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Winners of Treasure Valley athletes of the week (May 13-19)

Mountain View baseball wins state title for Riley Harrison

Mountain View baseball honored Riley Harrison after winning the program's first state championship. Harrison took a line drive to the head in the district championship, sidelining him for state.
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Mountain View baseball honored Riley Harrison after winning the program's first state championship. Harrison took a line drive to the head in the district championship, sidelining him for state.

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: Maria Neri, Homedale
  • Boys track: Landon Helms, Emmett
  • Baseball: Ethan Horner, Capital
  • Softball: Natali Hutcheson, McCall-Donnelly
  • Golf: Daniel Uranga, Homedale
  • Tennis: Kaylee Benear/Logan Lloyd, Fruitland

[Related: Division-I bound pitcher named Idaho’s best baseball player — again]

GIRLS TRACK

  • Madison Tesnohlidek, Fruitland: The freshman won three medals at the 3A meet, finishing first in the 4x100 relay (50.7 seconds), second in the 100 (12.8) and third in the 200 (26.7).
  • Lexy Halladay, Mountain View: The decorated junior turned in the fastest 1,600 time in the country at 4 minutes, 43.74 seconds at the 5A state meet. She also won 5A titles in the 800 (2:12.04) and the 3,200 (10:39.23).
  • Jasmine Devers, Mountain View: The senior finished off an undefeated season in the 100 and 200 with 5A state championships. She ran the 100 in 12.23 seconds and the 200 in 24.87.
  • Beth Wegener, Cascade: The junior won the 1A state pole vault title at 8-6.
  • Maria Neri, Homedale: The senior won the shot put wheelchair at the 3A state meet. She competed with the rest of the shot putters all season, but the IHSAA allowed her to compete in her own division at state.
  • Alyson Tekippe, Bishop Kelly: The senior won three gold medals for the Knights at the 4A meet in the pole vault (11-0), long jump (18-1) and 4x100 (48.4).
  • Brooke Weimer, Cole Valley Christian: The junior set an all-class record in the 200 at 24.74 seconds en route to four first-place finishes. She also won the 100 (12.47), 100 hurdles (14.60) and long jump (19-6.75). She set a 2A record in the 100 hurdles, and her long jump was the longest in any classification in Idaho this season.
  • Emma Clark, Melba: The senior added two more state titles at the 2A meet (pole vault, triple jump) giving her 12 in her four-year career. She won the pole vault at 10-6 and triple jump at 37-9.25.

BOYS TRACK

  • Caleb Hamblin, Liberty Charter: The junior set at 1A record in the 1,600 at 4:22.50. He also won the 3,200 (9:43.35) and led the Patriots to a 4x400 relay title (3:32.57).
  • Nathan Green, Borah: The sophomore won his second 5A state title in the 1,600 at 4:15.98. He also added a 3,200 title at 9:19.40.
  • Jaymon Barrus, Mountain View: The senior swept the 100 (11.02) and 200 (21.64) titles at the 5A state meet.
  • Caleb Stamper, Timberline: The senior and future Boise State runner won his third consecutive 5A state title in the 800 (1:54.39).
  • Alec Bindner, Capital: The senior won 5A state titles in the pole vault (15-0) and the long jump (21-11.5).
  • Landon Helms, Emmett: The freshman set at 4A state meet record in the pole vault at 15-6. It was the highest vault in Idaho this season in any classification. He also won a title in the 110 hurdles (14.48).
  • Ethan Brands, Nampa Christian: The senior won three gold medals for the Trojans at the 2A meet, winning the 200 (21.81), the 400 (49.56) and the 4x100 (43.93).

SOFTBALL

  • Natali Hutcheson, McCall-Donnelly: The senior catcher led the Vandals to a second-place finish at state by hitting .556 with a double, two triples and two home runs. She also threw out four would-be base stealers.
  • Shelby Ribordy, Mountain View: The senior went 3-for-4 with a grand slam and seven RBIs in the 5A championship game to lead the Mavericks to their second state title.
  • Oakleigh Kearby, Mountain View: The junior threw a one-hit shutout to hand previously undefeated Lake City its only loss of the season in the 5A semifinals.
  • Riley Jones, Bishop Kelly: The junior struck out 19, allowed four hits and didn’t allow an earned run over 11 innings to led the Knights to the 4A state title.
  • Lolo Walker, Rocky Mountain: The sophomore went 5-for-7 with a double, a home run and two RBIs to lead the Grizzlies to a second-place finish in 5A.

BASEBALL

  • Ethan Horner, Capital: The senior fired a two-hit shutout to lead the Eagles to an upset over Rocky Mountain in the 5A state semifinals.
  • Tyler Garrehy, Bishop Kelly: The junior finished the 4A tournament 5-for-7 (.714) with two doubles, three RBIs and four runs scored, leading the Knights to a third-place finish.
  • Jon Milner, Mountain View: The senior went 7-for-10 with five RBIs and five runs scored to lead the Mavericks to the first state championship in program history.
  • Gabe Hughes, Rocky Mountain: The Gonzaga-bound senior needed just 50 pitches to throw a five-inning, one-hit shutout of Boise in the opening round of the 5A state tournament. He also threw two scoreless innings to earn the save in the Grizzlies’ win over Eagle in the third-place game.
  • Ray Calley, Weiser: The sophomore delivered walk-off single in the bottom of the eighth inning to lead the Wolverines to an 11-10 win over Timberlake in the 3A consolation championship.
  • Mark Stradley, Melba: The senior threw a perfect 10th inning to record a save in the Mustangs’ first-round win. Then he fired an eight-inning, six-hit shutout of Grangeville in the semifinals en route to Melba’s 2A state championship.

TENNIS

  • Kaylee Benear/Logan Lloyd, Fruitland: The mixed doubles pair didn’t drop a single set throughout the district and state tournaments on their way to a 3A championship.
  • Sterling Schossberger/Katherine Wachtell, Bishop Kelly: The duo won a 4A mixed doubles championship with a 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 victory in the finals.
  • Kyle Garner, Eagle: The sophomore finished the season undefeated to win his second straight 5A boys single titles, leading the Mustangs to back-to-back boys team titles. He’s yet to lose a match in high school career, going 19-0.
  • Avery Hopkey, Timberline: The freshman rolled through the 5A girls single bracket, winning in straight sets all the way to a championship.
  • Austin Swing, Middleton: Swing won every match in the 4A boys bracket in straight sets for a state title.
  • Jessie Maimer, Vallivue: The junior rolled to a 6-2, 6-0 win in the championship match of 4A girls singles.

GOLF

  • Jake Slocum, Rocky Mountain: The junior shot 144 over two days to win the 5A boys tournament and lead the Grizzlies to their fourth straight state title.
  • Elle McCord, Eagle: The junior rallied from a first-day deficit to win the 5A girls medalist honors by shooting 4-over 151. Her score helped the Mustangs repeat as 5A girls champs.
  • Alex Haneke, Ridgevue: The senior shot 148 over two days to finish eighth individually and lead the Warhawks to second place in the boys team race.
  • Daniel Uranga, Homedale: The junior won the 3A boys individual title, rallying from a three-shot deficit to win at 143.
  • Michael Corkish, Liberty Charter: The senior and future NNU golfer took sixth at the 2A/1A tournament, leading the Patriots to a fifth-place finish.

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