2018-2019 Athlete of the Week

 

 

Evan threw six strong innings against Little Miami in the first round of the state tournament Tuesday.  Verquer only allowed two runs in the 5-2 victory, while striking out six Panthers.  With Evan’s efforts, the Indians were able to advance to the second round.”  

Coach Tommy Begley

 

Janiyah continued her outstanding performance in championship races dominating the 300 hurdles in the District Championship for the second year in a row. She beat her District Championship time from 2018 by a full second! Janiyah also qualified 3rd in the 100 meter hurdles. She will run both events in the Regional Championships this week at Wayne.”

Coach David Pierce

 

Jordan had 2 walk-off hits in the past week in our wins over Lakota West and in our District Semifinal game. In the Lakota West game, she knocked in the winner in the bottom of the 7th. In our District Semifinal game, she hit a 3-run homer to advance the team to the District Championship game this Friday. Her defensive play in left field has also been stellar throughout the season.”

Coach Brenda Stieger

 

Marc is a senior on the varsity 1st doubles team.  He led the team to a 3rd place finish this weekend by defeating both Lakota’s which were the three and four seed.  Marc’s focus and desire to get better has been impressive all season.”

Coach Chad Reed

 

Marissa is one of Fairfield’s top scorers and leads in assists on the girls lacrosse team. She is currently ranked 1st in the state for draw wins and 17th in the nation. She has recently made the US Lacrosse National Team and will be representing not only Fairfield High School but also the entire mid-west region. She will be competing against the nation’s top lacrosse players this memorial weekend. GOOD LUCK…”

Coach John Meyer

 

DaShaun was a triple medalist at the Hamilton Blue Heaven Invitational. He placed first in the High Jump, was part of the first place 4×100 meter relay team and took second in the Long Jump.  Congratulations, DaShaun!”

Coach David Pi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Natalie is a 3-year starter and has caught 5 different pitchers over her years behind the plate.  Natalie hit her first career home run in the Hamilton game.  She is 2nd on the team in batting average with a .429, 3rd on the team in total hits with 21.  She is solid behind the plate and one of the best receivers in the league.” 

Coach Brenda Stieger

Aidan threw a complete game against highly touted Mason on Monday night at the University of Cincinnati.  Post struck out 8 hitters in a lineup loaded with division one commits and signees.”  Coach Tommy Begley

Hannah achieved what only 2 other pitchers in our program history have achieved by pitching a Perfect Game on April 8, 2019 versus Princeton.  A perfect game is defined as where no player reached base the entire game.  Hannah also pitched in our win against Mason.  She has a .444 batting average, has 16 hits (2nd on the team) and is tied for 3rd on the team for RBI’s.” 

Coach Brenda Stieger

Jake plays varsity tennis and has started the season 5-1.  He plays 1st singles and is very motivated, driven, and focused on the tennis court.  He is an excellent example of a student-athlete.”

Coach Chad Reed

 

 

 

 

Jasmine broke the school record in the High Jump at the Sycamore Meet of Champions with a jump of 5’6″!!!! She was previously tied for the school record which dated back to 2003 for Louise Stepp.” 

Coach David Pierce

 

Alex leads all GMC setters in assists (112) and has helped lead his team to a 4-0 start (1-0 GMC). His serving accuracy has also been crucial, making 96% of his serves with 12 aces to date. His leadership is felt on and off the court.”

Coach Jay Bauer

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lindsey is a 4-year starter and has 5 home runs on the season which leads the GMC.  Lindsey leads the team in total hits (14) and doubles (3).  She has all our wins on the mound (5).  She was chosen as the MSA Sport MVP in our Reds Showcase win over Milford where she will be recognized on the field at Great American Ball Park before the Cincinnati Reds game on May 5th.”

Coach Brenda Stieger

Senior Cameron Tenhundfeld had a great week.  Cam was 5 for 12 at the plate while scoring 3 runs and knocking in 3 RBI’s.  He also swiped 2 bases.”

Coach Tommy Begley

Alexis played great in our last two games!!  She had 12 points, 15 rebounds, and 3 steals for two games.  Alexis played great defense as well.  She is an asset to the team.”

Coach David Loper

Allen has been a steady force in games and in our locker room all year long.  Allen’s effort in our win over Princeton on Senior Night was a typical Allen game…8 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, and 2 steals…but his intensity and effort were vital to our come-from-behind win.  Allen never quits.”

Coach Jeff Sims

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elijah is enjoying a great season.  He has placed in every tournament this season.  This past weekend Elijah beat his opponent from Centerville in exciting fashion.  He won in overtime, defeating a tough opponent from Centerville.  On Saturday he beat another tough opponent from Sycamore.   I am proud of his efforts.”

