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ECC Creates Diversity Task Force

The Eastern Cincinnati Conference has been hard at work developing a conference-wide Diversity Task Force.  After months of planning, it was decided to begin by gathering students and athletic directors from all ECC schools to discuss social equality.

On September 28, the first of many ECC Diversity Task Force Town Hall Meetings was held virtually.  Each of the member schools was represented.  Milford athletic director Aaron Zupka explained the purpose of the task force and what action plans will be moving forward.

Walnut Hills athletic director Steve Ellison then discussed some ground rules.  He set the table for the topic which was our current climate around the nation relating to social justice, police brutality, and how we can better give students a voice in our schools.

From there, the floor was opened for questions, comments, and opinions.  “We had a lot of engagement between student-athletes and athletic directors,” said Mr. Zupka.  

Various topics will be discussed at our monthly Town Hall Meetings.  Guest speakers are planned, and currently the meetings will be held virtually.

EASTERN CINCINNATI CONFERENCE EQUALITY STATEMENT

The Eastern Cincinnati Conference has an inherent duty to educate its student-athletes in more than just what occurs on the playing field.  With this in mind, ECC schools unite in their efforts to see a day when race, gender, sexuality, socio-economic class, ethnicity, and religion are not obstacles or barriers to achieving excellence, whether it be in the athletic arena, in the classroom, in the workplace, or in the home.  Our student-athletes, coaches, administrators, teachers, and parents stand as one in promoting equality for all.  The ECC community is steadfast in its belief that the difficult conversations surrounding equality, those that have gone unsaid for so many years, need to begin TODAY. It doesn’t have to be complicated.  

Simply put, true excellence can never be achieved unless it is achieved for each and every student.


 

Enquirer Announces Fall All Stars

Check out the Enquirer Fall All Stars, announced January 1.  Click HERE.

Special shout out to our ECC Players of the Year recipients:  Winton Woods’ Andrew Bam Booker (football), Turpin’s Ella Lambert and Lebanon’s Faith Duncan (girls cross country), and Loveland’s Lauren Donovan (girls soccer)!

Congratulations to all of our athletes on a fine fall sports season!

ECC Spring Sports Season Updates / Honors

SOFTBALL:  West Clermont will be gunning for its third straight league crown in softball.  In addition, Milford has won or shared five of the last six ECC titles.  Lebanon is currently 3-0 in the first week of conference play (through April 8).  MILESTONE ALERT:  Congratulations to Milford's Christy Gregory for earning her 300th career coaching victory in an 8-3 victory over Wilmington on April 9.  According to the OHSAA Record Book, she becomes the 58th coach in the state to achieve this milestone!

BASEBALL:  Kings is the defending ECC baseball champions, winning the title in 2019.  It was the Knights' first Conference championship in baseball.  Since the inception of the ECC, Milford has captured five league titles and Loveland three.  Walnut Hills has begun the 2021 season with a 4-0 record in ECC contests (through April 8).

GIRLS TRACK:  The Loveland Lady Tigers are the defending conference title holders from 2019.  Anderson will again host the League Championship Meet on May 12 and 14.

BOYS TRACK:  Kings is running for its second straight league championship this spring, and third in the last five seasons.  The ECC Championship Meet is slated for Anderson May 12 and 14.

BOYS TENNIS:  After five straight league championships by Turpin, the Loveland Tigers captured the 2019 title.  The ECC Championships are currently scheduled for April 27.

GIRLS LACROSSE:  Much like the boys, the Lady Knights are the ECC's defending champs after completing a perfect 5-0 season in 2019.  Loveland has begun the ECC portion of its schedule with a 2-0 record (through April 8).

BOYS LACROSSE:  In only its fourth season as an ECC-sponsored sport, the league boys lacrosse crown resides at Kings after its 2019 title and perfect 5-0 record.  ECC play begins this week!

BOYS VOLLEYBALL:  Although the ECC doesn't officially sponsor boys volleyball, our conference typically fares well in regular and postseason action.  Walnut Hills finished the 2019 regular season at 15-5 and 6-0 against ECC squads.

ECC Player And Team Of The Week Awards

Loveland's Tyler Vallee (boys golf), Little Miami's Kaylie Reynolds (girls golf), Kings Leah Swayne (girls golf), Anderson's Megan Bryan (girls golf), and Turpin's Margot Swartz (girls golf) were among the Enquirer Athletes of the Week, announced August 17.  In addition, Kings girls golf and Loveland boys golf were up for Fall Team of the Week honors.  

Milford's Adam Horn (boys golf) and Spencer Hore (boys soccer); Turpin's Abby Montague (girls golf); West Clermont's Allison Ross (girls golf); Kings' Leah Swayne (girls golf) and Jules Fink (volleyball); Anderson's Megan Bryan and Melissa Fiktus (girls golf), Owens Brandon (boys soccer), and Aly Daly (girls tennis); and Lebanon's Dani Hicks (girls soccer) were the Enquirer Athlete of the Week honorees, announced August 24.  Also, Anderson (boys soccer), Loveland (boys golf), and Kings (girls golf) were in contention for the Fall Team of the Week awards.  Congratulations to Dani for winning the award!  Read more HERE.

Anderson's Jackson Kuhn is a finalist for the TriState Football Mella Player of the Week award, announced August 30.  Vote HERE.

