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The Rocky Mountain College men’s soccer team’s postseason run came to an end last Wednesday after losing to Central Methodist University 1-0 in the quarterfinals of the NAIA tournament in Irvine, California.

The game winning goal came in the 23rd minute by Rodrigo Parades on a header from a corner kick 5 yards out.

The Battlin’ Bears finish their season 18-5-1 overall and 10-3-1 in the Frontier Conference.

Carroll indoor track sends 8 to nationals

Eight Carroll College track athletes already qualified for the NAIA Championships as the team opened up their season in Bozeman and Cheney, Washington, this past weekend.

Josh Malone and Nolan Hofstee qualified in the heptathlon with 4709 and 4440 points, respectively.

It seemed like the Saints duo did it all.

Malone ran a 6.8 in the 60-meter dash, finished the long jump with a tally of 6.73 meters, threw 11.21 meters in the shot put, recorded 1.96 meters in the high jump and 3.55 meters in pole vault, and ran a 8.38 in the hurdles and a 2:59 in the 1,000-meter run.

Hoffstee ran 7.05 seconds in the 60-meter dash, finished the long jump with 6.32 meters, threw 11.99 meters in the shot put, finished with a tally of 1.78 meters in the high jump, ran the hurdles in 9.05 seconds, threw 3.95 meters in the pole vault and ran the 1,000-meter run in 2:57.83.

Other notable qualifiers included senior Hannah Porch winning the long jump with 5.7 meters and placing ninth overall with a time of 7.84 seconds in the 60-meter dash, while Shae Helterbran won the women’s pole vault with a jump of 3.66 meters.

Mika Robinson and Keaton Brady also qualified in the pole vault and Noah Majerus qualified in the 800-meter run.

Rocky’s Copinga NAIA Northwest Region's volleyball player of the year

Rocky Mountain senior right side hitter Hailey Copinga won the American Volleyball Coaches Association's NAIA Northwest Player of the Year award after leading the Battlin’ Bears with a team-high 351 kills.

The Billings native previously won the Frontier Conference player of the year not only with her offensive presence but also with her defense as she finished with 443 digs.

Other Frontier Conference players placed on the AVCA NAIA Northwest Region team included Carroll senior middle blocker Brielle Bumgarner, Montana Western senior libero Dylan Fowler, Montana Tech senior outside hitter Masha Korol, the University of Providence’s junior outside hitter Kelsey Shaver and honorable mentions to Providence’s Averi Dyer, Rocky’s Natalie Hilderman and Olivia L’Ami and Tech’s Sabrina Hopcroft.

Carroll hoopsters sweep Frontier's player of the week awards

Carroll College basketball seniors Match Burnham and Hannah Dean win the Frontier Conference Players of the Week awards.

Dean was chosen for a second consecutive week after she helped the Saints start conference play 2-0 with wins over No. 18 University of Providence and Montana State-Northern.

Over the two games she averaged 18.5 points, nine rebounds and six assists.

Burnham won the award for the third time this season after also helping his team to two wins over Providence and Northern.

During that time he averaged 23 points, seven rebounds and two assists.

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