The second annual Idaho Wrestling Hall of Fame Classic is Saturday at Meridian High. Action begins at 1 p.m., and the event is sanctioned by the Idaho High School Activities Association.
A selection committee of statewide coaches picked the 30 wrestlers, and there are athletes representing classifications from 5A to 1A.
The day starts with an awards breakfast at 9 a.m., and each wrestler will receive a plaque and a singlet. Through sponsorships and fundraising, the event raised enough money to put each wrestler in a hotel the night before the dual and cover their travel costs.
WEISER JUNIOR EARNS GATORADE HONOR
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Lauren Bouvia is the Gatorade Idaho Girls Soccer Player of the Year.
The forward set a national record with 127 goals last fall, leading the Wolverines to the 3A state championship. Bouvia broke the previous record of 106 goals, set in 1989 by Shannon Stewart of Corodano High (Texas).
Bouvia also set Idaho records with nine goals in a single state tournament game and 16 goals in the three-game tournament.
“In 24 years of coaching, Lauren Bouvia is the best female soccer athlete I have ever seen at the high school level,” Emmett coach Donald Gregory said. “I knew she was a special player last year, but this year was something phenomenal.”
Bouvia is committed to play at UC Davis.
BORAH LOSES GIRLS SOCCER COACH
Steve Lucas, a former head coach for the Boise State women’s team, led the Lions for one season, compiling a 9-6-4 record last fall. He is the new head women’s coach at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Ore.
TRACK STANDOUTS JOIN RECORD BOOKS
Andrew Rafla (Timberline) ran the 3,000 in 8 minutes, 0.69 seconds to move into third place in Boise State indoor history. His time, which he posted at the Washington Invitational in Seattle last weekend, is eighth fastest in the nation this season.
At the same meet, Eric England (Mountain View) won the triple jump (51 feet, 2.75 inches), breaking the school record at Eastern Oregon. His mark is tops in the NAIA.
Hall of Fame pairings
- 98 pounds: Ridge Lovett, Post Falls vs. Cade Krishnek, Capital
- 106: Joe Rice, New Plymouth, vs. Darrick Stacey, Bonneville
- 113: Eddie Daniel, Minico, vs. Levi Austin, New Plymouth
- 120: Peter Huntsman, Borah, vs. Matt Mcleod, Post Falls
- 126: Kade Smith, Pocatello, vs. Larry Johnson, Lakeland
- 132: Conner Burley, Salmon, vs. Jason Burchell, Post Falls
- 138: Sam Eckhart, Fruitland, vs. TJ Wolf, Post Falls
- 145: Alius Delaroso, Post Falls, vs. Koy Meredith, Minico
- 152: Dusty Jones, Kuna, vs. Donivan Banks, Bonneville
- 160: Jaron Chavez, Centennial, vs. Aaron Esplin, Highland
- 170: Trager Abatti, Challis, vs. Jared Bird, Bonneville
- 182: Casey Randles, Sandpoint, vs. Tate Grover, American Falls
- 195: Levi Perry, Kuna, vs. Harrison Mclenna, Rocky Mountain
- 220: Braeden Phillips, Fruitland, vs. Wyatt Silvis, Nampa
- 285: Brandon Kipper, Columbia, vs. Michael Easterling, Canyon Ridge