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This is the LAST AOW competition of the 2021-2022 school year.
went 2-for-3 with two home runs, two RBI and two runs in a 9-2 loss to
Wheelersburg. Also went 3-for-4 with two runs in a 7-0 win over
Crooksville. Batted .451 with 42 runs, 36 RBI, 11 home runs and 10
doubles this season.
had six goals and two assists in a 16-5 win over CVCA and three goals
in a 15-3 win over Wash Jesuit. Has scored 76 points (with 59 goals)
Here is the school year's next round of nominees...
Week 42 Ohio High School Athlete of the Week Nominees
* Kenna Stimmel, Margaretta (Castalia) Girls Track & Field
Senior and Virginia Tech recruit won her third D-III state title in the pole vault with a national, state and state tournament record vault of 14-6.25. Was also second in the 100 and fifth in the 100 hurdles. The previous national and state record for pole vault was 14-4. * Troy Lane, Pickerington Central Boys Track & Field
Junior won the 100 at the OHSAA D-I state meet with a state record time of 10.25. Also won the 200 (21.09) and was part of the winning 400 relay (41.22).
* Sherron Jones, Hopewell-Loudon (Bascom) Boys Track & Field
Senior won the sprint triple crown at the OHSAA D-III state meet with titles in the 100, 200 and 400. * Carter Wachtel, Triway (Wooster) Softball
Sophomore pitcher tossed all 14 innings in the state tournament as the Titans won the D-II state title with wins over Heath (3-0 in semis) and Jonathan Alder (2-1 in final). Had 25 strikeouts, no earned runs and allowed four hits combined. * Camden Bentley, Lincoln (Gahanna) Girls Track & Field
Junior won the 10 hurdles (13.25), 300 hurdles 42.82) and was part of the winning 800 relay (1:38.32) at the OHSAA D-I state meet. * Ryne Shackelford, Keystone (La Grange) Boys Track & Field
Junior won state titles in the 100 (10.62), 200 (21.31) and long jump (24-1.5) at the OHSAA D-II state meet.
* KK Mathis, Lakota West (West Chester) Softball
Senior pitcher and James Madison recruit tossed all 14 innings in the state tournament as the Firebirds became the first team from Southwest Ohio since 1985 to win the D-I state title with wins over Hoover (13-4 in semis) and Holland Springfield (9-2 in final). Also went a combined 5-for-6 with six RBI, seven runs, two doubles and a home run in the two games. * David Chintala, St. Francis DeSales (Columbus) Boys Lacrosse
Senior and Kenyon recruit had nine goals and an assist in the OHSAA D-II state championship game which the Stallions won 20-6 over Chagrin Falls. * Madison Paz, New Albany Girls Lacrosse
Sophomore scored four goals, including the game-winner in overtime, in a 13-12 win over Upper Arlington in the OHSAA D-I state championship game. Also had an assist.
Week 1 Ohio High School Athletes of the Week
* Timothy Caffey, Hubbard Football
Senior running back carried the ball 33 times for 456 yards and five touchdowns in a 48-28 win over Norwayne. * Levi Wiederhold, Fayetteville-Perry Football
Senior quarterback completed 35-of-49 passes for 399 yards and four touchdowns and ran for 73 yards on 18 carries in a 29-21 win over Cedarville.
* Konner Rodick, Keystone (La Grange) Football
Junior quarterback completed 16-of-27 passes for 316 yards and five touchdowns in a 39-35 win over Ravenna.
Week 2 Ohio High School Athletes of the Week
* Cameron Estep, Wauseon Volleyball
Senior had 29, 24 and 18 kills in wins over Toledo Christina and Fairview and a loss to Hickesville, respectively. * Ty Hurst, Tallmadge Football
Junior quarterback completed 17-of-18 passes for 404 yards and five touchdowns in a 56-7 win over Ellet.
* Hunter Kellogg & Hunter Rose, New Lexington Football
Tandem dominated in a 63-35 win over Maysville. Kellogg, a senior quarterback, completed 19-of-26 passes for 407 yards and three touchdowns, made 10 tackles on defense and kicked three PATs. Rose, a junior running back, carried the ball 23 times for 237 yards, six touchdowns and a 2-point conversion.
