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Idaho high school football player makes PARADE All-America Team

Fruitland High senior Joe Martarano was chosen as an honorable mention selection for this season's PARADE All-America Team.

The complete team will be released in this Sunday's issue of PARADE magazine inside the Idaho Statesman.

The 6-foot-3, 230-pound linebacker had 50 solo tackles, 84 assisted tackles, four interceptions, two sacks and one fumble recovery for the 3A state runner-up Grizzlies this past fall.

Idaho media high school girls basketball poll (final)

First-place votes in parentheses

Records are through Tuesday

5A W-L Pts. Pvs.

1. Post Falls (9) 19-1 49 2

2. Coeur d'Alene 16-4 36 1

3. Highland 16-2 29 3

4. Rocky Mountain (1) 18-2 26 4

5. Lewiston 15-5 5 5

Others receiving votes: Mountain View 4, Meridian 1.

4A

1. Middleton (10) 20-0 50 1

2. Skyview 15-5 32 2

3. Bishop Kelly 14-6 25 5

4. Burley 16-4 23 4

5. Twin Falls 14-6 16 3

Others receiving votes: Century 3, Pocatello 1.

3A

1. Snake River (7) 18-2 45 1

2. Filer (2) 17-4 39 2

Idaho media Week 7 high school boys basketball poll

Records as of Monday, Jan. 28

5A
Team (1st-place votes) W-L Points Previous
1. Borah (9) 16-0 45 1
2. Rocky Mountain 13-3 30 2
3. Highland 13-3 24 4
t-4. Mountain View 13-3 17 3
t-4. Lake City 12-4 17 5
Others receiving votes: Hillcrest 2.

4A
Team (1st-place votes) W-L Points Previous
1. Skyview (8) 15-1 44 1
2. Bonneville (1) 14-2 31 2
3. Emmett 12-3 28 3

Treasure Valley high school signings list

National Signing Day is Wednesday, Feb. 6.

Below is a list that includes Treasure Valley athletes (2013 graduates unless otherwise noted) who have either signed a letter of intent or have verbally committed to compete for a college or university. The information was provided to the Statesman by high school coaches and administrators or by club team officials. College commitments and signings can be sent to rroberts@idahostatesman.com.

Varsity Extra athletes of the week (Jan. 21-26)

Please email nominations to rroberts@idahostatesman.com

BOYS BASKETBALL

Trevor Thomas, Cole Valley Christian: The defending state champions continued their unbeaten run through the 2A Western Idaho Conference with two wins last week. In a 65-24 rout of Melba, Thomas had 29 points, eight rebounds, three steals and two assists in 18 minutes on the court. The senior guard then added 18 points, eight rebounds, four assists and one steal in a 70-47 victory against Marsing.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Honors continue to roll in for Fruitland High's Martarano

MaxPreps began its coverage of the 2013 high school baseball season by selecting the top player in each of the 50 states.

Fruitland High senior Joe Martarano was chosen as the top player in Idaho.

MaxPreps had this to say about the third baseman:

"The state's top football player at linebacker, the 6-foot-4, 245-pounder is a possible early-round draft pick at third base. He dominated at the state tournament last year, hitting a grand slam and throwing a no-hitter in the tourney."

Idaho media Week 8 high school girls basketball poll

First-place votes in parentheses

Records are through Tuesday

5A W-L Pts. Pvs.

1. Coeur d'Alene (4) 15-3 44 1

2. Post Falls (4) 17-1 44 2

3. Highland (2) 15-2 32 3

4. Rocky Mountain 15-2 23 4

5. Lewiston 14-5 4 5

Others receiving votes: Meridian 3, Mountain View 3.

4A

1. Middleton (10) 17-0 50 1

2. Skyview 13-4 34 2

3. Twin Falls 14-5 26 3

4. Burley 14-4 20 5

5. Bishop Kelly 12-5 18 4

Others receiving votes: Nampa 1, Century 1.

3A

1. Snake River (9) 17-1 49 1

2. Filer (1) 15-3 39 2

Meridian High names new football coach

Porter Lacey was hired as the next Meridian High football coach Wednesday, said Meridian Athletic Director Luke Wolf.

Lacey, 31, has most recently been the head coach at New Plymouth, where he led the Pilgrims to five straight state playoff appearances.

"He understood the big picture with football. He understood that it starts down with those middle school kids," Wolf said. "... Another thing that jumped out to me is he is an amazing teacher, and amazing teachers are amazing coaches."

Idaho media Week 6 high school boys basketball poll

Records as of Monday, Jan. 21

5A
Team (1st-place votes) W-L Points Previous
1. Borah (10) 14-0 50 1
2. Rocky Mountain 11-3 32 2
3. Mountain View 11-3 23 3
4. Highland 11-3 21 5
5. Lake City 11-4 13 -
Others receiving votes: Hillcrest 11.

4A
Team (1st-place votes) W-L Points Previous
1. Skyview (8) 13-1 48 1
2. Bonneville (2) 12-2 36 2
3. Emmett 11-3 29 3

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