Girls athlete of the week: Kenzie Connell, Twin Falls
Connell led the Twin Falls softball teams to victories in its first two games of the season. On Thursday, Connell helped the 4A Bruins earn a 7-2 win over 5A Centennial in their season opener. The junior allowed one earned run on one hit, two walks and three strikeouts in four innings pitched, and she went 3-for-3 with a double and four RBIs at the plate. In Saturday’s home-opening 8-0 win over 5A Hillcrest, Connell didn’t allow a hit in three innings pitched (four walks, four strikeouts), and she finished 1-for-3 with a walk.
Boys athlete of the week: McKade Huft, Kimberly
Huft led the Kimberly boys golf team to a win over Community School, Declo and Valley on Thursday at Canyon Springs Golf Course. Huft’s round of 37 led all boys and girls at the match. The sophomore also would have posted the best round at the other local match that day at Canyon Springs. Twin Falls’ Tayllore Ward shot a 38 to lead all golfers in Thursday’s contest between Great Basin Conference teams.