Varsity Extra Blog

Varsity Extra athletes of the week: Dec. 26-31

Please email nominations by Monday morning to for performances based on the previous week.


Madison Jackson, Parma: The Panthers hosted a tournament last week, getting a 54-35 win over 4A Mountain Home and losing to No. 1 Soda Springs 45-40 and No. 2 Ririe 49-38, both 2A programs. Jackson, a sophomore point guard, averaged 20 points, 8.3 rebounds and 2.7 steals per game, including 27 points, eight rebounds and three steals in the victory over the Tigers.


Nick Fitts, Vallivue: The Falcons competed in the Santa Barbara Classic in California last week, winning two games and losing two. Fitts, a senior point guard, averaged 22.8 points and 3.3 assists per game during the tournament, leading Vallivue to wins over Firebaugh (97-44) and Newbury Park (89-55) and losses to Buena (60-58) and Sante Fe (78-69), all California teams.


Christian Hudson, Caldwell: The Cougars competed in the 91-team Sierra Nevada Classic in Reno last week, finishing 14th in the team standings, which was tops among Idaho teams. Hudson, a sophomore, took second at 132 pounds after entering the tournament as the No. 5 seed. Hudson lost 6-2 to No. 2 Jonathan Trujillo of Robertson (Las Vegas) in the championship match.

Rachel Roberts: 208-377-6422, @IDS_VarsityX