Varsity Extra athletes of the week (April 16-21)

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Bowen Ogata, Bishop Kelly: The sophomore pitched two complete games for the Knights to improve his record to 7-0. Ogata struck out 17 while allowing one run and seven hits in a 4-1 win over Middleton and a 2-0 shutout of Columbia. From the plate, Ogata went 7-for-11 with two doubles and four RBIs, helping the Knights improve to 16-1 overall and 12-0 in the 4A Southern Idaho Conference.


Taurie Pogue, Mountain View: In a matchup of the top two teams in the 5A Southern Idaho Conference, Pogue hit a walkoff, game-winning double to the left gap in the bottom of the eighth inning to give Mountain View a 2-1 win over Meridian. In three games last week, the Cal-bound sophomore went 8-for-13 from the plate with four doubles, a home run and five RBIs as the Mavericks improved to 16-2 overall and 12-2 in the 5A SIC.


Emily Nist, Bishop Kelly: The senior standout added another historic race to her resume, winning the Bandanna Invitational's 1,600 meters in 4 minutes, 58.79 seconds. She becomes just the third high school female in Idaho history to run a sub-5 minute 1,600. Nist, who has signed with Syracuse, also won the 3,200 at Bandanna in 10:50.2. Both times are meet records.


DJ Hazzard, Idaho City: At the 24-team Bandanna Invitational that featured all 10 5A Southern Idaho Conference high schools, Hazzard finished first in the 100 meters in 11.05 seconds, beating seven other runners from 5A schools. Hazzard is the two-time defending 1A state champion in the 100. He swept both the 100 and 200 races last season in the 1A state meet.


Bianca Mok, Boise: The freshman at North Junior High upended defending state champion Madelyn Weltzin of Mountain View in their No. 1 girls singles match last week. Mok rallied after losing the first set for a 4-6, 6-2, 6-1 victory against the senior.


Drew Brigham, Eagle: The senior won a pair of matches last week at No. 1 boys singles. Brigham, who has signed to play at Whitworth, beat Centennial's Gavin Hatter 6-4, 6-3 on April 17. He then added a 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 victory against Timberline's Jason Armstrong on April 19.


Haley Nist, Bishop Kelly: In an April 19 match at Desert Canyon in Mountain Home, the sophomore carded a 1-under 35 on the front nine to earn medalist honors. Nist defeated her nearest competitor — teammate Jen Wilson — by five strokes and recorded the lowest female round of the week based on results reported to the Idaho Statesman.


Taylor Judy, Bishop Kelly: The best 18-hole round of the week went to the BK golfer. Judy won the April 16 Jerome Invitational at Jerome Country Club by shooting a 3-under 69, two strokes ahead of three other golfers.

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