Varsity Extra athletes of the week (Sept. 10-15)

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Cesar Montes, McCall-Donnelly: The Vandals pulled off one of the biggest upsets of the season with their 24-22 win over defending 2A state champion and current state media No. 1 Grangeville. Montes, a senior, remained perfect on PATs and also added a 55-yard field goal in the win. Montes' 55-yard field goal would be an overall state record had it been kicked during the state playoffs.


Katrina Inch, Boise: The senior switched to setter when she's in the back row for the first time this season in a 19-25, 25-13, 25-21, 25-17 victory against Centennial. Against the Patriots, Inch contributed 13 kills, 17 digs, eight assists, seven blocks, two aces and went 13-for-13 from the service line. Earlier in the week, Inch had 12 kills, seven blocks, nine digs and one ace in a four-set loss to defending district champion Rocky Mountain.


McKenzie Mangun, Caldwell: The sophomore forward had a huge week for the Cougars. In a 6-3 loss to defending state champion Bishop Kelly, Mangun scored three goals. The three goals were the most the Knights have given up this season to a single team, let alone an individual. Mangun then added her second hat trick of the week in a 9-3 victory over Mountain Home.


Jake Nelson, Mountain View: The Mavericks started the week with a 4-0 victory over Vallivue, as Nelson scored one goal. The senior forward's biggest goal of the week came in Mountain View's 1-0 win over defending state champion Boise, which suffered its first conference loss of the season.


Brooke Rawlins, Eagle: The senior led the Mustangs to victory in the Steven Thompson Memorial Centipede Race at Les Bois Park. Unlike regular cross country meets, each team must run together with seven runners holding onto a rope until they release it in a drop-zone at 2.35 miles. Then, runners are free to duke it out individually over the final 0.75 miles. In the end, each competitor runs 3.1 miles. Rawlins won the race in 19 minutes, 58.05 seconds.


Scott Sullivan, Centennial: Sullivan honored the memory of former Centennial runner Steven Thompson, who died in a three-car crash on Idaho 55 in 2008, by winning the race named after Thompson. Sullivan, a junior, won in 16 minutes, 40.30 seconds in a race that requires each team to run together with seven runners holding onto a rope until they release it in a drop-zone at 2.35 miles. The total length of the race is 3.1 miles.

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Cesar Montes' Boomer

A kid from McCall kicked a 55 yard FG in a 2 pt. victory over last year's state champions? BSU should keep their eye on him. Fantastic job, kid. Definately deserves the player of the week award.