We’re proud to recognize Maddie Malone, a senior soccer player from Villa Madonna High School as our Player of the Month. Maddie is a true leader on the soccer field and in the classroom at Villa Madonna. The senior attacking midfielder is fourth in the State of Kentucky with 23 assists and second on the team with 17 goals on the season for the Blue Lightning who are 11-4-4.
In the classroom , Maddie has maintained a 4.0 GPA for all four years of high school. She is a member of the National Honor Society and vice president of the Art Club.. She also volunteers to teach soccer at a childrens’ home and at a school for the physically handicapped.
Please help us congratulate Maddie Malone as Egelston -Maynard Sport’s Player of the Month! If you know an exceptional athlete that deserves this honorable recognition please nominate him or her HERE!
With school out there isn’t a better time to enjoy the weather through the many great outdoor activities in the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area.1. Washington Park
Washington Park located in downtown Cincinnati is a great place to enjoy the weather, stay active and possibly burn some calories while doing so. Offering a wide variety of activities including yoga class, kickball leagues, open workouts, and “Weekend Workout” Program featuring fitness classes led by the YMCA. Also a great spot for kids with the popular “Sprayground” water area.
2. The City of Cincinnati Park District
Check out Cincinnati Parks calendar to see many free or low cost events going on all around the city ( http://www.cincinnatiparks.com/calendar/ ). Sawyer Point Park is one of the many great parks, located downtown next to the 471 Bridge. Sawyer Point Park offers tennis courts, sand volleyball courts, bike rentals, a playground and “sprayground”. Disc Golf is another great activity this summer with over 30 local parks in both Ohio and Northern Kentucky having a disc golf course!
3. Loveland Bike Trail
The Loveland Bike Trial or the Little Miami State Park is an excellent way to burn calories and ride for miles. The trail is over 70 miles long with connections to well over 100 miles. The trail going through several towns, including Loveland, Milford, Newton, and Lebanon offers many restaurants, coffee, ice cream shops, picnic tables and entertainment. Biking can burn anywhere from 500-1,000+ calories per hour!
4. FC Cincinnati
FC Cincinnati is become a enormously popular team, and the new futbol club could very well be the main attraction for professional sports this summer in Cincinnati. With games from March through October, attending a game is a must for the summer.
5. Great American Ballpark
Great American Ballpark opened in 2003 and is a beautiful scene to take in a ballgame. The Reds have been a staple of Cincinnati sports since the late 1800’s when the Reds were the first professional baseball team established. Great American ballpark also offers the Fan Zone Playground featuring fun for all ages, as well as the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum.
6. Western and Southern Open Cincinnati
As the oldest tennis tournament in the United States played in its original city the Western and Southern Open is a can’t miss event. This summer the event will be held August 12-20, in Mason, OH near Kings Island. Even if you aren’t a huge tennis fan this event can still be a great time with concerts, food, and shopping on top of elite tennis talent.
We’re proud to recognize Kelly Franxman, a senior volleyball player from Scott High School as our Player of the Month. Kelly has been a starter on the varsity volleyball squad since she was in the eighth grade. Kelly is extremely talented at volleyball and her athletic career will not end at the high school level, in fact, she’s earned the opportunity to continue her volleyball career at Xavier University.
Kelly dominates while playing outside hitter and middle back for Scott’s team. In fact, Kelly leads the offense for Scott’s volleyball team and is approaching the chance to be the all-time kill leader at the school. Her hard work on and off the court hasn’t been unnoticed. Kelly has received numerous awards including DI All-Conference First Teams and many All-Tournament Teams. When asked what has been your favorite memory playing for Scott, she expressed
“Going to the State’s final four my freshman year was definitely a highlight in my high school career. Our team ended up tying for third place. “
Outside of volleyball, Kelly is excelling in the classroom, maintaining a 4.0 GPA. Her favorite subject is math because ” I like that there’s only one correct answer to each problem,” expressed Kelly. Our volleyball star is also involved in numerous extra curricular activities including:
National Honor Society
National Hispanic Society
National Art Society
Outside of school, Kelly is being an average teenager hanging out with friends, swimming and eating delicious foods. A unique hobby that Kelly participates in is knitting. Her knitting skill allows her to make beautiful scarves and headbands.
Please help us congratulate Kelly Franxman as Egelston -Maynard Sport’s Player of the Month! If you know an exceptional athlete that deserves this honorable recognition please nominate him or her HERE.
We’re proud to recognize Alex Shea, a freshman basketball & baseball player from St. Henry District High School as our Player Of The Month. We’ve chosen Alex not because of his huge athletic success but because he is a true fighter on and off the court. Our courageous player of the month is fighting a current battle that he nor his family ever expected. His recent journey has given him a new outlook and respect for life. Not just that, Alex’s story reminds us how blessed most of us are to play sports daily. Therefore, we can’t thank Alex enough for sharing his story with us!
Alex started playing sports at the age of five. His father, Brian Shea, a former NKU basketball player passed on his love of basketball to his son. This past school year, Alex played basketball and baseball as a freshman. This young man is that type of player who gives it all and supports his team unconditionally. During his Freshman basketball season, he recorded stats, attended every practice and contributed to his teams winning season. On the baseball field, Alex played on the freshman team as the team’s pitcher and occasionally in the out-field. The St. Henry freshman baseball team had a 10-6 record.
