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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 this fall, 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.   Unfortunately, the 2019-2020 event has been cancelled.

 

NATIONAL CHAMPIONS!  Before we begin paying tribute to our ECC State qualifiers, let's give a shout out to the Milford Competition Cheer squad for winning its second straight UCA National (yes, NATIONAL) title in the Game Day Division.  Read more HERE.  Congratulations ladies!

ECC SWIMMERS WIN TWO STATE TITLES:  Congratulations to Anderson's Grace Hastings and to Walnut Hills' Aaron Sequeira for capturing State Championships in the 200 free and 100 back respectively.  Grace also placed runner-up in the 500 free and Aaron was runner-up in the 50 free!


STATE DIVE MEET QUALIFIERS:  Walnut Hills' Ethan Moore qualified for for the State Dive Meet after his fine sixth place finish at the District Meet.  Ethan qualified for State last winter, finishing 20th overall.  He matched that performance this winter, finishing 20th again!  Congratulations!

In girls' diving, Loveland's Riley Bullock, Turpin's Ali Asbury, and Walnut Hills' Clara Dearden also advanced to the State Dive Meet in Canton.  Riley placed third at the District Dive Meet, while Ali placed fourth and Clara eighth.  At State, Riley finished fifth, Ali twelfth, and Clara seventeenth!  Congratulations to all three!  Three ECC divers in the top 17 at STATE!

STATE BOYS' SWIM MEET QUALIFIERS:  Shout out to Walnut Hills' Aaron Sequeira and Aaron Craft; Loveland's Brandon Day; Turpin's Will Meyers; Anderson's Justin Dostal; Milford's Evan Fentress; and Kings' Jake Young, Kavin Lynch, Kevin Glennon, and Aiden Leamer for advancing to the State Swim Meet.  Qualifying relays included Kings' 200 medley, 200 free, and 400 free relays and Walnut Hills' 200 medley and 400 free relays. 

STATE TOP EIGHT:  Congratulations to our other ECC swimmers who finished in the top eight at State:  Brandon Day placed second in the 200 free and sixth in the 100 back, Alex Craft placed fourth in the 500 free, Kevin Glennon was fifth in the 100 fly, Jake Young was eighth in the 200 IM, and the Kings' 200 medley relay placed sixth.

STATE GIRLS' SWIM MEET QUALIFIERS:  On the girls' side, Anderson's Grace Hastings, Kings' Leah Luckett, Turpin's Madeline Hart, Ava Sutphin, Eva Watts, Lucia Johnson, and Morgan Slaney; Walnut Hills' Phoebe Wright, Ava Stallmeyer, and Esme Wright; and Milford's Erin Fentress qualified to State.  Also moving on to State were the following relays:  Turpin's 200 free relay, Turpin's and Walnut Hills' 200 medley relays, and Walnut Hills' and Kings' 400 free relays. 

STATE TOP EIGHT:  In addition to Grace Hastings' performance, other top eight placers included the following:  Phoebe Wright was fourth in the 200 free and fifth in the 200 free, Leah Luckett was sixth in the 100 free, Madeline Hart placed sixth in the 100 fly and seventh in the 200 free, and Turpin's 200 free relay finished eighth.

Complete State Meet results can be found HERE.  

GYMNASTS HEADED TO STATE:  At the District Gymnastics Meet, Turpin finished runner-up as a team and advanced to the State Meet at Hilliard Bradley HS.  It was Turpin's first trip to State since 2006.  Shout out to the Lady Spartans' Gail Maundrell who was named District Coach of the Year.  Individual event qualifiers also included Turpin's Maycee Herzog who was first in the all-around and on floor, second on beam, and fourth on bars and vault; Amber Russell who was third on floor; and Elizabeth Miller who was sixth on bars.  Anderson's Maddie Belcuore finished fourth in the all-around, third on beam, and sixth on vault and Maddie Bailey placed fifth on vault to advance to State as well!  STATE RESULTS:  The Lady Spartans finished eleventh in the team competition!  Top performers included Maddie (28th on vault and 32nd in the all-around), Elizabeth (23rd on bars), Maycee (23rd on floor and 34th on beam).  Congratulations!

WEST CLERMONT'S STEWART STATE-BOUND!  Shout out to our State qualifier in the sport of girls' bowling, Lexi Stewart from West Clermont.  She finished runner-up at the February 26 District tournament, only two pins out of first place!  At State, Lexi finished twenty-third overall.  See complete results HERE.  Congratulations Lexi!

MILFORD WRESTLER MAKES HISTORY:  Read about Milford's Angel Dominguez and how she made history when she competed at the first-ever OHSWCA Girls' Wrestling State Tournament!  Read more HERE.

HAMILL EARNS TRIP TO STATE WRESTLING MEET:  In boys' wrestling, congratulations to Loveland's Liam Hamill for finishing fourth in the District Tournament to advance to the State Tournament!  Unfortunately, he was not able to compete, but we salute you on a great season!

