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The week at Brossart

• The Bishop Brossart softball team beat Bourbon County 6-2, May 16. Brossart’s Molly Williams was 2-3 with two RBI. • In baseball on May 18, CovCath beat Bishop Brossart 8-1. Brossart’s Zach Fardo scored a homerun.

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• In softball on May 19, Ryle beat Newport Central Catholic.

NKU nabs cup

Town & Country Sports & Health Club , 1018 Town Drive in Wilder, is now organizing summer outdoor and indoor soccer leagues. The summer session will run June through August. Registration deadline is Wednesday, June 8. To register, visit www.towncountrysports.com or call Jeremy Robertson at 859-442-5800 or email tcsoccer@fuse.net.

At The Yard baseball camps

At The Yard Baseball Training Center in Florence will host three-day baseball summer camps in Kenton and Boone County. The camps, organized by Brandon Berger, will teach all the fundamentals of baseball. The Kenton County camp for ages 6-9 will be 8:30-11:30 a.m. June 6-8 at Villa Madonna in Villa Hills; ages 10-13 will meet 12:30-3:30 p.m. Cost is $85. The Boone County camp for ages 69 will be 8:30-11:30 a.m. June 13-15 at Idlewild Park in Burlington; ages 10-13 will meet 12:30-3:30 p.m. Cost is $85. To sign up, call 859-647-7400 or visit www.atybtc.com.

British soccer camp

Challenger Sports and Covington Parks and Recreation will host “British Soccer Camps” June 13-17 at Bill Cappel Youth Sports Complex in Covington. Coached by British soccer coaches will focus on soccer skills and daily tournaments. Campers will learn about the life, customs and traditions of other countries. Half day camps for ages 5-9 and 10-14 will be 9 a.m. to noon or 5-8 p.m. Cost is $59 and includes free soccer camp T-shirt, soccer ball, poster and a personalized skills performance evaluation. Teams welcome and team rates are available. To register, visit www.challengersports.com, call Cindy Swegles at 859292-2151 or email jmedcalf@challengersports.com.

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• The Campbell County boys tennis team member Johnson beat Mason County’s Conrad 6-0, 6-1, May 18, and Joel Geiman and Alex Russell beat Pendleton’s Boner and Dewald 6-0, 6-1 in the 10th region tournament.

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Brossart has potential for postseason success

The week at Campbell

Northern Kentucky University continued its dominance of the Great Lakes Valley Conference’s seven core sports by claiming its fourth consecutive Commissioner’s Cup, the league office announced Tuesday. It marked the seventh time since the Commissioner’s Cup was instituted nine years ago that NKU has won the award. NKU, guided by director of athletics Dr. Scott Eaton, finished with 85 total points to claim the award. Lewis finished runnerup with 81 1/2 points. Points for the Commissioner’s Cup are allotted based on finish in the GLVC’ s core sports standings and conference tournaments. The seven sports include men’s and women’s soccer, volleyball, men’s and women’s basketball, softball and baseball. NKU won the GLVC championship in men’s soccer and posted runner-up finishes in women’s soccer and baseball during the past academic year. NKU also had strong showings by volleyball, men’s basketball, softball and women’s basketball. In addition, NKU placed third in the GLVC All-Sports Trophy standings. Lewis claimed the award with 148 1/2 points, while Southern Indiana finished second with 140. NKU finished with 138 1/2 points.

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Bishop Brossart pitcher Alicia Miller releases a pitch during a game last year at Conner. She’s pitched every inning of every game for the Mustangs this season.

ALEXANDRIA – Bishop Brossart High School softball coach Mel Webster thinks this year’s team has the potential to be the best fast-pitch team he has coached at the school. That is an impressive statement, considering that the 2001 Mustangs squad won the 10th Region. Webster did emphasize that this year’s team has the potential. There is still plenty of work to be done on the diamond if they want to solidify their place in school history. The Mustangs are led by a battery that will play at the next level. Starting pitcher Alicia Miller recently signed to play college softball for Bellarmine University. Miller pitched every inning of every game for the Mustangs this season, notching 22 wins and posting a 0.28 earned run average. For her career, she is 74-29. Her catcher, Lindsay Griffith, recently signed to play collegiately for the College of Mt. St. Joseph. Griffith leads the team with a .540 batting average this season. “We have two real good senior leaders,” Webster said. “We have a nice blend

of veterans and young talent.” To go with those senior leaders, the Mustangs primarily start three freshmen and three sophomores. Their growth has been slowed a bit by all of the games missed due to weather this season. “The weather hurts you, especially when you’re a young team,” Webster said. “You hope by the end of the year that your freshmen are playing like sophomores and your sophomores are playing like juniors.” The Mustangs earned the top seed in District 37 en route to finishing the regular season 22-5. Brossart took care of the competition as expected, with each of its losses coming against higher-ranked teams. “We lost to just quality teams,” Webster said. “We haven’t lost to anybody that we shouldn’t have.” The past two seasons the Mustangs have come close to winning the Tenth Region. This year, the Mustangs hope that they catch some breaks along the way. A little bit of luck paired with immense talent on the team should be enough to carry them far in the postseason. “We’ve had the misfortune the last couple of years of drawing the team that

went on to win the Region, and we’ve lost in close games,” Webster said. The Mustangs squeezed in four games in two days in the final weekend of the regular season. Brossart won three out of four and finished the year undefeated against District 37 foes. The Mustangs also defeated Bourbon County earlier that week. “Those are the kind of games that help you prepare for the district and regional tournaments,” Webster said. Webster admitted he is a little concerned about fatigue after playing four games in two days, but the Mustangs earned a bye in the first round of the district tournament. Their first postseason game was Tuesday, May 24, past deadline. At this point, the regular season is out the window. The Mustangs are focused on dominating in the postseason much like they did during the regular season. “The important thing is we need to win our District,” Webster said. “It is one game at a time at this point. I certainly would like to see this group get to the state tournament, especially for our seniors.”

