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Vote now: Who should be the WaFd Bank Idaho High School Athlete of the Week (1/08/2024)?

Read through the candidates and cast your vote!

Here are the candidates for the WaFd Bank Idaho High School Athlete of the Week for Jan. 1-Jan. 6 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, Jan. 15th. 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.



Taren Bateman, Bonners Ferry boys basketball: Hit seven 3-pointers and scored 36 points in a 72-59 win over Lakeside.

Brooklyn Brennan, Post Falls girls basketball: Tallied 25 points, five assists and three steals in a 51-41 win over Lewiston.

Paige Cofer, Eagle girls basketball: Netted 25 points in a 63-62 double-overtime win over No. 4 Rocky Mountain.

Carson Exferd, Nampa boys wrestling: The Wisconsin commit edged Century’s Kolter Burton, an Oklahoma State commit, 3-2, in the 138-pound final to win his second Rollie Lane Invitational title.

CJ Latta, Minico girls basketball: Scored more points than the entire opposing team - 39 points - in a 65-33 win over Burley.

Abby Lusk, Pocatello girls basketball: Notched a double-double of 25 points and 16 rebounds in a 71-37 rout of Preston.

Matthew Martino, Bishop Kelly boys wrestling: Claimed his third consecutive Rollie Lane Invitational championship with a first-round pin over Joseph Downing, of Redmond (OR.), in the 145-pound final.

Emmett Palan, Camas County boys basketball: Totaled 31 points to lead the Mushers in knocking off previously unbeaten Garden Valley, 78-61.

Jadon Skellenger, Bishop Kelly boys wrestling: Placed fourth at 160 pounds at the nationally-renowned Doc Buchanan Invitational in Clovis (CA.).

Shay Shippen, Skyline girls basketball: Bagged a double-double of 23 points and 13 rebounds in 63-43 win over Blackfoot while also setting the program’s career assist record. Also had 26 points, 11 rebounds and five assists later in the week in 65-58 win over Hillcrest.