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2017-18 promises to be an exciting year for the Eastern Cincinnati Conference!  

The Eastern Cincinnati Conference welcomes West Clermont Schools to the Conference.  The West Clermont District is a result of the consolidation of Glen Este and Amelia High Schools.  Read more HERE.  The Conference also welcomes three new athletic directors, James Collins from West Clermont, Jonas Smith from Withrow, and Steve Ellison from Walnut Hills; as well as new Principals at Anderson (Rob Fellows), Walnut Hills (John Chambers), West Clermont (Randy Gebhardt), and Withrow (John Corey).  

This will be the sixth year for the ECC website.  The website nearly reached the four million mark in "hits' on the site this past year.  Check the site daily for updated stories and statistics for your school's athletes and teams.  One of the features that I am especially proud of is the weekly salute to our Athletes of the Week.  Last year, we recognized just under 700 athletes!  

In addition to the website, stay up-to-date on ECC athletic news by visiting Facebook and Twitter.   Also, check out a large number of sports stories each month by clicking on the "In The News" link above.  Often times, these are more "school specific" stories from other media outlets and school websites.

Best of luck to all of our fine athletes, coaches, athletic directors, administrators, and parents this year!  You are what make the Eastern Cincinnati Conference the great conference that it truly is!

FOOTBALL:  Turpin is looking to defend its 2016 ECC football title under new head coach Kent McCullough.  Last season, the Spartan finished with a perfect 10-0 regular season record, and joined Kings and Anderson in the OHSAA playoffs.  So far this fall, the Anderson Redskins are the lone remaining unbeaten squad at 4-0.  Conference play began last week, with Anderson, Milford, West Clermont, and Loveland notching wins.

BOYS' GOLF:  Milford captured its third straight ECC boys' golf crown last fall.  This year's preseason tournament was won by Turpin, with Loveland's Austin Huynh taking medalist honors with a 74.  Check out the results HERE.  The postseason tournament is slated for September 28.

GIRLS' GOLF:  The Loveland Lady Tigers will be shooting for their third straight ECC championship on the links this fall.  The Lady Tigers captured the Preseason Shootout, with Alejandra Bonet earning medalist honors.  See complete results HERE.  The Postseason tournament is scheduled for Thursday at Walden Ponds.

GIRLS' TENNIS:  Turpin walked away with the 2016 Conference title, finishing the regular season with a perfect 6-0 record.  The Lady Spartans matched last year's performance with another 6-0 regular season record and ECC tournament title!

BOYS' SOCCER:  Anderson will be competing for its second straight league title after finishing the 2016 campaign with a 6-0-1 regular season record.  Anderson and Turpin have begun the season with a combined fifteen victories (through September 17).

GIRLS' SOCCER:  The Lady Tigers from Loveland will be looking for their fourth ECC championship in the past five years.  The squad finished 6-0 in the regular season last fall, and has begun this season by winning its first nine contests.

BOYS' CROSS COUNTRY:  The Kings Knights will be hoping to run to back-to-back ECC titles this fall.  The Conference Meet is scheduled for October 14 at Valley View beginning at 4:30 pm.

GIRLS' CROSS COUNTRY:  Turpin captured the 2016 ECC championship and will be aiming for its third title in the last four years.  The Conference Meet is scheduled for October 14 at Valley View beginning at 4:30 pm.

VOLLEYBALL:  Turpin had spectacular 2016 season, finishing with a stellar 13-1 regular season record.  The Lady Spartans will be looking to win their fourth straight Conference title this fall.  Loveland sits atop the ECC standings with a perfect 6-0 record, while Anderson and Turpin sit at 5-1 (through September 17).

Kings' Kayla Matson (girls' golf), West Clermont's Bradyn Riffle (boys' soccer) and Molly Stockton (girls' tennis), Anderson's Joey Buscani (boys' soccer), Loveland's Brice Grieshop (girls' soccer), and Milford's Lisa Sullivan (volleyball) were finalists for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award, announced August 21.

Milford's Blake King and Kings' Nak'emon Williams were finalists for the WLWT Primetime Performer award, announced August 25.

Milford's Blake King, Kings' Nak'emon Williams, and West Clermont's Max Beckman were finalists for the Tristate Football Player of the Week award, announced August 27.

Kings and West Clermont were finalists for the Tristate Football Gold Star Chili Team of the Week award, announced August 28.  Congratulations to West Clermont for winning the award!  Read more HERE.

