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October 3:  Last week's top performances are highlighted in our ECC Athletes of the Week section of the website HERE.

October 2:  Lebanon and Winton Woods are in contention for the week seven Tristate Football Gold Star Chili Team of the Week award!  Read more HERE.

October 2:  Milford's Austin Hardin and Winton Woods' Jermaine Matthews are among the week seven nominees for the Tristate Football Mella Player of the Week honors!  Read more HERE.

October 1:  The week seven Southwest Ohio Soccer Coaches Association polls again feature Milford sitting at #1 in the girls Division I poll.  Read more HERE.

October 1:  Check out this week's District 16 volleyball coaches poll HERE.  The ECC boasts four squads in the top ten - Kings, Milford, Turpin, and Loveland!

September 30:  Winton Woods downs Kings 28-23 to take control of the race for the conference football championship.  Read more HERE.

September 30:  Congratulations to Milford's Brendan MacRea and Jessie Nagle and Lebanon's Brayden Everitt for earning Enquirer Athlete of the Week honors.  Read more HERE.

September 28:  Winton Woods' Trey Cornist is named the WCPO Player of the Week award winner!  Read more HERE.

September 28:  Milford girls soccer receives national recognition and is ranked among the country's best!  Read more HERE.

September 27:  Check out the week six OHSAA football playoff rankings HERE.  The postseason is beginning to take shape!

September 27: Lebanon's Calvin Kilgallon (boys cross country), Alynna Wilson (girls cross country), Brayden Everitt (football), and Ninah Miranda (volleyball); Walnut Hills' Tatum Seibert (field hockey); Milford's Brendan MacRae (boys golf), Reece Davis (football), Jessie Nagle (girls soccer), and Ariana Carranza and Zara Brown (girls tennis - doubles); Anderson's Ayla Brugger (girls golf) and Bennett Painter (boys soccer); Winton Woods' Trey Cornist (football); Kings' Ben Cyrus (boys soccer) and Elise Marchal (volleyball); Little Miami's Kiley Reese (girls soccer); and Turpin's Sarah Clark (girls tennis - singles) were finalists for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award!  Loveland was up for the Ohio Football Team of the Week honors and Turpin boys golf and Anderson girls golf were in contention for the Ohio Fall Team of the Week award.

September 26:  Milford finds itself again at #1 in the State girls soccer polls!  Congratulations to head coach Jill Helms and the Lady Eagles and good luck the remainder of the season!

September 26:  This week's state football polls find Winton Woods (#2) and Kings (#3) ready to do battle Friday!  Read more HERE.

September 26:  It's time to check out the top performers from last week - recognized as ECC Athletes of the Week!  See our selections HERE.

September 25:  Winton Woods' Trey Cornist had quite the night Friday against Anderson - rushing for 343 yards and six touchdowns.  Read about that performance HERE.

September 25:  Winton Woods' Trey Cornist, Milford's Reece Davis, and Lebanon's Brayden Everitt were finalists for the week six Tristate Football Mella Player of the Week honors! 

September 25:  Milford was in contention for the week six Tristate Football Gold Star Chili Team of the Week award!  

September 25:  In a HUGE battle of unbeaten girls soccer squads, Milford downed Mount Notre Dame 2-1.  Check out a few photos from the match-up of the city's #1 and #2 teams HERE.

September 23:  Shout out to the Milford boys AND girls soccer teams for earning Enquirer Team of the Week awards.  The Lady Eagles' Ana Manning and Cameron Manning and Walnut Hills' Killian Riley and Kate Stiens are named Athletes of the Week!  Read more HERE.

September 23:  Milford girls are still at #1 in today's week six Southwest Ohio Soccer Coaches Association poll.  Read more HERE.

September 23:  The Greater Cincinnati Tennis Coaches Association's Coaches Classic is slated for this weekend!  Turpin's Sarah Clark gets some accolades in the Enquirer preview HERE (subscribers).

September 23Enquirer subscribers can see who is leading a number of statistical categories in high school football HERE.

September 23:  Shout out to the Anderson girls golf squad - your ECC Champions!  The Lady Raptors finished the regular season undefeated in ECC play!  The league champs were led by Postseason medalist Ayla Brugger who fired a 75 - three strokes ahead of runner-up Riley Johnson from Lebanon.  See complete individual results from both the Preseason and Postseason tournaments HERE

September 23: With her goal in Milford’s 2-0 win over Anderson on Thursday, Ana Manning has broken the school record for most goals in a career with 46. Manning passed MHS Hall of Famer and former Ohio State Buckeye Morgan Wolcott for the top spot on the Eagles’ leaderboard.

“I couldn’t be more proud of Ana for breaking this record,” said Milford head coach Jill Helms. “To put her name in the same sentence as a Milford Hall of Famer who went on to play Division I college soccer at a high-level is exceptional. I can’t wait to see how Ana continues to contribute to our team’s success for the rest of her career.”

Just a junior, Ana already has a pair of All-Eastern Cincinnati Conference First Team honors to her credit, including last season’s Offensive Player of the Year award. A verbal commit to Coastal Carolina, Ana also has 16 assists and 108 total points to her credit during her career.

In the same match against Anderson, coach Jill Helms picked up her 50th career victory in only a little over three years at the helm.  Congratulations to both Ana and Jill and to all the state's top-ranked Lady Eagle soccer squad.

September 22Enquirer subscribers can check out the statistical leaders in both boys and girls soccer HERE.

