NIC ends spring with alumni game

NIC ends spring with alumni game

Garrett Cabeza, Sports Editor
May 8, 2014
Filed under Sports, Women's Soccer

In a game that players focused mostly on having fun rather than the final score, the North Idaho College womens soccer team still fell to the NIC alumni team 4-3. “I love seeing them,” NIC head coach Dan Hogan said. “That’s, for me, one of the fun parts about coaching is getting to be with... Read more »

Tearing up competition on foreign soil

Garrett Cabeza, Sports Editor
May 8, 2014
Filed under Men's Golf, Sports

Moving to a different country can be very difficult for many reasons. The transition can be tough. But for North Idaho College freshman golfer Angus Montgomery, the transition couldn’t have gone much smoother, at least on the golf course. Montgomery, from Middlesbrough, England, has earned first... Read more »

Cardinal men victorious again

Garrett Cabeza, Sports Editor
May 8, 2014
Filed under Men's Golf, Sports, Women's Golf

North Idaho College freshman Angus Montgomery picked up another win and so did the mens golf team at the Bigfoot Invitational on April 20 and 21 in Liberty Lake, Wash. The NIC womens team finished third. Montgomery shot rounds of 67 and 71 to take first place. Hugh Taylor shot a 146 for sixth place... Read more »

Cardinals dominate Spartans

Cardinals dominate Spartans

Garrett Cabeza, Sports Editor
May 6, 2014
Filed under Most Recent, Softball, Sports, Top Stories

The North Idaho College softball team outscored the Colorado Northwestern Spartans 44-2 in a four-game sweep May 2 and 3 at Memorial Field in Coeur d’Alene. The Cardinals will be the No. 3 seed heading into the Region 18 tournament and will play sixth-seeded Western Nevada College in Twin Falls... Read more »

Montana beats NIC in scrimmage

Garrett Cabeza, Sports Editor
May 3, 2014
Filed under Most Recent, Sports, Women's Soccer

The University of Montana womens soccer team beat NIC 4-0 in a scrimmage at NIC on a cold and rainy April 27. Montana scored three of its four goals in the first half. The two teams played 40-minute halves as opposed to the regular 45-minute halves teams play in the regular season. “Playing bigger... Read more »

NIC rugby club falls to Gonzaga in high-scoring contest

NIC rugby club falls to Gonzaga in high-scoring contest

Garrett Cabeza, Sports Editor
May 3, 2014
Filed under Most Recent, Other, Sports

In its final match of the season, the North Idaho College rugby club lost in a 45-38 shootout to Gonzaga University’s club team April 26 in Post Falls. The game was close all game long and consisted of back and forth scoring. NIC captain Jim White led the team with three tries and two conversions.... Read more »

Draft can be unimportant

Draft can be unimportant

Garrett Cabeza, Sports Editor
May 2, 2014
Filed under Columns, Most Recent, Other, Sports

Even though the calendar recently turned to May, one of the most important NFL events is next week. The 2014 NFL draft begins May 8 in New York City, and as always, there is speculation about which players will be drafted in the first round, second round and so forth. But how important is the draft... Read more »

Powless, Anthony power NIC past CSI in first game

Powless, Anthony power NIC past CSI in first game

Garrett Cabeza, Sports Editor
April 28, 2014
Filed under Most Recent, Softball, Sports

Miranda Powless hit a three-run home run and Madison Anthony hit a two-run shot to lift the North Idaho College softball team to an 8-7 win over the fourth-ranked College of Southern Idaho Golden Eagles in the first game of a Scenic West Athletic Conference doubleheader Friday at Memorial Field in Coeur... Read more »

Baseball season in full swing

Baseball season in full swing

Garrett Cabeza, Sports Editor
April 18, 2014
Filed under Columns, Other, Sports

It’s spring, which means the Boys of Summer are back on the field for 162 games. Major League Baseball will be taking over the sports highlights on television from here on out. The Seattle Mariners, the most popular team around Coeur d’Alene and the Pacific Northwest, darted out of the gates with... Read more »

Rugby club splits road games

Rugby club splits road games

Garrett Cabeza, Sports Editor
April 18, 2014
Filed under Most Recent, Other, Sports

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NWAACC move responsible choice

Garrett Cabeza, Sports Editor
March 28, 2014
Filed under Editorial, Other, Perspectives, Sports

With so many pros and cons about North Idaho College moving from the Scenic West Athletic Conference to the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges, most of the NIC board of trustees decided the positives outweighed the negatives and the switch was made on March 13. But was the switch... Read more »

NIC to change athletic conferences due to budget

Garrett Cabeza, Sports Editor
March 28, 2014
Filed under Campus News, News, Other, Sports

It's official. North Idaho College's sports teams will move from the Scenic West Athletic Conference to the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges. The decision was made March 13 at NIC's Edminster Student Union Building by NIC's board of trustees. NIC’s outdoor sports - mens and womens... Read more »

Best in Idaho to best in country in no time at all

Garrett Cabeza, Sports Editor
March 28, 2014
Filed under Sports, Wrestling

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NIC rugby club battles tough Cougar team

Garrett Cabeza, Sports Editor
March 28, 2014
Filed under Other, Sports

Two Washington... Read more »

No dull moments in March

No dull moments in March

Garrett Cabeza, Sports Editor
March 25, 2014
Filed under Columns, Men's Basketball, Sports

It’s March, and the NCAA mens basketball tournament has definitely lived up to the madness. The first weekend of the tournament has been highlighted with plenty of close games and unforgettable upsets. The most memorable had to be the 14th-seeded Mercer Bears taking down the third-seeded Duke Blue... Read more »

