Congratulations to our Hardware Hank “Nuts & Bolts” Athletes of the Week: Janet Duehlmeyer, senior, Minnesota Valley Lutheran softball and Taylor Thiewes, senior, Maple Grove boys’ lacrosse. They were nominated by Julie Detjen and Kevin Hokr.
Julie writes: Janet started out her season by throwing for a career high 11 strikeouts. She also scored the only run in a 5-1 loss to Wabasso. The following day she threw all 7 innings in a 4-3 win over McLeod West.
Kevin writes: Taylor, our attack captain, set a goal for him and his team to beat Monticello, a team that beat us 11 to 2 last year. He pushed his teammates all week to practice hard and made them believe we could win. He took it upon himself to do whatever he could to win that game, and got his teammates to do the same. Yesterday, on April 18th, he broke our team single game scoring record by scoring five goals and one assist and leading his team to an 11 to 10 double overtime victory over Monticello. The selfless player that he is, despite his performance he agreed to give the game ball to his goalie.