Athlete of the Week
Ballard senior Sam Petersen is the Tri-County Times Athlete of the Week. Petersen homered twice and drove in four runs in his final game for the Ballard baseball team Friday, a 9-5 loss to Benton Community in the Class 3A substate quarterfinals at Nite Hawk Field in Slater. Petersen also scored one run and stole two bases in an 11-5 loss to No. 2 Grinnell to close out the regular season July 13 at Grinnell and he went 1-for-1 with two walks, three steals, two runs and an RBI in a 10-0 victory over Dallas Center-Grimes July 12 at Grimes.