NIC rugby club defeats Seattle U

Garrett Cabeza, Sports Editor
March 14, 2014
Filed under Other, Sports

The North Idaho College rugby club beat Seattle University’s rugby club 31-22 March 1 in Seattle. Jim White led the squad with two tries and three conversions. A try is worth five points and a conversion two points. Zach James, Ashton Clark and Thomas Thompson each scored a try a piece. NIC... Read more »

Giulio wins title, proposes to girlfriend

Garrett Cabeza, Sports Editor
March 14, 2014
Filed under Sports, Wrestling

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Salt Lake ends NIC’s season in second round of SWAC tourney

Garrett Cabeza, Sports Editor
March 14, 2014
Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

After beating Colorado Northwestern Community College Feb. 27 in the opening round of the Scenic West Athletic Conference tournament, the third-seeded North Idaho College mens basketball team fell to the Salt Lake Community College Bruins the next day at Snow College in Ephraim, Utah, ending the Cardinals’... Read more »

NIC loses steam in second half after solid start

Garrett Cabeza, Sports Editor
March 14, 2014
Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

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Seattle phenoms

Seattle phenoms

Garrett Cabeza, Sports Editor
February 26, 2014
Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Seattle has been producing elite college and NBA basketball players for years. Take Peyton Siva, a Seattle-born player, helped lead his Louisville team to the 2013 NCAA Division I National Championship. Denver Nuggets point guard Nate Robinson, Los Angeles Clippers shooting guard Jamal Crawford... Read more »

SWAC to NWAACC?

SWAC to NWAACC?

Garrett Cabeza, Sports Editor
February 26, 2014
Filed under Campus News, Most Recent, Other, Sports, Top Stories

North Idaho College’s athletic teams may be on the move from the Scenic West Athletic Conference to the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges to save about $600,000 a year in scholarships and travel expenses. NIC, which would also be leaving the National Junior College Athletic Association,... Read more »

NIC pushes past rival CSI

NIC pushes past rival CSI

Garrett Cabeza, Sports Editor
February 26, 2014
Filed under Men's Basketball, Most Recent, Sports

Oh, what a Scenic West Athletic Conference tournament it will be. The North Idaho College men’s basketball team upset sixth-ranked College of Southern Idaho 75-66 Saturday night at Rolly Williams Court in the final regular season game for both teams. “I think we played really unselfish tonight,”... Read more »

Kydd released after one season

Garrett Cabeza, Sports Editor
February 20, 2014
Filed under Sports, Volleyball

North Idaho College head volleyball coach Miles Kydd was released after meeting with athletic director Al Williams. Williams said NIC coaches are on year-to-year contracts and he believed Kydd didn’t fit the leadership style that he expects. Williams said Kydd had a “great year on the court.” Kydd... Read more »

Cardinal basketball back in town

Garrett Cabeza, Sports Editor
February 13, 2014
Filed under Men's Basketball, Most Recent, Sports, Women's Basketball

The North Idaho College men's and women's basketball teams return home to play their final three regular season games, starting with Salt Lake Community College tonight. The women tip off at 5:30 against the No. 8 Bruins and the men will play at 7:30. NIC will then play Snow College Saturday, starting... Read more »

Seahawks’ best performance of season came at perfect time

Seahawks’ best performance of season came at perfect time

Garrett Cabeza, Sports Editor
February 12, 2014
Filed under Columns, Most Recent, Other, Sports

The Seattle Seahawks possibly played their best football all season in Super Bowl XLVIII. The offense, defense and special teams clicked on all cylinders en route to a 43-8 whipping of the Denver Broncos Feb. 2 in East Rutherford, N.J. From the Broncos’ first offensive snap that sailed by Peyton... Read more »

NBA’s West is best

NBA’s West is best

Garrett Cabeza, Sports Editor
February 6, 2014
Filed under Columns, Sports

While I haven’t watched a ton of NBA action this season, I have noticed that the Western Conference is a lot more talented than the East. I can tell by watching some of the games, and the standings speak for itself. The Eastern Conference Finals are going to feature the Indiana Pacers and the Miami... Read more »

New faces on the diamond

Garrett Cabeza, Sports Editor
January 31, 2014
Filed under Most Recent, Softball, Sports

At four-year schools, freshmen athletes aren’t thrown into a starting lineup a lot of times. They redshirt or play limited roles, but usually aren't counted on to lead their teams to victories. This isn’t the case for two-year schools like North Idaho College, especially on this year’s softball... Read more »

NIC finishes strong at home

Garrett Cabeza, Sports Editor
January 30, 2014
Filed under Most Recent, Sports, Wrestling

Kit Major (141 pounds) earned a pin and three other wrestlers won by major decisions to lead the top-ranked North Idaho College wrestling team to a 27-15 win over Simon Fraser University (Burnaby, British Columbia) at Christianson Gymnasium Jan. 23. It was also Sophomore Night and the starting NIC... Read more »

Cardinals’ bench provides spark

Garrett Cabeza, Sports Editor
January 28, 2014
Filed under Men's Basketball, Most Recent, Sports

The North Idaho College men’s basketball team scored 64 points off the bench to hand Colorado Northwestern Community College a 96-60 loss Jan. 16 at Rolly Williams Court. “Everybody has a good top five, but I think as we get into the bench, which means that we’re in good shape there, because... Read more »

Cecil 2.0

Cecil 2.0

Garrett Cabeza, Sports Editor
January 18, 2014
Filed under Most Recent, Sports, Top Stories

We finally figured out what’s hatching at North Idaho College-Cecil the Cardinal. Cecil received a uniform makeover at halftime of the NIC-Colorado Northwestern men’s basketball game Thursday night at Rolly Williams Court. Cecil now takes on a newer, fiercer and intimidating look. After the... Read more »

