Here is a breakdown on some Carson Valley athletes who have graduated from high school and now compete in college:
CODY BEGOVICH — Northeastern State University (Tahlequah, Okla.), 2012 Douglas High School graduate: The sophomore right fielder extended his hitting streak to eight games on Friday when he went 2-for-6 with three RBI in a Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association doubleheader against Southwest Baptist in Bolivar, Mo. Begovich contributed a sacrifice fly to help the Riverhawks rally for three runs in the fourth inning in a 3-2 win. He drove in two runs in the second game, which Southwest Baptist won, 8-7. On Thursday, Begovich hit a solo home run for the Riverhawks in their 5-3 loss to Southwest Baptist. And on April 11, he went 1-for-3 with a game-breaking three-run double in the seventh inning of an 11-2 win against Missouri Southern State in Jopin, Mo. The Riverhawks are 20-23 overall for the season.
TRACK AND FIELD
NICK MAESTRETTI — University of Kansas, 2012 Douglas High School graduate: The sophomore soared to a 17-foot clearance and first-place in the open division on April 12 at Arizona State’s 35th annual Sun Angel Classic in Tempe. Maestretti had only one miss before the bar was raised to 17-0, a height he cleared on his third attempt. Kansas has five vaulters who have cleared 17 feet or higher during the current outdoor season.
GARRETT TENNEY — University of Jamestown (N.D.), 2010 Douglas graduate: The senior won the men’s hammer throw with a school record throw of 173-feet, 4-inches on a cold and windy Friday at the Northern State Open in Aberdeen, S.D. The distance was good enough to qualifty for the NAIA national championships. Tenney also placed third in the discus (148-10).
JENNA GEYER — Feather River College (Quincy, Calif.), 2012 Douglas High School graduate: The sophomore first baseman has seen action for the Golden Eagles, who concluded their regular season Friday with a doubleheader against Shasta College in Redding, Calif. With two weeks to go in the season, Geyer had produced eight stolen bases, 14 RBI and three home runs, including one grand slam.
BETHANY WURSTER — University of Nevada, Reno, 2011 Douglas graduate: The junior helped Nevada finish ninth at the University of Wyoming’s Cowgirl Classic. Wurster tied for 22nd individually with a 12-over par 228 for 54 holes (75-75-78) at the Ak-Shin Southern Dunes Club in Maricopa, Ariz. Wurster tied Carly Simpson for the team lead. The Wolf Pack women compete again at the Mountain West Championships Thursday through Saturday in Palm Springs, Calif.
Editor’s note: If a student-athlete has been left out, please send an email to Dave Price at firstname.lastname@example.org