West Clermont and Milford were nominees for the Enquirer Football Team of the Week award, announced August 28.  In addition, Milford's Blake King and Kings' Nak'emon Williams (football), Loveland's Austin Huynh (boys' golf), Milford's Noah Burnett (boys' soccer), Anderson's Devi Andreadis (girls' soccer), Kings' Nate Muenchen (boys' cross country), Turpin's Samantha Bush and Kings' Leah Maschino (girls' cross country), and Milford's Braeden Kennedy (water polo) were finalists for the Athlete of the Week award. Congratulations to Austin for winning the award in boys' golf and to Milford for winning the team award.  Read more HERE.

Kings' Nak'emon Williams was named the WLWT Blitz 5 Dominant Performer of the Week award winner, announced August 31.  See photo HERE.

Anderson's Jay Volpenhein and Kings' Nak'emon Williams earned spots on the WLWT Blitz 5 Offense of the Week, announced August 31.  See photo HERE.

Kings' Hunter Jessee and Ethan Young earned spots on the WLWT Blitz 5 Defense of the Week, announced August 31.  See photo HERE.

Anderson's Jay Volpenhein and Kings' Nak'emon Williams were finalists for the WLWT Primetime Performer award, announced September 1.  

Anderson was a finalist for the Tristate Football Gold Star Chili Team of the Week award, announced September 3.

Anderson's Jay Volpenhein was a finalist for the Tristate Football Player of the Week award, anbnounced September 4. 

Anderson is a finalist for the Enquirer Football Team of the Week award.  The Redskins' Jay Volpenhein (football), Joseph Ingram (boys' cross country), and Jack Vogele (boys' soccer); West Clermont's Maddie Walker (girls' cross country); Turpin's Cash Renfro (boys' golf); Walnut Hills' Katie Hallinan (girls' golf); and Milford's Casey Broxterman (girls' golf) were finalists for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award, announced September 6.  Congratulations to Cash and Casey for winning the award!  Read more HERE.

Walnut Hills' linebackers were named the WLWT Blitz 5 Football Unit of the Week for their performance against Ross, announced September 7.  See photo HERE.  

Milford's Bryce Dugan and Loveland's Natron Webster and Ricky Deutsch were named to the WLWT Blitz 5 Defense of the Week, announced September 7.  See photo HERE.

Turpin's Quinton Wilson, Milford's Cameron Kells, and Anderson's Kevin Stone, Nick Turchiano, and Jay Volpenhein were named to the WLWT Blitz 5 Offense of the Week, announced September 7.  See photo HERE.

Anderson's Jay Volpenhein was named the winner of the WLWT Blitz 5 Primetime Performer award, announced September 12.  Read more HERE.

Turpin's Griffen Durso and Anderson's Jay Volpenhein were finalists for the Tristate Football Player of the Week award, announced September 10.  

Anderson was in contention for the Enquirer Football Team of the Week award, announced September 12.

Milford's Justin Horn (boys' golf), Kings' Alex Swayne (girls' golf), Turpin's Caitlin Fisher (girls' tennis), and West Clermont's Maddie Walker (girls' cross country) were finalists for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award, announced September 12. 

Anderson's Kyle Blaha is a finalist for the Tristate Football Player of the Week award, announced September 17.  Vote HERE.

The Milford Eagles are in contention for the Tristate Football Gold Star Chili Team of the Week award, announced September 17.  Vote HERE.

Anderson's Kyle Blaha (football) and Karley Steinher (girls' soccer); Milford's Bryce Dugan (football) and Bre Severns (girls' golf); Kings' Alex Swayne (girls' golf) and Carolyn Bruns (girls' soccer); Loveland's Pete Matuszak (boys' golf) and Ansley Richards (girls' cross country); and Walnut Hills' Makensie Long (girls' tennis) are finalists for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award, announced September 18.  Vote HERE.

FOOTBALL
Anderson (#3 in Division II)
Kings and Turpin (#7 in Division II)
Loveland (#10 in Division II)
Milford (#9 in Division I)

BOYS' SOCCER
Anderson (#2)
Turpin (#8)

GIRLS' SOCCER
Loveland (#1)
Turpin (#7)

VOLLEYBALL
Loveland (#6)
Anderson (#8)

BOYS' GOLF
Loveland (#5)
Turpin (#8)
Anderson (#9)

GIRLS' GOLF
Loveland (#8)
Kings (#9)

BOYS' CROSS COUNTRY
Kings (#4)
Anderson (#7)

GIRLS' CROSS COUNTRY
Kings (#3)
Turpin (#5)
Anderson (#8)

GIRLS' TENNIS
Turpin (#5)
Loveland (#7)
Walnut Hills (#10)

FALL ECC STATE QUALIFIERS

Congratulations to Walnut Hills' Lilly O'Toole and Turpin's Caitlin Fisher for advancing to the October 21-22 State Tennis Championships!  Caitlin placed fourth in the State!  Read more HERE.  Check out the complete singles bracket HERE.  Congratulations to both young ladies!

