In a vote that ended Sept. 3, Cincinnati.com readers selected the Cincinnati Enquirer Athletes of the Week, presented by Mercy Health, from high school sports action through Aug. 29.
Winners will receive a certificate sent through the school's athletic department. The first round will come out near the end of September.
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Ohio football team: Clermont Northeastern – CNE shutout Miami Valley Christian 14-0, bookending the game with touchdowns in the first and fourth quarters to improve to 2-0.
Northern Kentucky football team: Covington Catholic – Against Class 3A dominators Belfry, CovCath picked up its first win of the season, 42-13.
Boys fall team: West Clermont soccer – The Wolves started the year off 2-0, beating Withrow 8-0 on Aug. 24 and Hamilton 3-1 on Aug. 26.
Girls fall team: Oak Hills golf – Oak Hills picked up two conference wins, beating Fairfield 159-182 on Aug. 24 and Sycamore 158-160 the next day.
Ohio boys cross country runner: Addisen Kohls, Harrison – He won the Talawanda Sunset XC Invite Aug. 29 in a time of 17:26.0, helping Harrison to a third-place team finish.
Northern Kentucky boys cross country runner: Dixon Ryan, St. Henry – He finished 21st out of 261 runners to help the Crusaders to sixth place out of 31 teams in the Louisville St. Xavier meet.
Ohio girls cross country runner: Morgan Blair, Fenwick – The freshman won first place in the Cincinnati Country Day XC Invitational with a time of 22:01.98 Aug. 28.
Northern Kentucky girls cross country runner: Mackenzie McMain, St. Henry – She finished 20th out of 187 runners in the Louisville St. Xavier meet.
Ohio football player, big school: Jordan Marshall, Moeller - In Moeller's 42-28 win over Chaminade Julienne, Marshall showed his dual-threat potential with three catches for 59 yards and two touchdowns to go with 57 yards and a score on the ground.
Ohio football player, small school: Andrew McIntosh, Clermont Northeastern - The sophomore had 12 tackles and 2.5 sacks in CNE's 14-0 win over MVCA.
Northern Kentucky/Indiana football player: Brayden Collins, Covington Catholic – He scored two rushing touchdowns, running 72 yards in 7 carries to help the Colonels to a 42-13 win over Belfry.
Boys golfer: Logan Grubenhoff, Simon Kenton – The senior shot a 38 against Scott Aug. 26 to win his fourth medal of the season.
Girls golfer: Abigail Sheldon, Mount Notre Dame - She was a co-medalist with a 37 on the back nine at Waldon Ponds in a 169-173 Cougars loss to Mercy McAuley Aug. 24.
Ohio boys soccer player: Eric Slavey, Reading – The junior scored four goals in the 6-0 win over Purcell Marian Aug. 23, making him the Cincinnati Hills League leader in points (11) and goals (5).
Northern Kentucky/Indiana boys soccer player: Robert Wells, Conner – He scored a goal in two games last week in the loss to Highlands and the win over Calvary Christian Aug. 24.
Ohio girls soccer player: Mackenzie Mueller, Ursuline – The senior led the Lions to two victories last week against Princeton and Lakota West. She scored a goal in each game.
Northern Kentucky/Indiana girls soccer player: Peyton Jones, Cooper – She scored three of Cooper’s four goals in a 4-3 win over Grace Christin from Franklin (Tenn.) as Cooper went 2-1 in a tournament in Gatlinburg. She also scored the lone goal in a 1-0 win over Newport Central Catholic.
Girls tennis player, singles: Emma Hinkle, Princeton – At first singles, she is 5-0 to lead the Greater Miami Conference including wins over Mercy McAuley Aug. 25 and Northwest Aug. 23.
Girls tennis player, doubles team: Alyssa Hardman and Karissa Kuntz, Princeton – The girls are 5-0 on the season after wins last week over Northwest Aug. 23 and Mercy McAuley Aug. 25.
Ohio volleyball player: Hannah Graves, West Clermont – The senior, who leads the Eastern Cincinnati Conference in kills, had 25 kills, four aces, 2 blocks, 13 digs, and passed a 1.78 in a 3-2 loss to Oak Hills this Saturday.
Northern Kentucky/Indiana volleyball player: Chloe Fortner, Cooper – The junior libero surpassed the 1,000-dig mark in the win against Holy Cross with 30 digs and 5 service aces. Currently, she has 106 digs for the season and sitting at 1,066 career digs. Chloe also helped the Jaguars volleyball team to a third-place finish in the Bluegrass Invitational tournament over the weekend, with close to 50 digs for the tournament.
Boys water polo: Chris Gall, Sycamore - The Aviators went 2-1 over the weekend thanks to the leadership from their captain Gall as he shut down shooters across three games. He got 34 blocks, including many one-on-one stops inside some two-meter shots as well as a five-meter penalty shot. He also scored a full-court goal, adding four assists and eight steals.