* Allie Dunlap, Heath Girls Soccer
Junior had six goals and an assist in an 11-3 win over Ridgewood, four goals and three assists in a 7-1 win over Whitehall-Yearling and an assist in a 1-0 win over Rosecrans. Has 16 goals and six assists in five games for the undefeated Bulldogs.
Week 3 Ohio High School Athletes of the Week
* George Cottenden, HEARTS for Jesus Christ (North Olmsted) Boys Soccer
Senior striker had five goals and an assist in a 9-0 win over Kingsway Christian, three goals and four assists in a 12-2 win over Lawrence Upper and four goals and an assist in a 5-1 win over Heritage Christian. * Abby Yoder, Kings (Kings Mill) Volleyball
Sophomore setter had 47 and 28 assists in 3-1 and 3-0 wins over Turpin and Anderson, respectively, and 43 assists in a 3-2 loss to Lebanon.* Brayden Kohl, Hilliard Darby Football
Sophomore linebacker had 19 tackles (10 solo) in a 34-31 win over Westerville South.
Week 4 Ohio High School Athletes of the Week
* Camdyn Paul, Botkins Girls Soccer
Sophomore had eight goals and two assists in a 15-0 win over Southeastern and three goals and an assist in a 5-2 win over Lima Central Catholic.
* Christian Neff, Ravenna Football
Senior linebacker had 18 tackles (12 solo), a tackle-for-loss and a forced fumble in a 39-6 loss to Norton. Averaging 13.3 tackles through four games.
Week 5 Ohio High School Athletes of the Week
* Eli Eyrich, Yellow Springs Boys Soccer
Junior had hat tricks in wins over Greenon (three goals and two assists), Legacy Christian (three goals) and Xenia (four goals and an assist). Has six hat tricks and 21 goals in seven games.* Kaleigh Palmer, Wapakoneta Volleyball
Junior leads the state in kills with 299 through 14 games. Had 41 kills, 16 and 14 kills last week in wins over Shawnee, Botkins and Waynesfield-Goshen and 34 in a loss to Parkway. * Grace Wasserman, Old Fort Volleyball
Senior had 24, 24 and 17 kills win wins over Lakota, Hopewell-Loudon and Gibsonburg last week. Has 242 kills and 134 digs through 13 games.
Week 6 Ohio High School Athletes of the Week
* Bryce Schondelmyer, Arcanum Football
Junior quarterback accounted for seven touchdowns in a 48-14 win over National Trail. Threw for 336 yards and four touchdowns and ran for 133 yards and three touchdowns. Has thrown for 29 touchdowns in six games.
* Fletcher Smith, Parkway (Rockford) Football
Sophomore quarterback completed 18-of-28 passes for 373 yards and four touchdowns in a 53-29 win over Minster. Also carried the ball seven times for 70 yards and a touchdown.
* Olivia Ramey, Portsmouth Volleyball
Senior had 44, 40 and 38 assists in wins over Fairland, Portsmouth West and South Point. Also had 52 digs.
* Cory Reed, Peebles Boys Soccer
Junior had five assists and two goals in m 8-0 win over Western, five assists and two goals in a 12-0 win over West Union and two assists and two goals in a 7-0 win over Southeastern.
Week 7 Ohio High School Athletes of the Week
* Ashley Merrick, Tuscarawas Valley (Zoarville) Volleyball
Senior had 46, 43 and 33 digs in wins over Ridgewood, Claymont and Dover. Has 391 digs and 154 kills this season.
* MJ Book, West Jefferson Football
Senior receiver caught nine passes for 209 yards and three touchdowns in a 42-28 win over West Liberty-Salem. Has 38 receptions for 794 yards and 13 touchdowns this season. * Ethan Wilson, Genoa Area Boys Soccer
Senior forward had back-to-back games with two goals and three assists in wins over Rossford and Allen East. Has 25 goals and 19 assists on the season.
Week 8 Ohio High School Athletes of the Week
* Reese Teeters, Fairfield (Leesburg) Boys Soccer
Senior had four goals in a 7-1 win over West Union, three goals and an assist in a 6-1 win over Portsmouth West and two goals in a 6-0 win over Westfall. Has 17 goals and four assists in nine games.
