Between St. Maries and Lakeside High School, 10 nominations in the 3A-1A school classifications were handed out for the North Idaho Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet.
The event, originally scheduled for April 25, is canceled, and the winners will be announced April 26 in a press release.
The Lakeside boys basketball team racked up four nominations, including boys team of the year, coach of the year (James Twoteeth) and two individual boys basketball player of the year nominations, received by junior post Day Day Higgins and junior guard Kenyon Spotted Horse.
Early this month the Knights won their 24th consecutive game to take the 1AD2 state boys basketball title, Lakeside’s first since 1997 and second championship in program history. The Knights broke the record for most points in a state tournament (245) and tournament average (81.7).
Twoteeth, in his third season as head coach of the Knights, led Lakeside to a 24-0 record in the 2019-20 season, and has accumulated a .734 win percentage (47-17 overall) over the past three seasons.
Kenyon Spotted Horse, a junior guard, led Lakeside in scoring in eight games this season en route to a state title. He put up 63 total points at the state tournament, scoring 26, 15 and 22 in three games, respectively. Kenyon averaged nearly 15 points per game (14.7) and six rebounds per game (5.9) going into the 1AD2 tournament.
Day Day Higgins, a junior post, was not far behind with an offensive average of 13.6 points per game going into the state tournament to go with 7.8 rebounds per contest. Day Day scored 21, 15 and 12 points, respectively, in Lakeside’s three state tournament wins.
Eli Gibson, a St. Maries High School junior, received three separate nominations, including 3A-1A boys athlete of the year, 3A-1A football player of the year and 3A-1A boys basketball player of the year.
Eli, a quarterback, led St. Maries’ football team to a 5-4 record and a playoff appearance. He finished his season with 22 total touchdowns, eight passing and 14 rushing, while throwing for 544 yards and rushing for 1,012 yards.
During basketball season he led the Lumberjacks to a third-place state finish at the 2A tournament while averaging nine points per contest. He was also named the Central Idaho League’s most valuable player.
St. Maries High School had three athletes nominated from the 2019 spring season, including Cade Truscott (3A-1A baseball), Alena Davenport (3A-1A softball) and Madison Sotin (3A-1A track).
Cade Truscott, a catcher, helped St. Maries reach the state 2A play-in game, where the Lumberjacks would finish their season with a record of 8-5. He closed the season with a .375 average.
Alena Davenport played her first season of softball as a senior in 2019. She hit .517, recording 17 RBIs, four doubles and two triples as her team finished 10-9.
Madison Sotin won the state discus title as a senior track and field athlete with her throw of 109-9.5. Three weeks prior at Timberlake, she broke St. Maries’ 31-year old discus record with a distance of 116-9, two feet further than the mark set in 1988.