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Varsity Extra athletes of the week: Sept. 19-24

Borah’s Siyad Matan, center, completed the 5,000-meter Bob Firman Invitational in 15 minutes, 36.6 seconds, which was good enough for eighth place Saturday at Eagle Island State Park.
Borah’s Siyad Matan, center, completed the 5,000-meter Bob Firman Invitational in 15 minutes, 36.6 seconds, which was good enough for eighth place Saturday at Eagle Island State Park. kjones@idahostatesman.com

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

FOOTBALL

Carter Kuehl, Rocky Mountain: The Grizzlies won their 5A Southern Idaho Conference Pod B opener 32-21 against Timberline at Dona Larsen Park. Kuehl, a junior running back, totaled 278 yards and two touchdowns on 37 carries — an average of 7.5 yards per carry.

VOLLEYBALL

Brooke Foster, Timberline: The Wolves remained unbeaten in 5A Southern Idaho Conference play with two victories last week. Foster, a senior outside hitter, amassed 29 kills, 10 digs and one ace in three-game sweeps of Borah and Eagle.

GIRLS SOCCER

Abby Keeley, Boise: The Braves stayed in the hunt for the 5A Southern Idaho Conference regular-season championship with a 0-0 tie against Borah and a 4-1 victory over Eagle. Keeley scored all four of the Braves’ goals against the Mustangs.

BOYS SOCCER

Kaden Baratcart, Boise: The Braves picked up two 5A Southern Idaho Conference victories last week, beating Capital 4-2 and Timberline 3-0. Baratcart, a junior forward, had three goals and one assist against the Eagles, and he then scored two goals in the victory over the Wolves.

GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY

Lexy Halladay, Mountain View: The freshman earned the biggest win of her young career, topping the gold division at the Rob Griak Invitational — one of the largest cross country meets in the nation — in Falcon Crest, Minn. Halladay completed the 5,000-meter course in 18 minutes, 37.9 seconds.

BOYS CROSS COUNTRY

Siyad Matan Borah: The junior posted a career best time with his eighth-place finish at the Bob Firman Invitational at Eagle Island State Park. Matan crossed the finish line in 15 minutes, 36.6 seconds, which ranks No. 2 in the state this season, according to athletic.net.

 

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