Here is a breakdown on some Carson Valley athletes who have graduated from high school and now compete in college:
DEVYN HOTHO — St. Olaf College (Minnesota), 2011 Douglas High School graduate: The junior forward scored a goal for St. Olaf last Saturday night in its season-ending 5-2 loss against Augsburg College in Minneapolis. Hotho’s second goal of the season came with 17 minutes left to play and brought St. Olaf to within one score. St. Olaf finished with a 6-18-1 overall record.
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GARRETT TENNEY — University of Jamestown (N.D.), 2010 Douglas High School graduate: Tenney broke the 35-pound weight throw school record Feb. 20 with his first-place performance at the Beaver Twilight Indoor (Bemidji State University, Minn.). Garrett and Jamestown teammate Michael Brousseau went 1-2 in the event. Brousseau threw 54-feet, 11-1/4 inches to break Tenney’s school record early in the competition. Tenney responded with a lifetime best throw of 55-9-1/4 to regain his school record and qualify for the NAIA national championships that begin Thursday in Geneva, Ohio. The throw was nearly 2 feet better than his previous school record of 53-9-3/4 set earlier this month.
KYLE JOHNSTON — Colorado Mesa University (Grand Junction, Colo.), 2013: The freshman helped Colorado Mesa University men’s team capture its first Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference championship last weekend. During the conference meet, he placed sixth in the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 1:55.73 (he went 1:53.81 in the prelims). He also placed eighth in the 500 freestyle in 4:44.46 and the 100 butterfly in 52.82, and placed ninth in the 1,000 freestyle in 9:58.36. The Mavericks won their team title by a margin of 113 points ahead of second-place California Baptist. At Douglas, Johnston won five regional titles, including two individual and one relay title as a senior in 2013. He also won six individual league titles.
SHANE FENCI — Feather River College, 2011 Douglas graduate: The sophomore infielder has played in six games so far this season for the Golden Eagles. He is 1-for-7 at the plate with 2 RBI, 3 walks and 1 run scored. Feather River (8-3 overall) went 3-0 last weekend to win the inaugural Gary Engelken Tournament in Marysville, Calif.
CHRISTOPHER DOWNS — Butte College, 2011 Douglas High School graduate: The sophomore saw action for the Roadrunners Friday night in their 77-65 win at home against San Jose City College in opening round play of the Northern California Regional Playoffs. Butte, 21-7 and riding a 15-game win streak, move on to the quarterfinals Wednesday against either No. 1 City College of San Francisco or San Joaquin Delta College.
Editor’s note: If a student-athlete has been left out, please send an email to Dave Price at firstname.lastname@example.org