* Dru Deshields, West Branch (Beloit) Football
Junior quarterback carried the ball 12 times for 251 yards and three touchdowns and completed 8-of-16 passes for 185 yards and two touchdowns in a 50-27 win over Alliance. Has thrown for 2,063 yards, rushed for 706 yards and accounted for 35 total touchdowns this season.* Kat Hinkel, Wyoming (Cincinnati) Volleyball
Senior setter had 58, 57 and 26 assists in wins over Eaton, Taylor and Mariemont. Has 759 assists this season.
Week 9 Ohio High School Athletes of the Week
* Connor Ritter, Sandy Valley (Magnolia) Boys Golf
Junior shot a 1-over-par 145 to win the OHSAA Division II state golf tournament at NorthStar Golf Club. He won by four strokes.
* Ella Newkirk, Fairfield (Leesburg) Girls Soccer
Senior had six goals and an assist in a 9-0 win over Southeastern and repeated the feat in a 7-1 win over McClain. Has 27 goals and four assists this season.
Week 10 Ohio High School Athletes of the Week
* Macy and Mallory Hitchcock and Grace Murphy, Eaton Girls Tennis
Trio swept the OHSAA D-II tennis titles, Macy, a junior, repeated as the singles champion, while Mallory, a freshman and senior Grace Murphy won the doubles title.
* Clara Owen and Caroline Hinshaw, Centerville Girls Tennis
Sophomore and junior tandem, respectively, claimed the OHSAA D-I tennis doubles state title a year after finishing runner-up. It was the program's first doubles state title since 1997.
Week 11 Ohio High School Athletes of the Week
* Trace Terry, Bellbrook Boys Soccer
Senior and Bowling Green recruit had a hat trick (three goals) in a 3-2 win over Alter and a goal in a 3-2 win over Indian Hill. Those efforts followed a four-goal, three-assist performance in an 11-0 win over Trotwood-Madison. Has 34 goals and 10 assists this season. * Graisyn Yoder, Monroeville Volleyball
Senior outside hitter had 23 kills and 13 digs in a 3-0 win over St. Paul and 20 kills and 17 digs in a 3-0 win over Buckeye Central. Has 484 kills and 361 digs this season.
Week 12 Ohio High School Athletes of the Week
* Carsyn Henschen, New Knoxville Volleyball
Senior outside hitter had 30 kills in a 3-1 D-IV regional final win over Calvert and 26 kills in a 3-0 regional semifinal win over Leipsic. Has 483 kills and 197 digs this season. * Carmen Soloria, Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy Volleyball
Senior setter had 51 assists in a 3-2 D-III regional semifinal win over Cardington-Lincoln and 37 assists in a 3-0 regional final win over Versailles. Has 701 assists this season.
* Molly Griffith, Bishop Watterson (Columbus) Field Hockey
Senior drilled the game-winning penalty shot in overtime as the Eagles capped un unbeaten season (20-0-1) with a 2-1 win over Thomas Worthington in the OHSAA state final.
Week 13 Ohio High School Athletes of the Week
* Brayden Doran, Preble Shawnee (Camden) Football
Junior quarterback set career-highs in carries (25) and rushing yards (288) and tied a career-high with four rushing touchdowns as the Arrows advanced to the program's first regional final with a 35-28 win over Roger Bacon in the D-V semifinals. Doran had a 92-yard first quarter run and also scored the game-winner on a 12-yard scamper with 12 seconds left. Has rushed for 1,590 yards and 19 touchdowns and has thrown for 986 yards and 15 touchdowns.
* Lauren Yacobucci, Magnificat (Rocky River) Volleyball
Junior setter had 47 assists and 18 digs in a 3-1 win over Olentangy Liberty in the D-I state final. Has 23 assists in a 3-0 semifinal win over Mount Notre Dame.
* Karis Willow, Liberty-Benton (Findlay) Volleyball
Junior and Penn State recruit had 15 kills and 13 digs in a 3-0 win over Independence in the D-III state final. Had 16 kills and 16 digs in a 3-0 semifinal win over Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy.
Week 14 & 15 Ohio High School Athletes of the Week
* Sean Carr, Chardon Football
Senior running back scored four touchdowns and a 2-point conversion in a 41-7 D-III state semifinal win over West Holmes. * Demarcus McElroy, Ursuline (Youngstown) Football
Senior running back scored five touchdowns and had 259 yards rushing on 30 carries in a 34-17 D-IV semifinal win over Port Clinton.
