Junior quarterback ran for 293 yards and five touchdowns on 20 carries and completed 10-of-24 passes for 177 yards in a 46-42 win over Black River.
Week 7 Ohio High School Athletes of the Week* Sydney Starr and Gemma Downs, Harrison Central (Cadiz) Girls Soccer
Senior captains had huge games in a 6-4 win over Steubenville Catholic Central. Starr had five goals, while Downs had five assists and a goal. Both added a goal and assist in a 3-1 win over Coshocton.
Week 8 Ohio High School Athletes of the Week* Dillon Steward, Washington (Washington Courthouse) Football
Senior receiver scored 36 points in a 62-20 win over Greenfield McClain. Carried the ball four times for 80 yards and four touchdowns and caught one pass for a 49-yard yard touchdown. Also kicked two PATs and scored two 2-point conversions (run and reception).
* Keanna Avery, Claymont (Uhrichsville) Volleyball
Senior captain and outside hitter registered 80 kills and 30 blocks in wins over Hiland (33/11), Buckeye Trail (17/9) and Tuscarawas Central Catholic (30/10).
Week 9 Ohio High School Athletes of the Week* Camryn Smith, Bloom-Carroll (Carroll) Volleyball
Senior captain put together back-to-back 50-plus assist games in a win over Whitehall-Yearling (53) and a loss to River Valley (58). Ended the season with 628 assists.
* Haley Brown, Springboro Volleyball
Senior outside hitter combined for 57 kills and 38 digs in wins over Lebanon and Piqua. Has 300 kills and 289 digs this season.
Week 10 Ohio High School Athletes of the Week
* Peyton Bloomer, Oak Harbor Volleyball
Senior had 58 kills, 29 digs and eight blocks in district tournament wins over Rossford (semifinal) and Columbian (final).
* Juruan Hardin, John Adams (Cleveland) Football
Sophomore scored five touchdowns (two rushing, two receiving and kickoff return) and registered 11 tackles in a 44-38 win over East Tech.
Week 11 Ohio High School Athletes of the Week* Mike Whatley, Reynoldsburg Football
Junior quarterback completed 11-of-17 passes for 145 and four touchdowns (all in the first half) as the Raiders won their first playoff game since 2001 and just the second in program history with a 52-0 regional quarterfinal victory over Toledo Start. * Jaylen McCaulley, Riverside (Painesville) Football
Senior linebacker had 16 tackles, five tackles-for-loss and three sacks in a 43-38 regional quarterfinal win over Nordonia.
* Cade Williams, Indian Valley (Gnadenhutten) Football
Senior quarterback carried the ball 17 times for 141 yards and score all 16 points in the Braves 16-14 regional quarterfinal win over John Glenn. Ran for touchdowns of 7 and 57 yards and converted both 2-point conversion attempts on runs.
Week 12 Ohio High School Athletes of the Week* Caden Calhoun, Johnstown-Monroe Football
Senior quarterback carried the ball 14 times for 206 yards and three touchdowns in a 35-7 regional semifinal win over Bellaire.
* Sam Snow, Holy Name (Parma Heights) Volleyball
Junior outside hitter 34 kills and 31 digs as the Green Wave won the D-II state title with wins over Fenwick (semifinal) and Hartley (final).
Week 13 Ohio High School Athletes of the Week* Collin Moore, Fort Loramie Football
Sophomore quarterback ran for 124 yards and four touchdowns and also threw for a touchdown in a 48-20 regional final win over Convoy Crestview.
* Marquael Parks, Orrville Football
Sophomore running back carried the ball 16 times for 222 yards and four touchdowns as the Red Riders avenged a regular season loss with a 43-19 win over Manchester in a regional fall. Parks has rushed for 2,388 yards and scored 49 total touchdowns this season.
Week 14 Ohio High School Athletes of the Week* KK Bransford, Mount Notre Dame (Cincinnati) Girls Basketball
Freshman exploded onto the scene with 29 points and seven rebounds in a 60-55 loss to nationally-ranked Africentric and 15 points and eight rebounds in a 56-38 win over Toledo Notre Dame at the OGBR Journey to the Tourney event.
