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Winners of the Treasure Valley athletes of the week (April 15-21)

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Voting has closed for the latest high school athletes of the week. Here are the winners in each sport, and below are the full results.

  • Softball: Haylee Bryant, Eagle
  • Baseball: Lan Larison, Vallivue
  • Girls track: Chloe Barylski, Ridgevue
  • Boys track: Nathan Green, Borah
  • Tennis: Gina Dudley, Capital
  • Golf: Logan Forester, Ridgevue

You can also check out last week’s winners here.

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Courtney Williams, Caldwell: The sophomore went 2-for-4 with two RBIs to lead the Cougars to a 7-4 upset of Bishop Kelly after missing a week of school due to illness.

Jaylynn Stinson, Bishop Kelly: The senior’s glove led and a key home run BK to key conference wins over Ridgevue and Kuna. She snared a line drive several feet above her head against Ridgevue, then knocked down a comebacker while pitching against Kuna before recovering to make the play.

Dani Randolph, Nampa Christian: The junior racked up two doubles, six RBIs and a stolen base in two games for the Trojans. She also contributed to a double play.

Haylee Bryant, Eagle: The junior blasted three home runs and drove in nine runs during a 4-for-6 week. She also threw a five-inning, one-hit shutout against Skyview in a 13-0 win.

Hailey Rupp, New Plymouth: The junior struck out 18 and only gave up one earned run in two games for the Pilgrims.

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Softball athlete of the week


Lan Larison, Vallivue: The junior threw a five-inning no-hitter against Ridgevue, striking out nine while walking two. He also went 1-for-4 with two runs in the game.

Drew Deal, Homedale: The senior and 4.0 student finished the week 6-for-10 with a double, a triple, four RBIs and three runs scored. He also threw a complete game, allowing one unearned run on five hits while striking out six.

Jon Milner, Mountain View: The senior and four-year varsity starter led the Mavericks to a 3-0 week by going 5-for-9 (.555) at the plate with three runs and three runs — one in each game.

Gabe Hughes, Rocky Mountain: The senior cranked two home runs and drove in seven runs as part of a 5-for-11 week. He also pitched five innings of relief and struck out seven to earn the Grizzlies a nine-inning win against Eagle.

Blake Jablonski, Mountain View: The senior center fielder went 5-for-9 with four runs, four stolen bases and two RBIs as the Mavericks went undefeated for the week.

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Lexi Halladay, Mountain View: The junior set a meet record in the 3,200 (10:32.11) at the YMCA Invite. She then finished second and set a personal record in the 400 (59.21) an hour and a half later.

Maggie Liebich, Boise: The Princeton-bound senior ran the fastest 1,500 in the nation so far this season at 4:29.28 at the Summit Invite in Bend, Oregon. She also finished second in the 800 at 2:13.98, the fastest time by an Idaho athlete thus far.

Chloe Barylski, Ridgevue: The senior swept the 200 (26.35) and the 400 (58.26) at the YMCA Invite.

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Nathan Green, Borah: The sophomore won three events at the YMCA invite: the 800 (1:55.33), 1,600 (4:11.76) and steeplechase (6:06.72). He set school records in the 1,600 and steeplechase, and his 1,600 time is the fastest in the state thus far this spring.

Allamar Alexander, Columbia: The senior running back who will walk on at Boise State won the 100 at the YMCA invite in 11.04 seconds. He also anchored the Wildcats’ 4x100 relay that finished four and set a school record at 44.09.

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Grace Soulen, Weiser: The junior went 2-0 on the week, sweeping a match against Oregon’s Baker and then winning in three sets (4-6, 6-4, 6-2) against Parma’s Angel Salinas.

Avery Hopkey, Timberline: The freshman improved to 13-0 on the season. She went undefeated at the Timberline Team Invitational, leading the Wolves to a first-place finish over Boise.

Gina Dudley, Capital: The sophomore went 6-0 for the week, winning three No. 1 girls singles matches, going 2-0 in singles at the Timberline Invite and winning a mixed doubles match.

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Logan Forester, Ridgevue: The junior shot a 1-under 35 to win a 4A SIC boys meet.

Sara Lundberg, Weiser: The senior earned medalist honors at her fourth meet last week. She’s only entered five meets this season.

Jake O’Neil, Fruitland: The senior and Boise State commit shot a 4-under 32 at TimberStone to win a 3A Snake River Valley meet.

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