ECC Spring Sports Season Updates / Honors

03/10/2019

TRACK ATHLETES ADVANCE TO STATE!

In boys' track, the following athletes have advanced to the State Track Meet:  Kings' Jacob Krynock (1600 meters) and Nak'emon Williams (100 meters), Alex Justus (800 meters), and the Knights' 4x800 relay; Walnut Hills' Jowon Briggs (discus); and Turpin's Gabe Hickman (Regional Champion in the shot).  STATE UPDATES:  The Kings 4x800 relay of Jacob Krynock, Zack Justus, Ryan O'Connor, and Alex Justus finished third in the State Meet!  Other point scorers included Turpin's Gabe Hickman (third shot put).

On the girls' side, Turpin's Sam Bush (3200 meters and Regional Champion in the 1600 meters), Lauren Steele (shot and discus), Ella Lambert (1600 meters), and the 4x800 relay; Anderson's Megan Sullivan (100 and 300 hurdles), Alaina Sullivan (100 and 200 meters), and the 4x200 and 4x400 relays; West Clermont's Maddie Walker (1600 meters) and Morgan Walsh (800 meters); Milford's Andrea Armstrong (400 and 200 meters); Loveland's Miya Brines (100 hurdles), Jordan Morrison (300 hurdles), and Kaitlin Andrews (200 meters); and Kings' 4x800 relay have advanced to the State Meet!  STATE UPDATES:  The Turpin 4x800 meter relay team of Isabel Shim, Lydia Bentley, Sam Bush, and Ella Lambert finished sixth overall, while the Kings 4x800 team of Brooke Garter, Gwyneth Gorley, Sara Doughman, and Jennifer Cooper finished eighth.  Other ladies to score points were Loveland's Miya Brines (fourth 100 hurdles), Anderson's Alaina Sullivan (eighth 200 meters) and Megan Sullivan (fourth 300 hurdles), Turpin's Sam Bush (second 1600 meters), and West Clermont's Morgan Walsh (seventh 800 meters).  Complete DI results can be found HERE

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BASEBALL:  Kings won its first ECC baseball championship this spring, finishing league play with an impressive 12-2 record.  Congratulations to the Knights!  Kings' Tyler Gambill earned Player of the Year honors, while the Knights' Kevin McClung received Coach of the Year accolades.  POSTSEASON UPDATES:   Turpin won the District Championship with a dramatic come-from-behind 6-5 win over Badin!  The Spartans then downed Butler 4-2 in the Regional semis to set up a Regional Championship contest against Springboro.  Read more HERE.  In the Regional Final, the Spartans saw their dream season with a 10-3 loss to Springboro.  Read more HEREPOSTSEASON AWARDS:  Congratulations to Kings' Tyler Gambill (Second Team) for earning OHSBCA All-Ohio Poll honors!  SWOBCA All-City honors went to Kings' Tyler Gambill and Hunter Jessee (First Team), Matthew Hock (Second Team), and Austin Evans and Max Palmieri (Honorable Mention); Milford's Calvin Hunter (First Team) and Anthony Bassano and Zach Bryon (Second Team); Anderson's Josh Overbeek (First Team) and Jack Crider (Honorable Mention); Turpin's Justin Silverstein (First Team) and Peter Henkel (Second Team); Walnut Hills' Garrett Longeway (Second Team) and Max Devenport (Honorable Mention); West Clermont's Gavin Pitts (Second Team) and Bailey Bravo and Trevor Conley (Honorable Mention); and Loveland's Zach Segal (Honorable Mention).

SOFTBALL:  West Clermont captured its second straight ECC crown, finishing the league schedule with a 13-1 record.  The Lady Wolves have posted a 24-4 record in league play the past two seasons.  Milford's Katelyn Reynolds earned Player of the Year recognition, while Coach of the Year honors went to West Clermont's Kelly ThrockmortonPOSTSEASON HONORS:  Congratulations to Milford's Katelyn Reynolds for earning OHSFSCA Second Team All-State recognition!

BOYS' TRACK:  The 2019 ECC Championship trophy will reside at Kings, after the Knights outdistanced runner-up Turpin by 73.5 points to win their first track and field title since 2016.  POSTSEASON UPDATES:  Kings finished third overall at the District Meet.  The following ECC athletes were District Champions and advanced to the Regional Meet:  Withrow's Shemar Pinnock (100 and 200 meters), Kings' Alex Justus (new meet record in the 800 meters) and Zac Howard (high jump), Turpin's Gabe Hickman (shot put), and Loveland's Cooper Smeller (pole vault).  Complete DI District results can be found HERESTATE QUALIFIERS:  The following athletes have advanced to the May 31-June 1 State Track Meet:  Kings' Jacob Krynock (1600 meters) and Nak'emon Williams (100 meters), Alex Justus (800 meters), and the Knights' 4x800 relay; Walnut Hills' Jowon Briggs (discus); and Turpin's Gabe Hickman (Regional Champion in the shot).  Complete Regional results can be found HERE (read more above).

