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The Eastern Cincinnati Conference is one of the premier athletic and academic conferences in Ohio.  The ECC is comprised of Anderson, Kings, Loveland, Milford, Turpin, Walnut Hills, West Clermont, and Withrow High Schools.  In addition, Little Miami, Lebanon, and Winton Woods will join the conference in the 2020-2021 school year, making an already tremendous conference even better!

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One of the things that makes the Eastern Cincinnati Conference special is the member schools' ability to come together as one and support each another - whether it be in times of sorrow, triumph, or sportsmanship and leadership.  This was best exemplified April 12 when the conference held its inaugural ECC Leadership Summit at Kings High School.  The event featured a number of team-building activities.  Guest speakers included UC Athletic Director Mike Bohn, NFL Hall of Famer Anthony Munoz, OHSFCA Hall of Famer Vince Soriano, and Kings football coaches Alex Garvin and Ron Corradini.

HUGHES AND KINGS YOUTH PROGRAM UNITE

Sometimes it's not high school or middle school student-athletes who are setting the example.  At Kings, it's a special parent and the Knights' Youth Football Program that show us what sports is all about - bringing people together! 

Read this wonderful article about the unique relationship between Hughes High School football players and the elementary football players from our own Kings community HERE.

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COACH AND MENTOR BATTLE ON SOCCER FIELD

People wonder why coaches do what they do.  Here's a perfect illustration as to why coaches spend time away from home, hurt after loses, travel to scout opponents, battle angry parents, plead with Boosters for funds, and on and on.

Coaches do it because they know that sometimes, along the way, they have an impact on a player's life. 

Here's one such example HERE ... Jill Helms from Milford.  She's turning a program around, using much of what she learned from her mentor and Loveland head coach Todd Kelly.

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NEW COACH STRESSES SERVICE TO OTHERS

Check out our second story ... this one about Anderson's new varsity volleyball coach Lauren Olson.  Her players are winning on and off the court!  Read it HERE.  See photos from the Special Olympics Night festivities HERE.  Also, check out the video from Spectrum HERE.

Congratulations to our first State qualifiers from the fall sports season - in the sport of cross country.  On the boys' side, Kings' Alex Justus and Turpin's Peter Morton advanced to the November 2 State Championships at National Trail Raceway in Hebron.  Alex finished eighth at Regionals and Peter finished nineteenth.  At State, Alex finished twelfth and Peter finished eighty-fourth.  Complete results are HERE.  Photo courtesy of Geoff Blankenship-Enquirer Media/GANNETT.

For the girls, Loveland advanced as a team after an impressive third place finish at Regionals.  Individual qualifiers included the Lady Tigers' Emmy Sager and Kings' Brooke Garter and Sara DoughmanEmmy finished ninth, Brooke finished sixteenth and Sara finished eighteenth.  At State, Loveland finished sixth as a team, led by Jessie Gibbins who finished twenty-first!  Other Lady Tiger runners were Sarah Madix, Ellie Carr, Emmy Sager, Ansley Richards, Audrey O'Keefe, and Ally Colegate.  Shout outs to Kings' Brooke Garter (68th) and Sara Doughman (81st) who also competed at State.  Complete results can be found HERE.  Congratulations!

In football, the Turpin Spartans fell to Columbus St. Francis DeSales 27-13 in the first round of the OHSAA playoffs to finish their fine season with an overall record of 10-1.