Varsity Extra athletes of the week (March 11-16)

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Robby Degen, Bishop Kelly: The junior pitcher/center fielder played a key role in two BK wins last week. In a 13-0 win over Emmett, which lasted just five innings because of the 10-run mercy rule, Degen struck out three, walked one and allowed just one hit. He went 3-for-4 from the plate against Emmett with a double and three RBIs. Degen then went 1-for-3 from the plate with an RBI in Bishop Kelly’s 5-1 win against Mountain Home.


Erica Dick, Boise: The senior pitcher led the Braves to two victories last week over Centennial and Capital. Dick, who has committed to play softball at Northern Colorado, earned the win in the circle in both games and went a combined 6-for-7 from the plate with a grand slam, three triples, two doubles and seven RBIs.


Rhianna Birch, Columbia: The junior kicked off the track season by winning the 100 meters in 12.45 seconds, which is the fastest time in the state according to Birch then added a victory in the 200 meters in a 4A meet between Bishop Kelly, Columbia and Kuna. Her winning time of 26.08 seconds ranks second in the state in all classifications.


Khalil Oliver, Rocky Mountain: In his first meet of the season, Oliver won the 110 hurdles (14.90 seconds), long jump (21 feet, 2 inches) and triple jump (44 feet, 11 inches). Both marks in those field events rank No. 1 in the state and his 110 hurdle time is second, according to


Hannah Uhlenkott, Meridian: The junior finished second in girls singles at the Lewiston Invitational over the weekend. Uhlenkott fell 3-6, 6-2 (6-10) in the championship match.


John Wingate, Capital: The senior transfer from California made his debut for the Eagles with a runner-up finish in boys singles at the Lewiston Invitational. Wingate lost in the title match 6-3, 6-4.


Evanann Woodcock, Weiser: Woodcock earned medalist honors with a season-opening victory at Rolling Hills Golf Course. She shot a nine-hole round of 38 to finish out front in an 11-team field.


Braxton Miller, Middleton: The senior carded the lowest round of the week based on results reported to the Idaho Statesman with a 2-under-34 on nine holes Wednesday at Centennial Golf Course in Nampa.

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