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ECC To Broadcast Championship Events

PRESS RELEASE:  The Eastern Cincinnati Conference is excited to announce its partnership with ESP Media, LLC to provide live broadcasts of all Conference Championship events in the sports of diving, swimming, cheer and dance, and wrestling.  If you can’t make it to the games, watch them in the comfort of your own home!  Cost per broadcast is $9.99, which include limitless ON DEMAND viewing after the event.  Go to www.eccbroadcasts.com or click HERE for additional information.

Here are the links for each sport:

Diving
Click HERE

Swimming
Click HERE

Cheerleading
Click HERE

Dance
Click HERE

Wrestling
Click HERE for AM Session
Click HERE for PM Session

For additional information about this exciting opportunity, contact your school’s Athletic Director.

OHSAA To Add Boys Volleyball, Girls Wrestling

PRESS RELEASE (JANUARY 13, 2022):  The Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) is set to add boys volleyball and girls wrestling!  Read complete Press Release HERE.

ECC Boasts Pair Of State Champions

HUGE shout out goes to Little Miami's William Zegarski for winning the Division I State Championship in boys cross country.  The senior ran a time of 14:39.9, nearly twenty seconds ahead of the runner-up runner and setting a new STATE MEET RECORD!  Congratulations, William!

Photo courtesy of Geoff Blankenship - Enquirer Media/GANNETT

Another HUGE shout out goes to the Winton Woods football squad for capturing the Division II State Championship with the Warriors' 21-10 victory over Hoban on December 2.  The Warriors began the season 3-4 and didn't lose another ball game.  Congratulations to head coach Chad Murphy and his squad!  Read more HERE.

ECC Winter Sports Season Updates

GIRLS BASKETBALLLAST YEAR:  Three-peat is on the lips of the Loveland Lady Tigers this winter.  The squad has won the previous two ECC Championships on the hardcourt.  Last winter, Lebanon reached the District Finals!  THIS SEASON:  Winton Woods (11-1) and Milford (9-1) lead the ECC standings (through January 20).

BOYS BASKETBALLLAST YEAR:  Three teams shared the 2020-21 ECC title - Turpin, Lebanon, and Walnut Hills.  Each was significant - it was Walnut Hills' fifth overall, Turpin's second consecutive, and Lebanon's first-ever in the ECC.  THIS SEASON:  Walnut Hills sits atop the conference standings with a 9-0 record in league play and 14-1 overall (through January 20).

WRESTLINGLAST YEAR:  In the school's first year in the conference, Lebanon came away with the Conference title on the mats.  The Warriors also finished eighth at Districts!  THIS SEASON:  The 2022 ECC Championships are slated for February 19 at Milford HS.  SWOWCA COACHES CLASSIC:  Lebanon finished sixth at the December 17-18 SWOWCA Coaches Classic at Harrison HS.  The Warriors' Luke Marsh (165 lbs.) and Anderson's Maclain Morency (150 lbs.) were champions in their individual weight classes, while Lebanon's Flint Guerra finished runner-up at 150 lbs.  Complete results can be found HERE.

GIRLS SWIMMING AND DIVING LAST YEAR:  Turpin is shooting for its fifth consecutive (and eight overall) ECC girls swimming championship this winter!  The Lady Spartans also finished third at District and Walnut Hills placed fifth!  THIS SEASON:  This year's ECC Championships are scheduled for February 20 (diving) at West Clermont HS at 5:30 pm and February 22 (swimming) at Princeton HS at 9 am.  SOUTHWEST OHIO CLASSIC:  Results from the January 15-16 Southwest Ohio Swimming and Diving Classic are HERE.

