Varsity Extra athletes of the week (April 8-13)

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

BASEBALL

Cody Price, Timberline: The pitcher/shortstop threw 12 shutout innings and earned two victories on the mound for the Wolves. Price struck out four and walked two in five scoreless innings of a 13-4 win over Vallivue and then added a complete-game victory in a 4-0 win against Borah. In four games last week, Price also went 8-for-16 at the plate with four doubles and six RBIs.

SOFTBALL

Rachel Nebel, Rocky Mountain: The senior catcher/shortstop helped the Grizzlies earn three victories last week. Nebel, who bats second in the lineup, went a combined 9-for-11 at the plate with a double and three RBIs in Rocky Mountain’s wins over Centennial (13-6), Borah (9-2) and Mountain View (13-2).

GIRLS TRACK

Kara Barth, McCall-Donnelly: The senior won the 200 meters (26.30 seconds) and 400 meters (58.31 seconds) at the Probst-Walker meet at Emmett High. Although Barth competes in the 2A classification, her season-best 400 time of 57.34 seconds ranks No. 1 in the state in any classification according to athletic.net.

BOYS TRACK

Peyton Harris, Boise: The junior posted the best mark in the long jump this season with a leap of 21 feet, 10.5 inches at the Boise Relays at Dona Larsen Park. Harris also won the 110 hurdles at the meet in 14.92 seconds, which ranks second in the state according to athletic.net.

GIRLS TENNIS

Ellie Gamble, Centennial: The freshman earned the No. 1 girls singles title at the Tri-City Invitational in Kennewick, Wash., over the weekend. In the championship match, Gamble defeated an athlete from Mead (Wash.) 6-1, 6-0.

BOYS TENNIS

Kyle Whittaker, Borah: The sophomore claimed the No. 2 boys singles title at the Tri-City Invitational in Kennewick, Wash., over the weekend. In the championship match, Whittaker defeated Trent Prussing from Richland, Wash., 7-5, 6-2.

GIRLS GOLF

Gabby Barker, Vallivue: The junior earned athlete of the week honors for the second straight week by winning the overall title at the Buhl Invitational. Barker’s round of 74 bested the field at the 15-team tournament. She also claimed medalist honors in a 5A SIC match later in the week at Shadow Valley with her nine-hole total of 36.

BOYS GOLF

Greg Law, Columbia: The sophomore carded a 1-over-72 to win medalist honors and lead the Wildcats to the team championship at the Mountain Home Invitational at Desert Canyon.

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