Varsity Extra athletes of the week (Sept. 12-17)

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Hayden Stout, Meridian: The 6-foot-2, 195-pound running back helped the Warriors pull off an upset win against previously unbeaten Borah. Stout, a senior, rushed for 200 yards and four touchdowns on 26 carries — an average of nearly 7.7 yards per carry. Stout scored the game-winner on a 2-yard dive with 1 minute, 31 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter.


Ciara Stastny, Rocky Mountain: The libero gave the Grizzlies a defensive edge in a pair of victories over Boise and Borah last week. The senior exhausted opposing hitters with 41 digs, while serving up 15 aces. Stastny had 20 digs and 10 aces in Rocky's four-game win over previously unbeaten Borah on Sept. 15.


Logan Tooley, Mountain View: The Mavericks remained unbeaten with two victories last week. Tooley scored one goal in a 3-1 win over Eagle, then added a game-high two goals and two assists in a 4-3 victory against Vallivue.


Abi Yanke, Bishop Kelly: The Knights posted their seventh and eighth consecutive shutouts of the season with wins over Nampa and Skyview last week. Yanke, a senior, was in goal for both of those games, highlighted by a two-save performance in a 1-0 victory against Skyview on Sept. 14.


Justin Ross, Rocky Mountain: The Grizzlies won the team title at the Steven Thompson Memorial Centipede Race at Les Bois Park on Sept. 14. Ross, a junior, was the top individual finisher in 16 minutes, 40.91 seconds, setting a new course record. The Centipede race requires all seven of a team's runners to run together holding a rope until they reach a drop-zone at 2.35 miles. Each competitor runs 3.1 miles.


Emily Nist, Bishop Kelly: The senior finished a second short of matching the course record at the Steven Thompson Memorial Centipede Race, finishing first in 20 minutes, 30.63 seconds. BK dropped the rope more than a minute behind all seven Eagle girls and at the same time as Rocky Mountain and Centennial. Nist made up the distance to secure the victory by more than 15 seconds.

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