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Woodcreek grad Gately is top student-athlete at Kansas college

Sierra College baseball player moving on to Loyola Marymount
By: Staff Reports
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For the second year in a row, the top female athlete at Hesston College in Kansas is from Roseville.

Softball player Hayley Gately, a Woodcreek High School graduate, and cross country runner Jacob Landis were named Student Athletes of the Year by the junior college.

Gately, a sophomore co-captain, became Hesston’s all-time leader in home runs, doubles, triples, runs and RBI. She led the Larks in several categories this season, including batting average (.412), homers (9), doubles (9), RBI (39), runs (35) and slugging percentage (.804). Gately also had a 9-5 record with a 3.60 ERA splitting time as a pitcher.

A National Junior College Athletic Association all-region selection, Gately also served as a student ambassador and resident assistant.

“Hayley made countless contributions to our program and the broader Hesston campus,” softball coach Andrew Sharp said. “She demonstrated tremendous leadership through her words, and more importantly, her actions. I will miss her, but am excited for her very bright future.”
Roseville graduate Emily Wagner-Davis was Hesston’s female athlete of the year for 2011-12.

“Em and Hayley have represented Roseville (and Hesston College) very, very well,” Sharp said. “Their contributions to the campus were enormous. This award is definitely more than an athletic award. Two outstanding young people.”

Gately and Hesston teammate Kaity Wills have committed to play next season for MidAmerica Nazarene University in Olathe, Kan.

College baseball

First baseman Jimmy Jack, a Granite Bay graduate who has played the last two years at Sierra College, will attend Loyola Marymount University next fall as a preferred walk-on and has been admitted to Loyola’s School of Film and Television, according to his dad, James Jack Sr.

Jack is hitting .248 with 24 RBI and 10 doubles for Sierra (31-7), which is hosting a Northern Super Regional this weekend. The Wolverines play Cabrillo (20-19) at 11 a.m. today.

Jack was second in the Big 8 Conference with four home runs. Teammate Blake Grant-Parks hit six.


Charlie Gibson of Roseville won three matches and advanced to the quarterfinals of the NCPGA Match Play Championship before losing to Wayne Clark of Hidden Valley Lake 1 up Wednesday at Monterey Peninsula Country Club.

Gibson, representing Sunset Whitney, defeated Steve Hummel of Reno 2 up in the third round. Gibson won his first two matches 3 and 2 and then won 2 up.

Also, Mitch Thomas of Morgan Creek advanced to Round 3. Thomas beat Colin Campbell of Clear Creek Tahoe by default and Marcus Judge of Haggin Oaks 1 up and then lost to Tom Morton of Haggin Oaks 6 and 4.

Joe Moulton and Philip Dawson, both of Morgan Creek, and Walter Thompson of Sierra View all lost in the first round.

Hole in one

Greg Knapp made a hole in one on the 102-yard 17th hole at Woodcreek Golf Club on April 27. Knapp used a 52-degree wedge.