HICKMAN WINS STATE INDOOR TITLE:  Shout out to Turpin's Gabe Hickman for winning the shot put at the OATCCC State Indoor Track and Field Championships held March 7.  Teammate Chris Ward finished fourth in the shot put and seventh in the weight throw, while Kings' Alex Justus placed third in the 800 meters.  For the girls, Loveland's Miya Brines led ECC performers with a third place finish in the 60 meter hurdles and a fourth place result in the long jump.  Other top ten finishes were turned in by Turpin's Ella Lambert (seventh in the 1600 meters), Kings' Brooke Garter (ninth in the 1600 meters), and Loveland's 4x800 relay team of Ellie Carr, Jessie Gibbins, Sarah Madix, and Ansley Richards that placed fifth.

BOYS' BASKETBALL:  The Turpin Spartans finished their conference schedule with an impressive 13-1 record (19-3 overall) and secured the ECC championship - the Spartans’ first ECC title since the 2013-14 season.  Read more HERE.  Shout out to Walnut Hills' Nic Smith for being named ECC Player of the Year and to Turpin's Josh Slonim for earning Coach of the Year honors.  POSTSEASON UPDATES:  Shout out to Turpin and to Walnut Hills for advancing to the Sectional Finals before falling to Lakota East and LaSalle respectively.  Great season by both teams!  ALL-DISTRICT HONORS:  Congratulations to our District 16 All-District selections:  Walnut Hills' Nic Smith and Turpin's Jackson Holt (First Team);  Turpin's Owen Spencer and West Clermont's Jackson Ames (Second Team); and Turpin's Dominic Cantrella (Honorable Mention).  ALL-STATE RECOGNITION:  Shout out to Walnut Hills' Nic Smith and Turpin's Jackson Holt for being named to the All-State squad!  See entire list HERE.


GIRLS' BASKETBALL:  Loveland won its first-ever ECC girls' basketball championship, finishing the ECC schedule with an impressive 13-1 record (19-3 overall).  Congratulations to Walnut Hills' Sean Kelly Darks and to Loveland's Jillian Hayes for earning Players of the Year recognition and to the Lady Tigers' Darnell Parker for receiving Coach of the Year accolades.  POSTSEASON UPDATES:  Loveland and Walnut Hills finished the postseason as District runners-up!  The two squads finished the season with a combined 44-8 record!  Congratulations!  ALL-DISTRICT HONORS:  Shout out to the following District 16 All-District recipients:  Walnut Hills' Sean Kelly Darks and Loveland's Jillian Hayes (First Team); Anderson's Mackenzie Burdick, Walnut Hills' Darian Burgin, and West Clermont's Kendall Hale (Second Team); and Loveland's Jenna Batsch and Kate Garry and Anderson's Elizabeth Homan (Honorable Mention).  Also, congratulations to Loveland's Darnell Parker for being named District Coach of the Year!  ALL-STATE HONORS:  Loveland's Jillian Hayes and Walnut Hills' Sean Kelly Darks earned All-Ohio accolades from the Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association!

WALNUT HILLS' DARKS TOPS 1000-POINT MILESTONE:  In the Lady Eagles' season opener, Sean Kelly Darks poured in 24 points in a win against Seton on November 22, including her 1000th career point!  Congratulations!

WRESTLING:  West Clermont won its second consecutive ECC Championship on the mats, finishing ahead of runner-up Loveland 280-213 and third-place finisher Milford (210).  Shout out to our Wrestler of the Year Anderson's Maclain Morency and to our Coach of the Year West Clermont's Dan Osborne.  Complete team and individual results can be found HEREPOSTSEASON UPDATES:  District qualifiers were as follows:  Kings' Joshua Strong, Dzhambulat Tckhovrebov, and Xavier Legault; Turpin's Andrew Aquilia and Brady Salmons; Loveland's Ty Harter, Michael Soupene, Jake Cotsonas, Liam Hamill, and Sawyer Bowin; West Clermont's Bryan Hertel, Isaiah Roberts, Jake Ransbottom, Ryan Walker (Sectional Champion), Will Turner, Logan Eads, Luis Jimenez, Jacob DiCarlo, and Jaxson Frysinger; Anderson's Brian Cole, Maclain Morency (Sectional Champion), and Evan McHugh (Sectional Champion)and Milford's Aiden Walsh, Max Ward, Derek Elliott, Nick Scally, Kaleb Gelter, and Hayden Harvey.  Congratulations to these wrestlers who placed in the top six - see list HERE.  Huge SHOUT OUT to Loveland's Liam Hamill for advancing to the State Tournament!  Read more above.

SHOUT OUT to Loveland's Jake Cotsonas for earning his 100th career victory January 11 at Perrysburg.  Congratulations!  

Another SHOUT OUT, this one to Kings' Xavier Legault for recording his 100th career victory as well.  He achieved the milestone in a January 23 tri-match with Walnut Hills and Taylor!

