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Arielle Gonzalez-Varner Joins The 1000-Point Club!

Congratulations to Walnut Hills' Arielle Gonzalez-Varner who collected her 1000th point on December 29 in a game against visiting Winton Woods.  The senior entered the game needing 16 points to reach the milestone.  She poured in 17 points in the first half, leading her team to a convincing 60-26 victory.

BOYS' BASKETBALL:  The Milford Eagles and Kings Knights shared the Conference title last winter.  The Eagles had a great postseason run, winning the Sectional title and finished with a 22-4 record.  This season, Walnut Hills sits atop the Conference standings with a 10-1 ECC record heading into this week's action.  Kings is right behind the Eagles with an 8-2 record.  The two will square off Wednesday in what could decide the ECC title.  POSTSEASON UPDATES:  Sectional match-ups are as follows:  Loveland vs. Amelia February 18 at Lakota West HS at 6 pm, Milford vs. Middletown February 19 at Lakota West HS at 6 pm, Withrow vs. St. Xavier February 19 at Lakota West HS at 7:30 pm, Turpin vs. Lakota West February 20 at Hamilton HS at 7:30 pm, Kings vs. Little Miami February 20 at Fairfield HS at 8 pm, Anderson vs. winner of Milford vs. Middletown February 23 at Lakota West HS at 6 pm, Glen Este vs. winner of Elder vs. Edgewood February 24 at Lakota West HS at 6 pm, and Walnut Hills vs. winner of Turpin vs. Lakota West at Hamilton HS at 7:30 pm.

GIRLS' BASKETBALL:   Glen Este has clinched the 2015-16 ECC Championship.  The Lady Trojans are currently 19-1 overall record and a perfect 13-0 in ECC action.  Read more HERE.  POSTSEASON UPDATES:  Sectional match-ups are as follows:  Loveland vs. St. Ursula February 13 at Lakota East at 12 pm, Anderson vs. Princeton February 13 at Lakota East at 1:30 pm, Withrow vs. Lakota West February 13 at Lakota East at 3 pm, Milford vs. Middletown February 13 at Sycamore at 4 pm, Kings vs. Northwest February 13 at Harrison at 4 pm, Walnut Hills vs. Fairfield February 15 at Lakota East at 7:30 pm, Glen Este vs. winner of Lakota East vs. Amelia February 16 at Sycamore at 7:30 pm, and Turpin vs. winner of Milford vs. Middletown February 17 at 6 pm.

WRESTLING:  Glen Este captured its third ECC crown in the past four years, after winning the February 6 ECC Championships by over 100 points over runner-up Anderson.  Final results can be found HERE.

BOYS' SWIMMING:  Turpin became the first boys' team to win the ECC title twice, finishing ahead of runner-up Walnut Hills at the January 24 ECC Swimming Championships.  All-ECC awards will be announced shortly.

BOYS' DIVING:  Congratulations to Milford's Joel Adams (right) who won this year's ECC title at Milford on January 21.  Anderson's Kent Johnson and Jonnyz Harm placed second and third respectively.  POSTSEASON UPDATES:  Congratulations to the following divers who have qualified for the District Meet:  Milford's Joel Adams and Nolan Nye, Loveland's Alex Scharfenberger, Anderson's Jonnyz Harm and Kent Johnson, Walnut Hills' Nate Smith, and Turpin's Jonathan Dowd.  Districts will be held February 16 at Miami University.

GIRLS' SWIMMING:  This year's ECC Swimming Champions were the Lady Spartans of Turpin, finishing ahead of second place finisher Kings by fifteen points.  All-Conference awards will be announced shortly.

GIRLS' DIVING:  Congratulations to Turpin's Rory Blankenship, Glen Este's Bethany Berger, and Turpin's Lily Malone who finished first, second, and third respectively at the January 21 Conference Championships at Milford.  The trio is pictured below (left to right:  Lily, Bethany, and Rory).

ACADEMIC QUIZ TEAM:  The Eagles of Walnut Hills are shooting for their fourth straight Academic Quiz Team championship, after finishing last winter with a perfect 14-0 ECC record.  The Eagles have begun the 2015-16 season with a perfect 10-0 record.  This year's tournament is scheduled for February 24 at Harrison High School.  