BOYS SWIMMING AND DIVINGLAST YEAR:  The last two Conference Champion trophies reside at Kings who will try to make it three straight titles this winter.  The Knights were fifth at Districts and Walnut Hills was ninth in 2020-21.  In addition, the conference sent three divers to STATE!  THIS SEASON:  West Clermont will host the ECC Dive Meet on February 20 at 5:30 pm and Princeton HS will be the site of the Conference Swim Meet on February 22 at 9 am.  SOUTHWEST OHIO CLASSIC:  Results from the January 15-16 Southwest Ohio Swimming and Diving Classic are HERE.

GIRLS BOWLINGLAST YEAR:  Lebanon and West Clermont shared the league championship last winter.  It was the Lady Wolves' second title in three seasons.  THIS SEASON:  Lebanon (6-1) and Turpin (8-2) are sitting atop the conference standings (through January 20).  SHOUT OUT to Lebanon who finished tenth at the December 5 Big Blue Classic.  The Lady Warriors were led by Cassandra Ingram who finished fifteenth with a 533.  Milford's Mallory Klingshirn was the conference's top finisher at 538, placing fourteenth.  

BOYS BOWLINGLAST YEAR:  Five in a row is the goal for West Clermont, as the Wolves have won four consecutive ECC titles on the lanes.  THIS SEASON:  Little Miami, Lebanon, and West Clermont are a combined 25-1 overall this season (through January 20).  SHOUT OUT to Little Miami for finishing third and to Lebanon who placed fifth at the December 5 Big Blue Classic.  Individually, the Panthers' Connor Petry-Minton (fifth) and Issac Martini (eighth) both earned All Tournament honors!  Lebanon's Raymond Sparks (fifteenth) and Cooper Cummings (twentieth) also finished in the top twenty.

ACADEMIC QUIZ TEAMLAST YEAR:  Little Miami capped off its first year in the ECC with an AQT championship!  The Panthers finished the regular season with a perfect 16-0 record.  THIS SEASON:  Little Miami is leading the conference race with a perfect 8-0 record with Anderson right behind at 7-1 (through January 20).  The ECC Tournament is tentatively scheduled for March 2.

CHEER AND DANCELAST YEAR:  Milford has won all three ECC-sponsored Cheer competitions. Anderson won last year's Dance competition, displacing Kings who won the title the first two years.  Milford, Anderson, Lebanon, and Turpin also turned in fine performances at the OASSA State Cheer and Dance Championships!  THIS SEASON:  This year's Cheer and Dance Competition is scheduled for January 29 at Milford HS.

GYMNASTICS:  Although the ECC doesn't officially sponsor gymnastics, the conference typically fares well in both the regular season and postseason tournaments.  LAST YEAR:  Both Anderson and Turpin advanced to the State Championships last winter!  THIS SEASON:  The City Championships are scheduled for Cincinnati Country Day on February 19.  The District Tournament is slated for February 26 at Lakota East HS.

ECC Player And Team Of The Week Awards

Little Miami's William Zegarski (boys cross country) and Michael Cornett (football); Loveland's Ryan Chevalier (boys cross country) and Madison Conatser (girls cross country); Milford's Austin Hardin (football) and Nicholas Henke (boys soccer); Winton Woods' KC Spears (football); Kings' Andrew Sharp (boys golf); Lebanon's Peyton Lawley (boys golf); Anderson's Sydney Stockslager (girls golf); Turpin's Brady Lent (boys soccer), Sarah Clark (girls tennis - singles), and Ellen Benintendi and Allie Fermann (girls tennis - doubles); and Walnut Hills' Stella Kiniklocytcs (girls soccer) were among the nominees for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award, announced August 24.  Also, Little Miami, Milford, Turpin, and Winton Woods were among the finalists for the Ohio Football Team of the Week award!  Shout out to Little Miami's Michael Cornett and to Loveland's Madison Conatser for winning the award!  Read more HERE.