Coach Jason Laflin

  

Kelis help save us from an upset at Hamilton.  Played one of the most complete games we have had this year.  Great defense in addition to the following stats: 4 rebounds – 2 assists – 2 steals – 17 points.  Just an awesome game that we needed from her.”

Coach David Loper

      

 

Mikenlee bowled games of 190 & 183 for a 373 series and increased her average to 164.4 which is currently 14th in the GMC. Mikenlee helped her team to a 3rd place finish in the Cardinal Classic by throwing strikes in the baker matches when they were needed.”

Coach Nick Glomb

 

Thomas rolled a series of 467 (246 & 221) in the match against Kettering Fairmont. Thomas was a main contributor in the Baker Bash which the team placed 3rd out of 18 teams in the qualifying round. Also, Thomas was a main contributor with 6 strikes, 6 spares, and 0 opens in the baker games of the Cardinal Classic which allowed the team to finish 7th in the qualifying round.”

 

Kayla is one of the hardest working players we have.  She’s a great shooter and a smart player.  Last week she had 7 rebounds, 2 assists, 4 steals and 16 points.  She is a fantastic leader of the team.”

Coach David Loper

 

Austin rolled a series of 416 (215 & 201) in the Back-To-School Bash tournament and a 508 series (220 & 288) in the match against Northwest High School. Austin has proven himself as one of the leaders on this year’s bowling team. His current overall average is 206.1, currently holds the 2nd highest single game score of 288 and 5th highest series of 508 (2-game series) of any bowler in the GMC.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tori is really coming along as a player. She is gaining confidence by the day.  Tori had 14 rebounds, 2 steals and 21 points over the break.   Tori can be a game changer.”

Coach David Loper

Steven helped our team to snap a 5-game losing streak with 24 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists.  He was a perfect 8 of 8 from the field.  His 24 points was a season high for Steven.”

Coach Jeff Sims

KELLIE KNOTTS (JR) – Swimming

 Kellie finished 8th in the 200IM and 13th in the 100 breast at the Canton Invitational this past weekend.  There were over 500of the fastest swimmers in the state at this very competitive meet.”

Coach Craig Reed

 

 MOUSTAPHA BAL (SR) – Wrestling

Moustapha is currently 12-0 on the season.  He recently won the SWOWCA championship.  After being down 6-1 heading into the last period, Moustapha stormed back to pin his opponent from Princeton!  Way to go, Moose!”

Coach Jason Laflin

ANDREW NEWKIRK (JR) – Wrestling
Andrew has struggled early in the season but bounced back huge on Friday with an exciting victory over a tough Lebanon opponent.  Andrew has been working hard and hopes to continue getting better.  Way to go, Andrew!”

Coach Jason Laflin

 LAUREN ZINK (SR) – Bowling

Lauren leads the team rolling a six-game average of 184. Lauren led the Lady Indians to a 7th place finish in the Holiday Classic, rolling which included a high game of 204. Lauren is currently 5th in the GMC in overall average with a 172.7.”Coach Nick Glomb
ZAHRYA BAILEY (SR) – Basketball
“Over two games, Z Bailey has averaged 17.5 points, 4 rebounds and 4 steals per game.  Her defense was stellar. She is an all-around complete player.

Coach David Loper

LEVI GRAY (SR) – Bowling

 On December 1, Levi rolled a 663 (177, 209, 277) series in the Kick-off Classic in Columbus to earn a 2nd place finish on the all-tournament team. This tournament is also called the Best of the Best in Ohio as schools from across Ohio are invited based on their previous year conference finish. Levi’s 3rd game 277 pushed the team from 22nd to 11th after 3 team games. He then added 4 clean frames in the 2 baker games, helping to move the team to 7th place in the qualifying round. Levi also rolled games of 192 and 202 in a match on November 28 against Elder.”

Coach Nick Glomb

 Greg was dominant for the Indian defense this past Friday at Oak Hills, tallying three quarterback sacks, three quarterback hurries and 3 solo tackles on the night. Greg’s performance played a huge role in holding the Highlander offense to only 170 total yards on the night. Greg’s outstanding athletic play and great senior leadership have been instrumental in this team’s success so far this year!”

Coach Jason Krause

Izzy is one of our team’s most fearless defenders and team leaders. Izzy is known for her extreme athleticism and passion for the game. Izzy’s keen ability to read the game enables her to anticipate and intercept many of the other team’s passes. Izzy is one of the best defenders in our league. Even though we can count on Izzy for locking down the other team on defense, she has been great offensively for us! Izzy has netted 2 goals and has 4 assists on the season.”