September 21:  Winton Woods football win streak sits at 14 and counting, as the Warriors prepare to battle ECC foe Anderson.  Read more HERE.

September 21Enquirer subscribers can check out the area's statistical leaders in volleyball HERE.

September 20:  Turpin is once again your ECC Champions in the sport of girls tennis!  The Lady Spartans won yesterday's conference tournament, securing yet another overall ECC title - the school's sixth crown in the last eight seasons!  For complete results of the ECC Tournament, click HERE.

September 20:  Shout out to Turpin for finishing first at today's Postseason Boys Golf Tournament at the Grizzly at Kings Island.  Loveland's Anthony Moran and Milford's Jonathan Campbell were co-Medalists at 73, with Anderson's Coleman Miller and Marshall Morency both shooting 75.  Complete Preseason and Postseason Tournament results can be found HERE.  The Spartans wrapped up their second straight conference title as well!

September 20:  Milford girls sit atop the latest state soccer poll!  Read more HERE.

September 20ENQUIRER ATHLETES/TEAMS OF THE WEEK:  Walnut Hills' Kate Stiens (girls cross country), Holly Risinger (field hockey), and Killian Riley (boys soccer); West Clermont's Bryson Earley (football); Anderson's Brodey Berg (football), Sydney Dodds (girls golf), and Christina Johnson and Laura Johnson (girls tennis - doubles); Kings' Michael Mussari (football); Little Miami's Jake Wittenauer (boys golf), Kiley Reese (girls soccer), and Darbi Ricketts (volleyball); Milford's Cameron Manning (girls golf), Ana Manning (girls soccer), and Avery Fielman (volleyball); Lebanon's Barrett Moore (boys soccer); and Turpin's Lilly Gillespie (volleyball) were finalists for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award.  Loveland was up for the Ohio Football Team of the Week award.  Milford boys and girls soccer and Walnut Hills girls field hockey were in contention for the Ohio Fall Team of the Week honors.  

September 19LEFT HIS MARK:  Best of luck to Lebanon's Rob Hodges who is stepping down as girls' basketball coach at Lebanon High School after 25 years at the helm!  Read more HERE.

September 19:  Check out the newest ECC Athletes of the Week HERE.

September 18:  Kings' Michael Mussari, West Clermont's Bryson Earley, and Anderson's Brodey Berg were all nominees for the week five Tristate Football Mella Player of the Week award!

September 18:  Kings and Loveland were finalists for the Tristate Football Gold Star Chili Team of the Week honors! 

September 17:  In one of the most competitive events on the Loveland boys' and girls' cross country schedules, the girls finished fourth and the boys tenth at Alabama's Southern Showcase.  Leading the way for the girls was Caroline Murnan who finished 31st, while Cayden Dyer finished 44th for the boys.  Results of all races are HERE.

September 17:  At the Milford Cross Country Invitational, Turpin finished runner-up in both the boys' and girls' varsity races.  Walnut Hills' Kate Stiens (girls) and Gianni Allwein (boys) won their races.  Anderson's Audrey Baker finished second in the girls' race and Turpin's Lucas Towne finished runner-up in the boys' race.  All race results can be found HERE.

September 17:  Kings' Will Kocher was in contention for the WCPO Football Player of the Week honors for week five! 

September 17:  Kings wins battle of undefeated squads, downing Milford 41-7 in week five football action.  Read more HERE.

September 16:  Check out the week five Southwest Ohio Soccer Coaches Association soccer polls HERE.  Our own Milford Lady Eagles sit at #1 in the girls' poll!

September 16:  Loveland's Cayden Dyer, Madison Konatser, and Landon Cornwall and Milford's Marlee Scanlon have been named the latest Enquirer Athletes of the Week!  Lebanon was also named the Ohio Football Team of the Week!  Read more HERE.

September 15:  Milford's Austin Hardin is voted the week four WCPO Football Player of the Week award winner.  Read more HERE.

September 13:  From the "That's pretty cool department," Lebanon and Loveland have all-female coaching staffs in their volleyball programs!

September 13ENQUIRER ATHLETES/TEAMS OF THE WEEK:  Little Miami's James Janzen (boys cross country) and Grace Biddle (girls cross country); Loveland's Cayden Dyer (boys cross country), Madison Conatser (girls cross country), and Landon Cornwall (boys soccer); Walnut Hills' Robin Sinclair (field hockey) and Roman Girandola (boys soccer); Lebanon's Alex Klein (football) Kiley Bruce (girls soccer), and Lily Bolen (volleyball); Kings' Michael Mussari (football); Milford's Luke Ray (football), Ava Blevins (girls water polo), Marlee Scanlon (girls soccer), and Lauren Pickett (volleyball); Anderson's Cameron Manning (girls golf) and Bennett Painter (boys soccer); Turpin's Sarah Clark (girls tennis - singles), Ellen Benintendi and Morgan Kaas (girls tennis - doubles), and Lily Gillespie (volleyball) were finalists for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award.  Lebanon and Kings were up for the Ohio Football Team of the Week award and Milford boys soccer and Turpin boys golf were in contention for the Ohio Fall Team of the Week honors.

September 12:  Winton Woods (#1) and Kings (#5) highlight this week's state football polls!  Read more HERE.

September 11:  Kings' Will Kocher and Milford's Austin Hardin were both in contention for the week four WCPO Player of the Week honor!  

September 11:  Winton Woods was a finalist for the week four Tristate Football Gold Star Chili Team of the Week award! 