GIRLS' TRACK:  The Lady Tigers of Loveland won their first ECC girls' track and field championship, finishing ahead of runner-up Turpin by 29.5 points.  POSTSEASON UPDATES:  Loveland placed third in the team standings at the District Meet.  ECC District Champions were as follows:  Anderson's Alaina Sullivan (100 and 200 meters), Turpin's Sam Bush (1600 and 3200 meters) and Lauren Steele (shot put), Milford's Andrea Armstrong (400 meters), and Loveland's Zoe Ott (discus).  Complete DI District results can be found HERESTATE QUALIFIERS:  Shout out to the following athletes who have advanced to the May 31-June 1 State Track Meet:  Turpin's Sam Bush (3200 meters and Regional Champion in the 1600 meters), Lauren Steele (shot and discus), Ella Lambert (1600 meters), and the 4x800 relay; Anderson's Megan Sullivan (100 and 300 hurdles), Alaina Sullivan (100 and 200 meters), and the 4x200 and 4x400 relays; West Clermont's Maddie Walker (1600 meters) and Morgan Walsh (800 meters); Milford's Andrea Armstrong (400 and 200 meters); Loveland's Miya Barnes (100 hurdles), Jordan Morrison (300 hurdles), and Kaitlin Andrews (200 meters); and Kings' 4x800 relay.  Complete Regional Meet results can be found HERE (read more above).

BOYS' TENNIS:  The Loveland Tigers won both the regular season and the ECC tournament titles on their way to their first ECC boys' tennis championship since the 2012-2013 season!  Shout out to our ECC Coach of the Year Jeff Sharpless and his squad.  The Tigers' Connor Ruble earned Player of the Year recognition.  POSTSEASON UPDATES:  Turpin's Patrick Wantz and Andrew Kissel and Loveland's Alex Ditchen and Matt Huether advanced to Districts in doubles, as did singles players Josh Lee from Kings and Connor Ruble from Loveland. 

BOYS' LACROSSE:  Kings came away with the conference championship (the Knights' second in three years), finishing the season with a perfect 5-0 ECC record.  Kings' Jake Stylski earned Player of the Year recognition and Walnut Hills' Howard Miller received Coach of the Year honors.  POSTSEASON HONORS:  Congratulations to the following OHSCLA All-State recipients:  Turpin's Andrew Conklin (DII Second Team) and Michael Hooper (DII Third Team) and Kings' Jake Stylski (DI Second Team) and Ty Stylski (DI Honorable Mention).  OHSLCA All-Region recipients were as follows:  Kings' Ty Stylski and Jake Stylski (DI First Team), Walnut Hills' Nick Gavin (DI Second Team), and Turpin's Michael Hooper (DII First Team) and goalie Andrew Conklin (DII First Team and Position Player of the Year), Tanner Wessels, Reece Evans, Jake Bolin, Tanner Klimkowski, and Brody Donovan (DII Second Team).  In addition, Walnut's Nick Gavin and Owen Howard and Kings' Jake Stylski were honored as USL Ohio South All-Academic honorees!

GIRLS' LACROSSE:  The ladies from Kings captured their first-ever ECC title with a perfect 5-0 record in ECC matches.  Player of the Year accolades went to Loveland's Hanna Wenger, while Coach of the Year recognition went to Kings' Tim BilbreyPOSTSEASON AWARDS:  OSLA Division I All=State awards recipients were as follows:  Loveland's Hanna Wenger (First Team) and Kings' Halle Woesman (Second Team).  All-Region awards went to Loveland's Hanna Wenger and Carly Wilhoite (First Team), Josey Storm (Second Team), and Maggie Nance (Honorable Mention); Kings' Halle Woesman and Chelsey Zugaro (First Team) and Alli Ellis (Honorable Mention); and Milford's Sarah Cardell (Second Team) and Casey Roeder (Honorable Mention).  Division II honorees included Turpin's Kendall Reynolds (Second Team All-State and First Team All-Region), Megan Gonos (Second Team), and Jessie Pierce (Honorable Mention).

BOYS' VOLLEYBALL:  Although the ECC doesn't officially sponsor boys' volleyball, our conference fared well in regular and postseason action.  Walnut Hills finished the regular season at 15-5 and 6-0 against ECC squads this spring.  Check out complete team records HEREPOSTSEASON UPDATES:  Loveland and Walnut Hills each lost in the Regional semis to wrap up great seasons by both teams!  POSTSEASON AWARDS:  Congratulations to Walnut Hills' Dominic Hagerty for being named the All-Region Player of the Year!  Other All-Region awards went to (First Team) Loveland's Jace Niven and Nate Johnson, Walnut Hills' Owen Vogelpohl, Milford's Caleb Cambron, and West Clermont's Kyle Rees.  Honorable Mention honors went to Milford's Jake Pearson and Jacob Downs, Walnut Hills' Tre Harris and Calvin Bigham, and Loveland's Eric Keldsen.