Winton Woods and Anderson are in contention for the TriState Football Gold Star Chili Team of the Week award, announced August 30.  Vote HERE

Loveland's Ryan Chevalier (boys cross country), Emmy Sager (girls cross country), Aiden Callahan (boys golf), and Lauren Donovan (girls soccer); Little Miami's William Zegarski (boys cross country); Turpin's Ella Lambert (girls cross country) and Jack Cnota (boys soccer); Winton Woods' Andrew "Bam" Booker (football); Milford's Vince Ringland (football); Anderson's Jackson Miller (boys golf), Megan Bryan (girls golf), Aly Daly (girls tennis), and Sammie Engel (volleyball); West Clermont's Nolan Schirmer (boys soccer) and Erin Fite (girls soccer); and Kings' Jules Fink (volleyball) were finalists for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award, announced August 31.  Also, Kings (boys) and Loveland (girls) cross country squads were up for the Fall Team of the Week award.  Winton Woods was up for Football Team of the Week honors. Congratulations to William and Ella for winning the award!  Read more HERE.

Turpin's Kaiden Naughton, Winton Woods' Tyrek Spikes, and Kings' Ty Stylski were finalists for the TriState Football Mella Player of the Week award, announced September 6. 

Kings was in contention for the TriState Football Gold Star Chili Team of the Week honors, announced September 6. 

Lebanon's Jacob JD Fleig (boys cross country) and Faith Duncan (girls cross country); Loveland's Ryan Chevalier (boys cross country), Emmy Sager (girls cross country), Leiah Goedde (girls soccer), Kees Ciric (boys soccer), Tess Broermann and Hanna Wenger (girls tennis), and Diana Clark (volleyball); Kings' Ty Stylski (football), Bekah Baumlein (girls golf); Winton Woods Tyrek Spikes (football); Little Miami's Jake Wittenauer (boys golf); Milford's Adam Horn (boys golf) and Abi Loux (girls golf); Turpin's Aly Haverstraw (girls golf); and Anderson' Megan Bryan (girls golf), Aly Daly (girls tennis), and Katie Doyle (volleyball) were finalists for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award, announced September 7.  Lebanon cross country was up for the Boys Fall Team of the Week award and Kings golf was up for the Girls Fall Team of the Week honors. In addition, Kings was also in contention for the Football Team of the Week award and a huge shout out to the Knights for winning the award!  Also, congratulations to Faith, Jake, and Diana for being honored as well! Read more HERE.

The Turpin Spartans were in contention for the TriState Football Gold Star Chili Team of the Week award, announced September 12. 

Kings' Ty Stylski was in contention for the TriState Football Mella Player of the Week award, announced September 13. 

Loveland's Ryan Chevalier (boys cross country), Brooke Hatfield (girls soccer), and Babs Dwyer and Jenna Batsch (girls tennis); Kings' Zach Hymer (football) and Leah Swayne (girls golf); Winton Woods' MiChale Wingfield (football); Anderson's Jackson Kuhn (football) and Macy Hornsby (girls golf); Turpin's Matt Kissel (boys golf) and Ellen Benintendi (girls tennis); and Milford's Ryan Henke (boys soccer), Kennedy Robinson (volleyball), and Beth Cook (girls soccer) were among the nominees for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award, announced September 14.  Turpin was also in contention for the Ohio Football Team of the Week award!  Congratulations to Zach for winning the honor!  Read more HERE.

Little Miami's William Zegarski is in contention for a weekly NATIONAL honor from Mile Split USA, announced September 14.  Read more HERE.

Kings' Ty Stylski, Little Miami's Aidan Jones, and Winton Woods' Tyrek Spikes were among the nominees for the TriState Football Mella Player of the Week award, announced September 20. 

Little Miami and Walnut Hills were finalists for the TriState Football Gold Star Chili Team of the Week award, announced September 20.

Little Miami's William Zegarski (boys cross country), Grace Biddle (girls cross country), Aidan Jones (football), and Keegan Reese (boys soccer); Kings' Alex Justus (boys cross country) and Leah Swayne (girls golf); Walnut Hills' Jack Reuter (football); Winton Woods' Tyrek Spikes (football); Milford's Adam Horn (boys golf) and Emily Morgan (volleyball); West Clermont's Nolan Schirmer (boys soccer); Turpin's Brycen Haucke (boys soccer) and Ellen Benintendi (girls tennis); and Anderson's Aly Daly (girls tennis) are finalists for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award, announced September 21.  Also Kings' girls golf and girls soccer are in contention for the Ohio Fall Team of the Week award and Walnut Hills and Little Miami are up for the Ohio Football Team of the Week award.  Vote HERE.

Milford was in contention for the TriState Football Gold Star Chili Team of the Week award, announced September 27. 

Milford's Austin Hardin and Winton Woods' Mi'Chale Wingfield were finalists for the TriState Football Mella Player of the Week honor, announced September 27.  Congratulations to Austin for winning the award!  Read more HERE.

Walnut Hills' Gianni Allwein (boys cross country) and Caroline Meyer (girls cross country); Loveland's Alex Wolf (boys cross country), Sarah Madix (girls cross country), Calvin Cloud (football), and Tyler Vallee (boys golf); Milford's Sam Conrad (girls cross country), Austin Hardin (football), Adam Horn (boys golf), Nick Haskins (boys soccer), Lyric Birkley (girls soccer), and Campbell Robinson (volleyball); Winton Woods' MiChale Wingfield (football) and Daysia Thompson (girls soccer); Turpin's Will Schulok (football), Abby Montague (girls golf), Ellen Benintendi (girls tennis), and Julie Wittekind (volleyball); Anderson's Ryan Sullivan (boys soccer) and Aly Daly (girls tennis); and Kings' Jules Fink (volleyball) were finalists for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award, announced September 28.  Also, Loveland golf was up for the Boys Fall Sports Team of the Week award and Loveland soccer and tennis and Anderson soccer were in contention for the Ohio Girls Fall Sports Team of the Week honors.  Loveland and Milford were in the running for the Ohio Football Team of the Week award.  Congratulations to Caroline, Alex, Calvin, and Tyler or winning the award!  Read more HERE.

