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2017-18 promises to be an exciting year for the Eastern Cincinnati Conference!  

The Eastern Cincinnati Conference welcomes West Clermont Schools to the Conference.  The West Clermont District is a result of the consolidation of Glen Este and Amelia High Schools.  Read more HERE.  The Conference also welcomes three new athletic directors, James Collins from West Clermont, Jonas Smith from Withrow, and Steve Ellison from Walnut Hills; as well as new Principals at Anderson (Rob Fellows), Walnut Hills (John Chambers), West Clermont (Randy Gebhardt), and Withrow (John Corey).  

This will be the sixth year for the ECC website.  The website nearly reached the four million mark in "hits' on the site this past year.  Check the site daily for updated stories and statistics for your school's athletes and teams.  One of the features that I am especially proud of is the weekly salute to our Athletes of the Week.  Last year, we recognized just under 700 athletes!  

In addition to the website, stay up-to-date on ECC athletic news by visiting Facebook and Twitter.   Also, check out a large number of sports stories each month by clicking on the "In The News" link above.  Often times, these are more "school specific" stories from other media outlets and school websites.

Best of luck to all of our fine athletes, coaches, athletic directors, administrators, and parents this year!  You are what make the Eastern Cincinnati Conference the great conference that it truly is!

BOYS' BASKETBALL:  The Walnut Hills Eagles look to defend their 2016-17 ECC Championship this winter.  Last year's Conference title by the Eagles broke a string of three straight championships by Kings.

GIRLS' BASKETBALL:  Kings and Walnut Hills shared last year's Conference title, and this winter should be another competitive campaign in the ECC.

WRESTLING:  The Loveland Tigers will be shooting for their second straight ECC Championship on the mats.  The Tigers (or Glen Este) have won every ECC wrestling title since the Conference began.  The ECC Wrestling Championships are scheduled for February 17 at Loveland HS.

BOYS' SWIMMING AND DIVING:  Turpin is on some kind of a roll in the pool, winning the last three ECC Championships!  The Spartans will look to make it four in a row this winter.  This year's ECC Diving Championships are scheduled for January 25 at Milford HS, while the Swimming Championships are set for January 27, also at Milford HS.

GIRLS' SWIMMING AND DIVING:  Kings or Turpin have won every ECC Championship in girls' swimming since the Conference began.  The Lady Knights captured the crown last year.  The 2017 ECC Diving Championships will be held January 25, and the Swimming Championships are scheduled for January 27.  Both events are hosted by Milford HS.

BOYS' BOWLING:  Glen Este and Kings shared the ECC title last winter, so with Glen Este no longer open, the Knights will try to continue that tradition on the lanes this season.  West Clermont (with Glen Este and Amelia joining forces) will certainly be among the team's to beat.  The annual ECC/SWOC Tournament is scheduled for January 6.

GIRLS' BOWLING:  Glen Este and Milford were co-champions last season.  It was Milford's first title, but Glen Este's fifth straight.  With the consolidation of Glen Este and Amelia, West Clermont will look to begin a new dynasty on the lanes.  The annual ECC/SWOC Tournament is scheduled for January 6.

GYMNASTICS:  Due to the limited number of schools participating, the ECC doesn't officially sponsor gymnastics.  Those schools that do compete typ[ically fare well in the postseason District competition.  Last year, Anderson's Casey Gittelman advanced to STATE!

ACADEMIC QUIZ TEAM:  Walnut Hills has won five consecutive ECC academic quiz team crowns, but Anderson joined them as co-Champs last winter!  This year's Academic Quiz Tournament is scheduled for February 21 at Ross HS.

CHEER AND DANCE:  Milford (cheer) and Kings (dance) came away with the 2016-17 competition titles.  This year's Cheer and Dance Competition is scheduled for February 3 at Walnut Hills HS.

Kings' Kayla Matson (girls' golf), West Clermont's Bradyn Riffle (boys' soccer) and Molly Stockton (girls' tennis), Anderson's Joey Buscani (boys' soccer), Loveland's Brice Grieshop (girls' soccer), and Milford's Lisa Sullivan (volleyball) were finalists for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award, announced August 21.

Milford's Blake King and Kings' Nak'emon Williams were finalists for the WLWT Primetime Performer award, announced August 25.

Milford's Blake King, Kings' Nak'emon Williams, and West Clermont's Max Beckman were finalists for the Tristate Football Player of the Week award, announced August 27.

