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Vote now: Who should be the WaFd Bank Idaho High School Athlete of the Week (10/30/2023)?

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. 23-Oct. 28 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, Nov. 6th. 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.



Luke Athay, Idaho Falls boys cross country: Won his second state championship with a 5K time of 15;38.1 seconds after missing the past 16 months due to a stress fracture.

Allie Black, Raft River girls cross country: Claimed her third consecutive state championship with a 5K time of 19:30.07.

Belle Beus, Skyview volleyball: Notched a total of 71 kills, 43 digs, nine blocks and a pair of aces at the state tournament to help the Hawks win their fourth consecutive state championship without dropping a single set all year to an Idaho team..

Ryken EchoHawk, Pocatello football: Piled up 204 rushingyards and three touchdowns on 15 carries in a 48-28 first-round playoff win over Preston.

Vaughn Higgins, Timberline football: Racked up 101 yards and three touchdowns on just eight carries while having a 20-yard interception return for a touchdown in a 67-27 rout of American Falls during a first-round playoff win.

Dericka Morgan, Troy volleyball: Tallied 28 kills and was 21-of-22 at the service line for four aces to lead the Trojans to their third state title in a row with a five-set win over Grace.

Nelah Roberts, Skyline girls cross country: Became the first runner in Idaho history to win four consecutive state titles with the state’s fastest 5K time at 17:18.1.

Brock Spencer, Weiser football: Hauled in four catches for 164 yards and two touchdowns in a 38-16 opening-round playoff win over Marsh Valley

Annelie Wilson, Horseshoe Bend volleyball: Recorded a double-double of 20 kills and 20 digs to lead the Mustangs to a sweep over league rival Council for a third consecutive state championship.

Soyer Young, Murtaugh football: Ran for five touchdowns, threw for another and intercepted a pass on defense to lead the Red Devils to a 64-26 first-round playoff rout of Lighthouse Christian.