Earlier this year on Friday, April 22nd, Alex’s life drastically changed. Alex expected a normal day and went to school, however, because he wasn’t feeling good he decided to visit the doctor for a fast check up (Alex was hoping to play in his baseball game that night). In a matter of 2 hours, life as Alex knew it was no longer the same. Our Player Of The Month was unfortunately diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma. Since April 22nd, Alex has spent time at Children’s Hospital instead of school or on the baseball field, fighting cancer. Alex is currently undergoing chemotherapy. His aunt, Maureen Kaiser told EMS that:
“Alex is taking the challenge in a strong, mature manner. With his faith, family and his friends, I am sure Alex will be a winner. He is a fighter! As his aunt and SHDHS volleyball coach, I know the positive attitude and work ethic that Alex has will make him be back on that pitching mound before we know it. ”
Alex told EMS that this journey has:
“Given me a new perspective on life. Now, I don’t take for granted the opportunity of playing sports. Right now, I can’t play sports and now I appreciate the times that I was able too.”
The picture above shows just how supportive the community has been, Alex’s father told EMS that
“This photo was really special to the Shea Family. His summer baseball team was playing in a tournament Memorial Day Weekend. Ironically it was called ‘Striking Out Cancer’. Alex was in the hospital that week and came to the game on Sunday and this is what he saw when he walked on the field. Special shirts were made in his honor from the baseball team-At The Yard coached by Brandon Berger.”
Alex truly appreciates the support from his parents, friends and the community. Alex’s long term goal is to play collegiate basketball or baseball- his dream school being Notre Dame. However, right now his main focus is getting cancer free.
Alex Shea, is an extraordinary and courageous young man. Egelston Maynard Sports would like friends, family and the entire community to congratulate him. Please help us by sharing our story of Alex Shea.
If you’re interested in nominating a player for EMS Player Of The Month go HERE.
Since the summer heat is kicking in, it’s crucial that everyone kicks in water hydration habits to ensure healthy living. Keeping the body hydrated allows the heart to more easily pump blood, resulting in muscles that work more efficiently. Without proper hydration, dehydration can increase chances of swollen feet, headaches and life threatening illnesses such as a heat stroke. Below, you can find tips on how to stay properly hydrated during the hotter months of the year.
Prevent Yourself From Becoming Thirsty-thirst is a sign that your body is dehydrated
Monitor Urine Color– urine should be pale yellow rather than dark yellow.
Drink water before, during and after exercising.
Drink water & sports drink when exercising in extreme heat or for longer than onehour-be sure to include a sports drink that has necessary electrolytes and 6-8% carbohydrates. Including a sports drink in your extreme workout prevents “hyponatremia” from taking place, which can dilute your blood and cause severe impairment or even death.
Don’t drink alcohol the day before or the day of intense exercise.
Eat lots of fruits and veggies- not only do they contain a great amount of vitamins but also water.
Weigh Yourself Before and After Workout- Weigh yourself in order to see the amount of water that was lost during your workout. For every pound lost after your workout, drink three cups of liquid.
Summer is here! That means your workouts no longer have to be boring or dull. In fact, the following workout recommendations will allow you to burn numerous calories while partaking in adventurous summer activities. Get out of of the gym, enjoy the fresh air, sunlight and scenery while burning the same if not more calories with the following workouts.
With the sunlight staying out longer during the summer months, it’s the best time to take your friends and family on a hike with you. An hour scenic hike can burn up to the following calories: ( don’t forget most people hike for more than an hour!)
A 130lb person can burn 354 calories hiking an hour.
A 155lb person can burn 422 calories hiking an hour.
A 180lb person can burn 490 calories hiking an hour.
A 205lb person can burn 558 calories hiking an hour.
Our Player of The Month is soon to be graduating with a 4.1 GPA, 30 ACT score, 28 college credits under his belt and plays a whopping five sports. Not just that, this extraordinary high schooler has big dreams of becoming a neurosurgeon. Egelston Maynard Sports is proud to recognize CJ Seay, a senior from Scott High School as EMS Player Of The Month.
Most high schoolers excel in either one, maybe two sports, however, CJ has achieved athletic success in five sports. CJ plays soccer, baseball, basketball, football and track.
CJ began playing soccer at the age of four. As a 7th grader, CJ started playing at the high school level for Scott. CJ didn’t remain on the JV level for long, as a freshman CJ began playing goalie at the varsity level. During his junior year, his team made it to the Kentucky State Finals but unfortunately lost 6-4.
CJ has been catching, pitching and occasionally playing first base for Scott’s baseball team since he was an 8th grader. The young man began playing at the varsity level sophomore year. The following year, the team went to the Kentucky State Tournament and made it to the final four.
CJ has been dribbling on the basketball court since his freshman year, the 6.3″ foot athlete helped his team make it to the regional finals in 2015. If three sports isn’t enough, CJ also is the kicker for Scott’s football team. CJ and the football team made it to the regional finals last year. Finally, CJ enjoys competing on the track team and running sprint relays.
After his upcoming graduation, CJ will be attending the University Of Kentucky to pursue Neuroscience Studies. He’d like to thank his parents for constantly motivating and pushing him to excel in the classroom first. Not just that, CJ is thankful that his parents support his athletic endeavors.
When CJ isn’t studying or playing sports, he is being a typical high schooler and simply hanging out with friends.
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