Little Miami’s William Zegarski (boys cross country), Aidan Jones (football); Anderson’s Griffin Scalf (football); Kings’ Will Kocher (football) and Elise Marchal (volleyball); Turpin’s Will Schulok (football), Sarah Clark (girls tennis – singles), Ellen Benintendi and Allie Fermann (girls tennis – doubles); West Clermont’s Justin Line (boys soccer), Hannah Graves (volleyball); Milford’s Lauren Pickett (volleyball); and Walnut Hills’ Matthew Dillon (water polo) were finalists for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award, announced August 31.  Also, Little Miami and Turpin were in contention for the Ohio Football Team of the Week award and Lebanon boys golf and West Clermont boys soccer were up for the Ohio Fall Team of the Week honors!  Congratulations to Hannah for winning the award and to West Clermont boys soccer for winning Team of the Week honors!  Read more HERE.

Little Miami's William Zegarski (boys cross country) and Chloe Burton (volleyball); Loveland's Jessie Gibbins (girls cross country) and Nicole Niven (volleyball); West Clermont's Zach Moats (football) and Brooklyn Watson (volleyball); Anderson's Joey Faulkner (football), Sam Hughes (boys soccer), Paige McPhillips (girls tennis - singles), and Kennedy Coldiron and Elisa Infante (girls tennis - doubles); Milford's Chase Duesing (football), Lyric Birkley (girls golf), and Jasmin Mu (girls tennis - singles); Turpin's Keenan Alcalde (football), Sarah Clark (girls tennis - singles), Ellen Benintendi and Allie Fermann (girls tennis - doubles), and Alex Rollman (boys golf); Lebanon's Owen Mockabee (boys golf) and Mya White (volleyball); and Kings' Katie Gabert (girls golf), Tony Milazzo (boys soccer) were finalists for the Enquirer Athlete of the Month award, announced September 7.  Also, West Clermont, Anderson, and Kings were in consideration for the Ohio Football Team of the Week honors!  Turpin boys golf was up for the Ohio Boys Fall Team of the Week award. Shout out to Sam and Alex for winning the award!  Read more HERE.

Little Miami's William Zegarski (boys cross country), Grace Biddle (girls cross country), and Piper Ricketts (volleyball); Kings' Michael Mussari (football), Evan Reppeto (boys soccer), Bella Land (girls soccer); Loveland's Luca Aquilino (football) and Josie Early and Ryann Eversole (girls tennis - doubles); Milford's Tofa Luani (football), Adam Horn (boys golf); Winton Woods' James Minor III (football), Daysia Thompson (girls soccer); Anderson's Ayla Brugger (girls golf); Walnut Hills' Audrey Quelhorst (girls soccer); Turpin's Sarah Clark (girls tennis - singles) and Morgan Kaas and Audrey Williams (girls tennis - doubles); and Lebanon's Ninah Miranda (volleyball) were finalists for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award, announced September 14.  Also, Milford was up for the Football Team of the Week award and Turpin golf was in contention for the Boys Fall Team of the Week honors.  Shout out to Bella for winning the award.  Read more HERE.

Milford's Tofa Luani (football), Ana Manning (girls soccer), Emily Morgan (volleyball), and Jess Shay (girls soccer); Anderson's Griffin Scalf (football) and Sierra Baxter (girls golf); Winton Woods' Ziyad Lahbabi (boys soccer); Kings' Abby Yoder (volleyball); and Walnut Hills' Gianna Allwein (boys cross country) were in contention for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award, announced September 21.  Kings and Milford were also up for the Ohio Football Team of the Week honors, while Anderson boys soccer is up for the Fall Team of the Week award.  Shout out to Tofa, Emily, Jess, and Griffin for winning the award, and to the Anderson boys soccer team for being named Team of the Week!  Read more HERE.

