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Congratulations to Loveland's Katie McElveen, who was recognized by US Lacrosse as an All American for her fine play this spring.  In addition, she was named to the All-American Academic squad.  Turpin's Claudia Reynolds (pictured) earned the Jackie Pitts Award for her fine play, academic achievement, service, and leadership.

On the boys' side, Milford's Jack Hannah was also named a US Lacrosse All American player!  See the complete list of winners for the girls HERE and for the boys HERE.

Lady Tigers Win Third Straight State Track Title

Congratulations to the Withrow Lady Tigers for capturing their third consecutive STATE CHAMPIONSHIP in track and field!  Withrow edged out Gahanna Lincoln 58-51 to secure the title.  Read more HERE.  

J'Alyiea Smith won the 300 hurdles, finished second in the 100 hurdles, and placed third in the high jump to lead the way for Withrow. The Lady Tigers also won the 4x100 meter relay (Niyah Carpenter, Tai'Lynn Jones, Doneasha Brewer, and Destiny Pennington) and placed second in both the 4x200 meter relay (Carpenter, Brewer, Pennington, and Simone Mason) and the 4x400 meter relay (Smith, Mason, Carpenter, and Pennington).  Also scoring for the State Champs were Brewer (fourth in the 200 meters) and Zariah Hodgkin (sixth in the 300 hurdles).  Complete State Meet results can be found HERE.

 

State participants were as follows:

BOYS:  Loveland's Zion Wynn was the Regional Champ in the 100, 200, and 400 meters.  Withrow's Albert Kalala was the Regional Champ in the high jump.  Other State qualifiers included Anderson's Joseph Ingram (second in the 1600 meters), Kings' Grant Coleman (third in the pole vault), Withrow's Amir Willis (third in the 100 meters), and Turpin's Drew Spencer (fourth in the shot put).  Read more HERE.  At State, Loveland's Zion Wynn placed second in the 400 meters, third in the 200 meters, and finished eleventh in the 100 meters to lead the ECC performances.  Withrow's Albert Kalala placed second in the high jump. 

GIRLS:  Withrow's J'Alyiea Smith was the Regional Champ in the 100 hurdles, high jump, and 300 hurdles, and 1600 meter relay, while teammates Doneasha Brewer was the Regional Champ in the 100 and 200 meters (and second in the long jump) and Destiny Pennington won the Regional Championship in the 400 meters.  The Lady Tigers' 800 and 1600 meter relay teams also won Regional titles.  Turpin's Samantha Bush was a double winner, taking home the Regional title in the 1600 and 3200 meters.  Other State qualifiers included Kings' 3200 meter relay team, Sarah Bruns (second in the 100 hurdles), Leah Maschino (fourth in the 1600 meters), Sarah Bruns (third in the 300 hurdles), and Hannah Rasmussen (second in the 1600 meters and third in the 3200 meters); Withrow's second place 400 meter relay team, Niyah Carpenter (third in the long jump), and Zariah Hodgkin (second in the 300 hurdles); Loveland's Ally Kluender (second in the discus) and Kennedy Bontrager (third in the shot put); Turpin's 3200 meter relay team); Anderson's 1600 meter relay team and Megan Sullivan (fourth in the 300 hurdles); and Milford's Andrea Armstrong (fourth in the 200 meters).  Read more HERE.  In the State Meet, Withrow's J'Alyiea Smith WON the 300 hurdles, as did the Lady Tigers' 4x100 meter relay.  J'Alyiea also placed second in the 100 hurdles and third in the high jump.  The Lady Tigers' 4x200  and 4x400 meter relays both finished second, while Kings' 4x800 meter relay placed third.  Turpin's Samantha Bush finished fourth in the 3200 meters and fifth in the 1600 meters.

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BASEBALL:  Loveland's 11-3 ECC record catapulted them to the Conference title this spring, one game ahead of league runner-up Anderson.  It was the Tigers second straight championship.  Player of the Year honors went to Loveland's Luke Waddell and Coach of the Year recognition went to the Tigers' Ken Reed.  POSTSEASON UPDATES:  Milford fell 2-1 to Centerville in the District Championship game to finish the season with a fine 20-11 record.  Read more HERE.  POSTSEASON HONORS:  Congratulations to the following Southwest Ohio Baseball Coaches Association All-City recipients:  Loveland's Luke Waddell, Milford's Matt Kirk, Turpin's Jake Silverstein, Anderson's Jake Newton, and Kings' Alex Orr earned First Team honors.  Loveland's Cal Conley, Anderson's Eli Gora, and Milford's Wes Reid received Second Team recognition; while Anderson's Jake Buchanan, Kings' Hunter Jesse and Gabe Stacy, and Turpin's Drew Sesler and Marc Gendreau earned Honorable Mention accolades.  ALL-STATE HONORS:  OHSBCA All-State awards went to Milford's Matt Kirk (First Team) and Loveland's Cal Conley and Luke Waddell (Second Team).

