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A SALUTE TO OUR SPRING STATE CHAMPIONS!

The Withrow Lady Tiger track team captured the Division I State Championship on June 6.  Head coach Darren Braddix, who is leaving Withrow to become the Athletic Director at Colerain, has coached track for seventeen years and this was his first State title.  Ayanna O'Neal led the way for Withrow with a State Championship in the 100 meter hurdles and as a part of the winning 4x100 meter relay team (along with Niyah Carpenter, Doneasha Brewer, and Destiny Pennington) and second place 4x400 meter relay team (with Mercedes Smith, Carpenter, and Pennington).  The 4x200 meter relay team of Pennington, Carpenter, J'Alyiea Smith, and M. Smith also finished second.  Brewer finished second in the individual 200 meters as well.  Read more HERE.

BOYS' TENNIS:  ECC UPDATE:  Congratulations to the Turpin Spartans, winners of this year's ECC boys' tennis championship for the second straight year!  Turpin's Grant Wendel earned Player of the Year honors and Spartan head coach Kate Rodgers earned Coach of the Year accolades.  OHSAA TOURNAMENT UPDATES:  Congratulations to the following Division I District qualifiers:  The Turpin doubles team of Brett Schubert and Grant Wendel (Sectional champions) and singles players Will Sultan (Anderson), Andrej Novakovic (Turpin), and Laine Harrett (Walnut Hills).  Although all of these players fell short of qualifying for the State Championships, they enjoyed tremendous seasons nevertheless!

BASEBALL:  ECC UPDATES:  Congratulations to the Milford Eagles for winning their third consecutive Eastern Cincinnati Conference title.  Players of the Year honors went to Milford's Brad Hall and Glen Este's Peyton Burdick.  Coach of the Year recognition went to Milford's Tom Kilgore

SOFTBALL:  ECC UPDATES:  The Milford Lady Eagles won their second straight Eastern Cincinnati Conference championship.  Glen Este's Brooke Parker and Milford's Kelsey Seitz were named Players of the Year, while Milford's Christy Gregory earned Coach of the Year recognition.  OHSAA TOURNAMENT RECAP:  Glen Este, Milford, and Kings each represented the ECC in separate District Championship games this spring.  Congratulations to all three squads!  POSTSEASON HONORS:  Congratulations to Glen Este's Brooke Parker and Milford's Kelsey Seitz for earning First Team Southwest District All-Metro honors this spring.  Second Team recognition went to Kings' Chrissy Ramsey and Loveland's Maggie Bailey, while Anderson's Lindsey Corbitt earned Honorable Mention honors.  See the complete list HERE.  In addition, both Brooke Parker (First Team) and Kelsey Seitz (Second Team) earned OHSFSCA All-State honors.

BOYS' TRACK:  Congratulations to our 2015 Conference champions from Loveland.  See complete results of the 2015 ECC Championships HERE.  Conference Athletes of the Year were Turpin's Andrew Patty, Kings' Tommy Bruns, and Withrow's Albert Kalala.  Coach of the Year honors went to Loveland's Jim Vanatsky.  REGIONAL QUALIFIERS:  Congratulations to the Loveland Tigers who finished fourth in the District team standings.  The following athletes have advanced to the May 27 & 29 Regional Meet:  Loveland's Nate Slagel (100 meters), Giovanni Ricci (110 hurdles and high jump), Zion Wynn (400 meters), Taylor Florence (pole vault), Jordan Davis (long jump), Michael Ralph (discus), and the 4x100 and 4x200 meter relays; Withrow's Aaron Shannon (200 meters), Kymari Gates (400 meters), Albert Kalala (high jump District Champion), Rashaun O'Neal (long jump District Champion), and the 4x100 meter relay District Champion, 4x200 meter relay District Champion, and 4x400 meter relay; Turpin's Andrew Patty (800 meters) and the 4x800 meter relay; Kings' David Weed (110 and 300 hurdles); Milford's David DiSilvestro (300 hurdles District Champion);  Walnut Hills' 4x200 meter relay; Anderson's Jake Bridges (shot put); and Glen Este's Jacob Hamilton (pole vault) and Austin Snyder (discus District Champion).  See complete District Meet results HERE.  REGIONAL MEET RECAP:  Congratulations to Loveland on the Tigers' fourth place team finish at Regionals and to the Withrow Tigers who placed fifth. The following athletes reached the State Meet:  Loveland's Giovanni Ricci (110 hurdles Regional Champion and high jump), Zion Wynn (400 meters), Taylor Florence (pole vault), and the 4x200 meter relay; Withrow's Albert Kalala (high jump Regional Champion), 4x200 meter relay Regional Champion, and 4x400 meter relay; and Glen Este's Austin Snyder (discus).  Complete Regional results can be found HERESTATE MEET PLACERS:  Loveland's Giovanni Ricci finished fifth in the high jump and seventh in the 110 meter hurdles, Taylor Florence finished eighth in the pole vault, and Zion Wynn placed eighth in the 400 meters;  Withrow's Albert Kalala placed fifth in the high jump; and Withrow's 4x200 meter relay placed second.  Complete Division I State Meet results can be found HERE.

