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 3 GIRLS TRACK & FIELD ATHLETE OF THE WEEK NOMINEES
*Annia Heffernan, Cincinnati St. Ursula (Vote)
Junior recorded the state’s top 1,600-meter time to date with a 5:00.33 en route to winning the event at Colerain’s Vince Mercure Inviational. Heffernan finished over 22 seconds ahead of the second place runner. She now owns Ohio’s top 1.600 and 3,200 times to date.
*Edith Svonavec, Garrettsville Garfield (Vote)
Junior has had a monstrous spring. A week after sweeping the shout put and discus at the Champion and NEO Division III Lew Spence invitationals, Svonavec swept the events again at the Aurora Greenmen and Frank Rossi Valkyrie (Ravenna) invites. Her best throws this spring are 47-6 in the shot (Lew Spence) and 139-5 in the discus (Champion). The 47-6 is Ohio’s top shot mark to date.
*Molly Leppelmeir, McComb (Vote)
Freshman continues to tear it up. A week after sweeping the shot put and discus at Tinora’s Bob Eisenhart Invitational, Leppelmier swept the events at the Columbus Grove Bulldog Invitational with marks of 43-1.75 and 135-2, respectively.
*Stephanie Ferrante, Chardon (Vote)
Senior continues to impress. Produced an incredible performance at Mansfield’s Mehock Relays where she won the 100 (12.59), 200 (24.63), 400 (57.10) and was a part of the winning 400 relay.
*Marinice Bauman, Olentangy (Vote)
Senior ran the state’s fastest times to-date in the 100 and 300 hurdles en route to en route to winning both at the Dublin Coffman Invite. Bauman ran 14.41 and 44.86, respectively.
*Jocselyn Powell, Canal Winchester (Vote)
Senior ran the state’s second fastest time to-date in the 100 hurdles (14.46) en route to winning the event at Heath’s Hank Smith Invite. Also ran a Top 10 time in the 300 hurdles (45.86) en route to winning that event too.
*Daija Young, Trinity (Vote)
A week after setting a PR in the shout put (40-10), sophomore set a PR in the discus (136-7) en route to winning the St. Thomas Aquinas Bix Ox Invitational. Also won the shot put (38-6).
WEEK 3 GIRLS TRACK & FIELD TEAM OF THE WEEK NOMINEES
*New Richmond (Vote)
The Lions won their own 15-team New Richmond Invitational by beating second place McNicholas 137-115.
The Buccs won seven events and the team title at the 15-team Fred Durkle Invitational at Twin Valley South. Covington had 126 points to runner-up Ansoina’s 69.50.
The Blue Aces won the 18-team John Glenn STS-95 Invitational by beating runner-up John Glenn 141.33-112.33. Followed that by winning the 15-team Hank Smith Invitational at Heath with a 137-108 win over Canal Winchester.
Eagles only won one event, but their depth was enough to win the 13-team Midview-Lorain County Invitational team title. Avon beat Steele 123-103.
The Comets were the lone school at Mansfield’s Mehock Relays (boys or girls) to top 100 points. Solon won the team title by beating second place Gahanna-Lincoln by 30 points (107-77).
Falcons won the team title at eight-team 101st Mahoning County Meet. A-F scored 182 points to edge Boardman (171).
*St. Thomas Aquinas (Vote)
Host Knights won the 11-team Box Ox Invitational by outscoring runner-up Archbishop Hoban 89-73.
*Medina Highland (Vote)
Hornets won Ravenna’s 12-team Frank Rossi Valkyrie Invitational by outscoring second place Tallmadge 103.5-91.
*Milan Edison (Vote)
Chargers won their own 11-team Edison Invitational by outscoring runner-up St. Mary CC 114-99.