Stirton leads Cardinals past Spartans

Garrett Cabeza, Sports Editor
January 17, 2014
Filed under Most Recent, Sports, Women's Basketball

After suffering two straight conference losses at home, the 21st-ranked North Idaho College women’s basketball team rebounded with a convincing 78-55 Scenic West Athletic Conference win against the Colorado Northwestern Community College Spartans Thursday night at Rolly Williams Court. "It was good,... Read more »

Robinson takes talent to North Idaho

Robinson takes talent to North Idaho

Garrett Cabeza, Sports Editor
December 19, 2013
Filed under Sports, Volleyball

If you excelled in two sports in high school and probably had the opportunity to play either one of them in college, which would you choose? It’s common to play multiple sports in high school, but rare to play two sports in college, so it would be a tough decision, especially if you wanted to play... Read more »

Volleyball sixth at nationals

Garrett Cabeza, Sports Editor
December 19, 2013
Filed under Sports, Volleyball

After entering the season as an unranked team and figured to be the fourth best team in its conference, the North Idaho College volleyball team finished sixth, going 2-2, at the NJCAA national tournament in Casper, Wyo., which took place Nov. 21-23. “I’m really satisfied with how we finished,”... Read more »

Mariners need more pieces than Robinson Cano

Mariners need more pieces than Robinson Cano

Garrett Cabeza, Sports Editor
December 19, 2013
Filed under Columns, Sports

The city of Seattle acquired two successful sports figures. Not only did the University of Washington football team fill its head coaching vacancy with Boise State’s Chris Petersen, but the Seattle Mariners did some Christmas shopping of their own by grabbing New York Yankees’ star second baseman... Read more »

NIC meshing plentiful freshmen with sophomores

Garrett Cabeza, Sports Editor
December 19, 2013
Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

The North Idaho College women’s basketball team extended its winning streak to eight games Dec. 7 after a 105-48 win over the North Idaho College All-Stars at Rolly Williams Court. “It’s been a couple different things at different times,” NIC head coach Chris Carlson said about his team’s... Read more »

NIC beats Sheridan

Garrett Cabeza, Sports Editor
December 6, 2013
Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

Renae Mokrzycki had 10 points, 14 rebounds and 3 steals to help lead the then 14th-ranked North Idaho College women’s basketball team to a 76-57 nonconference win against Sheridan College Nov. 23 at Rolly Williams Court. “She’s just playing so aggressively, so tough out there,” NIC head coach... Read more »

NIC wrestling tops NJCAA poll

Garrett Cabeza, Sports Editor
December 4, 2013
Filed under Most Recent, Sports, Wrestling

The North Idaho College wrestling team moved up to No. 1 in the NJCAA poll today. It overtook Northwest College, which dropped to No. 2 in the rankings. NIC will wrestle Northwest College (Powell, Wyo.) Dec. 13 at 7 and Clackamas Community College, which moved from No. 5 to No. 4 in the rankings,... Read more »

NIC dominates at Cardinal Duals

Garrett Cabeza, Sports Editor
November 26, 2013
Filed under Most Recent, Sports, Wrestling

The North Idaho College wrestling team routed Highline Community College (Des Moines, Wash.) 41-4 and Doane College (Crete, Neb.) 52-3 at the Cardinal Duals Saturday at Christianson Gymnasium. Freshmen Carlos Lozoya (133), Terrance McKinney (141) and Matt Hopkins (184) earned pins in both duals for... Read more »

Women’s soccer eliminated from playoffs

Garrett Cabeza, Sports Editor
November 21, 2013
Filed under Sports, Women's Soccer

The North Idaho College women’s soccer team lost 3-0 to Otero Junior College Nov. 1 in the semifinals of the NJCAA District C tournament in Cheyenne, Wyo. The Lady Cardinals finished the season 7-8-2. NIC went 5-1 toward the end of the season to qualify for the playoffs before losing its last... Read more »

Stirton, Mokrzycki sign with four-year schools

Garrett Cabeza, Sports Editor
November 21, 2013
Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

Two North Idaho College sophomore basketball players, Georgia Stirton and Renae Mokrzycki, signed to play with NCAA schools next season. Stirton, a point guard from Melbourne, Australia, will play for Gonzaga and Mokrzycki, a forward from Cranbourne, Australia, will play for the University of Idaho. Stirton... Read more »

Back to nationals

Garrett Cabeza, Sports Editor
November 20, 2013
Filed under Most Recent, Sports, Volleyball

The 16th-ranked North Idaho College volleyball team (16-10) beat in-state rival and eighth-ranked College of Southern Idaho Nov. 1 at home. A week later, it beat the Lady Golden Eagles in five sets at Salt Lake Community College to clinch a berth to the NJCAA national tournament in Casper, Wyo., Nov.... Read more »

NIC beats Central Wyoming in overtime thriller

Garrett Cabeza, Sports Editor
November 16, 2013
Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Central Wyoming’s Daryle Morgan, Jr. sank a 3-pointer as time expired to send the game into overtime, but the North Idaho College men’s basketball team responded in the overtime period and beat the Rustlers 82-75 Friday at Christianson Gymnasium. “We always talk about heart as a team and I think... Read more »

Pirates’ McCutchen, Tigers’ Cabrera good picks for MVP awards

Pirates’ McCutchen, Tigers’ Cabrera good picks for MVP awards

Garrett Cabeza, Sports Editor
November 15, 2013
Filed under Columns, Sports

Pittsburgh Pirates’ center fielder Andrew McCutchen and Detroit Tigers’ third baseman Miguel Cabrera won their league’s Most Valuable Player award last week, and deservingly so. McCutchen’s speed and his ability to hit for power and average resulted in impressive numbers. McCutchen hit .317... Read more »

