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Winners of the Treasure Valley athletes of the week (May 6-12)

See the walkoff home run that sealed Mountain View’s district title

Mountain View sophomore Gracie Tentinger hit a walkoff, two-run home run in the bottom of the eighth inning to lift the Mavericks to a 14-12 win over Rocky Mountain in the 5A District 3 softball championship game Thursday, May 9, 2019.
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Mountain View sophomore Gracie Tentinger hit a walkoff, two-run home run in the bottom of the eighth inning to lift the Mavericks to a 14-12 win over Rocky Mountain in the 5A District 3 softball championship game Thursday, May 9, 2019.

Voting has closed for the latest Treasure Valley athletes of the week. Here are this week’s winners, and you can see the full results below.

  • Girls track: Lauryn Mitchell, Tri-Valley
  • Boys track: Dakota Lowry, Payette
  • Baseball: Riley Harrison, Mountain View
  • Softball: Sophia Diffin, Centennial
  • Golf: Alec Dykas, Bishop Kelly
  • Tennis: Josh Swing/Josh Larsen, Middleton

[Related: State baseball brackets | State softball brackets]

GIRLS TRACK

  • Madison Jackson, Parma: The senior won four gold medals for the third year in a row at the 3A district meet. This year’s haul included the high jump (5-4), 100 hurdles (15.34), 4x200 (1:49.28) and 4x400 (4:16.87).
  • Aly Tekippe, Bishop Kelly: The senior won all four events she entered at the 4A district meet, including the pole vault (10-6), long jump (17-5), triple jump (36-7) and 4x100 (48.86).
  • Alma Fernandez, Wilder: The freshman scored all of Wilder’s points at the 1A district meet by finishing fourth in the 100 (13.69) and fifth in the 200 (13.96). She set school records in both events.
  • Lauryn Mitchell, Tri-Valley: The sophomore qualified for state in four events with her finishes at the 1A district meet, including second in the 400 (1:02.1), 300 hurdles (50.09) and 4x400, and third in the high jump (4-8).
  • Brooke Weimer, Cole Valley Christian: The junior earned three district titles at the 2A level by winning the 100 (12.36), the 200 (24.97) and the long jump (19-2). Her 200 time was the fastest in the state this season in any class, and she also holds the state’s top marks in the 400, 300 hurdles and long jump as well.
  • Emma Hollon, Tri-Valley: The sophomore won gold medals in the 800 (2:27.14) and medley relay (1:59.22), and she also qualified for state in the 1,600 (5:51.62) and 4x400 relays (4:22.68).
  • Larissa Hansen, Tri-Valley: The sophomore qualified for state in the maximum four events, including the 800, the pole vault and the 4x400 and medley relays.

BOYS TRACK

  • Dakota Lowry, Payette: The senior qualified for the 3A state meet in three separate events at his district meet — the triple jump (38-5), 110 hurdles (16.93) and 300 hurdles (44.08).
  • Caleb Hamblin, Liberty Charter: The junior holds the fastest 1,600 and 3,200 times in 1A this season, and he lived up to the billing by sweeping both events at the 1A district meet in 4:24.24 and 9:43.02. He also led the Patriots’ 4x400 and medley relay teams to district titles.
  • Josiah Seward, Meridian: The senior won the 5A district title in the 110 hurdles at 14.71 seconds. He also led the Warriors’ 4x400 team to a title (3:24.49) and finished third in the 200.
  • Firace Kabongo, Capital: In his first season as a jumper, the senior won 5A district titles in the high jump (6-6) and triple jump (44-1). He also placed third in the long jump.
  • Colt Uhlenkott, Tri-Valley: The senior won 1A district titles in the pole vault (13-0) and discus (135-2). His 13-foot pole vault would be the best among 1A pole vaulters this season if he hadn’t already cleared 14 feet earlier this month.
  • Austin Bolt, Borah: The junior set a school record in the 400 (48.38) in the prelims at the district meet, the fastest 400 time in the state so far this season. He went on to win the finals in 50.72 seconds.

