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Varsity Extra athletes of the week (April 25-30)

Eagle senior Skylar Schossberger is the reigning 5A state champion in girls doubles. She is undefeated this season in girls singles.
Eagle senior Skylar Schossberger is the reigning 5A state champion in girls doubles. She is undefeated this season in girls singles. doswald@idahostatesman.com

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

BASEBALL

Ethan Christianson, Rocky Mountain: The Grizzlies became the first Idaho team to beat Timberline this season. Christianson, a sophomore, earned the win on the mound in a 6-1 victory over the Wolves. He pitched a complete game, allowing three hits, one run, one walk and five strikeouts.

SOFTBALL

Lainey Lyle, Middleton: The freshman played a role in three Middleton wins last week, including pitching a perfect game in an 18-0, five-inning rout of Caldwell. She also added a one-hit shutout in the circle in a 10-0, six-inning win over Caldwell the previous day. At the plate, Lyle went 5-for-10 with two doubles and six RBIs.

GIRLS TRACK & FIELD

Tristin Bowens, Capital: The junior set a school record in the 100 meters, running 12.29 seconds to finish fourth in the elite race at the Nike Jesuit Twilight Relays in Portland. Bowens’ time is also tops in the state this season, according to athletic.net.

BOYS TRACK & FIELD

Michael Slagowski, Rocky Mountain: The senior became just the ninth high school runner in history to complete the mile in under 4 minutes. Slagowski won the event in 3 minutes, 59.53 seconds at the Nike Jesuit Twilight Relays in Portland.

GIRLS TENNIS

Skylar Schossberger, Eagle: The senior won the No. 1 girls singles title at the 32-team Capital Invitational to remain undefeated this season without dropping a set. Schossberger defeated Borah’s Sydnie Binder 6-1, 6-1 to win the title.

BOYS TENNIS

Adam Tzeng, Eagle: The sophomore claimed the No. 1 boys singles title at the 32-team Capital Invitational at Bishop Kelly High. Tzeng swept Boise’s Spencer Smith 6-2, 6-2.

GIRLS GOLF

Diana Lu, Boise: The Braves won a four-team tournament at TimberStone as Lu earned medalist honors with her nine-hole total of 40, finishing one stroke ahead of a teammate.

BOYS GOLF

Jacob Fritz, Boise: Fritz shot the lowest nine-hole round among results reported to the Idaho Statesman last week. He earned medalist honors in a four-team tournament at Centennial with a 35, winning by three strokes.

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