Mexico State. She scored again Thursday in a 7-3 win over Pacific. Mathis tallied no stats during Saturday’s 9-3 and 2-1 losses to Cal Poly.


Chris Brown (Nevada Union, ’03); Tabor College – Brown was 1-3 during a loss to Friends University Saturday.

Tyler French (Bear River, ’06); Sierra Community College – French threw 5 1/3 innings Thursday in a 5-2 win over Cosumnes College. He gave up just three hits and didn’t allow an earned run playing for the state’s top-ranked team.

Steve Sitter (Bear River, ’06); Yuba Community College – Sitter pitched 1 2/3 innings during Thursday’s 6-4 loss to Solano. Sitter came in in the eighth with the bases loaded and got a ground ball out. He followed that with a 1-2-3 ninth inning. He has pitched 17 innings in 13 appearances this season, giving up just six earned runs.

Mike Weiss (Forest Lake Christian, ’05); The Master’s College – Weiss pitched seven innings Monday in a 15-2 rout over Biola. Weiss gave up six hits and two runs, both earned, while walking seven and striking out four. Weiss is now 2-2 on the season.


Have we missed anyone? If you know of a college/professional athlete with local ties, please contact Ross Maak via e-mail at or by phone at 477-4244.

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