BASEBALL

  • Riley Harrison, Mountain View: The senior helped lead the Mavericks to their first district title in program history. He drove in the Mavericks’ only two runs in a 2-1 victory, then pitched three innings in a Game 2 win before exiting after taking a line drive to the head and needing to go to intensive care.
  • Connor Ferguson, Capital: The senior earned Capital two wins on the mound in the 5A District Three tournament losers’ bracket. He held opponents to three unearned runs in 10.2 innings while striking out six.
  • Ethan Horner, Capital: The senior pitched a two-hit shutout and struck out seven in a district tournament elimination game. He then threw three scoreless innings for the save in a state play-in game against Lake City.
  • Finnley Butler, Boise: The senior pitched a five-inning, five-hit shutout to clinch the Braves a state tournament berth with a 10-0 win over Meridian. He also went 1-for-3 with two RBIs for Boise, which finished last in the 5A SIC during the regular season.
  • Angelo Koslosky, Horseshoe Bend: The senior pitched nine shutout innings over two appearances at the 1A district tournament. He allowed one hit while striking out 15, and he racked up seven hits, a triple and 12 stolen bases to clinch the Mustangs a state berth.

SOFTBALL

  • Riley Jones, Bishop Kelly: The junior made three appearances in the pitcher’s circle as Bishop Kelly punched their ticket to state. In nine innings, she struck out 19. She also cranked a three-run home run against Kuna.
  • Gracie Tentinger, Mountain View: The sophomore belted a two-run, walk-off home run in the bottom of the eighth inning of the 5A District Three championship game to lift the Mavericks to their first district title since 2015.
  • Ashley O’Connor, Eagle: She smacked two home runs during the Mustangs’ 10-0 win over Boise in the first round of the 5A district tournament. She finished the tournament 7-for-10 with eight RBIs.
  • Kalyn Walker, Rocky Mountain: She led the Grizzlies to a runner-up finish at district and back to the state tournament by going 6-for-12 at the plate with two doubles, a triple, a home run and four RBIs in three games.
  • Sophia Diffin, Centennial: The Patriots are headed back to state after Diffin hit two grand slams last week. She finished the district tournament 6-for-11 with three doubles, two grand slams and nine RBIs.
  • Lainey Lyle, Middleton: The senior dominated in the 4A district semifinals and championship game, going a combined 14 innings while allowing two runs (one earned) on five hits and striking out 25.

GOLF

  • Kobe Peterson, Ridgevue: The sophomore shot a 78 to finish second at the 4A boys district meet.
  • Skyler Cook, Kuna: The senior tied with Peterson for second at the 4A boys district meet with a round of 78.
  • Seth Jones, Mountain View: The junior won the 5A boys district title with a 2-under 68.
  • Alec Dykas, Bishop Kelly: He won his second straight 4A boys district title with a round of 74.
  • Emalie Wood, Middleton: She won the 4A girls district title with a round of 81.
  • Elle McCord, Eagle: She won an individual title at the 5A girls district meet with an even-par round of 71, leading the Mustangs to the team title.

TENNIS

  • Kaylee Benear/Logan Lloyd, Fruitland: The duo dropped a total of eight games in route to win a 3A district mixed doubles title.
  • Jessie Maimer, Vallivue: The junior remains undefeated after rolling to the 4A girls singles district title without dropping a set.
  • Kyle Garner, Eagle: The sophomore led Eagle to their second straight district team title by winning the 5A boys single tournament for the second year in a row.
  • Grace Soulen, Weiser: The junior improved her record to 16-0 with a 3A girls singles district title.
  • Isaac To’omalatai, Weiser: The junior finished in the 3A boys singles district tournament.
  • Alex Alanzo, Nampa: One of just two seniors for Nampa, he finished third in boys singles at the 4A district tournament.
  • Josh Swing/Josh Larsen, Middleton: The duo has played together since middle school and rolled to a 4A district title in boys doubles. They remain undefeated against 4A competition.

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