Turpin's Cole Weaver (boys cross country), Keenan Alcalde (football), and Lilly Gillespie (volleyball); Little Miami's William Zegarski (boys cross country), and Kiley Reese (girls soccer); Loveland's Ryan Chevalier (boys cross country), Emmy Sager (girls cross country), and Ainsely Wessel (volleyball); Milford's Ali Maglecic (girls cross country), Adam Horn (boys golf), Abi Loux (girls golf), Ryan Henke (boys soccer), and Peyton Cook (girls soccer); Walnut Hills' Kate Stiens (girls cross country); Winton Woods' Jermaine Mathews Jr. (football) and Amey Sewovi (boys soccer); Anderson's Brodey Berg (football), and Bennett Painter (boys soccer); Kings' Andrew Sharp (boys golf) and Elise Marchal (volleyball); and Lebanon's Riley Johnson (girls golf) are in contention for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award, announced September 28.  Little Miami and Winton Woods are up for Ohio Football Team of the Week honors. Also, Kings boys golf, Turpin boys cross country, Loveland girls cross country, and Milford girls golf are up for Fall Team of the Week accolades. Vote HERE.

Lebanon's Mya White (volleyball); Little Miami's William Zegarski (boys cross country), Jake Wittenauer (boys golf), and Jenna Lynch (girls golf); Nick Klenk (football); Loveland's Bailey Jackson (football); Kings' Will Kocher (football) and Gracyn Alexander (girls soccer); Anderson's Brody Foley (football); Turpin's Matt Kissel (boys golf), Noah Puttman (boys soccer), Sarah Clark (girls tennis - singles), and Allie Fermann and Ellen Benintendi (girls tennis - doubles); Milford's Ryan Henke (boys soccer), Jessie Nagle (girls soccer), Elise Ostrander (girls tennis - singles), Zara Brown and Mya Curran (girls tennis - doubles), Jackson Connor (water polo), and Macie Bach (volleyball) were finalists for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award, announced October 5.  Also, Turpin boys soccer was up for the Fall Team of the Week honors.  Congrats to Bailey, Ryan, Jessie, Zara and Mya, and Jackson for winning the award.  Read more HERE.

West Clermont's Marcus Johnson (football); Lebanon's Braden Kay (football); Kings' Hunter Jones (football) and Elise Marchal (volleyball); Winton Woods' K.C. Spears (football) and Daysia Thompson (girls soccer); Anderson's Noah Merkle (football), Paige McPhillips and Lilly Rile (girls tennis - doubles), and Bennett Painter (boys soccer); Little Miami's William Zegarski (boys cross country); Milford's Nick Haskins (boys soccer) and Campbell Robinson (volleyball); Walnut Hills' Liam Menz (boys soccer) and Alexis Covington (girls tennis - singles); Turpin's Kate Hooper (girls soccer), Sarah Clark (girls tennis - singles), and Brooke Malone and Morgan Kaas (girls tennis - doubles) were nominees for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award, announced October 12.  West Clermont was up for the Ohio Football Team of the Week award.  Also, Milford boys soccer and Turpin girls tennis were up for Fall Team of the Week honors. Shout out to Marcus, Sarah, and the West Clermont football squad for winning the award!  Read more HERE.

Loveland's Ryan Chevalier (boys cross country), Ethan Lund (football), and Eva Dudeck (girls soccer); Little Miami's William Zegarski (boys cross country), Kiley Reese (girls soccer), and Piper Ricketts (volleyball); Lebanon's Zane Duning (football) and Ninah Miranda (volleyball); Kings' Ben Shrimplin (boys soccer); Winton Woods' Ziyad Lahbabi (boys soccer); Anderson's Bennett Painter (boys soccer); West Clermont's Hailey Kritz (girls soccer); Milford's Lyric Birkley (girls soccer); Turpin's Sarah Clark (girls tennis - singles); and Walnut Hills' Danny Westrich (water polo) are among the nominees for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award, announced October 19.  In addition, Anderson and Lebanon are up for the Ohio Football Team of the Week award and Milford girls soccer is in contention for the Fall Team of the Week honors.  Vote HERE.

