Nine Athletes from five different schools have been named the Mahoning Valley Athletic Conference Athletes of the Week.

Each athlete was nominated by his or her coach. All statistics incurred from August 9th, through August 13th.

Below is a look at each Athlete of the Week by sport:

Boys Golf

Name: Christian Haught

Grade:  Junior

School: LaBrae High School

Stats: Shot a 40 during match against Champion at Bristolwood Golf Course that included 2 birdies.

Coaches Quote- “Christian had a great round hitting it well off the tee and showed quality decision making throughout the match,” said head coach John Pugh.  “He finished strong with a birdie on two of the final three holes to shoot a career low 40. Equally impressive is he only needed 14 putts!”


Name: Ryen Romigh

Grade:  Sophomore

School: Jackson-Milton High School

Stats:  Averaged a 45 for the week including the Mineral Ridge Invitational and the Karpis Shootout Tournaments.

Coaches Quote:  “Ryen has had a great start to the golf season, posting some great scores in our first tournaments and matches of the season,” said coach Daniel Crish.  “Ryen posted a team low in both the season opening tournaments as well as posting a PR low in our first match of the season with a 43 for a round.  Ryen has continued to work hard and practice to better his overall game.  I’m very excited to see Ryen continue to improve throughout the season.”


Girls Golf

Name: Savannah Davison

Grade:  Senior

School: Mineral Ridge High School

Stats:  Savannah shot a career best 46 and helped the Lady Rams win multiple golf matches this week. She also has the lowest average for the week at a 51.

Coaches Quote:  “Savannah has put in a ton of work in the off season, and is incredibly dedicated to the game of golf,” said Mineral Ridge coach Nick Flaviano.  “The work ethic Savannah puts in is starting to show on the course.”


Name: Kennady Grace

Grade:  Junior

School: Champion High School

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Stats: Kennady finished her round V.S. Pymatuning August 9th at Bronzwood golf course shooting a 40 just 6 over par. 

Coaches Quote:  “Kennady has come a long way this season. I believe this year she will grow as a player tremendously,” said head coach Elisa Morello.   “There is no doubt in my mind she will not break the 30’s this season.” 


Girls Soccer

Name: Rose Couts

Grade:  Senior

School: Waterloo High School

Stats: Rose had 2 goals and 2 assists during the past week.

Coaches Quote:  “Rose did a fantastic job using her field vision and quick decision-making to facilitate the attack,” said head coach Bill Jackson.  “Her two goals and four assists were vital in helping the team find success in the Wooster Classic and the scrimmage with St. Vincent St. Mary.”


Boys Soccer

Name: Ian Stewart

Grade:  Junior

School: Jackson-Milton High School

Stats: Ian had one goal in last weeks scrimmage.

Coaches Quote:   “Ian has shown tremendous growth during the off-season and preseason,” said head coach Craig Fetkovich.  “As a defender, he scored his first high school goal in our scrimmage against East Palestine last week. We are excited to see him contribute as the season progresses.”



Name: Paige Grope

Grade:  Senior

School: Jackson-Milton High School

Stats: Paige had 50 assists 10 aces, 10 kills, 4 blocks during the week.

Coaches Quote:  “Paige is the heart of our team, her performance on the court demonstrates that,” said head coach Stephen Mohr.


Cross Country

Name: Abby Bueno

Grade:  Freshman

School: Jackson-Milton High School

Stats: No stats

Coaches Quote:  “Abby Bueno has been a dedicated and hardworking athlete this week, putting in the extra work
needed to reach her goals for this season,” said her coach Kyla Morrison.  “She has participated in 3 summer runs where her
personal record time has decreased consistently every race.”



Name: Gerald Ihrig

Grade:  Senior

School:  Jackson-Milton High School

Stats: Gerald recorded 4 Receptions 88 yards on offense while recording     8 tackles 2 sacks on defense against Columbiana

Coaches Quote:  No Quote