September 11:  Winton Woods' Trey Cornist, Kings' Will Kocher, and Milford's Natwan Webster were nominees for the week four Tristate Football Mella Player of the Week award.  

September 10:  Results from all races at the Mason Cross Country Invitational can be found HERE.  The highlight for the ECC came from Walnut Hills' Gianni Allwein who finished fifth overall in a talented field in the boys' race.

September 10:  Results from the Little Miami Cross Country Invitational are HERE.  Little Miami finished as champion of both the boys' and girls' races, while Milford finished runner-up in the boys' race.  Milford's Charlie Vause won the boys' race, while six other ECC runners finished in the top ten - Little Miami's James Janzen (third), Sam Gausmann (fourth), Aidan Castillo (sixth), and Colin Spears (eighth), and Milford's Owen Stewart (seventh) and D.J. Chadwell Jr. (ninth).  In the girls competition, Little Miami finished in the top four spots, led by Grace Biddle's first-place finish.  Mackenzie Evans, Sophia France, and Kaia Woolfie finished second, third, and fourth respectively.

September 9:  Check out the latest District 16 volleyball coaches' polls HERE.  Kings, Milford, Loveland, and Turpin are in the top ten!

September 9:  Check out the results from the Loveland Sunset Cross Country Invitational HERE.  Congratulations to host Loveland for capturing both the boys' and girls' titles.  Loveland's Madison Conatser, Caroline Murnan, and Parker Mentzer finished 1-2-3 in the girls' race, while the Tigers' Cayden Dyer finished just ahead of Turpin's Lucas Towne in the boys' competition. 


September 9:  Milford football goes to 4-0 after wild 48-47 victory over Anderson.  Read more HERE.

September 9:  Milford's Charlie Vause, Loveland's Faith Daugherty, and Turpin's Lucia Johnson are named Enquirer Athletes of the Week!  Read more HERE.

September 7:  Milford's Natwan Webster is named the WCPO Player of the Week award winner for week three!  Read more HERE.

September 7Enquirer subscribers can preview the area's top high school golfers before tourney time HERE.

September 7:  Lebanon's Ninah Miranda becomes the first volleyball player in school history to reach the coveted 1000-kill plateau!  Congratulations Ninah!

September 6:  First state rankings in Ohio high school football are released HERE.  Winton Woods sits at #1 and Kings at #5 in Division II.

September 6:  Milford's Brian Coston earns 300th soccer coaching victory as Eagles' boys soccer coach.  Read more HERE

September 6ENQUIRER ATHLETES/TEAMS OF THE WEEK:  Milford's Charlie Vause (boys cross country), Natwan Webster (football), and Rachel Morgan (volleyball); Anderson's Brodey Berg (football), Ayla Brugger (girls golf), and Tate Brandon (boys soccer); Winton Woods' Trey Cornist (football); Turpin's Zezo Yousef (boys soccer), Lucia Johnson (girls soccer), Reagan Gerth (girls tennis - singles), and Ellen Benintendi and Morgan Kaas (girls tennis - doubles); West Clermont's Kaleigh Schirmer (girls soccer); Lebanon's Ninah Miranda (volleyball); Loveland's Faith Daugherty (volleyball); and Walnut Hills' Danny Westrich (water polo) were finalists for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award.  Anderson was up for the Ohio Football Team of the Week award.  Anderson boys soccer and Loveland boys golf were in the running for the Ohio Fall Team of the Week honors.

September 5:  It's time to check out this week's ECC Athletes of the Week!  Click HERE.

September 4:  Milford's Natwan Webster and Winton Woods' Trey Cornist were nominees for the week three WCPO Football Player of the Week honors! 

September 4:  Anderson's Brodey Berg and Milford's Austin Hardin were among the week three nominees for the Tristate Football Mella Player of the Week award! 

September 4:  Little Miami was in contention for the Tristate Football Gold Star Chili Team of the Week award for week three! 

September 3:  Milford football downs Loveland to move to 3-0 for first time since 2008.  Read more HERE.

September 3:  Shout out to Milford's Charlie Vause for winning the boys division of the Lebanon Cross Country Invitational.  The Eagles finished third overall, just ahead of host Lebanon.  Lebanon's Jacob Fleig and Calvin Kilgallon placed second and third respectively.  Lebanon's Alynna Wilson (seventh) and Mazie Monroe (tenth) finished in the top ten on the girls' side, leading the Lady Warriors to a third-place finish in the team standings.  Results of all races can be found HERE.

September 2:  Volleyball coaches release weekly polls.  See if your favorite team made the cut HERE.

September 2:  Walnut Hills' Erin Martin was recognized during the Walnut Hills vs. Kings football game.  Erin was the 2022 State Champion in girls wrestling!

September 2:  Shout out to West Clermont's Hayden Jones, Walnut Hills' Gianni Allwein, and Little Miami's Zach Stevens for earning Enquirer Athlete of the Week recognition.  Read more HERE.

September 1:  West Clermont is named the Tristate Football Team of the Week award winner!  Read more HERE.

August 31:  Kings football is on a roll, outscoring opponents 76-3 after a pair of contests.  Read more HERE.