Walnut Hills' Gianni Allwein (boys cross country); Little Miami's William Zegarski (boys cross country) and Piper Ricketts (volleyball); Loveland's Jessie Gibbins (girls cross country); Milford's Jacob Smith (football) and Nick Haskins (boys soccer); Winton Woods' TyRek Spikes (football); Lebanon's Braden Kay (football) and Mya White (volleyball); Kings' Brady Wik (boys soccer), Ana Manning (girls soccer) and Elise Marchal (volleyball); and West Clermont's Kyleigh Conrad (girls soccer) are finalists for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award, announced October 26.  Also, Kings boys soccer, Milford girls cross country, West Clermont girls soccer, and Loveland girls soccer are up for the Fall Team of the Week honors.  Vote HERE.

Walnut Hills' Gianni Allwein (boys cross country), Katie Stiens (girls cross country); Loveland's Ryan Chevalier (boys cross country), Jessie Gibbins (girls cross country); Little Miami's William Zegarski (boys cross country), Grace Biddle (girls cross country); Lebanon's Abby Taylor (girls cross country) and Ninah Miranda (volleyball); Turpin's Elena Horn (girls cross country); Milford's Nick Klenk (football) and Caitlin Evans (girls soccer); Anderson's Joey Faulkner (football) and Bennett Painter (boys soccer); Kings' Will Kocher (football) and Sydney Barrett (volleyball); and Winton Woods' Ty'Rek Spikes (football) were nominees for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award, announced November 1.  Anderson and Milford were up for the Ohio Football Team of the Week award, and Lebanon girls cross country and Loveland girls cross country were in contention for the Fall Team of the Week honors. 

Winton Woods’ Ty’Rek Spikes (football), Anderson's Will Nobles (boys soccer), Loveland's Jessie Gibbins (girls cross country), Little Miami's Grace Biddle (girls cross country) and William Zegarski (boys cross country), and Turpin's Elena Horn (girls cross country) were nominees for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award, announced November 9.  Also, Winton Woods was up for Ohio Football Team of the Week honors and Loveland girls cross country was up for the Girls Fall Team of the Week award!  Congratulations to Jessie and William for winning the award!  Read more HERE.

Winton Woods' KC Spears (football) was a finalist for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award, announced November 16.  Winton Woods was also up for the Ohio Football Team of the Week honors!  

Winton Woods' TyRek Spikes (football), Turpin's Cecelia Hilgefort (girls basketball), and Kings' Kassie Ingram (girls basketball) were in contention for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award, announced November 23.  Also, Winton Woods was up for Ohio Football Team of the Week honors.

Winton Woods' Chance Gray (girls basketball) and TyRek Spikes (football), Milford's Kaylie McKenney (girls basketball), and Turpin's Cecelia Hilgefort (girls basketball) were nominees for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award, announced November 30.  Winton Woods was also up for the Football and Girls Basketball Team of the Week awards and Milford was in contention for the Girls Basketball Team of the Week award as well.  Shout out to Winton Woods for earning Football Team of the Week honors!  Read more HERE.

Kings' Kyle Olson (boys basketball) and Kassie Ingram (girls basketball); Lebanon's Kam O'Connor (boys basketball); Walnut Hills' Tyler McKinley (boys basketball) and Christian Courtney (wrestling); Anderson's Joey Cron (boys basketball); Winton Woods' Daniah Trammell (girls basketball) and TyRek Spikes (football); Milford's Paige Ayler (girls basketball); Loveland's Ian Ciric (boys bowling), Audrey Osman (girls bowling), and Peyton Folzenlogen (wrestling); and Little Miami's Connor P-Minton (boys bowling) were among the nominees for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award, announced December 7.  Lebanon was up for the Ohio Boys Basketball Team of the Week award and Turpin was up for the Ohio Girls Basketball Team of the Week award.  Turpin boys bowling was also in contention for the Boys Winter Team of the Week honors.  Congratulations to Tyler, TyRek, and Connor for winning the award.  Read more HERE.

