Athlete of the Week
Ballard senior Molly Ihle is the Tri-County Times Athlete of the Week. Ihle limited Gilbert all-state guard Ava Hawthorne to four points - 13 below her average - on 1 of 9 shooting in a 39-33 victory by the No. 3 (4A) Ballard girls’ basketball team over the No. 2 Tigers in a Raccoon River Conference showdown Dec. 22 at Gilbert. Ihle also had eight points, five rebounds, five assists and three steals.