Voting has closed for the latest Idaho Statesman Athlete of the Week races. Here are the winners.
Caldwell senior Julia Martinez won the vote in girls basketball, pulling in 3,242 (50 percent) of the ballots cast to edge Eagle senior Jaimee McKinnie (46 percent). Martinez hit a last-second, game-winning 3-pointer to send Caldwell to 4A state championship game. You can watch the shot in the video below.
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Eagle sophomore Cortland Horton took home the top honors in wrestling, earning 1,910 (44 percent) of the 4,365 votes cast. He made a surprise run to win the 195-pound title at last week’s 5A district tournament. He came in as the No. 4 seed and beat a returning 5A state champ before pinning the second seed in the finals.
In boys basketball, North Star Charter Kyle Gardner finished atop the poll with 3,622 (59 percent) of the 6,180 votes cast. The senior racked up 16 points and seven rebounds in a district tournament win over Notus, guaranteeing the Huskies their best finish since the 2013-14 season.
You can see the full results and all the athletes honored in this week’s poll below.