August 30ENQUIRER ATHLETES/TEAMS OF THE WEEK:  Walnut Hills' Gianni Allwein (boys cross country), Gus Elovitz (boys soccer), and Matthew Dillon (water polo); Kings Samuel Thomas (boys cross country), Jay Holubetz (football), and Melissa Mwaura (girls soccer); West Clermont's Wakefield Cook (boys cross country) and Hayden Jones (football); Anderson's Santos Alvarez (football); Milford's Jacob Smith (football), Owen King (boys soccer), and Jessie Nagle (girls soccer); Turpin's Drew Anness (boys golf), Sarah Clark (girls tennis - singles), and Ellen Benintendi and Morgan Kaas (girls tennis - doubles); Little Miami's Jake Wittenauer (boys golf), Zach Stevens (boys soccer), and Emma Linnemann (volleyball); Lebanon's Riley Johnson (girls golf) and Mya White (volleyball); and Loveland's Josie Nichols (volleyball) were among the nominees for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award.  In addition, Milford was up for the Ohio Football Team of the Week award. Milford and Walnut Hills boys soccer were in contention for the Ohio Fall Team of the Week honors.  

August 29:  Loveland will go with co-coaches in the girls varsity basketball program.  Read more HERE.

August 29:  The ECC coaches recognize Athletes of the Week each week and recipients are posted on the website (see top of page and click on Athletes of Week).  Worth mentioning that this week's selections are nearing 50!  Thanks coaches!

August 28:  West Clermont was up for the Tristate Football Gold Star Chili Team of the Week award.

August 28:  Lebanon's Brayden Kay, Kings' Jay Holubetz, and Anderson's Griffin Scalf were nominees for the Tristate Football Player of the Week award!  

August 27:  Results from the Lakota East Cross Country Invitational can be found HERE.  Congratulations to Kings' Samuel Thomas and to Milford's Charlie Vause for finishing first and second respectively in the boys' varsity race.  Turpin's Lucas Towne (fifth) and Anderson's Sam Mizukawa (seventh) also placed in the top ten.  Four boys' teams finished in the top ten - Milford (third), Little Miami (fourth), Kings (fifth), Turpin (sixth), and Anderson (eighth).  Little Miami's Grace Biddle placed second and Mackenzie Evans seventh in the girls' varsity race, while Turpin's Bridget McKee (fourth) and Anderson's Audrey Baker (ninth) also placed in the top ten.  Five ECC squads earned top ten finishes - Turpin (second), Milford (fifth), Little Miami (sixth), Kings (eighth), and Anderson (tenth).  Kings' Ava Marketos won the Open Race!

August 27:  WCPO highlights the best football team performances from week two - and all five ECC winners get mentioned HERE!

August 27:  Milford's Jacob Smith and Kings' Will Kocher were in the running for the WCPO Player of the Week award! 

August 26:  Milford girls soccer has high expectations this season.  Enquirer subscribers can read more HERE.

August 26:  Shout out to Walnut Hills boys for finishing eighth and to the girls for placing ninth at the Moeller Primetime Cross Country Invitational.  The Eagles' Gianni Allwein finished runner-up in the boys' race, while Kate Stiens was the top ECC finisher for the girls with her fourteenth-place finish.  See results of all the races HERE.

August 26:  Shout out to Turpin's Brooke Wilson and Lebanon's Eden Chin for earning Enquirer Athlete of the Week honors.  Read more HERE.

August 26:  Check out the week two Southwest Ohio Soccer Coaches Association polls HERE.

August 24Scott Springer recaps the 1-0 battle between Anderson and St. Xavier in boys soccer.  Enquirer subscribers can read about the match HERE.

August 24:  Who are the top girls soccer teams in the area?  Enquirer subscribers can find out HERE.

August 23:  Turpin's Jamison Naehring is more than just a volleyball player.  Read more HERE.

August 23ENQUIRER ATHLETES/TEAMS OF THE WEEK:  Walnut Hills' Gianni Allwein (boys cross country); Milford's Erich Morgan (boys golf), Austin Hardin (football); Turpin's Carter Flora (boys soccer), Brooke Wilson (girls soccer), and Sarah Clark (girls tennis); Loveland's Megan Davis (girls soccer); Anderson's Allison McPhillips (girls tennis); and Lebanon's Edin Chin (girls tennis) were finalists for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award.  Milford boys soccer, Turpin boys golf, and Loveland girls soccer were among the nominees for the Ohio Fall Team of the Week honors.  Also, Winton Woods and Kings were up for the Ohio Football Team of the Week award.

August 22:  Lebanon baseball standout Colton Hartman to pitch in All-American Classic.  Read more HERE.

August 21Enquirer subscribers can read about the area's top cross country runners HERE.

August 21:  Kings and Milford were in the running for the Tristate Football Gold Star Chili Team of the Week award!  

August 21:  Milford's Auston Hardin and Kings' Mike Mussari were among the nominees for the Tristate Football Mella Athlete of the Week award!  

August 21:  Found this article about Winton Woods' Jermaine Mathews Jr. and how he wants to leave his mark on Warrior football before heading to The Ohio State University!  Read more HERE.

August 20:  Shout out to Loveland for placing runner-up (boys) and fifth (girls) overall at the OHSAA Preseason Cross Country Invitational!  See results from all races HERE.

August 20:  Southwest Ohio Soccer Coaches Association releases season’s first poll HERE.

August 20
:  West Clermont falls to Hamilton in gridiron opener. Read more HERE.

August 16:  Check out our first ECC Athletes of the Week HERE.

August 16Tristate Football previews week one match-up between Anderson and Princeton HERE.

August 12:  Milford's Ana Manning and Anderson's Bennett Painter are among the state's best soccer players.  Read about Ana HERE and Bennett HERE.

