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Raleigh Burgess - LAROSA'S MVP FEATURED ATHLETE
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NAME: Raleigh Burgess
SCHOOL: Sycamore High School
SPORT(S): Basketball
GRADUATING YEAR: 2024
GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT:Signing with Purdue
BIRTHDATE: 9/17/2005
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6'11"-240 lbs.
RESIDENCE: Montgomery
PARENT: Heather Burgess
BIGGEST INFLUENCE: “Heather Burgess ”
FUTURE GOAL: National champion

Sycamore High School's all-star big man is 6'11", 240 lb. senior Raleigh Burgess, who has committed to play his basketball collegiately at Purdue University. He averages over 14 points a game, a league-leading 9.3 rebounds a game, a league-leading 3.5 blocks per game and 1.4 assists per game for the 15-5 Aviators, sitting atop the GMC. He has been rated as one of the top big men in the state of Ohio.

His many big games this season include those vs Fairfield (24 points-12 rebounds-8 blocks), two games vs. Mason (24 points-10 rebounds and 23 points-10 rebounds), and Lakota West (21 points-9 rebounds).

Last season as a junior, missing part of the season with a leg injury, Raleigh averaged 14 points-9.5 rebounds-3.2 blocks per game. He led the league in rebounds and blocks per game plus field goal percentage (63.5%). Raleigh earned several honors for his play, including being named first-team all-GMC, second-team all-city (Enquirer) and second-team all-SWO District. The Aviators finished the season at 17-7.

"Raleigh is the most gifted basketball player that I have had the opportunity to coach," says Varsity Head Coach Tim Austing. "More important than his basketball talents is the fact that he is one of the most unselfish, tough players that I have ever been around. It is extremely rare to find a kid with the combination of talent, academics, character, and leadership skills that Raleigh possesses."

A National Honor Society student carrying a 4.2 GPA, Raleigh is active in community service and plays club basketball for the Indiana Elite 3SSB team. He has also played golf for the Aves' varsity team.

COACH'S QUOTE – “Raleigh is a leader and a great teammate. He is tough and competitive. As talented as he is on the floor, it is his character and leadership that are his most valuable skills.”
— Tim Austing, Varsity Basketball Coach



LAROSA'S 2023-2024 MVPs
Ru Mills

NAME: Julia Hunt
WINNER ANNOUNCED: February 13
SCHOOL: Holy Cross High School
SPORT(S): Basketball-Volleyball
GRADUATING YEAR: 2024
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Winning All-A state championships in both basketball and volleyball

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Ru Mills

NAME: Ru Mills
WINNER ANNOUNCED: February 6
SCHOOL: Woodward High School
SPORT(S): Basketball
GRADUATING YEAR: 2024
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Making all-state as a junior

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Seini Henry

NAME: Seini Henry
WINNER ANNOUNCED: January 30
SCHOOL: MPurcell Marian High School
SPORT(S): Basketball
GRADUATING YEAR: 2024
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Committing to Ohio State U.

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liz freihofer

NAME: Liz Freihofer
WINNER ANNOUNCED: January 16
SCHOOL: Cooper High School
SPORT(S): Basketball
GRADUATING YEAR: 2024
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: 9th Region MVP

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thackston mcmullan

NAME: Thackston McMullan
WINNER ANNOUNCED: January 9
SCHOOL: St. Xavier High School
SPORT(S): Swimming
GRADUATING YEAR: 2024
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Helping team win state championship, earning four gold medals in four events.

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Faith Young

NAME: Faith Young
WINNER ANNOUNCED: January 2
SCHOOL: Harrison High School
SPORT(S): Volleyball
GRADUATING YEAR: 2024
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Being given the opportunity to play college volleyball for a nationally ranked program.

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bradley poppell

NAME: Bradley Poppell
WINNER ANNOUNCED: December 26
SCHOOL: Moeller High School
SPORT(S): Soccer
GRADUATING YEAR: 2024
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: High school All-American

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Elise Marchal

NAME: Elise Marchal
WINNER ANNOUNCED: December 19
SCHOOL: Kings High School
SPORT(S): Basketball-Volleyball
GRADUATING YEAR: 2024
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: 2nd in the state in 2024 class

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Greta Harmeyer

NAME: Logan Verax
WINNER ANNOUNCED: December 12
SCHOOL: Ryle High School
SPORT(S): Football-Basketball
GRADUATING YEAR: 2024
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: NKY Top 26 Football Player

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Greta Harmeyer

NAME: Greta Harmeyer
WINNER ANNOUNCED: December 5
SCHOOL: Seton High School
SPORT(S): Soccer
GRADUATING YEAR: 2024
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Winning Div. I state title junior year

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Willie Rodriguez

NAME: Willie Rodriguez
WINNER ANNOUNCED: November 28
SCHOOL: Covington Catholic High School
SPORT(S): Football-Wrestling
GRADUATING YEAR: 2024
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Winning region as a freshman in wrestling

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Alivia Skidmore

NAME: Alivia Skidmore
WINNER ANNOUNCED: November 21
SCHOOL: St. Henry High School
SPORT(S): Volleyball
GRADUATING YEAR: 2024
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Committing to a D-I program and winning a state championship

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Brayden Eldridge

NAME: Brayden Eldridge
WINNER ANNOUNCED: November 14
SCHOOL: Badin High School
SPORT(S): Soccer
GRADUATING YEAR: 2024
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Setting the record for most career goals for Badin soccer.

