Yearout went off for a game-high 26 points on 11-of-15 shooting, with six assists and four rebounds in a 1A Div. I semifinal victory over Grace.
Yearout received 38.12% of the vote, beating out St. Maries’ Tristan Gentry who finished second with 15.7%. Lakeside’s Jayson Hall finished third with 18.42% and Marsh Valley’s Cody Hansen finished fourth with 6.22%.
Here are the other athletes who were nominated for the week of March 1-7:
Covy Kelly, Garden Valley: Kelly exploded for 45 points, six rebounds and five assists to lead Garden Valley to an 88-73 win over Dietrich in the 1A D-II state title game.
Kase Wynott, Lapwai: Wynott had 23 points, five rebounds and three assists in Lapwai’s 82-60 win over Riverstone in the 1A D-I title game.
Nick Liebich, Riverstone: Liebich tallied 23 points and 13 rebounds in Riverston’s loss to Lapwai in the 1A D-I state title game.
Rhys Dill, Dietrich: Dill racked up 19 points and 16 rebounds in Dietrich’s 88-73 loss to Garden Valley in the 1A D-II state title game.
McKay Anderson, Meridian: Anderson racked up 19 of his game-high 23 points in the first half of Meridian’s 68-54 win over Lake City in the 5A state title game. He also finished with six rebounds, leading the Warriors to their first state title since 1992.
Tyler Medaris, Middleton: Medaris had 12 points and six rebounds to lead Middleton to a 47-45 win over Preston in the 4A state championship, giving them their first title since 1965.
Cody Hansen, Marsh Valley: Hansen had 14 points and six rebounds to lead Marsh Valley to a 58-51 win over McCall-Donnelly in the 3A state title game. It was their first state title since 1988.
D.J. Green, McCall-Donnelly: Green scored a game-high 21 points and pulled down six rebounds in McCall-Donnelly’s 58-51 loss to Marsh Valley in the 3A state title game.
Brody Rowbury, Meridian: Rowbury was dominant in the paint throughout the 5A state tournament, including an 18-point, 9-rebound performance in Meridian’s quarterfinal victory over Mountain View.
Tristan Gentry, St. Maries: Gentry drained the game-winning free throws with 56.5 seconds left to lift St. Maries to a 51-50 win over Ambrose in the 2A state title game. Gentry finished with 16 points and 11 rebounds.
Johnny Sugarman, Ambrose: Sugarman scored a game-high 20 points in Ambrose’s 51-50 loss to St. Maries in the 2A state title game.
Kross Taylor, Lapwai: Tayler had 22 points and five rebounds in Lapwai’s victory over Riverstone in the 1A D-I state title game.
Blake Buchanan, Lake City: Buchanan had 19 points and nine rebounds in Lake City’s 5A state semifinal victory over Boise.
Joe Mpoyo, Meridian: Mpoyo had 17 points and seven rebounds in Meridian’s 66-56 5A state semifinal victory over Madison.
Jayson Hall, Lakeside: The forward went off in the 1A Div. I medal-round victory over Grace with a game-high 32 points on 14-of-26 shooting with nine rebounds and five steals.
Taden King, Madison: The point guard poured in a game-high 30 points in a 5A state medal game victory over Boise. He had 21 points the day before in a semifinal loss to Meridian.
Brady Power, Dietrich: The forward did his best to keep up with Covy Kelly and company in the 1A Div. III title game with a team-high 26 points, including three 3-pointers, in a loss to Garden Valley.
Ben Blythe, Ambrose: Tallied 19 points (four 3-pointers), four rebounds and four steals in a 2A title-game loss to St. Marie’s, and 21 points in a state semifinal win over Wendell.