Rami Haddadin opened the season with a pin — in 2:53 over Wyoming’s Brock George — then won two more matches to reach the finals at 125 pounds in the season opener. He dropped a 6-2 decision in the championship match. Austin Dewey (Centennial High, 174) and Taylor West (Borah High, 165) also made the semifinals. Dewey won his third-place bout via a 2-1 decision. He went 4-1 at the tournament, recording three decisions and a fall. West dropped back-to-back decisions, the final loss coming in the consolation semifinals.
BSU VOLLEYBALL: Four Broncos reached double-figure kills as Boise State defeated San Jose State 25-23, 25-13, 25-21 in San Jose, Calif. Sierra Nobley recorded a team-high 14 kills, followed by Sabryn Roberts with 11, and Kaitlyn Oliver and Maddy O’Donnell with 10 apiece. Sarah Baugh added 43 assists for BSU (18-7, 10-3 MW), which earned its 10th victory in 11 matches.
BSU SWIMMING & DIVING: The Broncos won 3-of-16 events in a 199-101 loss to Nevada. Brittany Aoyama won both the 100- and 200-yard butterfly, and Sam Wicks claimed the 100 backstroke.
COLLEGE OF IDAHO MEN’S BASKETBALL: Joey Nebeker (Melba High) scored a career-high 32 points and added 13 rebounds, as the Coyotes beat Northwest Indian College 110-81 in the final game of the Taco Bell Shoot-Out in Caldwel. It was the 36th straight home win for the C of I (3-0).
C OF I CROSS COUNTRY: Both Coyote squads took second place at the Cascade Conference Championships in Salem, Ore. Max Hampton (Eagle High) clocked a time of 25 minutes, 35 seconds for second place in the 10k and earned all-conference honors, as the men placed all five runners inside the top 20 to finish with 48 team points — their lowest team score at the CCC Championships in program history. Austin Fred (Middleton High, fifth, 16:05) and Billy Godfrey (eighth, 26:25) also earned all-conference honors. On the women’s side, Amy Pfaff was fourth in 18:25.7, Ruth Lewinski (McCall-Donnelly High) finished eighth (18:37.6), and Lila Klopfenstein (Meridian High) took 10th in 18:41.9, all earning all-conference honors. The Southern Oregon men and Northwest Christian women won team titles.
C OF I VOLLEYBALL: The Coyotes swept Walla Walla 25-18, 25-19, 25-16 in the regular-season finale in College Place, Wash. Kylie Porter (Rocky Mountain High) had a match-high 16 kills for the C of I (18-10, 16-4 CCC).
NORTHWEST NAZARENE CROSS COUNTRY: Isaac Mitchell covered the 10k course in 30 minutes, 39.48 seconds to place 23rd at the NCAA Division II West Regional championship in Monmouth, Ore., and earn All-West Region honors. Both NNU squads placed 17th. The women were led by Sierra Manzer (Melba High), who placed 36th in the 6k in 22:07.65. The Chico State women and Alaska Anchorage men won team titles.
NNU MEN’S SOCCER: The Crusaders closed the regular season with a 3-1 win over Concordia in Portland. Alex Mitrovic, Jaime Verdin and Fernando Alvarez all scored in the first 45 minutes for NNU (12-6-1, 8-5-1 GNAC) scored all three goals in the first 45 minutes.