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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.

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

Voting is open until Sunday at 11:59 p.m.


Dixie Heights won their first tournament of the season at the Scott High School “Let ‘Em Fly” Invitational. Photo provided | Dixie Heights Archery Facebook page

The Dixie Heights High School Archery Team shot a season high 3,212 to take first place in the ten team Scott High School “Let ‘Em Fly” Invitational.

It was the Colonels first tournament win of the seasonm, edging out Beechwood by nine. The top 12 scoring archers included Maddisen Strunk, Spencer Meyers, Hallie Kriege, Grace Barnett, Zach Lawson, Landon Ackerman, Jae Estenfelder, Adyson Rigney, Ian Smith, Erik Richardson, Katelyn Raber, and Kayla Forton.

Strunk’s score of 282 earned her medalist honors in the girls high school division. Kriege (277) and Barnett (275) finished in fourth and fifth place, respectively, in the girls high school division. Meyers (278), Lawson (275) and Ackerman (273) finished in fifth, ninth and 10th place, respectively, in the boys high school division.


Covington Catholic senior guard Ayden Link (23) scored eight points in the final two minutes in the Colonels 69-65 victory over North Laurel Saturday night. File photo

The Colonels went 3-0 last week to improve to 16-2 on the season after wins over Highlands, Lloyd Memorial and North Laurel last week.

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They currently sit at No. 3 in the statewide media poll and took the No. 1 spot back in the LINK nky area boys basketball rankings.

In the victory over Highlands, four hit double figures led by Evan Ipsaro with 29 points. Ayden Link added 16, Athens and Kascyl McGillis with 10 apiece. In the win over Lloyd, it was Ipsaro again leading the way with 25 points, Brady Hussey adding 15. Ipsaro paced the Colonels in the 69-65 victory over North Laurel, but it was Ayden Link scoring eight points in the last two minutes as CovCath surged to victory.

CovCath is 12-1 against in-state opponents and 7-1 in 9th Region play.


Cooper’s Whitney Lind hit the 2,000-point marker for her career in the Jaguars victory over Bowling Green. Cooper has won 13 straight games. Photo provided | Cooper Girls Basketball Facebook page

This could probably be a weekly nomination for the Jaguars, sitting at 15-2 on the season and riding a 13-game winning streak.

Cooper defeated district opponent Boone County on Friday and then followed it up with a top 10 in the state win over Bowling Green on Saturday in the Raatz Fence/O’Sheas Classic at Mercy in Louisville.

In the victory over Boone County, Whitney Lind led the way with 17 points as 10 different players entered the scoring column. Lind then became just the second player ever in program history to hit the 2,000-point marker in her career in the victory over Bowling Green. Lind finished with 15 points and five rebounds as Cooper overcame an early deficit and locked in defensively, allowing just three points in the fourth quarter of the 45-34 victory. Liz Freihofer added 12 points, Haylle Noel adding nine in the victory.

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The Jaguars were voted No. 3 in the latest statewide Kentucky prep basketball poll.


The Scott High School Swim & Dive team won the NKAC Division II Boys Team Championship. Photo provided | Scott Swimming & Diving Facebook page

The Scott boys Swim & Dive team won the NKAC Division II Boys team championship over the weekend.

Winners included: the boys 200 medley relay team of Alec Metzger, Jonah Hunt, Alex Camilleri and Will Smith, the four also won the 200-yard freestyle relay. Individually, Smith won the 50 and 100-yard freestyle, Metzger won the 100-yard butterfly and 100-yard backstroke. Logan Bennett took home first in diving.

Other top finishers include: Bryson Metzger second in the 200-yard freestyle and second in the 500-yard freestyle, Alex Camilleri second in the 200-yard individual medley, Jonah Hunt third in the 200-yard individual medley, Connor Wolnitzek third in the 100-yard butterfly, Peter Tirkala second in the 100-yard breaststroke, James Jehn second in diving and the boys 400-yard freestyle relay team third.

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