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Higher Education: Former Demon Stonehouse in charge at Carroll College

Jeff Caspersen
Post Independent Staff
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Glenwood Springs High School alum Dakota Stonehouse is making his mark in Montana, where he plays football for the Carroll College Saints.

The quarterback, who led Glenwood to a Class 3A football state title in 2008, is now the starting passer in Helena, where the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Saints are off to a 1-2 start this fall.

In years past, Stonehouse was Carroll’s super-utility man, accounting for 900 yards of offense in two seasons of work.

As a sophomore in 2011, he saw time at receiver and quarterback. He rushed for two touchdowns and passed for four while racking up more than 500 yards of offense.

Stonehouse had his 2010 season cut short by a knee injury and redshirted the 2009 campaign.

Rifle alum Dustin Ross, who now runs for Augusta State University in Georgia, was named the school’s male athlete of the year for 2011-12.

Ross led the school’s cross country team to its first conference championship and was named to the All-Peach Belt Conference first team and to the All-Southeast Region team.

Ross’ 2012 cross country campaign got off to a strong start. He placed 14th at the Brooks Memphis Twilight Classic in Tennessee, clocking in at 21 minutes, 43.89 seconds as the Jaguars’ top finisher in the four-mile men’s race.

Rifle graduate Holly Keeper kicked off her fall cross country season with a 10th-place finish for Colorado State University at the recent Colorado State Open in Fort Collins.

Keeper, who began her college running career at Augusta State University, placed 10th with a time of 18:54.3.

Austin Germiller, a Grand Valley graduate who now runs for Oklahoma Baptist University, was named a NAIA scholar athlete for 2011.

Germiller, who transferred from Colorado Mountain College, isn’t the only former Grand Valley Cardinal on the cross country roster at Oklahoma Baptist.

Germiller’s former Grand Valley teammate, Sam Whelan, also runs for the Bisons.

– “Higher Education” is a periodic feature that highlights the exploits of Roaring Fork Valley athletes who participate in college athletics. If you have news about an athlete, submit it to jcaspersen@postindependent.com to have it considered for publication.

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