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Bronco signee wins major award

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Boise State running back signee Alexander Mattison won a major award last night...and it didn't show up on his doorstep in a box marked "fra-gee-lay". Mattison, a multi-sport star at San Bernardino High took home the Ken Hubbs Award for Athlete of the Year at Monday's ceremony. Ken Hubbs graduated from nearby Colton High School and was the NL Rookie of the Year in 1962, but was killed in a plane crash in '64. Since his untimely death, his eponymous foundation has honored outstanding local athletes. 25 area athletes were honored at last night's ceremony, but Mattison was recognized with the top overall honors. This school year, Mattison was named all-conference at running back, was the CIF-SS runner up in his weight class (195) in wrestling, and last week won a Mountain Valley League championship in 110 high-hurdles and shot put (and finished second in the long jump). No doubt Mattison's versatility will pay big dividends on The Blue in fairly short order. Congrats to Alexander and I doubt I'm alone in my excitement on seeing him bedecked in blue and orange.