August 10Tristate Football previews the Anderson Raptors football squad HERE.

August 10:  Congratulations to Anderson's girls golf squad for winning today's ECC Preseason Tournament title.  The Lady Raptors finished ahead of runner-up Lebanon by only three strokes 345-349.  Medalist honors went to Lebanon's Riley Johnson (74), who finished ahead of Anderson's Sara Lunn (79) and Lady Warrior teammate Anna Spahr (84).  Complete individual results are HERE.

August 10:  Who are the area's best middle blockers in girls volleyball?  Enquirer subscribers can find out HERE.

August 10Enquirer subscribers can read about the area's best girls soccer players HERE.

August 9:  Shout out to Loveland for capturing the ECC Preseason Boys Golf tourney title today!  The Indians outdistanced runner-up Anderson 306-315.  Medalist honors went to Turpin's Alex Meyer who shot a 71, while Loveland's Anthony Moran and Milford's Jason Campbell finished runner-up (73).  Complete individual results are HERE.

August 8:  Shout out to Kings for capturing the first-ever ECC JV Girls Golf Tournament title with a ten-stroke advantage over runner-up Lebanon.  Team members included Emily Lynch, Marlee Combs, Addison Pieper, and Ellie SharpEmily and Anderson's Sierra Baxter were medalists.  The tourney was held at Bel-Wood Country Club.

August 7:  Here's coach Darnell Parker's Celebration of Live video HERE.

August 4Enquirer subscribers can read about the area's top golfers HERE.

August 4Enquirer subscribers can check out the area's top tennis players HERE.

August 3:  Skyline Chili Crosstown Showdown football schedule is announced HERE.

August 1:  Vote for the Tristate Football Preseason Football All-TSF Squad HERE.

July 31Tristate Football releases its Blitz 5 Top 25 football poll HERE.

July 30:  Local baseball players lead Midland 18U team to Connie Mack World Series.  Read more HERE

July 27:  Loveland grad Drew Plitt signed by Bengals.  Read more HERE.

July 25:  Beloved Loveland and Clark Montessori basketball coach Darnell Parker (and his smile) will be sorely missed.  Read more HERE about his battle with cancer.

July 22Tristate Football previews Milford football HERE.

July 22:  Prep Baseball Report announces its All-Ohio baseball squad.  Read more HERE.

July 21Tristate Football previews Walnut Hills football HERE.

July 19:  Enquirer subscribers can read about Anderson's upcoming football season ... and yes, the Raptors will continue to throw the ball!  Read more HERE.

July 18Tristate Football previews Winton Woods football HERE.

July 9Tristate Football previews Little Miami football HERE.

July 2022:  Enquirer subscribers can read about the area's top football players as the 2022 gridiron season is right around the corner.  Offensive lineman HERE; wide receivers HERE; running backs HERE; quarterbacks HERE; linebackers HERE; defensive linemen HERE; and defensive backs HERE.

June 29:  The Enquirer announces its Spring All-Stars HERE.

June 27:  Winton Woods alum Chance Gray named LaRosa's MVP of the Year award winner!  Read more HERE.

June 22:  The Enquirer looks at the top high school sports stories from 2021-22 HERE.

April 29Tristate Football previews Loveland football HERE.

April 11Tristate Football previews Kings football HERE.

March 29Tristate Football previews Turpin football HERE.

March 2Tristate Football previews Anderson football HERE.

March 2Tristate Football posts active statistical leaders in ECC football HERE.

ECC Enters Into Partnership With ESP Media

Eastern Cincinnati Conference Press Release
August 18, 2022

The Eastern Cincinnati Conference is proud to announce the launch of their live and on-demand streaming network this sports year in partnership with ESP Media. “We have been in discussion to make this new platform available for a couple years.  Everyone is so excited to finally have it happen for the Eastern Cincinnati Conference,” Rob Ebel of ESP Media said.

Multiple games in football, men’s and women’s soccer, and volleyball along with championship tournaments will be available for viewing each week during the fall season followed by winter and spring sports broadcasts. Fans will be able to access the schedule each week on the Eastern Cincinnati Conference Network website. The following link can be to access the games by our great fans:  www.eccbroadcasts.com

The initial sponsors are The Motz Group and The Hildebrand Team of EXP Realty.

Anyone interested in advertising should contact Keith Pantling, Lebanon High School Athletic Director at pantling.keith@lebanonschools.org.

We believe this is a great way to showcase our amazing student-athletes.  We hope you enjoy the games.

2022 Fall Sports Season Updates / Honors

FOOTBALL:  As the regular season winds down, Winton Woods at 6-0 appears to be in the driver's seat toward its first ECC Championship on the gridiron,

WEEK ONE RESULTS
Walnut Hills fell to Withrow 45-7
Princeton defeated Anderson 61-36
Kings over Sycamore 34-0
Springboro downed Lebanon 21-19
Middletown at Loveland 47-33
Milford defeated Edgewood 42-6
Little Miami beat Mt. Healthy 16-14
Oak Hills beat Turpin 31-20
Hamilton over West Clermont 28-9
Winton Woods downed Trotwood Madison 39-16

WEEK TWO RESULTS
West Clermont beat Little Miami 21-16
Anderson downed Loveland 42-0
Milford defeated Lebanon 42-39
Kings over Turpin 42-3
Winton Woods won at Walnut Hills 52-0

