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Varsity Extra athletes of the week: May 9-14

Eagle senior Martha Tooley connects on a pitch for a two-run home run in the Mustangs’ 17-0 win over Mountain View in the 5A District Three softball semifinals May 10, 2016.
Eagle senior Martha Tooley connects on a pitch for a two-run home run in the Mustangs’ 17-0 win over Mountain View in the 5A District Three softball semifinals May 10, 2016. doswald@idahostatesman.com

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

BASEBALL

Reed Harrington, Eagle: The Mustangs won the 5A District Three Tournament championship with an 8-1 victory against Mountain View. Harrington pitched a complete game, allowing two hits and one unearned run while striking out five with one walk. He went seven innings with 70 pitches and added a 1-for-2 performance at the plate with an RBI.

SOFTBALL

Martha Tooley, Eagle: The Mustangs won their sixth 5A District Three Tournament championship in 10 season by beating Boise 10-0 in five innings. Tooley, a senior third baseman and College of Idaho signee, paced Eagle in the title game by going 2-for-3 at the plate with a home run and three RBIs.

GIRLS TRACK & FIELD

Lindsey Schmidt, Bishop Kelly: The Knights won the 4A District Three meet team championship, and Schmidt did her part with four individual victories. The junior won the 100 hurdles (14.91 seconds), 300 hurdles (45.84), high jump (5 feet, 4 inches) and triple jump (36-6), qualifying for state in all four events.

BOYS TRACK & FIELD

Michael Slagowski, Rocky Mountain: The senior distance runner’s performance at the 5A District Three meet earned national recognition when he won the 800 meters in a nation-leading time of 1 minute, 48.36 seconds. Slagowski also won the 1,600 (4:18.12) and 3,200 (9:24.81) for the second straight year.

GIRLS TENNIS

Noel Simmons, Middleton: The senior rallied from a first-set loss to claim the 4A District Three Tournament championship at No. 1 girls singles. Simmons defeated Bishop Kelly’s Hannah Monroe 4-6, 6-2, 6-1.

BOYS TENNIS

Noah Austin, Bishop Kelly: The defending 4A state champion got off to another strong start in the postseason, winning the 4A District Three Tournament championship at No. 1 boys singles. Austin, a sophomore, defeated Kuna’s Brandon Calley 6-0, 6-2.

GIRLS GOLF

Hailey Spalding, Eagle: The senior and No. 3 golfer for the Mustangs surprised the field at the 5A District Three Tournament at Boise Ranch Golf Course. Spalding shot an 8-over 79 to win the individual title by one stroke.

BOYS GOLF

Josh Gliege, Eagle: The defending 5A state champion won a one-hole playoff against Rocky Mountain’s Carson Barry to claim the 5A District Three Tournament championship at Quail Hollow. Gliege shot a 1-under 69 through 18 holes.

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