At the request of the ECC men's basketball coaches, Turpin senior Robert Hunt has been added to the All-Conference Honorable Mention basketball team! Robert has been such a huge influence on the athletic program at Turpin, specifically the men's basketball team.
Athletic Director Eric Fry jumped at the opportunity to give back to Robert in some way. With the complete support of Kings, both squads were able to give Robert something he's been dreaming of for quite some time ... some playing time! Not to mention, that at this point in the season, he's 1-for-1 and shooting 100 percent from the field! Read more HERE.
Congratulations to Glen Este for capturing Time Warner Cable Sports Channel's football "Play of the Year" award. The winning play came courtesy of the Trojans' kick-off return team and Jake Hamilton's 77-yard touchdown return against Loveland. The play can be seen HERE. The school received a $1000 check to be used for improvements to the Trojans' weight room.
KINGS' SICHTERMAN WINS STATE TITLE!
Kings' sophomore Megan Sichterman won the State Swim Title in the 100 Butterfly! The MVC Swimmer of the Year posted a time of 54.35 for the win. She also finished eighth in the 500 Freestyle, and swam on a pair of Lady Knights' relays. Congratulations Megan, our first winter sports season STATE CHAMPION!
GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Congratulations to the Anderson Lady Redskins for capturing the ECC title for the second time in three years. Anderson's Madison Temple and Chris Carletti were named Player and Coach of the Year respectively.
POSTSEASON AWARDS: Congratulations to the following players who were named to the AP All-Southwest Ohio basketball squad: Anderson's Madison Temple (Third Team) and Kelsey Herbert and Alexis Starks (Special Mention), Glen Este's Jasmine Hale (Special Mention), and Milford's Kelly Noll (Special Mention).
BOYS' BASKETBALL: The Conference championship went to the Milford Eagles and the Kings Knights, who finished Conference play with identical 12-2 records. Walnut Hills' MaCio Teague (pictured below) earned Player of the Year honors, while Milford's Joe Cambron was named Coach of the Year in the ECC.
MILFORD'S POSTSEASON RUN: Milford downed Lakota West, Fairfield, and Middletown on their way to winning the Sectional title! The Eagles then faced Huber Heights Wayne at UD Arena on March 14 in the District Finals. The Eagles fell 63-39 to finish their season 22-4. Read more HERE. POSTSEASON AWARDS: District 16 All-District basketball awards have been announced, and the ECC was well-represented on this year's squad. Milford's Joe Cambron was named Coach of the Year, while Walnut Hills' MaCio Teague was named Player of the Year by the coaches. First Team honorees included Teague and Milford's Will Hannah, while Second Team selections included Walnut's Caleb Tregre and Turpin's Brandon Holaday. The AP All-Southwest Ohio squad included Walnut Hills' MaCio Teague (First Team) and Caleb Tregre (Special Mention), Glen Este's Brad Gardner and Zach Jones (Special Mention), Milford's Will Hannah (Special Mention), and Loveland's Drew Plitt (Special Mention). The AP All-Ohio squad included Walnut's MaCio Teague, who earned Second Tean recognition. See the complete list HERE.
