UPDATE: And the Winner in Voting for Patch Athlete of the Week is ...

Stagg wrestling standout Kevin Moylan powered his way to a second-period pin at the Class 3A Lyons Township wrestling regional. He won the 145-pound championship. And he outpolled six others in voting for Patch Athlete of the Week.

Stagg wrestling standout Kevin Moylan outpolled six others in voting for Patch Athlete of the Week, Jan. 29-Feb. 4. He is now eligible for February Patch Athlete of the Month recognition.

The candidates:

Diamond Beatty, junior, guard, girls basketball, Tinley Park. Beatty’s performance against Lemont was a real gem. She scored 23 points and grabbed seven rebounds in leading the Titans to a 59-46 victory.

Martin Einikis, junior, forward, boys basketball, Oak Lawn. Two games, 57 points. Einikis torched Eisenhower for 38 points in the Spartans’ 81-70 victory. Earlier in the week, he scored 19 points in Oak Lawn’s 44-41 victory over Evergreen Park.

Cassidy Glenn, senior, forward, girls basketball, Providence Catholic. Glenn scored 27 points in the Celtics’ 44-42 victory over Carmel. Then, she erupted for 14 of her 21 points in the first quarter of Providence’s 55-42 victory over Bishop McNamara.

Henry Hicks, senior, guard/forward, boys basketball, Bloom Township. Hicks—with 17 points—supplied an offensive spark in the Blazing Trojans’ 77-27 victory over Kankakee. He hit double figures again (11 points) in a 64-44 victory over Rich East.

Kevin Moylan, senior, wrestling, Stagg. Moylan scored a 3-minute 44-second fall over Jack Bates of Lyons Township to capture the 145-pound championship at the Class 3A Lyons Township Regional. The win pushed Moylan’s record to 38-0.

Josh Ruettiger, junior, wrestling, Lincoln-Way West. Ruettiger scored a 17-2 victory over Bremen’s Ricky Olson to win the 152-pound championship in the Class 2A Lincoln-Way West Regional. Ruettiger takes a 35-8 record into the Lemont Sectional.

Stephen Zieler, senior, swimming, Sandburg. Zieler sped to victory in the 100-yard backstroke event in the Southwest Suburban Conference meet. He was clocked in 53.83 seconds. He also was a member of three winning relay teams and helped the Eagles capture the team title in a runaway at Lockport High School.

Attention Coaches: Like to Nominate Your Athlete Next Week? Email nominations to Sports Editor Ron Kremer (ron.kremer@patch.com). Nominations must be received by noon on Monday for consideration. Please include a photo or photos of your nominee and detailed information on why he or she is a deserving candidate for the weekly award. Weekly winners are eligible for Patch Athlete of the Month recognition.

Susan February 14, 2012 at 05:24 PM
I have been SO ANGRY that I haven't been even wanting to comment for the sake of keeping my spirits up and knowing that HENRY HICKS WON THIS HANDS DOWN!!! PERIOD! We (my family and friends) worked tiredlessly all week voting for Henry Hicks and we monitored these results on a regularly basis. The competition was always between Cassidy and Henry with only a few votes to separate the two of them. On the last day of the voting process late afternoon, Kevin jumps from approx. 700 to over 4,000...then up to 8,000 in less than an hour???? Come on there isn't that much refreshing in the world or that many people voting in that amount of time. It toke all of us (my family and friends) to vote all week CONSTANTLY to get Henry up to those 4,000 votes and I'm sure Cassidy's family can vouch just the same, because they were on it just as we were. Then Kevin gets 4,000 votes in a matter of minutes. Its a shame that we have strayed away from being fair and having dignity. These are young people who are growing up and this is how we show them the world works? Wow...that's why we have to continue to fight 10x's as much as the next person but you can't take away from the fact that Henry Hicks won this competition... but in God's eye he is a winner ANYWAY.
Antonio C. February 14, 2012 at 05:35 PM
Yes, Henry Hicks was ROBBED of his HONOR of ATHLETE of the Week. If all was fair, where did all of the votes come from in two clicks? and it took over 4 days for Henry and Cassidy to get to where they got. One vote at a time. "WINNERS DON'T CHEAT AND CHEATERS DON'T WIN."
Susan February 14, 2012 at 05:45 PM
You cheated and you know it...Henry Hicks, Henry Hicks! He is the winner!
Stella Nyder February 14, 2012 at 08:56 PM
I don't normally follow the athlete of the week polls... but I wanted to respond as there are hurt and angry feelings here... understandably so! Unfortunately, there is a way that someone can vote multiple times in one day.!!! I know because I had suspected as such from commenters a while back about Mrs Rains as District 161 new Superintendent polls. I wanted to prove a point so I decided to see if it was possible to vote more than once in the same day. In fact I was able to vote a number of times using neighboring patch websites..from my main computer and my laptop. I don't know if this happened here but it is possible for many people to vote more than once...from neighboring patch websites and other computers in their homes including logging in... Ron I know there was no tampering from your end but commenters who are competitive will find ways to "cheat' the system. I hope this is helpful to the Patch team because it does need to be addressed...
Anonymous February 15, 2012 at 03:53 PM
@ Stella we know that you can vote multiple times...that's what we were doing and Cassidy's family was doing it too...you are missing the point...we voted multiple times for hours and days. And I do mean HOURS and days constantly closing out, refreshing etc. The POINT here is THERE IS NO WAY TO get 8,000 VOTES IN SUCH A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME....even if you had a laptop going, desktop, whatever it isn't possible.


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