Women’s basketball wins season opener

Garrett Cabeza, Sports Editor
November 15, 2013
Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

The first North Idaho College regular season basketball game played on the new wood floors of Rolly Williams Court belonged to the Lady Cardinals as they beat the North Idaho All-Stars 75-55 Nov. 2. The All-Stars consisted mostly of former college basketball players, including three former NIC players. Sophomore... Read more »

Men’s soccer goes 1-1 in playoffs

Garrett Cabeza, Sports Editor
November 13, 2013
Filed under Men's Soccer, Sports

La Junta, Colo. - After picking up its first-ever postseason win in the NJCAA Oct. 25 against Northwest College with a 2-1 score, the North Idaho College men’s soccer team lost 2-0 to Laramie County Community College the next day in the Region 9 semifinals. Sophomore goalkeeper Tanner Jones collected... Read more »

NIC wrestling takes down Montana State-Northern

NIC wrestling takes down Montana State-Northern

Garrett Cabeza, Sports Editor
November 6, 2013
Filed under Most Recent, Sports, Wrestling

After suffering a 22-21 loss to the University of Great Falls Oct. 25, the North Idaho College wrestling team responded with a 30-16 win over Montana State University-Northern the next day. Nico Moreno (165), V.J. Giulio (197) and Taylor Kornoely (285) all earned pins for the Cardinals. Moreno was... Read more »

NIC softball shuts out Explosion, looks ahead to spring

NIC softball shuts out Explosion, looks ahead to spring

Garrett Cabeza, Sports Editor
October 30, 2013
Filed under Most Recent, Softball, Sports

The North Idaho College softball team ended its fall season with three convincing wins against the Washington Explosion out of the Tri-Cities. The Lady Cardinals beat the Explosion 20-0, 12-0, and 9-0 Oct. 19 at Memorial Field in Coeur d’Alene to conclude their fall season. “We’re just really... Read more »

Women’s soccer clinches playoff spot

Women’s soccer clinches playoff spot

Garrett Cabeza, Sports Editor
October 21, 2013
Filed under Sports, Women's Soccer

The North Idaho College women’s soccer team qualified for postseason play after Saturday’s 4-0 win over Colorado State University’s club team in Salt Lake City. With the win, NIC clinched a berth in the District C Tournament in Cheyenne, Wyo., Nov. 1 and 2. Previously, the Lady Cardinals... Read more »

New gym, new faces, same goals

New gym, new faces, same goals

Garrett Cabeza, Sports Editor
October 21, 2013
Filed under Columns, Sports

Last school year, it seemed like NIC’s winter sports teams had an abundance of sophomores that led their teams to great heights. Winning was a common theme among the North Idaho College basketball teams and wrestling squad. The men’s basketball team finished the regular season with an amazing... Read more »

NIC rugby club plays first-ever game on NIC soccer field

NIC rugby club plays first-ever game on NIC soccer field

Garrett Cabeza, Sports Editor
October 20, 2013
Filed under Other, Sports, Top Stories

North Idaho College’s rugby club finally got what it’s been pushing for Saturday, a rugby game on Eisenwinter Field, NIC’s soccer field. After trying and trying to get permission to play a rugby game on the soccer field the last few years, the club finally got their permission granted and played... Read more »

NIC volleyball sweeps two conference opponents at home

NIC volleyball sweeps two conference opponents at home

Garrett Cabeza, Sports Editor
October 20, 2013
Filed under Most Recent, Sports, Volleyball

The North Idaho College volleyball team picked up two conference wins at home last week, sweeping Colorado Northwestern Community College Thursday and Utah State University-Eastern Saturday. The Lady Cardinals beat Colorado Northwestern 25-11, 25-12 and 25-16 and defeated Eastern Utah 25-20 in straight... Read more »

Defending national champion NIC returns to wrestling mat

Defending national champion NIC returns to wrestling mat

Garrett Cabeza, Sports Editor
October 20, 2013
Filed under Sports, Wrestling

Fresh off their 14th national championship, the North Idaho College wrestling team looks to repeat as national champions this year. Even though the Cardinals lost key members to its national championship team, a national title is the primary goal every season at NIC. “It’s our goal by the end... Read more »

Men’s golf wins NIC Invitational, women take fifth

Men’s golf wins NIC Invitational, women take fifth

Garrett Cabeza, Sports Editor
October 19, 2013
Filed under Men's Golf, Sports, Women's Golf

The North Idaho College men’s golf team overcame a four-stroke deficit to win the NIC Invitational at Avondale Golf Club in Hayden Lake Oct. 14. NIC shot 310 the first day and 291 the second for a two-day total of 601. It trailed Whitworth University and Spokane Community College, who both shot... Read more »

Keeping net still

Keeping net still

Garrett Cabeza, Sports Editor
October 16, 2013
Filed under Men's Soccer, Sports

North Idaho College sophomore goalkeeper Tanner Jones doesn’t just stand out on NIC’s Eisenwinter Field on game day because he’s wearing a different color jersey than everyone else. His diving saves, booming kicks and words of advice and encouragement to his teammates, can also be distinctly seen... Read more »

Lady Cards shut out Salt Lake

Lady Cards shut out Salt Lake

Garrett Cabeza, Sports Editor
October 16, 2013
Filed under Sports, Women's Soccer

As the calendar turned to October, the North Idaho College women’s soccer team found itself two games below .500, posting a 3-5-2 record to start the season. NIC needs to finish the season with a .500 or better record to make the district playoffs. The Lady Cardinals got one step closer Oct. 4 after... Read more »