* Jon Tomcufcik, Kenston (Chagrin Falls) Football
Junior quarterback carried the ball 11 times for 108 yards and three touchdowns as the Bombers beat Eastmoor 40-7 in a D-III state semifinal.
Week 15 Ohio High School Athletes of the Week* Cyler Kane-Johnson, McKinley (Niles) Boys Basketball
Senior broke his own school record for points in a game (53) with 55 in an 80-64 win over Liberty.
* Garrett Dzuro, St. Edward (Lakewood) Football
Senior quarterback spearheaded a 17-0 second half onslaught that led the Eagles to a 24-10 win over undefeated and nationally-ranked Colerain in the D-I state final. Dzuro finished the game 12-of-12 for 150 yards and hooked up with Michigan-bound receiver Qunitel Kent for touchdowns in the third and fourth quarter. He also ran for 74 yards on 18 carries.
Week 16 Ohio High School Athletes of the Week* Ethan Conley, Franklin Monroe (Pitsburg) Boys Basketball
Senior and Ashland recruit dropped a school record 54 points in a 92-80 win over Houston. Also set school single game records for free throws attempted (22) and made (19). * Kyle Rowan, Perry Wrestling
Nation's No. 6 ranked wrestler at 106 won the Walsh Ironman title.
Week 17 Ohio High School Athletes of the Week* Lauren Denison, Watkins Memorial (Pataskala) Girls Basketball
Junior set the program's single-game 3-point record with seven in a 74-54 win over Groveport-Madison. Finished with 23 points and 11 rebounds. Averaging 16.1 points per game and shooting 45-percent (26-of-58) from 3. * Kristen Dickison, Milton-Union (West Milton) Girls Basketball
Senior scored 20 points in a 42-27 win over Middletown Madison to surpass 1,000 for her career. Is also the girls soccer program's all-time leader in points (239), goals (98) and assists (43).
Week 18/19 Ohio High School Athletes of the Week* Jacob Gudorf, Brookville Boys Basketball
Senior named the MVP of the 56th annual Jet Holiday Tournament at Franklin-Monroe. Scored 26 points in a 73-58 win over the hosts in the final and had 21 points, seven rebounds, seven assists and seven steals in a semifinal win over Mississinawa Valley.
* Alyssa Steury, Ashland Girls Basketball
Senior set the program's single-game scoring record with 44 points (13 steals, nine rebounds and four assists) in a 78-55 win over Maumee Valley Country Day. Also had 25 points in a 39-33 loss to Lexington.
Week 20 Ohio High School Athletes of the Week* Branton Dawes, Washington (Washington Courthouse) Wrestling
Freshman beat defending state placer Collin Yinger of host Nelsonville-York (3-2 TB) in the finals of the Steve Yinger Memorial Invitational to win the 113-pound title and the event's Most Valuable Wrestler award.
* Elijah McCloskey, Huntington (Chillicothe) Boys Basketball
Senior became the 93rd boy in the history of the Scioto Valley Conference to reach 1,000-career points in a loss at Paint Valley. Had 27 in the game.
Week 21 Ohio High School Athletes of the Week* Brayden Sipple, Blanchester Boys Basketball
Sophomore captain posted back-to-back 30-point games. Had 33 in a 52-51 loss to Batavia and 31 in a 64-57 loss to Williamsburg. Averaging 27.7 points per game.
* Brock Unger and Bella Kline, Berne Union (Sugar Grove) Boys and Berne Union (Sugar Grove) Basketball
Sophomore standouts both set their respective program's single-game scoring records. Unger hit a school-record 10 3-pointers and tallied 49 points in an 82-53 win over Grove City Christian. Kline hit five 3s and scored 35 points in a 59-28 win over Millersport.
