Ohio National Guard JJH Team of the Week
JJHuddle is proud to announce that the Ohio National Guard will again sponsor the ONG JJHuddle Player and Team of the Week awards in Football and Basketball during the 2013-2014 school year.
Each week during the football, boys basketball and girls basketball regular seasons, we will hold a fan-generated contest on JJHuddle to tab a weekly Ohio National Guard Ohio Team and Player of the Week. Each weekly winner will receive an award (a banner) from the National Guard.
How it works?
A thread soliciting nominations will be posted/stuck in the JJHuddle Basketball Forums each week. Fans will then nominate top performances. We will announce the weekly finalists (up to 10) on JJHuddle every Monday and voting will be conducted in a special JJHuddle forum. Voting will cease at noon on Friday (1/3), after which the winners will be announced.
Norwalk: The Truckers established the 10th longest regular season win streak in Ohio History when they beat Tiffin Columbian 74-43 for their 50th victory in a row. The streak started with a 55-45 win over Fostoria in the 2010-2011 regular season finale.
St. Marys: The Roughriders claimed victory No. 500 for head coach boys Dan Hegemier with a 49-46 win over New Knoxville. Ironic? Kind of. Hegemier, a New Knoxville grad, won a state title with the Rangers. He also won two state titles as coach at Fort Loramie.
St. Clairsville: After 38 years at the school, including 27 as head coach, Kim Clifford reached career victory No. 400 when his Red Devils beat Indian Creek 49-33.
Logan Elm: The Braves won their first outright Pickaway County basketball crown since 2010 with an 81-42 win over Westfall. LE beat Teays Valley and Circleville earlier. The Braves put four players in double-figures against the Mustangs and also forced 29 turnovers. It was LE’s 10th win.
Portsmouth: The Trojans won the KSA Tournament in Orlando over the break with wins against Cinnaminson (NJ), Owen County (Ky.) and Liberty Christian Prep (Fla). Sophomore guard Ky’re Allison was named tourney MVP after averaging 22 points.
Watterson: The Eagles have had a good holiday. Watterson put four players in double-figures in handing defending D-IV state champion Cleveland Villa Angela-St. Joseph its first loss of the season (68-65) and also beat 2013 D-II state semifinalist Vincent Warren 61-39. The capper was a 57-55 OT win over rival St. Charles in which Andy Grieser made a layup with one second left for the victory. The Eagles forced OT on a Matt Lehman 3-pointer as time expired. The icing? A 46-43 win over Brookhaven.
Russia: The Raiders claimed career win No. 400 for longtime head coach Paul Bermigan en route to winning the Piqua Holiday Tournament. Russia beat Piqua 53-49 in the semifinals for Bermigan’s historic win and then beat Lehman Catholic 70-55 in the final.
Millbury Lake: The Flyers rallied from a fourth quarter deficit en route to a 67-64 win over Bryan in the Lake Holiday Classic championship game. Connor Bowen led Lake with 35 points. He scored 14 in the fourth. In a 98-42 semifinal win over Seneca East, Jared Rettig scored 30. Lake also beat Old Fort 68-65.
Toledo Bowsher: The Rebels had two players score over 30 points and reached 124 as a team in a 124-71 win over Fairport Harding. Dajuan King scored 32 points and Nate Allen had 30.
North Royalton: Omari Spellman had 31 points and 13 rebounds as North Royalton erased a 17-point halftime deficit en route to capturing its second straight North Royalton Holiday Tournament title with a 68-65 win over Bedford. The Bears also beat Brecksville-Broadview Heights, 62-50, in their annual Route 82 Rivalry to win the Honey Jar for the fifth straight year.