Pays to be A, Ray

Pays to be A, Ray

Garrett Cabeza, Sports Editor
October 15, 2013
Filed under Columns, Sports

Usually, when you spend a lot of money on something, you expect that something to last a long time and work more efficiently than the cheaper options you had to choose from. But sometimes the expensive item breaks right away or works improperly, making you realize you should have bought one of the cheaper... Read more »

Raising program from its birth

Raising program from its birth

Garrett Cabeza, Sports Editor
October 15, 2013
Filed under Softball, Sports

When thinking about North Idaho College softball, one has to first think of its only head coach Don Don Williams, the face of the program. Williams, who will enter her 17th season at the helm when the spring season starts, started the program when she was hired in June of 1997. She coached at Linfield... Read more »

Salt Lake hands NIC first conference loss

Salt Lake hands NIC first conference loss

Garrett Cabeza, Sports Editor
October 15, 2013
Filed under Sports, Volleyball

After clawing back from a 2-0 deficit and winning 3-2 against Snow College Thursday, the 16th-ranked North Idaho College volleyball team found itself down 2-1 against the seventh-ranked Salt Lake Community College Lady Bruins Saturday. This time, the Lady Cardinals couldn’t pull off the comeback, and... Read more »

NIC men’s soccer beats Gonzaga club team late

Garrett Cabeza, Sports Editor
October 15, 2013
Filed under Men's Soccer, Sports

In a game that seemed like it was heading for a scoreless tie, turned into a 2-0 win for the North Idaho College men’s soccer team over the visiting Gonzaga University club team Sept. 22. Freshman Rodger Bucknor scored the game’s first goal in the 87th minute. Then, freshman forward Adam Talley... Read more »

Men’s soccer takes flight

Men’s soccer takes flight

Garrett Cabeza, Sports Editor
October 15, 2013
Filed under Men's Soccer, Sports, Top Stories

North Idaho College men’s soccer player John Ray said one of his team’s goals this season was to qualify, or as him and his team are saying, “qualifly” for regionals as early in the season as possible. “That way we can fly to regionals instead of having to drive, because last year it took... Read more »

Students dig deep, pedal hard up mountain

Students dig deep, pedal hard up mountain

Garrett Cabeza, Sports Editor
September 20, 2013
Filed under Other, Sports

The legs burned, the heart thumped and the sweat poured from all seven mountain biking participants, including myself, who pushed up and coasted down Canfield Mountain Tuesday as a part of North Idaho College’s Outdoor Pursuits. Patrick O’Neill, 22, Chicago, computer science, said “it was 100... Read more »

Seahawks flying into radar

Seahawks flying into radar

Garrett Cabeza, Sports Editor
September 16, 2013
Filed under Columns, Sports

Is this the year for the Seattle Seahawks? On paper, it seems like Seattle’s chances of returning to the Super Bowl are not too shabby. It’s way too early in the season to tell which teams are contenders and pretenders but based on last season’s success and what the Seahawks displayed in... Read more »

NIC men’s soccer takes down Northwest College

Garrett Cabeza, Sports Editor
September 6, 2013
Filed under Men's Soccer, Sports

The North Idaho College men’s soccer team defeated Northwest College (Powell, Wyo.) 2-1 Sunday in the final game of the Cardinal Classic at NIC. Northwest headed into the half winning 1-0 after Gage Woodward scored a goal in the 43rd minute. The Trappers were down a man for most of the game after... Read more »

NIC women’s soccer beats Northwest College

Garrett Cabeza, Sports Editor
September 5, 2013
Filed under Sports, Women's Soccer

After falling to Northwest Nazarene University in the first game of the Cardinal Classic soccer tournament, the North Idaho College women’s soccer team beat Northwest College 1-0 at NIC Sunday in their second and final game of the tournament. Jaimee Hulst put up the only point of the day with a... Read more »

NIC men tie with Chemeketa

NIC men tie with Chemeketa

Garrett Cabeza, Sports Editor
September 3, 2013
Filed under Men's Soccer, Most Recent, Photos, Sports, Top Stories

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NIC women lose Cardinal Classic opener

NIC women lose Cardinal Classic opener

Garrett Cabeza, Sports Editor
September 2, 2013
Filed under Most Recent, Sports, Women's Soccer

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NIC wrestlers give away school supplies

NIC wrestlers give away school supplies

Garrett Cabeza, Sports Editor
September 1, 2013
Filed under Most Recent, Sports, Wrestling

The defending national champion North Idaho College wrestlers showed their big hearts on the mat last season. They also displayed their big hearts before this season in the community. The NIC wrestling team handed out free school supplies to local kids at Riverstone near Escape Outdoors Thursday. The... Read more »

Students journey into woods for paintball war, new experience

Students journey into woods for paintball war, new experience

Garrett Cabeza, Sports Editor
May 8, 2013
Filed under Most Recent, Other, Sports

Dashing through the woods, finding a dip in the ground for a... Read more »

Ex-NIC standout Jason Bay bright spot for Mariners

Ex-NIC standout Jason Bay bright spot for Mariners

Garrett Cabeza, Sports Editor
May 7, 2013
Filed under Columns

The Seattle Mariners found a spark in their offense this season... Read more »

NIC softball wins two out of three on Sophomore Day

NIC softball wins two out of three on Sophomore Day

Garrett Cabeza, Sports Editor
April 25, 2013
Filed under Most Recent, Softball, Sports

Softball doubleheaders can potentially cause focus issues for players because of the length of time spent on the field and in the dugout, but three games in a day can be a little more problematic. This was not the case for the North Idaho College softball team Saturday as they kept their eyes on the... Read more »

Finally leaving Motown

Finally leaving Motown

Garrett Cabeza, Sports Editor
April 16, 2013
Filed under Columns

Loyalty is often overlooked these days, especially in the world... Read more »

