Where are they now? Updates on former local sports standouts
April 12, 2012
Grant Denny (Douglas, ’11), fr., Feather River: No competitions last week. Feather River’s men’s team leads the West Coast Region standings for the season with 4,837.33 points. Denny is fourth in the all-around and first in bareback.
Bethany Wurster (Douglas ’10), fr., Oregon State: No tournaments last week.
Chris Balcom-Miller (Douglas ’06), P, Portland Sea Dogs (Red Sox Double-A): Balcom-Miller is 1-0 with a 1.64 ERA in two games started for Portland. He has six strikeouts and three walks in 11 innings pitched and opponents are batting just .188 against him. He struck out three and scattered three hits over six innings in his most recent start Tuesday at Trenton.
Jordan Hadlock (Douglas, ’08), sr., C, Cal Poly: The Mustangs swept a three-game series from UC Irvine over the weekend before falling to Santa Barbara on Tuesday.
Tyler Hoelzen (Douglas, ’09), jr., P, Sacramento State: The Hornets took two of three from Louisiana Tech last weekend and beat UC Davis 11-4 on Tuesday. Hoelzen has pitched in 15 games, carrying a 1-0 record with 15 strikeouts in 15 innings pitched.
Phil Mannelly (Douglas, ’07), sr., OF, Lynn (Fla.): The Knights swept three games from Florida Tech. Lynn is 24-11 overall on the year. Mannelly is batting .250 with seven RBIs in 14 games played.
Kyle Ford (Douglas, ’10), soph., C, Feather River: Feather River has won 10 of its last 11 games and swept a three-game series from Shasta last week. They are 19-4 overall and 7-2 in Golden Valley Conference play. Ford has five RBIs, a double and a home run for the Golden Eagles this season.
Kameron Van Winkle (Douglas, ’11), fr., SS, Siskiyous: Van Winkle is batting .286 in 25 games with nine doubles, a pair of home runs and 13 RBIs.
Shane Fencl (Douglas, ’11), fr., SS, Feather River: Fencl has played in 12 games for the Golden Eagles and has a pair of doubles and an RBI.
Matt Thomas (Douglas, ’11), fr., P, Feather River: In seven relief appearances, Thomas has 13 strikeouts and six walks with a in 14.2 innings pitched.
Walker Gemmill (Douglas, ’11), fr., C, Lassen: Gemmill is batting .258 in 28 games with a pair of doubles and 13 RBIs.
Troy Torres (Douglas, ’09), soph., INF, Lassen: Torres is batting .328 on the year in 18 games with six doubles, a home run and 19 RBIs.
Cody Lommori (Douglas, ’11), fr., 1B, American River: Lommori is batting .234 in 25 games with 15 RBIs and three doubles.
Stephanie Harper (Douglas, ’09), jr., P/1B, Concord: Concord swept a doubleheader vs. Seton Hill last week and dropped a pair of games to the University of Charleston.
Harper is batting .281 with seven doubles and 14 RBIs. She’s also carrying a 7-8 record with 34 strikeouts and 39 walks in 79.0 innings pitched.
Rebecca Nelson (Douglas), fr., 2B, Western Nevada: The Wildcats swept a four-game series from Colorado Northwestern.
Devyn Hotho (Douglas), fr., IF, St. Olaf College: Hotho is currently out with a foot injury.
Liz Nickles (Douglas, ’09), jr., Northern Colorado: No meet last week.
Jessica Waggoner (Douglas, ’09), soph., Army: Waggoner had a throw of 149-05 to take second in the discus at the Army-Navy Star Meet over the weekend.
Wade Meddles (Sierra Lutheran, ’10), soph., Azusa Pacific: Did not run last week.
Davey Fisher (Douglas, ’09), jr., Pacific Lutheran: Fisher ran the opening leg of the winning 4×100 relay (43.55) and the anchor leg of the fifth-place 4×400 at the University of Puget Sound over the weekend. He finished second in the 400 hurdles (56.3 seconds).
Garrett Tenney (Douglas, ’10), soph., Jamestown College: Tenney took third in the discus at the Northern State Open in Aberdeen with a throw of 143-11.
Bri Burnside (Douglas, ’11), fr., College of Siskiyous: Results not available.
Craig Stratton (Douglas, ’10), fr., San Joaquin Delta College: Stratton tied for 15th at the Stanford Invitational by clearing 14-4. He attempted 15-4 and missed three times there.