College of Southern Idaho Athletics
Golden Eagle Men wins fourth straight match
TWIN FALLS, Idaho – The College of Southern Idaho men’s basketball team shot 75 percent off the field in the second half to pull away from Western Nebraska, winning 81-65.
The Golden Eagles beat Western Nebraska 44-38 and shot the Cougars 61 to 31 percent for the game.
KT Raimey led CSI with 24 points, six rebounds and five assists. Robert Whaley added 20 points and three rebounds.
Taelon Martin and Jakari Livingston scored 12 points each for the Golden Eagles and Martin added six rebounds, while Livingston had four rebounds, three assists and three steals.
Daylen Williams led CSI on the boards with 11. He added four points and three assists.
CSI, now 6-1 overall, will host Northeastern JC and McCook CC next week.
CSI WBB takes down Western Nebraska
TWIN FALLS, Idaho – The 19th-ranked CSI Women’s Basketball Team finished 12th-ranked Western Nebraska on Saturday on the final day of the Wright Physical Therapy Invitational.
The Golden Eagles scored a total of 14 3-points and scored 63 points in the second half to win.
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Brayli Jenks and Sadie Gronning led CSI with 17 points each. Together they were 9-of-13 from far away. Gronning added six rebounds and both had six assists each.
Jasmyne Boles and Alyssa Christensen finished with their double-doubles. Boles had 13 points and 13 rebounds and Christensen had 15 points and 10 rebounds. Two other CSI players scored in double digits. Kyra Paniora and Courtney Stothard had 11 points each.
CSI, now 5-1 overall, will host Treasure Valley and Eastern Wyoming next weekend.
CSI Men improves to 5-1 with victory over Eastern Wyoming
TWIN FALLS, Idaho – College of Southern Idaho shot 46 percent from long range and took a return from Eastern Wyoming to win 80-66 over Lancers Friday in the Wright Physical Therapy Invitational.
The Golden Eagles scored 7-of-15 from the 3-point line, led by Marcellious Locket who was 3-for-3. On the boards, CSI dominated behind a big performance by Daylen Williams. Sophomore finished with 16 rebounds and 13 points.
CSI also had four other players who scored in double digits. Locket had 13, Taelon MArtin finished with 12 and Jakari Livingston and Robert Whaley had 11 each.
In his first start of the season, Joel Armotrading had five points and seven rebounds, while the record Chayce Polynice added six points and eight rebounds.
Chris James had a solid night, finishing with five points, five rebounds and six assists.
CSI Women benefit from a great second half
TWIN FALLS, Idaho – The Golden Eagles women’s basketball team defeated Laramie County 49-32 in the second half and ran away with the 74-54 victory on Friday in the Coca Cola Invitational.
CSI had a great night out with Sadie Gronning. Sophomore ended the match with 25 points and five rebounds. She was 4-for-6 from beyond the 3-point line.
Other Golden Eagles who finished in double figures include Emilia Nworie and Jasmyne Boles each with 13 points and Ashlee Strawbridge with 12 points.
Boles added 12 rebounds for the double, and Nworie and Strawbridge had eight rebounds each.
Brayli Jenks led CSI with seven assists and added four rebounds.
CSI Baseball adds speed utility player for next season
TWIN FALLS, Idaho – The College of Southern Idaho will have an athlete who can play infield or outfield for the 2022-2023 season with the addition of Brody Duvall from Spanish Fork, Utah.
Duvall was a key member of the Spanish Forks High School Team that won the 5A Utah State Championship last spring. Duvall beat .389 with 34 goals, nine RBIs and 18 steals, and earned Deseret News honorable mention throughout the state.
“Brody is an elite defender who can fly flat at bases and around the field,” said CSI head coach Boomer Walker. “He will come in and be a game changer for us with bat and defense.”
CSI Baseball signs Timberlines Junior Garcia
TWIN FALLS, Idaho – The College of Southern Idaho Baseball Program announces the signing of Junior Garcia from Timberline High School for the 2022-2023 school year.
Garcia, who helped THS to a 5A State Championship this spring, was the starting catcher for the Timberwolves. As a junior, he hit .263 with 21 RBI and one home run.
