1A-DII state football championship: Tri-Valley vs Carey

Carey’s Porter Mecham (49) breaks away from a tackle attempt by a Tri-Valley defender for a big gain during the 2017 1A Division II state football championship Saturday at Middleton High School.

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Boys athlete of the week: Porter Mecham, Carey

Mecham helped the Carey football team win its first state title since 2010 on Saturday against Tri-Valley. The junior rushed 21 times for 262 yards and two touchdowns — the first from 70 yards out, the second from 89. He also caught three passes for 57 yards in the 1A Division II state championship win for the Panthers (12-0).

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Girls Basketball - Gooding Vs. Buhl

Gooding's Grace Parker shoots over Buhl defenders Tuesday night, Jan. 17, 2017, at Buhl High School.

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Girls athlete of the week: Grace Parker, Gooding

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Parker had no trouble scoring this week. The junior post led the Gooding girls basketball team with 24 points in Tuesday’s 78-64 win over Canyon Ridge, and she scored a game-high 26 points in a 67-55 loss to Dietrich on Friday. Parker is averaging 22.7 points per game through three contests this season.

Past winter athletes of the week:

Week 1: Canyon Ridge’s Caitlin Crist and Declo’s Keegan Duncan

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