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Carter Kuehl, Rocky Mountain: The junior had an impressive debut as the Grizzlies’ starting running back, leading them to a 51-50 triple overtime victory over Pleasant Grove (Utah) at Holt Arena in Pocatello. Kuehl rushed for 264 yards and five touchdowns and also scored the game-ending two-point conversion.
Shelby Grant, Columbia: The Wildcats opened the season with an 18-25, 25-23, 25-22, 20-25, 15-13 victory over Centennial, which finished third at state last season. Grant, a junior outside hitter, pounded out a match-leading 20 kills with nine digs.
Zoe Transtrum, Borah: The junior attacking midfielder recorded her second straight three-goal game and seventh goal overall in the past three games as the Lions beat Capital 7-0. Transtrum scored three goals and added one assist.
Emilio Gonzales, Caldwell: The senior midfielder had a huge week, leading the Cougars to victories over Mountain Home (7-1) and Emmett (7-0). Gonzales had four goals and one assist against the Tigers and added three goals and two assists against the Huskies.
GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY
Lexy Halladay, Mountain View: The freshman phenom made her high school debut, running to a win in the Bandanna Jimmy Driscoll Invitational at Bishop Kelly High in 18 minutes, 25.90 seconds. The Mavericks also won the team title.
BOYS CROSS COUNTRY
Siyad Matan, Borah: The junior opened the 2016 season with a personal-best time of 15 minutes, 52.65 seconds to win the Camels Back Classic in Boise. Matan’s time is tops in the state this season, according to athletic.net, and helped the Lions win the team title.