Boys athlete of the week: McKade Huft, Kimberly
Huft provided more than enough production for the Kimberly football team in its 3A state playoff-opening win over Weiser on Friday night. The sophomore running back rushed 34 times for 261 yards and all four of the Bulldogs’ touchdowns in their 28-0 win over the Wolverines. As a team, Kimberly rushed for 339 yards and passed for 167 in the game.
Girls athlete of the week: Kennedee Tracy, Burley
Tracy led the Burley volleyball team to its best state tournament finish in decades, perhaps ever. The junior outside hitter had 12 kills and eight aces in a sweep of Bishop Kelly on Friday, and she followed that up with 29 kills and 15 digs in another Friday loser-out win, this time over Moscow. On Saturday, Tracy tallied 29 kills and 20 digs combined against Moscow and Twin Falls. The Bobcats took third place at the 4A state tournament following a four-set loss to the Bruins.
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