Congratulations to our Hardware Hank “Nuts & Bolts” Athletes of the Week: Cassi Kihne, freshman, Win-E-Mac girls’ basketball and Nick Bjugstad, sophomore, Blaine boys’ hockey.
Name: Cassie Kihne
Sport: Girls’ basketball
Information: In three games last week vs. BGMR, Fosston, and Lake of the Woods, Cassie accumulated 51 pts. (11, 3pt. field goals), 5 rebounds, 7 assists, 15 steals, and 1 blocked shot. She is a first-year starting guard with previous varsity experience during her 7th and 8th grade years. She has become the leading offensive player for the Patriots this season.
Name: Nick Bjugstad
Information: Nick led the team to three victories and a 4-0 start to the season by scoring six goals and two assists. Coach Dave Aus calls Bjugstad, a sophomore forward, the Bengals’ best player.