Varsity Extra Blog

Varsity Extra athletes of the week (May 4-9)

Please email nominations by Monday morning to rroberts@idahostatesman.com for performances based on the previous week.

BASEBALL

Jordan Britton, Caldwell: The senior helped the Cougars advance to state for the first time since 2007 with a 10-7 victory over Wood River in a state play-in game Saturday. Britton, a senior lefty, pitched six innings, striking out 15 and adding a hit and one RBI at the plate.

SOFTBALL

Megan Browne, Mountain View: The junior earned two wins in the circle last week, securing the Mavericks a second consecutive 5A District Three Tournament championship. Browne pitched seven innings with three hits and two runs in a 4-2 upset of previously unbeaten and nationally ranked Eagle in the district semifinals. In a 6-4 title win over Vallivue, Browne pitched a complete game and also went 2-for-4 at the plate with a home run and two RBIs.

GIRLS TRACK & FIELD

Mikaela Sawyer, Bishop Kelly: The senior won four events at the 4A District Three meet in Mountain Home. Sawyer claimed the 100 meters (12.88 seconds), 100 hurdles (15.07), 300 hurdles (45.74) and ran the anchor leg on Bishop Kelly’s winning 4x400 relay. The Knights also won the girls team championship.

BOYS TRACK & FIELD

Bryce Kirby, Mountain View: The senior blew past the competition at the 5A District Three meet at Meridian High. Kirby won the 100 meters in 10.57 seconds and the 200 meters in 21.63 seconds. Both times rank No. 1 in the state this season, according to athletic.net.

GIRLS TENNIS

Bianca Mok, Boise: The senior won her fourth consecutive 5A District Three Tournament girls singles championship and remains unbeaten in a Braves uniform. In the title match, Mok topped Borah freshman Sydnie Binder 6-0, 6-2 on Saturday at Settlers Park in Meridian.

BOYS TENNIS

Kyle Whittaker, Borah: The senior won his second 5A District Three Tournament boys singles championship in a row and simultaneously avenged two regular-season losses. In the title match, Whittaker rallied to defeat Boise’s Jacob Schoenherr 3-6, 6-3, 6-0 on Saturday at Settlers Park in Meridian.

GIRLS GOLF

Abigail McKinney, Fruitland: McKinney shot a 77 at Rolling Hills Golf Course in Weiser to win her second straight 3A District Three Tournament championship by three strokes. The Grizzlies also finished second as a team, qualifying for state.

BOYS GOLF

Graysen Huff, Eagle: Huff carded a 64 at Centennial Golf Course in Nampa to win the 5A District Three Tournament championship by five strokes. The Mustangs finished second as a team to qualify for the state tournament, where they are the five-time defending champions.

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