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Vote now in the Treasure Valley athlete of the week contests (Oct. 18 to 24)

·6 min read

Historic state soccer championships, district titles in volleyball and cross country, and win-or-go-home football games in the Treasure Valley all saw big-time performances last week.

Help us choose the best of the best in the latest Idaho Statesman athlete week of the contest, sponsored by Edmark Toyota.

Polls close at noon Wednesday. Read about all the candidates and their accomplishments below. You can vote multiple times.

Nominations are submitted by area coaches or taken from stats reported to the Idaho Statesman.


Kody Walk, Capital: The two-way starter led the Eagles to a playoff berth and a 42-7 win vs. Timberline with 45 rushing yards and TD as a Wildcat QB, four catches for 123 yards and two TDs as a tight end and 1.5 sacks as a defensive end.

Tyler Medaris, Middleton: Hauled in nine catches for 153 yards and three TDs in the Vikings’ 42-20 win over Columbia to clinch the 4A SIC’s fourth and final automatic playoff berth.

Camden Young, Skyview: Picked off two passes (including one he returned 98 yards for a TD), made eight tackles and caught four passes for 67 yards and a TD in the Hawks’ 41-14 win vs. Borah to clinch a playoff berth.

Quintez Evans, Mountain View: Ran for 184 yards and three TDs to lead the Mavericks to a 26-6 victory over Rocky Mountain in the 5A SIC championship game.

Clayton Holloway, Greenleaf: Caught 10 passes for 262 yards and three TDs in a 48-32 loss to Shoshone.

Jack Benson, Eagle: Threw for 175 yards and two TDs, and ran for 65 yards and two more scores in the Mustangs’ 62-14 win over Eagle.

Marco Del Rio, Meridian: Only needed six carries to run for 105 yards and three TDs in the Warriors’ 35-0 win over Centennial.

Gabe Navarro, Nampa: Completed 6-of-7 passes for 170 yards and four TDs in the Bulldogs’ 69-16 win against Caldwell.

Carter Woodland, Notus: Ran for 258 yards and five TDs in a 64-19 win vs. Wilder that clinched the Pirates the 1A Division I WIC title and a first-round bye in the playoffs.

Blayne Meyer, Horseshoe Bend: Ran for 136 yards and three TDs to lead the Mustangs to a 38-36 win over Council and the 1A Division II Long Pin Conference title.

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Lizbeth Soto, Vallivue: Led the Falcons to the second-place trophy at the 4A state tournament — the best finish in program history — with three goals in three games.

Abbi Roubidoux, Fruitland: Poured in 10 goals in three games at state, including the equalizer and the game-winner in the Grizzlies’ come-from-behind, 4-3 win over Sun Valley for the 3A state title.

Logan Smith, Boise: Assisted two goals in a first-round win vs. Eagle, then scored one of her own in the semifinals as the Brave knocked off three-time defending champ Rocky Mountain en route to finishing second in 5A.

Violet Rademacher, Rocky Mountain: Scored a goal in wins over Centennial and Highland to lead the Grizzlies to the 5A third-place trophy.

Chloe Bowes, Timberline: Found the back of the net twice to lead the Wolves to a 2-1 win over Centennial in the 5A consolation final.

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Shawn Cabus, Bishop Kelly: Led Bishop Kelly to its first state title since 1996 and had a hand in all three goals in the Knights’ 3-1 win over Sandpoint in the final (one goal, one assist and one own goal he created). He also scored the game-winning goal in a 2-1 victory over Caldwell in the first round.

Parker Gropp, Timberline: Posted back-to-back shutouts in the 5A first round and semifinals to help the Wolves win the state title. He came on at halftime in the semifinals and stopped one penalty kick in the shootout to lead the Wolves the win.

Qussai Kadro, Boise: Scored the only goal in Boise’s 1-0 win over Lake City in the semifinals to send the Brave back to the 5A finals for the second straight year. They finished second after losing to Timberline.

Rylan McPherson, Rocky Mountain: The freshman converted a penalty kick in the 86th minute to earn the Grizzlies the 5A third-place trophy with a 2-1 win over Lake City.

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Eden Bower, Skyview: Racked up 20 kills, two aces and a block to lead the Hawks to a sweep of Eagle and their 11th straight district title.

Aspen Davis, Liberty Charter: Tallied a career-high 30 assists and added three kills and two aces to lead the Patriots’ to the 1A Division I District Three title with a four-set win against Greenleaf.

Trina William-Suldan, Columbia: Racked up 91 assists, 15 kills, three aces and 36 digs in three matches to lead the Wildcats to the 4A District Three championship.

Annelie Wilson, Horseshoe Bend: Had 24 kills, five digs and two blocks as the Mustangs swept Council for the 1A Division II District Three title.

Hope Miller, Greenleaf: Led the Grizzlies to a runner-up finish at the 1A Division I District Three Tournament with 39 kills, eight aces and 27 digs in matches vs. Idaho City and Liberty Charter.

Gabbi Roberts, Eagle: Led the Mustangs to a second-place finish at the 5A District Three Tournament with 71 assists, 12 digs, three aces and three blocks in the semifinals and finals.

Rivers Mead, North Star Charter: Had 10 kills and five blocks to help the Huskies finish third in the 1A Division I District Three Tournament.

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Trent Wigod, Rocky Mountain: Won the 5A District Three Meet in 16 minutes, 2.64 seconds and led the Grizzlies to the team title.

Austin Clough, Bishop Kelly: Finished atop the podium at the 4A District Three Meet in 16:32.31, leading the Knights to the team title.

Jack McManus, McCall-Donnelly: Took first place at the 3A District Three Meet at 16:54.84.

Grady Mylander, Nampa Christian: Cruised to his second straight 2A District Three title at 16:21.30 — 52.02 seconds ahead of the second-place finisher.

Ian Stockett, Victory Charter: Repeated as the 1A District Three champ at 16:34.54 and led the Vipers to the team title.

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Malia Lowe, Kuna: Finished first at the 5A District Three Meet at 18:21.03.

Alexia Corona, Ridgevue: Won the 4A District Three individual title at 19:05.63, nearly 25 seconds ahead of second place.

Emma Hillam, Fruitland: Finished atop the podium at the 3A District Three meet for the second time at 18:28.90.

Cameron Moore, Ambrose: Repeated as the 2A District Three champ at 19:52.73, 34.15 seconds ahead of second place.

Megan Royer, Victory Charter: Won her second career race at the 1A District Three Meet at 20:11.70, finishing 1.9 seconds clear of the runner-up and helping the Vipers claim the team title.

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