Winton Woods was a finalist for the TriState Football Gold Star Chili Team of the Week award, announced October 4. 

Anderson's Jackson Kuhn and Kings' Will Kocher were finalists for the TriState Football Mella Player of the Week award, announced October 4. 

Loveland's Ryan Chevalier (boys cross country), Winton Woods' MiChale Wingfield (football), Anderson's Jackson Kuhn (football), West Clermont's Jenny Aicholtz and Alli Stahl (girls soccer), Kings' Jules Fink (volleyball), and Lebanon's Mya White (volleyball) were finalists for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award, announced October 6.  Also, Walnut Hills (soccer) and Turpin (soccer) were in contention for the Ohio Boys Fall Team of the Week honors.  Winton Woods was up for the Ohio Football Team of the Week award.  Shout out to Turpin (soccer), Alli, and Mya for winning the award!  Read more HERE.

Little Miami's James Janzen (boys cross country); Kings' Alex Justus (boys cross country), Leah Swayne and Bekah Baulein (girls golf), and Jules Fink (volleyball); West Clermont's Claire Hanna (girls cross country); Anderson's Coleman Miller (boys golf), Jackson Miller (boys golf), and Megan Bryan (girls golf); Loveland's Tyler Vallee (boys golf); Milford's Adam Horn (boys golf), Abi Loux (girls golf), Ryan Henke (boys soccer), and Ana Manning (girls soccer); Walnut Hills Meiyi Wu (girls golf), Liam Riggins (boys soccer), and Alexis Covington (girls tennis - singles); Lebanon's Grace Swartz (girls golf) and Riley Johnson (girls golf); and Turpin's Ellen Benintendi and Allie Fermann (girls tennis - doubles) were finalists for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award, announced October 13.  Walnut Hills soccer was up for Ohio Boys' Fall Team of the Week honors and Little Miami was in the running for the Ohio Football Team of the Week award.  Shout out to Riley, as well as Walnut Hills boys soccer for winning the award!  Read more HERE.

West Clermont's Gage Bullock, Lebanon's Brayden Everitt, and Milford's Austin Hardin were among the nominees for the TriState Football Mella Player of the Week award, announced October 18. 

Kings was a finalist for the TriState Football Gold Star Chili Team of the Week award, announced October 18. 

Loveland's Ryan Chevalier (boys cross country); Winton Woods' Tyrek Spikes (football) and Ziyad Lahbabi (boys soccer); Anderson's Jackson Kuhn (football); Turpin's Kaidan Naughton (football), Claire Klimkowski (girls soccer), and Jack Cnota (boys soccer); Milford's Vince Ringland (football) and Morgan Whitaker (volleyball); West Clermont's Gage Bullock (football); Milford's Beth Cook (girls soccer); Walnut Hills' Albert Vicino (boys soccer) and Alexis Covington (girls tennis - singles); and Lebanon's Nina Miranda (volleyball) were nominees for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award, announced October 20.  Lebanon cross country was up for Ohio Boys Fall Team of the Week award and Turpin, Winton Woods, and Anderson were in contention for the Ohio Football Team of the Week honor. 

Anderson and Winton Woods were nominees for the TriState Football Gold Star Chili Team of the Week award, announced October 25.

Anderson's Joey Faulkner was a finalist for the Tri State Football Mella Player of the Week award, announced October 25.  Congratulations for winning the award!  Read more HERE.

Kings' Gabe Hunt (football), Payton Schult (boys soccer), Sydney Barrett (volleyball), and Sara Doughman (girls cross country); Winton Woods' Tyrek Spikes (football); Anderson's Joey Faulkner (football), Jack Barnhill (boys soccer), and Sammie Engel (volleyball); West Clermont's Preston Hannika (football); Walnut Hills' Charlie Hamann (boys soccer); Turpin's Johannes Schwarz (boys soccer); Loveland's Ethan Smith (boys soccer), Audrey Planner (volleyball), Ryan Chevalier (boys cross country), and Eva Dudeck (girls soccer); Milford's Ryan Henke (boys soccer), Ella Lindsey (volleyball), and Lyric Birkley (girls soccer); and Lebanon's Carter Davidson (boys cross country) and Hope Carr (girls cross country) were finalists for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award, announced October 27.  Anderson and Winton Woods were up for the Ohio Football Team of the Week honor!  Lebanon cross country and Loveland soccer were in contention for the Ohio Fall Boys Team of the Week award.  Lebanon cross country and Milford soccer were also in the running for the Ohio Fall Girls Team of the Week recognition. Shout out to Carter, Hope, Gabe, and Sammie for winning the award.  Also congrats to Lebanon boys cross country for being named Team of the Week.  Read more HERE.

Walnut Hills was in contention for the TriState Football Gold Star Chili Team of the Week award, announced November 1. 

Walnut Hills' Drew Petersen and Little Miami's Reis Stocksdale were finalists for the TriState Football Mella Player of the Week award, announced November 1. 

Winton Woods' MiChale Wingfield (football), Little Miami's Reis Stocksdale (football), Anderson's Jackson Kuhn (football), and Milford's Beth Cook (girls soccer) are in contention for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award, announced November 2.  Also, Lebanon cross country is up for the Ohio Girls Fall Team of the Week honors and Walnut Hills and Winton Woods are finalists for the Ohio Football Team of the Week honors.  Shout out to Lebanon girls cross country and to Jackson for winning the award!  Read more HERE.