Veteran Camels sign with colleges By James Weber jweber@nky.com

ALEXANDRIA – The Campbell County High School baseball team is loaded for bear this month. Technically, the Camels (16-11) will be aiming for the Cougars of Calvary Christian, but the Camels are preparing for a strong postseason. “I’m pretty confident,” said senior Nate Losey. “Last year we lost to Brossart in the district and it would be nice to win it this year. We’re kind of slumping, but I think once we get to districts we’ll be playing better.” Losey and two other Camel baseball players committed to continue their diamond careers in college May 20. Losey will go to the College of Mount St. Joseph in Cincinnati. Coy Shepard and Michael Teegarden will play for the University of Cincinnati-Clermont. A fourth baseball player, Michael Kremer, will play football at Thomas More College.

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Campbell County High School celebrated four seniors moving on to college sports May 20. From left, Michael Teegarden, Nate Losey, Michael Kremer and Coy Shepard. Losey, the leadoff hitter, plans to major in business. “He’s the catalyst for the offense,” Camels head coach Scott Schweitzer said. “He hasn’t hit for a lot of power, but he gets on base and plays incredible center field. He can flat out go get the ball. Great student, great kid, great family.” Teegarden is the ace starting pitcher of the staff. “He’s very talented, and he had to realize how good he was,” Schweitzer said.

“He’s put the work in away from pitching. His record is not the greatest this year but he’s played against the who’s-who.” Shepard will major in business. “His hard work and good attitude puts him over the edge and allows him to continue on in college.” Schweitzer said. “He’ll do anything you ask. He can flat-out hit. His parents have been a huge help to our program and that’s how

Coy is.” Kremer will join the highly successful Saints program in NCAA Division III football. TMC was 11-1 last year. Kremer, the Camels' quarterback, put up outstanding numbers the past two seasons, including 2,564 yards and 23 touchdowns last year. He is more proud of the six wins the Camels put up, including a first-round Class 6A playoff win over Clark County. “It’s something I’ve wanted to do my whole life,” Kremer said. “I knew after high school I wanted to keep playing. My junior year we were 4-6 and we came back and won our first playoff game in five or six years. That was a big deal. I broke a bunch of records, but I was only as good as the players I had around me. I made a lot of great friendships around here, people I’ll never forget.” The four seniors and the rest of the Camels were set to play Calvary in the semifinals Monday, May 23.

“We play seven or eight seniors on any given night,” Schweitzer said. “They play hard and they fight, and I like our chances at making a huge run in the regional.” One senior who won’t be on the field is Corey Cox, a starting outfielder who was in a wheelchair the day of his teammates’ signing ceremony. Cox partially tore his patella tendon recently after colliding with a soccer goal and faces several months of rehabilitation. “It’s tragic, really,” Schweitzer said. “He’s an incredible athlete and he had a lot of goals after high school. He’s an awesome kid from an awesome family, works hard, great attitude. It’s one of those things, I tell the guys you got to play every pitch like it’s your last pitch because you never know.” See more sports coverage at www.cincinnati.com/blogs/pres spreps.

Sportsman of Year voting under way Voting has begun for the third-annual Community Press Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year online contest. The award – whose winners are determined online by newspaper readers – recognizes student-athletes of the highest caliber who show excellence in the classroom, community and in their sports. On the ballot for Campbell County are: Jake Giesler, Newport Central Catholic; Zachary Holtkamp, Bishop Brossart; Jake Ollier, Bishop

Brossart; Jake Rebholz, Campbell County, D.J. Slater, Bellevue; Patrick Towles, Highlands. Sportswomen – Kennedy Berkley, Campbell County; Brittany Bohn, Bellevue; Allie Conner, Highlands;

Carolynn Dreyer, Campbell County; Danielle Hausfeld, Newport Central Catholic; Aubrey Muench, Newport Central Catholic; Megan Rauch, Campbell County. You can reach the ballots by clicking on any of the links designated for each of the three counties in Northern Kentucky and 12 Ohio ballots attached to specific Community Press newspapers. Schools covered by that newspaper are listed below the newspaper name. These names were derived from about 250

nominations received online from the readership, coaches and athletic directors. Not all nominations were used. Some top-name athletes might not be on these ballots because they do not attend schools covered by the weekly newspapers. Voting starts Friday, May 20, and runs until midnight Monday, June 6. Top votegetter wins. Voters can cast up to 150 votes per day. The winners will be announced publicly online and in print June 22-23. Voters will need a cincin-

nati.com user account to cast a ballot. Sign up by using the link at the top, left-hand corner of cincinnati.com or the link attached to your desired ballot. Contact Jordan Kellogg at jkellogg@communitypress.com for assistance to get your account set up. For all other questions on the Sportsman of the Year, contact Melanie Laughman at mlaughman@communitypress.com .

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