Varsity Extra Blog

Varsity Extra athletes of the week (Nov. 30-Dec. 5)

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


Mandy Simpson, Boise: The junior forward helped the Braves pick up three wins in the 5A Southern Idaho Conference while recording her fifth consecutive double-double. In three games, Simpson racked up 48 points, 37 rebounds and 11 assists in victories over Meridian (17 points, 15 rebounds, 3 assists), Columbia (10 points, 12 rebounds, 2 assists) and Rocky Mountain (21 points, 10 rebounds, 6 assists).


Nick Fitts, Melba: The junior guard guided the Mustangs to a 2-1 record last week in nonconference games against Fruitland, Liberty Charter and Homedale. Fitts scored a total of 70 points, highlighted by 28 points — including five made 3-pointers — and nine assists in a 60-57 victory over Homedale. Fitts made 13 3-pointers in three games.


Irving Capuchino, Caldwell: The Cougars won the 32-team Buck’s Bags Duals over the weekend, and Capuchino went 6-0 in those duals at 160 pounds. Capuchino was the 4A state runner-up at 145 pounds last season, and he returns for his senior year hoping to help the Cougars repeat as team champions.