Burley vs. Minico football

Minico running back Larry Vega runs the ball for a touchdown Friday at Burley High School in Burley.

PAT SUTPHIN, TIMES-NEWS

Boys athlete of the week: Larry Vega, Minico

Minico senior Larry Vega had a monster rushing night on Friday, as the Spartans beat Canyon Ridge 56-28 to improve to 2-0 in Great Basin Conference play.

Vega compiled 460 rushing yards and a school-record seven touchdowns on 28 attempts. With the win, Minico put itself in the driver’s seat of its bid for a 4A playoff berth.

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Jerome vs. Wood River girls soccer

Wood River forward Emily Thayer passes the ball before Jerome defender Tonia Gutierrez can reach her on Tuesday at Jerome High School in Jerome.

PAT SUTPHIN, TIMES-NEWS

Girls athlete of the week: Emily Thayer, Wood River

Wood River senior Emily Thayer scored three goals last week, as Wood River outscored Minico and Burley by a combined score of 17-0. With the wins, the Wolverines (10-5-1, 8-2 Great Basin Conference) locked up the second seed and a first-round bye in the 4A District IV soccer tournament.

Past fall athletes of the week

Week 1: Twin Falls’ Madison Glascock and Carey’s Houston Hennefer

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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

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