Lebanon's Faith Duncan (girls cross country) and Blake Lamb (football) and Turpin's Ella Lambert (girls cross country) were finalists for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award, announced November 10.  Loveland cross country was up for Boys Fall Team of the Week honors and Lebanon was in contention for the Football Team of the Week award. 

Lebanon's Kendall Folley (girls basketball); Milford's Kaylie McKenney (girls basketball), Shelby Sullivan (girls bowling), and Logan Moore (boys bowling); West Clermont's Marissa Jenike (girls basketball) and Darby Campbell (girls bowling); Loveland's Joey Kapszukiewicz (boys bowling); and Turpin's Drake Scallon (boys bowling) were finalists for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award, announced November 22.  Also, Kings girls bowling, Loveland girls bowling, and West Clermont girls basketball were up for the Winter Team of the Week honors! Shout out to the Lady Wolves (girls basketball) and to Darby for winning the award!  Read more HERE.

Walnut Hills' Owen Murray (boys basketball), Loveland's Jenna Batsch (girls basketball), Milford's Miah O'Toole (girls basketball), West Clermont's Marissa Jenike (girls basketball), Turpin's Cecelia Hilgefort (girls basketball), and Lebanon's Alec Frank (boys bowling) and Hannah Rearick (girls bowling) were finalists for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award, announced December 1.  In addition, Milford (girls basketball) was in contention for the Ohio Girls Team of the Week honors.  Congratulations to Alec and Hannah for winning the award!  Read more HERE.

Anderson's Billy Knott (boys basketball); Loveland's Aaron Krabacher (boys basketball); Milford's Alex Hannah (boys basketball); Little Miami's Bronwyn Light (girls basketball) and Connor P-Minton (boys bowling); Turpin's Cecilia Hilgefort (girls basketball) and Drake Scallon (boys bowling); West Clermont's Evan Williams (boys bowling), Lexi Stewart (girls bowling), Kory Kaiser (boys swimming), and Brooke Smith (girls swimming); Milford's Owen Ferrara (boys swimming), Erin Fentress (girls swimming), and Nick Scally (wrestling); and Lebanon's Evan Lacey (boys swimming) and Elizabeth Ketcham (girls swimming) were among the nominees for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award, announced December 6.  Kings bowling was also in contention for the Winter Girls Team of the Week honors!  Shout out to Bronwyn, Kory, and Brooke for winning the award!  Read more HERE.

West Clermont's Ethen Hale (boys basketball) and Nathan Hartness (boys bowling); Loveland's Ashley Gilker (girls bowling), Brayden Shepard (boys bowling), and Tess Broermann (girls basketball); Turpin's Natalie DiGiacomo (girls bowling); Anderson's Lilly Bryant (girls bowling); Milford's Nolan Littrell (boys bowling); Little Miami's Connor P-Minton (boys bowling); and Winton Woods' Daysia Thompson (girls basketball) were finalists for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award, announced December 14.  In addition, West Clermont boys bowling and Loveland girls basketball were up for Winter Team of the Week honors.  Congratulations to Ethen, Nathan, Natalie, and Daysia for winning the award!  Read more HERE.

Milford's Ibrahima Niang (boys basketball) and A.J. Kaylor (boys bowling); Walnut Hills' Owen Murray (boys basketball); West Clermont's Marissa Jenike (girls basketball); Turpin's Cecelia Hilgefort (girls basketball) and Drake Scallon (boys bowling); and Loveland's Jarod Mendoza (wrestling) were finalists for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award, announced December 20.  Anderson boys basketball was also in contention for the Boys Winter Team of the Week award, while Loveland girl basketball and Turpin girls bowling were in the running for the Girls Winter Team of the Week honors.  Congratulations to Drake and to the Turpin girls bowling team for winning the award!  Read more HERE.

Anderson's Joey Cron (boys basketball), Little Miami's Austin Center (girls basketball), Turpin's Cecelia Hilgefort (girls basketball), and Milford's Wesley Prather (wrestling) were in contention for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award, announced December 28.  Also, Milford wrestling and Turpin girls basketball were up for the Winter Team of the Week awards!  Congratulations to Wesley Milford wrestling for winning the award!  Read more HERE.

Turpin's Dominic Cantrella (boys basketball) and Cecelia Hilgefort (girls basketball); Milford's Alex Hannah (boys basketball), Evan Fentress (boys swimming), and Erin Fentress (girls swimming); West Clermont's Marissa Jenike (girls basketball); Kings' Emory Crook (girls basketball); Loveland's Jenna Batsch (girls basketball); Lebanon's Camden Majors (boys bowling); and Anderson's Lily Cowan (girls swimming) were among the finalists for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award, announced January 5.  Lebanon boys basketball was up for the Boys Winter Team of the Week award and Turpin and Loveland were in the running for the Girls Winter Team of the Week accolades.  Shout out to Dominic, Emery, and Lily for winning the award, as did Lebanon boys basketball!  Read more HERE.

