Ballard junior Molly Ihle is the Tri-County Times Athlete of the Week. Ihle helped the Ballard girls’ basketball team reach the state tournament with a 58-45 victory over Mason City in the Class 4A regional finals Tuesday in Huxley. Ihle scored 21 points - 13 in the fourth quarter - and also had 11 rebounds, four assists and two steals for the Bombers in the win. She also had 10 points, six steals and four assists in a 57-39 victory over Boone in the regional semifinals on Saturday in Huxley.