GIRLS' TRACK:  Congratulations to our 2015 Conference champions from Withrow.  See complete results of the 2015 ECC Championships HERE.  Athlete of the Year honors went to Kings' Lily Bunse and Leah Maschino.  Coach of the Year recognition went to Withrow's Darren Braddix.  REGIONAL QUALIFIERS:  Congratulations to the Withrow Lady Tigers for finishing as District runner-up, while Walnut Hills (third) and Kings (fourth) also represented the ECC well.  The following athletes have advanced to the May 27 & 29 Regional Meet:  Withrow's Doneasha Brewer (100 meters District Champion, 200 meters District Champion, and long jump), Niyah Carpenter (100 meters and long jump), Destiny Pennington (200 meters), Mercedes Smith (400 meters), Ayanna O'Neal (100 hurdles District Champion and 300 hurdles District Champion), J'Alyiea Smith (300 hurdles and high jump), and the 4x100 meter relay District Champion, 4x200 meter relay District Champion, and 4x400 meter relay District Champion; Walnut Hills' Arissa Freeman (100 and 200 meters), Taylor Darks (400 meters District Champion), Adrianna Smith (400 meters), Rachel Berndsen (high jump), Tai'Lynn Jones (long jump District Champion), Keira Hassel (discus), and the 4x100, 4x200, and 4x400 meter relays; Kings' Karleigh Conner (800 meters), Leah Maschino (1600 meters), Sarah Bruns (100 and 300 hurdles), Lily Bunse (pole vault District Champion), and the 4x400 and 4x800 meter relays;  Turpin's Caroline Mink (800 meters), Celia Bostic (100 hurdles), Alexis Thacker (pole Vault), and the 4x800 meter relay; Loveland's Gabby Dierling (100 hurdles), Riley Massey (high jump), and Ally Kluender (discus); and Milford's Clare Carthueser (discus District Champion).  See complete District Meet results HERE.  REGIONAL MEET RECAP:  Congratulations to the Withrow Lady Tigers who won the Regional team title.  Walnut Hills finished fourth.  The following athletes have advanced to the State Meet on June 5-6:  Withrow's Ayanna O'Neal (100 hurdles Regional Champion and 300 hurdles), Doneasha Brewer (100 meters, 200 meters Regional Champion, and long jump), J'Alyiea Smith (300 hurdles and high jump), Destiny Pennington (200 meters), and the 4x200, 4x100, and 4x400 meter relays Regional Champion in all three; Walnut Hills' Arissa Freeman (100 meters), Taylor Darks (400 meters), Tai'Lynn Jones (long jump Regional Champion), and the 4x200 meter relay; Milford's Clare Cartheuser (discus); and Kings' Lily Bunse (pole vault Regional Champion).  Complete Regional results can be found HERESTATE MEET PLACERS:  Withrow's Ayanna O'Neal finished first in the 100 meter hurdles and fourth in the 300 hurdles, Doneasha Brewer finished second in the 200 meters and eighth in the 100 meters, and the Lady Tigers' 4x100 meter relay placed first, the 4x200 meter relay finished second, and the 4x400 meter relay also finished second.  Walnut Hills' Taylor Darks finished sixth in the 400 meters. Complete Division I State Meet results can be found HERE.

