Bucknuts & JJHuddle Ohio HS Weekly Spring Awards
This spring we are pleased to announce that JJHuddle and Bucknuts have partnered together to award weekly player and team of the week honors in baseball, softball, girls track, boys track, boys tennis, boys lacrosse and girls lacrosse.
Each week during the spring sports seasons, we will hold a fan-generated contest on JJHuddle to tab a weekly Team and Player of the Week in each sport. Each weekly winner will receive an award from JJHuddle and Bucknuts.
How it works?
A thread soliciting nominations will be posted/stuck in each sports JJHuddle Forum 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, after which the winners will be announced.
WEEK 2 GIRLS TRACK & FIELD ATHLETE OF THE WEEK NOMINEES
*Molly Leppelmeir, McComb (Vote)
Freshman swept the shot put and discus at a tri-meet with Findlay and Liberty-Benton with impressive tosses of 38-9 and 125-11. Followed that up by sweeping both events again at Tinora’s Bob Eisenhart Invitational with tosses of 38-1.25 and 128-0, respectively.
*Chelsea Carpenter, Walnut Hills (Vote)
Threw the shot put 40-10.75 and the discus 138-1 during the prelims of the 14th annual Coaches Classic in Southwest Ohio. Went on to win both evnets with throws of 40-9.5 and 133-11 in the finals.
*Annie Heffernan, Cincinnati St. Ursula (Vote)
Junior recorded the state’s top mark to date in the 3,200 (10:40.04) during the finals of the 14th annual Coaches Classic in Southwest Ohio. Also won the 1,600.
*Lauren Boyd, Sidney (Vote)
Set a school and track record at Piqua High School in the pole vault with a mark of 11-4.
*Kaylee Antill, Tri-Valley (Vote)
Junior won both the shot put (44-3.5) and discus (141-10) at the St. Clairsville Dave Porterfield Invitational. Antill’s winning discus mark was a meet and stadium record and is the longest throw in Ohio this spring.
*Dominique Clairmonte, Lexington (Vote)
Sophomore set the meet and school record in the 1,600 when she ran 5:03.65 to win the Lexington Invitational. That time is the fastest in Ohio in the event this spring. She also ran a leg on the winning 3,200 relay.
*Shay LaFollette, Bradford (Vote)
Senior and Northern Kentucky recruit became the first BHS athlete ever to eclipse 1,000-career points in track when she scored 25 at the Anna Invitational. A three time state qualifier and two time Academic All-Ohio selection, LaFollette currently holds school records in the 100 meter dash, 100 meter hurdles, high jump, long jump, shot put, 1,600 meter relay, single season points and career points.
*Stephanie Ferrante, Chardon (Vote)
Senior won three events at the Chardon Achilles Hilltopper invitational and ran the state’s fastest times in two of the events. Farrante’s 24.42 in the 200 and 56.77 in the 400 in Ohio’s fastest this spring. She also won the 100 (12.13w).
WEEK 2 GIRLS TRACK & FIELD TEAM OF THE WEEK NOMINEES
*Martins Ferry (Vote)
The Purple Raiders ran away from the 13-team field at the fifth annual Riesbeck’s Martins Ferry Relays by scoring 99 points. That was 44 more than runner-up Steubenville.
*Western Brown (Vote)
The Broncos won the 44th annual Blanchester Invitational with a 38-point victory over second place Xenia Christian.
The Amazons bested the 13-team field at their own Madeira Invitational. The Amazons scored 89 points to Cincinnati Country Day’s 77.
The Comets nearly doubled up second place Walnut Hills en route to winning the 25-team Coaches Classic at Winton Woods. Mason had 124 points, while WH had 65.5.
*Thornville Sheridan (Vote)
The Generals won the 14-team Dave Porterfield Invitational hosted by St. Clairsville bu beating second place Tri-Valley 116-85.5.
The Wildcats won the 14-team Anna Invitational by outscoring runner-up Russia a by 100 points (198-98).
The Comets won the 13-team Medina relays with a 93.5-88 victory over runner-up Berea-Midpark.