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 6 GIRLS TRACK & FIELD ATHLETE OF THE WEEK NOMINEES
*Carmen D’Ippolito, Grove City (VOTE)
Junior and team captain finished the regular season undefeated in the 100 meters and set a school record in the event with a time of 12.03. Was also part of the school record 400 relay as a freshman. Closing in on school’s 200 meter record as well (26.09).
*Maddie Ziccardi, Cuyahoga Falls (VOTE)
Senior broke the school’s shot put record with a heave of 41-6. The old record of 41-2 was set in 1984 (by Teresa Ralston).
*Athena Welsh, St. Thomas Aquinas (VOTE)
Won four titles and helped the Knights win the team title at the North Coast League White Division meet. Welsh set a school and meet record in the 3,200 (11:07.71) and also set a meet record in the 1,600 (5:10.63). She also ran on the winning 1,600 and 3,200 relays.
*Julia Wynn, Columbus Grove (VOTE)
Won four events – 100 (13.10), 200 (26.60), 400 (1:01.50) and 400 relay (50.80) – to help the Bulldogs win the team title at the Putnam County League meet.
*Cirrus Robinson, Ashland (VOTE)
Sophomore set a PR, tied a meet record and recoded the state’s second-best jump to date en route to winning the high jump at the Galion Invitational with a leap of 5-6.
*Meg Westerheide, Fort Loramie (VOTE)
Won the 800 (2:21.06) and 1,600 (5:27.46) and anchored the winning 800 and 1,600 relays en route to leading the Redskins to the team title at the 14-team Covington Invitational.
*Maddie Ellerbrock, Bethel (VOTE)
Set two schools records en route to leading the Bees to the team title at Yellow Springs’ Bulldog Invitational. Ellerbrock sets records in the 400 (59.86) and triple jump (33-7). She won both events.
*Jackie Siefring, Covington (VOTE)
Won the 100 hurdles (14.83 seconds), 100 (12.6 seconds), 200 (25.59 seconds) and 400 (47.34 seconds) at the Covington Invitational.
*Hannah Watts, Gallia Academy (VOTE)
Set PR in the 800 and recorded the state’s fastest time to date in the event (2:14.50) en route to winning the Circleville Invitational.
*Loretta Blaut, Seton (VOTE)
Senior and defending D-I state champion recorded the state’s top jump to date when she cleared 5-7 to win the Best of the West meet at oak Hills.
WEEK 6 GIRLS TRACK & FIELD TEAM OF THE WEEK NOMINEES
*Fairfield Union (VOTE)
Host Falcons won nine of 17 events en route to wining the 8-team All-Fairfield County Bob Hamm Classic. FU scored 177 points to runner-up Liberty Union’s 109.5. Senior Carly Rose was a big contributor, wining the 800 in a meet record time of 2:24.81. She also won the 1,600, was on the winning 1,600 relay and finished second in the high jump.
*Gahanna Lincoln (VOTE)
The Lions won the 15-team Eastmoor Relays with an 81-75 decision over runner-up New Albany. Finished runner-up at the 22-team Rod Russel Mason Invitational.
*Bellaire St. John Central (VOTE)
The Irish won their 13th straight and 16th overall OVAC 2A team title.
The Tigers won the 15-team Ada Invitational with a dominating 123-62.5 victory over runner-up Spencerville.
The Eagles dominated the Ashtabula County Meet. Geneva scored 223 points, while Jefferson Area was second with 78.50. The Eagles won 14 events.
*Rocky River (VOTE)
Pirates won their own 39th annual Bell Invitational with a 160.50-107 victory over Bay. That point total helped Rockey River win the combined title (boys and girls) with a 265.50-260 win over Kenston.
Comets won their own 22-team Rod Russel Invitational with an 89-76.50 win over runner-up Gahanna Lincoln.
*Columbus School for Girls (VOTE)
The Unicorns won the 11-team Africentric Classic with a 141-133 win over runner-up Licking Heights.
*Olentangy Liberty (VOTE)
The Patriots won the Delaware County Elite 8 Championship meet with a 162.50-129 win over runner-up Olentangy Orange.