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Riley Tarvin

NAME: Riley Tarvin
WINNER ANNOUNCED: November 7
SCHOOL: Seton High School
SPORT(S): Soccer
GRADUATING YEAR: 2024
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: "Helping my team win a state championship."

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Koy Beasley

NAME: Koy Beasley
WINNER ANNOUNCED: October 31
SCHOOL: La Salle High School
SPORT(S): Football-Track
GRADUATING YEAR: 2024
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Anchoring two state championship 4x100 relay teams

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Millie Cluxton

NAME: Millie Cluxton
WINNER ANNOUNCED: October 24
SCHOOL: Seton High School
SPORT(S): Soccer
GRADUATING YEAR: 2024
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: "Winning state my junior year; committing to play Div. I college soccer."

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Jordan Marshall

NAME: Jordan Marshall
WINNER ANNOUNCED: October 17
SCHOOL: Moeller High School
SPORT(S): Football
GRADUATING YEAR: 2024
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Ohio Gatorade Player of the Year

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Piper Farris

NAME: Piper Farris
WINNER ANNOUNCED: October 10
SCHOOL: Cincinnati Country Day
SPORT(S): Soccer-Basketball-Softball
GRADUATING YEAR: 2024
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Soccer state championship in junior year

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Terhyon Nichols

NAME: Terhyon Nichols
WINNER ANNOUNCED: October 3
SCHOOL: Withrow High School
SPORT(S): Football-Basketball-Track
GRADUATING YEAR: 2024
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: 36 D-I scholarship offers/CPS Scholar-Athlete of the Month

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Ana Manning

NAME: Ana Manning
WINNER ANNOUNCED: September 26
SCHOOL: Milford High School
SPORT(S): Soccer
GRADUATING YEAR: 2024
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Selected as an All-American

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Quaid Hauer

NAME: Quaid Hauer
WINNER ANNOUNCED: September 19
SCHOOL: Wyoming High School
SPORT(S): Football-Basketball
GRADUATING YEAR: 2024
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Going to state in football

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Kelsey Niesen

NAME: Kelsey Niesen
WINNER ANNOUNCED: September 12
SCHOOL: Roger Bacon High School
SPORT(S): Volleyball
GRADUATING YEAR: 2024
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: High school state finals; AAU National 16 Open finals

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Talon Fisher

NAME: Talon Fisher
WINNER ANNOUNCED: September 5
SCHOOL: Fairfield High School
SPORT(S): Football
GRADUATING YEAR: 2024
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Starting as a freshman

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McKenzie Carle

NAME: McKenzie Carle
WINNER ANNOUNCED: August 29
SCHOOL: Seton High School
SPORT(S): Soccer
GRADUATING YEAR: 2024
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Winning state cup and making it to the nationals for club team in the same year

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Koy Beasley

NAME: Koy Beasley
WINNER ANNOUNCED: October 31
SCHOOL: La Salle High School
SPORT(S): Football-Track
GRADUATING YEAR: 2024
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Anchoring two state championship 4x100 relay teams

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Millie Cluxton

NAME: Millie Cluxton
WINNER ANNOUNCED: October 24
SCHOOL: Seton High School
SPORT(S): Soccer
GRADUATING YEAR: 2024
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: "Winning state my junior year; committing to play Div. I college soccer."

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Jordan Marshall

NAME: Jordan Marshall
WINNER ANNOUNCED: October 17
SCHOOL: Moeller High School
SPORT(S): Football
GRADUATING YEAR: 2024
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Ohio Gatorade Player of the Year

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Piper Farris

NAME: Piper Farris
WINNER ANNOUNCED: October 10
SCHOOL: Cincinnati Country Day
SPORT(S): Soccer-Basketball-Softball
GRADUATING YEAR: 2024
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Soccer state championship in junior year

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Terhyon Nichols

NAME: Terhyon Nichols
WINNER ANNOUNCED: October 3
SCHOOL: Withrow High School
SPORT(S): Football-Basketball-Track
GRADUATING YEAR: 2024
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: 36 D-I scholarship offers/CPS Scholar-Athlete of the Month

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Ana Manning

NAME: Ana Manning
WINNER ANNOUNCED: September 26
SCHOOL: Milford High School
SPORT(S): Soccer
GRADUATING YEAR: 2024
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Selected as an All-American

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Quaid Hauer

NAME: Quaid Hauer
WINNER ANNOUNCED: September 19
SCHOOL: Wyoming High School
SPORT(S): Football-Basketball
GRADUATING YEAR: 2024
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Going to state in football

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Kelsey Niesen

NAME: Kelsey Niesen
WINNER ANNOUNCED: September 12
SCHOOL: Roger Bacon High School
SPORT(S): Volleyball
GRADUATING YEAR: 2024
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: High school state finals; AAU National 16 Open finals

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Talon Fisher

NAME: Talon Fisher
WINNER ANNOUNCED: September 5
SCHOOL: Fairfield High School
SPORT(S): Football
GRADUATING YEAR: 2024
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Starting as a freshman

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McKenzie Carle

NAME: McKenzie Carle
WINNER ANNOUNCED: August 29
SCHOOL: Seton High School
SPORT(S): Soccer
GRADUATING YEAR: 2024
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Winning state cup and making it to the nationals for club team in the same year

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