Turpin's Cecelia Hilgefort (girls basketball), Maycee Herzog (gymnastics), Ava Sutphin (girls swimming and diving), and Peter Schmelzer (boys swimming and diving); Walnut Hills' Lauryn Hill (girls basketball), Phoebe Wright (girls swimming and diving), and Xavier Reblando (boys swimming and diving); West Clermont's Marissa Jenike (girls basketball), Lexi Stewart (girls bowling), and Cameron Mays (boys bowling); Lebanon's Cam O'Connor (boys basketball) and Camden Majors (boys bowling); Kings' Kyle Olson (boys basketball); Little Miami's Brandon Roy (boys bowling) and Seth Butler (boys swimming and diving); Milford's A.J. Kaylor (boys bowling), Sophie Cooper (girls swimming and diving), and Kaleb Gelter (wrestling); Loveland's Joey Kapszukiewicz (boys bowling); Anderson's Abby Pitts (gymnastics) and Maggie O'Toole (girls swimming and diving) were in contention for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award, announced January 12.  In addition, Turpin girls basketball, Turpin gymnastics, and Loveland boys bowling were finalists for the Winter Team of the Week awards.  Congrats to Cecelia, Joey, and Abby, along with the Loveland boys bowling squad, for winning the award!  Read more HERE.

Anderson's Austin Coldiron (boys basketball); Walnut Hills' Max Poynter (boys basketball) and Andrew Immerman (boys bowling); Little Miami's Mara Briscoe (girls basketball) and Connor P-Minton (boys bowling); Lebanon's Keira Rogers (girls basketball) and Luke Marsh (wrestling); Walnut Zy'Aria Miller (girls basketball); West Clermont's Evan Williams (boys bowling), Ryan Walker (wrestling), and Lexi Stewart (girls bowling); Milford's Nolan Littrell (boys bowling); and Turpin's Allie Paszczykowski (girls bowling) were in contention for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award, announced January 19.  Walnut Hills basketball was up for Ohio Boys Team of the Week and Milford basketball and Turpin gymnastics were up for Ohio Girls Team of the Week.  Shout out to Austin and Luke for winning the award!  Read more HERE.

Kings' Kavin Lynch (boys swimming and diving); West Clermont's AJ Gillespie (boys basketball), Evan Williams (boys bowling), Lexi Stewart (girls bowling), and Ryan Walker (wrestling); Lebanon's Zach Weber (boys basketball), Sam Feldmann (girls basketball), and Katie Fisher (girls swimming and diving); Loveland's Pete Craft (boys basketball) and Yanni Kahrs (girls bowling); Turpin's Claire Klimkowski (girls basketball), Maycee Herzog (gymnastics), and Colton Ziegler (boys bowling); Walnut Hills' Katie Collopy (girls basketball), Ethan Moore (boys swimming and diving), and Elizabeth Noble (girls swimming and diving); Little Miami's Mara Briscoe (girls basketball); and Milford's Madalyn Hills (girls basketball) and Erin Fentress (girls swimming and diving) were finalists for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award, announced January 26.  West Clermont bowling was up for Ohio Boys Winter Team of the Week honors!  Congratulations to Sam, Katie, Pete, and Ethan for winning the award.  Read more HERE.

Kings' Michael Mussari (boys basketball) and Jake Young (boys swimming and diving); Milford's Kaylie McKenney (girls basketball), A.J. Kaylor (boys bowling) and Ray Clayton (wrestling); Loveland's Jenna Batsch (girls basketball) and Yanni Kahrs (girls bowling); Little Miami's Ashton Conte (boys bowling) and Alex Hobbs (wrestling); Walnut Hills' Aidan Sommer (boys bowling); Lebanon's Cooper Cummings (boys bowling) and Cassandra Ingram (girls bowling); Anderson's Natalie Riesing (gymnastics); Turpin's Maycee Herzog (gymnastics); and West Clermont's Bryan Hertel (wrestling) were nominees for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award, announced February 2.  Also, Walnut Hills boys basketball, Lebanon girls basketball, and Milford cheer and dance and were up for Ohio Winter Team of the Week honors.  Shout out to Ray, Natalie, and Milford's Cheer and Dance squad for winning the award!  Read more HERE.

Walnut Hills' Will Otten (boys basketball), Alex Craft (boys swimming and diving); and Phoebe Wright (girls swimming and diving); Loveland's Drew Gleason (boys basketball) and Tess Broermann (girls basketball); Milford's Alex Hannah (boys basketball), Evan Fentress (boys swimming and diving), and Erin Fentress (girls swimming and diving); Lebanon's Lindsey Sauerland (girls basketball); Little Miami's Mara Briscoe (girls basketball) and Aaron Horak (boys bowling); Anderson's Maddie Belcuore (gymnastics); Turpin's Maycee Herzog (gymnastics) and Eva Watts (girls swimming and diving); Kings' Kevin Glennon (boys swimming and diving); and Winton Woods' Kelsey McMenemy (girls swimming and diving) were finalists for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award, announced January 9.  Walnut Hills boys swimming, Turpin boys basketball, and Little Miami girls basketball were also up for Team of the Week awards.  Shout out to Maycee and Kevin for winning the award!  Read more HERE.

Turpin's Rachel Reichard (girls basketball); Kings' Madi Barnett (girls basketball); Anderson's Mattie Bailey (gymnastics); Walnut Hills' Ethan Moore (boys swimming and diving), Elizabeth Noble (girls swimming and diving), and Erin Martin (girls wrestling); and Lebanon's Tyler Stein (wrestling) were in contention for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award, announced February 16.  Also, Kings girls basketball was up for Team of the Week honors!  Shout out to Mattie for winning the award!  Read more HERE.

