In a poll that ended May 21, readers of Cincinnati.com selected the winners for the Cincinnati Enquirer Athlete of the Week, presented by Mercy Health, for the voting period May 10-16.
The winners will receive a certificate from the school’s sports department. The certificates by April 16 have been sent. We’ll send the others soon.
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This week’s winners are:
Ohio Boys Team: Moeller Volleyball – The Crusaders led the way as the # 1 Elder to earn part of the GCL title and get to the top of the regional tournament.
Ohio Girls Team: Lebanon Softball – Lebanon have won four games, including two postseason fixtures during the week. Victories over Milford and Loveland improved Lebanon to 16-2 in the ECC, which meant a tie for the conference with Milford.
Northern Kentucky / Indiana boys team: Beechwood Esports The Madden 21 team won the Regional East Championship against a team from Washington, DC on May 13th.
Girls Team Northern Kentucky / Indiana: Ryle Cheerleading – The Raiders took fourth place in the All-Girls Medium category at the KHSAA Competition Cheer Championships.
Ohio Baseball, Big School: Matt Hartness, St. Xavier – The junior went 2 for 3 with a double and 3 RBI in St. Xavier’s 8-1 win over Roger Bacon.
Ohio Baseball, Small School: Conner Thamann, Reading – The runner-up was completely eliminated against Finneytown, which led to his first league win. He went 9-for-14 and has a batting average of .714 from those last five games.
Northern Kentucky, Indiana baseball: Tyler Canup, Campbell County – The senior batted .500 this week, 7-for-14 with 7 runs scored and 3 RBI.
Boys Lacrosse: Seth Truter, Sycamore – The freshman scored twice, had one assist and five ground balls in Sycamore’s 14-5 win over Oak Hills.
Girls Lacrosse: Corinne Baker, Sycamore – The junior scored four times when Sycamore Dublin beat Jerome 11-10 in extra time.
Ohio Softball, Big School: Maddie Vaughn, Seton – The senior went 1-for-2 with two walks, two RBI and two runs in Seton’s playoff win over Loveland.
Ohio Softball, Little School: Mia Smith, McNicholas – The senior went 3-for-3 with a doubles, two RBI and two runs scored in McNick’s 12-0 win over Seven Hills.
Northern Kentucky softball: Bella Bastin, Campbell County – The junior led the Camels on the softball diamond, hitting a solo home run on Monday, a 3-run blast on Tuesday, a grand slam on Wednesday, and another 3-run shot on Friday. For the week she went 9 for 15, drove in 15 runs and has now homered in four consecutive games.
Ohio Tennis, singles: Elizabeth Fahrmeier, Summit Country Day – Fahrmeier drove to the Cincinnati Division II section finals, where she took a comeback win to claim the section title.
Ohio Tennis, Doubles: Tucker Berry and Andrew Evans, St. Xavier – Berry and Evans reached the Division I final with two 6-0, 6-0 wins before battling another pair of bombers to win the section championship.
Northern Kentucky / Indiana Tennis, Singles: Heidi Kane, East Central – She won the Eastern Indiana Athletic Conference title in the first singles and was named EIAC MVP for the season.
Northern Kentucky / Indiana Tennis, Doubles: Callie Pope and Ella McAndrew, Lawrenceburg Pope, a senior, and McAndrew, a junior, won their first doubles championship at the Eastern Indiana Athletic Conference Championships.
Northern Kentucky Boys Track: Al Bessler, St. Henry – He won the high jump and the long jump at a meeting in Dixie Heights.
Northern Kentucky girls track: Lexi Baker, Villa Madonna – She broke a 12-year school record in the 3,200-meter run and ran 11: 51.95 at the Villa for Life meeting.
Chasing Ohio Boys: Noah Chudnoff, Sycamore – Chudnoff cleared 14-00 in the pole vault at the GMC Championships on May 14, taking first place.
Ohio Girls Track: Emma Upp, Walnut Hills – She was the school’s top scorer in the ECC Athletics Championships. She scored 10 points in the long jump, eight points in the 4×100 and six points in the 4×200, for a total of 24 points. Emma received All-ECC awards for her achievements in the long jump (1st – 17 ‘3.5 “) and 4×100 (2nd – 51.49).
Boys Volleyball: Kyle Rees, West Clermont – Even though he’s stopped every rotation, Kyle still got 22 kills along with his 75 assists over the past week. He also led the team with 12 aces, eight of which came in the win against Lakota West. He also helped defensively and collected 23 excavations.