Varsity Extra athletes of the week (Oct. 22-27)

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Tanner Gustavsen, Boise: In his final high school game, Gustavsen led the Braves to a come-from-behind 62-61 win over Meridian. The senior quarterback completed 29-of-39 passes for 415 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions, and also ran for another 85 yards and four more TDs. Gustavsen scored on an 8-yard run with 1 second left in the game and then ran in the two-point conversion for the victory.


Sadie Stutzman, Fruitland: The Grizzlies won their first state championship in the sport with the help of their senior standout. Stutzman, a 6-foot-2 middle blocker, led her team in kills (86), blocks (27) and digs (31) in four matches at the 3A state tournament. Fruitland lost just one game in four matches, including a three-game sweep of Priest River in the championship.


Emily Hamlin, Boise: The sophomore won her second consecutive individual title at the 5A state meet. Hamlin crossed the finish line in 18 minutes, 9.40 seconds at Hells Gate State Park in Lewiston. Her time was the fastest among all classifications at the meet and helped her team finish third in the team race.


Dwain Stucker, Meridian: The sophomore won Meridian's first individual 5A state championship. Stucker out-leaned Boise's Thomas Rigby at the finish line, winning in a time of 15 minutes, 42.30 seconds at Hells Gate State Park in Lewiston. His finish helped the Warriors reach the podium for the first time since 2002.

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