WEEK THREE RESULTS
Anderson defeated Lebanon 44-41
Little Miami over Turpin 35-6
Milford beat Loveland 47-21
Kings downed Walnut Hills 51-8
Winton Woods over West Clermont 54-14

WEEK FOUR RESULTS
Milford slipped by Anderson 48-47
Kings over Loveland 55-12
Lebanon shut out Little Miami 41-0
West Clermont over Walnut Hills 28-7
Winton Woods defeated Turpin 46-6

WEEK FIVE RESULTS
Winton Woods downed Little Miami 41-7
Loveland nipped Lebanon 14-13
Kings over Milford 41-7
West Clermont beat Turpin 50-20
Anderson defeated Walnut Hills 51-18

WEEK SIX RESULTS
Milford defeated Little Miami 42-17
Lebanon beat Turpin 45-14
Loveland over Walnut Hills 48-15
Kings defeated West Clermont 34-14
Winton Woods downed Anderson 62-31

WEEK SEVEN RESULTS
Winton Woods beat Kings 28-23
Lebanon over West Clermont 35-28
Anderson downed Little Miami 56-28
Turpin fell at Loveland 28-6
Milford shut out Walnut Hills 42-0

WEEK EIGHT SCHEDULE
West Clermont at Anderson
Lebanon at Kings
Little Miami at Loveland
Winton Woods at Milford
Walnut Hills at Turpin

GIRLS GOLF:  Shout out to Anderson for finishing the ECC portion of their schedule undefeated at 8-0 and finished first in both the Preseason and Postseason Tournaments on its way to the ECC Championship!  This marked the Lady Raptors' first-ever ECC title in girls golf!

BOYS GOLF:  Turpin won its second straight league title on the links.  The Spartans finished first in league play at 8-0, third in the Preseason Tournament, and first in the Postseason Tournament.

GIRLS TENNIS:  Turpin secured its sixth ECC Championship in the last eight seasons, finishing first in league play and first in the Conference Tournament.

GIRLS SOCCER:  The ECC boasted co-Champions in 2021, with Loveland and Milford sharing the title!  Both squads advanced to District Final contests as well.

BOYS SOCCER:  Anderson is shooting for consecutive ECC titles this fall.  The Raptors also advanced to the Regional semi to finish 18-1-1.

GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY:  Loveland won the league title in girls cross country last fall.  The Lady Tigers joined Lebanon as State Meet team qualifiers, with Loveland finishing as State Runner-Up!  The 2022 ECC Meet is scheduled for October 15 at Lebanon HS.

BOYS CROSS COUNTRY:  Loveland won the school's first-ever ECC crown in boys cross country in 2021 and finished twelfth at the State Meet.  The Conference Meet is slated for Lebanon HS on October 15.

VOLLEYBALL:  Lebanon is hoping for the Lady Warriors' third consecutive ECC championship in volleyball.  The squad also advanced to the District Finals in 2021.

 

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.

2021 Fall Sports Season Recap

FOOTBALL:  Kings (10-0) wrapped up the ECC Championship, the Knights' fifth conference title since the inception of the ECC.  Congratulations to Winton Woods who won the Division II State Championship!  Read more HERE.  Shout out to our Players of the Year - Kings' Will Kocher (Offensive) and Winton Woods' Jayron Gibson (Defensive) and to our Coach of the Year - Kings' Alex GarvinALL-DISTRICT SELECTIONS:  All-District recipients can be found HEREALL-STATE SELECTIONS:  Congratulations to the following All-Ohio honorees:  Winton Woods' Jay'ron Gibson (Defensive Player of the Year), Will Edwards, Cameron Calhoun, Seven Blue, TyRek Spikes, and Jayden Denton; Anderson's Griffin Scalf, Joey Faulkner, Brody Foley, Evan Upchurch, and Casey O'Toole; Kings' Will Kocher, Michael Mussari, Nick Hoying, Carson Caudell, Max Sannella, and Eli Aruri; Turpin's Keenan Alcalde, Ryan McDole, Trey Carpenter, and Drew Covington; and Little Miami's Aidan Jones and Brayden Bischoff.  Complete list of All-State recipients can be found HERE.

WEEK ONE RESULTS
Anderson fell to Princeton 58-45
Milford defeated Edgewood 41-14
Little Miami beat Goshen 33-3
Loveland lost to Sycamore 47-34
Kings over Middletown 31-6
Turpin downed Oak Hills 28-14
Walnut Hills defeated Aiken 22-14
West Clermont lost to Hamilton 43-28
Winton Woods blanked Trotwood Madison 18-0
Lebanon vs Springboro cancelled

SHOUT OUT to Milford's Tom Grippa for notching his 200th career gridiron coaching victory after the Eagles' week-one victory over Edgewood.  Read more HERE.

