2017 Award Recipients
Zoey Moore writes the initials “AB” and “SM” on her socks before every game.
Year after year the story always ended the same way for Skyview volleyball coach Kevin Murphy.
It was like something out of a movie.
Many had written them off.
After winning the 4A state championship the previous year and only losing three games all season entering the state tournament, many on the Middleton softball team probably expected to roll to another state title.
With four district championships, four conference titles, four state runner-up finishes and four state championships, the Columbia wrestling team was one of the most decorated programs in the state coming into this season.
Fittingly it was an upset win over Middleton that propelled the Ridgevue boys soccer team into the state tournament last fall.
Nick Tuttle doesn’t remember exactly how many games Nampa Christian lost at the beginning of the season. He just knows it was a lot.
Dave Kemper sat at his computer on the afternoon of Dec. 31, 2016, and wrote a letter that he hoped to need three months later.
Cody Pickett has never complained.
Julia Corkish loves to act.
Not even an optimistic Ryan Lundgren could have imagined it happening this fast.
NAMPA — Canyon County’s top athletes were honored Thursday at the Idaho Press-Tribune’s Sports Stars of Canyon County Athletic Awards ceremony. The event, in its third year, was held at the Nampa Civic Center.
Cody Balle was almost cut from the Skyview baseball team his freshman year.
Gracie Walters is quite the artist.
Michael Davis and Lysandra Zamudio were split before the season if their newfound partnership was going to work.
Jacob Furlott’s sport was always football.
Not long ago, Emma Clark was just a wide-eyed middle schooler in the stands watching the 2A State Track and Field Championships at Middleton High.
Golf runs deep in Daniel Uranga’s family.
Kathryn Wagoner’s eyes filled up with tears after sinking a putt on the 18th green at the 4A State Girls Golf Championship at Pinecrest Golf Course in Idaho Falls.
While most of the class was a little repulsed to be dissecting a cat, Andy Renschler dived right in.
Standing 5-foot, 8-inches and weighing 155 pounds, Vallivue boys basketball player Nick Fitts is usually the smallest player on the court.
While Kori Pentzer was born in the Treasure Valley with friends and family by her side, she wasn’t there for long.
Brandon Kipper had a completely different idea of wrestling when he started in the sixth grade.
NAMPA — If you were to go into the bedroom of Skyview wide receiver Kyle Pierce, the first thing you would notice is a big desk filled with a large collection of notebooks.
NAMPA — Is it any coincidence that the best season Nampa Christian junior outside hitter Megan Yett had, came in the exact same season her older sister Tayler joined the coaching staff?
CALDWELL — Four goals in a single season is not a lot. But when it’s coming from a player who’s not supposed to score, well, that’s a different story.
MIDDLETON — The first time Middleton girls soccer player Mikee Furrow played the game at the age of five, she hated it.
CALDWELL — Vallivue boys cross country runner Vincent Groner tried other sports along the way.
NAMPA — Columbia girls cross country runner Hannah Combs was well on her way to making a name for herself.