Congratulations to our Hardware Hank “Nuts & Bolts” Athletes of the Week: Conor Gessell, senior, Brainerd football and Megan Pekarek, senior, Osseo volleyball.
Name: Conor Gessell
Information: Gessell stepped on the gas and stepped up his game in the section finals. The senior carried the ball 24 times for a season-high 239 yards and 3TD as Brainerd beat Chisago Lakes and punched a ticket to the state tournament.
Name: Megan Pekarek
Information: Pekarek plays like a point-guard, dishing to teammates all over the floor. In the Class 3A, Section 5 playoffs, the senior had 60 set assists and 19 digs in wins over St. Michael-Albertville and Champlin Park.