2018-2019 Athlete of the Week

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