Varsity Extra athletes of the week (Feb. 17-22)

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

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Leah Bonner, Skyview: The Hawks claimed the program’s first 4A state championship with wins over Burley, Pocatello and Twin Falls last week. Bonner had limited minutes in the first two games because of foul trouble, but still reached double figures in both games. In a 49-37 opener against Burley, Bonner had 12 points, two rebounds, one assist and one blocked shot in 13 minutes. The senior forward then had 17 points and 11 rebounds in a little more than 9 minutes of play in a 60-50 victory over Pocatello. Bonner closed out the week with 27 points and 19 rebounds in Skyview’s 69-55 state championship win over Twin Falls at the Ford Idaho Center.

BOYS BASKETBALL

E.J. Boyce, Rocky Mountain: The Grizzlies made a return to the 5A District Three championship game with two victories last week. On Tuesday, the senior guard had 19 points — including a 5-for-8 performance from 3-point range — three assists and three steals in a 47-35 victory over Mountain View in the first round. In a 75-70 overtime win against Boise in the semifinals, Boyce had 27 points and four assists while shooting 7-for-12 from 3-point range. Boyce completed a four-point play and had a 3-pointer in overtime.

WRESTLING

Matthew Park, Centennial: The Patriots won the 5A District Three Tournament with a commanding 531.5 points. Park, a sophomore, was one of six Patriots to win individual district titles. Park’s win was particularly impressive as he upended top-seeded Riley Connolly, a Mountain View High senior, 8-4 in the 132-pound championship match. Park’s victory avenged a loss to Connolly in the 126-pound state championship match last season.

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