Congratulations to all athletes for finishing off another exciting year of high school sports.
Richie Kyro, Rocky Mountain: The Grizzlies won their first state baseball title in school history with a 3-1 victory over defending state champion Eagle. Kyro earned the win on the mound in the opener, striking out four and walking one while adding a 3-for-3 performance at the plate with a double and two RBIs. The senior then picked up the save and drove in the tying run in the title game.
Becky Wall, Skyview: The senior shortstop registered multiple hits in all three of Skyview's 4A state softball tournament wins, helping the Hawks secure their first state softball championship. Wall went 2-for-4 against Twin Falls, 2-for-2 with a double and two RBIs against Century, and 2-for-4 with a triple and two RBIs in the title game against Columbia.
GIRLS TRACK & FIELD
Marquita Palmer, Weiser: The senior posted an impressive sweep of the distance events and won a field event to earn four golds at the 3A state meet. Palmer won the 800 in a new 3A meet record time of 2 minutes, 13.78 seconds and also won the 1,600 (5:16.84), 3,200 (11:21.96) and triple jump (36-6).
BOYS TRACK & FIELD
Dante Carter and Wari Lado, Skyview: Both runners won an individual race and then helped the Hawks win three relays. Carter, a junior, won the 200 (22.47) and anchored the medley, 4x200 and 4x400. Lado, a senior, won the 400 (49.28) and ran the 400 leg of the medley and then served as the first leg in the 4x200 and 4x400. Skyview's 4x200 team set a new 4A meet record of 1:28.21.
Bianca Mok, Boise: The freshman finished off the season unbeaten after a 7-5, 6-2 win over defending 5A state champion Madelyn Weltzin in girls singles.
Parth Raina, Capital: In a rematch of a the 5A District Three boys singles championship match, Raina again held off Boise's Matt Oddonetto for the state title, winning 4-6, 6-3, 7-5.
Gabby Barker, Vallivue: The junior had the best two rounds of District Three golfers in any classification competing at state, finishing second individually at the 5A state tournament with a two-day total of 147 at Pinecrest Golf Club.
Chris Carew, Eagle: The sophomore led the Mustangs to the 5A state tournament team title and simultaneously earned medalist honors. Carew shot rounds of 69 and 70 to win by two strokes at Pinecrest Golf Club.