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 7 BOYS TRACK & FIELD ATHLETE OF THE WEEK NOMINEES
*Cameron Jackson, Eastmoor (VOTE)
Won four titles – 110 hurdles, 300 hurdles and 400 and 800 relays – at the 108th annual Columbus City League track meet.
*Jared Ballenger, Fremont Ross (VOTE)
Senior set meet records in both the shot put (60-6.75) and discus (190-05) at the Three Rivers Athletic Conference meet. His shot put mark was also a school record.
*Trevor Detillion, Unioto (VOTE)
Junior broke his own Scioto Valley Conference discus record by over 11-feet with a PR of 185-9. That’s Ohio’s third best mark this spring. He set the previous record of 174-4 as a sophomore.
*Cole Gorski, Otsego (VOTE)
Senior was named Northern Buckeye Conference Track Athlete of Year after winning four events (100, 200, pole vault and 800 relay) and setting records in three at the NBC meet. Gorski’s records came in the pole vault (15-6), 100 (10.99) and 200 (22.40).
*Ryan Adams, CVCA (VOTE)
Named the Principals’ Athletic Conference MVP after setting new conference records in three events (800, 1,600 and 1,600 relay) at the PAC meet.
*Stephen Sparks, Lancaster (VOTE)
Senior won the 800, 1,600 and anchored the winning 3.200 relay at the OCC Ohio Division meet. He also placed second (by less than a second) in the 3,200.
*Brandon Poncsak, Bryan (VOTE)
Senior won the 110 hurdles for the fourth year in a row at the Northwest Ohio Athletic League track meet with a time of 14.43 and broke his own record in doing so.
*Damon Walters, Hicksville (VOTE)
Won the long jump (21-10), 110 hurdles (15.0) and 300 hurdles (40.3) at the Green Meadows Conference track meet. Was also third in the 200 (missed first by .02 seconds).
*Robert Burns, Liberty Center (VOTE)
Senior athlete set PRs in four wheelchair events (100, 200, 400 and 800) at the Ohio Cardinal Conference meet.
*Malcom Johnson, Sylvania Southview (VOTE)
Senior completed a rare double feat when he won the 100 and 200 titles at the Northern Lakes League meet for the fourth straight year.
WEEK 7 BOYS TRACK & FIELD TEAM OF THE WEEK NOMINEES
Warriors won the (108th annual) Columbus City League track meet for the fourth year in a row and sixth time in seven years with a 162-88 win over runner-up Independence.
Knights may have finished runner-up at the Northern Buckeye Conference meet, but that didn’t stop them from breaking five meet records and having the NBC’s athlete of the year (Cole Gorski).
The Tigers won their third straight conference title by defending their Eastern Cincinnati Conference crown. Loveland also won the final Fort Ancient Valley Conference boys track title in 2012.
The Leopards capped an undefeated run (7-0) through the Northern Buckeye Conference dual season with a victory at the NBC meet too. Louisville outscored runner-up West Branch 152-107.5 for the program’s first team title.
*Colonel Crawford (VOTE)
The host Eagles won the last ever North Central Conference meet title with a 156.5-151 victory over Galion.
*Pickerington North (VOTE)
The Panthers won the OCC Ohio Division track title with a 170.5-154 win over Lancaster.
*Watkins Memorial (VOTE)
The Warriors won eight events en route to winning the team title at the Licking County League meet with a 189-112 win over runner-up Granville.
The Raiders won the Shelby County League meet to pull off a rare feat for the school. The track title gives Russia all five SCL boys sports championships for the school year (including cross country, basketball, golf and baseball). The Raiders edged Anna 150-142 for the title.
*Seneca East (VOTE)
The Tigers bookended the Midland Athletic League’s 29-year run with league titles. Seneca East won the MAL’s first title in 1986 and its last this year. In between they won 19 of the 27 other league meets too.
The Blue Streaks won their sixth straight Northwest Ohio Athletic League track title with a 140-130 win over runner-up Wauseon at the league meet.
The Eagles won their 14th straight league title, including three straight in the Northern Buckeye Conference with a 172-162 win over runner-up Otsego. Eastwood won 11 straight titles prior in the Suburban Lakes League.
*Sylvania Southview (VOTE)
The Cougars won their fourth straight Northern Lakes League title with a convincing 174-106 win over runner-up Holland Springfield.
The Panthers won their third straight league title with a 119-118 win over Toledo St. John’s at the Three River Athletic Conference meet. The Panthers eked out the win by finishing second in the meet’s final event (1,600 relay). TSJ finished third by less than half a second.