Boys athlete of the week: Regen Povlsen, Minico
Povlsen scored a team-high 17 points at home against Preston, the No. 1 team in 4A, on Thursday, Dec. 28. However, the Spartans would lose that game 75-59. Povlsen, a senior, has been one of the top scorers all season for No. 5 Minico, who will travel to play 5A Rigby on Wednesday.
Girls athlete of the week: Gooding’s Grace Parker
Gooding travelled on Saturday, Dec. 30 to Manti, Utah, which instantly became Parker’s playground. She scored nearly half of Gooding’s points in the game, tallying 24 points in the 49-30 win. Parker is listed as a post, but she showed off her range, draining five 3-pointers. She finished as the only Senator with double-digit scoring. Parker, who also was named athlete of the week in Week 2, has proved herself to be a reliable go-to scorer for Gooding (9-2), who will take on Declo at home on Wednesday.
Past winter athletes of the week:
Week 1: Canyon Ridge’s Caitlin Crist and Declo’s Keegan Duncan
Week 2: Carey’s Porter Mecham and Gooding’s Grace Parker
Week 3: Lighthouse Christian’s Chloe Gomez and Burley’s Jace Whiting
Week 4: Dietrich’s Slade Dill and Twin Falls’ Morgan Harr
Week 5: Minico’s Taylia Stimpson and Camas County’s Trey Smith
Week 6: Minico’s Dallas Andrade and Oakley’s Rachael Mitton
Week 7: Lighthouse Christian’s Lauren Gomez and Twin Falls Christian Academy’s Elijah Bolyard