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.
The Week 9 competition for the JJHuddle & Bucknuts Ohio HS Softball Awards is over. And it was a good one. Over 28,000 votes were cast and this week’s winners are…
WEEK 9 SOFTBALL ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
*Faith Howard, Wheelersburg (FINAL VOTES)
P threw all 14 innings for the Pirates who won the D-III state title. Tossed a one-hitter in a 1-0 state semifinal win over Johnstown-Monroe and threw a five-hitter in an 8-3 final win over South Range. K’d nine and walked one in 14 innings.
WEEK 9 SOFTBALL TEAM OF THE WEEK
*Wheelersburg (FINAL VOTES)
The Pirates ended the season on a 17-game win streak and claimed a D-III state title with a 1-0 win over Johnstown-Monroe in the state final.
WEEK 1 SOFTBALL ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
*Lydia Anderson, Mount Notre Dame (FINAL VOTES)
Had two HRs and seven RBI in a 16-8 win over Mercy.
WEEK 1 SOFTBALL TEAM OF THE WEEK
*Houston (FINAL VOTES)
The Wildcats beat Jackson Center 15-4 to earn head coach Brent New career win No. 300 (all at Houston).
WEEK 2 SOFTBALL ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
*Shayna Mickley, Danville (FINAL VOTES)
Went 4-0 last week as a pitcher with 50 Ks as Danville went 6-0 and improved to 13-0. At the plate she batted .632 with 15 RBI, three doubles, three SB, a triple and a HR.
WEEK 2 SOFTBALL TEAM OF THE WEEK
*Ansonia (FINAL VOTES)
The Tigers beat Tri-County North 10-2 to give head coach Floyd Jenkins career win No. 200.
WEEK 3 SOFTBALL ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
*Olivia Kliesch, Vanlue (FINAL VOTES)
Winning pitcher hit a 2-run HR and K’d 11 en route to throwing a no-hitter in a 9-1 win over Liberty-Benton. Also K’d 15, allowed one hit and had two RBI in a 7-1 win over Pandora-Gilboa.
WEEK 3 SOFTBALL TEAM OF THE WEEK
*Newton (FINAL VOTES)
The D-IV Indians beat two D-I teams last week: Wayne (4-3) and Troy (16-6). Also beat Mississinawa Valley 10-4.
WEEK 4 SOFTBALL ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
*Kelsey Warman, Hamilton Ross (FINAL VOTES)
Winning pitcher had four hits, a HR, three runs and four RBI in a 13-4 win over Harrison.
WEEK 4 SOFTBALL TEAM OF THE WEEK
*Trenton Edgewood (FINAL VOTES)
The Cougars ran their win streak to 12 by going 6-0 last week with wins over Talawanda (twice), Mount Healthy (twice), West Carrollton and Harrison by the combined score of 76-10.
WEEK 5 SOFTBALL ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
*Maddie Johnson, Copley (FINAL VOTES)
Had two HRs and six RBI in an 11-8 win over Akron SVSM.
WEEK 5 SOFTBALL TEAM OF THE WEEK
*Clinton-Massie (FINAL VOTES)
The Falcons became the first team in Clinton County history to go undefeated (22-0) with an 11-0 win over Wilmington. The win, which was a no-hitter by freshman Taylor Florea, marked the Falcons third straight SCOL title.
WEEK 6 SOFTBALL ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
*Dana Weidinger, Revere (FINAL VOTES)
Threw her first career perfect game and K’d 11 in a 10-0 win over Laurel in a D-II sectional final.
WEEK 6 SOFTBALL TEAM OF THE WEEK
*Portsmouth Clay (FINAL VOTES)
The Panthers won another sectional title (program owns over 30) with a 9-1 win over Whiteoak in D-IV.
WEEK 7 SOFTBALL ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
*Addy Jarvis, Hubbard (FINAL VOTES)
Allowed two hits and K’d 12 in a complete game nine-inning 1-0 win over top seed West Branch in the D-II district semifinals.
WEEK 7 SOFTBALL TEAM OF THE WEEK
*North Canton Hoover (FINAL VOTES)
The Vikings avenged two regular season losses and beat the state’s second ranked team – Massillon Perry – 5-0 in a D-I district final. It’s Hoover eight district title in 11 years.
WEEK 8 SOFTBALL ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
*Jada Preston, Convoy Crestview (FINAL VOTES)
P threw two two-hitters in D-IV regional shutout wins over Carey (10-0) and Fairview (11-0).
WEEK 8 SOFTBALL TEAM OF THE WEEK
*Hebron Lakewood (FINAL VOTES)
The No. 1 ranked Lancers remained unbeaten and did not surrender a run in the regional tournament with wins over Thornville Sheridan (7-0) and Maysville (10-0).
*Johnstown-Monroe (FINAL VOTES)
The Johnnies won the program’s first-ever regional title and state berth with a 4-2 walk-off win over Springfield Northwestern in a D-III regional final. Sydney Stefanick’s two-run HR was the game-winner for J-M.