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Winners of the Treasure Valley athletes of the week (April 22-28)

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Voting has closed. Here are this week’s winners.

  • Baseball: Devon Sharts, Mountain View
  • Softball: Emma Shiflet, Rocky Mountain
  • Boys track: Weston Jeffries, Fruitland
  • Girls track: Sage Way, Cascade
  • Tennis: Dylan Maude, Rocky Mountain
  • Golf: Daniel Uranga, Homedale

You can see who won last week’s athlete of the week honors here.

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BASEBALL

Gabe Hughes, Rocky Mountain: The senior and reigning state Gatorade player of the year went 3-for-4 with a home run and four RBIs in a 14-5 win. He finished the week 7-for-10 with another double, and he earned the win against Centennial by pitching four one-run innings.

Devon Sharts, Mountain View: He pitched a five-inning shutout to lead the Mavericks to a 10-0 win over Borah, striking out 10 and limiting the Lions to two hits.

Chase Carpenter, Vallivue: He fired a two-hit shutout in a 12-0 win against Caldwell, striking out seven.

Jesse Rice, Caldwell: He drove in the game-winning run with a single in the top of the eighth inning to lead the Cougars to a 4-3 win over Columbia.

Clayton Wolfe, Homedale: He racked up three doubles in two games, finishing the week 4-for-5 with four RBIs.

Brody Von Brethorst, Weiser: He went 4-for-4 with two doubles and four RBIs to lead the Wolverines to a 12-8 victory over Fruitland. He finished the week 5-for-10 with three doubles.

Joe Ihli, Nampa Christian: He struck out 11 and pitched a three-hit shutout in the Trojans’ 7-0 conference win over Melba.

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SOFTBALL

Ashley Loucks, Marsing: The senior finished the week hitting .667 with three stolen bases and also battled on the mound, racking up five strikeouts.

Sydney Groves, Eagle: The freshman hit a grand slam and a two-run home run in a 15-1 win over 5A SIC-leading Mountain View. She went 3-for-4 with seven RBIs in that game and finished the week 6-for-8 with eight RBIs.

Cindy Read, Melba: The junior threw a five-inning perfect game and struck out 13 in a 27-0 win against Vision Charter. She finished the week 4-0 with a 0.91 ERA and 32 strikeouts to five walks. She also hit .385 with three doubles and seven RBIs.

Naomi Butterfield, Timberline: She threw a one-hit shutout and struck out nine to lead the Wolves to a 9-0 win over Borah.

Gracie Walters, Ridgevue: The junior struck out 16 and threw a two-hit shutout to lead the Warhawks to a 5-0 win vs. Nampa.

Brooke Osmus, Notus: She belted a grand slam and a two-run home run against Rimrock, going 2-for-5 with seven RBIs in a 22-12, five-inning win.

Emma Shiflet, Rocky Mountain: She threw a six-inning no-hitter against Skyview, striking out 12 in the process. She pitched the Grizzlies to a 3-0 record on the week, posting a 1.69 ERA and hit her first high school home run.

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BOYS TRACK

Weston Jeffries, Fruitland: The sophomore won the shot put (50-5) and the discus (134-0) at the St. Alphonsus Invite in Ontario, Ore., winning the honor for top male thrower at the meet.

Drew Howerzyl, Nampa Christian: The senior swept four events at two separate meets last week. He won the long jump, triple jump and high jump, and he ran in the Trojans’ winning 4x100 relay team the 2A WIC championships and the Portland Christian Invite in Portland, Oregon.

Josh Nichols, North Star Charter: The senior won the Knight Invite triple jump title at 45-0.5. He currently is Idaho’s all-class leader in the event at 45-3.5.

Alec Bindner, Capital: The senior won two events at the Knight Invite, the long jump (23-3.25) and the 300 hurdles (39.58).

Zack Ramos, Caldwell: The senior and Idaho State signee set a new personal record in the shot put at 55-1.5 and won the discus (159-3) at the Skyview Invite.

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GIRLS TRACK

Katie Hettinga, Kuna: The senior broke a 31-year-old school record in the discus at the Skyview Invite with a throw of 126-3.

Sage Way, Cascade: The senior and 4.0 student took second in the 800 (2:35.27) and 1,500 (5:24.47), and finished fourth in the 3,000 (12:41) at the Don Walker Invite in Nyssa, Oregon.

Paige Tekippe, Bishop Kelly: The sophomore led Bishop Kelly to three first-place finishes at the Knight Invite, winning the 100 (12.41), the triple jump (37-0) and running a leg of the title-winning 4x100 (49.75). Her 100 and triple jump times were both personal bests.

Ashley Campbell, Middleton: The junior won the 200 (26.28) and the 400 (58.13) at the Knight Invite.

Brooke Weimer, Cole Valley Christian: The junior swept the hurdles at the Knight Invite, winning the 100 hurdles in 14.72 seconds and the 300 in 43.89.

Chloe Barylski, Ridgevue: The senior swept the 100 (12.55) and the 200 (26.0) at the Skyview Invite.

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TENNIS

Kyle Garner, Eagle: The sophomore won the boys single title at the Capital Invite to remain undefeated on the season.

Oliver Kempel & Alec Tzeng, Eagle: The boys doubles pair avenged their only loss of hte season in the finals to win the Capital Invite.

John Felin & Victoria Chiou, Timberline: The mixed doubles pair rolled through the Capital Invite without dropping a set on their way to winning the title.

Francesco Scarpelli, Payette: The senior kept his undefeated record intact by beating last season’s third- and fourth-place finishers.

Dylan Maude, Rocky Mountain: The freshman boys single player reached the finals of the Capital Invite. He has yet to drop a match in league play.

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GOLF

Daniel Uranga, Homedale: He shot a one-under 35 to earn medalist honors at a Snake River Valley match at Scotch Pines. He was the only golfer nominated, so he’s the de facto winner.

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