ECC Winter Sports Season Updates / Honors


BOYS' BASKETBALL:  The Turpin Spartans are sitting atop this year's standings with an 9-1 record (14-2 overall).  West Clermont is sitting in second with an 8-2 conference mark.  Current league leaders include Anderson's James Camden (15.7 points per game), West Clermont's Jackson Ames (8.4 rebounds and 2.1 blocks per game), and Kings' Jack McHugh (4.0 assists per game), and Withrow's Niles Whatley (2.4 steals per game) through January 26.

GIRLS' BASKETBALL:  Loveland is setting the pace in the ECC standings with a fine 10-1 record, while Walnut Hills and West Clermont are 8-2.  Current league leaders include Walnut Hills' Sean Kelly Darks (18.6 points and 4.3 steals per game), Anderson's Mackenzie Burdick (10.7 rebounds per game), Withrow's Dariyana Wright (4.3 assists per game), and Milford's Abby Thierauf (2.2 blocks per game) through January 26.

Walnut's 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 and Loveland battled for the ECC title at last year's ECC Championship Meet, with the Wolves coming out on top 273-241.  This year's ECC Championships are scheduled for February 22 at Milford HS.  SHOUT OUT:  Results of the December 21-22 SWOWCA Coaches Classic at Harrison HS can be found HERE.  Loveland finished twenty-first in the team competition, while the Tigers' Jake Cotsonas finished second to reign as the highest ECC finisher.  Current weight class leaders in the ECC can be found HERESHOUT 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!

BOYS' SWIMMING AND DIVING:  The 2020 Dive Championships were held January 23 with Turpin's Mac Carroll finishing first.  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 Smith.  Conference events leaders in the ECC can be found HERE

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 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.  ECC event leaders in the conference can be found HERE.  

BOYS' BOWLING:  The West Clermont Wolves are currently 9-1 overall and 8-0 in the ECC standings and are shooting for their third straight title.  Loveland is right behind at 13-1 overall and 9-1 in the league.  West Clermont's Jarryd Forthuber leads the conference with a 218.4 average through January 26.  SHOUT 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.

GIRLS' BOWLING:  Loveland sits atop the ECC standings with a perfect 12-0 overall record and 10-0 in the ECC.  West Clermont's Lexi Stewart leads the ECC with a scoring average of 188.2 through January 26.  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.

ACADEMIC QUIZ TEAM:  Loveland captured last year's AQT Tournament title, while Walnut Hills won its seventh straight AQT regular season title.  The Tigers and Eagles are tied at 9-1 atop this winter's ECC standings.  This year's tournament is slated for February 19 at Talawanda HS. 

CHEER AND DANCE:  This year's Cheer and Dance competition is slated for Saturday at Walnut Hills HS.  Milford (cheer) and Kings (dance) look to defend last year's titles.  This is the second year that the Cheer and Dance competition counts toward the All-Sports Trophy.

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.  This year's City Championships are scheduled for Cincinnati Country Day HS on February 15.  The District Championships are set for February 22 at Lakota East HS.  SHOUT OUT to Anderson for the Gymskins' fourth place finish at the January 18 Kilbourne Wolfpack Invitational.  Mattie Bailey led the way with a fifth place finish on both the vault (9.0) and the beam (8.9).  Maddie Belcuore finished ninth on floor, tenth on vault, and fifteenth on floor and Adrienne Baumann finished eleventh on floor and thirteenth on beam.