Boys athlete of the week: Jayden Palmer, Oakley
Palmer began his week with a 29-point, seven-rebound performance (9-of-18 from the field, 7-of-15 from 3-point range) in the Oakley boys basketball team’s 72-61 Snake River Conference win over Hagerman. On Saturday, he scored 12 points in a 57-51 nonconference victory over Carey that gave the Hornets a .500 record.
Girls athlete of the week: Sage Wootan, Glenns Ferry
Wootan started her week off on a high note with 22 points in the Glenns Ferry girls basketball team’s Snake River Conference win over Raft River on Tuesday. A day later, she scored 16 points and grabbed 29 rebounds in a blowout win over Wilder. Wootan’s rebound total set a school record.
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
Week 8: Minico’s Regen Povlsen and Gooding’s Grace Parker
Week 9: Dietrich’s Kade Shaw and Oakley’s Makinlee Cranney
Week 10: Burley’s Ryan Bagley and Declo’s Maddie Ramsey
Week 11: Canyon Ridge’s Caitlin Crist and Dietrich’s Slade Dill