Varsity Extra Blog

Varsity Extra athletes of the week: Aug. 22-27

Rocky Mountain’s Carter Kuehl, left, took fourth in the 100 meters and second in the 200 meters at the 5A state track and field meet in May at Dona Larsen Park. Kuehl also takes over at the Grizzlies’ starting running back this fall.
Rocky Mountain’s Carter Kuehl, left, took fourth in the 100 meters and second in the 200 meters at the 5A state track and field meet in May at Dona Larsen Park. Kuehl also takes over at the Grizzlies’ starting running back this fall. doswald@idahostatesman.com

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

FOOTBALL

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.

VOLLEYBALL

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.

GIRLS SOCCER

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.

BOYS SOCCER

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.

Rachel Roberts: 208-377-6422, @IDS_VarsityX

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