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The Eastern Cincinnati Conference (ECC) is exploring the possibility of league expansion.  The current member high schools are Anderson High School, Kings High School, Loveland High School, Milford High School, Turpin High School, Walnut Hills High School, West Clermont High School, and Withrow High School - all located in eastern Cincinnati, Ohio in Hamilton, Clermont, and Warren Counties.  ECC schools are Division I in all sports except football.  This year, three schools were Division I in football and five schools were Division II.

Factors to be used in the review of schools under consideration can be found in Section 10 of the ECC Constitution which states:  "The following will be among the factors to be used in the review of schools under consideration for entry into the ECC:  proximity to current ECC schools, curriculum structure, high school and junior high school programs, financial stability, ticket revenue generation potential, facilities, school size, competitiveness in conference sports/activities, commonality of purpose, and additional extracurricular activities.  This list is not necessarily all-inclusive, and the Expansion Committee may take into consideration other relevant factors."

Schools interested in being considered for admission must complete and send the official ECC Application with all associated documentation by March 1, 2018.  The application is available below.  All applications will remain sealed until March 2, 2018.  Important directions for completing the application are also available below.  Also note that site visits and interviews with administration will be part of the application process.  Lastly, the ECC Constitution is available at the link on the top of this page.

If you have procedural questions, please contact Ray Spicher at rlspicher@gmail.com.

http://www.eccsports.com/content/eccexpansionletter17final.pdf

http://www.eccsports.com/content/eccexpansionapplicationinstructions17-final.pdf

http://www.eccsports.com/content/eccleagueapplication1final.pdf

http://www.eccsports.com/content/ECCExpansionApplicationProg-CompTables17-Final.pdf

STATE-BOUND ECC ATHLETES

Shout out to our first winter athletes to advance to State competition!  In the sport of diving, West Clermont's Morgan Southall, Loveland's Erin Albert and Riley Bullock, and Turpin's Ali Asbury have advanced to the February 22 State Diving Championships in Canton.  The ECC had four of the top six finishers from the February 14 District Meet!  Congratulations ladies!  

In swimming, Kings' Brynna Wolfe won the 100 backstroke at the February 17 District Meet, thus qualifying for the State Meet in Canton February 23-24. She also qualified as an at-large in the 200 IM.  Joining Brynna will be teammate Noah Young, who qualified in the 100 backstroke (and as an at-large qualifier in the 50 free), as well as the Milford boys' 200 free relay.  At-large qualifiers for the boys included Milford's Tyler Babinec in the 100 breast and the Eagles' 400 free relay; Walnut Hills' Dan Cashell in the 100 breast and 200 free, Aaron Sequeira in the 200 IM and 100 back, and the Eagles' 200 medley and 400 free relays; Anderson's Carter Donnells in the 100 fly; Loveland's Brandon Day in the 500 free; and Kings' Cameron Rutz in the 500 free and the Knights' 400 free relay.  At-large qualifiers for the girls included Kings' Leah Luckett in the 200 free and 100 free, Shannon Jelley in the 100 fly and 500 free, and the Lady Knights' 200 medley relay and 200 and 400 free relays; Anderson's Grace Hastings in the 200 free and 500 free; Turpin's Gail Workman in the 200 free and 500 free, Madeline Hart in the 100 fly, Allison Kapostasy in the 500 free, and the Lady Spartans' 200 medley relay and 200 and 400 free relays; Walnut Hills' Emma Reed in the 100 fly, Esme Wright in the 100 breast, and the Lady Eagles' 200 and 400 free relays; and Loveland's Sarah Klenke in the 100 back.

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BOYS' BASKETBALL:  Walnut Hills won the ECC title, their fourth in the last six years, outdistancing runner-up Withrow.  POSTSEASON MATCH-UPS:  AT LAKOTA WEST HS:  Kings vs. Princeton February 22 at 6 pm, West Clermont vs. Sycamore February 22 at 8 pm, Loveland vs. St. Xavier February 24 at 8 pm; AT HAMILTON HS:  Milford vs. Western Brown February 22 at 6 pm  and Withrow vs. Anderson February 24 at 6 pm; and AT FAIRFIELD HS:  Turpin vs. Winton Woods February 23 at 7 pm and Walnut Hills vs. Little Miami February 23 at 8 pm.

