Burnsville’s Zach Smith loves to compete, and that’s why he was drawn to basketball.
East Ridge’s Nick Leach turned heads as one of the state’s leading rushers, and the following is why he was named the ASPIRE Athlete of the Week for Sept. 27. Racking up 200 yard a game is no sweat for Leach.
Record-setting volleyball star Emma Hughes of New Prague is the Sept. 20 Aspire Athlete of the Week.
She loves the game – and has since she first started. “It started in sixth grade when I tried out for JO volleyball,” she said. “I was the youngest and I got put on a higher team. I loved it from the beginning.”
ASPIRE Beverage Company recognizes the top-performing high school athletes in Minnesota with selection criteria that honors “greatness” demonstrated by high school seniors in four areas: athletics, academics, community involvement and character. The ASPIRE Athlete of the Week program will run throughout the entire school year.
With the weather heating up, two Minnesota businessmen hope you fill up on their new sports drink — it’s called Aspire and it comes in three flavors.