Janae Rayborn
Lake City High School

Carrie Minden Photography

October Athlete of the Month Janae Rayborn is focused on her last season as a Lake City High School volleyball player. The senior knew a while back that this was her calling in athletics and what she wanted to expend her full energy on. “Over the years I have played basketball, soccer and tennis, but I eventually wanted to choose one sport to focus on full time. This was a really hard decision for me, but I'm so glad I chose volleyball,” said Janae.


When she was a freshman Janae played...

Sarah Swider

Photo by Christine Woeller

Coeur d’Alene High School

A senior at Coeur d’Alene High School, Sarah Swider has participated in sports for her entire life. Over the years, some of the organized sports she has been involved with include tennis, soccer, ballet, cross country and track, but it is tennis and soccer that she has chosen to focus on in her high school years.

As a testimony to her leadership skills, Sarah was captain of both the varsity soccer and tennis teams this past year.

“My club soccer team placed second in nationals in the...

Travis Kerr

Coeur d’Alene High School

Photo by Cheryl Nichols Photography 

Coeur d’Alene High School senior Travis Kerr first began to play sports his freshman year. And when he did, he went all in.

“I played football all four years, wrestled freshman and sophomore years, started track and field my junior year, and am currently competing in shot-put and discus,” said Travis, who was named All-League and First Team All-State offensive lineman his senior year.

“My first year of track and field, I was a league champion and placed sixth at state for sho...

Coeur d’Alene High School

Noah Mayfield

Noah Mayfield is passionate about the game of baseball, a sport he has been involved in almost his entire life. “It is the greatest game created, and I love the competitive nature that it brings onto the diamond,“ said Noah, a senior at Coeur d’Alene High School.

Noah was a three-time Little League All-Star as well as a Spokane Pony All-Star. He has been a starter on the high school varsity team since he was a freshman and credits his passion for baseball to his older brothers, whom he says he has looked up...

Devin Sorrelle

Lake City High School

With hard work and determination, you can achieve anything. That is something that Lake City High School senior Devin Sorrelle said he has learned by being involved in wrestling.

He is in his second year as captain of the LCHS wrestling team and was a 2018 qualifier for state as well as a 2019 Pacific Northwest Classic runner-up, and he placed in the 2019 Jug Beck Rocky Mountain Classic.

Devin shares that his biggest challenge when it comes to wrestling was gaining confidence. “Last season I didn't win some matc...

Josh Stellflug 

Lake City High School 

After attending Coeur d’Alene Charter Academy from sixth through 10th grade, Lake City High School senior, Josh Stellflug, transferred to LCHS for his final two years of school. And his basketball coach, Jim Winger, is glad he did.

“Josh has worked extremely hard and has really made huge strides in basketball the last two years because of his dedication,” said Winger. “He is a quality kid and an outstanding student.”

Josh said he would love to continue to play basketball at the collegiate level but has yet to...

Dejah Wilson

Lake City High School

Seventeen-year-old Dejah Wilson is passionate about basketball. But to her, it is not just a physical game but a game of emotions as well.

“I enjoy everything about basketball. Just being out there running around. There’s just something about it that I just can’t let go of; it takes every emotion a person has,” said Dejah. “First you’re anxious, then you’re either in the flow or you’re getting upset, or you just won the game and you’re so excited with your teammates!”

And it is those teammates who have become like...

Toriana Wilson

Lake City High School

Hard work and dedication have led Lake City High School senior Toriana Wilson to be ranked fourth in her class of 374 seniors and maintain a 4.287 GPA. Her course load is nothing less than challenging with honors, advanced placement and dual-credit courses. In addition to a challenging academic schedule, Toriana has been a member of the Lake City High School varsity swim team for the past four years, serving as captain this year.

“This year our LCHS women’s team won the Idaho Fall Sports Academic State Champion...

Reilley Chapman

Lake City High School

Lake City High School senior Reilley Chapman has played competitive volleyball since she was 10 years old and softball since she was 8. And it is not just in the athletic arena where she excels; she also holds a 4.1 GPA.

Looking ahead to her future, Reilley said she has struggled with the decision of whether or not to play sports at the collegiate level.

“I have offers to attend different schools to play volleyball but have decided to focus on my career path and play sports for fun at the intramural level,” sai...

Brooklyn Shell

Coeur d’Alene High School

A senior at Coeur d’Alene High school, Brooklyn Shell runs both cross country and track and has been on the varsity track team since her freshman year.

“My events for track are mainly the 1600 and 3200, and occasionally the 800,” said Brooklyn, who joined cross country her sophomore year and has qualified for state in both track and cross country each year that she has participated.  

Although Brooklyn has been very successful at her chosen sports, it has not come without challenges.

“The biggest challenge ha...

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