CSI’s Hill earns All-American status


A four-time member of the All-State cross-country first team, Sugar-Salem High School grad Shaylee Hill has upped her honor status to All-American.

In her first season as a collegian, Hill placed eighth at the NJCAA national championships Saturday, earning All-American honors with an eighth-place finish.

Hill led all Southern Idaho thinclads at the Fort Dodge, Iowa, event, covering the 5k course in 18 minutes 14 seconds. The Golden Eagles placed fourth overall with a team score of 240.

Iowa Central won the team title at 65.

On the opposite end of her collegiate career, Utah State senior and West Jefferson graduate Tylee Skinner earned All Region

honors with her 19th-place finish at the NCAA Mountain Regional Championships on Friday in Logan, Utah.

Skinner toured the 6k track in 20:39, helping the Aggies place fourth with 125 points. Colorado won the team competition with a 62.

On the men’s side for USU, Snake River grad James Withers posted a 10k time of 31:21, finishing 37th in the regional championship field. Utah State was seventh with a 197, and Northern Arizona claimed the team title at 49. Both the Utah State men’s and women’s cross-country teams received at-large bids to the NCAA National championships scheduled for Saturday in Louisville.


Apparently inspired by Skyline’s big win at Middleton in the 4A state football semifinals Friday, Weber State finally gave Skyline grad David Ames III his first chance to run the ball Saturday, and Ames did not disappoint.

Ames carried the ball twice for 19 yards in a 63-17 blowout win over Portland State, a win that left the Wildcats at 8-2.

Montana Tech junior and Former Hillcrest standout Chance Hansen had six tackles including 1.5 tackles for loss Saturday during a 24-10 loss to Southern Oregon. The loss closes Tech’s regular season at 6-4.

Firth graduate and Southern Virginia sophomore Mitch Orme finished with a team-high 10 tackles Saturday, adding a fumble recovery during a 27-0 loss to New Jersey.

Also representing Firth at SVU on Saturday, Jackson Thompson pitched in with seven tackles and one forced fumble.

Hillcrest graduate Sam Horman handled the punting duties for SVU (2-8), finishing with six kicks and a long of 51 yards.


A pair of local volleyball talents now at Eastern Oregon were honored by the Cascade Conference this past weekend, with Madisen Garlie (Challis) and Kiley McMurtrey (Bonneville) named Co-Player of the Year and Freshman of the Year, respectively.

Garlie finished with five kills and five blocks in a 3-0 loss to the College of Idaho on Friday in the CCC tournament semifinals, and McMurtrey added 10 digs.

EOU (22-9) earned an at-large bid to the NAIA National Championship tournament. The Mountaineers earned a first-round bye and will open play beginning Nov. 28 in Sioux City, Iowa.

Idaho Falls graduate Maya Taylor punctuated her final regular season game as a freshman at St. Louis University, finishing with 14 kills and a .542 hitting percentage during a 3-0 win over George Washington. The win leaves the Billikens at 13-14.

Also representing Idaho Falls, Montana Western’s Kiarra Johnson had six assists and three digs Friday during a 3-0 win over Rocky Mountain. The Bulldogs are now 10-16.

Idaho State got a match-best 33 digs from Bonneville graduate Haylie Keck during a 3-2 loss to Sacramento State on Thursday. ISU is now 11-17.

Fellow Bonneville graduate Halle Hess had 14 kills and seven digs Wednesday to help the Cardinals edge Wenatchee Valley 3-2. NIC is now 31-6.

Grays Harbor (19-30) libero and Hillcrest graduate Jayde Jenkins had nine digs and four aces Wednesday during a 3-0 rout of Tacoma.