NIC softball beats Snow in final game of series

Garrett Cabeza, Sports Editor
April 15, 2013
Filed under Most Recent, Softball, Sports

The North Idaho College softball team avenged one of their two... Read more »

Snow takes two from NIC softball team, second game goes to extra innings

Snow takes two from NIC softball team, second game goes to extra innings

Garrett Cabeza, Sports Editor
April 13, 2013
Filed under Most Recent, Softball, Sports

Snow College won the first two games of a four-game series against North Idaho College’s softball team Friday at Memorial Field in Coeur d’Alene. Snow took the first game 6-2 and the second game 7-5 in nine innings. During the second game with the score tied at four in the top of the ninth, Snow... Read more »

Cardinal cheerleader flies high

Cardinal cheerleader flies high

Garrett Cabeza, Sports Editor
April 11, 2013
Filed under Cheerleading, Sports

Many people fear public speaking. It is uncomfortable to speak about a topic in front of strangers for a lot of people because everybody is staring and the speaker is wondering what everybody... Read more »

NIC’s offense explodes during Spring Break

Garrett Cabeza, Sports Editor
April 8, 2013
Filed under Most Recent, Softball, Sports

The North Idaho College softball team routed Skagit Valley College (Mt. Vernon, Wash.) in a nonconference doubleheader April 2 at Memorial Field with scores of 11-0 and 17-1. In the first game, NIC scored six runs in the first inning including a two-run single by Shelby Carter and a three-run home... Read more »

NIC softball beats Salt Lake at home

NIC softball beats Salt Lake at home

Garrett Cabeza, Sports Editor
April 8, 2013
Filed under Softball, Sports

After losing 9-0 in the first game, the North Idaho College softball team beat the fourth-ranked Salt Lake Community College Bruins 2-1 in the second game of a Scenic West Athletic Conference doubleheader March 30 at Memorial Field. “We needed a win,” said NIC head coach Don Don Williams. “We... Read more »

NIC softball drops first two to Salt Lake

NIC softball drops first two to Salt Lake

Garrett Cabeza, Sports Editor
April 3, 2013
Filed under Most Recent, Softball, Sports

The fourth-ranked Salt Lake Community College Bruins shut out the North Idaho College softball team 8-0 and 5-0 in a Scenic West Athletic Conference doubleheader Friday at Memorial Field in Coeur d’Alene. In the first game, Salt Lake got on the scoreboard early with three runs in the top of the... Read more »

NIC softball splits doubleheader with Wenatchee Valley

Garrett Cabeza, Sports Editor
March 27, 2013
Filed under Most Recent, Softball, Sports

The North Idaho College softball team split a doubleheader against Wenatchee Valley College with NIC winning the first game 8-0 and Wenatchee Valley taking the second game 2-0 Monday at Memorial Field in Coeur d’Alene. NIC sophomore pitcher Emily Perlich earned the win in the first game. She struck... Read more »

NIC golfers display skill from Montana to Oregon

NIC golfers display skill from Montana to Oregon

Garrett Cabeza, Sports Editor
March 24, 2013
Filed under Men's Golf, Most Recent, Sports, Women's Golf

The North Idaho College men’s and women’s golf teams competed in the Montana State... Read more »

Tough to pick ‘em in March

Tough to pick ‘em in March

Garrett Cabeza, Sports Editor
March 24, 2013
Filed under Columns

With the men’s NCAA basketball tournament in full swing after last week’s games, my... Read more »

NIC softball sweeps Colorado Northwestern on first day

NIC softball sweeps Colorado Northwestern on first day

Garrett Cabeza, Sports Editor
March 20, 2013
Filed under Softball, Sports

The North Idaho College softball team swept the first doubleheader against the Colorado Northwestern Community College Spartans Friday at Memorial Field.... Read more »

Southern Idaho sweeps NIC softball

Southern Idaho sweeps NIC softball

Garrett Cabeza, Sports Editor
March 20, 2013
Filed under Softball, Sports

The... Read more »

Knee injury keeps NIC wrestler down, not out

Knee injury keeps NIC wrestler down, not out

Garrett Cabeza, Sports Editor
March 6, 2013
Filed under Sports, Wrestling

When Adrian Peterson tore his ACL and MCL on Christmas Eve 2011, not many people would... Read more »

NIC wrestling wins 14th national championship

Garrett Cabeza, Sports Editor
March 6, 2013
Filed under Sports, Top Stories, Wrestling

After earning a No. 1 ranking from the preseason to the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) National Tournament in Des Moines, Iowa, Feb. 22 and 23, the North Idaho College wrestling team polished... Read more »

Final lap shocker at Daytona

Final lap shocker at Daytona

Garrett Cabeza, Sports Editor
March 6, 2013
Filed under Columns

As Regan Smith was speeding toward the checkered flag with a narrow lead at the Nationwide... Read more »

NIC President proposes new athletic center

NIC President proposes new athletic center

Christina Villagomez and Garrett Cabeza
March 5, 2013
Filed under Campus News, Most Recent, Top Stories

North Idaho College athletes may get a new home. In his presentation to the board of trustees, NIC President Joe Dunlap proposed building a new athletic events center. “When you look at how well our athletic teams have done, whether it’s wrestling or basketball or volleyball, to some degree... Read more »

NIC wrestler once overlooked, now center of attention

Garrett Cabeza, Sports Editor
March 5, 2013
Filed under Sports, Wrestling

When a wrestler graduates from high school and travels to Paraguay for a two-year Mormon mission, his return to the United States usually does not result in interest from college wrestling coaches. This... Read more »

