Vote now in the Treasure Valley athlete of the week contests (Jan. 10 to 16)

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Idaho Statesman

Help us choose the best of the best in the latest Idaho Statesman athlete week of the contest.

Polls close at noon Thursday (due to Monday’s holiday). Read about all the candidates and their accomplishments below.

You can vote multiple times. This is not scientific and is meant to be fun.

Nominations are submitted by area coaches or taken from stats reported to the Idaho Statesman.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Mylie Mills, Columbia: Racked up 20 points, 20 rebounds and three steals in the Wildcats’ 61-59 win over Emmett.

Olivia Irwin, Nampa Christian: Averaged 13.5 points, 14.5 rebounds and three steals as the Trojans split conference matchups with Melba (win) and New Plymouth (loss).

Casidy Fried, Middleton: Averaged 19.5 points, seven rebounds and seven steals in the Vikings’ wins over Caldwell and Ridgevue.

Ashley Banks, Boise: Scored 17 points on 8-for-11 shooting in a 46-32 win at Rocky Mountain. She also had four rebounds and three blocks.

Gracie Christensen, Centennial: Set career highs in points (20) and rebounds (12) in a 44-35 win against Capital.

Austyn Harris, Parma: Averaged 26.5 points and 7.5 rebounds in the Panthers’ wins over McCall-Donnelly and Homedale.

Lydia Bailey, Liberty Charter: Racked up 15 points, 10 rebounds, three assists and three steals in a 47-29 win at Idaho City.

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BOYS BASKETBALL

Jaxon Dines, Homedale: Poured in 31 points in a 68-39 rout of Weiser. He also had three assists, four rebounds and four steals.

Liam Campbell, Owyhee: Nearly out scored Mountain View by himself with 24 points in a 50-24 victory.

Tyler Thurston, Cascade: Scored 20 points in a 60-56 win at Salmon River, then added 21 points in a 61-44 win vs. Salmon River three days later.

Gabe Navarro, Nampa: Averaged 20.5 points to lead the Bulldogs to wins over Caldwell and Ridgevue.

Austin Ramos, Meridian: Scored 20 points and added three rebounds and two steals in the Warriors’ 55-36 win vs. Kuna.

Donovan Jones, Eagle: Recorded a double-double of 13 points and 10 rebounds in a win vs. Boise, then added seven points and 10 rebounds in a victory over Centennial.

Blake Hawthorne, Bishop Kelly: Scoured 20 points to lead the Knights to a 60-51 win at Columbia.

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GIRLS WRESTLING

Holland Wieber, Eagle: Was named the most outstanding wrestler at the Jaybird Memorial after winning the 120-pound title.

Marissa Jimenez, Caldwell: The 138-pounder rolled to another tournament title and improved to 22-0 with four straight pins at the Jaybird Memorial.

Clare Waite, Boise: Made a surprise run to the 145-pound title at the Jaybird Memorial as the No. 6 seed.

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BOYS WRESTLING

Cael Bullock, Rocky Mountain: Went 5-0 at 113 pounds with a pin and two tech falls at the River City Duals in Post Falls.

Simon Luna, Nampa: Led the Bulldogs to a second-place finish in the gold bracket at the River City Duals by going 5-0 at 113 pounds with four pins and a tech fall.

Kyle Rice, New Plymouth: Won the 138-pound title at the Magic Valley Classic with three pins and a decision.

Malachi Hoobery, Weiser: Led the Wolverines to the team title at the Padilla Invite by pinning three of four opponents en route to the 182-pound championship.

Wylie Stone, Eagle: Pinned his way to the 120-pound crown at the Padilla Invite. Only one match reached the second round.

Jamison Hunt, Capital: Pinned his way to the 138-pound title at the Padilla Invite, improving to 15-1.

Jacob Blandford, Middleton: Pinned every opponent he faced in the 145-pound bracket at the Padilla Invite. Only one match reached the second round.

Davis Rudkin, Parma: Rolled to the 170-pound title at the Padilla Invite with four straight first-round pins.

Seth Rushton, McCall-Donnelly: Racked up four pins, a tech fall and a double-overtime decision to lead the Vandals to the team title at the Maniac Tournament with his 182-pound title.

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