BOYS' LACROSSE:  The OHSLA Division I tournament began May 21 with Loveland defeating Springboro in an exciting overtime match.  The Tigers then downed Elder on May 23 and advanced to the Sweet 16 contest against St. Xavier.  The Tigers fell to the Bombers, but the loss can't dampen a great season by the Tigers!  Anderson competed in the OHSLA Club Division and defeated Little Miami in opening round action and Butler County LC on May 23 to advance to third round play!  The Redskins lost to Bellbrook on May 28 to conclude a successful club season of their own.  POSTSEASON HONORS:  Congratulations to Loveland's Marshal Amon, Mitchell Kenter, Sam Walther, Drew McDonald, Drew Grafflin, and Walnut Hills' Sebi Miller who earned OHSLA Division I All-Region honors.  See the complete list HERE.  Division II honors went to Milford's Jacob Behrens, Jack Young, Trenton Sneed, Justyn Messeder; Kings' Sean McLeod and Jack Reising; and Turpin's Ben Rackley and Brian Steller.  See the complete list HERE.  Anderson's Jordan O'Neil and Cory Hinaman was named to the Club Division All-Region squad.  See the complete list HERE.  The OHSLA All-State honorees included Loveland's Marshal Amon.  See the complete list HERE.  Anderson's Jordan O'Neil was named to the All-State squad in the club division.  See that list HERE.

GIRLS' LACROSSE:  POSTSEASON RECAP:  After defeating Thomas Worthington, Loveland fell 13-12 to a very good Ursuline squad in the third round of the OSLA tournament. POSTSEASON HONORS:  The following athletes earned All-Region honors by the OSLCA:  Anderson's Katie Brulport; Loveland's Savannah Lee, Katie McElveen, and Taylor Woods; Milford's Brianna McCully and Caroline Kerber; Walnut Hills' Monica Kruse and Sherie Cheng; and Kings' Sofia Corrao, Kira Doebereiner, and Sam Paulson.  Congratulations to Loveland's Savannah Lee and Kings' Sofia Corrao who earned OSLCA Second Team All-State honors as well!

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.  MaCio also earned a spot on the JJ Huddle Division I All-Ohio "Supreme Team," honoring the state's top eleven players!  Read more HERE.

  

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 ContinoSTATE 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).

BOYS' GOLF:   ECC UPDATES:  The Milford Eagles captured the overall ECC title, highlighted by their championship in the ECC Tournament.  Tournament Medalists honors went to the Eagles' Nathan Arnold, who shot an even-par 72 at Glenview Golf Course.  Player of the Year honors went to Loveland's Isaac Vock, while Coach of the Year honors went to Milford's Phil Sheldon.  POSTSEASON UPDATES/HONORS:   Loveland placed in a third place tie at Sectionals and advanced to Districts.  Isaac Vock captured Medalist honors with a four-under par 68.  Other team members included Austin Osborne, Mitchell Wagner, Drew Docherty, and Jack Garry.  Individuals to advance to Districts included Anderson's Hartley Stevenson, Milford's Nathan Arnold, and Glen Este's Thomas Zink.

GIRLS' GOLF:   ECC UPDATES:  Milford also captured the girls' overall Conference title behind a strong first place finish in the ECC Tournament.  Kings' Alexandra Swayne captured Tournament Medalist honors with a 77 at Bel-Wood Country Club.  All-Conference awards went to Milford's Megan Creager (Player of the Year) and Kings' Kathy Abrell and Milford's Sandy Garrison (Coaches of the Year).  POSTSEASON UPDATES/HONORS:  In Sectional play, the Milford Lady Eagles placed fourth and advanced to District competition at Weatherwax Golf Course.  Team members included Megan Creager, Abby Swensen, Chelsea Nagy, Rachel Berger, and Maggie Engelman.  Individual District qualifiers included Walnut Hills' Katie Hallinan and Kings' Alexandra Swayne.  STATE-BOUND:  Congratulations to both Megan and Katie for advancing to the State Golf Tournament!