WEEK TWO RESULTS
Anderson over Clinton Massie 29-22
Turpin downed Dublin Coffman 35-7
Kings trounced Sycamore 34-12 (Read more HERE)
Winton Woods defeated by LaSalle 21-7
West Clermont fell to Lakota West 45-7
Lebanon lost to Miamisburg 35-14
Little Miami handled Talawanda 38-13
Loveland lost to Princeton 63-21
Milford fell to Lakota East 35-0
Walnut Hills was blanked by Withrow 20-0

WEEK THREE RESULTS
Anderson nips Little Miami 43-42 (Read more HERE)
Turpin defeated Loveland 38-34
Milford beat Walnut Hills 34-8
West Clermont over Lebanon 19-17
Kings downed Winton Woods 14-13

WEEK FOUR RESULTS
Kings won against Anderson 35-28
Winton Woods over Lebanon 17-13
Walnut Hills beat Little Miami 27-21
Milford downed Turpin 20-13
Loveland defeated West Clermont 49-20

WEEK FIVE RESULTS
Anderson defeated Lebanon 51-26
Kings over Walnut Hills 38-14
Milford beat Loveland 48-34
Turpin won against Little Miami 41-23
Winton Woods downed West Clermont 44-14

WEEK SIX RESULTS
Kings beat Lebanon 35-0
Little Miami nipped Loveland 24-21
Turpin over Walnut Hills 34-13
Anderson downed West Clermont 49-7
Winton Woods defeated Milford 40-13

WEEK SEVEN RESULTS
Anderson defeated Winston Woods 28-21
Kings beat West Clermont 49-7
Turpin over Lebanon 28-13
Loveland downed Walnut Hills 44-19
Milford defeated Little Miami 31-6

WEEK EIGHT RESULTS
Lebanon over Little Miami 40-20
Kings beat Loveland 52-20
Anderson defeated Milford 35-7
Winton Woods downed Turpin 41-19
West Clermont over Walnut Hills 31-14

WEEK NINE RESULTS
Anderson over Loveland 72-35
Kings downed Turpin 35-21 (Read more HERE)
Lebanon defeated Milford 24-20
Little Miami at West Clermont 37-13
Winton Woods shutout Walnut Hills 21-0

WEEK TEN RESULTS
Kings won against Little Miami 28-10
Winton Woods downed Loveland 19-13
Milford beat West Clermont 28-7
Anderson over Turpin 21-14  (Read more HERE)
Lebanon defeated Walnut Hills 28-27

ROUND ONE PLAYOFF RESULTS
West Clermont fell to Lakota West 49-14
Walnut Hills shutout by Princeton 28-0
Milford defeated Lebanon 21-7
Little Miami lost to Piqua 49-7
Kings downed Lima Senior 50-6
Anderson beat Xenia 49-6
Winton Woods over Turpin 46-29 (Read more HERE)

ROUND TWO PLAYOFF RESULTS
Milford fell to Lakota West 49-14
Anderson was defeated by LaSalle 45-21
Winton Woods downed Kings 31-21

ROUND THREE PLAYOFF RESULT
Winton Woods over LaSalle 42-25 (Read more HERE)

REGIONAL FINAL RESULT
Winton Woods defeated Piqua 38-17 (Read more HERE)

STATE SEMIFINAL MATCH-UP (FRIDAY)
Winton Woods over Green 20-7

STATE FINALS (THURSDAY)
Winton Woods downed Hoban 21-10 (Read more HERE)

GIRLS GOLF:  The girls Preseason Tournament champion was Milford, who defeated runner-up Turpin by four strokes.  Medalist honors went to Lebanon's Riley Johnson (72), with Milford's Jessica Shay (74) and Anderson's Ayla Brugger (77) finishing second and third respectively on the Walden Ponds links.  The girls Postseason Tournament also featured Milford finishing first with Kings runner-up.  Medalist honors went to Lebanon's Riley Johnson (76), with Milford's Abby Loux (77) and Cameron Manning (80) finishing second and third.  Shout out to Milford for capturing the 2021 ECC title in girls golf, the Lady Eagles' fourth conference crown overall and first since the 2014 season.  Lebanon's Riley Johnson was named Golfer of the Year and Milford's Matt Thompson received Coach of the Year accolades.   POSTSEASON UPDATES:  Congratulations to Turpin (team) and to Milford's Jessica Shay and Abi Loux for advancing to Districts out of the DI Hamilton Sectional.  Individual results are HERE.  Anderson, Lebanon, and Kings teed off in the Walden Ponds Sectional, with Kings advancing to Districts as a team.  Lebanon's Riley Johnson also advanced as an individual!  See complete results HERE.  Complete results from the District Championships are HERE.

BOYS GOLF:  Turpin finished the ECC portion of its schedule with a perfect 8-0 record.  At the Preseason Tournament, the Spartans finished first, six strokes ahead of runner-up Kings (311-317).  Medalist honors went to Kings' Andrew Sharp (71), with Turpin's Alex Meyer (73) and Loveland's Joe Jankowski (75) finishing second and third respectively.  The ECC Postseason Tourney crown went to Kings, who finished five strokes ahead of runner-up Turpin.  Medalist honors went to the Knights' Andrew Sharp who fired a 70, while Turpin's Alex Meyer and Milford's Adam Horn shared silver medalist honors at 75.  Shout out to the Turpin Spartans for winning their first ECC Championship in boys golf!  Milford's Adam Horn was named Golfer of the Year and Turpin's Brad Suder earned Coach of the Year honors.  POSTSEASON UPDATES:  Congratulations to Turpin for advancing to Districts from the Mason Sectional.  Joining the Spartans will be Milford's Adam Horn, Loveland's Joe Jankowski, and Little Miami's Jake Wittenauer.  Individual Sectional results are HERE.  At Districts, Turpin finished sixth and the Spartans' Matt Kissell, Milford's Adam Horn, and Loveland's Joe Jankowski each fired 78 to pace ECC players.  Complete individual results are HERE.