BOYS' BOWLING:  Anderson is looking to defend its ECC Championship from last winter.  The boys finished 13-1 last year to finish two games ahead of runner-up Milford.  Anderson sits atop the Conference standings with a 11-1 record.  Glen Este is right behind with a 10-2 mark.  At the January 10 ECC/SWOC Showdown, Glen Este finished second behind Northwest.  Anderson placed third in the event held at Northwest Lanes.

GIRLS' BOWLING:  The Lady Trojans of Glen Este have rolled to a 17-0 overall record (13-0 in ECC play) this season, clinching their fourth straight ECC title.  In addition, the squad captured the championship in the January 9 ECC/SWOC Showdown at Northwest Lanes.

GYMNASTICS:  The ECC doesn't sponsor gymnastics, but the Turpin Lady Spartans had quite a year last winter.  The girls finished runner-up in the city tournament and Haley Witherell advanced to the State Championships.  The first big competition of the 2015-16 season was the Cincinnati Country Day Indian Cup, held on January 8.   The Lady Spartans placed third in the meet, with Witherell finishing first in the floor.  Anderson's Casey Gittelman finished as the All-Around Champion with wins in both the vault and the bars!

CHEER AND DANCE:  The ECC's first cheer and dance competition was held last year at Withrow in late February.  Glen Este captured the title in the cheer competition, while Kings won the dance competition.  This year's competitions were held February 7 at Withrow.  Milford won the Cheer competition, while Kings won the Dance competition.

BOYS' BASKETBALL
Kings (#8)
Walnut Hills (#9)

GIRLS' BASKETBALL
Glen Este (#4)
Turpin and Walnut Hills (#9)

WRESTLING
Glen Este (#5)

BOYS' BOWLING
Anderson (#7)
Glen Este (#8)

GIRLS' BOWLING
Glen Este (#2)
Milford (#10)

BOYS' SWIMMING
Anderson (#6)
Turpin (#7)
Walnut Hills (#8)
Kings (#9)

GIRLS' SWIMMING
Kings (#4)
Turpin (#5)
Loveland (#8)
Walnut Hills (#9)

Turpin's Caitlin Fisher was a finalist for the JJ Huddle Girls' Tennis Player of the Week award, announced August 25.

Glen Este's Tyler Pilcher was a finalist for the LaRosa's MVP of the Week award, announced August 31.

Walnut Hills' Kiley Keehan was a finalist for the JJ Huddle Girls' Soccer Player of the Week award, announced September 1.

Milford's Abby Swensen and Walnut Hills' Katie Hallinan were finalists for the JJ Huddle Girls' Golfer of the Week award, announced September 1.

Walnut Hills' Katie Hallinan was a finalist for the JJ Huddle Girls' Golfer of the Week award, announced September 8. 

Loveland's Eden DeAtley won the JJ Huddle Girls' Tennis Player of the Week award, announced September 14.  Read more HERE.

Glen Este's Robby Boone was a finalist for the WCPO Mercy Orthopedics Football Player of the Week award, announced September 7.

Both Kings' Dan Sichterman and Loveland's Luke Waddell were in contention for the WCPO Mercy Orthopedics Football Player of the Week award, announced September 13. 

Loveland's Haley Florence was a finalist for the JJ Huddle Girls' Golfer of the Week award, announced September 15. 

Loveland's Luke Waddell was in contention for the JJ Huddle Football Player of the Week award, announced September 15. 

Both Turpin's Griffin Durso and Glen Este's Jacob Hamilton were finalists for the WCPO Mercy Orthopedics Football Player of the Week award, announced September 20.

Milford's Abby Swensen was a finalist for the Cincinnati.com Player of the Week award, announced September 21.

Turpin's Caitlin Fisher and Walnut Hills' Lilly O'Toole were finalists for the JJ Huddle Girls' Tennis Player of the Week award, announced September 22.

Milford's Dawson Stone won the WCPO Mercy Orthopedics Football Player of the Week award, announced October 2.  Read more HERE

Glen Este's Robby Boone was a finalist for the WCPO Mercy Orthopedics Football Player of the Week award, announced October 5.

