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Where are they now? Updates on former local high school standouts

(School and last year played locally are in parentheses)


Bethany Wurster (Douglas ’11 ), soph., Nevada: Next tournament is Monday in Fresno.


Grant Denny (Douglas ’11), fr., Feather River: Denny took third in the bareback at the West Hills rodeo over the weekend. Feather River was second overall in the team standings.


Chris Balcom-Miller (Douglas ’05), Portland Sea Dogs (Red Sox Double-A), RHP: Balcom-Miller has not pitched yet for the Sea Dogs. He is currently on the team’s seven-day disabled list.

Tyler Hoelzen (Douglas ’09), sr., LHP, Sacramento State: The Hornets are 19-14 on the season. Hoelzen has a 3.12 ERA with a 1-1 record. He has 14 strikeouts in 17.1 innings pitched and has walked six batters.

Cody Begovich (Douglas ’12), fr., LHP/OF, Northeastern State (Oklahoma): Begovich has played in 16 games this season and hit two home runs for the Riverhawks, who are 19-16 on the year.

Troy Torres (Douglas ’09), jr., 3B, Tabor College: Tabor is 24-8 on the season and currently riding a six-game win streak. Torres has started nine games for Tabor and played in a total of 28. He has four doubles and eight RBIs.

Kyle Ford (Douglas ’10), jr., C, Avila University (Mo.): Avila is 15-12 on the year.

Ryan Ford (Douglas ’10), fr., 3B/P, Avila University (Mo.): Avila is 15-12 on the year.

Kameron Van Winkle (Douglas ’11), soph., C, Feather River: The Golden Eagles are 17-11 on the year after sweeping a pair of games from Shasta last week. Van Winkle has played in 17 games.

Shane Fencl Douglas ’11), soph., SS, Feather River: Grey-shirting.

Matt Thomas (Douglas ’11), soph., RHP, Feather River: Thomas is 6-1 on the year with a 1.93 ERA and 41 strikeouts in 51 innings pitched.

Walker Gemmill (Douglas ’11), soph., C, Lassen: Gemmill has driven in 11 runs on the year with a .261 average. He’s played in 24 games.

Cody Lommori (Douglas ’11), soph., 1B, American River: Lommori has played in 17 games this season with two doubles and two RBIs.


Stephanie Harper (Douglas ’09), sr., P/1B, Concord: Harper is batting .324 with four doubles, two triples, 10 RBIs and a stolen base. She has also pitched in 10 games, striking out 18 with a 3-1 record.

Jenna Geyer (Douglas ’12), fr., 1B, Feather River: Geyer has driven in seven runs and hit three doubles and two home runs on the year.

Amanda Caras (Douglas ’12), fr., IF, Santa Barbara College: Caras is hitting .284 with four doubles, a home run and eight RBIs on the year. She has played in 33 games.


Jessica Waggoner (Douglas ’09), jr., Army: Waggoner was second in the discus in a dual meet against Navy, throwing 153 feet, 1 inch.

Wade Meddles (Sierra Lutheran ’10), jr., Eastern Kentucky: Did not compete at the Bellarmine Invitational last week.

Nick Maestretti (Douglas ’12), fr., Kansas: Maestretti took second place in the Open Pole Vault at the Sun Angel Classic last week, clearing a personal-best 16-7.25.

Becky Grabow (Sierra Lutheran ’12), fr., Pacific: Next meet is April 20.

Davey Fisher (Douglas ’09), sr., Pacific Lutheran: Fisher took second in the 400 dash at the JD Shotwell Invitational in Tacoma last week. He also ran the 200 and anchored the 4x400 relay. He’ll run the 400 hurdles and the 4x400 relay this weekend at the John Knight Twlight meet at Western Oregon University.

Garrett Tenney (Douglas ’10), jr., Jamestown College: Tenney broke the Jamestown school record in the hammer throw on Saturday with a toss of 49.31 meters. He won that event and took second in the discus at Dickinson State.

Craig Stratton (Douglas ’10), soph., San Diego Mesa College: Stratton took first in the pole vault at the Mangrum Invitational, clearing 15 feet, 3 inches.

Andrew Cobourn (Douglas ’12), fr., Chico State: Red-shirting.

Sadie Gastelum (Douglas ’12), fr., Chico State: Red-shirting.

Nathanael Williams (Sierra Lutheran ’12), fr., Colorado School of Mines: Stats not available.

“Where are they now?” is a work in progress. If there is an athlete who prepped in the Carson Valley coverage area that is not on the list, please e-mail or call 782-5121, ext. 212.

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