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The Eastern Cincinnati Conference (ECC), comprised of Anderson, Kings, Loveland, Milford, Turpin, Walnut Hills, West Clermont, and Withrow High Schools, announced September 19 the beginning of the process to fill a potential vacancy in the conference.  Competition would begin in the 2020-21 season.

The process will begin with prospective schools sending a letter of interest to Commissioner Ray Spicher by email at rlspicher@gmail.com.  The letter of interest is due by October 17, 2018.

If further information is required, contact Commissioner Ray Spicher by email at rlspicher@gmail.com or by phone at 513-600-0607.

FOOTBALL:  Three teams shared the 2017 ECC title - Anderson, Milford, and West Clermont.  All three squads advanced to the OHSAA playoffs in 2017!  This year's gridiron race should be just as exciting!  After two weeks of ECC play, Kings and Milford sit atop the Conference standings with 2-0 records!

BOYS' GOLF:  The Loveland Tigers captured the 2017 ECC golf championship.  The Tigers and the Milford Eagles will each be shooting for their fourth ECC title in the past seven years.  This year's ECC Preview was held at Glenview and was won by Milford.  The Eagles finished 15 strokes ahead of runner-up Turpin.  Medalists for the event were Loveland's Jeffrey Main and Milford's Justin Horn at 73.  The ECC Postseason Tournament (varsity only) is slated for Thursday at Glenview at 7:30 am.  POSTSEASON UPDATES:  The Sectional tournament begins October 2 at the Vineyard for all teams but Walnut Hills, who begins October 3 at Miami Whitewater.

GIRLS' GOLF:  Loveland will be going after its fourth consecutive ECC championship in girls' golf.  The ECC Preview was held at Walden Ponds, with Kings walking away with the win over runner-up Milford (341 to 351).  Medalist honors went to the Lady Knights' Kayla Matson.  The Conference Postseason Tournament saw Kings come away with the tournament and regular season title!  Medalists at the Postseason Tourney was the Lady Knights' Leah Swayne, with Anderson's Megan Bryan and Loveland's Samantha Skarda finishing in second place.  POSTSEASON UPDATES:  Sectional play begins October 1.

GIRLS' TENNIS:  The Lady Spartans of Turpin have their sites set on a fourth straight Conference championship this spring.  Turpin's Caitlin Fisher will attempt to advance to the State Championships for the fourth consecutive year!  This year's ECC Championships are slated for Tuesday at Lunken.  POSTSEASON UPDATES:  Sectional play begins October 3 at Mason HS and October 4 at the Lindner Family Tennis Center.

BOYS' SOCCER:  Anderson is gunning for its third straight Conference title in boys' soccer.  The Redskins, Turpin, and Walnut Hills have each won two ECC Championships since the inception of the ECC.  Turpin has begun the season with an impressive 11-0-1 overall record and 4-0 in league play.

GIRLS' SOCCER:  Loveland won the 2017 State Championship and will, again, be one of the top teams in the area.  The Lady Tigers have won the past two, and four of the past five, ECC crowns in girls' soccer.  Turpin currently sits atop the ECC standings with a perfect 4-0 Conference record.  Loveland is right behind at 3-0-1.

BOYS' CROSS COUNTRY:  Kings will be running for its third straight ECC championship in boys' cross country.  The squad advanced to the State Championships last spring, finishing 20th overall!  The ECC Championships are scheduled for October 13 at West Clermont HS.

GIRLS' CROSS COUNTRY:  The Kings Lady Knights will be aiming for their third Conference title in the past four years this spring.  Turpin's Sam Bush and West Clermont's Maddie Walker and Morgan Walsh return this spring after advancing to the State Meet last year!  West Clermont is scheduled to host this year's ECC Championships on October 13.

VOLLEYBALL:  Loveland won last year's volleyball championship, but four teams (Loveland, Turpin, Kings, and Anderson) have won ECC titles over the past six years.  Loveland appears to be the team to beat this fall, beginning the season with a 13-1 overall record and a perfect 8-0 in ECC action.

Kings' Jacob Krynock (boys' cross country) and Brooke Garter (girls' cross country); Loveland's Greg Ballman (boys' cross country) and Maria Bashardoust (girls' soccer); Turpin's John Morton (boys' cross country), Sam Bush (girls' cross country), Elizabeth Chamberlin (girls' golf), Chris Workman (boys' soccer), and Caitlin Fisher (girls' tennis); Anderson's Ethan Laake (boys' golf); and Milford's Joey Round (boys' soccer) were finalists for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award, announced August 20.  Congratulations to Brooke and Maria for winning the award!  Read more HERE.

Anderson's Joey Newton was a finalist for the TriState Football Player of the Week award, announced August 26. 

The Kings Knights were in contention for the TriState Football Gold Star Chili Team of the Week award, announced August 26.

