Boys athlete of the week: Austin Bedke, Oakley
Bedke helped the Oakley football team beat Challis on Friday and stay undefeated in the Snake River Conference. On offense, the junior ran for 40 yards and a touchdown on nine carries. On defense, he tallied 12 tackles and returned a fumble 21 yards for a score. He also returned a punt 28 yards for a touchdown and ran in the subsequent two-point conversion to put the Hornets up 20-8 in the third quarter.
Girls athlete of the week: Madison Somers, Buhl
The Buhl girls soccer team fell one win short of a 3A state tournament playoff berth, but the Indians got close thanks to Somers. The senior responded to a 4-0 loss to Declo on Tuesday with a five-goal performance in a 6-1 win over Wendell in Thursday’s loser-out game. She scored Buhl’s only goal in a season-ending 2-1 loss to Declo on Saturday.
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