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Vote for the LINK nky Team of the Week – September 12-18

Nominations have arrived for the third LINK nky Team of the Week contest.

To be the winning team, the votes of the fans play an important role, as well as the consideration of our sports team here at LINK.

Nominations are submitted by readers or recommended by our sports team. Our Team of the Week program honors everything local sports at everything levels, whether recreational for youth or adults, high school or college, professional or amateur.

Want to get a head start on next week’s Team of the Week nominations? Click here to submit.

This week’s nominated teams are listed below with some information provided by the submitter. The poll where you can vote follows at the end of the article.


The Greendevils lost a close one last Friday night and also face a tough challenge this week when visiting Bracken Co., but Dayton’s 2-3 football team is not without its strengths. Our author noted the defensive performance of junior Eric Simpson, who leads the team in tackles.

Eric Simpson, FB for the Greendevils for a long streak that started around the 26-year-old line.


The Jaguars’ five-game stretch went into overtime last week as Cooper found himself hot as the regular season drew to a close. Cooper is 10-4-1 on the season (as of 9/21). Our writer noted that the Lady Jags went to Conner last week and knocked out the Cougars, one of the best teams in the state, and clinched a number one seed in the district.

The Cooper Jaguars women’s soccer team had a solid week that included a win over Conner. Photo provided.


Covington Catholic now has a longer winning streak than Beechwood. The Colonels ended the Tigers’ 27-game unbeaten streak last Friday with a 31-14 home win at Park Hills. Cov Cath has won four in a row to improve to 4-1 this year. Our author notes that the Colonels held Beechwood’s offense to negative rushing yards, while Colonel Owen Leen led Cov Cath with 150 rushing yards on 37 carries.

The Covington Catholic Football Team. Photo provided.


The Indians made a run in the All “A” state tournament, narrowly missing out in last week’s championship game, a 2-1 (17-25, 26-24, 25-18) loss to Paintsville . Holy Cross won five tournament games in Eastern Kentucky last week before dropping to the finals. The Indians have the best record in the 9th region at 20-3.

Holy Cross rookie Olivia McHenry points out some things in the All “A” State volleyball tournament on Saturday. Holy Cross lost to Paintsville in the championship game. Photo by G. Michael Graham | LINK NKY Contributor.

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