Mason track and cross country runner Zach Wills is among six area male high school athletes named as finalists for the LaRosa’s High School MVP of the year. award.
The Mason high School senior won five Ohio state titles in running – three in cross country and two in track. He was twice named the Ohio Gatorade cross country runner of the year. He has signed with Oklahoma State.
Other finalists include Newport Central Catholic football and basketball player Jake Giesler, Colerain football player Jarrett Grace, La Salle basketball player Brandon Neel, Taft basketball and football player Adolphus Washington and Little Miami swimmer Steven Zimmerman.
Wills joins classmate Emily Wright, who was named as one of the six finalists for LaRosa’s female MVP of the Year award.
This year’s winners of the male and female MVP awards will be announced June 26 at the annual Buddy LaRosa’s Sports Hall of Fame banquet at the WCET-TV studio downtown starting at 2 p.m.