Fruitland High's Martarano named Gatorade football player of year

Boise State recruit and Fruitland High senior Joe Martarano was named the 2012-13 Gatorade Idaho Football Player of the Year on Thursday.

Idaho media Week 2 high school girls basketball poll

5A W-L Pts. Pvs.

1. Coeur d'Alene (5) 3-0 32 1

2. Post Falls (1) 3-0 19 4

2. Highland 3-0 19 3

4. Lewiston (1) 3-1 16 2

5. Madison 5-0 9 5

Others receiving votes: Mountain View 5, Rocky Mountain 4, Capital 1.

4A

1. Middleton (7) 5-0 35 1

2. Bishop Kelly 4-2 24 3

2. Skyview 2-1 24 2

4. Burley 4-2 10 T-4

5. Century 2-2 10 -

Others receiving votes: Moscow 2.

3A

1. Marsh Valley (6) 4-0 34 1

2. Priest River 2-1 24 2

3. Fruitland (1) 1-0 18 3

4. Snake River 2-1 11 4

4. Kellogg 4-0 11 T-5

Idaho media preseason high school boys basketball poll

5A
Team (1st-place votes) W-L Points
1. Borah (3) 0-0 30
2. Madison (4) 0-0 29
3. Highland 0-0 16
4. Lake City 0-0 12
5. Mountain View (1) 0-0 10
Others receiving votes: Centennial 9, Eagle 7, Coeur d'Alene 6, Timberline 3.

4A
Team (1st-place votes) W-L Points
1. Twin Falls (1) 0-0 29
2. Skyview (3) 0-0 28
3. Rigby (4) 0-0 24
4. Bonneville (1) 0-0 15
5. Bishop Kelly 0-0 13
Others receiving votes: Century 12, Moscow 9, Kuna 4, Burley 1.

3A

Varsity Extra athletes of the week (Nov. 19-24)

Please email nominations to rroberts@idahostatesman.com

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Rayona Driskell, Vallivue: The 5-foot-10 senior post led the Falcons to a 48-33 victory over Caldwell. Driskell's game-high 23 points were the most points scored by any player based on games reported to the Idaho Statesman last week. She also added five rebounds and two steals while shooting 10-of-17 from the field and 3-for-5 from the free-throw line.

Fruitland High football coach announces resignation

In 20 seasons as a high school football head coach, Bruce Schlaich compiled an overall record of 152-53.

That’s a winning percentage of nearly 75 percent.

And in the past 12 years as Fruitland High’s coach, Schlaich won 110 of 133 football games, including two state championships and seven consecutive appearances in the state title game.

Idaho media Week 1 high school girls basketball poll

I was on vacation last week, so here is the girls basketball poll that was released while I was away. All records are from last week.

5A
1. Coeur d’Alene (3) 3-0 29 1
2. Lewiston (2) 3-0 22 2
3. Highland (1) 3-0 20 3
4. Post Falls (1) 2-0 11 T-4
5. Madison 5-0 9 -
Others receiving votes: Rocky Mountain 5, Capital 4, Mountain View 3, Meridian, Timberline 1.

4A
1. Middleton (7) 4-0 35 1
2. Skyview 1-1 24 2
3. Bishop Kelly 4-1 20 4
4. Burley 3-2 9 -
4. Rigby 0-3 9 3
Others receiving votes: Century 6, Moscow 2.

3A

Two Idaho baseball players make top 100 list

Rocky Mountain’s Mason Smith and Fruitland’s Joe Martarano were each named to Baseball America’s top 100 high school prospects list for the 2013 draft.

The list is based on future pro potential and was put together with the input of dozens of scouts and college coaches.

Smith, a 6-foot-2, 195-pound outfielder and Utah recruit, landed at No. 51.

Martarano, a 6-3, 230-pound third baseman who has committed to play football for Boise State, was No. 86.

Varsity Extra athletes of the week (Nov. 5-10)

Please email nominations to rroberts@idahostatesman.com

FOOTBALL

Victor Dias, Middleton: The senior running back accounted for all four of Middleton's touchdowns in a 32-30 victory over Bonneville in the 4A state semifinals. Dias finished the game with 17 carries for 169 yards.

Hagen Graves, Fruitland: The Grizzlies advanced to their seventh consecutive 3A state championship game with a 33-0 win over Timberlake. Playing in snowy conditions, Graves caught four passes for 110 yards and two touchdowns.

Skyview High baseball player to sign with Minnesota

Senior Toby Anderson is scheduled to sign a national letter of intent to play baseball for the University of Minnesota at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 14 at Skyview High.

Anderson, a three-year letterman, is the first player from the Hawks’ program to land a Division I scholarship out of high school.

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