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The nominations are in for the fourth LINK nky Team of the Week competition.

To be the winning team, fan votes play a heavy role, along with consideration from our sports team here at LINK.

Nominations are reader-submitted or recommended by our sports team. Our Team of the Week program honors all local sports at all levels, whether it’s youth- or adult-oriented recreation, high school or college, professional or amateur.

Want to get a jump start on next week’s Team of the Week nominations? Click here to submit.

This week’s nominated teams are listed below with some information provided by the submitter. The poll where you can vote follows at the end of the article.

LUDLOW HIGH SCHOOL PANTHERS GIRLS SOCCER TEAM

Our submitter writes, “These girls won three games to close out there season at 9-8-1. We won against Calvary Christian for the first time in 9 years. They have worked hard since May of this year and put up more wins than the last 2 seasons combined. With a very young team they are building something great for seasons to come!”

Ludlow girls soccer team. | Provided.

HIGHLANDS HIGH SCHOOL BLUEBIRDS FOOTBALL

LINK staff nominee. The Bluebirds have won five straight games after starting the season, 0-2. Not only has Highlands won, the team has done it by lighting up the scoreboard, putting up more than 50 points in their last three games. Last week, Highlands brought down Conner, 55-0.

Highlands wide receiver Davis Hinegardner makes a run against Ryle. Photo by Ed Harber | provided

NOTRE DAME ACADEMY PANDAS VOLLEYBALL

LINK staff pick. The Pandas had a strong showing in a Chicago-based tournament over the weekend, claiming victory in four of five games. The Pandas are now 23-4 on the season after those wins, which included toppling Louisville powerhouse Assumption.

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Correction: Previously, this article referenced NDA as the defending state champs. Notre Dame won the title in 2020. St. Henry is the defending state champion, having won the tournament in 2021.

Notre Dame senior Sydney Nolan (3) follows through on a spike attempt in a recent game while teammates Audrey Dyas (4) and Jada Kramer (5) get in position. The Pandas finished runner-up at the prestigious Asics Challenge in Chicago over the weekend. Photo Provided.

WALTON-VERONA HIGH SCHOOL BEARCATS FOOTBALL

LINK staff pick. The Bearcats nipped Carroll Co. last Friday night, 28-26, to win a key district match-up. Walton-Verona is now 5-2 on the season.

Members of the Walton-Verona defense including junior defensive back Max Montgomery (26) line up during the game at Carroll County on Friday. Walton-Verona held on for the 28-26 district win. Photo by G. Michael Graham | LINK NKY contributor.

Here is the poll to vote:

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