As a beginner, Garcia hit .326 on the plate. He did not play second season due to Covid. During those two years, he made only four total errors in the defense.
“Junior is an elite defender who can control the running game and work well with the pitching staff,” said CSI head coach Boomer Walker.
Strawbridge signs Kansas City
TWIN FALLS, Idaho – College of Southern Idaho Women’s Basketball sophomore Ashlee Strawbridge has signed her letter of intent to play at the University of Missouri Kansas City next year.
The 6-1 striker from New Zealand has an average of 7.5 points, 6.3 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.5 steals per game for the 19th ranked Golden Eagle women.
As a freshman, she averaged 5.9 points and 6.2 rebounds per game to help CSI win a Region 18 championship and a spot in the NJCAA National Tournament.
“Ashlee brings a lot of maturity and talent to this signing class,” said Kansas City coach Jacie Hoyt. “She is versatile at both ends of the floor, which is essential in our conference. She wants to bring a physical presence to the post and on the glass, but is also skilled enough to go outside and strike shots. She is a natural leader who we have high hopes for an immediate effect both on and off the field.
CSI Softball adds two from Mountain Ridge HS
TWIN FALLS, Idaho – The Golden Eagle Softball Program is pleased to announce the addition of twins Tessa and Tasha Hokanson for the 2022-23 season.
Tessa plays midfield and Tasha is a catcher, first / third baseman, both from Mountain Ridge High School in Herriman, Utah.
“We’ll get two great players, students and people in Tasha and Tessa,” said CSI head coach Nick Baumert. “They are both very good softball players who have played at a high level on good teams. Tessa is an athletic midfielder who swings it on the plate. Tasha is a talented catcher who has a lot of power on the plate.”
Both players have had a big impact on the teams they have competed for. As juniors, they were the key to helping Mountain Ridge High School to a 5A State Runner Up finish. Tessa hit .471 with seven homeruns as a junior and Tasha hit .394 with nine homeruns. Both received first-team awards throughout the region as well as Deseret News All-State awards.
Outside of prom, they have competed for the past three years for the Utah Freakz, helping the Freakz hit back-to-back Utah State Championship titles in 2020 and 2021.
Off the field, Tessa has maintained a GPA of 3.8 and Tasha has a GPA of 4.0.
Ridgeline’s Markessa Jensen and Kenzee Hale sign with CSI Softball
TWIN FALLS, Idaho – In what has become a pipeline to the Golden Eagle Softball program from Ridgeline High School, CSI added two more when Kenzee Hale and Markessa Jensen will play for CSI 2022-2023.
Former Golden Eagles Mailee Jensen, Mya Washington and Brooklyn Anderson all came from Ridgeline HS.
Hale is the infielder and Jensen comes to CSI as a pitcher. Both also bring great bats. They were the key to helping Ridgeline to a third-place finish in the state in 2019 and a fifth-place finish as juniors. Their second season was lost due to Covid.
By playing shortstop / third base throughout his high school career, Hale earned First Team All Region, First Team All Valley and First Team All State last season. She hit .454 with a base rate of .555. She had six triples, 12 doubles, 10 home runs and 31 RBI.
“Kenzee is a very athletic, fast and versatile infielder,” said CSI head coach Nick Baumert. “She brings a lot of power to the plate and competes simply. She loves the game of softball and is not afraid to quit her job.”
Jensen will not only help the golden eagles in the circle, but can swing it. A First Team All Region, First Team All Valley and First Team All State selection last season, she hit .444 on the record with eight doubles, 41 RBIs and six homeruns. Her on-base percentage was 0.491. In the circle, she went 19-7 overall with 153 strikeouts and 3.40 ERA.
“Seeing the growth of Markessa from four years ago to today makes us very excited about how she will impact our team,” said Baumert. “She throws harder all the time and has a nasty shift. In the last year she has grown into a leader also in the circle with a certain presence. Her ceiling is very high.”
Both players were named The Herald Journal’s Valley Player of the Year and both are good students in the classroom. They also both play travel softball for Cache Valley Vengeance.