Bucknuts & JJHuddle Ohio HS Weekly 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, boys tennis, boys & girls track and boys & girls lacrosse.
Each week (regular and postseason) 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 a personalized 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 Tuesday and voting will be conducted in a special JJHuddle forum. Voting will cease at noon on the following Monday, after which the winners will be announced.
Vote Now on this week’s nominees…
*Zion Clark, Massillon Washington (VOTE)
Senior won state titles in the seated division at the state track & field meet in the 100 and 400. Was third in the shot put and 800.
*Joe Bistritz, Chagrin Falls (VOTE)
Senior set D-II state and state meet records and an Owens Stadium record en route to winning the 1,600 in 4:05.62. That time ranks No. 6 nationally this season and No. 8 all-time in Ohio.
*Frank Hayes, Sylvania Southview (VOTE)
Iowa State recruit ran the second fastest time in the 800 in Ohio history (1:49.16) en route to defending his D-I state title. Time was an Owens Stadium record.
*Andrew Jordan, Watkins Memorial (VOTE)
Set a D-I state meet and Owens Stadium record in the 3,200 with a time of 8:54.36.
*Sam Meece, Napoleon (VOTE)
A year after finishing runner-up, junior won the D-II discus title with a toss of 191-4. Was fifth in the shot put.
*Tyler Johnson, Stivers (VOTE)
Senior set a D-II state meet and Owens Stadium record in the 400 (46.61) and also won the 200. Was runner-up in the 100.
*Malik Beverly, Cincinnati Northwest (VOTE)
Kent State recruit set a school record in the 200 en route to winning that event and the 110 hurdles at the D-I state meet. Was runner-up in the LJ.
WEEK 9 BOYS T&F TEAM OF THE WEEK NOMINEES
*St. Clairsville (VOTE)
The Red Devils won the program’s first state title and became the first boys program from Belmont County in 40 years to win a state title in track and field with a 33-31 victory over Lexington in D-II.
*Cleveland St. Ignatius (VOTE)
The Wildcats won the D-I state title 52-31 over runner-up Reynoldsburg.
*St. Thomas Aquinas (VOTE)
The Knights won the program’s first state title (D-III) by a point (36-35) over Columbus Academy. In 2010, STA lost the D-III state title 41-40 to Colonel Crawford. Coupled with the girls title, STA became just one of four school’s in state history to sweep both team titles in the same season.
*Columbus Academy (VOTE)
The Vikings finished runner-up to St. Thomas Aquinas in D-III by a single point (36-35).
WEEK 9 GIRLS T&F ATHLETE OF THE WEEK NOMINEES
*Taylor Middletown, Miami Valley (VOTE)
Pitt recruit defended her D-III state titles in the LJ (state meet record 18-11.25), 100 and 200.
*Abby Steiner, Dublin Coffman (VOTE)
Sophomore won three state titles at the D-I state track & field meet. Defended her title in the 200, won the 100 and ran anchor on the winning 800 relay.
*Kaylee Hurley, Greenfield McClain (VOTE)
Junior won state titles in the seated division at the state track & field meet in the shot put, 800 and 400. She was second in the 100.
*Cassie Martin, Strongsville (VOTE)
Duke recruit won her third straight D-I HJ title with a leap of 5-7.
*Michaela Butler, Liberty-Benton (VOTE)
Won her fourth straight D-II state title in the 200 and also won the 100.
*Kylie Cutlip, Buckeye Trail (VOTE)
Sophomore set a state meet record in the 300 hurdles (42.08). Set the state record in the event (42.04) two weeks earlier. Also won the 100 hurdles and was runner-up in the LJ.
*Abby Nichols, Alter (VOTE)
Senior won state titles in the D-II 1,600 and 3,200.
WEEK 9 GIRLS T&F TEAM OF THE WEEK NOMINEES
The Tigers won their second straight D-I state title with a 64-53 win over runner-up Gahanna Lincoln. Doubled up third place Coffman (32 points).
*St. Thomas Aquinas (VOTE)
The Knights defended their D-III state title and coupled with the boys title, became just one of four school’s in state history to sweep both team titles in the same season. STA’s 3,200 relay set a new D-III state and state meet record (9:00.84).
*Findlay Liberty-Benton (VOTE)
The Eagles won their second straight D-II state title in convincing fashion by doubling up runner-sup Alter and Steubenville (52-25).