Loveland's Luke Waddell was in contention for the Cincinnati.com Athlete of the Week award, announced October 5.

Milford's Ben Greenwell was among the nominees for the LaRosa's MVP of the Week award, announced October 6.

Kings' Tyler Knecht was a finalist for the WCPO Mercy Orthopedics Football Player of the Week award, announced October 11.

Walnut Hills' Jamiera Lunsford was a finalist for the Cincinnati.com Athlete of the Week award, announced October 11.

Both Loveland's Drew Plitt and Turpin's Luke Bohenek were finalists for the WCPO Mercy Orthopedics Football Player of the Week award, announced October 18.

Loveland's Drew Plitt was in the running for the LaRosa's MVP of the Week award, announced October 20.

Loveland's Luke Waddell and Claire Ruben were named the WLWT Blitz 5 McDonald's Student-Athletes of the Week, announced October 23.  Read more HERE.

Loveland's Cameron Beck and Kings' Avery Koller were finalists for the WCPO Mercy Orthopedics Football Player of the Week award, announced October 25.

Walnut Hills' Katie Hallinan won the JJ Huddle Girls' Golfer of the Week award, announced November 2.  Read more HERE.

Loveland's Luke Waddell was a finalist for the WCPO Mercy Orthopedics Football Player of the Week award, announced November 1.

Anderson's Luke Fickenworth and Kayla Griffin were named the WLWT Blitz 5 McDonald's Student-Athletes of the Week, announced November 6!  Read more HERE.

Loveland's Brice Grieshop was a finalist for the JJ Huddle Girls' Soccer Player of the Week award, announced November 10.

Turpin's Caroline Mink and Brad Herndon were named the WLWT Blitz 5 McDonald's Student-Athletes of the Week, announced November 13!  Read more HERE.

Kings' Tyler Knecht and Loveland's Colleen Swift were finalists for the Cincinnati.com Athlete of the Week award, announced November 15.

Kings' Tyler Knecht was a finalist for the JJ Huddle Football Player of the Week award, announced November 17.

Loveland's Claire Beran won the JJ Huddle Girls' Soccer Player of the Week award, announced November 23.  Read more HERE.

Anderson's Austin Travis and Glen Este's Brady Dunigan were finalists for the JJ Huddle Boys' Bowlers of the Week award, announced December 1.

Anderson's DeAnthony McCallum was a finalist for the Cincinnati.com Athlete of the Week award, announced December 13.

Glen Este's Jasmine Hale was a finalist for the Cincinnati.com Athlete of the Week award, announced December 27.

Glen Este's Courtney Chaffin was named the Clermont Sun Athlete of the Week, announced December 24.  Read more HERE.

Glen Este's Drew Coulter was a finalist for the JJ Huddle Girls' Bowler of the Week award, announced January 5.  Vote HERE.

Anderson's Casey Gittelman was a finalist for the Cincinnati.com Athlete of the Week award, announced January 10.  Vote HERE.

Anderson's Joey Stevens won the JJ Huddle Boys' Bowler of the Week award, announced January 18.  Read more HERE

Anderson's Joey Stevens was a finalist for the JJ Huddle Boys' Bowler of the Week award, announced January 19.

Both Turpin's Rory Blankenship and Kings' Megan Sichterman are finalists for the JJ Huddle Girls' Swimmer of the Week award, announced January 26.  Megan was announced as the winner on February 1.  Read more HERE.

Both Turpin's Jonathan Erickson and Milford's Joel Adams were in contention for the JJ Huddle Boys' Swimmer of the Week award, announced January 26.

Anderson's DeAnthony McCallum was a finalist for the Blitz 5 Beacon Orthopedics Primetime Performer award, announced January 29.

Loveland's Conner Homan was a finalist for the Cincinnati.com Athlete of the Week award, announced January 30.

Glen Este's Danielle Cooper and Brady Dunigan were finalists for the JJ Huddle Bowlers of the Week award, announced February 2. 

Walnut Hills' Arielle Gonzalez-Varner is a finalist for the LaRosa's MVP of the Week award, announced February 2.  Vote HERE.

