Writing Samples


La Center wide receiver Davari Grauer wears unique gloves for grandfather with Alzheimer’s

Sept. 2022. The Columbian.

From UP Pilot to military Pilot, Mikhenna Miller enjoys the ride with University of Portland lacrosse

April 2022. The Columbian.

First-year Evergreen swimmer Matt Skimmyhorn, who’s autistic, is thriving in the pool

Jan. 2022. The Columbian.

Tait Spencer’s time has arrived with Battle Ground boys basketball team

Dec. 2021. The Columbian.

‘This team doesn’t give up’ — Butte College women’s basketball team is off to its best start in a decade

Jan. 2020. Chico Enterprise-Record.

‘I want to be there for them’ — Chico State volleyball coach Cody Hein reunites with team, despite health scare

Aug. 2019. Chico Enterprise-Record.

Paradise senior Gabe Price runs his way to state cross-country meet

Nov. 2018. Chico Enterprise-Record.
2018 CNPA Awards, First Place, Sports Feature Story

Anthony Thomas determines his own fate with Chico High

Oct. 2018. Chico Enterprise-Record.

Orland wrestler Jennifer Soto dreams of reaching the Olympics

Sept. 2018. Chico Enterprise-Record.

In pursuit of an MLB job, Darrell Ceciliani has something left to prove

April 2018. Madras Pioneer.

Teammates turned into family: An oral history of how the Madras girls basketball team forged a family bond and rediscovered having fun

Feb. 2018. Madras Pioneer.

Evan Brown closes in on Madras boys basketball coaching mark

Dec. 2017. Madras Pioneer.

The (night) show must go on

Aug. 2016. East Oregonian.

Oregon golf’s Aaron Wise takes aim at NCAA Championships before turning professional

May 2016. Daily Emerald.

One year after near-fatal experience, Van Williams is grateful to be alive

Jan. 2016. Daily Emerald.

Ugo Amadi, Arrion Springs form bond, shape new identity in Oregon secondary

Sept. 2015. Daily Emerald.

Devon Allen holds head high following injury

Jan. 2015. Duck Sports Authority.


Ridgefield Raptors finish series sweep of Portland Pickles in hostile road environment

Aug. 2022. The Columbian.

Overtime belongs to Chico State men’s basketball team, sending Wildcats to CCAA Tournament semifinals

March 2020. Chico Enterprise-Record.

Chico State men’s cross-country team places 3rd, ties best team finish at NCAA Championships

Nov. 2019. Chico Enterprise-Record.

On Hamilton’s senior night, Morgan Avrit serves one last point

Oct. 2019. Chico Enterprise-Record.
2019 CNPA Awards, First Place, Sports Game Story (all dailies)

Butte College football limits mistakes, gets back on track against ‘Last Chance U’ Laney College

Oct. 2019. Chico Enterprise-Record.

Chris Wondolowski pays homage to Chico State in Hall of Fame induction

July 2019. Chico Enterprise-Record.

Chico High wins Masters wrestling championships on last-match pin

Feb. 2019. Chico Enterprise-Record.

Biggs wins first section girls basketball title in school history

Feb. 2019. Chico Enterprise-Record.

Indianapolis Colts punter Rigoberto Sanchez has a hand in history

Oct. 2018. Chico Enterprise-Record.

Madras snaps 23-game losing streak in win over Valley Catholic

Sept. 2017. Madras Pioneer.

Records fall, Catylynn Duff’s best of them all

May 2017. Madras Pioneer.

Oregon wins first NCAA Men’s Golf Championship in front of hundreds at Eugene CC

June 2016. Daily Emerald.

Following ten-month hiatus, Oregon receiver Darren Carrington delivers encore performance

Oct. 2015. Daily Emerald.

Ducks upset Utah in home finale

Feb. 2015. Duck Sports Authority.


How Butte County’s hospitals, health systems responded to the COVID-19 pandemic

March 2021. Chico Enterprise-Record.

California’s updated COVID-19 guidance clears path for outdoor prep sports, including football, to resume competition

Feb. 2021. Chico Enterprise-Record.

Michele Kirkhoven was killed in Oroville 30 years ago — the unsolved homicide case is still active

Jan. 2021. Chico Enterprise-Record.

Friends remember Stephen Vest, 30-year-old killed in Chico police shooting

Oct. 2020. Chico Enterprise-Record.
2020 CNPA Awards, Fourth Place, Profile Story

Gov. Gavin Newsom pays quick return trip to Butte County, discusses President Trump’s visit

Sept. 2020. Chico Enterprise-Record.

Chico couple recount ‘truly terrifying’ Wyoming hot air balloon crash

Aug. 2020. Chico Enterprise-Record.

Yoga Round-Up rebrands to Wellness Wave following 2016 cancellation

July 2016. East Oregonian.

Hermiston Neon Nights to benefit trainer fighting rare cancer

July 2016. East Oregonian.

Renovation vision remains unaltered in aftermath of Civic Stadium fire

June 2015. Daily Emerald.


Where does the Chico State men’s basketball team go from here?

Jan. 2019. Chico Enterprise-Record.

Egos aside, two coaches find balance at Culver

Jan. 2017. Madras Pioneer.

Oregon men’s basketball players haven’t soared in the NBA

June 2015. Daily Emerald.

Collegiate programs can learn from NFL’s Ray Rice situation

Sep. 2014. FishDuck.com.

Time to take off the training wheels – let Thomas Tyner run wild

Aug. 2014. FishDuck.com.


Jackson Michelson comes home for Pendleton Whisky Music Fest

July 2016. East Oregonian.

Washington head coach Chris Petersen reflects on his tenure at Oregon

Oct. 2015. Daily Emerald.

Arrion Springs takes on bigger role as starting cornerback

Sept 2015. Daily Emerald.

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