Varsity Extra athletes of the week (Oct. 7-12)

Please email nominations by Monday morning to for performances based on the previous week.


Kekoa Nawahine, Rocky Mountain: The Grizzlies took over second place in the 5A SIC standings with a 37-27 win over previously unbeaten Eagle. The 6-foot-3, 185-pound senior rarely left the field in the win, rushing four times for 31 yards, catching four passes for 84 yards and one touchdown and making one PAT. On defense, Nawahine led the Grizzlies in tackles with 11, including one for loss, and one interception. He also had five perfect kickoffs.


Sarah Barker, Timberline: The Wolves won two big matches last week to remain unbeaten in 5A SIC play with one week left in the regular season. Timberline posted a 27-25, 27-25, 19-25, 25-14 win over Vallivue, and then defeated Rocky Mountain 25-15, 24-26, 25-16, 20-25, 19-17. Barker, a senior setter, finished with a combined 96 assists, 19 digs and six aces in those two matches.


Raimee Sherle, Rocky Mountain: The Grizzlies earned three victories last week, and Sherle finished as the 5A SIC regular-season leader with 12 goals and six assists. The sophomore forward had one goal in a 3-0 win against Eagle, two goals in a 6-0 rout of Capital and two more goals in a 6-0 victory over Borah in the first round of the 5A District Three Tournament. Sherle has made seven game-winning goals this season and has scored in all but two of the Grizzlies’ games.


Htay Koko, Centennial: The Patriots wrapped up the regular season last week and earned the No. 1 seed in the 5A District Three Tournament. Koko, a senior forward, had one goal and one assist in a 3-1 win against Eagle, one goal in a 5-2 victory over Vallivue and two goals in Centennial’s 7-1 rout of Mountain View in the first round of the district tournament.


Sierra Manzer, Melba: The junior raced to a victory at the Melba Invitational to help the Mustangs earn the team win. Manzer ran the 5-kilometer course at Celebration Park in 20 minutes, 15 seconds for her third individual win of the season.


Gabe Fisher, Victory Charter: The senior clocked the best time among District Three boys last week based on results reported to the Idaho Statesman. Fisher took second at the Melba Invitational, completing the 5-kilometer course in 17 minutes, 21 seconds to help Victory Charter take second as a team.

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