Kings and West Clermont were finalists for the Tristate Football Gold Star Chili Team of the Week award, announced August 28.  Congratulations to West Clermont for winning the award!  Read more HERE.

West Clermont and Milford were nominees for the Enquirer Football Team of the Week award, announced August 28.  In addition, Milford's Blake King and Kings' Nak'emon Williams (football), Loveland's Austin Huynh (boys' golf), Milford's Noah Burnett (boys' soccer), Anderson's Devi Andreadis (girls' soccer), Kings' Nate Muenchen (boys' cross country), Turpin's Samantha Bush and Kings' Leah Maschino (girls' cross country), and Milford's Braeden Kennedy (water polo) were finalists for the Athlete of the Week award. Congratulations to Austin for winning the award in boys' golf and to Milford for winning the team award.  Read more HERE.

Kings' Nak'emon Williams was named the WLWT Blitz 5 Dominant Performer of the Week award winner, announced August 31.  See photo HERE.

Anderson's Jay Volpenhein and Kings' Nak'emon Williams were finalists for the WLWT Primetime Performer award, announced September 1.  

Anderson was a finalist for the Tristate Football Gold Star Chili Team of the Week award, announced September 3.

Anderson's Jay Volpenhein was a finalist for the Tristate Football Player of the Week award, anbnounced September 4. 

Anderson is a finalist for the Enquirer Football Team of the Week award.  The Redskins' Jay Volpenhein (football), Joseph Ingram (boys' cross country), and Jack Vogele (boys' soccer); West Clermont's Maddie Walker (girls' cross country); Turpin's Cash Renfro (boys' golf); Walnut Hills' Katie Hallinan (girls' golf); and Milford's Casey Broxterman (girls' golf) were finalists for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award, announced September 6.  Congratulations to Cash and Casey for winning the award!  Read more HERE.

Anderson's Jay Volpenhein was named the winner of the WLWT Blitz 5 Primetime Performer award, announced September 12.  Read more HERE.

Turpin's Griffen Durso and Anderson's Jay Volpenhein were finalists for the Tristate Football Player of the Week award, announced September 10.  

Anderson was in contention for the Enquirer Football Team of the Week award, announced September 12.

Milford's Justin Horn (boys' golf), Kings' Alex Swayne (girls' golf), Turpin's Caitlin Fisher (girls' tennis), and West Clermont's Maddie Walker (girls' cross country) were finalists for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award, announced September 12. 

Anderson's Kyle Blaha was a finalist for the Tristate Football Player of the Week award, announced September 17.

The Milford Eagles were in contention for the Tristate Football Gold Star Chili Team of the Week award, announced September 17.

Anderson's Kyle Blaha (football) and Karley Steinher (girls' soccer); Milford's Bryce Dugan (football) and Bre Severns (girls' golf); Kings' Alex Swayne (girls' golf) and Carolyn Bruns (girls' soccer); Loveland's Pete Matuszak (boys' golf) and Ansley Richards (girls' cross country); and Walnut Hills' Makensie Long (girls' tennis) were finalists for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award, announced September 18.  Congratulations to Ansley and to Pete for winning the award in girls' cross country and boys' golf respectively.  Read more HERE.

Milford's Blake King was a finalist for the WLWT Primetime Performer award, announced September 22. 

Anderson was a finalist for the Tristate Football Gold Star Chili Team of the Week award, announced September 24.

Milford's Blake King was a finalist for the Tristate Football Player of the Week award, announced September 24.

Milford's Clayton Virzi (boys' cross country) and Lisa Sullivan (volleyball); Walnut Hills' Jack Masur (boys' golf) and Makensie Long (girls' tennis); Anderson's Ethan Laake (boys' golf); Loveland's Colleen Swift (girls' soccer); and West Clermont's Mackenzie Ellis (girls' soccer) were finalists for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award, announced September 25.  Congratulations to Clayton for winning the award in boys' cross country!  Read more HERE.

Anderson's Jay Volpenhein was named the Blitz 5 Dominant Performer of the Week award winner, announced September 28.  Read more HERE.

Turpin's Caitlin Fisher (girls' tennis) and Samantha Bush (girls' cross country), Milford's Branham Leavens (water polo) and Blake King (football), Kings' Brooke Garter (girls' cross country), West Clermont's Maddie Walker (girls' cross country), and Loveland's Brice Grieshop (girls' soccer) were finalists for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award, announced October 3.  Congratulations to Blake and Branham for winning the award!  Read more HERE.

Walnut Hills' Robvae McDonald was a finalist for the WLWT Blitz 5 Primetime Performer award, announced October 6.