GIRLS' BASKETBALL:  The Walnut Hills Lady Eagles captured their second straight ECC title.  The Lady Eagles finished with a perfect 14-0 Conference mark.  ALL-DISTRICT:  Congratulations to the following players who earned District 16 All-District honors:  West Clermont's Jasmine Hale (First Team), Dakota Reeves and Alexis Starks (Second Team), and Kaylin Burdick (Third Team); Loveland's Jillian Hayes (First Team); Walnut Hills' Kennedi Myles (First Team) and Regan Anderson and Sean Kelly Darks (Second Team); Turpin's Ellie Holt (Second Team) and Savanna Hazenfield (Third Team); Anderson's Karley Steinher (Third Team); and Milford's Azyiah Williams (Third Team).  Also, a tip of the cap to the District 16 Coach of the Year, Walnut Hills' Adam Lazar.   POSTSEASON MATCH-UPS:  AT LAKOTA EAST HS:  Milford vs. Mason February 21 at 7:30 pm, Walnut Hills vs. Winton Woods February 22 at 6 pm, and Kings vs. Sycamore February 22 at 7:30 pm; and AT SYCAMORE HS:  Loveland vs. West Clermont February 22 at 6 pm.

WRESTLING:  Loveland won its second straight Conference title on the mats, this time in convincing fashion.  The Tigers outdistanced runner-up West Clermont 307-187.  Wrestler of the Year honors went to Turpin's Harry Sand, while Coach of the Year recognition went to Loveland's Chris Switzer. Complete results can be found HERE.

BOYS' DIVING:  This year's ECC Diving Championships were held at Milford with Walnut Hills' Ethan Moore, Turpin's Mac Carroll, and Walnut Hills' Josh Wiles finishing 1-2-3 respectively.  POSTSEASON UPDATES:  Shout out to the following divers for advancing to the February 13 District Diving Championships at Miami University:  Turpin's Mac Carroll; Walnut Hills' Ethan Moore, Josh Wiles, and Holden Kelley; and Milford's Carter Ferguson.  District results can be found HERE.

BOYS' SWIMMING:  The Swimming Championships were held at Milford January 27, with Walnut Hills taking the team championship for the first time since 2013-14.  Swimmer of the Year honors went to Loveland's Brandon Day, while Coach of the Year recognition went to Walnut's Jen GoldenPOSTSEASON UPDATES:  The Sectional Meet was held February 9.  District qualifiers can be found HERE.  The District Swim Meet is slated for today at Miami University.

GIRLS' DIVING:  The 2018 ECC Diving Championships were held January 25 with West Clermont's Morgan Southall taking the crown.  Her six-dive total of 300.40 is a new ECC record, as well as a new West Clermont High School record and a Milford pool record!  Turpin's Ali Asbury and Loveland's Riley Bullock finished second and third respectively.  POSTSEASON UPDATES:  Congratulations to the following divers for advancing to today's District Diving Championships at Miami University:  West Clermont's Morgan Southall; Loveland's Riley BullockErin Albert, and Morgan Eversole; Turpin's Ali Asbury, Rory Blankenship, and Lily Malone; and Walnut Hills Clara Dearden and Mia HuberSTATE BOUND:  Shout out to Morgan Southall, Riley Bullock, Erin Albert, and Ali Asbury for advancing to the February 22 State Meet.  See complete District results HERE.

GIRLS' SWIMMING:  The 2018 ECC Swimming Champions come from Turpin High School.  The Lady Spartans won the Conference title for the fourth time in the last six years.  Swimmer of the Year accolades went to Kings' Shannon Jelley, while the Lady Knights' Sam Mizener was named Coach of the Year.  POSTSEASON UPDATES:  The Sectional Championships were held February 10 and our ECC swimmers who have advanced to today's District Swim Meet can be found HERE.

BOYS' BOWLING:  The West Clermont Wolves have secured the ECC Championship after going undefeated in their first ten ECC matches.  The squad will wrap up ECC play aginst Loveland this week.  POSTSEASON UPDATES:  The Sectional bowling tournament is scheduled for Wednesday.


PERFECTION ON THE LANES:  Milford's Josh Cooper provided the highlight of the season when he bowled a 300 in a regular season match against Williamsburg on December 19.  Read more HERE.