A lot of local teams had some time off for the holidays, but finally winter sports teams are starting to get back into the swing of things, and there was plenty of action on the courts, pools, wrestling mats and ice this past weekend.
Last week it was Olmsted Falls hockey standout Dom Conte taking home our week four edition of the ‘NEOSI Jenny’s Old Fashioned Popcorn HS Player Of The Week’ award, as it came down to he and fellow hockey star Jacob Kramer of the Amherst Comets.
Today we take a look at seven deserving student athletes, and give you some of the top performances around the area as we want your voice to be heard for our week five ‘NEOSI Jenny’s Old Fashioned Popcorn HS Player Of The Week’ award.
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Here are the rules
1 – You can only vote once a day by leaving the players name you want to win in the comment section at the bottom of the article. Again, only one vote per IP address will count.
2 – All votes are due Saturday night by midnight and the award will be announced shortly after.
3 – If you don’t see a player you feel is deserving, send his or her name and stat line to us at our NEOSI Twitter account @NEOSportsInside
Here are the candidates for Week FIVE
Hudson Explorers swimmer Paige McCormick won the girls 200 and the 500-yard freestyle races for the Explorers as Hudson swept National Conference titles at Suburban League swim meet
Copley Indians 6-foot senior guard DJ Jones, who had a career high 35 points in a key Suburban League win Tuesday evening over the Aurora Greenmen 85-73. Jones had four assists and four steals in the win
Rocky River Pirates wrestler junior Mahdi Salti. At 195 pounds he finished the weekend 2-0 with one pin and improved his record to 7-3 on the year with 6 pins
Normandy Invaders Hockey Forward Lukas George, as he leads the 7-2 Invaders with 23 points on the season (14 goals and 9 assists) including a hat trick in Sunday’s win at home over CVCA 8-1, and two more goals in an 11-1 win on Tuesday over Mayfield
Firestone senior swimmer Jack Saum, who set a Firestone High School pool record in the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 1:55.09. It was better than the old mark by 31 seconds. He was also on two winning Firestone relay teams in the meet loss to Medina
Gilmour Academy basketball senior standout guard Annika Corcoran, who is third in the area in scoring this season. Already committed to playing at Detroit Mercy next year, this past week she had 26 points and 6 three-point baskets in a January 5th win over Cleveland Heights
Ellet hoops senior standout Jarmond Hogg, who with his first basket in a win over Cleveland JFK 96-57, reached 1000 points in his high school career. The forward finished with a game-high 22 points and added seven rebounds in the win