* Jordan Vallejo, Carey Football
Senior running back scored three touchdowns in a 26-13 D-VI semifinal win over New Middletown Springfield.
Week 16 Ohio High School Athletes of the Week
* Kody Zantene, Clinton-Massie (Clarksville) Football
Senior quarterback/defensive back helped the Falcons rally from a 28-7 deficit to win the D-IV state title with a 29-28 victory over Youngstown Ursuline. Ran for 85 yards and two touchdowns and had a team-high 12 tackles. * Carson Bey, Versailles Football
Senior quarterback/linebacker helped the Tigers snap the nation's longest winning streak (55 games) with a 20-16 win over Kirtland in the D-V state final. Threw for 129 yards and a touchdown, ran for 85 yards and a touchdown, had three tackles, a TFL, an interception and a pass break-up.
* Laurell Brown, Cloverleaf (Lodi) Girls Basketball
Senior small forward had 31 points, 13 rebounds and six steals in a 57-53 win over Streetsboro and 21 points, 14 rebounds, five steals and three assists in an 86-48 win over Field. Also had 28 points, seven rebounds and six steals in a 68-60 loss to Ellet.
Week 17 Ohio High School Athletes of the Week
* Lacie Fenstermaker, Pandora-Gilboa Girls Basketball
Senior guard had 32 points, 21 rebounds, six steals and five assists in a 60-36 win over Upper Scioto Valley; 23 points, 14 rebounds and five assists in a 48-45 win over Perry; and 14 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists in a 42-31 win over Arcadia. Averaging 19.9 points, 14.7 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 2.6 steals. * Zarina Fader, Lawrence Upper (Sagamore Hills) Girls Basketball
Junior had 51 points in a 67-39 win over Horizon Science Academy and 26 points in a 66-31 loss to St. John.
Week 18 Ohio High School Athletes of the Week
* Madi Matthews, Heartland Christian (Columbiana) Girls Basketball
Senior guard had 32 points in a 64-42 win over Chaney and 23 points in a 77-56 loss to Warren JFK. * Chloe Dearwester, Harrison Girls Wrestling
Sophomore became the first female wrestler to place in the 40-plus year history of the SWOWCA Coaches Classic by collecting six wins via pin over male competitors to finish fourth at 106.
Week 19-20 Ohio High School Athletes of the Week
* Laura McCoy, LaBrae (Leavittsburg) Girls Basketball
Junior guard had 39 points (six 3s), six assists, six steals and five rebounds in an 84-30 win over Mineral Ridge. Also had 26 points, eight rebounds, four assists and three steals in a 48-25 win over Windham. Averaging 23.6 points, 5.9 rebounds, 5.4 assists and 3.9 steals.
* Ray Ellington, Westlake Boys Basketball
Senior nailed nine 3-pointers, scored 45 points and grabbed 13 rebounds in a 101-65 win over Oberlin. Also had 32 points and 12 rebounds in an 83-63 win over Rocky River and 25 points and five rebounds in a 64-46 win over Firelands. Averaging 26 points and 8.4 rebounds.
Week 21 Ohio High School Athletes of the Week
* Delani Robinson, Lake (Millbury) Girls Basketball
Senior forward scored 41 points (hit five 3s) and had six steals, four rebounds and four assists in a 91-73 win over Carey. Averaging 21.9 points, 3.6 rebounds and 3.5 steals.* Delores Woodyard, Mifflin (Columbus) Girls Basketball
Junior had 29 points (five 3s), eight assists and four steals in an 81-11 win over Columbus West. Also had 24 points (six 3s), five rebounds and three assists in a 56-31 win over Columbus East. Averaging 15.5 points, 4.9 rebounds and 4.1 assists. * Jonathan Bertovich, Heartland Christian (Columbiana) Boys Basketball
Senior had 39 points (six 3s and 7-for-7 FTs) in an 81-63 loss to Warren JFK and 30 points (four 3s), six assists, five rebounds and four steals in a 78-52 win over Columbiana. Averaging 26.7 points, 4.9 assists, 4.3 steals and 4.2 rebounds.
