Congratulations to our Hardware Hank “Nuts & Bolts” Athletes of the Week: Josh Rowe, junior, Mountain Iron-Buhl football and Tippy Jordan, senior, Mahtomedi girls’ soccer. They were nominated by Wally Kostich and Mark Genosky.
Wally writes: Josh had a big night this past Saturday in the Rangers semi-final win over the Cherry Tigers after DJ Winfield left the game with an injury. He carried the ball 29 times for 161 yards with a rushing touchdown. He made a key interception in the first quarter and returned it 27 yards to set the Rangers up for their first score of the game. He led the team with 10 solo tackles. His cumulative stats for the year are 187 rushes for 1156 yards and 13 rushing touchdowns. He has 5 receptions on the year for 75 yards and a receiving touchdowns. He leads the Rangers with 82 tackles on the year.
Mark writes: Tippy dominated the field as she scored two goals and an assist in the helping Mahtomedi win their third straight soccer title. She also scored the only goal in a 1-0 win over a tough Orono team in the semifinals.