Varsity Extra athletes of the week (Sept. 24-29)

Please email nominations to rroberts@idahostatesman.com

FOOTBALL

Victor Dias, Middleton: The senior, who starts at running back, showcased his versatility in a 43-14 win against Emmett. Dias carried the ball 14 times for 104 yards and four touchdowns, returned a punt 60 yards for a touchdown and threw a 25-yard touchdown pass.

VOLLEYBALL

Kendall Berrier, Rocky Mountain: The Grizzlies became the first team to beat Vallivue in conference play this season. Berrier had 18 digs, 15 kills, five blocks and three aces in a 26-24, 25-15, 16-25, 25-18 win over Vallivue. The senior outside hitter also had 11 kills, six digs, four aces and three blocks in a 25-12, 25-14, 25-13 sweep of Centennial.

GIRLS SOCCER

Ashlei Morgan, Meridian: Meridian earned two victories last week in 5A Southern Idaho Conference play. Morgan, a forward, contributed the game's only assist in Meridian's 1-0 win against Eagle. She then added one goal and 1 assist in a 3-1 win against Centennial.

BOYS SOCCER

Grant Billings, Boise: Billings improved his goals-against average to a league-leading .71 with a pair of shutouts last week. Billings had one save in an 8-0 win over Vallivue and added two more saves in a 3-0 victory against Capital.

GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY

Paige Dilmore, Rocky Mountain: The junior posted the best finish among her teammates at the Nike Pre-Nationals in Portland, Ore. Dilmore finished the race in 18 minutes, 43.4 seconds for 17th place, leading the Grizzlies to the team title. Dilmore's time is the best among all female runners in the state this season according to athletic.net.

BOYS CROSS COUNTRY

Justin Ross, Rocky Mountain: The senior finished 11th in a time of 15 minutes, 49.5 seconds at the Nike Pre-Nationals in Portland, Ore. Ross' time, which ranks fifth in the state this season, helped Rocky Mountain earn the boys' team title.

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