Congratulations to our Hardware Hank “Nuts & Bolts” Athletes of the Week: Travis Hooper, senior, North Woods football and Stephanie Butler, senior, Lakeville North girls’ soccer.
Name: Travis Hooper
School: North Woods
Information: Travis has been a bear in the backfield all season for the undefeated Grizzlies. In last week’s 30-18 win over Littlefork-Big Falls, the senior averaged 23.6 yards per carry with 212 yards rushing, three touchdowns and also added 22 tackles on defense. Hooper has 1243 yards and 17 touchdowns on the season; oh, and he’s also the kicker, punter and kick returner.
Name: Stephanie Butler
Sport: Girls’ soccer
School: Lakeville North
Information: Stephanie is helping the Panthers claw their way through Section 1AA as she leads all scorers through two games. The senior scored two goals in a 5-1 victory over Owatonna, extending the consecutive wins streak to 12 games for second-ranked Lakeville North.