Week 22 Ohio High School Athletes of the Week
* Brandon McLaughlin, Heath Boys Basketball
Senior had 24 points, 15 rebounds, five assists and three steals in a 73-46 win over Utica and 21 points, 12 rebounds, five assists, five steals and three blocks in a 65-27 win over Lakewood. Averaging 18 points, 9.2 rebounds and 3.8 assists.
* Melody Arnett, Miami Valley Christian Academy (Cincinnati) Girls Basketball
Senior recorded her 12th straight double-double with had 33 points and 31 rebounds (also had nine blocks) in a 52-43 loss to CHCA. Averaging 18 points and 23.2 rebounds.
Week 23 Ohio High School Athletes of the Week
* Isaiah Portis, Norwayne (Creston) Boys Basketball
Senior had 27 points, six steals and five rebounds in a 79-56 win over Hillsdale and 26 points and six rebounds in an 80-67 win over Dalton. Averaging 19.4 points and 4.9 rebounds.
* Brandon Sauter, Batavia Wrestling
Senior won the 126-pound title at the Miami Trace McDonalds Invitational with a 4-2 decision in the final. Won his previous four matches via pin in 1:37, 0:08, 0:40 and 1:00.
Week 24 Ohio High School Athletes of the Week
* Zhieyah Rolack, Meadowdale (Dayton) Girls Basketball
Sophomore had 28 points, 26 rebounds and seven blocks in a 52-12 win over Dunbar and 25 points, 16 rebounds and seven steals in a 46-17 win over Stivers. Also had 24 points, 14 rebounds and five blocks in a 43-30 win over Taft and 10 points and 10 rebounds in a 72-24 loss to Trotwood-Madison. Averaging 25.7 points, 13.5 rebounds, 3 steals and 2.4 assists. * Nathan Walker, John Glenn (New Concord) Boys Basketball
Junior had 28 points and 13 rebounds in a 93-82 win over River View, 24 points and eight rebounds in a 59-54 win over Ridgewood and 20 points, six rebounds and six assists in a 61-52 loss to Maysville. Averaging 17.4 points, 8.7 rebounds and 3.8 assists. * Annika Bredel, Elyria Catholic Girls Basketball
Senior had 31 points and 16 rebounds in a 57-34 win over Lutheran East, 30 points and 13 rebounds un a 59-31 win over Valley Forge and 28 points and 11 rebounds in a 67-54 win over Strongsville. Averaging 18.6 points, 11.6 rebounds and 2.9 steals.
Week 25 Ohio High School Athletes of the Week
* Taliyah Morgan, Walnut Ridge (Columbus) Girls Basketball
Junior had 50 points and 27 rebounds in a 64-18 win over Columbus West. Averaging 18.5 points and 16.2 rebounds. * Caleb Sutherin, Coldwater Boys Bowling
Senior rolled a 300 game en route to a 731 series and a first place finish at the Blue & Gold D-II Divisional Challenge. * Abbie Gardner, Westlake Girls Basketball
Senior had 21 points and six rebounds in a 47-45 win over Lakewood, 20 points and eight rebounds in a 53-48 win over Magnificat and 13 points and 13 rebounds in a 47-41 win over Bay. Averaging 11.1 points and seven rebounds.
Week 26 Ohio High School Athletes of the Week* Alyssa Lavy, Parma Girls Basketball
Junior had three double-doubles last week with 14 points and 20 rebounds in 61-39 loss to Geneva, 11 points and 14 rebounds in a 54-46 loss to Buckeye and 15 points and 17 rebounds in a 31-26 loss to Brecksville-Broadview Heights. Averaging 11.8 points and 11.8 rebounds. Has 10 doubles-doubles this season. * Derrick Welsh, Athens (The Plains) Boys Basketball
Senior had 14 points, 11 rebounds and five blocks in a 58-36 win over River Valley; 12 points and 14 rebounds in a 57-43 win over Nelsonville-York; and 23 points and 14 rebounds in a 57-46 loss to Alexander. Averaging 14 points and 11.3 rebounds. Has nine double-doubles this season.
