Congratulations to our Hardware Hank “Nuts & Bolts” Athletes of the Week: Justin Zylstra, senior, New London-Spicer boys’ basketball and AJ Michaelson, sophomore, Apple Valley boys’ hockey.
Name: Justin Zylstra
School: New London-Spicer
Information: Justin recorded three double-doubles this past week in wins against two top ten teams in #2 Morris and #7 Albany. Then he poured in 43 points against Mora on Saturday night. Justin finished with 22 points vs. Albany and 16 against Morris.
Name: A.J. Michaelson
School: Apple Valley
Information: AJ is one of the leaders of Apple Valley’s youth movement and had another strong showing this past week. The sophomore had a hat trick in one game and two assists in another as the 4th-seeded Eagles advanced to the section finals by beating Hastings 3-0 and upsetting the top-seeded Eagan Wildcats 3-2 in overtime.