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Vote now: Who should be the WaFd Bank Idaho High School Athlete of the Week (10/9/2023)?

Read through the candidates and cast your vote

Here are the candidates for the WaFd Bank Idaho High School Athlete of the Week for Oct. 2-Oct. 7 as nominated by fans, readers and SBLive’s staff. Read through the nominees and cast your vote at the bottom of the page. Voting will conclude on Sunday at 11:59 p.m. and the winner will be announced Monday, Oct. 16th. If you would like to make a nomination in a future week, please email or tag us on Twitter or Instagram at @sbliveid.


Editor’s Note: Our Athlete of the Week feature and corresponding poll are intended to be fun, and we do not set limits on how many times a fan can vote during the competition. However, we do not allow votes that are generated by script, macro or other automated means. Athletes who receive votes generated by script, macro or other automated means will be disqualified.


Ella Arnzen, Timberline girls golf: Erased a one-shot deficit on the final hole with par to finish 7-over 151 to take home the Class 5A girls individual state championship.

Cara Carter, Bishop Kelly girls golf: Led wire-to-wire and finished with a 2-over 146 to walk away with the Class 4A girls individual state crown as a sophomore.

Josh Hardy, Valley football: Combined for 344 yards and seven touchdowns, including four rushing scores in a 66-34 upset over Lighthouse Christian.

Ryan Lewis, Middleton football: Hauled in three catches for 120 yards and a touchdown, while racking up 10 tackles on defense in 27-7 win over Capital.

Eli Newell, Bonners Ferry girls soccer: Pulled off the hat trick (three goals) in an 8-1 win over St. Maries.

Gavin Rasmussen, Declo football: Notched 10 receptions for 126 yards and a pair of touchdowns in come-frome-behind 27-26 win over then-No. 1 West Side.

Nelah Roberts, Skyline girls cross country: Recorded the state’s fastest 5K time at 17 minutes, 36.1 seconds for a fourth-place finish at the national Nike 'Hole in the Wall' cross country invitational at Lakewood High School (WA).

Beau Sahr, Eagle boys golf: Beat out Boise’s Reid Piron in a four-hole playoff to finish 4-under 140 to claim the Class 5A boys individual state championship.

Dylan Uhlenkott, Prairie football: Tallied 344 rushing yards and three touchdowns in a 54-44 shootout win over rival Lapwai.

Jaxon Wright, Vallivue boys golf: Shot a 1-under 71 on the final day to move from second to first place to finish 1-over 145 for the Class 4A boys individual title.