Athlete of the Week

Joe Randleman
Ames Tribune
Erica Houge

Collins-Maxwell sophomore Erica Houge is the Tri-County Times Athlete of the Week.

Houge fired a school-record 18 strikeouts during the Spartan softball team's 4-2 loss to Newman Catholic in the 1A regional finals Monday at Collins. She also tossed a no-hitter with 13 strikeouts in a 2-0 victory over North Butler during the regional semifinals Friday and tossed a one-hitter with 12 strikeouts in an 8-0 victory over Colo-NESCO during the quarterfinals July 6.