Saturday, April 14, 2012

Boise State Gets Two Wins in El Paso

The Boise State track team fared well at the prestigious UTEP Invitational in El Paso, Texas.

Eetu Viitala won the long jump with a leap of 7.82 meters.  Dusty Klein picked up a win in the 800 (1:56.39) and Kenny Roseman took first in the triple jump with a mark of 47-6.50.  Matthew Moyer was behind Klein in second in the 800 with a time of 1:56.47.  Sasa Kampic captured the women's javelin (41.69 m.) and Jessical Bottleberghe finished second in the 800 with a time of 2:18.77.

Those were the only top two finishes for the team in El Paso.  The rest of the Bronco team was at the Eastern Oregon Open and we'll get you results of that action as soon as we can.

Broncos Strike for Three More

An RBI single by Tazz Weatherly and a two-RBI single from Mackenzie Whyte have put up three more for Boise State in the fifth inning.  The Lady Broncos lead UNLV 7-2.

Boise State Leads UNLV 4-2

The Broncos are batting in the fifth inning.

Boise State Posts Early Lead

The Bronco softball team has come up with four runs in the bottom of the third to lead UNLV 4-0.

Klamczynska Wins Singles

Sonia  Klamczynska has won at singles, 6-0, 6-0, so far one of the only bright spots for the Bronco women's tennis team.

Lady Bronco Tennis Team Loses Doubles Point

Air Force took two of the three matches to secure the double point and they lead 1-0 at Appleton.

Boise State has signed Brandi Henton to a letter of intent, according to women's basketball coach Gordy Presnell.  We revealed that yesterday.  Now for the details:

Brandi, a 5-9 guard, transfers to Boise State from Yakima Valley Community College.  She played her first year at Long Beach State, where she was named Big West Conference Freshman of the Year in 2011.  Henton has great speed and athleticism and should be an immediate star for the Broncos.  

Henton played in nine games at Yakima Valley before a season-ending injury.  She averaged 24.7 points, 5.2 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 3.1 steals.  At Long each, Henton averaged 12.5 points, 4.6 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.4 seats in just 24 minutes a game.  Henton shot 38.3% (133-347) from the floor, including 30.1% (41-136) from three-point land and 71.9% (82-114) from the free-throw line.

Brandi earned four letters in basketball at Modesto Christian High School in Modesto, California.  She helped her team win three Section championships and four Trans Valley League Titles.  Henton averaged 21.6 points a game as a senior and was CIF Division IV Player of the Year, all-league, All-CIF, All-California and was a nominee for the McDonald's All-America team.  

Can't wait to see Brandi Henton in Taco Bell Arena--she could be the spark plug the team has needed!

Today's lineup in Bronco Nation

There's a full slate of activity on this Saturday.

The Boise State track teams split up and go to the Eastern Oregon Open and the UTEP Invitational with action all day.  The Bronco women's tennis team is at Air Force in an ongoing match.  And, the Bronco softball team hosts UNLV at Mountain Cove Field at 1 p.m.

The "Beat Coach Pete" Scholarship Run/Walk is underway to get BroncoFest 2012 underway.  There is a craft show through 4 p.m. at the Hall of Fame Plaza featuring handmade Bronco items.  There is a Photo Scavenger Hunt going on through 5:30 p.m. with prizes including football tickets and a $100 gift certificate to the Bronco Shop.  The Thunder on the Blue Car Show is in the Caven-Williams Sports Complex with awards handed out at 2:15 this afternoon.

The Boise State soccer team hosts NNU in exhibition at the Boas Soccer Center beginning at 1 p.m.  You can get autographs of the #14 gymnastics team in the nation, the Boise State gymnasts, at the Kinesiology Annex through 3 p.m.  

And, the first Boise State team to win a Mountain West Conference Championship, the 2012 Bronco swimming and diving team, hosts an open swim in the Kinesiology Annex through 3 p.m.  Admission is $5.

Then the 2012 Spring Game in Bronco Stadium takes center stage at 5 p.m.  Season ticket holders were mailed free tickets.  For everyone else, it's $7.  The first 5,000 people in the gate get free 2012 Football Season Highlights DVD's.  This is the only chance to get the DVD.

Our sister web site, Blue Football Through and Through, will have full highlights, details and information on the 2012 Spring Game.