GIRLS TENNIS:  Turpin completed the ECC regular season schedule with a perfect 8-0 conference mark and won the Postseason Tournament - resulting in the Lady Spartans' fifth ECC Championship in girls tennis.  Turpin's Sarah Clark and Gail Maundrell earned Player and Coach of the Year accolades!  Congratulations to the Lady Spartans!  POSTSEASON UPDATES:  The following ECC tennis players advanced to the District Championships:  Turpin's Sarah Clark (Sectional Champion), Ellen Benintendi and Allie Fermann, and Brooke Malone and Morgan Kaas (Sectional Champions); Walnut Hills' Alexis Covinton; and Anderson's Lilly Rile and Paige McPhillipsSTATE BOUND:  Congratulations to Turpin's Sarah Clark who advanced to the OHSAA State Tennis Tournament!

GIRLS SOCCER:  Milford and Loveland will share the 2021 ECC title in girls soccer with identical 7-0-2 records.  Congratulations to Milford's Ana Manning (Offensive) and to Loveland's Abby Pawlikowski (Defensive) for being named Players of the Year.  Milford's Jill Helms earned Coach of the Year accolades.  POSTSEASON UPDATES:  Shout out to Milford and Loveland for advancing to District Final contests this fall!  Despite the losses, our ECC co-champions each had memorable seasons!


SHOUT OUT to Loveland head coach Todd Kelly for achieving his 300th career coaching victory this season!  

BOYS SOCCER:  Anderson finished conference play with a perfect 9-0 mark and wrapped up the ECC title - the school's first since 2017.  The Raptors also swept the ECC postseason honors, with Bennett Painter (Offensive) and Ryan Sullivan (Defensive) earning Player of the Year honors and Sam Miller receiving Coach of the Year accolades.  POSTSEASON UPDATES:  Congratulations to Anderson for defeating Moeller 2-1 in the District Final!  The Raptors would then fall 3-2 in overtime to Centerville in the Regional semis to wrap up a tremendous season at 18-1-1.  Read more HERE.

GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY:  Loveland won the school's second ECC girls cross country title October 16, finishing ahead of runner-up Lebanon 33-61.  Walnut Hills finished third.  Leading the way individually was Loveland's Emmy Sager (ECC Runner of the Year) who finished first, while Walnut Hills' Kate Stiens placed second and Kings' Sara Doughman finished third.  Complete individual results of all races are HERE.  Congratulations also go to Loveland's Steve Nester for earning Coach of the Year honors.  POSTSEASON UPDATES:  Congratulations to Loveland (District Champions), Walnut Hills, Milford, Turpin, and Lebanon for advancing to the Regional Championships.  The Lady Tigers' Jessie Gibbins won the District title in the A race.  At-large individual Regional qualifiers included Little Miami's Grace Biddle and Mackenzie Evans, Anderson's Audrey Baker, and Kings' Sara DoughmanSTATE BOUND:  Loveland (Regional Champions) and Lebanon both advance as teams to the State Girls Cross Country Championships Saturday in Obetz.  The Lady Tigers' Jessie Gibbins finished fourth overall to lead all ECC runners.  Individual State qualifiers include Little Miami's Grace Biddle, Walnut Hills' Kate Stiens, and Turpin's Elena Horn.  Complete results are HERESTATE RESULTS:  At the State Championship Meet, Loveland finished as State Runner-Up, led by Jessie Gibbins' twelfth-place finish!  Lebanon finished thirteenth as a team.  Little Miami's Grace Biddle finished 23rd.  Individual results are HERE.

BOYS CROSS COUNTRY:  Loveland came away with the Tigers' first-ever ECC Championship after outdistancing runner-up Lebanon 43-83 at the Conference Championships on October 16.  Little Miami's William Zegarski finished as ECC champ and Runner of the Year, with Walnut Hills' Gianni Allwein and Loveland's Ryan Chevalier finishing second and third respectively.  Loveland's Steve Nester was named Coach of the Year.  Complete individual results of all races are HEREPOSTSEASON UPDATES:  Saturday's Regional Championships will feature Loveland and Turpin who qualified as teams.  At-large individual qualifiers include Little Miami's William Zegarski (District Champion), Walnut Hills' Gianni Allwein (District Champion) and Owen Murray, Milford's Charlie Vause, Anderson's Sam Mizukawa, Lebanon's Jacob Fleig, and Kings' Sam Thomas STATE BOUND:  Like the girls, Loveland boys have advanced to the State Boys Cross Country Championships Saturday after the squad's fourth-place finish at Regionals.  Little Miami's William Zegarski finished ten seconds ahead of the second-place runner to reign as Regional Champion!  Walnut Hills' Gianni Allwein and Owen Murray will join William as individual State qualifiers!  Complete results are HERESTATE RESULTS:  Loveland finished twelfth in the team competition, but the big news of the State Meet came from Little Miami's William ZegarskiWilliam won the State title by nearly twenty seconds, running a time of 14:39.9!  Congratulations William!  Walnut Hills' Gianni Allwein finished ninth and Loveland's Ryan Chevalier placed fourteenth.  Individual results are HERE.

VOLLEYBALL:  Lebanon finished conference play with a fine 16-2 record, securing the Lady Warriors' second consecutive ECC championship.  Kings finished second, one game behind at 15-3.  Player of the Year honors went to Lebanon's Ninah Miranda (Offensive) and to Milford's Emily Morgan (Defensive), while Coach of the Year recognition went to Lebanon's Karen MirandaPOSTSEASON UPDATES:  Lebanon was the last ECC team to fall in postseason action, losing to Mount Notre Dame to finish a fine season as District runner-up and ECC Champions!