Athlete of the Week
Ballard junior Gabe Christensen is the Tri-County Times Athlete of the Week.
Christensen took first at the Jack Mendenhall Invitational wrestling tournament in Ames Saturday.
Christensen, ranked fourth at 182 pounds in Class 2A by IAwrestle.com, defeated Ankeny's Cade Bennethum, ranked third in 3A, by a 9-7 decision in the championship round place first and improve to 17-0 on the season. He also won by major decision over Pocahontas Area's Deontez Williams (20-12) and edged Papillion-La Vista (Neb.)'s Coleton Haggin by sudden victory, 6-4.