Turpin cross country runner Ben Gothard advanced to the November 5 State Meet at National Trail Raceway.  Congratulations! In girls' cross country, Turpin's Samantha Bush and Kings' Hannah Rasmussen also advanced to the State Meet!  Samantha placed fifth overall!  See final results HERE.  Congratulations!

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FOOTBALL:  Congratulations to the Turpin Spartans, your 2016 ECC football champions.  The Spartans finished the year with a perfect 10-0 regular season record.  Read more HERE.  Player of the Year honors went to Anderson's Jay Volpenhein and Kings' Tyler Knecht (Offensive) and Turpin's Lang Evans (Defensive).  Coach of the Year recognition went to Turpin's Rob Stoll.  First Team All-District honors went to Turpin's Lang Evans (Defensive Player of the Year), Harry Sands, and Will Hausfeld; Anderson's Jake Newton and Jay Volpenhein; and Kings' Dan Sichterman and Matt Sichterman.  Second Team recognition went to Milford's Chase Witte and Andrew Johnson; Anderson's Dylan Browning; Kings' Tyler Knecht; Walnut Hills' Jowon Briggs; Turpin's Sammy Myres and Jack Tyszkiewicz; and Loveland's Cameron Beck and Drew Graflin.  Honorable Mention recipients included Turpin's Jack Campbell, Drew Spencer, Luke Bohenek, and Colin Thompson; Anderson's Amadaz Jones, Austin Watt, Zeke Correll, Kyle Blaha, and Harrison Hill; Glen Este's Eli Ulsh and Elijah Johnson; Loveland's Luke Waddell; and Kings' Raymon Potter and Grant Coleman.  ALL-STATE HONORS:  AP All-State honors went to Turpin's Lang Evans (First Team), while Anderson's Jake Newton earned Third Team recognition.  Kings' Matt Sichterman and Dan Sichterman, Turpin's Harry Sands and Will Hausfeld, and Anderson's Jay Volpenhein earned Honorable Mention honors.  POSTSEASON UPDATES:  Turpin advanced to the second round of the playoffs, following the Spartans 40-14 win over Harrison.  Read more HERE.  The Spartans then fell to LaSalle in second round action to finish their great season at 11-1.  Kings and Anderson fell in the opening round in heartbreaking fashion.  Both teams were driving toward a potential win in the final minutes of their games before losing.  Congratulations to all three squads!

BOYS' GOLF:  This year's Preseason tournament title went to the Milford.  The Eagles finished five shots ahead of runner-up Loveland (307-312).  Milford's Nathan Arnold was Medalist with a 72 - two shots ahead of runner-up Cash Renfro from Turpin.  The Postseason tourney was won by Kings (picture below), although Milford won the overall ECC crown for the third straight year.  Postseason tournament top three finishers were Milford's Nathan Arnold, who earned Player of the Year honors, Kings' Matt Shumar, and Loveland's Brandon Bishop.  Kings' John Karabinus earned Coach of the Year honors.  POSTSEASON RECAP:  Loveland advanced as a team to the District golf tournament after finishing fourth in the Sectional tourney.  Joining the Tigers were Milford's Nathan Arnold and Aaron Wade and Kings' Matthew Shumar, who advanced as individuals.

GIRLS' GOLF:  The Preseason tournament was held August 11 at Walden Ponds, with Loveland walking away with the victory.  Medalist honors went to the Lady Tigers' Alejandra Bonet, who shot an 83.  She finished just ahead of teammate Lindsey Bachmann (86).  The Postseason tournament was held September 22 at Walden Ponds, with the Loveland Lady Tigers coming away with the championship.  And, just like in 2015, Loveland reign as your Eastern Cincinnati Conference winners!  Walnut Hills' Katie Hallinan was Medalist of the Postseason tourney, with Loveland's Alejandra Bonet and Lindsey Bachmann finishing second and third respectively.  Alejandra was named Player of the Year.  Coach of the Year honors went to Anderson's Darin Hausberger, Loveland's Barb Orsinelli, and Turpin's J.K. Buck.  POSTSEASON RECAP:  The Loveland Lady Tigers advanced to Districts with their fourth place team finish.  Walnut Hills' Katie Hallinan reigned as Sectional champion after firing a 73 and also advanced to the District tourney.