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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.


Noah Rittinger (3) celebrates after scoring a goal in the late stages of Tuesday’s 2-0 victory over Bishop Brossart. Photo provided | Camels soccer

The Camels may have had just one game last week, but it was a big one in a 2-0 victory over Bishop Brossart, their first victory over the Mustangs since 2019, snapping a six-game losing streak to their 37th District rivals.

Tate Glass and Noah Rittinger scored the goals for the Camels, Kaden Rose and James Besecker with the assists while Brycen Faulkner made five saves in net for the clean sheet, his fourth of the season and the Camels fourth in the last six games.

After a 1-5-1 start to the season, Campbell County has won six straight, outscoring the opponent 21-2 during the streak.

They currently sit at 7-5-1 and have clinched the No. 1 seed in the 37th District. They return to action on Tuesday in the Warhawk Classic at Great Crossing, facing Bryan Station.


The Walton-Verona Bearcats girls soccer team downed Brown, 1-0 to win its fifth All “A” Sectional game in six years on Wednesday. Photo provided | W-V Girls Soccer

The Bearcats won their fifth All “A” sectional game in the last six years with a 1-0 victory over Brown last week.

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Walton-Verona opened the week with a 7-1 victory over Ludlow, getting three goals from Campbell Christy and one apiece from Emma Landrum, Trinity Bauwens, Avery Turner and Macy Sawyer. Assists came from Landrum with two and one apiece from Emily Bowlin, Emma Moore and Olivia Sams. Brynn Willis made six saves in net.

In the 1-0 win over Brown, Landrum had the goal, Sams with the assist while Willis made six saves in net to preserve the shutout. Macy Sawyer and Kassidy Evans were lauded for their defensive efforts from coach Patrick Luken.

Walton-Verona is currently 11-1-2 on the season with two big games this week. They host Simon Kenton on Wednesday in a 32nd District battle and then head to Louisville to face Sayre in the All “A” state quarterfinals on Saturday. They’ll look to win their second quarterfinal game in program history, the first coming last season.


Newport quarterback Kyle Lee (12) drops back to pass while Cedric Taylor (53) sets up to block. Lee threw for 160 yards, one touchdown and one interception in the Wildcat win at Ludlow on Friday. Photo provided | Sarah Kay Sports

The Wildcats have won four straight after their 16-14 victory over Ludlow on Friday night.

They did it with defense, forcing five turnovers and allowing 263 total yards, including a goal line stand late in the game to preserve the victory.

Kyle Lee threw for 160 yards and a touchdown, Kayveion Sharp on the receiving end of the score, snagging four balls for 52 yards. Sharp also added an interception while Kendall Buck-Barber had two picks, one of them returned for a touchdown. Amonte Lowe also picked off a pass while Sean Hurry led the team with eight tackles, recovered a fumble and added a sack.

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The Wildcats defense totaled 11 tackles for loss, Khalil Buck-Barber with three of them and a sack.

Newport is 4-1 on the season and faces a tough task on Friday at Lloyd Memorial. The Wildcats are ranked No. 10 in Class 1A in the latest statewide media poll.


St. Henry won its seventh All “A” State Volleyball Tournament on Saturday at Eastern Kentucky University. Photo provided | David Tabeling

A pretty dominant performance for the St. Henry volleyball team at the All “A” state tournament down in Richmond on the campus of Eastern Kentucky University.

The Crusaders won their seventh All “A” title in program history, doing so with a breeze. this weekend down in Richmond on the campus of Eastern Kentucky University.

St. Henry didn’t drop a set six games and head coach Maureen Kaiser only needed to call one timeout. They averaged a margin of victory by 14 points each set.

St. Henry beat Presentation, 2-0 (25-17, 25-12) in the championship game, the fourth time the two have met in the title tilt since 2012, St. Henry winning three of the four meetings. The only loss St. Henry has ever had in the All “A” tournament was in 2016 in the championship. They are 47-1 all-time at the All “A” state tournament in eight trips.

Macy Lentz earned the tournament’s most valuable player honor. Anna Guard, Elizabeth Tabeling, Madi Demler and Lizzie Casey joined Lentz on the all-tournament team.

Bishop Brossart came the closest to even sniffing winning a set, putting up 21 points in the second game during pool play. But none of the other five teams scored more than 17 points on St. Henry.

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St. Henry sits at 21-7 on the season and plays Newport Central Catholic on Wednesday their next time out. The Crusaders sit seventh in the latest Kentucky Volleyball Coaches Association statewide poll.

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