NIC students repair Camry for raffle

Garrett Cabeza, Sports Editor
March 4, 2013
Filed under Sports

The North Idaho College Booster Club is selling raffle tickets for a 1995 Toyota Camry that will be raffled off at the NIC Hall of Fame Awards Banquet May 4. The car was repaired by collision repair technology... Read more »

NIC wrestlers take home Region 18 title

Garrett Cabeza, Sports Editor
March 4, 2013
Filed under Sports, Wrestling

The North Idaho College wrestling team won the Region 18 Tournament Saturday in Oregon... Read more »

NFL rules hurting game

Garrett Cabeza, Sports Editor
February 11, 2013
Filed under Columns

Here comes the boom. Well, maybe not much longer in the National Football League (NFL). With the league cracking down on hits to the head, and seemingly hard hits in general, the violent game of football is turning into a game of touch. Well,... Read more »

Opinion: Walking an easy remedy for parking pains

Garrett Cabeza, Sports Editor
February 11, 2013
Filed under Opinion, Perspectives

Let the parking struggles continue. Everybody knows we need more designated parking areas, but can we stop complaining about it? It’s old news. Not often, but every once in a while I will hear a NIC student complain about not finding a parking space. Although I do not hear it much, at least not as... Read more »

NIC head volleyball coach Gregorak resigns

Garrett Cabeza, Sports Editor
February 7, 2013
Filed under Sports, Volleyball

After two seasons as the North Idaho College head volleyball coach, Kandice Gregorak stepped down for family reasons last... Read more »

NIC wrestling earns win on sophomore night

NIC wrestling earns win on sophomore night

Garrett Cabeza, Sports Editor
February 7, 2013
Filed under Sports, Wrestling

The North Idaho College wrestling team ended its regular season Jan. 31 with a 29-15 win at home against... Read more »

NIC men’s basketball battles to beat Salt Lake

Garrett Cabeza, Sports Editor
January 31, 2013
Filed under Men's Basketball, Most Recent, Sports

The North Idaho College men's basketball team avenged an earlier loss to Salt Lake Community College by beating the Bruins 87-78 Saturday at Rolly Williams Court. The Bruins led at halftime by two, but... Read more »

NIC clamps down on Eastern Utah

NIC clamps down on Eastern Utah

Garrett Cabeza, Sports Editor
January 19, 2013
Filed under Most Recent, Sports, Women's Basketball

The North Idaho College women’s basketball team defeated the Utah State University-College of Eastern Utah Golden Eagles 67-49 Thursday at Rolly Williams Court for their conference home opener. Mollie Kramer led the Cardinals with 14 points on six of 10 shooting from the floor. Danika Johnson scored... Read more »

NIC coaches, Noon Basketball Association play for good cause

Garrett Cabeza, Sports Editor
December 19, 2012
Filed under Most Recent, Sports

North Idaho College coaches dropped their clipboards and took to the basketball court to take on the Noon Basketball Association (NBA) for charity Nov. 29 at... Read more »

Johnny Football or Te’o?

Garrett Cabeza, Sports Editor
December 19, 2012
Filed under Columns, Most Recent, Sports

Most people were not shocked when Texas A&M freshman quarterback Johnny Manziel’s name was announced in New York City as the winner of the 2012 Heisman trophy. ... Read more »

Turkey takin’ out pins in SUB

Garrett Cabeza, Sports Editor
November 30, 2012
Filed under Most Recent, Sports

A lot of people of all ages enjoy bowling, but there is nothing like throwing a frozen bird down the lane in hopes of a strike. ... Read more »

BCS standings shaken

Garrett Cabeza, Sports Editor
November 30, 2012
Filed under Columns, Most Recent, Sports

After the top ranked University of Alabama Crimson Tide football team lost at home to the No. 15 Texas A&M Aggies Nov. 10, Kansas State, Notre Dame and Oregon... Read more »

NIC volleyball earns another conference win

Garrett Cabeza, Sports Editor
November 3, 2012
Filed under Most Recent, Sports, Volleyball

The eighth-ranked North Idaho College volleyball team overcame a first set loss against Utah State University-College of Eastern Utah to go on to beat the Lady Golden Eagles 3-1 with scores of 21-25, 25-22, 25-19, 25-19 at Christianson Gymnasium Oct. 25. NIC sophomore middle blocker Yang Yang had... Read more »

Giants continue to impress

Garrett Cabeza, Sports Editor
October 31, 2012
Filed under Most Recent, Sports

The World Series began with a bang last Wednesday with the San Francisco Giants dominating the Detroit Tigers 8-3 at AT&T Park in San Francisco. Once I found out that the Tigers were going to face the Giants in the Fall Classic, I picked the Tigers to win it all, especially the first game. Detroit... Read more »

Women’s soccer extends unbeaten streak

Garrett Cabeza, Sports Editor
October 24, 2012
Filed under Women's Soccer

The North Idaho College women’s soccer team beat the Washington State University club team Oct. 21 at Bill Eisenwinter Field on the NIC campus 2-1 amid cold temperatures and off-and-on showers. ... Read more »

NIC alumni wrestlers clash with current team

NIC alumni wrestlers clash with current team

Garrett Cabeza, Sports Editor
October 23, 2012
Filed under Wrestling

The North Idaho College wrestling team took on former NIC wrestlers in the annual NIC Alumni Match Oct. 20 at Christianson Gymnasium with the Alumni winning 44-12. The Alumni took a 6-0 lead before the event had started after NIC head athletic trainer Randy Boswell ran onto the mat and was declared... Read more »

Two days in the Big Leagues

Garrett Cabeza, Sports Editor
October 12, 2012
Filed under Sports

As the final days of the Major League Baseball regular season winded down last week, MLB analysts and baseball fans around the nation were caught up in the intriguing... Read more »

