Athletes Of The Week

Week:

Leah Maschino

Kings - Sophomore
Track

Leah, a sophomore distance specialist, had strong District performances in all of her events this past week. On Wednesday evening, she ran the fastest split on the Regional qualifying 4x800 meter relay team. On Friday, she placed fourth in the mile to qualify to Regionals in the event and placed fifth in the 3200 meters, missing third place by less than a 1/2 second in a dramatic finish to the distance event.


Trent Meyer

Kings - Junior
Track

Trent, a junior hurdler, showed how strong he has become over the 2016 season. On Wednesday, Trent qualified to the District Finals in both the 110 and 300 meter hurdles. In the 110's, he finished seventh with a 16.58 in the wet conditions. He qualified to Regionals in the 300 meter hurdles by placing third with a time of 41.60. The team looks for Trent to finish the Regional race with a personal-best time.


Loveland Regional Qualifiers

Loveland -
Track

Gabby Dierling, a senior; Ally Kluender, a junior; Kendall Ewert, a freshman; and Riley Massey, a sophomore; all advanced to Regionals this week in Dayton!


Manny Fernandez

Milford - Sophomore
Track

Manny has been improving all year. His times have been dropping and his distances growing. He has worked very hard, and will need to continue that hard work for another week as he PR'd at the District Meet in the 110 meter hurdles qualifying him to this week's Regional Meet in Dayton! Great job Manny!


Grant Wendel

Turpin - Sophomore
Tennis

Grant was Athlete of the Week earlier in the year but deserves it again after he becomes the second Turpin boys' singles player in school history to qualify for the State tournament. He finished second in Districts and will face his first State opponent at the Western and Southern facility this coming Friday.


Joe Ingram and Nick Stone

Anderson -
Track

Joe, a sophomore, and Nick, a senior, placed 1-2 in the 1600 meters at the District Meet. Nick also placed third in the 880 meters. They will compete at the Regional Meet on Friday .


Nate Liles

Milford - Senior
Baseball

Nate went 2-for-3 with an RBI to help the Eagles defeat Lakota East 3-1 to win the Sectional championship and improve to 26-2 for the season.


Ryan Batsch

Loveland - Sophomore
Volleyball

Ryan is being recognized for his 50 percent kill factor in a set against Fairfield. Ryan was Loveland's key go-to hitter in the Tigers' tournament match against Fairfield.


Sam Walther

Loveland - Senior
Lacrosse

Sam, a team captain, had a big week for the Tigers in the first two rounds of the D1 SW Regional Playoffs. His well-rounded play helped the Tigers to advance to the SW Regional Final Four game for the third year in a row. His vision and help in the clearing game propelled the Tigers over rival Sycamore in round two of the playoffs. He also received the game ball for his performance against Miamisburg in round one.


Trenton Sneed

Milford - Senior
Lacrosse

Trenton had two goals and nine assists in two playoff games (LaSalle and Moeller).


Lady Tigers Track Team

Withrow -
Track

The Withrow Lady Tigers were runner-up at the Mason Districts. J'Alyiea Smith, a sophomore, won the 100 meter hurdles with a 14.73, and Markeita Beckum, a junior, qualified to the Regionals with a 15.57. Doneasha Brewer, a junior, won the 100 meter dash with a 12.29. The 800 meter relay team of Destiny Pennington, a junior; Amel Osman, a senior; Niyah Carpenter, a junior; and Mercedes Smith, a senior; won first place and ran a 1:42.47. J. Smith finished second in the 300 meter hurdles with a 44.98, and Zariah Hodgkin qualified for Regionals with a PR of 46.81. Brewer placed first in the 200 meter dash with a 25.58, and Pennington finished second with a 25.88. The team of M. Smith, Carpenter, J. Smith, and Pennington ran a time of 3:58.93 in the 4x400. J. Smith won high jump, clearing 5-05. Carpenter won the long jump with a mark of 18-0 1/2, and Brewer placed second with a mark of 16-10. The Lady Tigers tallied 119 points in the meet.


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