Cincinnati Enquirer Appoints High School Athlete of the Week, April 9th

In a poll that ended April 9th, readers selected winners for the Cincinnati Enquirer Athlete of the Week, presented by Mercy Health for the March 29 through April 4 voting period.

The winners will receive a certificate sent through the school’s sports department. They are broadcast for a month at a time.

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You don’t have to be a subscriber to vote. This period lasts Monday evening until 5 p.m. every Friday during the season. Please send all nominations for the previous week’s performances to [email protected] by Sunday evening.

Mercy Health is the presentation sponsor of the Cincinnati High School Sports Awards.

This week’s winners are:

Ohio Boys Team: Deer Park Baseball – Against Miami Valley Christian on March 30, Deer Park won 14-4 in six innings.

Ohio girls’ team: Seton Softball – The girls got off to a strong 4-0 start and beat their opponents 75-9. In 23 innings, the Seton pitchers combined 40 strikeouts. The team had 49 hits, including 3 home runs, one of which was a Grand Slam.

Boys’ team from North Kentucky / Indiana: Bluegrass Bulldogs Lacrosse – The team, made up of players from various schools in Northern Kentucky, beat Dixie Heights on March 31, winning its first CLL North Region District I championship of the program’s history The Bulldogs are 4-0 with wins over Covington Catholic, Scott County and Dixie Heights (twice).

Northern Kentucky / Indiana girls ‘team: Dixie Heights girls’ archery – The girls made history when they were the first Dixie Heights High School team to qualify for the KHSAA State Archery Championship tournament! You finished as runner-up in the Girls Division in 2021 KHSAA Region 6. The Dixie Archery Girls Team will be just one of 22 Archery teams competing for the Kentucky State Archery Championship. They finished just 24 points from first place. The girls’ team was led by Junior Phoebe Roberts (283), Junior Teddy Dorio (282), Senior Lydia Dailey (281), sophomore Hallie Kriege (281), Junior Carly McGee (280) and Senior Anna Foster (275).

Ohio Baseball, Big School: Jake Hertzman, Sycamore – The senior threw a full seven innings game that knocked out Walnut Hills 2-0 and allowed only one hit. He also had one of Sycamore’s three hits that day.

Ohio Baseball, Little School: Mark Snowden, Taylor – On March 31st against Landmark Christian the junior was 3: 4 with 5 RBI, three runs and two homers. On April 3, he faced Summit Country with four innings, allowing one hit, one run and six hits. He also drove in a run against Summit.

Baseball in Northern Kentucky / Indiana: Jake Napier, Campbell County – He threw four innings and struck eight when the Camels unmet Golgotha ​​Christian in five innings on March 30th.

Ohio Softball: Anna Trimble, Little Miami– She was 4v5 with two homers, seven RBI and three stolen bases to take Little Miami 13-3 past Anderson

Softball from North Kentucky / Indiana: Anna Greenwell, Highlands – She had 11 hits in 18 bats with two home runs and 11 RBI with five steals last week to lead Highlands to a 5-1 start.

Basketball player: Luke Muller, Highlands The senior had 15 Treys in four Sweet 16 games, two less than Chris Lofton’s state record and the Northern Kentucky mark set by Scott’s Jake Ohmer in 2017. His efforts, as well as MVP Sam Vinson (last week’s Athlete of the Week winner), helped lead Highlands to a state championship.

Boys Lacrosse: Colten Simkins, Lakota East – In six games, the junior won 73% of the matches with 81 wins and 61 ground balls

Girls lacrosse: Allison Bishop, Lebanon – The senior scored two goals in Lebanon’s win over Fairfield

Tennis: Carson Kute, St. Henry – Kute beat his opponent in the first single games and helped St. Henry beat Scott 5-0 on April 1st.

Northern Kentucky Boys Track: Nathan Howard, Beechwood – The junior took part in four competitions and took first place in all four at the Stan Steidel Invitational on April 3rd in Holmes. In addition to a victory with the 4×400 relay team, he won the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 16:16, 300-meter hurdles with a time of 42.39 and a triple jump length of 38.11.50.

Girls track from Northern Kentucky: Simone Bessong, Cooper – She won the 200 and 400 at a tri-meet in her very first college get-together.

Ohio Boys Track: CJ Szaz, St. Xavier – At the Skyline Open, Szaz won the shot put and came second in the discus throw.

Ohio Girls Track: Kaydence Morris, Talawanda – Morris won the long jump and triple jump against Northwest and Eaton while finishing second in the 100 meter hurdles.

Water polo: Liam Skinner, sycamore– He’s had two goals, two assists and five steals against Milford

Boys’ volleyball: Andrew Sakemiller, Sycamore – The setter had 44 assists in a league win against Oak Hills on April 1.

Archery for boys: Alex Kanarek, Cooper – The runner-up won the KHSAA Region 6 title with 292.

Archery for Girls: Phoebe Roberts, Dixie Heights – The junior finished third in the KHSAA Region 6 championship with 283.

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