Chris Sarbaugh, who also played for North Idaho College, joins the Vandals for his final season of eligibility. Sarbaugh, a 6-foot-3 guard, averaged 3.2 points and 1.0 assists in 27 games, including eight starts, last season at San Diego, where he played two seasons and earned a business degree. “Chris is a dynamic player who has a great feel for the game of basketball,” Idaho coach Don Verlin said. “He also has a knack for penetrating and making plays for his teammates.” Sarbaugh averaged 7.6 points, 4.6 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game in 2012-13 at North Idaho, where he transferred after spending a year as a walk-on at Gonzaga. He was the MVP of the Washington 4A state tournament in 2011 for Gonzaga Prep in Spokane.
NORTHWEST NAZARENE BASEBALL: Second baseman Tyler Davis made the All-Great Northwest Athletic Conference first team and was named co-Newcomer of the Year. Outfielder Josh Hatfield (Mountain View High) and catcher Andrew Helmstadtler also made the first team, while outfielder Jesse Hilyard and pitchers Jake Reppert, Blake Mitchell, Colton Loomis and Colben McGuire garnered honorable mention. Davis hit .306 with nine home runs and 35 RBIs and had a .950 fielding percentage at second and third base. Hatfield was a .365 hitter with seven homers, 30 RBIs, 11 stolen bases and eight outfield assists, and Helmstadtler hit .312 with a program-record six triples, three homers and 35 RBIs while throwing out eight base stealers.
COLLEGE OF IDAHO SOFTBALL: Catcher Destiny Turner (Mountain View High) and shortstop Katie Rowe made the All-Cascade Conference team, and first baseman Alexis Macias received honorable mention. Outfielder Courtney Ellis earned a Gold Glove award. Turner set program records for batting (.468) and doubles (20) while hitting three home runs and 45 RBIs. Rowe hit .374 with five homers, 34 RBIs and 12 stolen bases, and Macias was a .340 hitter with eight homers and 39 RBIs. Corban pitcher Jessica Holsinger (Eagle High) also was named to the all-conference team.
IDAHO MEN’S GOLF: Jared du Toit is the Big Sky Player of the Year, and Daniel Sutton is the Freshman of the Year. Both made the first team along with Aaron Cockerill. Rylee Iacolucci made the All-Big Sky second team, and Ryan Porch earned honorable mention. The Vandals also received the No. 10 seed in the NCAA San Diego Regional, which is May 14-16.
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