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GOOD LUCK TIGERS IN FRIDAY'S STATE TITLE GAME!
Loveland pulled some magic again in its 38-35 double-overtime victory over Zanesville in the DII State semi-final game played November 29. The Tigers trailed with seconds remaining and got a score on a pass from quarterback Drew Plitt to Giavanni Ricci to send the game into overtime. Deja vu you say? Well, keep reading!
HOW THEY GOT THERE: In opening round playoff action, the Tigers defeated Vandalia Butler 54-0 on November 8 to advance to the second round of the State playoffs. The Tigers then defeated Northwest 45-14 to advance to the Regional finals against Mt. Healthy. Read more HERE. And it seems the whole town is behind them! Read more HERE. The Tigers showed incredible heart in their come-from-behind 35-28 win against Mt. Healthy on November 22. Luke Waddell and Gunner Gambill each tallied two touchdowns, and Mike Weber's 81-yard fumble recovery and return for a touchdown in the final 1:30 sealed the victory for the Tigers. Read more HERE. Loveland advanced to play Zanesville in the State semis. Read more HERE.
All-City awards went to Colin Joseph, Isaac Vock, Reid Waddell, Brian Bullock (Loveland) and Ben Correll (Anderson). Colin and Isaac were named Golfers of the Year and Andy Fredette (Loveland) Coach of the Year in the Conference! Congratulations!
Milford's Megan Creager and Aly Severns both qualified for the District Girls' Golf tournament based on their fine play at the September 30 Sectional tourney. Megan shot an 80 to finish sixth, while Aly fired an 84 to place twelfth. Megan was named Golfer of the Year and Sandy Garrison (Milford) Coach of the Year in the Conference!
All-State selections included Kings' Amina Ismail, who was named to the All-Ohio Second Team. See complete list HERE. She was Conference champion, Sectional runner-up, and District champion before competing at State. Amina was also named Player of the Year and Steve Levine (Walnut Hills) Coach of the Year in the Conference! Great season Amina!
All-City recipients included Trevor Thompson, Tim Dulle, and Adam Kupferberg (Turpin); Thomas Moore (Milford); Logan Weidmann (Walnut Hills); and Brad Faust (Loveland). In addition, Turpin's Jamie Harloff was named the Public School Coach of the Year. Trevor was named Player of the Year and Jamie Harloff (Turpin) Coach of the Year in the Conference! Congratulations!
All-State selections were as follows: Thomas Moore (Milford) and Trevor Thompson (Turpin)!
All-City recipients included Sydney Dudley and Corynne Swift (Loveland); Alexis Kiehl, Morgan Shafer, and Kaitlynn Kiehl (Walnut Hills); Payton Atkins and Maryellen Tully (Turpin); Erin Beurket and Mackenzie Kern (Milford); Patrice DiPasquale (Kings); and Makenna Lavatori (Glen Este). Sydney was Player of the Year and Todd Kelly (Loveland) Coach of the Year in the Conference! Congratulations!
All-State honors went to Sydney Dudley (Loveland), Payton Atkins (Turpin), and Alexis Kiehl (Walnut Hills). Congratulations!
All-City selections have been announced and can be found HERE. Congratulations to Kings' Riley Brashear, Anderson's Mackenzie Honn, and Glen Este's Jenny Howell who were named to the Second Team squad! Riley was named Player of the Year and Amanda Schuler (Kings) Coach of the Year in the Conference. Congratulations!
BOYS' CROSS COUNTRY:
DISTRICT UPDATE: Kings placed second in its Division; team members included Andrew Lakes, Ben Matheus, Luke Widdig, L.J. Brant, Noah Diebel, Ben Cooper, and Eli Elkins. Individual qualifiers also included A.J. Erdaty (Milford) and Nick Stone (Anderson). REGIONAL UPDATE: Kings' Andrew Lake finished fourteenth and advanced to the STATE competition! STATE UPDATE: Andrew finished 67th in the Division I boys' race! Andrew was named Runner of the Year and Jim Brant (Kings) Coach of the Year in the Conference!
GIRLS' CROSS COUNTRY:
DISTRICT UPDATE: Walnut Hills and Turpin finished second and third respectively in their Division and advance in the team competition. Walnut Hills team members included Olivia Connaughton, Kelley Coleman, Grace O'Donnell, Collier Summay, Hannah Schroeder, Lily Roudebush, and Heather Luken. Turpin team members included Isabella King, Elena Polivka, Mallin Blaxall, Rachel Scardina, Jenny Morton, Riley Fanning, and Emma Hauserman. Individual qualifiers included Cara Schildmeyer (Anderson), Kristen Sevier (Kings), and Mackenzie Johnson (Loveland). REGIONAL UPDATE: Anderson's Cara Schildmeyer and Walnut Hills' Olivia Connaughton advanced to the State Meet on November 2 based on their tenth and thirteenth place finishes respectively in the Regional Meet on October 26. Congratulations ladies! STATE UPDATE: Olivia finished 36th and Cara 39th at the State championships! Cara was named Runner of the Year and Andy Wolf (Anderson) and Missy Siemers (Turpin) Coaches of the Year in the Conference!
AP All-District selections can be found HERE. Congratulations to Loveland's Nate Slagel and Charlie Lawler who were named Offensive and Defensive Players of the Year respectively. In addition, the Tigers' Fred Cranford was named Coach of the Year.
AP All-State selections included Loveland's Fred Cranford and Nate Slagel who were named Division II Coach of the Year and Offensive Player of the Year respectively. Other First Team selections included Tiger teammates Andrew Alten and Charlie Lawler. Second Team picks included Loveland's Brian Popp and Walnut Hills Nilijah Ballew, while Anderson's Josh Correll was named to the Third Team. To see the complete list of Division II selections, click HERE.
