Best Of 2016

2016 Sports & Recreation Reader Picks: Cincinnati's best athletes and recreation destinations as selected by CityBeat readers.

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Overall Local Athlete

1 / Andy Dalton (Bengals)
2 / A.J. Green (Bengals)
3 / Brandon Phillips (Reds)

Bengal (Current)

1 / Andy Dalton
2 / A.J. Green
3 / Tyler Eifert

Red (Current)

1 / Brandon Phillips
2 / Joey Votto
3 / Billy Hamilton

Cyclone (Current)

1 / Cody Carlson
2 / Christiaan Minella
3 / Mike Hammond

UC Bearcat (Current)

1 / Troy Caupain (Men’s Basketball)
2 / Octavius Ellis (Men’s Basketball)
3 / Gunner Kiel (Football)

Xavier Musketeer (Current)

1 / Myles Davis (Men’s Basketball)
2 / Trevon Bluiett (Men’s Basketball)
3 / Jalen Reynolds (Men’s Basketball)

NKU Norse (Current)

1 / Christine Roush (Women’s Basketball)
2 / Jalen Billups (Men’s Basketball)
3 / Jake Giesler (Men’s Basketball)

Team (Professional)

1 / Bengals
2 / Reds
3 / Cyclones

Team (Amateur/Semi-Pro)

1 / Cincinnati Rollergirls
2 / Florence Freedom
3 / Black-n-Bluegrass Rollergirls

Team (College)

1 / Xavier Men’s Basketball
2 / UC Men’s Basketball
3 / UC Football

Team (High School)

1 / Elder Football
2 / Colerain Football
3 / Walnut Hills Basketball

Coach/Manager (High School)

1 / Doug Ramsey (Elder Football); 
     Tyler Barrott (Withrow Soccer) (TIE)
2 / Tom Bolden (Colerain Football)
3 / Tony Johnson (Walnut Hills Girls’ Basketball)

Coach/Manager (Pro/College)

1 / Chris Mack (Xavier Basketball)
2 / Marvin Lewis (Bengals)
3 / Mick Cronin (UC Basketball)

Golf Course (Public)

1 / Blue Ash Golf Course
2 / Devou Park Golf Course
3 / Aston Oaks Golf Club

Pick-Up Basketball Court

1 / UC Campus Recreation Center
2 / Oakley Playground
3 / Fort Thomas Armory

Soccer Facility

1 / Soccer City
2 / Town & Country
3 / Cincinnati Sports Mall

Softball Fields

1 / Rumpke Park
2 / Schmidt Field
3 / Expressway

Tennis Courts

1 / Sawyer Point
2 / Cincinnati Tennis Club
3 / Lunken Airport Playfields

Volleyball Courts

1 / Hahana Beach
2 / The Sandbar
3 / Cincinnati Sand Volleyball