In a poll that ended October 8th, Cincinnati.com readers selected the Cincinnati Enquirer Athletes of the Week, presented by Mercy Health, from high school sports promotion through October 3rd.
The winners by October 1st will receive a certificate this week to the school’s sports department. The next round will come in early November.
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Here are this week’s top picks:
Ohio soccer team: Elder – In an overtime thriller, Elder blocked an extra point for a 59-58 win, the third straight win over the Crusaders.
Northern Kentucky Football Team: Bishop Brossart – The Mustangs scored another shutout, beating Nicholas County 14-0. Bishop Brossart has only allowed 22 points in seven games.
Boys Fall Team: Turpin Boys Soccer – Turpin defeated Eastern Cincinnati Conference opponents Little Miami 2-0 on Thursday September 30th. The team then defeated state Madeira No. 1 (Division III) 3-2 on October 2nd.
Girls’ fall team: Ursuline volleyball – The Ursulines volleyball team defeated St. Ursula in five sets on Thursday. The GGCL victory improves the Lions’ league position this season.
Ohio Boys Cross Country Runner: Sam Gutzwiller, Fenwick – The junior won the Division II / Division III race at the St. Xavier XC Invitational October 2, helping Fenwick finish fifth.
Northern Kentucky / Indiana boys cross country runners: Tiger Bartlett, Ryle – He finished seventh of 350 runners in the Louisville Classic.
Ohio runners: Julia Verhoff, Mercy McAuley – She was the first to cross the finish line in the Saint Xavier Invitational Division I girls’ race with a time of 20: 23.86 and helped her team take first place.
Northern Kentucky / Indiana runners: Olivia Holbrook, Campbell County – She broke her own school record with 18: 50.5 at the Centerville Night Lights Invitational October 2nd and came second in the Girls Varsity A race.
Ohio football player, big school: Bailey Jackson, Loveland All four of the senior’s catches went for touchdowns and he finished Loveland’s 44-19 win over Walnut Hills by 172 yards.
Ohio football player, little school: Robbie Guttman, Indian Hill – The senior had nine receptions for 117 yards and two touchdowns in Indian Hill’s 28-7 win over Madeira.
Northern Kentucky / Indiana soccer player: Kaleb Lukes, Bishop Brossart – He led the Mustangs with 13 tackles in their shutout win over Nicholas County.
Ohio Boys Golfer: Brandon Conner, Madeira – He tied for second place in the boys’ Division II section tournament on September 29th on the Mill Course with a 72nd Madeira finished third as a team and qualified for the district tournament.
Young Golfer from Northern Kentucky: Nathan Resing, Catholic from Covington – The junior took fourth place in the Region 7 tournament and led the Colonels to second place in the team ranking. He qualified for the state.
Ohio Girl Golfer: Faith Brumfield, Ursuline Academy – Faith shot a 2 under par 33 on the top nine of the California Golf Course to lead the Ursuline Lions to victory over the St. Ursula Bulldogs. Ursuline shot a score of 150 to beat the Bulldogs by 4 shots and secure a share of the GGCL title for 2021.
Northern Kentucky women golfers: Reagan Ramage, Cooper – The newcomer won her second championship in a row in Region 7 with a 74.
Ohio Boys soccer players: Ryan Henke, Milford – The senior made history by scoring two goals in the Eagles’ win over Winton Woods to break the school record for goals in a career at 47. Henke surpassed the 46 mark set by Aaron DeNu, who graduated in 1997.
Northern Kentucky / Indiana boys soccer players: Blake Foster, Campbell County – He had one goal and one assist in a 4-1 win over Simon Kenton.
Ohio Girls Soccer Player: Jessie Nagle, Milford – The junior goalkeeper had two shutouts against Turpin and Winton Woods last week to bring her total to 7 for the year, good for second place in the Eastern Cincinnati Conference.
Northern Kentucky / Indiana girl soccer player: Morgan Rawe, Campbell County – She had six saves to help the Camels beat NCC 5-0 and end the regular season 13-4-2.
Girls tennis, single player: Kate Noelcke, Ursuline – The senior led the Lions to victory over GGCL rival Mount Notre Dame who won all of her sets. Plus, Kate won all of her sets against Turpin.
Girls tennis, doubles team: Zara Brown and Mya Curran, Milford – The girls beat their first one-two from Seven Hills on Senior Night on September 29th to help the Eagles sweep the spots and hit the season 15-2.
Ohio Big School volleyball players: Lindsey Green, Ursuline – The junior led the Lions to a GGCL victory over St. Ursula Academy with 5 kills, 45 assists, 19 digs and 8 blocks.
Ohio Little Volleyball Player: Ella Heiden, New Richmond – The newcomer had 34 passes, 2 blocks, 9 digs, 1 ace and 9 kills in a 3-0 win over Clermont Northeastern on September 27th.
Northern Kentucky / Indiana volleyball players: Brittney Tackett, Simon Kenton – She recorded her 3,000. Career assists on September 29th at North Oldham.
Water polo: Jackson Connor, Milford – The freshman had 9 goals, 1 assist and 2 steals against Walnut Hills this week. He is an emerging force.