Congratulations to our Hardware Hank “Nuts & Bolts” Athletes of the Week: Alex Carlstrom, senior, McGregor football and Alyssa Blahnik, sophomore, Burnsville girls’ soccer.
Name: Alex Carlstrom
Information: Alex has been running wild for McGregor all season, but he saved his best for last. In a 37-34 section final loss to Silver Bay, Carlstrom carried the ball 44 times for 310 yards and 4 TD. He also chipped in on defense with 14 tackles.
Name: Alyssa Blahnik
Sport: Girls’ soccer
Information: Blahnik and the Blaze surprised everyone last week at the Class 2A girls’ soccer tournament. She scored a hat trick in a semifinal victory over Centennial and had her team’s lone goal in a 2-1 shootout loss to Wayzata as unranked Burnsville finished second at state.