Three locals named top student-athletes

Salmon High School’s Jedd Tibbitts, Firth High School’s Rachel Schiess and Clark County High School’s Josey Grover were three of 11 student-athletes statewide to be named a 2014 Student-Athlete of the Year.

Coaches and teaches submitted more than 50 nominations, and one boy and one girl in each classification were then chosen. Players were recognized for their service, leadership, academics and athletic performance.

Tibbitts, who was nominated by Salmon athletic director Jeremy Burgess, was the 2A boys

Student-Athlete of the Year. Tibbitts was a two-sport standout for the Savages for the past three seasons, playing quarterback in football and guard in basketball. He maintained a 3.90 GPA.

Tibbitts, 18, will serve an LDS mission in New Zealand after graduating, then hopes to play basketball or football at a junior college before transferring to Utah State to study engineering.

Schiess, who was nominated

by Firth track coach Paula Tucker, was the 2A girls Student-Athlete of the Year. Schiess was a three-sport standout for the Cougars, running cross-country and track and play-

ing basketball. Schiess plans to attend BYU-Idaho in the fall.

Grover played volleyball and basketball and competed in rodeo for Clark County. She will attend Utah State in the fall. She will also spend three weeks in Peru beginning June 18 as part of the Humanitarian Experience for Youth, a summer program for LDS teens focused on spiritual growth and development.

Here are the award winners.

Class 5A

Boy: Conner Poulson, Capital High School

Girl: Natasha Dacic, Boise High School

Class 4A

Boy: Cole Oliver, Bishop Kelly High School

Girl: Macy Urrutia, Twin Falls High School

Class 3A

Boy: No nominations

Girl: Lindsey Woodworth, American Falls High School

Class 2A

Boy: Jedd Tibbitts, Salmon High School

Girl: Rachel Scheiss, Firth High School

Class 1A Div. 1

Boy: Kade Kress, Hagerman High School

Girl: Kyndahl Ulmer, Prairie High School

Class 1A Div. 2

Boy: Leighton Vander Esch, Salmon River High School

Girl: Josey Grover, Clark County High School