Coach Patrick O’Leary

DEL THOMAS (SR) – Football Senior Del Thomas put on another dominant performance from his inside linebacker position this past Friday in front of a sold out Fairfield Stadium.  Del amassed a total of 7 tackles, 3 sacks and an interception to lead the Indian defense which held the Sycamore Aviator offense to a total of 49 yards on the night.  His performance proved valuable in the 40-7 win and kept the Indians undefeated in GMC play at 5-0 (6-1 overall).”

Coach Jason Krause

ALEXIS GOINS (SR) – Soccer Alexis had 3 goals and 2 assists last week.  Her goal against East helped her break the record of goals scored in a single season.  She now stands 17 goals on the year.”

Coach Patrick O’Leary

TRINITY MILLER (SR) – Volleyball Trinity leads our team with 216 kills and leads the entire GMC in serving aces. As a captain, Trinity has helped lead this team to a 13-5 record and a #10 ranking in the city. She is always the first one in the gym and the last to leave. I couldn’t be more proud of how this young lady helps our program on and off the court.”

Coach Jay Bauer

    CHANDLER KELLUM (JR) – Golf Chandler recently earned First Team All-GMC honors at this past week’s GMC Boys Golf Championships. After a first round 78, Chandler was tied for 11th place and primed to improve upon his Second-Team performance from last year. On Day 2, he fired a stellar round of +4 (76) which solidified his spot among the GMC’s best. Chandler has been rock solid all season and will look to continue his outstanding play at the Sectional Tournament on 10/3. Congrats, Chandler!”

Coach Nick Gra

JADEN LEIST (SR) – Soccer“ Jaden had an amazing week for the Lady Indian’s Soccer team.  Jaden led the team with 4 goals and one assist this past week.  Jaden’s lone goal against Loveland helped the Indians tie the #1 ranked team in the                                                                      city.  As our center forward Jaden does a great job of finding the ball on offense and holding it until the team is ready to transition.  Her offensive runs are extremely creative and her ability to find the back of the net has been critical to our             success.”Coach Patrick O’Leary

     JEFF TYUS (SR) – Football Jeff came back in a big way on Friday night. He had been sidelined with an injury since August 31st, but he came back at QB with a lot of fire on Friday night against Lakota East. His performance helped propel us to 4-1 (3-0 in GMC), with a 41-27 win over the Thunderhawks. He was 20/27 passing for 332 yards and 2 touchdowns. He also carried the ball 12 times for 64 yards.”

Coach Jason Krause

JESSICA BOLAND (SR) – Volleyball Jess has been key to this year’s team and has led us to an 11-4 start (4-1 in the GMC). She leads all players in the league with a staggering 441 assists. Her leadership and energy are essential to our team.”

Coach Jay Bauer

  

SAWIAHA ELLIS (JR) – FootballSawiaha has done a tremendous job stepping up the past 2 weeks. He moved from wide receiver to quarterback and helped lead our offense to a 37 – 3 victory over Lakota West this past week. Sawiaha was 11 for 16 passing for 212 yards, including a school record 93 yard touchdown pass to Peyton Brown. He also carried the ball 8 times for 31 yards. His leadership and management of the game helped our offense amass 454 total yards.”

Coach Jason Krause

HEATHER ZAGLAUER (SR) – Golf   Heather was the Medalist with a 4 over par 39 at Beech Creek. She led us in a win in a league match over Oak Hills and Princeton. She has demonstrated leadership and provides positive support and motivation to her teammates.” Coach Linda Kessler

MASON HAMILTON (JR) – GolfMason led our team in scoring twice this past week, with scores of 36 (E) at Walden Ponds and 41 (+5) at Shaker Run. This was good for medalist honors at Walden and 2nd at Shaker.  He continues to be a steady presence for our team after a solid season last year which saw him earn 2nd Team All-GMC honors. We’re looking forward to seeing him move up to 1st Team this year! Keep up the good work, Mason! Coach Nick Gray

SHELBY O’LEARY (JR) – Soccer  Shelby had a great game against Turpin this past week.  Shelby’s been working hard at attacking outside defenders and putting the ball into dangerous areas.  Her work has paid off and was able to gather two assists against Turpin in the Indians 3-0 win.  Shelby’s hard work, passion, and dedication to the game can be seen in games and in practices.  We are looking forward to a great year from Shelby.” Coach Patrick O’Leary

JUTAHN MCCLAIN (JR) – Football JuTahn started the 2018 season with a bang on Friday night vs. Centerville. His 7 touchdowns helped spark a huge opening win on the road 49-21. He carried the ball 17 times for 184 yards and 3 touchdowns. He caught 5 passes for 106 yds. and 3 touchdowns. He also returned a kickoff 92 yards for another touchdown. Overall, he amassed 437 all-purpose yards and 7 touchdowns. His 7 touchdowns broke the previous school record of 5. His 42 points also broke the previous school record of 40.” Coach Jason Krause