In a vote that ended Sept. 10, Cincinnati.com readers selected the Cincinnati Enquirer Athletes of the Week, presented by Mercy Health, from high school sports action through Sept. 5.
Winners will receive a certificate sent through the school’s athletic department. The first round will come out near the end of September, early October.
Once they reach the schools, please remember to send a picture of winning athletes with their certificates for the photo gallery to [email protected].
Ohio football team: Reading – Reading improved to 3-0, topping Summit Country Day 35-7. Reading has outscored its three opponents 122-13.
Northern Kentucky football team: Walton-Verona – The Bearcats hosted Grant County, outscoring them 21-6 in the second half to win 35-20.
Boys fall team: Moeller soccer – Brock Kiper’s hat trick led Moeller to a 3-1 victory at Lakota West on Aug. 31.
Girls fall team: Reading girls soccer – Reading came back from being down 3-0 against Deer Park and scored one with a minute left in the first half, then scored 3 unanswered points winning 4-3. Olivia Simpson led the Blue Devils with four goals.
Boys cross country runner: Jameson Maynes, Moeller – He finished fourth in the Lebanon Invitational with a time of 16:46. This was Moeller’s first race of the year since the Moeller Primetime was rained out the week prior.
Girls cross country runner: Allison Kopser, Ryle – She won the Ryle Invitational out of more than 120 runners, running 19:01 to win by 45 seconds.
Field hockey: Evelyn Krebs, Ursuline Academy – The senior led her team to a 6-0 win against Talawanda with a hat-trick of goals.
Ohio football player, big school: Nick Rabin, Lakota East – He scored two touchdowns – a 39-yard reception in the second quarter and a 47-yard run in the third quarter – to help Lakota East to a 49-7 win over Middletown Sept. 3.
Ohio football player, small school: Kellen Lynch, Batavia – The senior quarterback/running back went 29-for-59 passing for 337 yards and 3 touchdowns, adding 12 yards on 6 attempts rushing.
Northern Kentucky/Indiana football player: Tyson Beach, Walton-Verona – He rushed for 103 yards and two touchdowns in a 35-20 win over Grant County.
Boys golfer: Alex Rollman, Turpin – The freshman was the medalist at the Moeller Crusader Classic with a 73 Sept. 4 and led the team in a win over Milford with a 34 Sept. 1.
Girls golfer: Isabella Beauregard, Ryle – She scored a team-low 44 in the win over South Dearborn Sept. 3, 195-225.
Ohio boys soccer player: Sam Hughes, Anderson – The junior, who is second in the Eastern Cincinnati Conference in points (11) and goals (4), got 2 goals and 2 assists in three games last week.
Northern Kentucky/Indiana boys soccer player: Ethan Sands, Conner – He scored two goals in the 4-0 win over Boone County Sept. 2.
Ohio girls soccer player: Lexi O’Shea, Seton – The freshman scored two goals in the 4-0 win over Ursuline Aug. 30.
Northern Kentucky/Indiana girls soccer player: Payton Kenny, Walton-Verona – She led the Bearcats to the 8th Region All “A” championship with three shutouts and 17 saves and was named tournament MVP.
Girls tennis player, singles: Elle Frischer, Sycamore – She beat her Middletown opponent at first singles in a 5-0 team win Sept. 3, and she also bested her Hamilton opponent in a 4-0 team win. What’s more, she topped her Mariemont opponent Aug. 30.
Girls tennis player, doubles team: Mya Reardon and Kiera Millerchip, Sycamore – The girls beat their first doubles opponents from Middletown Sept. 3 in a 5-0 team win. They’re 3-1 on the season.
Ohio volleyball player: Sophia Hudepohl, St. Ursula – The senior, who leads the Girls Greater Catholic League in assists with 177, had 20 digs, 1 block, 3 serving aces, 47 assists and 4 kills in the 3-2 win over Mount Notre Dame Sept. 2.
Northern Kentucky/Indiana volleyball player: Katie Rolf, Beechwood – She had 15 kills and 20 digs in a win over Bishop Brossart.