Three Whitworth University players were honored Tuesday as Northwest Conference Student-Athletes of the Week.
Sophomore Dana Misterek earned her award as a member of the cross country team by finishing first among NCAA Division III competitors in the Sundodger Invite in Seattle with a time of 21 minutes, 51.48 seconds and leading the Bucs to a second-place finish it their division.
Cailen Thomason, a defensive back on the football team, was named the NWC’s top special teams player after averaging 29.5 yards per kick return in a 29-24 non-conference loss to Redlands. Senior Brian Olson was honored as the top defensive player in men’s soccer after helping limit two opponents to a total of three shots on goal in weekend victories over Pacific and George Fox.
North Idaho College (3-4-1) used goals from Thomas Brempong and Evan Frobe to offset the loss of Jose Ballesteros, who was red-carded in the 50th minute, and dig out a 2-2 non-conference tie against visiting Columbia Basin (3-1-3). Ballesteros assisted on Brempong’s goal before receiving his red card.
The division-leading Spokane Braves (4-1-0-1), after spotting host Beaver Valley (2-2-1) an early one-goal lead, scored three unanswered goals to post a 3-1 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League road win at Fruitvale, British Columbia. Nick Redding, Jesse Collins and Dylan Tappe each picked up goals for Spokane.
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