All Star Volleyball
by. Craig Handy
BYU-Idaho’s Volleyball players took to the court this past Friday to show off their skills and abilities in their All-Star game.
The event started off with skill competitions where a one person had to sit a chair while their partner hit a ball at them to catch. Next the team would try to hit in volleyball in a hula-hoop; then tried hitting a ball in a basket. The winners would be the team of Karaska Crow and Brandon Smith of the Spartans.
Next the volleyball players did their best impression of dunk contest with a volleyball twist to it. Once everyone got going there was no holding back. All the stops were pulled out to try to win the event. Although the action was fierce Justin Andelin of the Knights was able to find a way to win the volley off contest.
First off was to hit the ball hard. I was trying to be creative with some of my other talents; of doing gymnastics and flips. So I figured I would combine the two; both my dreams and my love of volleyball and gymnastics, so I put them both together.
The first game of the night belongs to the ladies and they didn’t disappoint anyone that attended.
The first game started off with the Westside jumping out to a 4-0 lead however it didn’t take long for the Eastside to come back to tie the game. At the close of the first set the Eastside was in total control when the Westside stages an unbelievable comeback to take the first set 27-25. Eastside was able to force a third and final set where they held on to win two sets to one.
Janae Anderson of the Titans and Ellie Harward of the Knights played a major a role in the West side comeback victory.
Just the love of volleyball, like if you love it, and then you’ll fight for a win. And that’s what it’s all about I think.
I think, ya the same, to remember that were all here because we all love volleyball. To be positive and just have fun, I think that’s what it’s all about in the end is having fun.
The men’s team was next and just like the women’s game before, this one would come down to the wire. The Eastside stages a major comeback to win the first set however the Westside then takes the last two sets to win the game.
Reporting from the Hart gymnasium, I’m Craig Handy, Scroll Digital.
Indoor Kayaking at the Hart Pool
By. Bradley Bell
BRADLEY BELL – AS THE TEMPERATURE DROPS IN REXBURG, STUDENTS ARE SHYING AWAY FROM OUTDOOR KAYAKING. BUT FOR THESE EXPERIENCE AND EVEN BEGINNING KAYAKERS, THE HART POOL JUST MIGHT BE THE NEXT BEST THING.
DAYLYN JOHNSTON – IT’S REALLY FUN, I’VE MET FRIENDS AND WE’VE ALL KIND OF HAVE THE SAME INTERESTS AND SO IT’S REALLY JUST FUN TO COME AND GET WET AND LEARN NEW THINGS.
MATT CARTER – IT’S REALLY FUN, IT IS A STRESS RELIEVER AND IT’S JUST THERE ARE SO MANY GREAT RIVERS IN IDAHO. WE’RE GOING TO BE UP HERE FOR A WHILE, IT’S A GREAT THING TO DO, TO LEARN HOW TO KAYAK.
BRADLEY – BEGINNERS COME TO LEARN HOW TO KAYAK, WHILE THE MORE EXPERIENCED KAYAKERS COME TO KEEP UP ON THEIR SKILLS, AND OF COURSE, TO HAVE SOME FUN.
DAYLYN – WELL, IT’S KIND OF MY FIRST TIME KAYAKING BUT IT’S REALLY FUN BECAUSE IT FEELS A LOT SAFER TO LEARN, YOU’RE NOT IN A RUSHING RIVER.
MATT – I ENJOY BEING ABLE TO PRACTICE MOVES SO WHEN I GET ON THE RIVER, I FEEL REALLY COMFORTABLE
BRADLEY – EVAN SEAMONS ONE OF THE MORE EXPERIENCED KAYAKERS SHARED HIS EXPERIENCE WILE WORKING AS A RIVER GUIDE UP IN SALMON, IDAHO.
EVAN SEAMONS – I WAS SAVING ANOTHER PERSON’S BOAT AND I HAD HIS PADDLE AND I GOT SUCKED TO THE SIDE OF THE RIVER AND DOWN A LITTLE CHANNEL. WHEN I GOT SUCKED BETWEEN THE ROCKS, IT ROLLED ME OVER, SUCKED ME TO THE BOTTOM OF THE RIVER AND PULLED MY SHOULDER OUT OF JOINT. I LOST BOTH THE KAYAKS AND THE PADDLES BUT I WAS ABLE TO ROLL UP USING MY LEFT ARM. THE OTHER GUIDES WERE ABLE TO SAVE THE STUFF BUT IT WAS A PRETTY WILD RIDE.
BRADLEY – WHAT DID YOU LEARN FROM THAT EXPERIENCE?
EVAN – DON’T GET STUCK DOWN THE WRONG SIDE OF THE RIVER.
BRADLEY – IF YOU’RE DEBATING TO COME FOR THE FIRST TIME. TOM BUGG POINTS OUT THAT YOU DON’T LOSS ANYTHING BY PUTTING YOUR TOES IN THE WATER AND TESTING IT OUT.
TOM BUGG – IT’S GOOD TO TRY SOMETHING NEW, AT LEAST YOU CAN SAY THAT YOU DID IT. EVEN IF YOU DON’T DO THAT WELL, HOPEFULLY YOU MADE SOME IMPROVEMENT. MAYBE CONQUER A FEAR LIKE YOU SAID ABOUT GETTING OVER THE WATER. GET OUT THERE, PUT YOURSELF OUT THERE.
BRADLEY – REPORTING FROM THE HART POOL, THIS HAS BEEN BRADLEY BELL, SCROLL DIGITAL.
by. Camilla Fisher
Camilla Fisher: We’re here with the local sled sled shop presenting Rail Jam for 2011. I’m with Joe Hill, founder of the rail jam. So what are some of your plans for the outcome of this?
Joe: Hopefully people are getting stoked on ridding for the year and hopefully stoked on Sled Shed. This has been our biggest rail so far, like we have never had more than 50 people and this year we’ve got like, 75. We keep having to print more numbers.
VO: The Sled Shop is a local skate and board shop and this is was their 10th Annual Rail Jam. The snow for the event is usually brought in from Targhee or Island park, but because of the low snow before the event, the Sled Shop was able to get ice shaving, which worked out perfectly.
Tanner Runyan: They put this together really well. The snow is amazing. You know, you never would think something like this would come out of such a small town and have so many cool riders, its awesome.
VO: The set mostly takes a lot of preparation and because Ricks Farms donated a lot of time and resources, the event was set smoothly. The Sled shop was very happy with the outcome of this year because of all the competitors. There was a lot of sporters and spectators who cheered on the over 80 participants.
Benjamin Orton: I think that this is a lot of fun, like it gives you like, the chance to get excited about things that maybe you wouldn’t normally get excited about.
VO: Local sponsors, Skizzy Apparel, Interface Watches, Cassette and Kuborra were there and the event had big name sponsors as well. The weather was perfect and competitors came from not only BYU-Idaho and Rexburg, but Utah and greater Idaho area. Sled Shed Rail Jam was a huge success and was another great way to bring BYU-Idaho students and Rexburg community together. Reporting from Smith Park, Camilla Fisher, Scroll Digital.