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Varsity Extra notebook: Rocky Mountain’s Sherle named soccer All-American

Rocky Mountain senior Raimee Sherle controls the ball against Timberline during the 5A District Three semifinals on Oct. 14 at Vallivue High.
Rocky Mountain senior Raimee Sherle controls the ball against Timberline during the 5A District Three semifinals on Oct. 14 at Vallivue High.

Rocky Mountain senior Raimee Sherle was selected as Idaho’s only representative to the High School All-American Game on Dec. 5 in Raleigh, N.C.

Sherle, a 5-foot-2 forward, is one of 40 girls selected to the game, which is in its third year.

The Montana commit led the 5A Southern Idaho Conference in goals (27) and assists (21) this fall.

She finished her career with 100 goals, making her the first girl to reach the century mark in the 5A SIC since Mountain View’s Shalese Miller and Centennial’s Sofia Huerta (both in 2010).


Connor Johnstone announced his commitment Tuesday on Twitter.

“Proud to say I’ve committed to Boise State,” he tweeted. “Been waiting for this day since I was a kid. I’m truly blessed.”

He finished eighth at the state tournament last spring after winning state as a sophomore in 2014.


Curtis Eisenberger led the Knights to seven straight district titles, three state titles and two second-place finishes in his seven years at the 4A powerhouse.

But with a 6-year-old daughter and 3-year-old son, Eisenberger said he didn’t have the energy to continue coaching.

“It was still a tough decision to step down, because it’s a great place to coach,” he said. “But at the end of the day, I didn’t have any energy left to give.”

Eisenberger said he’ll also stop coaching with the Boise Nationals club program, where he’s worked the past 14 years.


Former Bishop Kelly quarterback Cody Hawkins will join USA Football’s national board of directors, which includes NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.

The organization refers to itself as “the leader in youth and high school coaching education.”

Hawkins led BK to back-to-back undefeated seasons and state titles in 2004 and 2005, winning the 4A All-Idaho Player of the Year award both times.

The son of former Boise State coach Dan Hawkins, Cody played for his father at Colorado, setting school career records in passing yards and passing TDs.

He served as a graduate assistant on Ohio State’s national championship team last fall. This season, he’s the offensive coordinator at Westview High in Portland.


The Pacific Northwest Golf Association named Eagle senior Josh Gliege its 2015 junior boys player of the year Tuesday.

Gliege, the reigning 5A state champ and a Texas A&M commit, won the association’s amateur stroke play championship in August.

He keeps the award in Eagle for another year after former teammate Graysen Huff won it in 2014.


Carl Keever resigned after one season leading the Pirates, a year where they went 0-8.

“I wanted to be closer to home back in Eagle with my family,” said Keever, who was inducted into the Boise State Hall of Fame in 1991 and ranks second all-time in school history with 387 tackles. “I was out there by myself. They need somebody there who can be motivated to put them on the right track to win.”

The Boise High graduate replaced Troy Gleave, who stepped down last season after leading Payette for 11 years.


The new high school in the Vallivue School District, which will split Vallivue High into two 4A programs, posted job openings for its fall sports coaches Monday.

The school is scheduled to open in the fall of 2016, making it the first new school to join the 5A or 4A Southern Idaho Conference since Rocky Mountain opened in 2008.