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.
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
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