Loveland's Nate Slagel won the Ohio National Guard Football Player of the Week for week one of the current football season. Nate rushed for 228 yards and four touchdowns in the season opener, a 35-6 win over Butler. Nate was also one of five finalists for the WLWT.com Beacon Orthopaedics Primetime Performer of the Week for his performance on September 6 against Lebanon. He led the Tigers to the 49-7 win.
Milford's Drew Ashcraft was named the Ohio National Guard Football Player of the Week for his performance during week two of the current football season. He accounted for six touchdowns and 278 total yards on offense for the Eagles as they defeated Shroder 38-26 on September 6. Congratulations Drew!
Loveland's Luke Waddell and Anderson's Kevin Rogers were among a dozen players in contention for WCPO's Player of the Week honors for their performances during week three of the football season. Luke led the Tigers to a convincing 35-7 win over Oak Hills, rushing for 175 yards and three touchdowns. Kevin led the Redskins to a 43-36 win over Harrison, accounting for five touchdowns and over 400 yards in offense.
Milford's Jack Young earned WCPO's Player of the Week honors for his three touchdown performance in week four against Woodward, leading the Eagles to a 36-0 win over Woodward.
Anderson's Kevin Rogers was nominated for the Ohio National Guard Football Player of the Week honors for his play in week four against Walnut Hills. Kevin led the Redskins to a 40-13 win with over 100 yards on the ground and three touchdowns.
Loveland's Nate Slagel was one of six nominees for the Cincinnati Enquirer's Player of the Week for week four, a week that saw him rush for 225 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the Tigers' 44-14 win over Glen Este.
Anderson's Josh Correll earned WCPO's Player of the Week award for his week five performance, a 31-22 victory over Milford. Josh ran back an interception for a 62-yard touchdown and had a fumble recovery for the Redskins. He also returned two kicks for 46 yards.
Walnut Hills' Kevin Blount was one of five nominees up for the Ohio National Guard Cincinnati High School Player of the Week award. He accounted for 317 yards of total offense and a pair of touchdowns in the Eagles' 24-8 win over Shroder in week five.
Anderson's Kevin Rogers is in the running for the Enquirer Player of the Week for his week five performance against Milford. He rushed for 158 yards and a touchdown, and he passed for 138 yards and another score in the Redskins' 31-22 win.
Kings' DeAndre Barnett was nominated for the WCPO Player of the Week for his week six performance, a 38-25 win over Walnut Hills. DeAndre accounted for over 275 total yards of offense and three touchdowns. He was also in the running for the Ohio National Guard Player of the Week award, along with Glen Este's Tyler Pilcher, who won the award! Tyler threw for 225 yards and four touchdowns in the Trojans' 55-14 win over Milford.
Turpin's Austin Jackson was nominated for week eight's WCPO Player of the Week. The placekicker converted on both of his field goal attempts to lead the Spartans to a big 6-0 win over Anderson.
In week eight action, a pair of ECC players were in the running for WCPO Player of the Week honors - Loveland's Brian Popp and Glen Este's Tyler Pilcher. Brian played an outstanding game defensively, including a 70-yard interception return for a touchdown in the Tigers' 63-15 win over Walnut Hills. Tyler led the Trojans to a 42-12 win over Anderson by passing for over 200 yards and five touchdowns.
Kings' Amina Ismail was named LaRosa's MVP for the week of October 22. Amina was a Sectional runner-up and District champion this fall, as well as a four-time Conference champion. Read more HERE.
Kings' Ryan Maquire was nominated as WCPO's Football Player of the Week for his play during week nine, a 35-17 win over Glen Este. He accounted for over 250 yards of total offense and three touchdowns in the win.
Loveland's Gunner Gambill won the WCPO Player of the Week Award for his fine play against Northwest in the OHSAA playoffs. He led the Tigers to a convincing 45-14 win by rushing for 242 yards and a pair of touchdowns.
Three ECC players are in contention for the Ohio National Guard Player of the Year Award. Loveland's Nate Slagel, Glen Este's Tyler Pilcher, and Milford's Drew Ashcraft are among the ten finalists for the honor. Vote HERE.
Turpin swimmer Shaylynn Spelman headlines our first winter Athlete of the Week nomination. She is up for the LaRosa's Athlete of the Week for the week beginning December 2. Sign up to vote HERE.
Both Kings and Turpin High Schools were in the running for the Tri-State Football's Gold Star Chili's Team of the Week recognition based on their week two performances on the gridiron. The Knights downed Piqua 24-23, while the Spartans defeated Wyoming 31-28.
The Anderson Redskins were in contention for Tri-State Football's Gold Star Chili's Team of the Week honors for week four of the current football season. The Redskins downed Walnut Hills 40-13 in their ECC opener!
Glen Este was in contention for WCPO's Team of the Week award for the Trojans' big 20-12 win against Turpin in week five. Congratulations to head coach Nick Ayers and the entire Trojan squad!
Glen Este was one of eleven teams nominated for the Tri State Football Team of the Week award. The Trojans downed Milford in week six 55-14.
Both Turpin and Loveland were in contention for WCPO's Team of the Week honors for their week seven wins on the gridiron, and Loveland walked away with the honor! The Tigers defeated Winton Woods 7-6 to remain undefeated on the season. Congratulations to both squads!
Week nine nominations for WCPO's Team of the Week included Kings. The Knights ran their record to 6-3 overall and 4-1 in the Conference with a 35-17 win over Glen Este.
Week ten nominations for WCPO's Team of the Week included Walnut Hills. The Eagles defeated Turpin 38-28 to run their record to 4-6 overall and 2-4 in the ECC.
Loveland is in contention for the JJHuddle Ohio National Guard Team of the Year! That's right, Team of the YEAR! Vote HERE.