This is the final edition of athletes of the week for the 2015-16 school year.
Hayden Smith, Middleton: The sophomore threw 5 ⅔ innings of a combined no-hitter in the 4A state championship game against Minico, leading the Vikings to their first state title since 1990. Smith went 2-for-4 with two RBIs in Middleton’s 5-2 championship victory, and he was 1-for-3 with a double and two RBIs in a 3-0 win over Twin Falls in the semifinals.
Never miss a local story.
Lainey Lyle, Middleton: The freshman pitcher led the Vikings to their first state championship since 2005 and their first in the 4A classification. She held Canyon Ridge to two runs on five hits while striking out 10 in the championship, and she struck 18 in a 6-5, nine-inning win over Pocatello in the first round of the tournament.
GIRLS TRACK & FIELD
Sara Christianson, Borah: The senior and Oregon State signee set a pair of all-classification state records at the state meet at Dona Larsen Park — 4:53.86 in the 1,600 and 10:36 in the the 3,200.
BOYS TRACK & FIELD
Sam Brixey, Capital: The Washington State-bound senior won four events at the 5A state meet, repeating in the 100 (14.21) and 300 hurdles (38.01). He also added first-place finishes in the long jump (22-4) and the triple jump (46-8.25).
Skylar Schossberger, Eagle: The senior completed an undefeated season with a state title, beating Borah’s Sydnie Binder 6-2, 6-2 in the 5A girls singles championship. The title adds to her girls double championship as a junior.
Adam Tzeng, Eagle: The sophomore completed his second high school season undefeated. He rolled through the 5A boys singles bracket, topping Nampa’s Kyle Gonelli 6-3, 6-2 for the title a year after going undefeated in boys doubles.
Jessica Lyter, Emmett: The Emmett senior ran away with the 3A girls individual title, edging the field by 10 strokes at 158. She was tied for first place after the first day, then shot 75 on the second day to cruise to the championship.
Carson Barry, Rocky Mountain: The sophomore went wire-to-wire to win the 5A boys individual state championship at BanBury, shooting 3-under 68 on the first day and an even-par 71 on the second day. His finish helped the Grizzlies win the team title, ending Eagle’s six-year run of championships.