WRESTLING: Congratulations to Glen Este for capturing the ECC Championship! Congratulations to the Trojans' Gage Branson and head coach Chris Redmond for earning Wrestler and Coach of the Year honors respectively. Individual weight class champions were as follows: Glen Este's Oscar Santana (106), Glen Este's Brandon Hertel (113), Glen Este's Angel Santana (120), Glen Este's Gage Branson (126), Glen Este's Brandon Smith (132), Glen Este's Evan Gottis (138), Kings' Michael Sannella (145), Glen Este's Avery Jones (152), Glen Este's Jason Belcher (160), Loveland's Jordan Paul (170), Glen Este's Matt Kennedy (182), Walnut Hills' Quinton Mincy (195), Glen Este's Nate Stone (220), and Glen Este's Seth Crissman (285). Complete results can be found HERE. POSTSEASON UPDATES: The Lebanon Sectional tournament was highlighted by Glen Este's third place finish and Loveland's fifth place finish. Lebanon District qualifiers included Loveland's Jordan Paul (Sectional Champion at 170), Hunter Burns (106), Jonathan Quigley (113), Ty Griffin (126), Conner Homan (160); Glen Este's Oscar Santana (106), Brandon Hertel (113), Gage Branson (120), Evan Gottis (138), Avery Jones (152), Matt Kennedy (182), Nate Stone (195), Seth Crissman (285), Owen Reeves (145); Turpin's Sam Wulfekotter (220), Ben Rackley (195); Milford's Trevor Worley (120), Shaun Burgdorf (126); Anderson's Austin Fucito (182); and Kings' Ricky Brayton (285). Complete Lebanon Sectional results can be found HERE. The lone ECC District qualifier from the Hamilton Sectional was Walnut Hills' Quinton Mincy (195). Complete Hamilton Sectional results can be found HERE. Congratulations to Loveland's Jordan Paul (District Champion) and Glen Este's Nate Stone and Gage Branson for advancing to the State Championships based on their District finishes. Glen Este placed fifth in the Districts. Complete District results can be found HERE. Jordan Paul made his way to the podium by finishing eighth, making him the ECC's lone placer at State! A complete list of locals to make the podium at State can be found HERE, with photos.
GIRLS' SWIMMING AND DIVING: Congratulations to Kings for winning the ECC swimming title. Swimmer of the Year recognition went to Kings' Megan Sichterman and Coach of the Year honors went to Turpin's Rene Contino. STATE UPDATES: ECC State Meet participants included Kings' Megan Sichterman ( STATE CHAMPION in the 100 Butterfly and eighth in the 500 Freestyle), Shannon Jelley (seventeenth in the 100 Butterfly and the 500 Freestyle), Tara Fears (twentieth in the 100 Butterfly), and the 200 Freestyle Relay team of Megan Sichterman, Tara Fears, Shannon Jelley, and Corinne Baber finished twelfth and the 400 Freestyle Relay team of Megan Sichterman, Tara Fears, Shannon Jelley, and Ally Carlin finished seventeenth; Anderson's Marissa Martin (seventh in the 200 Freestyle and the 500 Freestyle); Turpin's Lexie Hardewig (twenty-fourth in the 200 Freestyle and twenty-third in the 500 Freestyle), Stephanie Williams (twenty-fourth in the 500 Freestyle), Taylor Contino (twenty-fourth in the 50 Freestyle), the 200 Freestyle Relay team of Audrey Mooney, Jessica Rupp, Annie Concannon, and Taylor Contino finished twenty-fourth, and the 400 Freestyle Relay team of Taylor Contino, Audrey Mooney, Stephanie Williams, and Lexie Hardewig finished twenty-fourth; and Walnut Hills' Keira Hassel (fourteenth in the 100 Butterfly), Casey Becker (eighteenth in the 500 Freestyle), and Brookley Garry (twelfth in the 100 Breaststroke).
BOYS' SWIMMING AND DIVING: The Turpin Spartans won the Conference championship this winter. Swimmer of the Year honors went to Anderson's Hassler Carroll and Coach of the Year recognition went to Walnut Hills' Greg Lynch. STATE UPDATES: Anderson's Evan Leupen has advanced to the State Diving Meet after finishing sixth at Districts. He finished eleventh in the State, a great accomplishment! Congratulations! ECC swimming performances at Canton included Anderson's Hassler Carroll (fifth in the 200 Freestyle and third in the 500 Freestyle); Turpin's Jonathan Ericksen (seventh in the 500 Freestyle and seventeenth in the 100 Backstroke), Liam Grebert (sixteenth in the 500 Freestyle), and the Spartans' 400 Freestyle Relay team of Jonathan Ericksen, Liam Grebert, Cole Dehlinger, and Matthew Wilson finished twenty-third; and Walnut Hills' Cooper Keener (twenty-fourth in the 100 Backstroke).
ACADEMIC: Our 2015 regular season champions are the Walnut Hills Eagles. The ECC Academic Quiz Team tournament was held March 9 and your 2015 Tournament Champions are the Anderson Redskins! Congratulations to both squads! Player of the Year accolades went to Anderson's Alexander Stringfellow, while Coach of the Year recognition went to Walnut Hills' Joe Filio.