Any yet another SHOUT OUT goes to Loveland's Kobi-D Milam for also reaching the 100-win milestone.  His 100th win came in the Sectional tournament!  Congratulations!

BOYS' SWIMMING AND DIVING:  The 2020 Dive Championships were held January 23 with Turpin's Mac Carroll finishing first, while Walnut Hills' Bob Zavon and Ethan Moore placed second and third respectively.  In the ECC Swim Championships held January 25, Kings came home with its first-ever ECC team title.  Turpin finished runner-up.  Swimmer of the Year recognition went to Walnut Hills' Aaron Sequeira and Coach of the Year accolades went to the Eagles' Tammy SmithPOSTSEASON UPDATES:  The following ECC divers advanced to the District Dive Meet:  Walnut Hills' Ethan Moore, Bob Zavon, and Jack Samuels; Turpin's Mac Carroll, Logan Bliss, and Kyle Allen; Anderson's Sean Hartley; Milford's Will Bradley; and West Clermont's Steven HattonDISTRICT RESULTS:  Huge shout out to Ethan Moore for finishing sixth at Districts and advancing to the February 22 State Meet in Canton!  Ethan competed at State last winter and finished 20th overall!  Congratulations to all of our swimmers who advanced to the District Meet.  See all the qualifiers HERE.  Congratulations to all of our State Swim Meet qualifiers!  Read more above.

GIRLS' SWIMMING AND DIVING:  This winter's Dive Championships were held January 23 - top three finishers were Turpin's Ali Asbury, Loveland's Riley Bullock, and Milford's Sophia Cooper.  At the January 25 Conference Swim Championships, Turpin won its third straight ECC title (sixth overall), while Walnut Hills finished runner-up.  Anderson's Grace Hastings earned Swimmer of the Year recognition and Turpin's Rene Contino won her fourth ECC Coach of the Year award.  POSTSEASON UPDATES:  The following divers advanced to the District Dive Meet:  Loveland's Riley Bullock, Kali Egan, and Shelby Cline; Turpin's Ali Asbury and Natalie Mays; Walnut Hills' Clara Dearden, Elizabeth Noble, Elleka Boeres, and Mia Huber; Milford's Sophie Cooper; and West Clermont's Emma SouthallDISTRICT RESULTS:  Congratulations to Riley BullockAli Asbury, and Clara Dearden for advancing to the February 20 State Dive Meet!  The Sectional Swim Meet featured a number of ECC swimmers who advanced to the District Meet.  See complete list of qualifiers HERE.  Congratulations to all of our State Swim Meet qualifiers!  Read more above.

BOYS' BOWLING:  The West Clermont Wolves won their third consecutive ECC title on the lanes with a perfect 12-0 league record.  The Wolves' Jarryd Forthuber led the conference with a 222.7 average after the regular season and earned Bowler of the Year honors.  Coach of the Year recognition went to the Wolves' Tony KellermanSHOUT OUT:  At the January 4 ECC/SWOC Showdown, the Wolves captured the team title, with Milford's AJ Kaylor's 762 series taking top tournament honors.  POSTSEASON UPDATES:  Shout out to West Clermont for finishing runner-up at the Crossgate Sectional and advancing to the District tournament.  The Wolves' Evan Williams led the Wolves with his second-place finish overall.  In addition, Loveland's Alton French also advanced to the District tourney!  Complete results from the Crossgate Sectional are HERE and the Colerain Sectional HERE.  Results from the District tournament are HERE.

GIRLS' BOWLING:  It came down to the last match of the league schedule, but Loveland won its first-ever ECC title with a defeat of defending champion West Clermont.  The Lady Wolves' Lexi Stewart paced the ECC with a scoring average of 191.9 through the regular season, earning her Bowler of the Year accolades.  The Lady Wolves' Kevin Briggs was named Coach of the Year.  SHOUT OUT:  The ECC/SWOC Showdown, held January 4, was won by the Lady Tigers, with Turpin finishing runner-up.  West Clermont's Darby Campbell led all bowlers with a 613 series.  POSTSEASON UPDATES:  The Kings Lady Knights advanced to the District tournament as a team, along with Loveland's Grady Pettit.  See complete results of the Crossgate Sectional HERE.  At the Colerain Sectional, West Clermont advanced to Districts, as did Turpin's Angelina Wehrman and Julianne Cheney.  Complete Colerain Sectional results are HERE.  At Districts, West Clermont's Lexi Stewart earned a trip to State with her runner-up finish!  See complete District results HERE.  Read more above.

ACADEMIC QUIZ TEAM:  Walnut Hills captured the 2020 ECC regular season title with a fine 11-1 record.  Loveland finished runner-up at 10-2.  The postseason conference tournament was won by Anderson.  The Redskins defeated Loveland 68-67 in the final match!  Congratulations to Kings' Danielle Page for being named Player of the Year and to Walnut Hills' Brian Meeron for earning Coach of the Year honors!  REGIONALS:  With the win, the Redskins advance to the Regional competition, slated for April 18 at Little Miami HS.

