ECC Fall Sports Season Updates / Honors

08/03/2020

FOOTBALL:  Turpin will be gunning for its fifth ECC gridiron title overall this fall.  The Spartans captured the conference championship in 2019 with a perfect 7-0 league mark. 

Turpin (3-0), Winton Woods (4-0), and Kings (3-0) are the last remaining unbeaten teams in the conference.  Here's the weekly match-ups for our ECC teams:

WEEK ONE RESULTS
Anderson
outlasted Little Miami 50-40
Lebanon beat West Clermont 21-13
Milford defeated Oak Hills 28-24
Winton Woods downed Edgewood 34-0 (read more HERE)
Turpin over Loveland 30-0

WEEK TWO RESULTS
West Clermont defeated Loveland 13-7
Turpin downed Milford 49-14
Winton Woods slipped by Lebanon 27-20
Little Miami fell to Riverside 35-0
Kings beat Anderson 70-34 (read more HERE)

WEEK THREE RESULTS
Anderson downed Lebanon 38-20 (read more HERE)
Turpin defeated Little Miami 44-8
Kings beat Middletown 34-14
Winton Woods over West Clermont 28-13

WEEK FOUR RESULTS
Anderson downed West Clermont 42-0 (read more HERE)
Kings over Lebanon 41-20
Little Miami defeated Loveland 55-20
Walnut Hills
beat Withrow 24-6 (read more HERE)
Winton Woods downed Milford 49-14

WEEK FIVE MATCH-UPS
Loveland at Holmes, Ky.
Milford at Little Miami
Lebanon at Turpin
Elder at Walnut Hills
Kings at Teays Valley
Anderson at Winton Woods

BOYS GOLF:  For the second year in a row, Loveland captured the Preseason tournament team title, winning by three strokes over runner-up Turpin (304-307).  The Tigers' Tyler Vallee won medalist honors with a 71, while Milford's Cole Watson and Turpin's Nick Langan tied for second (75) and Kings' Andrew Sharp and Loveland's Joe Jankowski tied for third (76).  The Postseason tourney also went to the Tigers, who shot a 304 to outdistance runner-up Turpin by 14 strokes.  Milford's Adam Horn was medalist, firing a 71.  Loveland's Tyler Vallee and Turpin's Ben McGrew were runners-up at 73, while Loveland's Joe Jankowski finished as bronze medalist with a 74.  The Tigers' Preseason and Postseason tourney wins, coupled with their regular season performance, earned Loveland its third straight ECC Championship in the last four years.

GIRLS GOLF:  The Kings Lady Knights captured their third consecutive ECC title on the links this fall.  Walden Ponds was the site of the Preseason Tournament, with Kings coming away with the top team score (308).  Turpin finished runner-up (347) and Milford was third (379).  Medalist honors went to Kings' Leah Swayne (72), with the Lady Knights' Katie Gabert finishing second (74) and Anderson's Megan Bryan third (76).  The Postseason tournament title also went to Kings, as the Lady Knights outdistanced runner-up Turpin by 46 strokes.  Kings swept the three medalist positions, with Leah Swayne (71), Bekah Baumlein (74), and Katie Gabert (78) finishing 1-2-3 respectively.  Complete results of both the Preseason and Postseason tournaments can be found HERE.

GIRLS TENNIS:  The ECC Tournament title went to Loveland, who outdistanced runner-up Milford 45-40.  Anderson's Aly Daly took the title at first singles, while Loveland's Grace Haught won at second singles and Walnut Hills' Emma Maher won at third singles.  Doubles champions were Loveland's Tess Broermann and Hannah Wenger at first doubles and Jenna Batsch and Babs Dwyer at second doubles.  Complete results are HERE.

Anderson and Turpin have identical 6-1 ECC marks and lead the conference standings (through 9-24).

BOYS SOCCER:  Loveland is looking for a three-peat this fall after winning back-to-back ECC championships in 2018 and 2019. 

Loveland and Anderson are both 4-1 in ECC action (through 9-24).  Also, check out the September 18 soccer coaches polls HERE.

GIRLS SOCCER:  Anderson won its first ECC title in girls soccer last fall with a 5-0-1 mark, halting a run of three in a row from Loveland. 

Loveland and Anderson sit atop the ECC standings with identical 4-0-1 records (through 9-24).  The September 18 soccer coaches polls are HERE.

BOYS CROSS COUNTRY:  Turpin will be running for a shot at back-to-back conference trophies this fall.  Kings has won five titles in eight years and will be tough to beat.  The Conference Meet is slated for October 17 at the Home of the Park Park at 9 am.  

At the September 19 Milford Invitational, Turpin finished runner-up behind Mason.  Kings placed fourth, with Milford (eighth) and Anderson (ninth) rounding out top ten finishes for the ECC.  Individual results featured a first-place finish from Kings' Alex Justus, just ahead of runner-up Jack Bentley from Turpin.  Complete results are HERE.  Lebanon finished runner-up and Winton Woods finished tenth at the September 19 Eaton Invitational.  Top ECC finisher was the Warriors' Carter Davidson who finished sixth.  Complete results can be found HERE.  Lastly, at the September 19 Bethel-Tate Invitational, Little Miami captured the team championship, with West Clermont finishing runner-up.  The Panthers had five runners place in the top eight - William Zegarski (first), James Janzen (third), Gabe Schmucker (fifth), Nate Bischof (seventh), and Sam Gausmann (eighth).  Complete results are HERE.

GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY:  Loveland won its first conference title in girls cross country in 2019.  The Lady Tigers are trying to become the league's first back-to-back champions since Walnut Hills pulled it off in 2012 and 2013.  The ECC Meet is scheduled for the Home of the Brave Park on October 17 at 9 am. 

Turpin (fourth), Milford (sixth), and Kings (tenth) all finished in the top ten at the September 19 Milford Invitational.  The Lady Spartans' Ella Lambert finished third to pace all ECC runners, while Kings' Sara Doughman finished seventh.  Complete results are HERE.  The Lady Warriors of Lebanon won the September 19 Eaton Invitational behind the first-place finish from Faith Duncan.  Lebanon's Hope Carr (third), Abby Taylor (fourth), Grace Glassmeyer (fifth), Alynna Wilson (ninth), and Lilah Mohler (tenth) also finished in the top ten.  Winton Woods finished ninth as a team. Complete results are HERE.  At the September 19 Bethel-Tate Invitational, Little Miami and West Clermont finished first and second respectively.  The Lady Panthers' Grace Biddle (first), Jane Loffer (sixth), Abigail Brown (ninth), and Emma Neidich (tenth) all finished in the top ten.  Results can be found HERE.

Photo courtesy of Geoff Blankenship - Enquirer Media/GANNETT

VOLLEYBALL:  Loveland and Turpin shared the ECC title in 2019 with identical 12-2 ECC records.  The two school have each won or shared four ECC volleyball crowns since the inception of the conference. 

Lebanon (11-0) has opened up a two-game lead in the ECC standings ahead of second place Turpin who sits at 9-2 (through 9-24).  Check out the September 18 coaches poll HERESHOUT OUT to Kings' Jules Fink for collecting her 1000th career kill in the Lady Knights' September 19 win against Fairfield!  SHOUT OUT also goes to Loveland's Abbie Miller, who picked up her 1000th assist in the Lady Tigers' September 21 match against West Clermont.