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Jake Roper, Rocky Mountain: The Grizzlies won the 5A Southern Idaho Conference Pod A championship and a first-round bye in the state playoffs with a 54-36 victory over Capital. Roper, a junior running back, led the way with 261 yards and four touchdowns on 25 carries.
Pedro King, Nampa: The Bulldogs forced a three-way tie for third in the 5A Southern Idaho Conference Pod A standings with their 35-12 win against Borah. King, a junior running back, thrashed the Lions defense with 175 yards and five touchdowns on 23 carries.
Danielle Nay, Skyview: The Hawks won two matches last week to claim their fourth consecutive 4A District Three championship. Skyview topped Kuna 24-26, 25-13, 25-14, 25-20 in the district semifinals and then outlasted top-seeded Bishop Kelly 35-33, 23-25, 14-25, 25-22, 15-12 in the title match. Nay, a freshman outside hitter, collected 42 kills, 30 digs and five aces in the two victories.
Brenna Davidson, Centennial: The Patriots won their first state championship in program history with wins against Skyline (3-0), Rocky Mountain (1-0) and Boise (3-2). Davidson, a sophomore center midfielder, scored three goals with with one assist, and coach Steven Snider said Davidson stepped up her game to another level to help the Patriots win.
Josh Fishburn, Timberline: The Wolves won their first state championship since 2001 by defeating Idaho Falls (2-1), Mountain View (3-0) and Centennial (1-0). Fishburn, a junior midfielder, scored the game-winning goal in the championship against Centennial, and he also added an assist in the quarterfinals and a goal in the semifinals.
Kamden Hundersmarck, Skyview: The Hawks won their first state championship since 2005 with victories over Bishop Kelly, Canyon Ridge and Middleton. Hundersmarck, a junior goalkeeper, made 22 saves, but played a key role when the Hawks' semifinal and title games went to penalty kicks. He stopped four of 10 penalty kicks, including three in the championship against Middleton, to secure Skyview's win.
GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY
Anna Hartwick, Timberline: The Wolves won the 5A District Three team title by placing all of their runners among the top 19 at the district meet at Eagle Island State Park. Hartwick, a senior, was the top finisher for the Wolves in 10th place with a time of 19 minutes, 4.67 seconds.
BOYS CROSS COUNTRY
Zach Wiberg, Capital: The senior won the 5A District Three individual title at Eagle Island State Park. Wiberg narrowly edged Boise's Matt Sewall at the finish line, crossing in 15 minutes, 19.35 seconds. Sewall crossed in 15:19.36.