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Varsity Extra athletes of the week: Oct. 3-8

Timberline’s Rowan Pierson, right, steals control of the ball from Centennial’s Manasse Mbuyi during a 5A boys state soccer semifinal game at Eagle High on Oct. 23, 2015. Timberline won 2-1. Pierson had five goals and one assist for the Wolves last week.
Timberline’s Rowan Pierson, right, steals control of the ball from Centennial’s Manasse Mbuyi during a 5A boys state soccer semifinal game at Eagle High on Oct. 23, 2015. Timberline won 2-1. Pierson had five goals and one assist for the Wolves last week. For the Idaho Statesman

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

FOOTBALL

Chris Wright, Mountain Home: The senior helped the Tigers put an end to their 22-game losing streak with a 30-14 victory over Caldwell in a 4A Southern Idaho Conference home game. Wright paced Mountain Home on the ground with 113 rushing yards and three touchdowns, earning the Tigers’ first victory since Sept. 5, 2014.

VOLLEYBALL

Dani Nay, Skyview: The Hawks remained unbeaten in 4A Southern Idaho Conference play with a tri-match sweep of Mountain Home and Bishop Kelly. In a dominant 25-9, 25-7, 25-10 win over the Tigers, Nay had nine kills and three aces. In a 25-11, 21-25, 25-20, 25-10 against second-place BK, Nay led all hitters with 24 kills, 14 digs and four service aces.

GIRLS SOCCER

Lauren Elwer, Bishop Kelly: The Knights wrapped up their 4A Southern Idaho Conference regular-season schedule with a 14-0-0 record. Elwer contributed a hat trick in the Knights’ 3-0 win against Mountain Home and added one goal and one assist in a 3-0 shutout of Emmett.

BOYS SOCCER

Rowan Pierson, Timberline: The senior midfielder spearheaded the Wolves’ offense in their final regular-season game and the opening round of the 5A District Three Tournament. Pierson had three goals and one assist in a 7-1 win over Kuna, and he then scored two goals in a 5-2 victory against Borah in the district tournament.

GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY

Lexy Halladay, Mountain View: The freshman won her fourth race out of four tries this season, finishing first at the Bob Conley Invitational in Pocatello. Running the same 5,000-meter course that will be used for the state meet, Halladay won in 17 minutes, 39.8 seconds to help the Mavericks also claim the team title.

BOYS CROSS COUNTRY

Siyad Matan, Borah: The junior led Treasure Valley runners with his second-place finish in 15 minutes, 35.3 seconds at the Bob Conley Invitational in Pocatello. The Lions finished second as a team on the same 5,000-meter course that will be used for the state meet.

Rachel Roberts: 208-377-6422, @IDS_VarsityX

 

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