Kathy Lehr talks with Brewster Rhoades, Chairman, and Teresa Lubic Director of Paddlefest about this year’s event.
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When Dan Bowling retired at the end of the 2010 baseball season, the Big Blue not only lost one of the finest coaches in the school’s history, but it was departure of one of the state’s all-time best coaches.
Mason High School's Zach Wills (also a LaRosa's MVP of the Year finalist last year as a junior) earned five Ohio state championships in running - three in cross country and two in track. In cross country, Wills earned Ohio state titles as a sophomore, junior and senior, setting numerous records along the way. Wills twice was named Ohio Gatorade Cross Country Runner of the Year and three times was Cincinnati Cross Country Runner of the Year. Even though just graduating, Wills already has been named to the Ohio State Cross Country All-Decade Team.
Andre Barkley earned 12 varsity letters in football, basketball and track at Cincinnati Country Day. He is the first athlete from CCD inducted in to the Hall of Fame
Bobby Brannen is the finest big man to ever play for the Moeller Crusaders. An intimidating inside force in high school, and later in college at the University of Cincinnati, Bobby Brannen still stands as Moeller’s all-time scoring leader (1,435 points) and all-time rebounder (683) in three varsity seasons.
Steve Bell occupies a prominent position in Cowboys’ athletic lore. One of the city’s finest athletes in the early 1970s, Bell earned 12 varsity letters in football, basketball and track during his record-setting career.
Coach Nell Fookes is the winningest high school basketball coach in Northern Kentucky history. She began her 26th season at the helm of Boone County High School this fall with a career record of 576-207.
Notre Dame Academy's swimming All-American Ellen Williamson claimed 8 Kentucky state swimming championships in her superb career. Four of the state titles came this past season in the 100 butterfly, 200 individual medley, 200 medley relay, and 400 freestyle relay-setting state record times in each event! A five-time Olympic Trials Qualifier, Ellen finished in the Top Eight in five different events at the USA Junior National championships in March. She is currently ranked No. 10 in the United States for the Class of 2011 by CollegeSwimming.com.
Nominated by: Jewish Federation of Cincinnati
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