Kings' Jake Bedinghaus and Ellie Jelinek were named the Blitz 5 McDonald's Student-Athletes of the Week for February 5.  Check out the video HERE.

Both Kings and Walnut Hills were finalists for the Tri State Football Team of the Week award, announced August 31.

The Milford Eagles were in contention for the WLWT Blitz 5 Wildcard Game of the Week competition, announced August 28.

The Turpin Spartans were in contention for the WLWT Blitz 5 Wildcard Game of the Week competition, announced September 5. 

The Glen Este Trojans were finalists for the Tri State Football Gold Star Chili Team of the Week award, announced September 7. 

The Anderson Redskins were finalists for the JJ Huddle Boys' Soccer Team of the Week award, announced September 8.

The Kings Knights were in contention for the Tri State Football Gold Star Chili Team of the Week award, announced September 15.

The Kings Lady Knights were finalists for the JJ Huddle Girls' Cross Country Team of the Week award, announced September 15.  

The Walnut Hills - Withrow game was in contention for the WLWT Blitz 5 Wildcard Game of the Week competition, announced September 18. 

Glen Este and Turpin were finalists for the Tri State Football Gold Star Chili Team of the Week award, announced September 20. 

Turpin was a finalist for the JJ Huddle Girls' Tennis Team of the Week award, announced September 22.

Loveland was a finalist for the JJ Huddle Girls' Soccer Team of the Week award, announced September 22.

The Kings Knights were finalists for the Tri State Football Gold Star Chili Team of the Week award, announced September 27.

Turpin was in contention for the JJ Huddle Volleyball Team of the Week award, announced September 29.

Turpin was a finalist for the JJ Huddle Boys' Soccer Team of the Week award, announced September 29.

Turpin was a finalist for the Tri State Football Gold Star Chili Team of the Week award, announced October 5.

Walnut Hills won the JJ Huddle Girls' Soccer Team of the Week award, announced October 12.  Read more HERE.

The Turpin Lady Spartans were finalists for the JJ Huddle Girls' Cross Country Team of the Week award, announced October 6. 

Anderson was a finalist for the JJ Huddle Boys' Cross Country Team of the Week award, announced October 6.

The Kings Knights were finalists for the Tri State Football Gold Star Chili Team of the Week award, announced October 11.

The Turpin Lady Spartans were finalists for the JJ Huddle Volleyball Team of the Week award, announced October 13.

The Milford at Walnut Hills football game was up for the WLWT Blitz 5 Wildcard Game of the Week, announced October 16.

The Glen Este Trojans were up for the Tri State Football Gold Star Chili Team of the Week award, announced October 18.

The Kings Lady Knights won the JJ Huddle Girls' Cross Country Team of the Week award, announced October 26.  Read more HERE.  

Kings and Loveland were in contention for the Tri State Football Gold Star Chili Team of the Week award, announced October 25. 

Glen Este and Turpin were finalists for the Tri State Football Gold Star Chili Team of the Week award, announced November 1.  Glen Este won the honor, announced November 6.  Read more HERE.

Loveland won the JJ Huddle Girls' Soccer Team of the Week award, announced November 9.  Read more HERE.

The December 4 Anderson at Milford boys' basketball game was up for the WLWT Blitz 5 Wildcard Game of the Week, announced November 27.

Anderson was a finalist for the JJ Huddle Boys' Bowling Team of the Week award, announced December 1.

The December 11 Withrow at Turpin boys' basketball game was in contention for the WLWT Blitz 5 Wildcard Game of the Week, announced December 11.

Glen Este was a finalist for the JJ Huddle Girls' Bowling Team of the Week award, announced December 15. 

The Turpin at Walnut Hills boys' basketball game was up for the Blitz 5 Wildcard Game of the Week, announced January 8.

Walnut Hills was a finalist for the JJ Huddle Boys' Basketball Team of the Week award, announced January 26.

The Turpin Lady Spartans were finalists for the JJ Huddle Swim Team of the Week award, announced January 26.

The Turpin Spartans were in contention for the JJ Huddle Boys' Swim Team of the Week award, announced January 26.

The Withrow at Anderson boys' basketball game is up for the Blitz 5 Wildcard Game of the Week award, announced February 5.   Vote HERE.

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