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Sophomore helps Black Hawk end Argyle's 33-game conference winnigns treak
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Black Hawk sophomore outside hitter Bailey Butler tips the ball past a pair of Argyle blockers for one of her 26 kills in the Warriors' sweep of the defending Six Rivers East champion Orioles last Thursday night.

EDITOR'S NOTE: The Athlete of the Week is a web-only feature that will publish each Thursday throughout the calendar year.

Bailey Butler, So., OH, Black Hawk volleyball

     Sophomore outside hitter Bailey Butler had 26 kills to lead Black Hawk to a sweep of three-time defending Six Rivers East champion Argyle last Thursday as the Warriors improved to 4–0 in conference play and take over sole possession of first place in the East standings. Butler is this week’s Mast Water Technology Athlete of the Week. 

     Black Hawk’s win over or Argyle snapped a 33-game conference winning streak by the Orioles. Butler also had a team-high 30 kills to help lead the Warriors sweep four straight matches to win the title at the five-team Lancaster Invitational on Saturday. Black Hawk swept Potosi, Lancaster, Viroqua and the Lancaster varsity reserve to claim the championship.


HONORABLE MENTION (in alphabetical order):

Wyatt Bastian, Sr., QB, Benton football

     Bastian completed 9 of 12 passes for 295 yards and four touchdowns in the Zephyrs' 39–34 Six Rivers Conference win over visiting Shullsburg last Friday night.


Abri Brown, Fr., Boscobel cross country

     Brown won the individual girls’ race at Saturday’s River Valley Black Hawk Invitational, finishing a full minute ahead of Lancaster senior Lydia Murphy (20:09), who placed sixth in Division 3 at last year’s state meet. Brown’s winning race helped the 

Lady Bulldogs finish second in the team standings with 74 points. 


Sarah Fluhr, S, Benton volleyball

     Fluhr passed out 91 assists and served up five aces in four matches to lead 10th-ranked Benton to the title of Saturday’s Seneca Invitational. Fluhr and the Zephyrs (10–0) also improved to 4–0 in the Six Rivers West with a 25–20, 25–14, 25–14 sweep too Highland last Tuesday, Sept. 4.


Cory Hahn, Sr., FB, Lancaster football

     Hahn rushed for 163 yards and three touchdowns on just eight carries in the Flying Arrows’ 42–0 rout at Onalaska Luther last Friday night. Hahn and the Arrows will host undefeated Platteville (4–0, ranked #10 in Div. 4) Friday at 7 p.m.


Isaac Lindsey, Jr., QB, Mineral Point football

     Lindsey completed 11 of 19 passes for 300 yards and three TDs and ran for 32 yards and another score in the Pointers’ 42–0 blowout of Darlington last Friday night.


Troy Turpin, Sr., WR, Shullsburg football

     Turpin hauled in a school-record 11 receptions for 163 yards and a pair of touchdowns in a losing effort as his Miners fell to host Benton/Scales Mound last Friday night 39–34.