WALNUT HILLS AQT UPDATE 
Submitted by Nadya Ellerhorst, senior Walnut Hills HS

The Walnut Hills Academic Quiz Team won the Eastern Cincinnati Conference title once again, with a final tally of 11-1, making this the Eagles' seventh time as ECC champs.  The team swept Talawanda, the Southwest Ohio Conference champions, by 26 points each round during the SWOC/ECC League Tournaments on February 19.

The team walked away from the season with more than just the coveted ECC title.  Varsity players Noah Bigger (12th), Miro Claderas (12th), and Alan Jay (12th) were awarded All-Conference First Team spots, with an Honorable Mention going to Linus Sinnard (11th).  The captain of the junior varsity team, Shubhra Mishra (11th), was likewise awarded an All-Conference Second Team spot.  The team's coach, Brian Meeron, was honored as ECC Coach of the Year.

The varsity team was anchored by three-year team veteran and co-captain Noah Bigger, who worked alongside four-year team veteran and co-captain Alan Jay in formulating a successful season.  The varsity team consisted of Shea Britt (12th), Miro Calderas (12th), Gaby Chiong (12th), Nadya Ellerhorst (12th), Will Fitton (12th), Otto Kindel (12th), Peter Schlueter (12th), Henry Hattemer (11th), Linus Sinnard (11th), and Nikhil Kothari (10th).

The team has currently set its sights on Regionals, State, and NAQT Nationals.  Until then, the Eagles continue to conduct bi-weekly practices and attend regional weekend tournaments so as to maintain their reputation of "STATE FEARED, NATIONALLY RESPECTED."

CHEER AND DANCE:  This year's Cheer and Dance competition, held February 1 at Walnut Hills HS, saw the Kings dance squad capture the ECC title for the sixth straight year.  Anderson finished runner-up.  Milford's cheer squad finished first for the fifth straight year, with Loveland finishing runner-up.  This was the second year that the Cheer and Dance competition counts toward the All-Sports Trophy.  SHOUT OUT to Milford for capturing its second straight UCA Game Day Division NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP!  Read more above!

GYMNASTICS:  Due to the limited number of schools participating in gymnastics, the ECC doesn't officially sponsor the sport.  Our ECC squads that do participate in gymnastics typically fare quite well in both the regular season and into the postseason.  Last winter, Anderson finished second at the City Championships.  POSTSEASON UPDATES:  At the City Championships, Turpin finished second, Anderson third, and Kings seventh in the team competition.  Anderson's Maddie Belcuore finished first in the all-around, second on vault, fourth on floor, and seventh on bars.  Turpin's Maycee Herzog finished runner-up in the all-around, second on bars, third on beam, and fifth on vault.  Other top ten finishers from the ECC included Anderson's Mattie Bailey (third on vault, sixth in the all-around, and eighth on bars) and Adrienne Baumann (tenth on vault); Turpin's Elizabeth Miller (third on bars), Amber Russell (second on floor and seventh on vault), Anna Grimes (sixth on vault), and Serra Tuzun (tenth in the all-around); and Kings' Bayleigh Kostkan (eighth in the all-around, ninth on beam, and tenth on vault and bars).  All of these young ladies earned All-City honors!  See above for our State qualifiers from the District Meet!


Kings' Alex Justus (boys' cross country) and Brooke Garter (girls' cross country), Loveland's Tyler Vallee (boys' golf) and Brie Saunders (volleyball), Walnut Hills' Olivia Tombragel (volleyball), and West Clermont's Kaya Vogt (girls' soccer) were finalists for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week, announced August 20.  Congratulations to Alex and Olivia for winning the award!  Read more HERE.

West Clermont's Davis Lagana (boys' cross country) and Nolan Schirmer (boys' soccer), Anderson's Brevin Andreadis (boys' soccer), Milford's Trina Manning (girls' soccer), Loveland's Anna Svitkovich (girls' tennis) and Jillian Hayes (volleyball), and Kings' Jules Fink (volleyball) and Rebekah Baumlein (girls' golf) were finalists for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award, announced August 26.  Shout out to Anna for winning the award!  Read more HERE.

Turpin’s Reece Evans, Kings’ Ty Stylski, and Anderson's Jackson Kuhn were finalists for the TriState Football Mella Player of the Week award, announced September 1.  

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

Turpin's Reece Evans was named the winner of the WLWT Primetime Performer Award, announced September 4. Read and watch more HERE.

