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2022-23 FALL WKKJ/KNB ATHLETES OF THE WEEK
August 19 - Paige Weiss
Paige Weiss, of Westfall, led her team to a victory in the inaugural SVC Girls Golf Match at the VA Golf Course on Monday. She was the medalist, shooting an individual 37.
Sydney Ater, of Adena High School, was the only female golfer for the Lady Warriors in SVC Girls Golf Match 3 on Wednesday. Ater, a junior, was the medalist, shooting an individual 38, and with that achievement became the first female student-athlete to receive that honor for Adena High School.
In the Bearcats' 49-34 loss to West Jefferson last week, senior quarterback Cavan Cooper completed 14 passes for 238 yards with a touchdown, and he rushed for three touchdowns, 50 yards on 14 carries.
D.J. Crocker, of Huntington, led his team to a 46-22 win over Northwest. Crocker rushed for 232 yards, scored three touchdowns, and made several key plays on defense to help Huntington's football program match their win total of last year with their second victory of the season.
Kaiden Koch, a Chillicothe High School junior, was the medalist at FAC Match #5 at the Chillicothe Country Club on Monday. Koch, who is also on the CHS soccer team, went on to score a goal in his team’s 4-1 win over Hillsboro on Tuesday and three goals in CHS’s 8-0 win over Miami Trace on Thursday.
The Chillicothe Girls Golf Team, consisting of seniors Isabella Fischer, Julie Lemaster, Mikayla Spaulding, Meryl Haller, and junior Addie Smith. The Lady Cavaliers made school history after winning the Frontier Athletic Conference with a perfect (35-0) league record. It’s the first conference championship for the girls’ golf program. Chillicothe’s Isabella Fischer earned the FAC’s Player of the Year honor, while her teammates Julie Lemaster, Meryl Haller, and Mikayla Spaulding were named All-FAC.
Chillicothe High School sophomore Bella Flores finished the regular season 17-0 playing 1st singles for the FAC Champion Lady Cavs.
Golfers Emily Cook, of Westfall, and Charlie Lewis, of Unioto, were both named Scioto Valley Conference Players of the Year in their respective sports!