Week 22 Ohio High School Athletes of the Week* Ryan Hall, Fairmont (Kettering) Boys Basketball
Senior forward named to the All-Tourney Team at Flyin to the Hoop after posting 28 points, 10 rebounds and six assists as the Firebirds beat Canadian prep power Crestwood 61-55. That came on the heels of a 56-54 win over Fairborn where Hall had 19 points and eight rebounds and hit the game-winner as time expired. * Colby Bartley, Miller (Corning) Boys Basketball
Junior captain had 37 points, seven rebounds, five assists and four steals in a 71-50 win over Federal Hocking. It was the guard's fourth 30-point game this season.
Week 23 Ohio High School Athletes of the Week* Logan Ortt, New Philadelphia Wrestling
Sophomore was named Most Valuable Wrestler at Mapleton's Dave Rohr Classic aftter going 4-0 en route to winning the 182-pound title. Win three bouts via pin (0:37, 1:39 and 1:43) and one by tech fall (23-8). * Dalton Burcher, Indian Valley (Gnadenhutten) Wrestling
Senior went 4-0 with four pins (1:14, 0:27, 2:56 and 1:00) at the West Holmes Invitational to surpass 100 career wins and claim the 138 title.
Week 24 Ohio High School Athletes of the Week* Marcella Sizer, Waynesville Girls Basketball
Senior and Youngstown State soccer recruit became her program's all-time leading rebounder in a 75-23 win over Carlisle and then topped 1,000-career points in a 78-37 win over Milton-Union. The rebounding record had stood for 37 years.
* Sabria Hunter, Austintown-Fitch (Youngstown) Girls Basketball
Senior and Army recruit became her school's all-time leading scorer (boys or girls) with 34 points in a 70-61 win over Boardman to give her 1,587.
Week 25 Ohio High School Athletes of the Week
* Landon Baker, United (Hanoverton) Boys Basketball
Senior had 25 points (hit 15-of-19 free throws) and 20 rebounds in a 66-53 win over Wellsville. Also had 21 points and 14 rebounds in a 60-56 win over Beaver.
* Andrew Keller, Riverside (Painesville) Boys Basketball
Senior point guard scored 55 points (hit seven 3s) and had eight rebounds in an 85-71 win over Chardon. Averaging 24.3 points, 6.3 rebounds, 2.3 steals and 1.6 assists per game.
* Erik Uszynski, Legacy Christian Academy (Xenia) Boys Basketball
Senior scored 17 points and surpassed 1,000 for his career in his final home game as the Knights captured a share of their first Metro Buckeye Conference title ever with a 50-42 win over Troy Christian. Also had 28 points, 16 rebounds and eight assists in a 101-38 win over Middletown Christian.
Week 26 Ohio High School Athletes of the Week* Jay Johnson, Hudson Swimming
Senior and Ohio State recruit set a district record in the 200-yard freestyle (1:38.18) and also won the 100 freestyle in 45.18 at the Division I northeast district swimming and diving championships at Cleveland State. Johnson, who was also on the second-place 400 freestyle relay and the fourth-place 200 freestyle relay, was state champion in the 100 free and runner-up in the 200 last year.
* Cael Rowland, Northwestern (West Salem) Wrestling
Senior defended his Wayne County Athletic League title and was named the league's Most Valuable Wrestler after claiming the 145-pound title. He won his semifinal and finals bouts with pins in 35 seconds and 3:03, respectively.
Week 27 Ohio High School Athletes of the Week* Samantha Basham, Newark Catholic Girls Basketball
Senior had 31 points, nine rebounds, four assists and four steals in a 66-21 win over Ridgedale. Also had 17 points, eight steals, seven rebounds and seven assists in a 75-23 win over Grove City Christian.
* Owen Conley, Waynesville Swimming
Junior set state and state tournament records in the Division II 200-yard individual medley with a state championship time of 1:48.52.
Week 28 Ohio High School Athletes of the Week* Madison Stanton, Struthers Girls Bowling
Sophomore became her school's first ever-female state champion when she rolled a 634 series to claim the Division II state championship.
* Cotie Mcmahon, Centerville Girls Basketball
Freshman scored 16 first-quarter points en route to 31 and eight rebounds in a 67-55 D-I district final win over Lakota West. Had 21 points and 11 rebounds in a 65-63 sectional final win over Springboro.