Turpin's Chris Workman (boys' soccer), Kily Egan (girls' soccer), Samantha Bush (girls' cross country), Caitlin Fisher (girls' tennis), and Elizabeth Chamberlin (girls' golf); Milford's Ellen Victory (water polo); Loveland's Ashley McDonald (volleyball); West Clermont's Emme Madden (volleyball); Kings' Leah Swayne (girls' golf); and Anderson's Megan Bryan (girls' golf) were finalists for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award, announced August 27.  Congratulations to Emme for winning the award!  Read more HERE.

The Turpin Spartans were in contention for the TriState Football Gold Star Chili Team of the Week award, announced September 1.

Anderson's David Thompson and Milford's Cameron Kells were finalists for the TriState Football Mella Player of the Week award, announced September 2.

Loveland's Greg Ballman (boys' cross country), Jessie Gibbins (girls' cross country), and Lauren Williams (girls' soccer); Anderson's Will Thomas (boys' cross country), Annabel Clayton (girls' cross country), David Thompson (football), and Brody Sallows (boys' soccer); West Clermont's Maddie Walker (girls' cross country), Megan Mahon (volleyball) and Nick Diana (boys' golf); Milford's Cameron Kells (football), Justin Horn (boys' golf), Bre Severns (girls' golf), Joey Round (boys' soccer), and Stephanie Karan (girls' water polo); and Kings' Jack Parnell (boys' golf) and Kennedy Hymer (volleyball) were finalists for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award, announced September 2.  In addition, the Turpin Spartans were up for Team of the Week honors.  Congratulations to Bre, Joey, Stephanie, Lauren, and Nick for earning awards!  Read more HERE.

Milford's Cameron Kells was a finalist for the WLWT Blitz 5 Primetime Performer award, announced September 7. 

The Anderson Redskins were in contention for the TriState Football Gold Star Chili Team of the Week award, announced September 9.

Milford's Cameron Kells (football), Noah Burnett (boys' soccer), Ali Kirk (girls' soccer), Elise Ostrander (girls' tennis), and Matthew Marks (water polo); Turpin's Chris Workman (boys' soccer) and Caitlin Fisher (girls' tennis); and Loveland's Josey Fleming (girls' soccer) were in contention for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award, announced September 10.  Also, Anderson was a finalist for the Team of the Week award!  Congratulations to Noah for winning the award!  Read more HERE.

Milford's Hunter Johnson was in contention for the WLWT Blitz 5 Primetime Performer award, announced September 14.

The Kings Knights were finalists for the TriState Football Gold Star Chili Team of the Week award, announced September 16. 

Kings' Nak'emon Williams, Loveland's Liam Hamill, and Milford's Hunter Johnson were finalists for the TriState Football Mella Player of the Week award, announced September 16.

Kings' Jacob Krynock (boys' cross country), Nak'emon Williams (football), and Leah Swayne (girls' golf); Turpin's John Morton (boys' cross country), Cash Renfro (boys' golf), Chris Workman (boys' soccer), and Caitlin Fisher (girls' tennis); Anderson's Ben Lindblad (boys' cross country), Annabel Clayton (girls' cross country), and Ethan Laake (boys' golf); Milford's Hunter Johnson (football) and Ali Claus (girls' soccer); and Walnut Hills' Rhyan Nunn (girls' golf) were in contention for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award.  In addition, Kings and Turpin are finalists for the Team of the Week award, announced September 17.  Congratulations to Leah for winning the award in girls' golf!  Read more HERE.

Milford's Hunter Johnson is a finalist for the WLWT Blitz 5 Primetime Performer award, announced September 21.  Vote HERE.

FOOTBALL
Kings (#3 in Division II)
Anderson (#6 in Division II)
Turpin (#8 in Division II)
Loveland (#9 in Division II)

BOYS' GOLF
Milford (#5)
Anderson (#7)
Turpin (#8)
Loveland (#9)

GIRLS' GOLF
Kings (#6)
Anderson and Turpin (#9)

GIRLS' TENNIS
Turpin (#3)
Loveland (#7)
Walnut Hills (#9)

BOYS' SOCCER
Turpin (#3)
Anderson (#4)
Loveland (#5)
Walnut Hills (#9)
Milford (#10)

GIRLS' SOCCER
Loveland (#1)
Anderson (#5)

BOYS' CROSS COUNTRY
Kings (#3)
Turpin (#4)
Anderson (#7)

GIRLS' CROSS COUNTRY
Turpin (#3)
Kings (#4)
Loveland (#5)
Anderson (#10)

VOLLEYBALL
Loveland (#7)
Turpin (#9)

Shout out to all of the athletes honored at the Greater Cincinnati Sports Awards celebration April 23.  Loveland's Colleen Swift received the Ms. Greater Cincinnati award and Anderson's Emily Lewis earned the Courage Award!  Top players in each sports were also recognized, including Walnut Hills' Katie Hallinan (girls' golf) and Anderson's Matt Fickenworth (boys' soccer).  In addition, Loveland's State Championship soccer team earned the "Play of the Year" award.  Read more about the event HERE.  Spring athletes will be recognized at a ceremony later this summer.

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