Ohio National Guard JJH Player 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.
Austintown-Fitch: The Falcons won the program’s first conference title in 20 years when it improved to 12-0 in the All American Conference slate with a win over Struthers. Fitch is 18-1 overall.
Fairview: The Warriors beat Clearview to win the PAC championship and claim the first girls basketball league title in school history. Fairview, 16-3 overall, has won 15 straight games. Before the game Fairview’s Katie Smith was presented her banner for being named the ONG JJH Ohio Player of the Week earlier this season. Smith has since become the school’s all-time leading scorer (1,144 points).
Tri-Village: The Patriots recorded an interesting feat with their fourth 1,000-point scorer in three years this week when senior Krystal Falknor reached the plateau. The others are graduates Shay Thomas, Kayla Linkous and Teha Richards.
Clinton-Massie: The Falcons became the first girls basketball team in Clinton County history to finish its regular season undefeated with victories over Greeneview (59-56) and Meadowdale (71-21). The win over the Rams snapped their 16-game win streak. The 1953-54 Wilmington High School boys basketball team is the only other varsity basketball team in Clinton County history to finish unbeaten in the regular season.
Africentic: The Nubians repeated as Columbus City League champions with a 49-38 win over Northland. It’s Africentric’s seventh title overall.
Timken: The Trojans won the first girls league title in school history in any sport with a 59-34 win over Indian Valley. The PAC-7 champs finished their league slate 13-1.
Fayetteville-Perry: Off to the best start in school history, the Rockets improved to 19-0 with a 65-51 win over Bethel-Tate.
Alter: The Knights completed just the second undefeated regular season in school history with a 68-39 win over Thurgood Marshall to finish 22-0. The other undefeated team? Alter’s 1979-80 squad, which featured a senior point guard named Chris Hart. Hart is now the Knights’ head coach.
Solon: The Comets went on the road and beat previously unbeaten and AP No. 1 ranked Wadsworth 55-47. Solon scored on eight of its first nine possessions and closed the first quarter on a 20-6 run.