Week 29 Ohio High School Athletes of the Week* Joey Trobenter, St. Ignatius (Cleveland) Ice Hockey
Junior had a hat trick (three goals) in the state final as the Wildcats claimed their fourth straight championship with a 7-2 win over Dublin Jerome. Added two assists in a 7-0 semifinal win over Sylvania Northview.
* Nick Augenstein, Dublin Jerome (Dublin) Ice Hockey
Senior scored the game-winning goal in OT as the Celtics beat University School 3-2 in the state semifinals to become the first central Ohio school to make the ice hockey state final. Had a goal and assist in a 7-2 state final loss to St. Ignatius.
Week 30 Ohio High School Athletes of the Week* Julia Hoefling, Mount Notre Dame (Cincinnati) Girls Basketball
Senior post had 14 points and four rebounds in the Cougars 52=31 D-I state championship win over Pickerington Central. She also had 11 points (3-for-3 from 3), seven rebounds and three blocks in a 55-37 state semifinal win over GlenOak.
* Little Anderson, Cardinal Stritch (Oregon) Boys Basketball
Senior had 23 points in a 68-58 D-III regional final win over Coldwater as the Cardinals advanced to their first state tournament. Had 19 points in a 64-58 regional semi win over Grandview Heights.
Week 31 Ohio High School Athletes of the Week* Amari Davis, Trotwood-Madison Boys Basketball
Senior and Wisconsin-Green Bay recruit had 24 points, six rebounds and four steals as the Rams won their first state title with a 77-73 win over Columbus South in the D-II final. Scored 33 points (with four steals and three assists) in a 102-72 semifinal win over Buchtel. * Alec Pfriem, Archbishop Moeller (Cincinnati) Boys Basketball
Senior had 19 points, eight rebounds and three assists as the Crusaders finished undefeated and defended their D-I state title with a 52-44 win over Akron St. Vincent-Mary. Added 20 points, 10 rebounds and five assists in a 72-52 semifinal win over St. Edward.
Week 32 Ohio High School Athletes of the Week* Pasquale Cristiano, Chaminade-Julienne (Dayton) Boys Lacrosse
Senior registered 21 goals and 12 assists as the Eagles opened 4-2. Had a season-high nine points (six goals and three assists) in a win over Johnstown-Monroe.
* Zoe Coleman, Bishop Watterson (Columbus) Girls Lacrosse
Freshman scored nine goals (and had an assist) in a 19-14 win over Westerville Central. Added eight goals in a 17-11 win over Westerville North.
Week 33 Ohio High School Athletes of the Week* Lilly Kilzer, Shekinah Christian (Plain City) Softball
Freshman hit .714 last week (10-of-14) with 16 runs, 12 stolen bases, nine RBI and three doubles as the Flames went 5-0 with wins over Madison Christian, Linden-McKinley, Cristo Rey and Briggs (doubleheader). * Gabby Hill, Marysville Girls Lacrosse
Senior had nine goals and an assist in a 17-9 win over Centennial. Added four goals in a win over Whetstone and four in a loss to Miamisburg.
Week 34 Ohio High School Athletes of the Week* Taylor Homan, Minster Softball
Senior broke a tie for the program's career home run record with three (to give her 19) in a 14-0 win over Fort Loramie. * Piper Conlan, St. Ursula Academy (Toledo) Girls Lacrosse
Junior posted 11 goals and two assists in wins over Ottawa Hills and Toledo Central Catholic. * Jasmine Jamiel, Wilmington Girls Track & Field
Junior won four events (100, 200, 400 relay and 1,600 relay) en route to earning the Catherine Williams Award as the top female athlete at Clinton-Massie's Copeland Invitational.
Week 35 Ohio High School Athletes of the Week* Aubrey Conklin, Pleasant (Marion) Softball
Sophomore went 11-for-17 with 17 RBI, seven runs, three home runs, a triple and double in wins over Johnstown Northridge (two) and Buckeye Valley (two).
