Just one year removed from Spanish Springs, where she won two large-school individual state titles, Katrina Prendergast is golfing in arguably the largest golf tournament of her life. And she played in the NCAA Tournament this spring for Colorado State.
Prendergast is golfing in the 116th U.S. Women’s Amateur at Rolling Green Golf Club in Springfield, Pa. this week.
She teed off at 12:41 p.m. ET on Monday and started at 7:26 a.m. ET this morning. If she finishes in the top 64 of the 156-golfer field after two days of stroke play, she will advance to match play on Thursday. Fox Sports 1 will provide television coverage of the match-play portion of the tournament.
Anderson continues to shove in Walla Walla
Spanish Springs grad and future Nevada pitcher Ryan Anderson continues to deal for the Walla Walla Sweets in the West Coast League this summer.
The WCL, one of the premier summer leagues for college players in the country, had 80 players from its 12 teams taken in this year’s Major League Baseball draft.
Anderson is 3-1 with a 2.10 ERA over 38.2 innings (eight appearances, six starts). He’s struck out 26 and walked 15.
His ERA ranks 10th best in the WCL
In his last start, on Saturday, the 6-6 southpaw struck out six and allowed just two hits over six scoreless innings to pick up the win in a 3-0 Walla Walla victory.
His former teammate, Jake Prizina, who just finished his freshman season at Seattle University, is also pitching in the WCL for the Kitsap BlueJackets.
Prizina is 2-3 with a 4.15 ERA in 43.1 innings (eight appearances, eight starts). He’s struck out 29 and walked 19.
Walla Walla (26-22) was one game back of Bellingham on Monday for one of the league’s four postseason berths, but also trailed Kelowna and Victoria. They don’t have much time to leapfrog the three teams.
The regular season ends on Sunday.
Football practices to start this week
The first Friday night of the football season is three and a half weeks away (that’s it?) which means practices are starting as soon as this week.
The Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association allows a four-day ‘heat acclimation period’ which starts Wednesday. Programs have the option of utilizing those days.
Reed coach Ernie Howren, Spanish Springs coach Eric Borja, Sparks coach Rob Kittrell and Excel Christian coach Jeff Denson have all opted not to use those days and will wait until next week to start the 2016 season.
Non-contact practices begin next Monday (first day of school in the Washoe County School District), Tuesday, Wednesday before players strap on the shoulder pads next Thursday.
Nevada starts its fall camp on Friday.
The remaining fall prep sports officially begin next Saturday.
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