Congratulations to our Hardware Hank “Nuts & Bolts” Athletes of the Week: Erin Bianco, senior, Ely girls' Nordic skiing and Mallory Tidona, junior, Northfield girls' hockey.
Name: Erin Bianco
Sport: Girls' Nordic skiing
Information: In Erin's five previous state meets, her best finish came last year; 17th place. Last week, at the 2017 meet, she made up for all that time looking up at the winners' podium by making up a four-second deficit to take home the individual pursuit championship.
Name: Mallory Tidona
Sport: Girls' hockey
Information: Goaltending is the backbone of the Northfield girls' hockey team and Mallory drove that point home throughout the section tournament. She posted three shut-outs in as many games to help the Raiders advance to their second straight state tournament appearance.