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 Conference with a sweep of Capital and an eight-inning win against Boise. Williams finished the week going 6-for-10 from the plate with a double, triple, home run and three RBIs. He also picked up one victory and one save on the mound, striking out four with one unearned run.

SOFTBALL

Beth Rhodes, Meridian: The Warriors opened the season with a 5-0 victory against Boise. Rhodes, a junior pitcher, threw a three-hit shutout, striking out eight batters and walking one.

GIRLS TRACK & FIELD

Emily Hamlin, Boise: The junior became the sixth female runner in Idaho high school history to run the 1,600 meters in less than 5 minutes. Hamlin won the event in 4 minutes, 59.6 seconds, joining Mountain View’s Sam McKinnon (2014), Meridian’s Lila Klopfenstein (2013), Bishop Kelly’s Emily Nist (2012), Boise’s Jacque Sahlberg (2007) and Boise’s Dana Morgan (2006). Hamlin also won the 800 meters at the meet with Capital in a state-leading time of 2:16.39.

BOYS TRACK & FIELD

Jordon Wallin, Rocky Mountain: The senior wrapped up the indoor season with a fifth-place finish in the 800 meters at the New Balance Indoor Nationals at The Armory in New York. Wallin’s time of 1 minute, 52.58 seconds earned him All-American status.

GIRLS TENNIS

Bre Lambson, Columbia: The Wildcats started the season with wins against 4A Southern Idaho Conference foes Emmett (4-3) and Mountain Home (7-0). Lambson won both of her matches at No. 1 girls singles, besting Emmett’s Noelle King 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 and beating Mountain Home’s Karina Guadarama 6-3, 6-0.

BOYS TENNIS

Ian Fisher, Caldwell: The Cougars edged Bishop Kelly 4-3 in their first 4A Southern Idaho Conference match of the season. Fisher won his No. 1 boys singles match against Bishop Kelly’s Alex Wezensky 6-4, 6-1.

GIRLS GOLF

Gabby Barker, Vallivue: The senior posted the lowest score among female golfers last week, based on results reported to the Idaho Statesman. Barker was the top finisher in a match at Lakeview with a 37, helping the Falcons to the team win.

BOYS GOLF

Graysen Huff, Eagle; Josh Gliege, Eagle: The reigning state champions got off to a strong start with a team win at Warm Springs. Huff and Gliege each tied for medalist honors after carding 33s, which was the lowest score reported to the Idaho Statesman last week.

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