Congratulations to our Hardware Hank “Nuts & Bolts” Athletes of the Week: Shayley Vesel, senior, Austin girls’ basketball and Natalie Snodgrass, junior, Eastview girls’ hockey.
Name: Shayley Vesel
Sport: Girls’ basketball
Information: Shayley had a terrific week as she helped Austin to a four-game winning streak with 25 points, seven rebounds and two steals in a narrow 59-57 over Owatonna. She then poured in 32 points, grabbed 14 rebounds, dished out three assists, drew two charges and blocked one shot in an 80-60 route of Mankato West.
Name: Natalie Snodgrass
Sport: Girls’ hockey
Information: Natalie stepped off the local ice for a trip to Buffalo, NY for the Women’s Under-18 World Championships last week. She not only led Team USA with six goals and seven assists for the tournament, but more importantly she scored the game-tying and game-winning goals in overtime against Canada in the finals to take the gold medal.