Kings' JD Moss (boys basketball); Anderson's Joey Cron (boys basketball); Loveland's Ben Kirlin (boys basketball) and Alex Harrison (wrestling); Walnut Hills' MacKenzie Givens (girls basketball); Turpin's Natalie DiGiacomo (girls bowling); Milford's Evan Fentress (boys swimming and diving); Winton Woods' Nina Nephew (girls swimming and diving) and Marcus Johnson (wrestling); and Lebanon's Flint Guerra (wrestling) were finalists for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award, announced December 14.  Walnut Hills was also up for the Ohio Boys Basketball Team of the Week award and Milford was in contention for the Ohio Girls Basketball Team of the Week honors.  Loveland wrestling was up for Boys Winter Team of the Week accolades.  Shout out to MacKenzie and Natalie for winning the award.  Read more HERE.

Anderson's Maclain Morency (wrestling); Milford's Erich Morgan (boys basketball), Miah O'Toole (girls basketball), and Mallory Klingshirn (girls bowling); Winton Woods' Derrick Lawson (boys basketball) and Chance Gray (girls basketball); Turpin's Colin McHale (boys basketball) and Cecelia Hilgefort (girls basketball); West Clermont's Anna Swisshelm (girls basketball) and Cameron Mays (boys bowling); Little Miami's Brandon Roy (boys bowling); Walnut Hills' Phoebe Wright (girls swimming and diving); and Lebanon's Luke Marsh (wrestling) were among the nominees for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award, announced December 21.  Walnut Hills and Turpin were up for the Ohio Boys Basketball Team of the Week and Turpin was also up for the Ohio Girls Basketball Team of the Week honors.  Little Miami girls bowling was in contention for the Girls Winter Team of the Week award.  Congratulations to Maclain, Erich, and Mallory for winning the award!  Read more HERE.

Kings' Michael Mussari (boys basketball), Kassie Ingram (girls basketball); Walnut Hills' Sean Harmon (boys basketball); Milford's Miah O'Toole (girls basketball); Loveland's Nia Kemper (girls basketball); and Winton Woods' Daniah Trammell (girls basketball) were finalists for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award, announced January 4.  Walnut Hills boys and Winton Woods girls were up for the Ohio Basketball Team of the Week award. 

Kings' Jake Bruns (boys basketball) and Gavin Legault (wrestling); Lebanon's Andrew Cleaver (boys basketball), Keira Rogers (girls basketball), and Cooper Cummings (boys bowling); Loveland's Brayden Frietch (boys basketball); Turpin's Rachel Reichard (girls basketball); West Clermont's Cameron Mays (boys bowling); Little Miami's Leland Woeste (boys swimming); and Milford's Evan Fentress (boys swimming) were among the nominees for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award, announced January 11.  Walnut Hills was up for Ohio Boys Basketball Team of the Week award and Winton Woods was up for the Ohio Girls Basketball Team of the Week honors.  Kings girls bowling was up for the Winter Team of the Week award.  

Winton Woods' Jermaine Mathews Jr. (boys basketball); Little Miami's Brayden Bischoff (boys basketball), Isaac Martini (boys bowling), and Brentan Simmerman (wrestling); Walnut Hills' Javion Bostic (boys basketball), Andrew Immerman (boys bowling), and Phoebe Wright (girls swimming and diving); Kings' Kassie Ingram (girls basketball) and Gavin Legault (wrestling); West Clermont's Cameron Mays (boys bowling) and Caleb Stepp (wrestling); and Milford's Evan Fentress (boys swimming and diving) were finalists for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award, announced January 19.  Turpin and Winton Woods were up for the Ohio Boys Basketball Team of the Week award.  Turpin bowling was also up for the Winter Boys Team of the Week honors and Walnut Hills swimming was in contention for the Winter Girls Team of the Week award.  Congratulations to Kassie and Gavin and the Turpin boys bowling team for winning the award.  Read more HERE.