Milford's Alex Hannah (boys basketball), Evan Fentress (boys swimming and diving), and Hayden Harvey (wrestling); Anderson's Joey Cron (boys basketball), Abby Pitts (gymnastics), and Maclain Morency (wrestling); Lebanon's Kendall Folley (girls basketball), Hannah Rearick (girls bowling), and Tyler Stein (wrestling); Loveland's Jenna Batsch (girls basketball) and Jarod Mendoza (wrestling); Turpin's Claire Klimkowski (girls basketball) and Maycee Herzog (gymnastics); Walnut Hills' Alex Craft (boys swimming and diving) and Phoebe Wright (girls swimming and diving); Little Miami's Brentan Simmerman (wrestling); and West Clermont's Brian Hertel (wrestling) were in contention for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award, announced February 23.  Lebanon (wrestling), Walnut Hills (boys basketball), and Turpin (gymnastics) were up for Team of the Week honors.  Shout out to Abby and Tyler and Lebanon wrestling for winning the award!  Read more HERE.

Lebanon's Zach Weber (boys basketball), Sam Feldmann (girls basketball), Hannah Rearick (girls bowling), and Jack McCall (wrestling); West Clermont's Lexy Stewart (girls bowling) and Bryan Hertel (wrestling); and Little Miami's Alex Hobbs (wrestling) were finalists for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award, announced March 2.  Congratulations to Hannah for winning the award!  Read more HERE.

West Clermont's Lexi Stewart (girls bowling), Little Miami's Alex Hobbs (wrestling), and Turpin's Maycee Herzog (gymnastics) were finalists for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award, announced March 9.  In addition, Turpin gymnastics was up for the Team of the Week award!  Congratulations to Maycee and her Lady Spartan gymnastics squad for winning the award!  Read more HERE.

Milford's Keegan Laughlin (boys lacrosse) and Anderson's Kennedy Coldiron (girls lacrosse) were among the nominees for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award, announced March 23.  In addition, Anderson girls lacrosse was in contention for the Team of the Week award!  Shout out to Anderson for winning the award!  Read more HERE.

Anderson's Jasmine Rios (softball), Ryan Hummell (boys lacrosse), and Payton Scott (boys tennis); Milford's Carson Geier (boys lacrosse) and Matthew Marks (water polo); Kings' Zoe Geis (girls lacrosse); Little Miami's William Zegarski (boys track and field); and Lebanon's Elijah Doster (boys track and field) were in contention for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award, announced March 30.  Also, Kings lacrosse was a finalist for the Ohio Girls Team of the Week award!  Shout out to Elijah for winning the award!  Read more HERE.

West Clermont's Gavin Sunderman (baseball); Little Miami's Trey Williams (baseball) and Anna Trimble (softball); Lebanon's Connor Smith (baseball), Allison Bishop (girls lacrosse), and Alyssa Langston (softball); Anderson's Hunter Davis (boys lacrosse) and Payson Scott (boys tennis); Walnut Hills' Gabrielle Vernon (girls lacrosse); Loveland's Maggie Nance (girls lacrosse); and Milford's Matthew Marks (boys water polo) were finalists for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award, announced April 6.  Anderson boys tennis, Milford softball, and Loveland and Lebanon girls lacrosse were among the nominees for the Team of the Week award!  Congratulations to Anna and Allison for winning the award!  Read more HERE.

ECC Winter Sports Season Updates / Honors

ECC WINTER STATE PARTICIPANTS

GIRLS WRESTLING:  Congratulations to our first winter athlete to advance to State competition!  Walnut Hills' Erin Martin finished first at the February 14 District Tournament in the 160-pound weight class and advanced to the February 19-20 Ohio High School Wrestling Coaches Association State Tournament!  At State, Erin finished fifth in her 150 lb. weight class!  Congratulations Erin!

SWIMMING AND DIVING:  Congratulations also go out to Walnut Hills' Elizabeth Noble for finishing twelfth at the State Diving Championships!  She advanced to State after her fifth-place finish at Districts!  On the boys' side, shout out to Walnut Hills' Ethan Moore and to Turpin's Logan Bliss and Kyle Allen for advancing to State as well.  The three divers finished fifth, sixth, and seventh respectively at Districts.

In addition, see the complete list of boys HERE and girls HERE who advanced to the State Swim Meet!  At the State Swim Meet, top ECC performers on the girls' were Walnut Hills' Phoebe Wright (3rd in 200 free and 4th in 100 free), Turpin's Ava Sutphin (6th in 500 free), and Lebanon's Katie Fisher (7th in 200IM).  See complete girls' results HERE.

The final day of the State Swim Meet saw the boys hit the pool.  Top ECC performers included Walnut Hills' Alex Craft (2nd in 500 free and 6th in 200 free), Kings' Kevin Glennon (3rd 100 fly and 6th 100 back), Milford's Evan Fentress (6th 100 fly), and the Kings 200 medley relay (3rd) and 200 free relay (4th).  Final results of the boys' races are HERE.

GYMNASTICS:  In gymnastics, both Turpin and Anderson advanced to the State Gymnastics Meet at Hilliard Bradley HS.  Individual qualifiers included Turpin's Alyssa Carney, Maycee Herzog, Delilah Folk, and Abby Dittman, along with Anderson's Abby Pitts, Mattie Bailey, Natalie Reising, and Maddie Belcuore.  Complete State qualifiers from the Lakota East Districts are HERE.  Also, check out this Scott Springer story about the two coaches behind the success of these two squads, Turpin's Gail Maundrell and Anderson's Stacey Bailey HERE.

At State, Turpin finished eighth and Anderson twelfth in the team competition.  Turpin's Maycee Herzog finished tied for 17th in the all around and Anderson's Abby Pitts finished 27th.  Individual events results are as follows:

VAULT:  https://tinyurl.com/5f8f8vwz
BARS:  https://tinyurl.com/9vbbpn2v
BEAM:  https://tinyurl.com/29zkkwyz
FLOOR:  https://tinyurl.com/tr2w2vsk
ALL AROUND:  https://tinyurl.com/9hkca3wn


GIRLS BOWLING:  Lebanon's Hannah Rearick and West Clermont's Lexi Stewart advanced to the State Bowling Championships!  Hannah finished runner-up at Districts and Lexi finished ninth.  This is Lexi's third trip and Hannah’s second trip to the State Championships!  At State, Lexi finished eighth after she rolled a 581 series.  Hannah finished thirty-first with her 525 series.  Complete results are HERE.


