Varsity Extra Blog

Varsity Extra athletes of the week: Sept. 26-Oct. 1

Boise senior Graf Kirk, center, at the start of the elite race at the Bob Firman Invitational on Sept. 24 at Eagle Island State Park.
Boise senior Graf Kirk, center, at the start of the elite race at the Bob Firman Invitational on Sept. 24 at Eagle Island State Park. kjones@idahostatesman.com

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

FOOTBALL

JT Mahon, Council: The reigning 1A Long Pin defensive player of the year rarely left the field in Council’s 56-14 victory over Tri-Valley. Mahon rushed for 140 yards and two touchdowns, had two receptions for 88 yards and two TDs and completed 2-of-3 passes for 22 yards and another score. On defense, Mahon totaled 16 tackles and one interception at linebacker.

VOLLEYBALL

Brooke Foster, Timberline: The senior outside hitter earns the Idaho Statesman’s weekly honor for the second week in a row for her record-matching performance. Foster tied the school record for kills with 30 in a 25-17, 25-11, 25-27, 25-16 win over Rocky Mountain in a matchup of 5A SIC unbeatens.

GIRLS SOCCER

Violet Martinez, Mountain Home: The Tigers held onto a tie for second in the 4A Southern Idaho Conference with two wins and a loss last week. Martinez had three goals in a 5-2 win over Vallivue and two goals and one assist in an 8-0 rout of Emmett, helping Mountain Home improve to 9-3-2 overall and 7-3-2 in league play.

BOYS SOCCER

Cesar Leon, Emmett: The Huskies outscored their opponents 16-2 in a pair of 4A Southern Idaho Conference games last week. Leon contributed one goal and one assist in a 2-2 tie with Vallivue and then unloaded for four goals and three assists in a 14-0 victory against Mountain Home.

GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY

Eve Jensen, Boise: The sophomore surprised the field at the 43rd annual Stanford Invitational on Saturday in California with her victory in 17 minutes, 15.90 seconds. Jensen’s time ranks No. 1 in the state, according to athletic.net, and she becomes only the second Idaho runner to break the 18-minute mark this season.

BOYS CROSS COUNTRY

Graf Kirk, Boise: Against a competitive field at the 43rd annual Stanford Invitational on Saturday in California, the senior recorded a 24th-place finish in 15 minutes, 30 seconds. His time is the second-fastest among Idaho runners this season, according to athletic.net.

 

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