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March 9, 2014
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Season ends in playoffs for Downs, Butte

Here is a breakdown on some Carson Valley athletes who have graduated from high school and now compete in college:


CHRISTOPHER DOWNS — Butte College, 2011 Douglas High School graduate: The sophomore guard had one assist and one rebound in his final game for the Butte, an 80-47 loss at City College of San Francisco in the quarterfinals of the Northern California junior college playoffs. The Roadrunners, who saw their 15-game win streak snapped, closed the book on their season with a 21-8 record. San Francisco, the tournament’s top-seed, improved to 29-1 for the season. Butte only trailed 37-25 at halftime.


JAMES TENBROECK — San Diego Mesa College, 2012 Douglas graduate: The sophomore showed some endurance Thursday in winning both his matches at home against Mt. San Antonio College. TenBroeck posted a three-set victory in the No. 1 singles slot, besting Vitinho Galvao 6-1, 1-6, 10-5. Then he combined with Christopher Bastardi to come from behind and win an even longer No. 1 doubles match, 4-6, 7-6 (4), 10-7. TenBroeck is currently listed No. 3 in the Southern California community college men’s singles rankings (Galvao is No. 5).


ASPEN ABBOTT — Southern Oregon University (Ashland, Ore.), 2013 Douglas graduate: The freshman ran Thursday in the 4x400 relay prelims at the NAIA National Indoor Track and Field Championships in Geneva, Ohio. The Southern Oregon team was clocked in a time of 3:56.95, sixth fastest in its heat and 17th overall in the prelims.

GARRETT TENNEY — University of Jamestown (N.D.), 2010 Douglas graduate: The senior threw 54-9-1/2 Friday to finish 12th in the finals of the men’s 35-pound weight throw at the NAIA indoor nationals.

NICK MAESTRETTI — University of Kansas, 2012 Douglas High School graduate: Maestretti tied his indoor personal record jump of 16-6-3/4 to place 10th in the men’s pole vault Friday at the Big 12 Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships in Ames, Iowa.


BETHANY WURSTER — University of Nevada, Reno, 2011 Douglas graduate: The junior helped Nevada finish 13th Monday and Tuesday at the Juli Inkster Spartan Invitational in San Jose. Wurster finished 61st with a 238 total for 54 holes (77-79-82) at the Almaden Golf and Country Club.


MATT THOMAS — UNLV, 2011 Douglas graduate: The 6-foot-4 right-hander only needed to throw 6 pitches Sunday to get the final two outs in the ninth inning for the Rebels in their 12-1 Mountain West Conference win at home against Air Force. Thomas retired the first batter he faced on a fly out to left field, allowed a single to center field and then ended the game on a ground ball to third base.

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