AVITA CENTER FOR SPORTS HEALTH ATHLETE OF THE MONTH
At the Avita Center For Sports Health, we treat all athletes of any type. However, as members of the community, we want to recognize outstanding athletes. The ACSH Athlete of Month recognizes an outstanding athlete for contributions on and off the field. However, as community members, we feel it’s best that those communities select the athlete. Vote below for who you think should be this month’s award winner. Nominees are from the Athletic Directors and coaches of our contracted schools through the Avita Center for Sports Health.
Who is your vote for the March ACSH athlete of the month?
- Hadyn Danals-River Valley Wrestling (64%, 907 Votes)
- Griffin Shaver- Ontario Boys Basketball (19%, 267 Votes)
- Alec Dicus-Galion Swimming (9%, 133 Votes)
- Ross Kuhn-Crestview Swimming (4%, 55 Votes)
- Courtney Pifher-Buckeye Central Girls Basketball (4%, 51 Votes)
Total Voters: 1,413
Junior Alec Dicus, won the 200-meter freestyle at the Sectional meet in Mansfield. Dicus was also on the 400-meter relay team that went to the district meet. At the district meet, the 400-meter relay team set a new team record of 3:19.04. The relay team qualified for the state meet and finished 16th. In the district meet, Dicus set a new team record in the 500-meter 4:57.98.
Ontario Boys Basketball
In the last 10 games, Griffin has averaged 15.1 points, 4.1 rebounds and 3 assists. Shaver has also placed first team all-MOAC and second team all-District 6.
Sophomore Ross Kuhn qualified for the state meet in the 100-meter backstroke. He finished with a time of 55.5. Kuhn is the second male to qualify in school history.
Senior Courtney Pifher is averaging 14.3 points per game. Pifher is currently shooting 40% from beyond the arc and 53.9% from the field. She has totaled 184 rebounds including 51 offensive. Pifher has also eclipsed the 1,000 point mark this season.
River Valley Wrestling
Sophomore and team captain Hadyn Danals wrestled to a 20-1 record in the month of February. Danals started the month going 2-1 in state duals as the team advanced to the regional quarterfinals. Danals went undefeated in the MOAC to become two-time MOAC champion at 160 pounds. He also finished first in the division two sectional tournament where he beat three top-20 ranked individuals. 13 of Danals 20 wins were by pin.