Athlete of the Week
Ballard senior Mason Askelsen is the Tri-County Times Athlete of the Week. Askelsen went 4-0 at the Mendenhall Duals on Saturday in Ames for the Ballard wrestling team. He was also 2-0 in a triangular dual with Carroll and North Polk at Huxley on Jan. 7. Askelsen is ranked seventh in Class 3A at 195 pounds. His biggest win of the week was a 10-3 victory over Indianola’s Walker Wahlen at the Mendenhall Duals. Wahlen is ranked seventh at 195 in 3A.