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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.

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.  STILL ALIVE:  Turpin beat Harrison and Little Miami and advances to face Lakota West at Lakota East HS on March 2 at 7:30.

BOYS' BASKETBALL:   The Conference championship is still a three-team race between Milford, Kings, and Walnut Hills.  SECTIONAL MATCH-UPS:  Sectional tournament match-ups are as follows:  Walnut Hills defeated Loveland and advances to face Mt. Healthy at Fairfield HS on March 3 at 6:00, Turpin downed Amelia and will next play St. Xavier at Lakota West HS on March 3 at 6:00, Anderson defeated Harrison and will next face Mason at Hamilton HS on March 4 at 6:00, Milford downed Lakota West and advances to play Fairfield at Lakota West on March 4 at 7:30, and Glen Este vs. Hamilton at Fairfield HS on February 28 at 8:30.

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.

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 ContinoSTATE RESULTS:  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 BOUND:  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:  The ECC Academic Quiz Team tournament is scheduled for March 4 at Turpin HS at 4:00.

BOYS' BOWLING:  Congratulations to Anderson for winning the ECC championship.  In February 26 Sectional action, Anderson and Walnut Hills have 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 are scheduled for March 4.

GIRLS' BOWLING:  Congratulations to Glen Este for winning its third consecutive ECC championship.  The Sectional girls' bowling tournament was held on February 25.  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!  Districts are scheduled for March 5.

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 has advanced to the State Meet in the all-around competition.  She placed fourth at Districts in both the vault and the floor exercise and fifth in the all-around.  She is also an alternate on the balance beam.  In addition, Brittany Gardner is alternate on floor.  See the complete District results HERE.  The Lady Spartans placed third in the District team competition.

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.  The squad  from Glen Este can be seen HERE.  In addition, Glen Este's Hailey Campbell won the jump-off competition, and can be seen HERE.  The overall Champions in the dance category were the ladies from Kings, and can be seen HERE.  Final Dance results were as follows:  Kings (334.25), Anderson (292.75), Turpin (276.25), Glen Este (272.25), and Walnut Hills (219.25).

BOYS' BASKETBALL

Walnut Hills (#7 in Division I)

Milford (#8 in Division I)

GIRLS' BASKETBALL

Anderson (#7 in Division I)

Glen Este (#9 in Division I)

Walnut Hills (#10 in Division I)

WRESTLING

Glen Este (#4 in Division I)

Loveland (#8 in Division I)

BOYS' BOWLING

Anderson (#10 in Division I)

GIRLS' BOWLING

Glen Este (#6 in Division I)

BOYS' SWIMMING

Walnut Hills (#6 in Division I)

Turpin (#7 in Division I)

Anderson (#8 in Division I)

GIRLS' SWIMMING

Kings and Turpin (#4 in Division I)

Walnut Hills (#7 in Division I)

Anderson (#9 in Division I)

Walnut Hills Lilly O'Toole was in contention for JJHuddle's girls' tennis Player of the Week, announced August 18.  Congratulations! 

Milford's Megan Creager was among the finalists for JJHuddle's girls golf Player of the Week, announced August 18.  Congratulations!

WCPO and Tri State Football's Player of the Week nominees for week one of the football season included Loveland's Luke Waddell and Kings' Blake Bockrath.

Milford's Megan Creager was among the finalists for JJHuddle's girls' golf Player of the Week, announced September 1.

Loveland's Nate Slagel was the LaRosa's MVP Award winner for week two, announced September 16. Read more HERE.  

Kings' DeAndre Barnett was a finalist for the Beacon Orthopedics Primetime Performer Award, announced September 6.  He was also a finalist for the Tri-State Football Mercy Orthopedics Player of the Week, announced September 8. 

Milford's Lauren Moeller was among the finalists for JJ Huddle's volleyball Player of the Week, announced September 8. 

Walnut Hills' Daniel Bundschuh was a finalist for the JJ Huddle soccer Player of the Week award, announced September 8.

