Brett Young

High school: Lodi

Sport: Baseball

College: Delta State (Miss.)

Young, a senior center fielder, went 3-for-5 in the Statesmen’s’ season opener, a 9-1 victory over East Central, with two RBIs, two stolen bases and two runs. In the final game of the three-game series between the two teams, Young had two walks and a run in a 3-1 victory.

Korina Krueg

High school: Tokay

Sport: Softball

College: CSU Monterey Bay

Krueg, a senior shortstop, had a single and a stolen base in the Otters’ season opener, a 7-4 win over Academy of Art University at the Desert Stinger Classic in Las Vegas. She had a single and a run in a 6-5 loss to Western Oregon, then went 2-for-3 with a stolen base and a run in a 3-2 loss to Minot State.

David Lerma

High school: Elliot

Sport: Basketball

College: Maranatha Baptist

Lerma, a senior guard, had eight points, six steals, five assists and seven rebounds in a 92-78 win over Emmaus, then had four points, three assists and a pair of boards in a 90-54 win over Faith Bible.

Ethan Torres

High school: Liberty Ranch

Sport: Baseball

College: Cosumnes River

Torres, a freshman left-hander, pitched a scoreless inning of relief in the Hawks’ 8-2 win over Shasta on Jan. 26.

Mark Aubrey

High school: Liberty Ranch

Sport: Baseball

College: Cosumnes River

Aubrey, a sophomore catcher, had a double, an RBI and a run in the Hawks’ 8-3 win over Mendocino on Jan. 29.

Aliah Cisneros

High school: Tokay

Sport: Softball

College: Cosumnes River

Cisneros, a freshman outfielder, had a single, an RBI and a run in the Hawks’ season opener, a 7-1 win over Feather River at the Monterey Peninsula Classic, followed by a single in a 4-0 loss to Monterey Peninsula.

Sydney Giovannoni

High school: Tokay

Sport: Softball

College: Cosumnes River

Giovannoni, a freshman second baseman, had a single, a walk and two runs in the season opener, then two walks in a 5-1 victory, also over Feather River.

Kayley Rocha

High school: Liberty Ranch

Sport: Softball

College: Cosumnes River

Rocha, a freshman outfielder, had a single and a run against Feather River, went 2-for-3 against Monterey Peninsula, then was 2-for-4 with a double and two runs against Feather River.

Jalen Valverde

High school: Elliot

Sport: Basketball

College: Delta

Valverde, a sophomore guard, scored 15 points in the Mustangs’ 67-52 win over Cosumnes River on Feb. 1.

Jimmy Beltz

High school: Elliot

Sport: Basketball

College: Delta

Beltz, a freshman guard, scored three points against CRC.

Spencer Monteiro

High school: Lodi

Sport: Basketball

College: Delta

Monteiro, a sophomore forward, scored 20 points against Cosumnes River.

Benny Simi

High school: Lodi

Sport: Basketball

College: Modesto JC

Simi, a sophomore forward, had 16 points, four rebounds and two assists in a 92-75 loss to Sierra on Feb. 1.

Alexa Brand

High school: Lodi

Sport: Basketball

College: Delta

Brand, a sophomore guard, had two points and five rebounds in a 95-22 win over Cosumnes River on Feb. 1.

Ezra Kiedrowski

High school: Lodi

Sport: Basketball

Semipro: Team Trouble

Kiedrowski, a 2002 Lodi grad, had five points, six rebounds and three steals in a 161-159, double-overtime win, then had 12 points, six boards and two steals in a 155-98 win in a double-header against the Shizuoka Gymrats out of Japan.

Ryan Gaarder

High school: Lodi

Sport: Basketball

Semipro: Team Trouble

Gaarder, a 2010 Lodi grad, had eight points and five rebounds in the first game against Shizuoka, then had 10 points, five assists and three rebounds in the second game.

Do you know of a local athlete who has continued playing at the college or pro levels? If so, the News-Sentinel encourages you (parents, coaches, athletes and anyone else) to update us on how these former athletes are doing. We'd like to update our readers as often as possible. You can reach the News-Sentinel sports department by phone at 369-7035 or by e-mail at sports@lodinews.com.

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