Varsity Extra athletes of the week (April 22-27)

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

BASEBALL

Makena Simis, Capital: The senior pitcher/outfielder was strong at the plate in the Eagles’ sweep of Meridian last week. Simis went 4-for-4 with a triple and two RBIs in an 11-10 victory on Thursday, and then added a 2-for-3 performance with a home run and one RBI in an 11-6 win.

SOFTBALL

Rickey Kamimae, Payette: The Pirates won two-of-three games last week as their senior third baseman established the school record for home runs. Kamimae went 4-for-6 at the plate with six RBIs, three home runs — including a grand slam — one double and three runs scored. Kamimae now has 24 career home runs at Payette despite missing her junior season because of an injury.

GIRLS TRACK

Mikaela Sawyer, Bishop Kelly: The sophomore established the YMCA Invitational record in the 300-meter hurdles, winning in a time of 43.81 seconds. Sawyer’s time is good enough to break the 4A state meet record of 44.17, and also ranks 19th in the nation — and first in Idaho — this season according to athletic.net.

BOYS TRACK

Jordon Wallin, Rocky Mountain: The junior broke into the top 10 in the nation in the 800 meters, winning the event at the YMCA Invitational in a time of 1 minute, 52.16 seconds. His time ranks sixth in the nation — and first among juniors — according to athletic.net. Wallin also ran a leg on Rocky Mountain’s medley relay team, which set a national best with its time of 3:26.65.

GIRLS TENNIS

Riley Hunt, Eagle: With partner Andrew Tzeng, Hunt claimed the No. 1 mixed doubles championship at the Capital Invitational Tennis Championships on Saturday. Tzeng and Hunt defeated Parma’s mixed doubles team 6-3, 6-0 in the title match. Earlier in the week, the pair knocked off Meridian’s Kyle Burch and Brittany Smart 6-0, 6-1.

BOYS TENNIS

Andrew Tzeng, Eagle: With partner Riley Hunt, Tzeng claimed the No. 1 mixed doubles championship at the Capital Invitational Tennis Championships on Saturday. Tzeng and Hunt defeated Parma’s mixed doubles team 6-3, 6-0 in the title match. Earlier in the week, the pair knocked off Meridian’s Kyle Burch and Brittany Smart 6-0, 6-1.

GIRLS GOLF

Katie Cudworth, Timberline: It was a busy week for the freshman, as she started out by earning medalist honors with her nine-hole total of 41 at Shadow Valley. Cudworth then tied for first in the Canyon Ridge Invitational at Twin Falls Golf Course by shooting an 80. She wrapped up the week with a second-place finish at the Jack Jones Memorial at TimberStone with a round of 78.

BOYS GOLF

Mark Brassey, Timberline: The senior receives the athlete of the week nod for the second straight week after posting the lowest 18-hole total based on results reported to the Idaho Statesman. Brassey, who has committed to Boise State, won the Jack Jones Memorial at TimberStone by four strokes with his round of 64.

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