Athletes Of The Week

Week:

Sammie Engel

Anderson - Senior
Volleyball

Sammie, a senior middle blocker, had a HUGE outing in Anderson's five-set victory over Sycamore in the first round of the state tournament. Sammie put up an incredible 11 blocks and 24 kills.


Anderson Football Trio

Anderson -
Football

Jackson Kuhn, a senior quarterback, was 44-for-60 for 469 yards passing and 106 yards rushing on 19 carries in Anderson's playoff win over Piqua. Joey Faulkner, a junior wide receiver, recorded 19 receptions for 175 yards. Brody Foley, a junior linebacker and tight end, added an interception.


Ayla Grabenbauer and Sam Conrad

Milford -
Cross Country

Ayla and Sam, both junior, finished in the top 20 at the District Championship to secure a spot at the Regional Championship this Saturday.


Gabe Hunt and Jack Henderson

Kings -
Football

Gabe, a senior wide receiver and defensive back, played huge in the playoff victory against Turpin, including an interception and a big pass breakup on fourth down. Jack, a senior linebacker, had several tackles and a big interception on Turpin's first drive. Jack led the defense to a shutout for the first time this season against a very good offense.


Collin McCain

Milford - Senior
Soccer

Collin came on in the second half of the Sectional Final against Moeller and pounded an unsaveable shot into the side netting for the victory.


Hannah Graves

West Clermont - Junior
Volleyball

Hannah played a key role in our postseason win against Lakota East. Hannah had 16 kills, a block, five assists, and 24 digs. She also had 11 kills and 37 digs against Loveland this past week.


Jonah (Joey) Shupe

Lebanon - Senior
Cross Country

Joey finished fifth individually in a time of 16:38 to help the Warriors to the team District Championship. Joey has now earned All-ECC and All-District honors individually in the last two weeks to contribute to team wins in both events.


Riley McKinney

Lebanon - Junior
Cross Country

Riley ran a personal-best 19:45 to finish seventh individually and power the Lady Warriors to a District Championship team victory. She earned All-District honors and helped Lebanon defeat #2 state-ranked Beavercreek and #4 state-ranked Centerville.


Sam Mizukawa and Jacob Dunnohew

Anderson -
Cross Country

Sophomores Sam Mizukawa (16:59) and Jacob Dunnohew (17:31) ran lifetime bests to help their team in Saturday's District Meet.


Anderson Girls Cross Country Trio

Anderson -
Cross Country

Freshman Audry Baker placed ninth (19:41) at the District Meet and moved to 19th place on Anderson's All-Time Honor Roll. Junior Ryan Armstrong dropped nearly a minute off her time, and Senior Trudy Shellenbarger moved to the 33rd spot (20:07) on the Honor Roll. All three of these ladies helped Anderson qualify for next week's Regional Meet in Troy.


Kate Barrett and Riley Wells

Kings -
Volleyball

Kate, a junior defensive specialist, and Riley, a sophomore right side hitter, continue to contribute to the success of the Lady Knights both on and of the court with their positive energy and great work ethic.


Alex Justus

Kings - Senior
Cross Country

Alex continues his success with a sixth-place finish at the District Meet. Alex ran a time of 15:44 and advances to the Regional Meet in Troy this weekend.


Lucy Urbina

Little Miami - Senior
Cross Country

Lucy displayed remarkable resilience in coming back from an Achilles tear her junior year and running 22:38 at Districts in her final high school cross country race.


Nate Bischof

Little Miami - Sophomore
Cross Country

Nate is selected for his leadership, hard work and new PR at Districts - running 17:22. Nate does everything a coach could ask and is supportive of each and every teammate, no matter the circumstances.


Sawyer Copp and Jacob Smith

Milford -
Football

A super sophomore on each side of the ball, running back Sawyer Copp and linebacker Jacob Smith, helped lead the Eagles to a big win over Lebanon. After spending nearly the entire season on the JV squad, Sawyer had a breakout performance, rushing for 107 yards and a pair of touchdowns on just 11 carries (9.7 yards per carry). Jacob has been a fixture on the Eagle defense, and against the Warriors, he finished the night with 16 total tackles including two for loss.


Emily Morgan

Milford - Junior
Volleyball

Emily recorded 37 digs, a 2.1 serve receive rating, six aces, and six assists in two tournament matches this past week. Emily also achieved the "1,000 career digs" milestone this week as only a junior! She's done a great job on defense for three seasons and continues to excel! Outstanding work, Emily!


Diana Clark

Loveland - Senior
Volleyball

In two postseason wins this past week, Diana passed a 2.23 in serve receive, had 47 digs, and added five aces and seven assists as well. She controls the back row for us and is one of our leaders on the court.


Abby Nehlen

Milford - Senior
Soccer

Playing at the center back position, Abby has single-handedly kept us in games this season. Her tireless efforts on the field have become something Abby's teammates feed off of, and her soccer intelligence is off the charts. She is an asset to her team and teammates, and much of our success is attributed to her. She is the perfect example of what a team captain should be!


Adam Barrett

Turpin - Junior
Cross Country

Adam an a 35-second PR at the District race to finish fourth for the team helping the Spartans finish third and advance to Regionals.


Ella Lambert

Turpin - Senior
Cross Country

Ella was the District Champion and led the team to a fourth place finish to advance to Regionals. Her time of 18:26 is a new PR.


Brooke Heis

Turpin - Junior
Soccer

Brooke scored the game-winning goal for the Lady Spartans in an overtime victory over Little Miami! The girls continue their tournament run on Tuesday night!


Elijah Sneed

Winton Woods - Senior
Cross Country

During his last race of his high school career, Elijah PR'd by 50 seconds to run an 18:37. This is the first time that he has EVER even come close to running in the 18's and represented our team well!


Aubrey Leonard

Anderson - Junior
Soccer

Aubrey, a junior center back, helped her team win games against Middletown and Winton Woods. Aubrey helped anchor the defense that recorded shutouts in both games.


Ella James

Loveland - Sophomore
Soccer

Ella, a sophomore defender, has been outstanding all season. As a leader on defense, Ella is an extremely talented defender especially one vs. one, but also has exceptional speed making her a handful when she gets forward to participate in our attack. She was effective at both in Loveland’s second round tournament win over West Clermont. The shutout was Loveland’s 14th on the season in 17 games, and Loveland has given up just three goals all year in those 17 matches.


Megan Larson

Kings - Junior
Cross Country

Megan ran a personal-best time of 20:24 5k on Saturday at the OHSAA Southwest District Cross Country Championships at the Voice of America Park. She not only took 30 seconds off of her time, but she was the second runner to place on her team helping the Lady Knights to advance to the Regional Meet Saturday.


Nathan Gordon

Little Miami - Senior
Football

Nathan has been a leader for the Panthers all season! He sets a great example for all the underclassmen. He has been a two-way starter most of the season at defensive line and offensive line.


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