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Varsity Extra athletes of the week (April 11-16)

Timberline senior Katie Cudworth finished fourth at last year’s 5A state tournament, but she has been dominant this season.
Timberline senior Katie Cudworth finished fourth at last year’s 5A state tournament, but she has been dominant this season. kjones@idahostatesman.com

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

BASEBALL

Eli Shubert, Eagle: The senior pitcher helped the Mustangs climb the 5A Southern Idaho Conference standings with a 3-0 victory over Boise. Shubert, who is committed to Lower Columbia College, earned the win on the mound, pitching a complete game, two-hit shutout with four walks and 11 strikeouts.

SOFTBALL

Hailey Hicks, Rocky Mountain: The senior shortstop and backup pitcher threw a pair of shutouts last week in a 7-0 win over Idaho Falls and a 19-0, three-inning rout of Centennial (no-hitter). Hicks also went 5-for-13 at the plate with a double, home run and four RBIs.

GIRLS TRACK & FIELD

Lindsey Schmidt, Bishop Kelly: The junior remained unbeaten in the 100-meter hurdles (15.16 seconds) and triple jump (35 feet, 6.5 inches) this season, winning both events at the Knight Invite at Bishop Kelly High. Schmidt also won the high jump (5-5) for the fifth time in six meets.

BOYS TRACK & FIELD

Adrian Jones, Mountain View: The senior won the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Oregon Relays at Hayward Field in Eugene. His winning time of 9 minutes, 34.38 seconds is the fastest in the nation among high school boys this season, according to athletic.net.

GIRLS TENNIS

Sydnie Binder, Borah: The sophomore won a pair of matches last week while only dropping one game in four sets. Binder, last year’s state runner-up, swept Hannah Monroe of Bishop Kelly 6-0, 6-0 and then handed Meridian’s Sophie Uhlenkott a 6-1, 6-0 loss.

BOYS TENNIS

Noah Austin, Bishop Kelly: The sophomore and reigning 4A singles state champion took down three competitors last week, winning matches against 5A schools Borah (6-3, 6-0) and Timberline (6-1, 6-3) and also topping Skyview’s Chris Stanciu 6-1, 6-2.

GIRLS GOLF

Katie Cudworth, Timberline: The senior maintained her position atop the 5A Southern Idaho Conference golf scene with a victory at the Jack Jones Memorial Tournament at TimberStone. Cudworth carded a round of 76 to beat her nearest competitor by seven strokes.

BOYS GOLF

Connor Johnstone, Vallivue: The 2014 5A state champion and Boise State signee held off a strong field at the Jack Jones Memorial Tournament at TimberStone. Johnstone shot a round of 67 to win by one stroke over Eagle’s Josh Gliege.

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