In a poll that ended May 14, readers of Cincinnati.com selected winners for the Cincinnati Enquirer Athlete of the Week, presented by Mercy Health for the May 3-9 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.
This week’s winners are:
Ohio Boys Team: Kings Lacrosse – Kings beat Turpin 15: 6 on May 3 and improved the team with a 5: 1 mark in the ECC game to a total of 500.
Ohio girls’ team: Taylor Softball – Taylor was a perfect 12-0 in the CHL competition, beating Finneytown 16-0 on May 5th before beating Wyoming 3-0 the following day.
Boys’ team from North Kentucky / Indiana: Catholic bass fishing in Covington – The Colonels first qualified a boat for the KHSAA State Championship and did very well with brothers Jordan and Joe Bezold finishing fifth out of 88 boats in the state, catching 10 fish totaling 24 pounds, zero ounces .
Girls’ team from North Kentucky / Indiana: Tennis Notre Dame – The Pandas won their team section championship, avenging a previous loss to Lexington Catholic to win the final. You will reach the semi-finals of the KHSAA team championships.
Ohio Baseball, Big School: Wyatt Fisher, Oak Hills – The senior threw five innings without hits in Oak Hills’ 4-0 win over Hamilton, hitting five with just one step.
Ohio Baseball, Small School: Dougie Zang, Indian Hill – The senior went 2-4 with two doubles, one hit and two RBI, including a brace, to beat Division I Franklin 4-3 on the senior night.
Baseball in Northern Kentucky / Indiana: Kiernan Geraci, Dixie Heights – He had three hits and two RBI in a win over Cooper and threw a five-inning shutout that allowed only two hits and scored seven hits.
Boys Lacrosse: Alex Deutsch, Kings – In the last three games, Alex has had 17 goals and 4 assists. He is currently number 1 in the Eastern Cincinnati Conference for the final game of the season.
Girls Lacrosse: Gabby Nelson, Walnut Hills – In four games this week, the second midfielder was a standout player, leading the Eagles with 16 ground balls, 12 draw controls, 5 goals and 2 assists.
Ohio Softball, Big School: Audrey Renaud, Mason – The freshman hit .600 this week with a home run, triple, double, and three singles. She fought seven runs, scored four runs, went and stole a base. On the field, she started 3 games at shortstop and one game at third base and had four assists, three putouts and zero errors. She had a big game in Mason’s win over Sycamore and went 2-2 with one home run, 4 RBI and two runs scored.
Ohio Softball, Little School: Rylyn Dyer, Georgetown – The junior scored twice, knocking on three in Georgetown’s 9-5 win over Clermont Northeastern. She also hit nine over seven innings to get the win.
Northern Kentucky Softball: Brooke Shewmaker, Bishop Brossart – She had four hits and four stolen bases in a 10-0 win over Villa Madonna.
Tennis, Singles: Jimmy Janszen, Elder – Janszen defeated Badin on May 3rd and won the third individual 6-0, 6-3.
Tennis, doubles: Joey Case and Matthew Marlette, Villa Madonna -The doubles team is 8-1 in the season and recently defeated undefeated Holy Cross 6-3, 2-6, (10-7). The second duo has been playing university tennis together for the Villa Madonna Academy since the seventh grade and has set an overall record of 26-5 as a doubles team.
Northern Kentucky Boys Track: Mick Clines, Bishop Brossart – The senior was part of four winning relays at the NKAC Division II championship.
Northern Kentucky Girls Track: Mackenzie Kessans, Villa Madonna – The junior won four events in the NKAC Division III championship: both hurdle events, the 200 and 4×400 relay.
Ohio Boys Track: James Schmidt, Oak Hills – Schmidt dominated the 800-meter run in the Best of the West with 1: 53.61 and a lead of over 12 seconds. The run also broke its own school record for the event.
Ohio Girls Track: Elena Horn, Turpin – At the Lebanon Invitational, the second horn won the 800 meter hurdles with 2: 19.31.
Boys’ volleyball: Anthony Fago, Mason – Fago swept Oak Hills on May 4th, leading Mason on both kills and assists. The junior got 21 kills and supported 30 successful attacks.