Where are they now? Updates on former local sports standouts
February 21, 2013
SWIMMINGMichelle Forman (Douglas ’10), jr., Nevada: On the first day of the Mountain West Conference Championships in San Antonio, Forman joined the 800 free relay team in posting a school record time of 7:18.91. The time beat the previous school record by more than six seconds.Haley Von Schottenstein (Douglas ’10), jr., Whittier (California): At the SCIAC championships at the University of Redlands this week, Von Schottenstein swam a leg on Whittier’s seventh-place 400 free relay team.VOLLEYBALLMysta & Mia Townsell, Chicago State: The Townsell sisters both achieved academic All-Great West Conference honors for their efforts during the fall. Athletes honored had to post at least a 3.20 GPA.GOLFBethany Wurster (Douglas ’11), soph., Nevada: The Wolf Pack took eighth place at the Peg Barnard Invitational at Stanford this week. Wurster finished 71st. RODEOGrant Denny (Douglas, ’11), fr., Feather River (California): Season resumes in the spring. WRESTLINGDillon Spates (Douglas, ’11), soph., Waldorf College (Iowa): Waldorf took eighth at the Northern Regional Qualifier last week. Spates fell twice in the 141-pound bracket.BASKETBALLChris Downs (Douglas, ’11), fr., G, Butte College (California): Butte beat Redwoods 53-46 and fell to Lassen 74-54 last week. Bri Burnside (Douglas, ’11), soph., F, College of the Siskiyous (California): Burnside is averaging 7.9 points per game, 3.0 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game this season. Siskiyous lost to Shasta 83-81 and beat Feather River 97-49 last week. Jorey Scott (Douglas, ’11), soph., F, Miramar College (California): Scott is averaging 6.8 points and seven rebounds per game for Miramar, which defeated Southwestern 67-62 and lost to Imperial Valley 86-67 last week.ICE HOCKEYDevyn Hotho (Douglas ’11), soph., F, St. Olaf College (Minnesota): St. Olaf fell twice to Gustavus Adolphus last week. Hotho scored a goal in a 7-4 loss. BASEBALLChris Balcom-Miller (Douglas ’06), RHP, Portland Sea Dogs (Red Sox Double-A): Spring training games begin this weekend in Florida. Tyler Hoelzen (Douglas, ’09), sr., LHP, Sacramento State: The Hornets went 1-2 against Texas over the weekend. Hoelzen finished off the eighth in relief in the season opener, striking out the only batter he faced.Cody Begovich (Douglas, ’12), fr., LHP/OF, Northeastern State (Oklahoma): The RiverHawks went 3-2 through their first weekend of the season. Begovich played in two games but did not record a hit.Troy Torres (Douglas, ’09), jr., 3B, Tabor College (Kansas): The Blue Jays opened the season 4-2. Torres played in five games and started three, collecting a single.Kyle Ford (Douglas, ’10), jr., C, Avila University (Missouri): Avila went 3-1 in a four-game series against Grandview.Ryan Ford (Douglas, ’10), fr., 3B/P, Avila University (Missouri): Avila went 3-1 to open the year in a four-game series against Grandview.Kameron Van Winkle (Douglas, ’11), soph., C, Feather River: Feather River went 2-1 against Yuba College last week and is 6-4 on the year. Van Winkle has played in eight games this season and has driven in and scored a run.Shane Fencl (Douglas, ’11), soph., SS, Feather River: Grey-shirting. Matt Thomas (Douglas, ’11), soph., RHP, Feather River: Thomas has started three games and is carrying a 2.20 ERA with 17 strikeouts, three walks and a 2-1 record. Walker Gemmill (Douglas, ’11), soph., C, Lassen: Gemmill has played in eight games and is batting .273 and has driven in a run.Cody Lommori (Douglas, ’11), soph., 1B, American River: Lommori has a double in seven games played.SOFTBALLStephanie Harper (Douglas, ’09), sr., P/1B, Concord (West Virginia): Concord beat Virginia-Lynchburg 20-0 last week and fell to West Chester 8-3. Harper is batting .382 on the year with three doubles and two RBIs. In the circle, she’s appeared in three games and struck out three.Jenna Geyer (Douglas, ’12), fr., 1B, Feather River: Geyer has two hits and an RBI in nine games. The Golden Eagles are 3-6 on the year.Amanda Caras (Douglas, ’12), fr., IF, Santa Barbara City College: Santa Barbara went 1-3 at a tournament in San Diego last weekend.TRACK & FIELDJessica Waggoner (Douglas, ’09), jr., Army: Army took fourth at the Patriot League championships last weekend.Wade Meddles (Sierra Lutheran, ’10), jr., Eastern Kentucky: The Ohio Valley Conference Indoor Championships are this weekend.Becky Grabow, fr., Pacific (Sierra Lutheran ’12): Season opens Feb. 23 at the Delta Preview Meet.Davey Fisher (Douglas, ’09), sr., Pacific Lutheran: Season opens in March. Garrett Tenney (Douglas, ’10), jr., Jamestown College (North Dakota): Tenney broke the school record in the weight throw last week with a throw of 52 feet, 4 inches. Craig Stratton (Douglas, ’10), soph., San Joaquin Delta College: Season opening TBA. Nick Maestretti (Douglas, ’12), fr., Kansas: Big 12 indoor championships are this weekend in Fayetteville, Ark. Cara Dunkelman (Douglas, ’12), fr., Colorado State: Mountain West Conference indoor championships are this weekend.Andrew Cobourn (Douglas, ’12), fr., Chico State: Red-shirting. Cobourn will run unattached at meets this year. First meet is Saturday at Chico.Sadie Gastelum (Douglas, ’12), fr., Chico State: Red-shirting. Gastelum will run unattached at meets this year. First meet is Saturday at Chico.Nathanael Williams (Sierra Lutheran, ’12), fr., Colorado School of Mines: RMAC indoor championships are this weekend.