GIRLS' TENNIS:  ECC UPDATES:  The ECC Tournament was held on September 26 with the Walnut Hills Lady Eagles capturing the tourney title, as well as the Conference championship.  The Eagles' Lilly O'Toole was named Player of the Year, while Walnut's Steve Levine earned Coach of the Year recognition.  POSTSEASON UPDATES/HONORS:  First-day Sectional action saw Milford's Amanda Rinehart and Walnut Hills' Lilly O'Toole advance to Districts in singles play, as did the Turpin doubles teams of Ellen Antoniades and Abby Toerner and KatieBercz and Gabby VerdinSTATE-BOUND:  Congratulations to Katie and Gabby, who advanced to State Tennis Tournament this fall!

BOYS' SOCCER:  ECC UPDATES:  Congratulations to Walnut Hills for winning the Conference title and to the Eagles' Daniel Bundschuh for earning Player of the Year honors.  Coach of the Year honors went to Walnut's Eric Rothwell.  POSTSEASSON UPDATES/HONORS:  The Walnut Hills Eagles won the Sectional championship before falling 1-0 in the District finals!  Ohio Scholastic Soccer Coaches' Association (OSSCA) All-State honors went to Walnut Hills' Daniel Bundschuh and Loveland's Ryan Melink (Second Team).  The complete list can be found HERE.

GIRLS' SOCCER:   ECC UPDATES:  Hats off to the Loveland Lady Tigers for capturing the Conference title!  Player of the Year honors went to Corynne Swift (Loveland) and Maryellen Tully (Turpin), while Coach of the Year went to Loveland's Todd Kelly.  POSTSEASON UPDATES/HONORS:  Turpin won both the Sectional and District championships and advanced to the October 28 Regional semi-final match.  In that match, the Lady Spartans defeated Centerville 2-1 in overtime to advance to the Regional finals against Mason.  In the Regional finals, the Lady Spartans' magical postseason run came to an end in a 2-0 loss to the Lady Comets.  Ohio Scholastic Soccer Coaches' Association All-Ohio recognition went to Loveland's Corynne Swift (First Team) and Kings' Patrice DiPasquale and Turpin's Maryellen Tully (Second Team).  The complete list can found HERE.

VOLLEYBALL:  ECC UPDATES:  Congratulations to both Anderson and Turpin for winning the ECC championship!  Anderson's Megan Lemberg was named Player of the Year, while Coach of the Year honors went to Kathy Carboy (Turpin) and Jeff Davis (Anderson).  POSTSEASON UPDATES/HONORS:  TBA

BOYS' CROSS COUNTRY:   ECC UPDATES:  Congratulations to the Turpin Spartans for capturing the ECC title!  The individual winner was Luke Widdig from Kings, who was also named Runner of the Year!  For complete results, click HERE.  Turpin's Marshall Remmele was named Coach of the Year.  POSTSEASON UPDATES/HONORS:  Turpin advanced to the Regional Meet as a team on the strength of the Spartans' fourth place finish at Districts.  Individual Regional qualifiers included Anderson's Josh Gittelman and Nick Stone.  District results can be found HERE and HERE for Division I.  DI Regional results can be found HERE.

GIRLS' CROSS COUNTRY:  ECC UPDATES:  The Conference championship went to the Lady Spartans of Turpin.  The individual race winner was the Lady Spartans' Olivia Connaughton, who was named Runner of the Year.  For complete results, click HERE.  Coach of the Year honors went to Turpin's Melissa Siemers.  POSTSEASON UPDATES/HONORS:  In District competition, Walnut Hills advanced to the Regional Meet as a team, based on the Lady Eagles' second place finish.  Individual Regional qualifiers included Olivia Connaughton and Turpin teammate Rachel Scardina, along with Kings' Hannah Rasmussen and Anderson's Cara Schildmeyer.  Complete District results can be found HERE and HERE for Division I.  DI Regional results can be found HERE.

