Athlete of the Week
Ballard senior Mason Askelsen is the Tri-County Times Athlete of the Week. Askelsen went 6-0 during the week for the Ballard wrestling team competing at 195 pounds. He was 5-0 at the Al Garrison Duals Saturday and also picked up a win against Carlisle's Gabe Hemsted. Askelsen defeated Hemsted, the No. 3 wrestler at 195 in Class 3A, by a 10-5 decision. Askelsen also defeated Waukee's Tanner Spyksma, ranked seventh at 195 in 3A, by a 7-6 decision at the Al Garrison Duals.