WRESTLING:  The following ECC athletes advanced to the March 13-14 State Championships at Hilliard Darby HS:  Special shout out to Little Miami's Alex Hobbs who was the District Champion at 160 lbs.  Joining Alex at State are Lebanon's Jack McCall (District runner-up), Matt McCowan, and Luke Marsh (District runner-up), and Anderson's Maclain Morency.  Milford's Kaleb Gelter, Little Miami's Brentan Simmerman, and West Clermont's Bryan Hertel finished as alternates.  See complete District results HERE.  At State, Jack McCall and Alex Hobbs were the lone ECC wrestlers to advance to day two, finishing sixth in the 120 lb. and 160 lb. weight classes respectively!  Jack becomes the first STATE placer in Lebanon wrestling since 2010, while Alex is the Panthers' first STATE placer since 1989!

CHEER AND DANCE:  Last but not least, shout out to Milford, Anderson, Lebanon, and Turpin for their fine performances at the March 13 OASSA State Cheer and Dance Championships.  Milford Cheer squad was the DI Large Game-Day State Champions.  The Dance squad finished third in Pom and fourth in Hip Hop.  Anderson Dance came away with the Championship in Pom and third in Hip Hop!  Lebanon Cheer finished eighth in the DI Large Game-Day competition and Turpin Dance finished tenth in both Pom and Hip Hop.  See complete results HERE.


Winter Sports Season Updates / Honors

BOYS BASKETBALL:  Walnut Hills, Turpin, and Lebanon, each with just two losses, will share the ECC Championship this winter.  Congratulations to all three teams!  Congratulations to Lebanon's Zach Weber for earning Player of the Year honors and the Warriors' Nathan Chivington for receiving Coach of the Year recognition.  POSTSEASON UPDATES:  Lebanon fell to Wayne in the District semifinals to wrap up a tremendous season at 16-4 overall. Turpin also saw its season end in the District semis against St. Xavier.  The Spartans finished their fine season at 14-8. Congratulations to both teams!  POSTSEASON HONORS:  Congratulations to Lebanon's Zach Weber who was named a District 15 Senior All-Star.  District 16 All-District selections included Turpin's Dominic Cantrella (Second Team) and Walnut Hills' Tyler McKinley and Owen Murray and Milford's Alex Hannah (Honorable Mention).  Click HERE for a list of All-District recipients from the Ohio Sportswriters Association.  

GIRLS BASKETBALL:  Loveland finished the regular season with a 14-2 record in the league, while Lebanon finished at 11-3 and Turpin at 11-4.  The Lady Tigers' 14 league wins wrapped up the Conference Championship for the second consecutive year!  Player of the Year accolades went to Turpin's Cecelia Hilgefort, while Coach of the Year honors went to Loveland's Darnell ParkerPOSTSEASON UPDATES:  Lebanon fell to Centerville in the District Finals to finish their first season in the ECC as District and conference runner-up with an 18-6 overall record!  POSTSEASON HONORS:  Shout out to the following District 16 All-District team selections:  FIRST TEAM:  Loveland's Jenna Batsch, Turpin's Cecelia Hilgefort, and West Clermont's Marissa Jenike; SECOND TEAM:  Loveland's Tess Broermann and Walnut Hills' Zy'Aira Miller; and THIRD TEAM:  Walnut Hills' Katie Collopy and Milford's Kaylie McKenney.  Turpin's Dave Giglio was named Coach of the Year!  In District 15, Lebanon's Kendall Folley was named a Senior All-Star!  For a list of All-District honorees from the Ohio Sportswriters Association, click HEREALL-STATE HONORS:  Congratulations to Lebanon's Kendall Folley and to West Clermont's Marissa Jenike foe earning All-Ohio recognition from the Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association (OPSWA).  See complete list HERE.

WRESTLING:  The Lebanon Warriors won the 2021 Conference title, finishing ahead of runner-up West Clermont 210-188.  Milford finished third.  See complete results HERE.  Lebanon's Luke Marsh was named Wrestler of the Year and the Warriors' Nick Hensley earned Coach of the Year honors.  POSTSEASON UPDATES:  The following ECC wrestlers have advanced to the District Tournament at Kettering Fairmont's Trent Arena, scheduled to conclude today:  Lebanon Sectional champions included Lebanon's Jack McCall and Luke Marsh and Little Miami's Alex Hobbs and Brentan Simmerman.  Other District qualifiers from the Lebanon Sectional were Lebanon's Logan Steiner, Tyler Stein, Tanner Smith, Joshua Bonny, and Matt McCowan; Milford's Kaleb Gelter, Ray Clayton, and Hayden Harvey; Little Miami's Nurbol Kanatbek, Caden Moore, and Collin Streuer; and Kings' Dzhambulat Zam Tckhovrrbov.  Middletown Sectional champions included West Clermnont's Bryan Hertel, Luis Jiminez, and Bobby Shaw.  Other qualifiers from the Middletown Sectional were West Clermont's Ryan Walker, Logan Eads, Isaiah Roberts, Cameron Mahaffey, Dylan Smith, Dauevion Williams, and Tyler Taktak; Loveland's Brett Hogan, Ty Harter, Jarod Mendoza, Tristan Greatorex, and Vaughn Pence; Anderson's Maclain Morency, Brock Vogel, Sam Mizukawa, and Sean Hartley; and Walnut Hills' Dezmond Gayle.  At Districts, Lebanon finished eighth as a team.  Congratulations to all of our ECC State qualifiers (read more above).  ALL-SWOWCA HONORS:  Shout out to the following wrestlers who earned All-SWOWCA honors:  West Clermont's Bryan Hertel and Luis Jimenez; Loveland's Brett Hogan; Lebanon's Jack McCall (First Team), Luke Marsh (First Team), Logan Steiner, Matt McCowan, and Tyler Stein; Anderson's Maclain Morency; Little Miami's Alex Hobbs (First Team), Brentan Simmermann, and Collin Streuer; Milford's Kaleb Gelter; and Walnut Hills' Erin Martin.  See complete lists HERE.