* Clare Robertson, Crestview (Ashland) Softball
Senior went 5-for-5 with 10 RBI, six runs, two home runs and a double in a win over Western Reserve. The 10 RBI in a game is tied for fourth best in OHSAA history. In three wins over Western Reserve (two) and Norwalk St. Paul, Roberston went 8-for-12 with 17 RBI, 10 runs and three home runs.
Week 36 Ohio High School Athletes of the Week* Justyce Vrable, David Anderson (Lisbon) Softball
Freshman went 14-for-21 with 16 runs, 15 RBI, three doubles, three stolen bases, a triple and home run as the Blue Devils went 4-1 against Cardinal Mooney, Peebles, Beaver and Leetonia (doubleheader). Currently batting .671 on the season with 55 hits, 54 RBI, 53 runs, 10 triples, nine home runs and nine doubles. * Ashlee Montalvo, Fredericktown Softball
Senior became the 67th played in state history to hit three home runs in a game when she went 4-for-4 with eight RBI, four runs, three HRs and a double in a 12-1 win over Grandview Heights.
Week 38 Ohio High School Athletes of the Week* Madi Ogden, Williamsburg Softball
Sophomore had 11 RBI, nine runs, eight hits, four stolen bases and three doubles in wins over Ripley-Union-Lewis-Huntington, East Clinton and North College Hill. Was also the winning pitcher (and struck out 20) against RULH and EC. Batting .563 with 78 RBI, 62 runs, 37 stolen bases, 20 doubles and 13 home runs. Is 16-0 as a pitcher with 110 Ks. * Maci Head, Crestwood (Mantua) Softball
Sophomore went 3-for-3 with three home runs, seven RBI and three runs in a 10-0 win over Ravenna.
Week 39 Ohio High School Athletes of the Week* Emma Gumont, Champion (Warren) Softball
Sophomore went 2-for-3 with two home runs, five RBI and two runs in a 20-0 win over Conneaut. Followed that by going 3-for-3 with two home runs, four RBI, three runs and a double in a 14-0 win over Columbiana Crestview. Also went 2-for-3 with two doubles, two runs and an RBI in a 10-0 win over Newton Falls. * Jasmine Stringham, Clay (Oregon) Girls Lacrosse
Junior scored seven goals in an 11-2 win over Findlay. Added four goals and an assist in a 12-6 loss to Bedford (MI). Has 46 goals this season.
Week 40 Ohio High School Athletes of the Week* Jason Holly, Upper Sandusky Baseball
Senior pitcher improved to 7-0 with 13 strikeouts in a 11-2 D-III regional semifinal win over Oak Harbor. Has a 0.86 ERA and 91 Ks in 48 innings.
* Allison Smith, Champion (Warren) Softball
Junior did it all in a 3-0 D-III regional final win over Northwestern. Went 3-for-3 at the plate with two home runs, two RBI, two runs and a double. Winning pitcher also tossed her 12th complete game shutout, allowed two hits and struck out 16. She is 15-0 with a .15 ERA and is batting .512 with 49 runs, 41 RBI and 18 HRs.
Week 41 Ohio High School Athletes of the Week* Carlie Haines, Antwerp Softball
pitcher allowed three hits and struck out 15 in a complete-game 5-0
shutout win over Mechanicsburg in the D-IV state final. She was 2-for-3
with an RBI at the plate. Allowed four hits and struck out 13 in a
complete-game 1-0 shutout win over Peebles in the state semifinals. * Cassidy Shaffer, Champion (Warren) Softball
broke open a scoreless D-III state final by hitting back-to-back home
runs in the 6th and 7th innings. She accounted for all five runs as the
Flashes won their third straight state championship. Ends the seasons
with team-highs in batting average (.541), hits (53), RBI (58) and
doubles (18). Ranks second in runs (42) and third in home runs (10). * Justina Sirohman, Louisville Softball
a 3-2 count with two outs and her team trailing 9-6 in the seventh
inning of the D-I state final, the senior hit a three-run double to tie
the game, which Louisville eventually won 14-10 in 10-innings. Ended the
state final three hits and five RBI.