Melba sophomore named Gatorade Idaho girls cross country runner of year

Sierra Manzer of Melba High was selected as the 2012-13 Gatorade Idaho Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year on Thursday.

The 5-foot-2 sophomore raced to the 2A individual state championship this past season in a time of 18 minutes, 34.98 seconds, leading the Mustangs to a second-place finish as a team.

Manzer earned a 12th-place finish at the Nike Cross Nationals Northwest Regional championships, crossing the line in 18:48.1. She also placed 16th at the Foot Locker West Regional championships in 19:07.

Idaho media Week 6 high school girls basketball poll

Records are through Tuesday

5A W-L Pts. Pvs.

1. Post Falls (6) 15-1 45 1

2. Coeur d'Alene (3) 13-3 35 3

3. Highland 10-2 27 2

4. Rocky Mountain (1) 13-2 20 4

5. Madison 13-1 11 T-5

5. Lewiston 12-3 11 T-5

Others receiving votes: Mountain View 1.

4A

1. Middleton (10) 14-0 50 1

2. Skyview 10-3 29 5

2. Bishop Kelly 9-4 29 2

4. Burley 10-4 19 3

5. Twin Falls 9-4 11 NR

Others receiving votes: Nampa 9, Century 3.

3A

1. Snake River (3) 13-1 42 2

2. Marsh Valley (5) 11-3 41 1

Idaho media Week 4 high school boys basketball poll

Records as of Monday, Jan. 7

5A
Team (1st-place votes) W-L Points Previous
1. Borah (9) 11-0 45 1
2. Rocky Mountain 9-2 26 2
3. Mountain View 9-2 23 3
4. Hillcrest 10-1 21 5
5. Lake City 8-3 8 -
Others receiving votes: Highland 6, Madison 5, Post Falls 1.

4A
Team (1st-place votes) W-L Points Previous
1. Skyview (7) 10-1 43 2
2. Bonneville (2) 9-1 38 1
3. Bishop Kelly 5-5 11 3

Varsity Extra athletes of the week (Dec. 31-Jan. 5)

Please email nominations to rroberts@idahostatesman.com

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Toby Anderson, Skyview: The 6-foot-5 senior forward led the Hawks in scoring in two victories last week. In a 60-45 win over Bishop Kelly, Anderson had 21 points, 10 rebounds, two assists and one steal. Anderson then added 16 points, four rebounds, four assists and two steals in a 73-40 victory against Kuna, which kept the Hawks unbeaten in conference play.

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Live from the Rollie Lane wrestling tournament

98 POUNDS
Semifinals
Tomas Gutierrez, Pomona, Colo., pin. Bryce Fogelman, Nampa, 3:38.
Cole Rohan, La Grande, Ore., pin. Shea Randall, Borah, :58.
Final
Tomas Gutierrez, Pomona, Colo., md. Cole Rohan, La Grande, Ore., 9-1.

106 POUNDS
Semifinals
Cole Verner, Green River, Wyo., def. Robert Gomez, Caldwell, 8-7.
Chris Lacayo, Santiago, Calif., dec. Dorian Sapien, Boise, 2-0.
Final
Cole Verner, Green River, Wyo., dec. Chris Lacayo, Santiago, Calif., 6-4 (OT).

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

Please email nominations to rroberts@idahostatesman.com

BOYS BASKETBALL

Porter Gustin, Emmett: The 6-foot-3 sophomore forward spearheaded the Huskies' win in the Fruitland Christmas Tournament last week. Gustin scored 32 points with four rebounds and two assists in a 66-63 win over defending 3A state championship Fruitland, and then added 21 points, nine rebounds and three assists in a 52-35 win against New Plymouth in the championship game.

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Idaho media Week 3 high school boys basketball poll

I was out of the office when this poll was released last week. The media polls will resume the week of Jan. 7.

5A
Team (1st-place votes) W-L Points Previous
1. Borah (10) 7-0 50 1
2. Rocky Mountain 6-1 30 2
3. Mountain View 6-1 21 4
4. Madison 4-2 14 3
5. Hillcrest 6-1 12 t-5

Idaho media Week 5 high school girls basketball poll

I was out of the office when this poll was released last week. The media polls will resume beginning the week of Jan. 7.

5A W-L Pts. Pvs.

1. Post Falls (8) 10-0 50 1

2. Highland (2) 8-0 39 3

3. Coeur d'Alene (1) 8-3 21 2

4. Rocky Mountain 10-1 20 5

5. Madison 11-1 15 4

5. Lewiston 8-2 15 -

Others receiving votes: Mountain View 4, Meridian 1.

4A

1. Middleton (11) 9-0 55 1

2. Bishop Kelly 9-2 44 2

3. Burley 9-3 30 3

4. Nampa 6-3 12 -

5. Skyview 6-3 11 4

Others receiving votes: Century 10, Twin Falls 3.

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

Please email nominations to rroberts@idahostatesman.com

I am posting this a day early because I will be on furlough until Dec. 26. Athletes of the week will return Dec. 31.

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Timberline High defensive end lands offers from Boise State, Utah

Six-foot-5, 225-pound junior Don Hill recently received scholarship offers to play football for Boise State and Utah.

The Timberline High defensive end finished among the top 10 in the 5A Southern Idaho Conference this season with five sacks and was voted to the 5A SIC's all-conference second team.

Timberline football coach Kirk Copeland said Hill has not yet made a commitment.

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