Varsity Extra Blog

Varsity Extra athletes of the week (April 13-18)

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


Caleb Burnham, Mountain View: The senior pitched a no-hitter in an 11-0 victory over Boise last week in 5A Southern Idaho Conference play. Burnham also went 3-for-4 at the plate with three RBIs in the win.


Elise Shenk, Homedale: The senior shortstop established the Trojans’ single-season record for home runs after hitting three last week. Shenk went 4-for-4 at the plate with a triple, three home runs and six RBIs in a 12-0 win over Payette, moving her season total to a record 10 home runs. In three wins last week, Shenk finished 8-for-12 at the plate with 10 RBIs, three doubles, one triple and three home runs.


Kolbi Sims, Eagle; Loren Cantrill, Rocky Mountain: Both athletes posted state-leading marks at out-of-state meets last week. Sims, a senior, won the long jump (18 feet, 9.75 inches) and high jump (5 feet, 4.25 inches) at the Oregon Relays. Sims’ long jump ranks first in the state and her high jump second. Cantrill, a sophomore, ran to a win in the 400 meters at the Pasco Relays in a time of 56.9 seconds, which also is tops in the state this season, according to


Sam Brixey, Capital: The junior had a breakout week at the Knight Invitational at Bishop Kelly High. Brixey won the boys 110-meter hurdles in 14.57 seconds, and he owns the state’s top time in the event this season at 14.25 seconds. He also collected a trio of second-place finishes in the 300 hurdles (40.17 seconds), triple jump (45-0.75) and long jump (21-7.75), helping the Capital boys win the team title.


Riley Clayeux, Mountain View: Clayeux led the Mavericks to two victories last week in the 5A Southern Idaho Conference. Playing at No. 1 girls singles, Clayeux swept Nampa’s No. 1 6-0, 6-0 and Vallivue’s top player 6-3, 5-7, 7-6 (5).


Jacob Schoenherr, Boise: Last week, Schoenherr defeated last year’s state runner-up and third-place boys singles players. Schoenherr beat Centennial’s Gavin Hatter 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 and Borah’s Kyle Whittaker 7-6, 6-4 to help the Braves win both matchups.


Natalie Mullins, Eagle: Mullins had the best nine-hole round among results reported to the Idaho Statesman last week, as she recorded a 38 at Ridgecrest to lead the Mustangs to a win. She finished three strokes ahead of her nearest competitor.


Greg Law, Columbia: Law had the best nine-hole round among results reported to the Idaho Statesman last week. His round of 33 at Boise Ranch was two strokes better than his nearest competitor.