Roseville grad is athlete of the year at Kansas college

Local instructor is certified by U.S. Kids Golf
By: Roseville Press Tribune Staff Reports
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Emily Wagner-Davis, a 2010 graduate of Roseville High School, was one of three inaugural athletes of the year at Hesston College in Kansas.

Wagner-Davis graduated from the two-year liberal arts college with a 3.88 grade-point average and an associate in arts degree in business.

The left fielder started every game over two years and helped lead Hesston to its first postseason appearance since moving to Division II four years ago. The Larks compete in the National Junior College Athletic Association.

Wagner-Davis hit .293 for Hesston and had three errors in 94 chances in the field. She was a team captain and an Academic All-American.

Now No. 2 all-time in hits and sixth in RBI at Hesston, she’ll play for Stephens College in Columbia, Mo., next season. Wagner-Davis is studying fashion marketing and management.

“She was a true leader for our team,” head coach Andrew Sharp said in an e-mail. “Em was a gamer, always sacrificing her body and doing all the little things that a coach loves. She’s one of my all-time favorites. Emily will be missed.”

Hayley Gately, on the other hand, has another year with the Larks. The 2011 Woodcreek graduate led Hesston in several statistical categories this season, including batting average (.391), slugging (.677) and on-base percentage (.441), runs (45), hits (63), doubles (18), triples (eight), home runs (four) and RBI (47).

“Hayley had a monster year for us,” Sharp said of Gately, an all-region selection.

Local instructor is certified by U.S. Kids Golf

Mike Huetter, a longtime fixture in the Placer County area, was named a Kids Golf Certified Instructor by U.S. Kids Golf, according to a news release.

Huetter has been a junior instructor for 25 years in the region, according to the news release, including director of fun and instruction for the past two years at Morgan Creek Golf Club in Roseville and Sunset Whitney Golf Club in Rocklin.

“Teaching golf is fun, rewarding and very challenging,” Huetter was quoted as saying. “My favorite thing to do in my job is teach a junior golfer who really wants to improve. My philosophy is to make the instruction fun and the improvement will soon follow.”