Senior offensive lineman Mario Yakoo and junior lineman Archie Lewis, who made 12 and eight starts last season, respectively, will miss spring camp after shoulder and knee surgeries, respectively, Boise State football coach Bryan Harsin said Friday.
Spring camp starts Monday.
Both are expected to return in the fall.
Harsin also said sophomore tight end Chase Blakley, senior receiver Taylor Pope and freshman linebacker Tyson Maeva will miss spring. Senior linebacker Tanner Vallejo had ankle surgery and will be limited this spring.
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The Broncos’ open scrimmage is Saturday, April 2, and the Spring Game is Saturday, April 9. Both start at 5 p.m. at Albertsons Stadium.
BSU WOMEN WIN FINALE
The basketball team defeated San Jose State 81-69 in its regular season finale Friday night at Taco Bell Arena. Boise State (19-10, 12-6) clinches the No. 3 seed in next week’s Mountain West Tournament in Las Vegas.
Brooke Pahukoa led the Broncos with her first double-double of the year with 26 points (23 in the second half) and 10 rebounds. She finished with a school-record tying eight 3-pointers. Shay Shaw added her 11th double-double of the year on 19 points and 13 boards.
The matchups for next week’s Mountain West Tournament in Las Vegas:
▪ Monday: No. 8 San Diego State vs. No. 9 Wyoming, 3 p.m. MT; No. 7 Utah State vs. No. 10 Nevada, 5:30 p.m.; No. 6 UNLV vs. No. 11 Air Force, 8 p.m.
▪ Tuesday: No. 1 Colorado State vs. San Diego State/Wyoming; 1 p.m.; No. 4 San Jose State vs. No. 5 New Mexico, 3:30 p.m.; No. 2 Fresno State vs. Utah State/Nevada, 7 p.m.; No. 3 Boise State vs. UNLV/Air Force, 9:30 p.m.
▪ Wednesday: Semifinals, 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.
▪ Friday: Championship, 1 p.m.
VANDALS, BENGALS MEN PLAY SATURDAY
The basketball teams meet at 8 p.m. MT in the Cowan Spectrum in Moscow, with seeding for next week’s Big Sky Conference Tournament in Reno up for grabs. The game will be broadcast on 630 AM.
The winner secures the No. 3 seed in the tournament. Idaho (19-11, 11-6 Big Sky) is guaranteed a top-four seed, regardless of Saturday’s outcome, while Idaho State (16-13, 11-6) could slip as low as fifth with a loss.
Idaho is 57-45 all-time against Idaho State; the teams have not met this season.
The Vandals are 7-0 on Senior Night under coach Don Verlin.
BOISE STATE RUNNER HONORED
Freshman long distance runner Allie Ostrander was named the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association West Region women’s indoor track athlete of the year.
The Kenai, Alaska, native will compete in the 3,000 and 5,000 meters at the NCAA Championships on March 11-12 in Birmingham, Ala. She is ranked No. 1 in the 3,000 and No. 2 in the 5,000.
FRUITLAND POLE VAULTER WINS NAIA INDOOR NATIONAL TITLE
JOHNSON CITY, TENN. — Eastern Oregon senior Talitha Fagen (Fruitland High) cleared 12 feet, 8 1/4 inches to win for the third straight year at the NAIA Indoor Track & Field Championships on Friday. Fagen, who set the school record of 12-11 1/2 earlier this season, is the event’s first three-time national champion. College of Idaho senior Tiana Thomas (Middleton High, 600 meters) and sophomore Amy Pfaff (1,000) qualified for Saturday finals.
COLLEGE OF IDAHO BASEBALL: The Yotes (14-5, 2-2 NAIA West) lost to top-ranked Lewis-Clark State 16-0 in Caldwell to open a four-game weekend series. Chase Hafer (Mountain View High) had a triple and three runs for the defending national NAIA champion Warriors (12-0, 4-0), who have matched the second-best start in program history. The same teams play a doubleheader at noon Saturday and a single game at 11 a.m. Sunday, both at Wolfe Field in Caldwell.
C OF I SWIMMING: Junior Mckayla Stevens led the Yotes with a sixth-place finish in the 200-yard freestyle (1:54.77) at the NAIA Championships in Columbus, Ga. The C of I women are in seventh place with 144 points; the men are 10th with 100.
C OF I WOMEN’S TENNIS: The Yotes (3-2) beat Puget Sound 7-2 in Tacoma, Wash.
NORTHWEST NAZARENE SOFTBALL: The Crusaders (7-8, 1-1) split their GNAC-opening doubleheader with Western Washington in Bellingham, Wash., winning 10-2 and losing 8-0.
NNU BASEBALL: The Crusaders (6-6, 1-1) opened GNAC play by splitting with Saint Martin’s in Nampa, losing 10-6 and winning 8-0.
IDAHO/IDAHO STATE WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Brooke Blair scored 24 points, and Idaho State (15-14, 8-10 Big Sky) routed Idaho 89-68 in Pocatello. Ali Forde had 17 points and five rebounds for the Vandals (21-9, 13-5).