Both Kings' DeAndre Barnett and Milford's Drew Ashcraft were finalists for the Beacon Orthopedics Primetime Performer Award, announced September 12.

Milford's Amanda Reinhart was among the finalists for the JJ Huddle girls' tennis Player of the Week award, announced September 15.

Milford's Megan Creager was among this week's finalists for the JJ Huddle girls' golf Player of the Week honor!

Kings' Alexandra Swayne WON JJ Huddle's girls' golf Player of the Week honor, announced September 26.  Read more HERE.

Walnut Hills' Lilly O'Toole was in contention for JJ Huddle's girls' tennis Player of the Week honors, announced September 22.

Loveland's Luke Waddell was one of five finalists for the Ohio National Guard Player of the Week award, announced September 23.

Anderson's Austin Fucito and Glen Este's Jacob Hamilton were finalists for the Tri-State Football Player of the Week award, announced September 29.

Kings' Patrice DiPasquale was in contention for JJ Huddle's girls' soccer Player of the Week, announced September 29.

Glen Este's Robby Boone was in contention for the Ohio National Guard Player of the Week award, announced October 7.

Anderson's Austin Fucito WON the Tri-State Football Player of the Week Award, announced October 17.  Read more HERE.

Turpin's Owen Carpenter was among the finalists for the Tri-State Football Player of the Week award, announced October 20.

Milford's Megan Creager was among the finalists for the LaRosa's MVP of the Week award, announced October 21. 

Loveland's Luke Waddell was among the finalists for the Tri-State Football Player of the Week award, announced October 27.

Kings' DeAndre Barnett was among the finalists for the LaRosa's MVP of the Week award, announced October 30. 

Both Kings' DeAndre Barnett and Milford's Zach Laudermilk were in contention for the Tri-State Football Player of the Week award, announced November 3. 

Anderson's Joey Stevens (boys) and Glen Este's Courtney Chaffin (girls) were finalists for the JJ Huddle Bowler of the Week award, announced December 8.  Joey won the week-long vote and was named Bowler of the Week. 

Anderson's Joey Stevens was again a finalist for the JJ Huddle Boys' Bowler of the Week award, announced December 15. 

Glen Este's Danielle Cooper was named the JJ Huddle Girls' Bowler of the Week award, announced December 19. 

Walnut Hills' Keira Hassel was a finalist for the JJ Huddle Swimmer of the Week award, announced January 13. 

Walnut Hills' MaCio Teague was a finalist for the JJ Huddle Boys' Basketball Player of the Week award, announced January 20. 

Walnut Hills' MaCio Teague was also a finalist for the LaRosa's MVP award, announced January 20.  On February 9, he was announced as the WINNER!  Read more HERE.

Milford's Ryan Gallimore was a finalist for the Beacon Orthopaedics Primetime Performer of the Week award, announced January 23. 

Loveland's Kassie Naughton WON the JJ Huddle Girls' Bowler of the Week award, announced February 2. 

Both Kings' Megan Sichterman and Turpin's Audrey Mooney were finalists for the JJ Huddle Girls' Swimmer of the Week award, announced January 27.

Both Walnut Hills' Laith Barakat and Anderson's Hassler Carroll were finalists for the JJ Huddle Boys' Swimmer of the Week award, announced January 27.

Both Robby Perry and Jessica Doughman have been honored as Blitz 5 Student-Athletes of the Week, announced January 30.  Read more HERE.

Milford's Alyna Hook was a finalist for the JJ Huddle Girls' Bowler of the Week award, announced February 10.  

Walnut Hills' MaCio Teague was a finalist for the JJ Huddle Boys' Basketball Player of the Week award, announced February 17.

Walnut Hills' MaCio Teague is a finalist for the Blitz 5 Beacon Orthopaedics Primetime Performer of the Week award, announced February 20.  Vote HERE.

In addition, MaCio Teague has been nominated as a finalist for the JJ Huddle Boys' Basketball Player of the Year award, announced February 26.  Vote HERE.

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