FOOTBALL:   ECC UPDATES:  The ECC championship went to the Kings Knights, who posted a perfect regular season record of 10-0 overall and 7-0 in the Conference!  The Knights' DeAndre Barnett (Offensive) and Blake Bockrath (Defensive) were named Players of the Year, while Kings' Andy Olds earned Coach of the Year honors.  POSTSEASON UPDATES/HONORS:  The OHSAA playoffs featured a pair of ECC squads - Kings and Glen Este.  The Trojans fell to LaSalle in round one, while the Knights defeated Northwest 42-7 to advance to round two against Mt. Healthy.  Read more HERE.  The Knights fell to the Owls to finish their remarkable season at 11-1.  AP All-District squads were announced in mid-November, and the ECC was once again well represented.  First Team honors went to Kings' Jacob Bedinghaus, DeAndre Barnett, Adam Woeste, Blake Bockrath, Milford's Ben Greenwell, and Loveland's Luke Waddell and Jake Saunders.  Second Team recognition went to Loveland's Evan Burig, Turpin's Lang Evans, and Withrow's Kymari Gates.  Special Mention honors went to Glen Este's Tyler Pilcher, Clayton McCuneJacob Hamilton, Zach Vespie, Nathan Stone, Peyton Burdick, Kings' Tyler Knecht, Tommy Bruns, Josh Rayman, Loveland's Giovanni Ricci, Michael Ralph, Colton Lakes, Milford's Dominick Hathaway, Withrow's Tra'von Barnes, and Anderson's Austin Fucito.  Congratulations!  See the entire list HERE.  AP All-State honors went to the following ECC players:  Ben Greenwell from Milford (Division I) and Blake Bockrath from Kings (Division II) each earned Second Team honors, while Jacob Bedinghaus from Kings earned Third Team honors.  Division II Special Mention recognition went to DeAndre Barnett and Adam Woeste from Kings, along with Loveland's Jake Saunders and Luke Waddell.  Congratulations!  See the complete list HERE.

Another honor was announced just after Christmas, as the Kings' football squad ranked sixth in the state in team GPA and earned All-State Academic recognition.  To be more specific, that's sixth out of over 700 football-playing schools in Ohio!  Congratulations to Coach Olds and the entire Knights' program!

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 was a finalist for the Blitz 5 Beacon Orthopaedics Primetime Performer of the Week award, announced February 20.

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.

Walnut Hills' Taylor Darks was the winner of the Penn Station Athlete of the Month, announced March 3.  Read more HERE.

Walnut Hills' Arielle Varner was a finalist for the JJ Huddle Girls' Basketball Player of the Week award, announced March 3.

Walnut Hills' Taylor Darks WON the LaRosa's MVP of the Week award, announced April 14.

Walnut Hills' Bobby Brokamp was a finalist for the JJ Huddle Baseball player of the Week award, announced April 14.

Anderson's Jordan O'Neill WON the JJ Huddle Boys' Lacrosse Player of the Week award, announced April 20.  Read more HERE

Glen Este's Brooke Parker was a finalist for the JJ Huddle Softball Player of the Week award, announced April 21.

Walnut Hills' C.J. Hughes was a finalist for the JJ Huddle Boys' Lacrosse Player of the Week award, announced April 21.

Withrow's Doneasha Brewer was a finalist for the JJ Huddle Girls' Track Athlete of the Week award, announced April 22.

Both Walnut Hills' Cole Murphy and Milford's Justin Arnold were finalists for the JJ Huddle Baseball Player of the Week award.  Justin WON the weekly award, announced May 4! 

Glen Este's Austin Snyder was a finalist for the JJ Huddle Boys' Track Athlete of the Week award, announced May 5.

Milford's Devon Johnson WON the JJ Huddle Softball Player of the Week award, announced May 25.

Withrow's Ayanna O'Neal was a finalist for the JJ Huddle Girls' Track Athlete of the Week award, announced June 9.

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