The Milford Eagles were finalists for the Tristate Football Gold Star Chili Team of the Week award, announced October 8.

Walnut Hills’ Robvae McDonald and Anderson’s Jay Volpenhein were in contention for the Tristate Football Player of the Week award, announced October 8. 

Milford's Dylan Hughes (football), Kings' Gideon Diebel (boys' cross country) and Leah Maschino (girls' cross country), Walnut Hills' Katie Hallinan (girls' golf), Loveland's Ellie Carr (girls' cross country), and Anderson's Jay Volpenhein (football) were finalists for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award, announced October 9.  Congratulations to Ellie for winning the award!  Read more HERE.

Anderson's Jay Volpenhein was a finalist for the Tristate Football Player of the Week award, announced October 15. 

Kings' Alex Swayne (girls' golf), Turpin's Caitlin Fisher (girls' tennis), Walnut Hills' Katie Hallinan (girls' golf), Anderson's Brodie Sallows (boys' soccer), and Loveland's Colleen Swift (girls' soccer) were in contention for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award, announced October 17. 

The Milford Eagles were finalists for the Tristate Football Gold Star Chili Team of the Week award, announced October 22.  Congratulations Eagles for winning the award.  Read more HERE.

Milford's Cameron Kells was in contention for the Tristate Football Player of the Week award, announced October 22. 

Turpin's Sam Bush (girls' cross country), Walnut Hills' Katie Hallinan, Kings' Alex Swayne, and Loveland's Josiah Pokopac (boys' soccer) were finalists for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award, announced October 24.

West Clermont’s Austin Maham was a finalist for the Tristate Football Player of the Week award, announced October 29.

West Clermont was a finalist for the Enquirer Football Team of the Week award, announced October 30.  In addition, Turpin's Sam Bush (girls' cross country) was in contention for the Athlete of the Week award!  Congratulations to West Clermont for being named Team of the Week!  Read more HERE.

Anderson's Jay Volpenhein (football) and Joey Buscani (boys' soccer), West Clermont's Maddie Walker (girls' cross country), Turpin's Sam Bush (girls' cross country), and Loveland's Sarah Harter (girls' soccer) were finalists for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award, announced November 7.

Anderson's Jay Volpenhein was named a LaRosa's MVP award winner, announced November 7.  Read more HERE.

Turpin's Caitlin Fisher and Cash Renfro were named Blitz 5 McDonald's Student-Athelte of the Week award winners, announced November 10.  See video HERE.

Anderson's Jay Volpenhein (football) and Loveland's Brooke Harden (soccer) are finalists for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award, announced November 13.  Shout out to Brooke for winning the award!   Read more HERE.

The Loveland Lady Tigers were named the MaxPreps/JJHuddle Girls’ Soccer Team of the Week, announced November 16.  Read more HERE.  

BOYS' BASKETBALL
TBA

GIRLS' BASKETBALL
Walnut Hills (#6)
West Clermont (#7)
Kings (#9)

BOYS' BOWLING
West Clermont (#9)

GIRLS' BOWLING
Milford (#5)
West Clermont (#7)

BOYS' SWIMMING
Kings (#5)
Anderson and Loveland (#8)
Turpin (#10)

GIRLS' SWIMMING
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WRESTLING
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It's what every athlete dreams of - competing at the State Championships in his/her respective sport.  Well, these athletes have fulfilled that dream!  Congratulations to our State participants from the fall season!

First, in girls' golf, Kings' Alex Swayne and Walnut Hills' Katie Hallinan finished first and second respectively in the District tournament and have advanced to the October 20-21 State Championships at the Ohio State University Scarlet and Gray Courses.  A HUGE congratulations to Katie for winning the State Championship with a three-under par score of 137, a new State record!  Alex finished fourth, as the two were able to share the memory together!  Great competitors, even better people!  Read more HERE.

Second, the Loveland Lady Tigers captured the 2017 State Championship in girls' soccer after a 1-0 win over Perrysburg on November 10 at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus.  Read more HERE.  Loveland advanced to the State Final Four following their 1-0 Regional Final overtime win against Springboro.  Read more HERE.  The girls then defeated Olentangy Liberty 2-1 in overtime November 7 to advance to the State Championship match.  Congratulations to head coach Todd Kelly and his squad!

In girls' tennis, Turpin's Caitlin Fisher has advanced to the October 20-21 State Championships for the third consecutive year!  This year's championships were held at the Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason!