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Roundup: Whits’ Eglet earns NWC honors

Whitworth freshman quarterback Taylor Eglet’s first start was an award winner.

Eglet, the Lewis and Clark High product, was honored as the Northwest Conference offensive player of the week after tossing three touchdown passes, all in the second quarter, in the Pirates’ 24-15 win over Puget Sound.

Eglet, pressed into duty after season-ending injuries to starter Andrew Durant and backup Cub Jansen on Oct. 10, completed 10 of 16 passes for 104 yards.

• Molly Blankenship (Priest River High, Community Colleges of Spokane) was named the NWC volleyball player of the week after leading Willamette to a 2-0 record. Blankenship had 34 kills and 17 digs in the victories.

Basketball

The Idaho men’s and women’s teams were picked to finish fourth in the WAC preseason polls of coaches and media.

UI senior guard Mac Hopson was a first-team selection and Steffan Johnson, a transfer from Pacific, was selected newcomer of the year. Utah State’s men were picked to win the WAC. Nevada sophomore forward Luke Babbitt was tabbed player of the year.

Idaho was represented on the women’s second team by Yinka Olorunnife and Derisa Taleni, as voted on by the coaches. The media placed Olorunnife on the first team. The coaches selected Fresno State to win the conference while the media went with Louisiana Tech. Shanavia Dowdell was chosen player of the year.

Men’s golf

Washington State freshman Hank Frame held on to win medalist honors, but his Cougars couldn’t do the same, finishing second at the Georgetown Intercollegiate in Beallsville, Md. Frame followed up his first-day 68 with a 75 at The Members Club at Four Streams. Frame edged North Carolina-Greensboro’s Will Almand (71-73) and Detroit’s David Byrne (72-72) by one shot.

UNC-Greensboro, trailing WSU by 11 shots after Monday’s round, shot 290 for a two-day total of 18-over-par to beat the Cougars by three shots. WSU shot 21-over 304. The tourney was shortened by inclement weather.

Boxing

Sandpoint’s Favio Medina and Louisianan Jason Papillion will fight for the World Boxing Council U.S. welterweight title Thursday at the Coeur d’Alene Casino.

Medina is 22-2-2 with eight knockouts. Papillion is 39-14-1 with 25 KOs. The bout is scheduled for 10 rounds.

Also on the six-bout card: Newman Lake heavyweight Skylar Anderson (13-1-1) tangles with Gabe Brown (18-11-4), of Pensacola, Fla.; and Spokane’s Kaleb Fisher (1-0) faces Bozeman’s Chris Asher (0-3) at 164 pounds.



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