Let the games begin!

With high school and college sports on hold and canceled, respectively, our sports staff has compiled a March Madness-style bracket of the greatest Montgomery County athletes of all-time for our readers to vote on.

Below you will find Round of 64 polls for Region I (2014-2018), as well as some information on each athlete. Each athlete name is followed by their primary sport and the high school they graduated from. All athletes included spent their formative years in Montgomery County.

Voting for this round ends at 5 p.m. Sunday, April 12.

[1] Simone Biles, Gymnastics (2015)

Olympic gold medalist; 19-time world champ

[16] Eric Schmid, Football, The Woodlands (2017)

MoCo POY, all-state; plays at Sam Houston

[8] Aubrey Leach, Softball, The Woodlands (2015)

NCAA All-American; HS All-American

[9] John Lewis III, Track, Willis (2015)

HS state champ; NCAA national champ

[5] Quentin Grimes, Basketball, College Park (2018)

McDonald’s All-American; Gatorade Texas POY

[12] Adam Kloffenstein, Baseball, Magnolia (2018)

MLB second-round pick; USA 18U Team

[4] Luken Baker, Baseball, Oak Ridge (2015)

MLB second-round pick; Gatorade National POY

[13] Courtney Eckenrode, Volleyball, The Woodlands (2014)

Gatorade Texas POY; USA Today, MaxPreps POY

[3] Tripp Piperi, Track and Field, The Woodlands (2017)

NCAA champion; NCAA All-American

[14] Carly Graham, Volleyball, Oak Ridge (2018)

Under Armour All-American; plays at Rice

[6] Grant Gunnell, Football, St. Pius X (2018)

State-record holder for passing yards, TDs

[11] Jordan Groshans, Baseball, Magnolia (2018)

MLB first-round pick; HS All-American

[7] KeSean Carter, Track, The Woodlands (2018)

HS state track champ; all-state football

[10] Chris Platt, Track, Willis (2014)

NCAA track All-American; all-state football

[2] Lucie Nordmann, Swimming, The Woodlands (2018)

11-time state champ; NCAA All-American

[15] Casey Dixon, Softball, Willis (2017)

Gatorade Texas POY; All-Greater Houston POY

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