BOYS' BOWLING: Congratulations to Anderson for winning the ECC championship. Anderson's Joey Stevens and Jeff Miracle received Player and Coach of the Year honors. POSTSEASON UPDATES: In February 26 Sectional action, Anderson and Walnut Hills advanced to Districts, along with individual qualifiers Brady Dunigan and Tanner Davis from Glen Este and Josh Cooper, Nathan McGeorge, and Josh Brooksbank from Milford. Anderson team members include Joseph Stevens, William Johnson, Kyle Greulach, Mitchell Hehn, and Travis Hawks. Walnut Hills team members include Brandon Traynum-Davis, Austin Brown, Ben Blacklidge, Brandon Waites, Cameron Waites, Noah Drout, and Connor Fiasco. Districts were held March 4 and Anderson finished fourteenth and Walnut Hills finished twenty-third. The Redskins' Mitchell Hehn was the highest individual finisher at thirty-second. Complete individual District results can be found HERE.
GIRLS' BOWLING: Congratulations to Glen Este for winning its third consecutive ECC championship. The Lady Trojans' Danielle Cooper earned Player of the Year honors. Glen Este's Kevin Briggs received Coach of the Year recognition. POSTSEASON UPDATES: Hats off to the Glen Este girls' bowling team for advancing to Districts by finishing third at the Crossgate Sectionals! Team members include Drew Coulter, Courtney Chaffin, Danielle Cooper, Emily Doppes, Rebecca Rainwater, Madison Wells, Casey Richardson, and Haley Kramer. Individual District qualifiers include Anderson's Carly Anderson (from Colerain Sectional), Milford's Alyna Hook and Sarah Schmidtgesling, and Loveland's Taylar Hayden (Crossgate Sectional champion) and Kassie Naughton! At the March 6 District competition, Loveland's Taylar Hayden (pictured below) advanced to State with her fifth place finish! Glen Este finished fifteenth in the team competition. Complete individual District results can be found HERE.
GYMNASTICS: The City Championships were held at Cincinnati Country Day on February 22. The Turpin Lady Spartans finished in second place behind the fine performance of Haley Witherell. Haley finished as all-around, floor, and beam champion at today's City Gymnastics Championships. She also placed second on bars and fifth on vault, leading the Lady Spartans to a second place team finish! Anderson's Emily Caggiano finished sixth overall, leading the Lady Redskins to a fourth place team finish. STATE BOUND: Turpin's Haley Witherell advanced to the State Meet in the all-around competition, where she finished thirty-first. State all-around results can be found HERE. Haley placed fourth at Districts in both the vault and the floor exercise and fifth in the all-around. In addition, the Lady Spartans' Brittany Gardner was a State alternate on floor. See the complete District results HERE. The Lady Spartans placed third in the District team competition. POSTSEASON HONORS: Turpin's Haley Witherell (vault, beam, and floor) earned All-District honors, as did Anderson's Emily Caggiano (bars and floor) and Turpin's Brittany Gardner (floor).
CHEER AND DANCE: The ECC held its first Cheer and Dance competition on February 28 at Withrow High School. The event was a huge success, as a great crowd came out to support these athletes. Even after the event was rescheduled due to weather, a large crowd still came out! In the cheer competition, Glen Este was the Grand Champion and Milford was the runner-up squad.
In addition, Glen Este's Hailey Campbell won the jump-off competition, and can be seen below.
The overall Champions in the dance category were the ladies from Kings, and can be seen below. Final Dance results were as follows: Kings (334.25), Anderson (292.75), Turpin (276.25), Glen Este (272.25), and Walnut Hills (219.25).
Milford (#6 in Division I)
Milford (#6 in Division I)
Glen Este (#8 in Division I)
Loveland (#10 in Division I)
Loveland (#7 in Division I)
Loveland (#5 in Division I)
No ECC teams in this week's poll
Turpin (#4 in Division I)
Kings (#6 in Division I)
Loveland and Walnut Hills (#7 in Division I)
Kings (#8 in Division I)
Walnut Hills (#2 in Division I)
Withrow (#3 in Division I)