Week 27 Ohio High School Athletes of the Week* Tai Roberts, Andrews Osborne Academy (Willoughby) Girls Basketball
Senior had 30 points, 10 rebounds, six assists and five steals in a 60-42 win over Hillsdale. Averaging 23.9 points, 7.7 rebounds, 5.1 steals and 4.2 assists. * Hayden Jarrett, Maysville (Zanesville) Boys Basketball
Junior had 28 points, 16 rebounds, three assists, two blocks and two steals in a 76-46 win over Claymont; 21 points, nine rebounds and five assists in a 60-52 win over Tri-Valley; and 13 points and six rebounds in a 55-40 win over Steubenville. Averaging 18.7 points, 7.1 rebounds and 4.2 assists.
Week 28 Ohio High School Athletes of the Week* Jessica Eden, Hawken (Gates Mills) Girls Swimming
Senior had three first place finishes and a second en route to helping Hawken win its 24th D-II state title. Finished first in the 200 IM, 100 back and 200 free relay. Was runner-up in the 400 free relay.
* Dillon Edge, Beavercreek Boys Swimming
Senior and Notre Dame recruit was a part of three first place finishes and a second as the Beavers became the first public school since 1987 to win the OHSAA Division I state title. Swam a leg on the winning 200 medley and 400 freestyle relays and was state champion in the 200 free. Was state runner-up in the 100 breaststroke.
Week 29 Ohio High School Athletes of the Week* Camden McDanel, Teays Valley (Ashville) Wrestling
Junior won the D-I Central District title at 190 pounds with a 5-3 overtime victory over two-time and defending state champion Seth Shumate of Dublin Coffman. Shumate (43-3) had won his previous three district matches with pins in 0:28, 0:58 and 0:22. McDanel (38-3) was state runner-up at 182 last season.
* Erin Delahnuty & Gianna Ravagnani, Brecksville-Broadview Heights Gymnatics
The tandem tied as state champions on the vault and were major parts of the Bees 19th straight team title. Delahunty finished third in the all-around, while Ravagnani, who also won a state title in floor, was fourth.
Week 30 Ohio High School Athletes of the Week* Imarianah Russell, Reynoldsburg Girls Basketball
Senior and West Virginia recruit had 28 points, nine rebounds and three assists in a 63-56 overtime victory over Mason in the OHSAA D-I state final. Had 20 points and five rebounds in a 67-48 semifinal win over Anthony Wayne.
* Gavin Brown, Legacy Christian Academy (Xenia) Wrestling
Senior and Ohio State recruit finished 33-4 this season and won his third state title with a first place finish at 150 pounds at the OHSAA D-III state meet.
Week 31-33 Ohio High School Athletes of the Week* Lukas Graham, Bishop Hartley (Columbus) Baseball
Senior leads the state in home runs (three) and is fifth in slugging percentage (1.143) and RBI (10). Also has six runs and two doubles.
* Molly Grace, Lakota West (West Chester) Softball
Senior leads the state in batting average (.864), home runs (four) and RBI (21) and is second in runs (19).
Week 34 Ohio High School Athletes of the Week* Caroline Gage, Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy (Cuyahoga Falls) Girls Lacrosse
Junior had 10 goals and an assist in a 20-9 win over Riverside and eight goals and an assist in a 17-5 win over Lake. Has 36 goals and two assists in four games. *Kenzie Streby, Lincoln (Gahanna) Girls Lacrosse
Senior had eight goals in a 24-4 win over Fairmont and six goals in a 15-9 win over Westerville Central. Has 24 goals and two assists in five games.
Week 35 Ohio High School Athletes of the Week* Madison Wendel, Coldwater Softball
Sophomore went 4-0 last week. Had 16 strikeouts in a 6-3 win over St. Henry, 11 strikeouts I a 3-0 win over Marion Local and 19 Ks in a doubleheader sweep of van wert (3-0 and 9-1). Is currently 11-1 tis season with 127 Ks. * Alexis Vazquez, Dalton Softball
Junior went 4-for-4 with two home runs, eight RBI and four runs in a 15-2 win over Smithville. Two days earlier she went 3-for-4 with two doubles and three RBI in a 10-0 win over Smithville. Batting .556.
Week 36 Ohio High School Athletes of the Week* Kylie Gorsuch, Green (Uniontown) Softball
Junior had back-to-back two-home run games in win over Lake (8-0) and Field (13-2). She ended the week with five home runs, 10 RBI and five runs as the Bulldogs also beat Barberton (10-0 and St. Vincent-St. Mary (4-0).
