Where are they now? Updates on former local high school standouts
(School and last year played locally are in parentheses)
Bethany Wurster (Douglas ’11 ), soph., Nevada: Next tournament is Monday in Fresno.
Grant Denny (Douglas ’11), fr., Feather River: Denny took third in the bareback at the West Hills rodeo over the weekend. Feather River was second overall in the team standings.
Chris Balcom-Miller (Douglas ’05), Portland Sea Dogs (Red Sox Double-A), RHP: Balcom-Miller has not pitched yet for the Sea Dogs. He is currently on the team’s seven-day disabled list.
Tyler Hoelzen (Douglas ’09), sr., LHP, Sacramento State: The Hornets are 19-14 on the season. Hoelzen has a 3.12 ERA with a 1-1 record. He has 14 strikeouts in 17.1 innings pitched and has walked six batters.
Cody Begovich (Douglas ’12), fr., LHP/OF, Northeastern State (Oklahoma): Begovich has played in 16 games this season and hit two home runs for the Riverhawks, who are 19-16 on the year.
Troy Torres (Douglas ’09), jr., 3B, Tabor College: Tabor is 24-8 on the season and currently riding a six-game win streak. Torres has started nine games for Tabor and played in a total of 28. He has four doubles and eight RBIs.
Kyle Ford (Douglas ’10), jr., C, Avila University (Mo.): Avila is 15-12 on the year.
Ryan Ford (Douglas ’10), fr., 3B/P, Avila University (Mo.): Avila is 15-12 on the year.
Kameron Van Winkle (Douglas ’11), soph., C, Feather River: The Golden Eagles are 17-11 on the year after sweeping a pair of games from Shasta last week. Van Winkle has played in 17 games.
Shane Fencl Douglas ’11), soph., SS, Feather River: Grey-shirting.
Matt Thomas (Douglas ’11), soph., RHP, Feather River: Thomas is 6-1 on the year with a 1.93 ERA and 41 strikeouts in 51 innings pitched.
Walker Gemmill (Douglas ’11), soph., C, Lassen: Gemmill has driven in 11 runs on the year with a .261 average. He’s played in 24 games.
Cody Lommori (Douglas ’11), soph., 1B, American River: Lommori has played in 17 games this season with two doubles and two RBIs.
Stephanie Harper (Douglas ’09), sr., P/1B, Concord: Harper is batting .324 with four doubles, two triples, 10 RBIs and a stolen base. She has also pitched in 10 games, striking out 18 with a 3-1 record.
Jenna Geyer (Douglas ’12), fr., 1B, Feather River: Geyer has driven in seven runs and hit three doubles and two home runs on the year.
Amanda Caras (Douglas ’12), fr., IF, Santa Barbara College: Caras is hitting .284 with four doubles, a home run and eight RBIs on the year. She has played in 33 games.
TRACK & FIELD
Jessica Waggoner (Douglas ’09), jr., Army: Waggoner was second in the discus in a dual meet against Navy, throwing 153 feet, 1 inch.
Wade Meddles (Sierra Lutheran ’10), jr., Eastern Kentucky: Did not compete at the Bellarmine Invitational last week.
Nick Maestretti (Douglas ’12), fr., Kansas: Maestretti took second place in the Open Pole Vault at the Sun Angel Classic last week, clearing a personal-best 16-7.25.
Becky Grabow (Sierra Lutheran ’12), fr., Pacific: Next meet is April 20.
Davey Fisher (Douglas ’09), sr., Pacific Lutheran: Fisher took second in the 400 dash at the JD Shotwell Invitational in Tacoma last week. He also ran the 200 and anchored the 4×400 relay. He’ll run the 400 hurdles and the 4×400 relay this weekend at the John Knight Twlight meet at Western Oregon University.
Garrett Tenney (Douglas ’10), jr., Jamestown College: Tenney broke the Jamestown school record in the hammer throw on Saturday with a toss of 49.31 meters. He won that event and took second in the discus at Dickinson State.
Craig Stratton (Douglas ’10), soph., San Diego Mesa College: Stratton took first in the pole vault at the Mangrum Invitational, clearing 15 feet, 3 inches.
Andrew Cobourn (Douglas ’12), fr., Chico State: Red-shirting.
Sadie Gastelum (Douglas ’12), fr., Chico State: Red-shirting.
Nathanael Williams (Sierra Lutheran ’12), fr., Colorado School of Mines: Stats not available.
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