In a poll that ended September 24th, Cincinnati.com readers selected the Cincinnati Enquirer Athletes of the Week, presented by Mercy Health, from high school sports promotion through September 19th.
The winners receive a certificate from the school’s sports department. The first round will appear at the end of September and beginning of October.
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Ohio soccer team: Talawanda – Talawanda defeated Carroll 7-0 in his first shutout since 2013.
Northern Kentucky Football Team: Conner – 28 points in the first quarter dampened Conner in his 38-7 win over Campbell County.
Boys Fall Team: Anderson Soccer – Now 9-0-1 after 10 competitions, Anderson defeated Milford 3-1 and Little Miami 1-0 in two conference games before beating Lakota West 2-1 on September 18.
Girls Fall Team: Notre Dame Academy Golf – The pandas qualified for the All-State Championship Invitational for the first time in school history, finishing ninth.
Ohio Boys Cross Country Runner: Bryson Fears, Talawanda – The newcomer won the Hamilton Invitational in the boys’ blue division with a time of 18: 42.10. Fears was one of three newbies to get a top 20 time in the event.
Northern Kentucky / Indiana Boys Cross Country Runner: Wyatt Sunday, Holy Cross – He finished third at the Capitol View Classic in Frankfurt on September 18th.
Ohio runners: Brady Sterbling, Bethel-Tate – The newcomer won the Bethel Cross Country Meet with a time of 21:22 in the girls’ 5,000 meter run on September 18.
Northern Kentucky / Indiana cross country runner: Allison Clemons, Scott – She took first place at the Scott Classic Sept. 18.
Field hockey: Natalie Ward, Ursuline – She was in goal for two shutouts last week – a 1-0 win over Bishop Hartley and a goalless draw with St. Ursula – and has scored a conference of 90 saves during the season.
Ohio football player, big school: Tofa Luani, Milford – He ran 13 times for 186 yards and six touchdowns in Milford’s 48-34 win over Loveland. The runner-up now has nine touchdowns in their last two games combined.
Ohio football player, small school: Griffin Scalp, Anderson – He completed 37-of-54 for 528 yards and six touchdowns in Anderson’s 56-21 win over Lebanon.
Northern Kentucky / Indiana soccer player: Alex Castrucci, Conner – The senior quarterback led his Conner Cougars to a 38-7 homecoming win over Campbell County. He had three running touchdowns and one throwing touchdown.
Young golfers: Nate Birck, La Salle – Birck shot a 4 under par 67 to the medal and led the Lancers to a first place in the Best of the West Tournament.
Girl Golfer: Jess Shay, Milford – Shay was a medalist after shooting a deuce over 39 in a tri-match with Ursuline Academy and Loveland before becoming co-medalist in a match with MND.
Ohio Boys Soccer Players: Caleb Stephen, New Richmond – The junior had two passes to lead the Lions to a 2-0 win over Western Brown on September 14th.
Northern Kentucky / Indiana soccer players: Ethan Dyer, Conner – He supported both goals in Tuesday’s 2-0 win over Holy Cross and scored the only goal on Thursday that gave the Cougars a win over district rivals Cooper. He takes pride in working with the team to find a way to victory.
Ohio girl soccer player: Rylyn Jackson, Talawanda – The junior scored two goals and one assist in the 7-0 win over the Northwest on September 16.
Northern Kentucky / Indiana female soccer player: Juliet Strange, Conner – She scored in the district game against the Cooper Jaguars after two headed kicks from corner kicks. The Cougars are 2-1 in the district game.
Tennis players, singles: Bridget Estes, Ursuline Academy – The senior went 2-0 in singles and won both sets against her opponents from Seven Hills and Seton.
Girls tennis player, doubles team: Zoie Benz and Rubie Frey, Mount Notre Dame – In a 3-2 win over Seton, Benz and Frey had two 6-4 wins to win the game for MND.
Ohio Big School Volleyball Player: Emily Morgan, Milford – The senior sweeper led Milford in the dig at 58, and she had a serve-to-serve average of 2.31 in three games. Morgan added 12 assists and two service aces to help the team hit a 2-1 record last week.
Ohio Little Volleyball Player: Kyla Hackman, Reading – The elderly woman showed her versatility with two doubles in just as many days. Hackman scored 15 kills, 14 digs, and four service aces against Taylor, and she followed with 15 kills and 15 digs against Mariemont the next day.
North Kentucky / Indiana volleyball player: Julia Hunt, Holy Cross – She had 16 kills in a win against Covington Latin.
Water polo: Jack McDaniel, Princeton – The junior goalkeeper had 51 blocks, nine assists and scored twice in the Napoleon tournament.