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Varsity Extra athletes of the week (Oct. 24-29)

Emmett senior wide receiver Luc Overton goes for extra yards against Middleton on Sept. 9. Emmett won 20-13.
Emmett senior wide receiver Luc Overton goes for extra yards against Middleton on Sept. 9. Emmett won 20-13. For the Idaho Statesman

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

FOOTBALL

Luc Overton, Emmett: The Huskies won their first state playoff game as a 4A program with a 48-21 victory over Sandpoint. Overton, a senior wide receiver, caught six passes for 203 yards and three touchdowns. He also added two tackles and returned one punt for 40 yards. Emmett plays Skyline at 8 p.m. Friday at Holt Arena in the state quarterfinals.

VOLLEYBALL

Morgan Bower, Skyview: The Hawks won their first state championship in program history with a 25-22, 17-25, 19-25, 25-21, 15-11 victory over Idaho Falls. Bower, a sophomore libero, led the Hawks with a combined 85 digs in four matches — an average of 21.3 digs per match.

GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY

Lexy Halladay, Mountain View: A week after leaving the 5A District Three meet in an ambulance, the freshman won an individual 5A state championship at Portneuf Wellness Complex in Pocatello. Halladay finished the 5,000-meter course in 18 minutes, 10.27 seconds as the Mavericks also won the team title.

BOYS CROSS COUNTRY

Nicholas Russell, Bishop Kelly: The sophomore won the 4A individual state championship at the Portneuf Wellness Complex in Pocatello. Russell completed the 5,000-meter course in 15 minutes, 50.23 seconds, which was the fastest winning time among any classification, and BK took second in the team race.

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