Varsity Extra Blog

Varsity Extra athletes of the week: Oct. 26-31

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

FOOTBALL

Gunnar Bradshaw, Eagle: The Mustangs defeated Borah 39-29 in the first round of the 5A state playoffs. Bradshaw replaced senior starting running back Bucky Schrader, the 5A SIC rushing leader who was out with a leg injury. Bradshaw finished with 11 carries for 73 yards and five touchdowns, including two in the fourth quarter that were scored just 11 seconds apart.

VOLLEYBALL

Annie Anderson, Skyview: The Hawks finished second at the 4A state tournament at Coeur d’Alene High. Anderson, a senior rightside hitter, helped Skyview sweep Canyon Ridge and Preston on the first day of the tournament, collecting 19 kills, 17 digs and two aces. On Saturday, the Hawks lost a semifinal against Century, then topped Twin Falls in a loser-out match before losing to Century in the title match in five sets.

GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY

Sage Way, Cascade: The freshman ran to a victory in the 1A state meet at Farragut State Park on Saturday in northern Idaho. Way’s winning time of 21 minutes, 9.03 seconds was the fastest time by a 1A female runner this season, according to athletic.net.

BOYS CROSS COUNTRY

Michael Slagowski, Rocky Mountain: The senior earned his first 5A state meet individual title at Farragut State Park on Saturday in northern Idaho. Slagowski crossed the finish line in 16 minutes, 17.0 seconds, just one second ahead of second-place runner Austin Byrer of Lewiston. Rocky Mountain took second as a team.

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