Printed on: November 26, 2013

Blackfoot's Clarke helps lift Carroll


With designs on a seventh NAIA national championship since 2002, the Carroll College Fighting Saints rallied to take down Georgetown (Ky.) 38-28 during the opening round of the small school football playoffs Saturday.

Former Blackfoot standout and Saints wide receiver Anthony Clarke had 11 receiving yards and a 52-yard kickoff return in the win, helping to lift Carroll (11-1) into a quarterfinal game against Missouri Valley.


Bonneville grad and Olympic freshman Ashlee Trane earned NWAACC tournament first-team honors this past weekend after guiding her team to its best conference tourney finish in school history.

Trane finished with a match-best 50 assists during a 3-1 championship loss to Blue Mountain on Sunday, adding nine digs, three kills and three blocks. She also had 140 assists and 28 digs over five other matches leading up to the championship final.Olympic finished 40-6.

Representing Bonneville at Idaho State, Kylee Sessions led her team with 13 digs Thursday during a 3-0 win over Eastern Washington. Teammate Hayley Farrer (Idaho Falls) led the Bengals in digs two nights later with 15 during a 3-2 loss to Portland State.

Also against EWU for Idaho State, South Fremont grad Whitney Harrington had 15 digs to lead the 19-13 Bengals.

BYU freshman and Rigby product Whitney Young hit .474 with 10 kills and five blocks Saturday during a 3-2 loss to San Diego on Saturday. The Cougars will enter the postseason at 22-6.

Representing Rigby volleyball at Boise State, Katelyn Kinghorn finished with six kills Thursday during a 3-2 loss to San Diego State. The Broncos are now 13-16.

Wyoming got 13 digs from Idaho Falls graduate Kaitlyn Johnson during a 3-2 win over San Jose State on Saturday, and fellow I.F. grad Megan Spofford had five kills and five blocks Thursday during a 3-1 loss to Sacramento State. Wyoming is now 19-13, and MSU is 6-24.

BYU-Hawaii standout and Idaho Falls graduate Kathy Collette finished with nine digs on Thursday to help her team defeat Hawaii-Pacific 3-1 and improve to 24-1. Hawaii will face 21-9 Alaska-Anchorage in the opening round of the NCAA Division II playoffs Dec. 5.

Butte County graduate and College of Idaho freshman Cheyan Coburn finished with 14 digs Saturday during a 3-2 loss to Rocky Mountain in the opening round of the NAIA National Volleyball Tournament. The Coyotes end the season at 18-10.


Wyoming senior and Idaho Falls graduate Ethan Griffel placed third in the 200-yard freestyle at the UNLV Invitational, covering the distance in 1 minute, 36.74 seconds. Griffel was also second in the 500 freestyle "B" final and helped the Wyoming 4x100 freestyle relay team placed third in 3:00.30.

Stanford took home the team trophy at the meet with 1,262 points, followed by Wyoming's runner-up total of 748.

Men's basketball

Westminster senior guard Blake Skidmore led the Griffins in scoring twice this past week, finishing with 16 points during a 77-63 loss to Southern Oregon and 18 in a 78-70 loss to Oregon Tech. Westminster is now 4-4.

Women's basketball

West Jefferson graduate Riley Jemmett led Big Bend with 23 points Saturday during a 104-66 win over Mt. Hood. Teammate Mc-

Kell Marlor (Madison) had 17 points, eight rebounds and six assists in the win.

Also for 3-0 BBCC on Saturday, Tasha Huff (Ririe) had four points and five rebounds, and Sam Orme (Shelley) finished with two points and two rebounds.

Elsewhere in the NWAACC, Blackfoot grad Cerissa Honena had 19 points and seven rebounds for Treasure Valley (1-2) during a 70-53 win over Centralia.

Skyline grad and Columbia Basin (3-1) post Alicia Jones had six points and eight rebounds Saturday during a 63-51 win over Bellevue, and Snake River graduate Madison Pilster finished with six rebounds and three points for Peninsula (2-2) during a 54-34 loss to Spokane.

Southern Idaho guard and Rigby grad Alli Furniss hit her only field goal attempt of the game Saturday, finishing with three points and one assist during a 76-56 win over Western Wyoming. Teammate Cassidy Jones (West Jeff) had four points in the win for the 7-0 Golden Eagles.

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