Centennial High grad invited to U.S. U-20 national training camp

Centennial High graduate Sofia Huerta is among 30 soccer players invited to try out for the U.S. Under-20 Women’s National Team at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif.

The two-week training camp begins Thursday and runs through Jan. 19 and features some of the top players from college soccer.

Huerta, who just wrapped up her freshman season at Santa Clara, will be vying for one of 20 roster spots and is among nine forwards invited to the camp. She has previously been a part of the 2006 (U-14) and 2007 (U-15) ODP national pools.

Eagle High's Mangum back in national spotlight

Eagle High senior quarterback Tanner Mangum will be spending plenty of time in front of the camera this week.

Mangum is vying for the starting job under center for the white team in Thursday's Under Armour High School All America Game at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. Television coverage starts at 5:30 p.m. Thursday on ESPN.

Bishop Kelly runner commits to Syracuse

Bishop Kelly High senior Emily Nist recently made a verbal commitment to run cross country and track for Syracuse.

The Orange have won the Northeast Region in cross country the last two years and have been ranked in the top 15 among NCAA Division I teams each of the last five seasons.

Varsity Extra athletes of the week (Dec. 26-31)

Please email nominations to rroberts@idahostatesman.com.


Varsity Extra news and notes

Two Treasure Valley high schools recently announced their 2011-12 hall of fame classes. I have included that information below along with a few other tidbits from the high school scene.

Nampa High's 2011-12 Hall of Fame Class

Varsity Extra athletes of the week (Dec. 12-17)

Please email nominations to rroberts@idahostatesman.com.


Meridian High's Stout to play football for Idaho State

Meridian High running back Hayden Stout recently made a verbal commitment to play football for Idaho State University.

The 6-foot-2, 195-pound senior helped the Warriors advance to the 5A state quarterfinals for the first time since 2007.

Stout, who was a 5A All-Idaho first team selection at running back, finished his senior campaign with 1,448 yards and 17 touchdowns on 188 carries.

Rocky Mountain's Trompke to run track at Harvard

Rocky Mountain High senior David Trompke recently committed to run track and field at Harvard.

The 6-foot-1, 185-pounder, who was a member of the Grizzlies' 2011 state championship team, will officially run sprints for the Crimson after receiving his letter of acceptance Thursday.

Trompke also was invited to take an official visit to the Cambridge, Mass., campus in mid-January to meet with the football team. He said he was open to playing both sports at the school.

Idaho media Week 5 high school girls basketball poll

First-place votes in parentheses.

Records are through Tuesday


1. Lewiston (8) 6-0 40 1

2. Coeur d'Alene 6-2 29 2

3. Highland 8-0 26 3

4. Centennial 7-2 13 T-5

5. Capital 7-2 10 4

Others receiving votes: Idaho Falls 1, Rocky Mountain 1.


1. Middleton (8) 9-0 40 1

2. Bonneville 8-1 29 T-2

Idaho media Week 2 high school boys basketball poll

Team (1st-place votes) W-L Points Pvs
1. Coeur d'Alene (2) 1-1 35 2
2. Mountain View (2) 5-0 33 3
3. Post Falls (4) 2-0 31 1
4. Eagle (1) 5-0 19 5
5. Borah 3-1 15 4
Others receiving votes: Centennial 2.


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