Boys athlete of the week: Porter Mecham, Carey
Mecham propelled the Carey football team into the 1A Division II state semifinals with a massive performance against Clark-Watersprings. The junior rushed 17 times for 161 yards and two touchdowns, and he made three catches for 66 yards and a TD. The Panthers’ 36-16 home win on Friday improved their 2017 record to 10-0.
Girls athletes of the week: Megan Buckey, Bailey Johnson and Ailie Maclean, Kimberly
The Kimberly girls swimming team won a 3A-1A state title over the weekend thanks largely to its relay teams, most notably in the 200 medley and 200 freestyle relay races. Junior Megan Buckley, freshman Bailey Johnson, and senior Ailie Maclean all competed for the Bulldogs in those races, which paved the way to a first-place finish in the team standings.
Past fall athletes of the week
Week 1: Twin Falls’ Madison Glascock and Carey’s Houston Hennefer
Week 2: Raft River’s Keegan Chatburn and Lighthouse Christian’s Haylee Grossman
Week 3: Community School’s Lily Fitzgerald and Filer’s Josh Hughes
Week 4: Twin Falls’ Taryn Casperson and Canyon Ridge’s Caitlin Crist
Week 5: Declo’s Keegan Duncan and Twin Falls’ Mattalyn Geddes
Week 6: Minico’s Larry Vega and Wood River’s Emily Thayer
Week 7: Carey’s Kodi Green and Gooding’s Shane Jennings
Week 8: Oakley’s Austin Bedke and Buhl’s Madison Somers
Week 9: Twin Falls’ Kennedi Evans and Bliss’ Steven Rubio
Week 10: Kimberly’s McKade Huft and Burley’s Kennedee Tracy