Vote now in the Treasure Valley athlete of the week contests (Oct. 11 to 17)

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District titles, state tournament berths and conference championships highlight the list of top performers in the Treasure Valley 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.


Atonio Fifita, Skyview: Ran for 212 yards and a touchdown, caught two passes for 46 yards and made four tackles in a 38-31 loss to Timberline.

Ry Fullerton, Emmett: Ran for 100 yards on five carries and made eight tackles, broke up one pass and recovered a fumble on defense in the Huskies’ 35-12 win against Columbia to clinch the 4A SIC title.

Moises Perez, Wilder: Turned six carries into 181 yards and a touchdown, and he racked up 14 tackles and a fumble recovery in the Wildcats’ 42-20 win vs. Idaho City.

Art Williams, Rocky Mountain: Ran for 142 yards and a touchdown, and added 38 yards on five catches, to lead the Grizzlies to a 24-21 win over Meridian to clinch the 5A SIC River Division crown.

Jaxon Dines, Homedale: Ran for 136 yards and a TD to lead the Trojans to their fourth straight 3A SRV title and their 19th straight conference win in a 14-6 victory against Weiser.

Parker Rushton, Borah: Turned 40 carries into 183 yards and a touchdown in the Lions’ 24-19 win over rival Capital.

Matt Irwin, Owyhee: Scored the game-winning touchdown with 23 seconds left to lead the Storm to their first varsity win, a 23-20 victory against Boise.

Dawson Wahl, Mountain View: Threw for 248 yards and five TDs to lead the Mavericks to a 48-8 rout of Kuna.

Wade Zenner, Timberline: Threw for 253 yards and four TDs in the Wolves’ 38-31 win over Skyview.

Lance Hanna, Nampa: Kicked a game-winning, 49-yard field goal as time expired to clinch the Bulldogs a playoff berth with a 52-50 win against Middleton.

Seth Knothe, Bishop Kelly: Ran for 220 yards and two TDs on 23 carries in the Knights’ 35-20 win vs. Vallivue.

Landon Cheney, Nampa Christian: Finished 10-of-17 for 244 yards and five TDs in the Trojans’ 40-20 victory against Melba.

Carter Woodland, Notus: Ran for 236 yards and four TDs on 14 carries in the Pirates’ 62-22 win over Rimrock. He added 175 on kick and punt returns.

Colten Meyer, Horseshoe Bend: Racked up 345 total yards and eight touchdowns in the Mustangs’ 72-20 win over rival Garden Valley.

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Sam Graham, Parma: Finished the week with 36 kills and 30 digs in three matches to clinch the Panthers a berth at the 3A state tournament.

Carissa Smith, Ambrose: Tallied 25 kills, five aces, 23 assists and 35 digs in back-to-back matches against New Plymouth.

Myah Gibb, Fruitland: The senior led the Grizzlies to a perfect finish to their conference schedule and a state tournament berth with 40 kills, seven aces, 32 digs and 12 blocks in three matches.

Mikale Roy, Owyhee: Racked up 23 kills, 30 digs and five blocks in sweeps of Capital and Kuna.

Audrah Radford, Nampa: Tallied 55 kills and 21 digs in wins over Emmett and Caldwell.

Jacy Parker, Homedale: Had 12 kills, three aces, 53 assists and five blocks in a five-set win against McCall-Donnelly.

Annelie Wilson, Horseshoe Bend: Racked up 38 kills in sweeps of Cascade and Garden Valley.

Hope Miller, Greenleaf: Tallied 11 aces, six kills and five digs in a sweep of Rimrock.

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Abbi Roubidoux, Fruitland: Scored seven goals in two district tournament games to lead the Grizzlies to their first district title since 2009. She has 67 goals this season.

Nadia Kincaid, Rocky Mountain: Scored twice in both the district semifinals and finals to lead the Grizzlies to a 5A district championship.

Gracie Rhodes, Bishop Kelly: Scored the game-winning goal in double overtime to clinch the Knights a spot at the 4A state tournament with a 2-1 win over Middleton.

Chloe Sams, Caldwell: Scored a game-winning goal in overtime to lead the Cougars to a 1-0 win over Columbia in the 4A district third-place game. Caldwell later qualified for a state via a play-in game for the first time since 2003.

Casey Southard, Eagle: Made eight saves to post a shutout in a 4-0 win vs. Mountain View to send the Mustangs to the 5A state play-in game.

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Joe Woodley, Boise: Scored the golden goal to lead Boise to a 1-0, overtime win over Timberline for the 5A district title.

Jaden Pineda, Caldwell: His highlight-reel bicycle kick spurred Caldwell to a comeback en route to winning the 4A district title 3-3 (7-6 PKs) over Bishop Kelly.

Ethan Christopherson, Centennial: Recorded a hat trick in a 5-0 win vs. Capital in a 5A district tournament elimination game.

Jaime Gaona, Columbia: Netted four goals in a 5-3 victory over Ridgevue in a 4A district tournament elimination game.

Ethan Cutler, Eagle: Recorded a hat trick in a 4-1 win vs. Centennial to send the Mustangs to the state play-in game.

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Grady Mylander, Nampa Christian: Won the boys race at the Winston Tilzey Invite at 14:59, the best time for any boy in Idaho this season.

Emma Hillam, Fruitland: Finished first in the girls race at Winston Tilzey at 18:08, her fourth first-place finish this season.

Brighton Heywood, Rocky Mountain: Won the girls race at the Bug Town Invite at 18:51.60 to lead the Grizzlies to the team title.

Kaden Helder, Boise: Finished first in the boys race at the Boise City Meet at 15:52.56, helping Boise win the team title.

Allie Bruce, Boise: Won her fourth straight individual title at the Boise City meet at 17:26.62, part of Boise’s sweep of the top five finishes.

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