Varsity Extra athletes of the week (April 1-6)

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Mason Smith, Rocky Mountain: The Grizzlies swept Vallivue in two games last week by scores of 6-1 and 15-0 (5 innings). In those two games, the senior center fielder went a combined 5-for-5 from the plate with two doubles and seven RBIs as the Grizzlies improved to 11-1 overall and 7-1 in the 5A SIC. Smith is batting over .500 with five home runs and 26 RBIs this season.


Hailey Chambers, Boise: In three victories last week, the Braves picked up wins over Timberline (11-1), Rocky Mountain (4-3) and Meridian (11-0). The senior catcher was solid at the plate in all three games, going 7-for-9 with two doubles, one home run and three RBIs from the leadoff spot.


Brittany Rawlins, Eagle: The senior won all four of the events she entered at the second annual Pulse Invitational at Centennial High. Rawlins won the 100 meters (12.4 seconds) and 200 (25.1) and ran legs on the Mustangs’ winning 4×100 (48.7) and 4×400 (4:07.9) relay teams. Rawlins’ times in the 100 and 200 rank No. 1 in the state according to


Eli McCullough, Rocky Mountain: The senior finished second in the discus with a throw of 170 feet, 11 inches at the elite Arcadia Invitational in Los Angeles. He also took fifth in the shot put (58-6). Both of those marks rank No. 1 in the state according to


Jenni Perkins, Caldwell: The senior won both of her No. 1 girls singles matches last week in straight sets of 6-0, 6-0. Perkins defeated Mountain Home’s Stephanie Farnsworth and Emmett’s Noelle King, helping the Caldwell girls win both matches.


Gavin Hatter, Centennial: During a busy week in which he also served as a ball kid at the Davis Cup, Hatter won two No. 1 boys singles matches. First he defeated Vallivue’s Stephen Harris 6-0, 6-2, and then Hatter added a 6-2, 7-5 victory over Borah’s Reuben Mulhern.


Gabby Barker, Vallivue: The junior won the 16-team Ed Thomas Invitational at Shadow Valley by shooting a 78. Barker finished one stroke ahead of Eagle’s Lou Points for medalist honors.


Luke Vaarstra, Columbia: Vaarstra claimed medalist honors at the 16-team Ed Thomas Invitational with his round of 69. He finished one stroke ahead of Eagle’s Phillip Kennedy, helping the Wildcats to a second-place finish at Shadow Valley.

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