Turpin's Peter Morton (boys' cross country) and Reece Evans (football); Kings' Brooke Garter (girls' cross country), Leah Swayne (girls' golf), and Jules Fink (volleyball); Loveland's Emmy Sager (girls' cross country), Tyler Vallee (boys' golf), Audrey Planner (volleyball), and Tess Broermann and Hanna Wenger (girls' tennis); Anderson's Jackson Kuhn (football) and Ethan Laake (boys' golf); Milford's Noah Burnett (boys' soccer), Beth Cook (girls' soccer), Porter Bausch (water polo), and Angela Kapitula (volleyball); and West Clermont's Audrey Bard (volleyball) were finalists for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award, announced September 2.  Shout out to Audrey for winning the award!  Read more HERE.

Turpin's Kaidan Naughton was a finalist for the TriState Football Mella Player of the Week award, announced September 8.

Turpin's Justin Silverstein (football) and Zach Fidishun (boys' golf), Anderson's Ethan Laake (boys' golf) and Ethan Hensley (boys' soccer), Kings' Leah Swayne (girls' golf), Loveland's Connor Patton and Emmett Webb (boys' soccer) and Diana Clark (volleyball), West Clermont's Kaya Vogt (girls' soccer), and Milford's Joey Round (boys' soccer) and Beth Cook (girls' soccer) are finalists for the Enquirer Player of the Week award, announced September 10.  In addition, Anderson is up for Fall Team of the Week.  Shout out to Zach for winning the award!  Read more HERE.  

Milford's Hunter Johnson won the WLWT Blitz 5 Primetime Performer award, announced September 17.  Read and watch HERE.

Milford's Hunter Johnson was a finalist for the TriState Football Mella Player of the Week award, announced September 15.

The Milford Eagles were in contention for the TriState Football Gold Star Chili Team of the Week award, announced September 15.

Milford's Hunter Johnson (football), Emily Morgan (volleyball), and Abi Loux (girls' golf); Turpin's Peter Morton (boys' cross country) and Reece Evans (football); West Clermont's Davis Lagana (boys' cross country); Kings' Brooke Garter (girls' cross country) and Katie Gabert (girls' golf); Anderson's Joey Cron (boys' golf) and Megan Bryan (girls' golf); and Loveland's Reilly Patton (girls' soccer) were finalists for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award, announced September 16.  In addition, Turpin was in contention for the Football Team of the Week award and Anderson boys' golf was up for the Fall Team of the Week award!  Congratulations to Abi for winning the award!  Read more HERE.

Anderson's Jackson Kuhn is in contention for the WLWT Blitz 5 Primetime Performer award, announced September 20.  Vote HERE.

Turpin's Reece Evans and Anderson's Jackson Kuhn are finalists for the TriState Football Mella Player of the Week award, announced September 22.  Vote HERE.

Walnut Hills is a finalist for the TriState Football Gold Star Chili Team of the Week award, announced September 22.  Vote HERE.

Milford's Jake Sherwood (boys' cross country), Halle Fintaine (girls' water polo), and Ethan Holman (boys' water polo); Walnut Hills' Kate Stiens (girls' cross country); Withrow's Daniel Ingram (football); Anderson's Jackson Kuhn (football) and Jackson Miller (boys' golf); Kings'  Leah Swayne (girls' golf) and Jules Fink (volleyball); Turpin's Alyssa Haverstraw and Margot Swartz (girls' golf); and Loveland's Emmett Webb (boys' soccer) and Claire Massey (girls' soccer) were finalists for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award, announced September 23.  In addition, Walnut Hills and Withrow are in the running for the Ohio Football Team of the Week award!  Congratulations to Walnut Hills for winning the award!  Read more HERE.

Turpin's Reece Evans was among the candidates for the WLWT Blitz 5 Primetime Performer award, announced September 27. 

Anderson was a finalist for the TriState Football Gold Star Chili Team of the Week award, announced September 29.

Turpin's Reece Evans and Milford's Vince Ringland were in contention for the TriState Football Mella Player of the Week award, announced September 29. 

Loveland's Ryan Chevalier (boys' cross country), Sarah Madix (girls' cross country), and Jillian Hayes (volleyball); Kings' Brooke Garter (girls' cross country) and Matt Hock (boys' golf); Turpin's Reece Evans (football), Nick Langan (boys' golf), Elizabeth Chamberlin (girls' golf), and Trey Shetler (boys' soccer); Milford's Vince Ringland (football) and Abby Thierauf (volleyball); West Clermont's Gage Bullock (football) and Nolan Schirmer (boys' soccer); and Anderson's Cooper Bushman (football), Ethan Laake (boys' golf), and Katie McCullough (girls' soccer) were among the nominations for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award, announced September 30.  In addition, Anderson boys' golf was up for Ohio Team of the Week!  Shout out to Gage for winning the award!  Read more HERE.

Turpin's Kaidan Naughton was a finalist for the WLWT Blitz 5 Primetime Performer award, announced October 4.

Turpin was among the nominations for the TriState Football Gold Star Chili Team of the Week award, announced October 6.