NIC sends Snow College home with loss

Garrett Cabeza, Sports Editor
October 1, 2012
Filed under Sports

The top ranked North Idaho College volleyball team beat Snow College of Ephraim, Utah in four sets with scores of 21-25, 25-12, 25-18 and 25-17 Sept. 22 at Christianson Gymnasium. Yang Yang led both teams with 14 kills and added 11 digs, HayleeMae Dennis had 12 kills and Brooklynn Bradbury led with... Read more »

Mariners’ mojo gone for now

Garrett Cabeza, Sports Editor
September 20, 2012
Filed under Sports

It’s September. The temperature is starting to drop, the days are getting shorter and Major League Baseball games are becoming more meaningful. With the playoffs lurking around the corner, many teams are fighting for division titles and wild card spots, while the rest, like the Seattle Mariners,... Read more »

Women’s soccer turning on offensive switch

Garrett Cabeza and Benaiah Cheevers
September 19, 2012
Filed under Sports

The NIC women’s soccer team exploited the University of Idaho’s club team’s defense for 10 goals Saturday defeating the Vandals 10-1 in Moscow, Idaho. ... Read more »

Golfer makes NIC history

Garrett Cabeza, Sports Editor
September 19, 2012
Filed under Sports

Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson have all competed in a U.S. Amateur Championship. ... Read more »

Sergeant Pepper wins first annual Cardinal Scramble

Garrett Cabeza, Sports Editor
September 7, 2012
Filed under Sports

The North Idaho College Recreational Sports department hosted the first annual Cardinal Scramble Aug. 30 at the NIC beach, which included a barbeque after the competition, music from The Long Ear and prizes. "I think it's a... Read more »

Opinion: Raging on rude roadsters

Garrett Cabeza, Staff Writer
April 10, 2012
Filed under Opinion, Perspectives

Don’t be a stinker, please use your blinker Most drivers travel down the road, read and abide by the road signs, flip their turn signals on when it is appropriate and eventually arrive at their desired destination. But a handful of drivers decide they are above the law and break the rules of the... Read more »

Ladies secure No.1 seed

Ladies secure No.1 seed

Garrett Cabeza, Staff Writer
March 6, 2012
Filed under Sports

NIC, Snow College earn first round byes for tourney The Lady Cardinals defeated the College of Southern Idaho Lady Golden Eagles 69-63 on Rolly Williams Court Feb. 25 to earn their first Scenic West Athletic Conference title since the 2005-06 season. “You want to be able to seize the opportunity... Read more »

Aussie up from down unda’

Aussie up from down unda’

Garrett Cabeza, Staff Writer
March 6, 2012
Filed under Sports

Decorated athlete experiences Idaho lifestyle The move from subtropical Australia to northern Idaho was more than just a weather change for one student-athlete. It was a basketball style change too. North Idaho College’s Aimee Durbidge continues to adapt to it. Durbidge said basketball in... Read more »

High flying for one student athlete

High flying for one student athlete

Garrett Cabeza, Staff Writer
February 14, 2012
Filed under Sports

Firefighting, Air Force dreams reflect grounded attitude of wrestler For a guy from Big Sky Country, it seems only fitting that he dreams of one day becoming a pilot. In the meantime, North Idaho College wrestler Kyle Sweedman has been grounded and has helped his team to a 9-3 record heading into... Read more »

Lady Cards lose two, take two

Garrett Cabeza, Staff Writer
February 13, 2012
Filed under Sports

Women’s basketball team lights up home court after lengthy road trip After losing two consecutive games on the road, the Lady Cardinals basketball team responded with two conference wins at home. NIC defeated Utah State University-College of Eastern Utah 63-58 on Saturday and Colorado Northwestern... Read more »

Preparing future Cardinal athletes

Preparing future Cardinal athletes

Garrett Cabeza, Staff Writer
February 13, 2012
Filed under Sports

NIC volleyball program offers youth skill camp, fun after-school activity Even though NIC head volleyball coach Kandice Kelly has been busy recruiting players and holding offseason practices, she still finds time to help out in her community. Kelly, assistant coaches and players from the 2011 North... Read more »

Opinion: Soccer fans just need to chill

Garrett Cabeza, Staff Writer
February 13, 2012
Filed under Opinion, Perspectives

Killing each other over sports tragic, senseless, extreme The Middle East is already chaotic. After an Egyptian soccer riot left 79 people dead, the region is just mayhem. The fans of Port Said’s Al-Masry soccer club rushed onto the field after their team defeated Cairo’s Al-Ahly club 3-1 on... Read more »

Column: Buckin’ Broncos

Garrett Cabeza, Sports Editor
January 30, 2012
Filed under Columns, Perspectives, Sports

If you watched a show on ESPN a month or two ago, you watched anchors and analysts commend and question Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow’s previous performance on the football field. Give him some credit. ... Read more »

Column: Editor’s Game Review of the Week

Garrett Cabeza, Sports Editor
December 5, 2011
Filed under Perspectives, Sports

With an electric crowd, it was only fitting that the most electric player on the field, LaMichael James, was named Most Valuable Player of the Pac-12 championship game in possibly his last display of incredible running back skills at Autzen Stadium. The ninth-ranked University of Oregon Ducks (11-2)... Read more »

Review: CBS show candidate for ‘Favorite New TV Drama’

Garrett Cabeza, Sports Editor
December 5, 2011
Filed under Opinion, Perspectives

If you knew a stranger’s life was in danger, would you have the courage to keep that person out of harm’s way? Or would you let the situation run its natural course, hoping for the best, but knowing the worst is inevitable? Well, if you are an ex-CIA agent with... Read more »