In a poll that ended February 5, Cincinnati.com readers selected the winners for the Mercy Health-presented Cincinnati Enquirer Athlete of the Week for the January 25-31 voting period.
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This week’s winners are:
Ohio winter team, guys: Harrison Wrestling – Harrison wrestling coach Chad Dennis brought his 300th career win with a win last week.
Ohio Winter Team, Girls: Milford cheers and dances – Both the Cheer Team and the Milford Dance Team won ECC championships.
Northern Kentucky / Indiana boys team: East Central Wrestling – The Trojans rolled to the IHSAA Section Championship with nine individual champions and 13 wrestlers advancing into the regional round.
Northern Kentucky / Indiana girls’ team:·Holy Cross girls basketball – They recovered from a three week hiatus due to COVID by beating Oldham County 53:29 and improving to 3-1.
Ohio Boys Basketball Player, Large School: Adonis Caneris, Oak Hills (February 5) – The senior had a game high of 26 points with 6 of 9 from the 3-point range in Oak Hills’ 65-52 win against Ponitz on January 30th.
Ohio Boys basketball player, small school: Johnathan Stokes, CHCA – The Senior Guard hit six 3-pointers and ended CHCA’s 61:40 win over Beavercreek on January 30 with 27 points.
Ohio girl basketball player, big school: Jenna Van Schaik, Ursuline – The junior was the only double-digit scorer in Ursuline’s win over Mercy McAuley on January 30, with 10 points, three rebounds and a pair of steals.
Ohio girl basketball player, small school: Kyla Irby, Summit Country Day – She had 23 points and two rebounds in Summit’s 49-41 win over Seton on January 30th.
Basketball player from Northern Kentucky / Indiana: Jeremiah Hicks, Holy Cross – The senior had 25 points in a two-point win over Newport, then 16 points and 15 rebounds in a win over Walton-Verona.
Northern Kentucky / Indiana girl basketball player: Jenna Lillard, Ludlow – She hit her 1,000 last week. Career point and averaged 25 points and 7.5 rebounds in two major Conference wins against Bellevue and Dayton.
Bowler for boys: Zach Noeth, Elder – The junior bowled a season high two-game series with 466 (220, 246) in defeating La Salle on Jan 25th Jan
Girl bowler: Ella Harvey, Taylor – She bowled a 391 with a high game of 209 in the loss to Reading on January 26th.
Gymnast: Natalie Riesing, Anderson – She led Anderson, along with the previous athlete of the week, winner Abby Pitts, to a second place on the team at the home game “Win The Day” on January 30th. She took ninth place in the bar and seventh place in the bar.
Ice Hockey: Lukas Rintala, Northern Kentucky Norsemen – The senior St. Henry District High School defender had a goal, assist and a sacrificial block in Saturday’s 5-0 win over Louisville Trinity.
Ohio Boys swimmers / divers: Alex Hinsey, Roger Bacon – The junior won 200 freestyle and 100 butterfly in losing 537-346 to Harrison on January 25th.
NKY boys swimmers / divers: Ben Hamilton, Simon Kenton – He won the 50-yard freestyle, 100-yard butterfly, and 100-yard back at the Boone County Spring Meet on Jan. 30 and helped Simon Kenton earn a men’s team title.
Ohio Girl Swimmer / Diver: Grace Hoffman, Roger Bacon – The runner-up won the 200 IM and 100 backs in the 625-516 win over Harrison on January 25th.
NKY girl swimmer / diver: Mady Broering, Holy Cross – She won the 100-yard butterfly and 100-yard IM and 100-yard breaststroke at the Boone County Sprint Meet on January 30th.
Boy Wrestling: Ray Clayton, Milford – The senior went 3-0 in Saturday’s game against West Clermont, Fenwick and Goshen in the 138-pound weight class. Those wins earned him a total of 19-3 with 7 pins.
Girl Wrestling: Isabella Savage, Taylor – The second year went 5-0 by 5 pins at the West Union Girls Round Robin January 30, defeating the No. 4 and No. 12 girls in the state. She is 9-1 in her last 10 games with 8 pins and an important decision
NKY / IND Wrestling: Cole Thomas, Ryle – He is 13-0 on the season after taking a technical fall in the 126-pound weight class over Elder in a 64-6 team win on Jan. 30, setting his overall career record of 143-11.