West Clermont's Gage Bullock was a finalist for the TriState Football Mella Player of the Week award, announced October 6.  Shout out to Gage for winning the award!  Read more HERE.

Kings' Brooke Garter (girls' cross country) and Leah Swayne (girls' golf); Anderson's Chloe Callahan (girls' cross country) and Carly Caldwell (volleyball); Turpin's Kaidan Naughton (football), Julie Wittekind (volleyball), and Elizabeth Chamberlin (girls' golf); Walnut Hills' Meiyi Wu (girls' golf), John Lundstedt (boys' water polo), and Alexis Covington and Corrine Capanari (girls' tennis doubles); and Milford's Joey Round (boys' soccer) and Matthew Marks (boys' water polo) were among the nominees for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award, announced October 7.  In addition, the Turpin Spartans were up for the Football Team of the Week award and the Kings Knights were up for the Fall Team of the Week honor!  Shout out to Chloe, Carly, Alexis, and Corrine for winning the award!  Read more HERE.  

Turpin's Kaidan Naughton and Kings' Ty Stylski were in contention for the TriState Football Mella Player of the Week award, announced October 13.

Kings was among the nominees for the TriState Football Gold Star Chili Team of the Week award, announced October 13.

Loveland's Clara Planner (volleyball), Walnut Hills' Andrew Goering (boys' soccer), Turpin's John Morton (boys' cross country) and Kaidan Naughton (football), Kings' Brooke Garter (girls' cross country) and Ty Stylski (football), West Clermont's Kaya Vogt (girls' soccer), and Anderson's Ethan Laake (boys' golf) and Karley Steinher (girls' soccer) were finalists for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award, announced October 15.  In addition, Anderson girls' soccer was up for the Fall Team of the Week award!  Congrats to Kaya for winning the award!  Read more HERE.

Kings' Hunter Henry was among the nominees for the WLWT Blitz 5 Primetime Performer award, announced October 18.  Congratulations to Hunter for winning the award!

Turpin's Justin Silverstein and Kings' Hunter Henry were finalists for the TriState Football Mella Player of the Week award, announced October 20. 

Kings' Hunter Henry (football) and Jules Fink (volleyball), Walnut Hills' Tyrese Dorn (football) and Caroline Yeager (girls' water polo), Turpin's Justin Silverstein (football), Anderson's Karley Steinher (girls' soccer), West Clermont's Jordyn Riffle (girls' soccer), Milford's Caleb Fritz (boys' water polo) and Hallie Fontaine (girls' water polo) were among the nominations for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award, announced October 21.  In addition, Turpin was up for Ohio Football Team of the Week!  Shout out to Karley for winning the honor!  Read more HERE.

Anderson's Hayden Brooke was among the nominations for the WLWT Blitz 5 Primetime Performer award, announced October 25.

Anderson’s James Camden was a finalist for the TriState Football Mella Player of the Week award, announced October 27.  

The West Clermont Wolves were in contention for the TriState Football Gold Star Chili Team of the Week award, announced October 27.

Loveland's Emmy Sager (girls' cross country) and Kaitlyn Andrews (girls' soccer), West Clermont's Howard Bingham (football), Anderson's James Camden (football), and Milford's Joey Round (boys' soccer) were finalists for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award, announced October 28.  In addition, Anderson was among the nominees for the Ohio Football Team of the Week award and Milford was in contention for the Ohio Fall Team of the Week award!

Anderson's James Camden is a finalist for the WLWT Blitz 5 Primetime Performer award, announced November 1.  Vote HERE.

Anderson's James Camden and Turpin's Justin Silverstein were in contention for the TriState Football Mella Player of the Week award, announced November 3.

The Turpin Spartans were up for the TriState Football Gold Star Chili Team of the Week award, announced November 3.

Kings' Alex Justus (boys' cross country), Loveland's Lauren Donovan (girls' soccer), and Anderson's James Camden (football) were finalists for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award, announced November 4.  Shout out to Alex for winning the award!  Read more HERE.

Anderson's Mackenzie Burdick (girls' basketball), Walnut Hills' Sean Kelly Darks (girls' basketball), and West Clermont's Bryce Goad (boys' bowling) and Lexi Stewart (girls' bowling) were finalists for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award, announced November 25. Congratulations to Lexi for winning the award!  Read more HERE.

Turpin's Jackson Holt (boys' basketball) and Cecilia Hilgefort (girls' basketball); Walnut Hills' Nic Smith (boys' basketball) and Sean Kelly Darks (girls' basketball); Milford's Joey Round (boys' basketball) and Franklin Abt (boys' bowling); Withrow's Dariyana Wright (girls' basketball); West Clermont's Kendall Hale (girls' basketball), Darby Campbell (girls' bowling), and Bryce Goad (boys' bowling); Kings' Eric Middlekamp (boys' bowling); Loveland's Grady Pettit (girls' bowling) were finalists for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award, announced December 2.  In addition, the Turpin Spartans were in contention for the Ohio Boys' Basketball Team of the Week award.

