Varsity Extra

Varsity Extra athletes of the week (Oct. 19-24)

Please email nominations by Monday morning to rroberts@idahostatesman.com for performances based on the previous week.

FOOTBALL

Talon Kreft, Meridian: The Warriors earned the No. 3 seed in the 5A Southern Idaho Conference Pod B standings with a 48-24 win over Vallivue, securing a state playoff berth. Kreft, a senior running back, rushed for 242 yards and two touchdowns on 18 carries — an average of 13.4 yards per touch.

VOLLEYBALL

Ellie Scott, Timberline: The Wolves won three matches in one day to collect the 5A District Three Tournament championship. Scott, a senior middle blocker, led the Wolves with a hitting percentage of .489 to go with 20 blocks in the tournament. Timberline swept Centennial in an elimination game, then had to beat Vallivue twice to win the title. Scott had 18 kills and eight blocks in those three matches.

GIRLS SOCCER

Asha Tullock, Centennial: The Patriots won their second consecutive 5A state championship with a win on penalty kicks over Lake City. Tullock, a senior goalkeeper, stopped a potential championship-winning kick in the fifth round of penalties and then punched away another shot in sudden-death penalties to give the Patriots the win.

BOYS SOCCER

Alain Murhula, Timberline: The Wolves defended their 5A state title with a 2-1 victory over Rocky Mountain. Murhula, a senior, opened the scoring for the Wolves in the championship match, and he finished the tournament with four goals.

GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY

Eve Jensen, Boise: The freshman had the fastest time among District Three championship meet winners in any classification. Jensen won the 5A meet at Eagle Island State Park in 18 minutes, 2.19 seconds to help the Braves take fourth as a team and qualify for state.

BOYS CROSS COUNTRY

Michael Slagowski, Rocky Mountain: The senior had the fastest time among District Three championship meet winners in any classification. Slagowski claimed the 5A meet title at Eagle Island State Park in a time of 15 minutes, 38.50 seconds as the Grizzlies took second as a team and qualified for state.

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