SOFTBALL:  The Milford Lady Eagles won their fourth straight ECC title, finishing the spring with a perfect 14-0 Conference record.  The girls have posted a 52-2 ECC record the past four seasons!  Read more HERE.  Player of the Year accolades went to Milford's Valerie Thompson and Coach of the Year honors went to the Lady Eagles' Christy Gregory.   POSTSEASON UPDATES:  Milford fell to Lakota West in the District Championship game 7-6 in 11 innings to finish an amazing season at 26-3.  ALL-STATE HONORS:  Congratulations to Milford's Valerie Thompson and Katelyn Reynolds (First Team) and Kelsey Seitz (Honorable Mention) for earning All-State recognition from the State Softball Coaches Association!

BOYS' TRACK:  The Loveland Tigers captured their fourth ECC title in the last five years, outdistancing runner-up Kings by 21 points (158-137).  Read more HERE.  Check out the event-by-event results HERE.  All-ECC honors went to Loveland's Zion Wynn (Top Sprinter and Top Point Scorer), Anderson's Joseph Ingram (Top Distance Runner), Walnut Hills' Jowon Briggs (Top Field Athlete), and Loveland's Jim Vanatsy (Coach of the Year).  POSTSEASON UPDATES:  Loveland finished fourth at the Mason District Meet, led by Zion Wynn's District titles in the 100 meters, 200 meters, and 400 meters.  Other ECC District Champions included Withrow's Albert Kalala (high jump) and Amir Willis (long jump), Anderson's Joseph Ingram (1600 meters), and Turpin's Drew Spencer (shot put).  The lone District Champion relay team came from Loveland, who won the 4x800 meter relay.  Results of the Mason District Meet are HERE.  The top four finishers in each event advanced to the Regional Meet.  Regional results can be found HERE, while State qualifiers are listed above.

GIRLS' TRACK:  The Withrow Lady Tigers made it three straight ECC titles this spring with their 162-128 margin of victory over runner-up Kings.  Final event-by-event results can be found HERE.  All-Conference awards went to Withrow's Doneasha Brewer (Top Sprinter and High Point Scorer), Diaka Kante (Top Field Athlete), and Tim Crooks (Coach of the Year) and Turpin's Samantha Bush (Top Distance Runner).  POSTSEASON UPDATES:  Shout out to Withrow for winning the Mason District Meet.  Congratulations to the following District Champions from the ECC:  Withrow's J'Alyiea Smith (100 hurdles, 100 meter dash, and high jump) and Doneasha Brewer (100 meter dash, 200 meter dash, and long jump), Kings' Hannah Rasmussen (1600 meters and 3200 meters), and Loveland's Ally Kluender (discus).  In addition, Withrow won the 4x100, 4x200, and 4x400 meter relays.  The Results of the Mason District Meet are HERE.  The top four finishers in each event advance to the Regional Meet.  Congratulations to Withrow for capturing the Regional title.  Complete Regional results can be found HERE, while State qualifiers are listed above.

BOYS' TENNIS:  The Turpin Spartans won their fourth consecutive ECC title, winning both the regular season title and tournament championship.  The Spartans' Grant Wendel and Kate Rodgers were named Player of the Year and Coach of the Year respectively.  POSTSEASON UPDATES:  District tournament qualifiers included Turpin's Grant Wendel (Sectional champion), Anderson's Will Sultan and the doubles team of Noah Loepke and Ryan Hugenberg, and the Walnut Hills doubles team of Torcado Vaz and Ben Hussey.  Congratulations!

BOYS' LACROSSE:  Milford, Loveland, and Kings finished ECC play with 4-1 records and will share the ECC title, the first championship ever in the sport.  Milford's Jack Hannah earned Player of the Year recognition, while Coach of the Year accolades went to Kings' Ron Cheek.  POSTSEASON HONORS:  OHSLCA All-State honors went to Milford's Jack Hannah (First Team) and Max Creager (Third Team); Loveland's Adam Clark (Second Team), Drew Grafflin (Second Team), and Kyle Beasley (Honorable Mention); Kings' Chris Stock (Third Team); and Turpin's Nate Hooper (Second Team).