Loveland's Kaitlyn Andrews was named a LaRosa's MVP award winner, announced December 3.  Read more HERE.  

Kings' Eric Middlekamp (boys' bowling), Anderson's Maddie McIver (girls' bowling), Milford's Reaghan Kaylor (girls' bowling), Turpin's Brady Salmons (wrestling), Loveland's Jillian Hayes (girls' basketball), West Clermont's DJ Vianello (boys' basketball), and Walnut Hills' Nic Smith (boys' basketball) were among the nominees for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award, announced December 10.  In addition, the West Clermont Wolves and the Milford Lady Eagles were up for the Ohio Boys' and Girls' Basketball Team of the Week award respectively.  Congratulations to Maddie and to West Clermont for winning their awards!  Read more HERE.

West Clermont's Kendall Hale (girls' basketball), Darby Campbell (girls' bowling), and Jarryd Forthuber (boys' bowling) and Walnut Hills' Sean Kelly Darks (girls' basketball) and Rowan Chatterjee (boys' swimming) were in contention for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award, announced December 17.  In addition, Turpin (boys) and Walnut Hills (girls) were up for Ohio Basketball Team of the Week honors and Loveland boys' bowling was up for Winter Team of the Week recognition. 

Turpin's Jackson Holt (DI boys' basketball), Madeline Hart (girls' swimming), and Will Meyers (boys' swimming); Anderson's James Camden (DI boys' basketball) and Mackenzie Burdick (DI girls' basketball); Withrow's Dariyana Wright (DI girls' basketball); Loveland's Grady Pettit (girls' bowling), Sarah Lolli (girls' swimming), and Brandon Day (boys' swimming); and Milford's Evan Fentress (boys' swimming) and Erin Fentress (girls' swimming) were finalists for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award, announced December 23.  The Turpin Spartans and Loveland Lady Tigers were also up for the Ohio Boys' and Girls' Basketball Team of the Week awards respectively!  Congratulations to Evan and to Loveland girls’ basketball for winning their respective awards!  Read more HERE.

Milford's Franklin Abt (boys' bowling), Anderson's James Camden (boys' basketball), and Walnut Hill's Aniyah Brown (girls' basketball) were among the nominees for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award, announced December 30.  Walnut Hills was also in contention for the Ohio Girls' Basketball Team of the Week award!  Shout our to James for winning the award.  Read more HERE.

West Clermont's Jackson Ames (boys' basketball), Darby Campbell (girls' bowling), and Jarryd Forthuber (boys' bowling); Milford's A.J. Kaylor (boys' bowling) and Sophie Cooper (girls' swimming); and Loveland's Collin Hedgepeth (boys' basketball), Grady Pettit (girls' bowling), and Jillian Hayes (girls' basketball) were finalists for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award, announced January 7.  Kings was also up for the Ohio Boys' Basketball Team of the Week award and West Clermont boys' bowling and Loveland girls' bowling were nominees for the Winter Team of the Week award!  Shout our to Darby for winning the award!  Read more HERE.

Walnut Hills' Nic Smith (boys' basketball); West Clermont's Donte Turner Jr. (boys' basketball); Loveland's Jillian Hayes (girls' basketball) and Riley Bullock (girls' swimming and diving); Milford's A.J. Kaylor (boys' bowling); Turpin's Angelina Wehrman (girls' bowling), Caroline Rupp (girls' swimming and diving), and Peter Schmelzer (boys' swimming and diving); and Anderson's Maclain Morency (wrestling) were in contention for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award, announced January 13.  In addition, Anderson wrestling and Kings indoor track and field were nominees for the Ohio Winter Team of the Week award!  Shout out to Angelina and to Maclain for winning the award!  Read more HERE.

Walnut Hills' Sean Kelly Darks was named a LaRosa's MVP of the Week award winner, announced January 14!  Read more HERE.

Milford's Joey Round (boys' basketball), Erin Fentress (girls' swimming), and Fallon Austin (girls' bowling); Turpin's Owen Spencer (boys' basketball) and Whitney Welling and Anna Grimes (gymnastics); Anderson's Mattie Bailey (gymnastics) and Grace Hastings (girls' swimming); Loveland's Jillian Hayes (girls' basketball) and Jake Cotsonas (wrestling); West Cerlmont's Marissa Jenike (girls' basketball) and Brian Buttery (boys' bowling); and Walnut Hills' Darian Burgin (girls' basketball) and Aaron Sequeira (boys' swimming) were finalists for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award, announced January 21.  Also, Turpin (boys basketball), Walnut Hills (girls' basketball), and West Clermont (girls basketball and wrestling) were up for Team of the Week awards. Shout out to Walnut Hills for being named Ohio Girls' Basketball Team of the Week and to the Lady Eagles' Darian Burgin for winning the top player recognition.  Read more HERE.

