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Varsity Extra athletes of the week: Aug. 29-Sept. 3

Columbia High football wins first game since 2013

The Columbia High football team snapped a 25-game losing streak with a 22-8 win over Mountain Home. The win is the Wildcats' first since 2013, which also was over Mountain Home. Go inside the team's post-game celebration.
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The Columbia High football team snapped a 25-game losing streak with a 22-8 win over Mountain Home. The win is the Wildcats' first since 2013, which also was over Mountain Home. Go inside the team's post-game celebration.

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

FOOTBALL

Allamar Alexander, Columbia: The running back broke touchdown runs of 44 and 46 yards in the final five minutes to lead the Wildcats to a come-from-behind, 22-8 victory over Mountain Home. The win snapped Columbia’s 25-game losing streak. Alexander finished with 172 yards on 19 carries.

VOLLEYBALL

Dani Nay, Skyview: The junior led the Hawks to a pair of conference wins to start the season. She racked up 16 kills in a three-set win over Emmett, then added 21 kills and 14 digs in a sweep of Middleton.

GIRLS SOCCER

Tori Sloan, Mountain View: The junior striker scored twice to allow the Mavericks to force a 2-2 draw with perennial powerhouse Boise on Wednesday. Both goals were assisted by Demeree McLean.

BOYS SOCCER

David Kofoed, Middleton: The senior forward racked up two goals and three assists in a 7-4 win over Emmett, then added a goal and two assists in a 4-0 victory vs. Bishop Kelly as the Vikings remained unbeaten in conference play.

GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY

Eve Jensen, Boise: The sophomore took first place at the Caldwell Twilight, finishing the course in 18 minutes, 22.18 seconds, 10.44 seconds clear of the pack. Her individual title helped the Braves win the team trophy at the 18-team meet.

BOYS CROSS COUNTRY

Siyad Martin, Borah: The junior led the Lions to the team title at the Caldwell Twilight, winning his second straight individual race in 15:55.24 — 13.86 seconds ahead of Bishop Kelly’s Nicholas Russell in second place.

Michael Lycklama: 208-377-6424, @MichaelLycklama

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