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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.

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.


The Holy Cross volleyball team went 5-0 at the September Slam, winning their third straight September Slam tournament. Photo provided | Holy Cross volleyball

The September Slam continues to be a great tournament for the Holy Cross volleyball team. They won it for the third straight year, this year it being held at Town and Country in Wilder due to renovation in Scott’s gym.

Holy Cross dispatched Dixie Heights and Newport Central Catholic on Friday, Oldham County, Scott and then Campbell County in the championship on Saturday.

Standouts from the tournament were Julia Hunt, Olivia Gangwish, Lucy Lenihan, Olivia McHenry and Braelyn Romanello.

Holy Cross currently sits at 11-1 on the season.


Bellevue won their first game on Friday in nearly two years. Photo provided | Nick Keener

Bellevue tasted victory for the first time since Sept. 17, 2021, knocking off Riverview East Academy (Ohio), 32-22.

The Tigers (1-2) scored more points in this game than they did all last season. Jordan Pendleton led the charge running the ball, tallying 202 yards and three touchdowns. Brayden Sizemore intercepted a pass while Wyatt Messman recorded six tackles, a tackle for loss and a sack. Will Lear added the other rushing touchdown as the Tigers converted all four of their two-point tries, Pendleton with two, Lear with one and Landon Corley the other.

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Bellevue plays host to Lynn Camp (2-1) on Sept. 9 at 6 p.m.


Cooper won the Ryle Invitational on Saturday. Photo provided | Bob Jackson

The Jaguars won the Ryle Invitational on Saturday when they topped the 15-team field by 20 points.

Cooper scored 77 points, Villa Madonna in second in 97 points. Paul Van Laningham led Cooper in third place with a time of 16:36. Salah Farrah (16:53) placed sixth, Preston Winiger (18:09) 21st, Ryan Richards (18:16) 24th and Aaron Foote (18:26) 28th.

The Jaguars host the Cougar Classic this week at Idewild Park in Burlington.


Beechwood’s girls cross country team captured their third first-place finish of the young season at the Ryle Invitational. Photo provided | Beechwood cross country

Beechwood is now 3-for-3 on the young season with three first place finishes in three meets, the latest coming at the Ryle Invitational.

The Tigers scored 51 points, defeating the 17-team field by 28 points, Seton (Ohio) and Notre Dame with 79 points.

Lily Parke finished second in the meet with a time of 19:44. Following Parke were teammates Charli Gerrein in eighth (21:04), Nora Wilke in 10th (21:21), Catie Hazzard 11th (21:26) and Annie Harris 20th (21:49) to round out those scoring in the top five for Beechwood.

The reigning Class A state champs will look to make it 4-for-4 on Saturday when they compete in the Jaguars Classic at Idewild Park in Burlington.


Scott’s girls soccer team improved to 2-1 in district play with victories over Calvary Christian and Campbell County. Photo provided | Scott Lady Eagles Soccer

The Lady Eagles won two district games over the week to position themselves for a top two seed in the 37th District which also included their first win over Campbell County since 2020.

They also knocked off Calvary Christian 6-0 and tied with Ludlow 1-1.

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Kayla Hermann, Catherine Wiggins and Brooke Hoerlein all scored multiple goals in the week, Hermann with three, Wiggins and Hoerlein with two. Josie Puthoff added three assists.

Savannah Black had 10 saves in the victory over Campbell County.

Scott sits at 5-4-2 on the season and has outscored the opponent 29-11.

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