Will start of this update of Clinton County high school alumni with someone who did not go to school in Clinton County.
But her father did.
Daughter of Wilmington High School legend and Clinton County Sports Hall of Fame member Greg Nared, University of Tennessee junior Jaime Nared was named the Southeastern Conference women’s basketball player of the week. Nared had 27 points and hit two free throws with 5.9 seconds to play in the Lady Vols win over No. 4 South Carolina in late January.
Nared also hit the game-winning shot for Tennessee in a triumph over then-No. 6 Notre Dame.
Nared ranks first in the SEC and No. 19 in the nation in free throw percentage.
Here is a look at Clinton County high school graduates currently active in college:
• Chayse Wolf (Clinton-Massie, 2016) … Wheelchair basketball at Edinboro University. Chayse is averaging 8 points and 6 rebounds a game for the Edinboro Fighting Scots, who are 9-6 on the year. He is the top free throw shooter on the team at 73.7 percent (14 of 19). He has 42 assists and 25 steals this season. Chayse is a member of the United States men’s U-23 national wheelchair basketball team that has qualified for the World Championship tournament in Toronto, June 8-16. The team won the International Wheelchair Basketball Federation U-23 Qualifier in Argentina last month. The US team went 6-0 in the tournament, including a 66-18 win over Argentina in the title game.
• Josh Quallen (Wilmington, 2013) … Swimming at University of Louisville. The Cardinals were ranked No. 7 in the nation in late January before losing to No. 4 Indiana. In a meet against Kentucky on Jan. 21, Josh was part of the winning 200 medley relay team, first in the 100 butterfly, third in the 200 IM. In a meet in early January against the University of Missouri, Josh was first in the 100 butterfly (48.27), second in the 100 IM, third in the 200 IM, fifth in the 100 back, and first in the 200 medley relay and first in the 400 medley relay. Josh is scheduled to compete in the Atlantic Coast Conference championship meet Feb 22-23 in Atlanta.
• Alyssa Lewis (Wilmington, 2016) … Swimming at Siena College. Alyssa was a member of the runnerup 400 medley relay team in Siena’s meet Jan. 14 against Long Island University. In a Jan. 16 meet against Fairfield, Alyssa was part of the runnerup 400 freestyle relay team. Against St. Francis (Pa.) on Jan. 21, Alyssa and teammates again were second in the 400 free relay. The Saints will compete in the Mid-Atlanta Athletic Conference championship meet Feb. 8 in Buffalo, N.Y.
• Maddie Schaffer (Wilmington, 2014) … Swimming at Marshall University. In the Marshall Invitational Feb. 4, Maddie was second in the 400 IM. She was second on the first day of the Marshall Invitational with a lifetime best in the 200 IM. Maddie will compete in the Conference USA championship meet Feb. 22 in Atlanta.
• Kasey Uetrecht (Clinton-Massie, 2014) … Basketball at Northern Kentucky University. Kasey had 12 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals in the Lady Norse 67-47 loss to Wright State on Feb. 4. She has 16 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists and a steal in a 55-53 loss to Detroit Mercy on Jan. 29. She leads NKU in scoring (11.6 per game) while averaging 5.4 rebounds per game.
• Cole Floyd (East Clinton, 2015) … Fishing at Bethel University. The Bass Cats were ranked No. 1 going into the 2017 season by Cabelas. Since the 2011 season, the Bass Cats have not been ranked lower than 7th nationally.
• Sydney Brackemyre (Clinton-Massie, 2014) … Sydney’s basketball season has ended at the University of Indianapolis due to injury, according to Ryan Thomas, the assistant Sports Information Director at UIndy. In 15 games this season, Sydney averaged a team-best 16.4 points. She also had 93 rebounds, 13 assists, 12 steals and 21 blocked shots. She made 95 of 190 field goal attempts, including 22 of 49 from the three-point line. Sydney was 34 for 47 from the free throw line.