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This week's alumni update includes a four-time all-conference golfer and a new Softball Defensive Player of the Year.

SUBMITTED PHOTOS - This week, we highlight five former CCHS athletes who are making a name for themselves in college athletics. Clockwise from top left: Mayson Tibbs, Faith Wagner, Jace England, Deaglan Lundquist, and Emma Lees.

Last week, the Central Oregonian ran a story providing updates on several former Crook County High School athletes who are currently having an impact in collegiate athletics. Here are some more former CCHS stars who are making a name for themselves in college.

SUBMITTED PHOTO - Mayson Tibbs competes in golf at the Oregon Institute of Technology in Klamath Falls, Oregon.

Mayson Tibbs

Mayson Tibbs has just finished his senior year at Oregon Institute of Technology. Tibbs was a leader on the OIT golf team, making the Cascade Collegiate All-Conference team each of his four years at the university. In 2022, Tibbs finished seventh at the conference championship shooting rounds of 72, 72 and 79 for a total score of 223.

Faith Wagner

SUBMITTED PHOTO - Faith Wagner competes in track and field at Eastern Oregon University in La Grande, Oregon.Faith Wagner, who competes in track and field at Eastern Oregon University. Wagner is a senior academically; however, due to COVID accommodations, she has only used three years of her athletic eligibility. The pole vaulter finished fifth at the Cascade Conference Championships with a clearance of 10-04.016 inches. Wagner has been steadily improving as a pole vaulter throughout her collegiate career, and the district meet was no exception as she had her best leap of the season.

Emma Lees

SUBMITTED PHOTO - Emma Lees competes in softball at Central Community College in Columbus, Nebraska.

Emma Lees, a freshman at Central Community College in Columbus, Nebraska, was named regional Softball Defensive Player of the Year while playing shortstop for the Raiders. Lees finished the year with a .430 batting average, including a .522 average in conference play. Lees accounted for 33 RBIs, five home runs, seven doubles, 10 stolen bases, 32 walks and 45 runs scored during an outstanding season.

Jace England

SUBMITTED PHOTO - Jace England competes in rodeo at Treasure Valley Community College in Ontario, Oregon.

Fellow freshman Jace England, who competes in rodeo at Treasure Valley Community College in Ontario, won the Northwest Regional championship in bareback riding and qualified for nationals in the event. Unfortunately, England struggled in the national finals, failing to get a qualified ride. England also competes in team roping at Treasure Valley.

Deaglan Lundquist

SUBMITTED PHOTO - Deaglan Lundquist competes in rodeo at Blue Mountain Community College in Pendleton, Oregon.

Also making a name for himself in rodeo is freshman Deaglan Lundquist, who attends school at Blue Mountain Community College in Pendleton and qualified for the Collegiate National Finals Rodeo in saddle bronc riding. Lundquist finished in third place in the Northwest Region behind England. Like England, Lundquist did not have a qualified ride at nationals.

If you know another former CCHS athlete who is currently competing in collegiate athletics, please let us know by contacting sports reporter Lon Austin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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