Here’s a breakdown of Carson Valley athletes who have graduated from high school and now compete in college:
WESLEY HUNDLEY — Earlham College (Richmond, Ind.), 2014 Douglas graduate: Hundley is named on the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference “Players to Watch” preseason list at quarterback. The senior returns from a 2016 season in which he received second-team all-conference recognition while he played multiple positions. He passed for 721 yards and five touchdowns, rushed for 444 yards and four TDs, plus he was the team’s third leading receiver with 35 receptions for 429 yards and two TDs. Hundley averaged 130.4 all-purpose yards in 10 games. Earlham, a NCAA Division III program, open the season at Wilmington on Sept. 2. The Quakers were 0-8 in conference and 0-10 overall last season.
ANDREW JENSEN — University of Jamestown (Jamestown, N.D.), 2015 Douglas graduate: Jensen, a 6-foot-1, 274-pound defensive tackle, returns for his third season with the Jimmies. In 2016, he had 16 solo tackles, 20 assists and three sacks. The team roster also includes Dismas Womack, a freshman wide receiver from Whittell. Jamestown opens Aug. 26 at home against Hastings.
CAITLYN BIDART — Lake Tahoe Community College (South Lake Tahoe), 2016 Douglas graduate: Bidart returns for her sophomore season after earning first-team all-Golden Valley Conference honors as a center defender last season. The Coyotes host West Valley in an exhibition Tuesday at 4 p.m. and then kick off their regular season Friday with a 7 p.m. game against Sierra College. The Coyotes finished their 2016 season with an 11-5-4 overall record (8-2-2 conference) and only missed the Northern California playoffs on a criteria formula.
HANNAH COVERLEY — College of Idaho (Caldwell, Idaho), 2015 Douglas graduate: The midfielder returns for her junior year coming off an injury that ended her 2016 season prematurely. She played in eight games, including two starts, and delivered a game-winning goal against Linfield. She was named to the Cascade Conference all-academic team.
Editor’s note: Please send an email to Dave Price at firstname.lastname@example.org if a student-athlete has been left out.