Athlete of the Week
North Polk junior Colten Parkins is the Tri-County Times Athlete of the Week. Parkins racked up an amazing 15 strikeouts against just two walks in 6 2/3 innings on the mound for the North Polk baseball team in a 2-0 loss to Bondurant-Farrar in the Class 3A district finals Monday at Alleman. Parkins also singled once and drew a walk offensively in the game. He stole a base and drove in a run in a 7-2 victory over the same Bondurant-Farrar team to close out the regular season five days earlier. In the district semifinals on Friday, Parkins came up with one hit in a 3-1 victory over Benton Community.