Where are they now? Updates on former local high school standouts
SWIMMINGMichelle Forman (Douglas ’10), jr., Nevada: Next meet is today in Carson City.Haley Von Schottenstein (Douglas ’10), jr., Whittier (California): In a dual meet loss to Occidental last week, Von Schottenstein swam a leg on the third-place 200 medley relay team, took third in the 100 backstroke (1:07.90) and took fourth in the 100 free (58.93).GOLFBethany Wurster (Douglas ’11), soph., Nevada: Season resumes Monday at The Gold Rush tournament in Yorba Linda, Calif. RODEOGrant Denny (Douglas, ’11), fr., Feather River (California): Season resumes in the spring. WRESTLINGDillon Spates (Douglas, ’11), soph., Waldorf College (Iowa): Waldorf closed out its regular season Thursday at Grand View University. Results were not available.BASKETBALLChris Downs (Douglas, ’11), fr., G, Butte College (California): Butte fell to Lassen and Feather River last week. Bri Burnside (Douglas, ’11), soph., F, College of the Siskiyous (California): Burnside is averaging 7.3 points per game, 2.5 rebounds and 0.9 assists per game this season. Siskiyous beat Redwoods 87-58 last week. Burnside scored 16 points in the win.Jorey Scott (Douglas, ’11), soph., F, Miramar College (California): Miramar defeated San Diego Mesa and San Diego College last week to improve to 8-14 overall on the year.ICE HOCKEYDevyn Hotho (Douglas ’11), soph., F, St. Olaf College (Minnesota): St. Olaf fell twice to St. Thomas last week. Hotho scored a goal in a 5-2 loss. BASEBALLChris Balcom-Miller (Douglas ’06), RHP, Portland Sea Dogs (Red Sox Double-A): Pitchers and catchers report to spring training on Sunday in Fort Myers, Fla. Tyler Hoelzen (Douglas, ’09), sr., LHP, Sacramento State: The Hornets open their season Feb. 15 at Texas.Cody Begovich (Douglas, ’12), fr., LHP/OF, Northeastern State (Oklahoma): Season opens Feb. 16 vs. Northwest Missouri State.Troy Torres (Douglas, ’09), jr., 3B, Tabor College (Kansas): Season opens today at Dallas Christian College.Kyle Ford (Douglas, ’10), jr., C, Avila University (Missouri): Season opens Feb. 16 vs. Grandview University.Ryan Ford (Douglas, ’10), fr., 3B/P, Avila University (Missouri): Season opens Feb. 16 vs. Grandview University.Kameron Van Winkle (Douglas, ’11), soph., C, Feather River: Feather River is ranked No. 4 in Northern California heading into the season. Van Winkle drove in a run and played in three games last week as the Golden Eagles went 3-1 to open the year. Shane Fencl (Douglas, ’11), soph., SS, Feather River: The Golden Eagles went 3-1 to open the year.. Matt Thomas (Douglas, ’11), soph., RHP, Feather River: Thomas started and won his first game of the year, striking out nine and walking one in seven innings of work. Walker Gemmill (Douglas, ’11), soph., C, Lassen: Gemmill started three games and batted .300 with an RBI over the weekend for Lassen. Cody Lommori (Douglas, ’11), soph., 1B, American River: Lommori played in three games over the weekend, scoring two runs.SOFTBALLStephanie Harper (Douglas, ’09), sr., P/1B, Concord (West Virginia): Concord swept a pair of games against Fayetteville State and dropped a pair of games to St. Andrews Presbyterian to open the year. Harper batted .538 with a double and three RBIs through four games.Jenna Geyer (Douglas, ’12), fr., 1B, Feather River: Geyer played in three games last week as the Golden Eagles won two and lost two to open the season.Amanda Caras (Douglas, ’12), fr., IF, Santa Barbara City College: Caras collected a pair of hits in her first two collegiate games as Santa Barbara splits its opening two games.TRACK & FIELDJessica Waggoner (Douglas, ’09), jr., Army: Army closes out its indoor regular season this weekend at the Lafayette-Rider Games this weekend.Wade Meddles (Sierra Lutheran, ’10), jr., Eastern Kentucky: Did not compete at the Middle Tennessee State Invitational last week.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 recorded a personal best in the weight throw at a meet in Moorhead last week with a throw of 51-6.25. He placed second behind the defending national champion in the event.Craig Stratton (Douglas, ’10), soph., San Joaquin Delta College: Season opening TBA. Nick Maestretti (Douglas, ’12), fr., Kansas: Maestretti took eighth with a vault of 15 feet, 5 inches at the Armory Invitational in New York last week.Cara Dunkelman (Douglas, ’12), fr., Colorado State: Stats not available.Andrew Cobourn (Douglas, ’12), fr., Chico State: Red-shirting. Cobourn will run unattached at meets this year. First meet is Feb. 23 at Chico.Sadie Gastelum (Douglas, ’12), fr., Chico State: Red-shirting. Gastelum will run unattached at meets this year. First meet is Feb. 23 at Chico.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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 782-5121, ext. 212.