Former Centennial QB Eric Dzwilewski earns Canada West rookie of the year honors

Eric Dzwilewski, a 2010 Centennial High graduate, didn't expect to play a big role for the University of Calgary this season, but an injury to the starter forced him into the spotlight and the freshman took full advantage.

2010-11 Treasure Valley high school athlete signings (Nov. 23)

These Treasure Valley athletes (2011 graduates unless otherwise noted) 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 jzentz@idahostatesman.com. Lists for 2009 and 2010 graduates can be found at the bottom of this blog.

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Idaho media high school girls basketball poll (PRESEASON, Nov. 10)

Here's the first poll (preseason) for all six classifications. The season begins Friday night.

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Varsity Extra athletes of the week (Nov. 1-6)

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Only one this week, but the girls basketball, boys basketball and wrestling seasons are on the horizon.

Top 10 finisher from New York City Marathon in the Treasure Valley this week

Dathan Ritzenhein, the eighth-place finisher in Sunday's New York City Marathon, will be in the Treasure Valley on Saturday.

State football game blog: Eagle at Rocky Mountain (Nov. 5)

10:20 p.m. — FINAL: Rocky Mountain 70, Eagle 42

OTHER 5A FINALS: Capital 40, Vallivue 0; Coeur d'Alene 45, Lake City 13; Centennial 39, Highland 27

Idaho media high school football poll (FINAL, Nov. 3)

Here's the final poll for all six classifications. Two Treasure Valley teams remain atop their respective classifications heading into the state quarterfinals. Capital, which maintained the top spot in the 5A classification for most of the season, slipped to No. 2 in the final poll, despite a perfect season so far. Couer d'Alene, which suffered its only loss against a team from Vancouver, Wash., now tops the rankings. If both Capital and Coeur d'Alene win Friday, they will meet next week at Bronco Stadium in the state semifinals.

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5A SIC All-Star soccer games Wednesday night at Meridian High (rosters)

The top boys and girls senior soccer players from the Treasure Valley's 11 5A schools will hit the field one last time as high school players Wednesday at Warriors Stadium at Meridian High. The girls kick off at 5:30 p.m. and will be followed by the boys at 7 p.m.

Mountain View girls cross country ranked 17th; Olympian coming to NXN regionals

Even without its 5A state championship performance Saturday in Soda Springs factored in, the Mountain View girls cross country team climbed five spots in the latest ESPN RISE FAB 50 national rankings.

The Mavericks are 17th in the latest rankings, which were released Friday, a day before they beat 2009 state champion Boise by 21 points for their second 5A crown in three years.

Varsity Extra athletes of the week (Oct. 25-30)

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Once again, I’d like to start off by congratulating the teams that won state titles last week. Rocky Mountain didn’t lose a game on its way to the Grizzlies’ first 5A volleyball state championship. In cross country, the Mountain View girls, Eagle boys and Bishop Kelly girls all won. The 5A Mountain View girls — 17th in ESPN RISE's national rankings — won their second championship in three years. The 5A Eagle boys won for the first time. Bishop Kelly defended its girls title and won for the eighth time in 10 years at the 4A level. Also, in the 2A/1A state cross country meet, Cascade junior Dylan Crevelt won his first title.

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