* Addison Arnold, Bryan Softball
Senior had an incredible week. Went 3-for-4, with five RBI, two runs, a double and a walk-off grand slam in an 8-6 win over Edgerton. Also allowed one hit and struck out 11 in five innings of relief pitching. Followed that by throwing a no-hitter and striking out 13 in a 10-0 win over Elta (was 2-3for-3 at the plate with an RBI and run scored). Completed the week by striking out 28 batters and smacking a walk-off double in a 13-inning 2-1 win over Hilltop. She did not walk a batter in 22 innings of work last week.
Week 37 Ohio High School Athletes of the Week* Nicolina Pezzone, Struthers Softball
Senior tossed back-to-back no-hitters and struck out a combined 20 batters in wins over McKinley (11-0) and East Palestine (13-0). Also went 3-for-3 with two home runs, a triple, seven RBI and three runs in a 14-0 win over McKinley. All told was 9-for-10 with 11 RBI, two HRs, two triples and a double in the tree wins. Batting .692. * Brooke Mannon, West Jefferson Softball
Junior went 4-0 on the mound with 64 strikeouts in wins over Fairbanks (4-1), Mechanicsburg (5-3), Madison Plains (8-0) and Northeastern (2-0). Also had a home run in three consecutive games. Batting .627 with 27 runs, 20 RBI, 10 doubles and five home runs. Is 14-0 on the mound with 209 Ks. * Angie George, Archbishop Hoban (Akron) Girls Lacrosse
Senior had 10 goals and two assists in a 15-5 win over Roosevelt and nine goals in a 14-5 win over Green. Has 64 points (54 goals) this season.
Week 38 Ohio High School Athletes of the Week* Connor Bucher, Miami Trace (Washington Courthouse) Baseball
Senior tied his own school record for strikeouts in a game with 18 in an 11-2 win over Chillicothe (allowed two hits). Earlier this season, he also struck out 18 in a 4-1 win over Chillicothe. Owns a 0.69 ERA and 63 Ks in 30 innings. * Rylee Anderson, Lake Catholic (Mentor) Girls Lacrosse
Junior had 20 goals and 14 assists in wins over Hoban (13-7), Laurel (19-7), Riverside (20-11) and Shaker Heights (15-14). Has 118 points this season (80 goals and 38 assists). * Gina Wilson, Deer Park (Cincinnati) Softball
Junior went 7-for-8 with four home runs, 13 RBI, seven runs, two stolen bases and two doubles in a pair of wins over Indian Hill (21-7 and 17-6). Batting .778 with 29 RBI, 29 runs and eight home runs.
Week 39 Ohio High School Athletes of the Week* Isaac Lefeld, Bellbrook Boys Track & Field
Senior won the 110 hurdles (15.35), 300 hurdles (41.97) and pole vault (14-6) and was on the runner-up 1,600 relay team at the Southwestern Buckeye League Eastern Division meet. * Lauren Tompkins, Hayes (Delaware) Softball
Junior went 10-for-13 with four home runs, four doubles, 15 RBI and nine runs in wins over Worthington Kilbourne (11-0), Olentangy Berlin (8-5), Thomas Worthington (10-0) and Big walnut (15-0). Batting .508 with 35 RBI, 27 runs and 12 doubles. * Brynne Stewart, West Geauga (Chesterland) Girls Lacrosse
Senior had 10 points, including nine goals, in a 17-9 win over Riverside. Also had five points (four goals) in a 10-9 loss to Brecksville-Broadview Heights. Has 85 points (73 goals) this season.
Week 40 Ohio High School Athletes of the Week* Daunevyn Woodson, Gallia Academy (Gallipolis) Boys Track & Field
won four district titles – 100 (10.88), 200 (23.04), long jump (22-5)
and 400 relay (43.76) – at the Division II district meet hosted by
Meigs. * Maddie Blazey, Kenston (Chagrin Falls) Girls Lacrosse
had eight goals and an assist in a 21-1 win over Beaumont and seven
goals and two assists in a 16-6 win over Lake. Has 83 points (66 goals
and 17 assists) this season. * Jordyn Wycuff, Watkins Memorial (Pataskala) Softball
went 5-for-6 with four home runs, four runs and six RBI in wins over
Dublin Coffman (10-3) and Westerville Central (9-1). Batting .554 with
47 RBI, 33 runs and 10 home runs.