Turpin's Jackson Holt (boys' basketball), Madeline Hart (girls' swimming and diving), and Mac Carroll (boys' swimming and diving); Kings' Cody Lockwood (boys' basketball) and Kavin Lynch (boys' swimming and diving); Loveland's Joey Kapszukiewicz (boys' bowling); Walnut Hills' Aaron Sequeira (boys' swimming and diving); Anderson's Grace Hastings (girls' swimming and diving); and Milford's Erin Fentress (girls' swimming and diving) were among the nominees for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award, announced January 27.  In addition, Turpin (boys) and West Clermont (girls) are up for the Ohio Basketball Team of the Week awards and Turpin (girls) and Kings (boys) were in contention for the Ohio Winter Team of the Week award!  Congratulations to Kavin and to the Kings' boys' swimming team for earning the recognition!  Read more HERE.

Turpin's Dominic Cantrella (boys' basketball), Anderson's Mackenzie Burdick (girls' basketball) and Katie Doyle (girls' basketball), Walnut Hills' Sean Kelly Darks (girls' basketball) and Makenzi Banks (girls' bowling), Milford's Franklin Abt (boys' bowling), and West Clermont's Jarryd Forthuber (boys' bowling ) were finalists for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award, announced February 3.  Also, Walnut Hills was up for Ohio Boys' Basketball Team of the Week honors, Kings was in contention for the Ohio Girls' Basketball Team of the Week award, and West Clermont boys' bowling was up for Ohio Winter Team of the Week recognition.  Congrats to Dominic and to Sean Kelly for winning the award!  Read more HERE.

Turpin's Jackson Holt (boys' basketball), Madeline Hart (girls' swimming and diving), and Cecelia Hilgefort (girls' basketball); Milford's Joey Round (boys' basketball) and A.J. Kaylor (boys' bowling); Anderson's Elizabeth Homan (girls' basketball), Grace Hastings (girls' swimming and diving), and Justin Dostal (boys' swimming and diving); Kings' Colin Budd (boys' bowling) and Leah Luckett (girls' swimming and diving); Loveland's Joey Kapszukiewicz (boys' bowling) and Brandon Day (boys' swimming and diving); West Clermont's Jarryd Forthuber (boys' bowling); and Walnut Hills' Aaron Sequeira and Ethan Moore (boys' swimming and diving) and Phoebe Wright (girls' swimming and diving) were finalists for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award, announced February 10.  Kings (boys) and Turpin (girls) were also up for the Ohio Basketball Team of the Week awards.  Milford (cheer) was also in contention for the Ohio Winter Team of the Week honors.  Shout out to Joey and Leah for winning the award and to Turpin and to Milford for winning Team of the Week awards!  Read more HERE.

Walnut Hills' Nic Smith (boys' basketball) and Aaron Sequeira (boys' swimming), Milford's Kaylie McKenney (girls' basketball), Kings' Justin Bayse (boys' bowling), Turpin's Maycee Herzog (gymnastics), and Anderson's Maddie Belcoure (gymnastics) and Grace Hastings (girls' swimming) were up for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award, announced February 18.  In addition, Turpin (boys) and Milford (girls) were in contention for the Ohio Basketball Team of the Week awards!  Shout out to Maddie and to Turpin for winning their awards!  Read more HERE.

West Clermont's Alex Wilzbach (boys' basketball), Evan Williams (boys' bowling), Darby Campbell (girls' bowling), and Bryan Hertel (wrestling); Walnut Hills' Aniyah Brown (girls' basketball) and Aaron Sequeira and Alex Craft (boys' swimming); Loveland's Josie Early (girls' basketball); Turpin's Maycee Herzog (gymnastics); and Anderson's Grace Hastings (girls' swimming) were in contention for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award, announced February 25.  Turpin gymnastics was also up for the Ohio Winter Team of the Week award!  Shout out to Bryan for winning the award!  Read more HERE.

Loveland's Jillian Hayes (girls' basketball) and West Clermont's Lexi Stewart (girls' bowling) were finalists for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award, announced March 2. 

Loveland's Liam Hamill (wrestling) is in contention for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award, announced March 9.  Vote HERE.

 

HUGHES AND KINGS YOUTH PROGRAMS 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 HEREFOLLOW UP:  Read about how Good Morning America provided some unexpected support for the group HERE.

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.


NEW COACH STRESSES SERVICE TO OTHERS:  Check out another great 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.


MILFORD WORKING TO IMPROVE FAN BEHAVIOR:  The Milford Athletic Department has teamed with the "There's More At Stake Than A Game" initiative to improve fan behavior and sportsmanship at sporting events.  Read exactly how the district is doing this HERE.

SOMETIMES HEROES WALK OUR HALLS:  Read about three students from Anderson and Turpin High Schools who were named the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Students of the Year after their phenomenal fundraising efforts!  And right behind were three students from Loveland!  Check it out HERE.

 

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