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.

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

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

This week's spotlight game features Milford vs. Edgewood!  Click HERE.  Other ECC match-ups can be found HERE.

Eastern Cincinnati Conference News Briefs

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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.

2022 Fall Sports Season Updates / Honors

FOOTBALL:  The success of ECC football was evident last fall when Kings won the conference championship and Winton Woods came away with a STATE Championship!  Both teams will be tough to beat in 2022!

Walnut Hills fell to Withrow 47-7
Princeton at Anderson
Sycamore at Kings
Springboro at Lebanon
Middletown at Loveland
Edgewood at Milford
Little Miami at Mt. Healthy
Turpin at Oak Hills
Hamilton at West Clermont
Trotwood Madison at Winton Woods

GIRLS GOLF:  Milford is shooting for back-to-back ECC titles (and fifth overall) in girls golf this fall.  In addition, Turpin and Kings each advanced to Districts.  The Postseason Tourney will be held September 22 at 8 am at Walden Ponds.

BOYS GOLF:  Turpin is the ECC's defending champion in boys golf.  The Spartans' title broke of string of nine consecutive seasons with Loveland or Milford winning the league title.  In postseason play, the Spartans advanced to Districts as well.  The boys will tee off in the Postseason Tournament at the Golf Center at Kings Island on September 20.

GIRLS TENNIS:  Turpin is seeking its sixth consecutive conference crown in girls tennis.  In addition, Sarah Clark returns after a trip to the State Championships last season!  The ECC Tournament is slated for September 20 at the ATP at 9 am.

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.  Little Miami grad William Zegarski is the reigning State Champion.  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 Player And Team Of The Week Awards


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.