Varsity Extra athletes of the week (April 2-7)

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BASEBALL

Brandon Brown, Eagle: The senior left-hander threw a no-hitter in Eagle's 15-0, 5-inning victory over Borah on April 5. Brown, who has committed to play at Oregon, had 13 strikeouts and four walks. It was the third no-hitter of Brown's high school career.

SOFTBALL

Sara Hingsberger, Eagle: The Mustangs won two-of-three games last week with the help of Hingsberger's big bat. The junior first baseman finished the week 5-for-10 from the plate with three home runs and nine RBIs. Hingsberger's best game was a 3-for-3 performance with two home runs in a 10-7 victory over Capital, but she also hit a grand slam in a 15-14 win against Boise.

GIRLS TRACK & FIELD

Emily Nist, Bishop Kelly: The senior posted what is believed to be the fastest 3,200-meter time in Idaho history at the Arcadia Invitational in California over the weekend. Nist, who has committed to run for Syracuse, finished ninth in a school record and personal best time of 10 minutes, 26.92 seconds. The overall state meet record is 10:51.28.

BOYS TRACK & FIELD

Tyler Higby, Borah: The senior speedster won three of the four events he competed in at an April 6th meet at Eagle High. Higby won the 100 meters (11.23 seconds), 200 (22.43) and ran a leg on the Lions' winning 4x200 relay team (1:33.01). He also finished second in the 4x100 relay. Higby's 200-meter time is the fastest in the state this season according to athletic.net.

GIRLS TENNIS

Jenni Perkins, Caldwell: The junior went unbeaten in a pair of matches last week and remains perfect so far this season. On April 4th, she defeated Skyview's No. 1 singles player Amy Agenbroad 6-1, 6-1, and then added a 6-2, 6-0 victory against Bishop Kelly's Marianne Meyers later in the week.

BOYS TENNIS

Parth Raina, Capital: The sophomore remained unbeaten at No. 1 singles this season with three wins last week. Raina beat Vallivue's Alex Wood 6-0, 6-0, swept Borah's Victor Do 6-1, 6-1 and added a 6-0, 6-0 victory against Eagle's Blake Hansen.

GIRLS GOLF

Tyler Barker and Gabby Barker, Vallivue: The sisters took turns beating each other last week as Gabby won the Jack Jones Memorial at TimberStone with a 79 and Tyler took second with an 80. Tyler won the Ed Thomas Memorial at Shadow Valley with a 79 and Gabby took second with an 80.

BOYS GOLF

Mark Brassey, Timberline: The best 18-hole round of the week went to the junior, who won the Ed Thomas Memorial on April 4th at Shadow Valley with a round of 72.

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