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Varsity Extra athletes of the week (March 10-15)

Please email nominations by Monday morning to rroberts@idahostatesman.com for performances based on the previous week. BASEBALL J.T. Williams, Eagle: The senior shortstop/closer and University of Washington signee got the Mustangs off to a 3-0 start in the 5A Southern Idaho

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Eagle High shortstop commits to Washington

Senior J.T. Williams recently made a verbal commitment to play baseball for the University of Washington beginning in the fall of 2014. The 5-foot-11, 170-pound shortstop and closer also had interest from Arizona, Dartmouth and Lafayette, he said. Williams batted

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Treasure Valley high school signings list

I am just getting started compiling this year’s list of commitments. Last year, there were more than 200 athletes from the Treasure Valley who signed to play at the college level. Below is a list that includes Treasure Valley athletes

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Bishop Kelly’s Ogata commits to Utah baseball

Bowen Ogata made an official visit to the University of Utah over the weekend, and came home thinking it was the place for him. The two-time 4A Southern Idaho Conference baseball player of the year from Bishop Kelly gave a

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Skyview High pitcher commits to North Carolina

It has been a whirlwind summer for 16-year-old Sage Diehm. The Skyview High junior went from being an under-the-radar recruit to a Division I commit in a matter of a few days. Diehm was one of 12 Idaho baseball players

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News and notes: Fruitland High’s Martarano makes MaxPreps All-American Team

Joe Martarano, a 2013 Fruitland High graduate, was recently named to the MaxPreps 2013 Baseball Medium Schools All-American First Team as an infielder. The 6-foot-3, 230-pounder finished his senior season batting .493 with 45 RBIs, 10 doubles, nine home runs

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Treasure Valley high school signings list

With the new school year just a few months away, I will be starting a new list of commitments soon. However, a few more commitments have come my way in recent weeks, bringing the list to 192 Treasure Valley athletes

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Rocky Mountain High’s Smith selected by the Padres with 118th pick of MLB Draft

Mason Smith, a 2013 Rocky Mountain High graduate, was chosen by the San Diego Padres in the fourth round of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft on Friday morning. Smith was the 118th overall pick. “I kind of was

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Rocky Mountain High’s Smith ready for MLB Draft

In eight days, 2013 Rocky Mountain High graduate Mason Smith visited with seven Major League Baseball teams in preparation for the 2013 MLB Draft, which begins Thursday. The 6-foot-2, 195-pound outfielder attended invitation-only workouts between May 26 and June 2

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Coeur d’Alene High senior named Idaho Gatorade baseball player of year

Levi Pereira of Coeur d’Alene High was recently selected as the 2012-13 Gatorade Idaho Baseball Player of the Year. The 6-foot-2, 195-pound catcher batted .559 with six home runs, 43 RBIs, 38 runs scored, 18 doubles and a 1.024 slugging

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