BOYS SWIMMING AND DIVING:  Congratulations to Kings for capturing the 2021 ECC Swim and Dive Championship for the second year in a row.  Walnut Hills finished runner-up.  Complete Championship Meet results can be found HERE.  Congratulations to Kings' Kevin Glennon for breaking the ECC record in the 100 fly (48.78) and 100 free (46.47) and to Walnut Hills' Alex Craft for setting a new conference standard in the 500 free (4:42.20).  Also, shout out to Walnut Hills' Ethan Moore for winning the ECC title in diving!  Lastly, shout out to Kings' Jake Young for earning Swimmer of the Year honors and to the Knights' Sam Mizener for receiving Coach of the Year accolades.  POSTSEASON UPDATES:  Kings finished fifth and Walnut Hills ninth at the District Tournament.  The Knights' 200 medley relay finished first, as did Kevin Glennon in both the 100 fly and 100 back.  Walnut Hills' Alex Craft finished as District champ in the 500 free.  See complete results HERE.  Find the complete list of State qualifiers HERE. Congratulations to the following ECC divers who advanced to the District Dive Championships at Miami University:  Walnut Hills' Ethan Moore; Turpin's Logan Bliss, Kyle Allen, Nick Lewis, and Ethan Lupariello; Anderson's Sean Hartley; and Milford's Luke Eminger and Brody Brandenburg.  Congratulations to Ethan Moore (fifth), Logan Bliss (sixth), and Kyle Allen (seventh) for finishing in the top seven and earning a trip to STATE (read more above)!  See complete list HERE.

GIRLS SWIMMING AND DIVING:  Turpin made it four ECC Swim and Dive titles in a row, convincingly defeating runner-up Walnut Hills at the January 23 ECC Championships.  Complete results of the ECC Meet are HERE.  Shout out to Milford's Erin Fentress for breaking her own ECC record in the 50 free (24.18).  Congratulations to Walnut Hills' Elizabeth Noble for winning the ECC dive title. Swimmer of the Year recognition went to Milford's Erin Fentress and Lebanon's Katie Fisher, while Turpin's Rene Contino earned Coach of the Year honors.  POSTSEASON UPDATES:  The following ECC divers advanced to the District Meet:  Walnut Hills' Elizabeth Noble and Elleka Boeres; Milford's Sophie Cooper; Turpin's Anna Grimes; West Clermont's Kristal Boyd-Hughes, and Loveland's Sara Mueller, Sydney Keil, Kali Egan, and Morgan Eversole.  Congratulations to Elizabeth Noble (fifth), Sophie Cooper (ninth), and Elleka Boeres (tenth) for placing in the top ten! Elizabeth's fifth-place finish advanced her to the State Meet (read more above).  See complete results HERE.  At the District Swimming Championships, Turpin finished third and Walnut Hills placed fifth!  Shout out to our lone District Champion, Walnut Hills' Phoebe Wright who won the 200 free.  See complete results HERE.  See list of all State qualifiers HERE (read more above).

BOYS BOWLING:  West Clermont finished the regular season with 17-1 record in league matches, securing another ECC title.  This is the Wolves' fourth straight conference crown.  West Clermont swept the Player and Coach of the Year honors, as the top player award went to Evan Williams and top coach honors went to Tony KellermanSHOUT OUT to Loveland for capturing the title at the ECC/SWOC Tournament on January 2.  Joey Kapszukiewicz led the Tigers with a 669 three-game series followed by Alton French's 603 series.  POSTSEASON UPDATES:  At the Crossgate Sectional, West Clermont advanced to the District Tournament after its second-place finish.  Cameron Mays led the Wolves with a fourth-place finish and a 647 series.  Joining West Clermont at Districts will be Turpin's Drake Scallon and Colton Ziegler.  Complete results can be found HERE.  Lebanon finished fourth at the Colerain Sectional, punching its ticket to Districts.  The Warriors' Cooper Cummings rolled a 634, good enough for seventh place, to lead all ECC scorers.  Little Miami's Connor Petry-Minton and Aaron Horak also advanced to the District tourney.  Complete results can be found HERE.  The District Tournament saw West Clermont and Lebanon finished 14th and 15th respectively.  Top ECC performer was Little Miami's Connor Petry-Minton who rolled a 680 series to finish tenth.  Complete District results are HERE.

GIRLS BOWLING:  Lebanon and West Clermont earned ECC co-Championships on the lanes this winter!  West Clermont's Darby Campbell was named Bowler of the Year, and the Lady Wolves' Leslie Campbell was named Coach of the Year.  SHOUT OUT to West Clermont for finishing runner-up at the ECC/SWOC Tournament help January 2.  Leading the way for the Lady Wolves were Darby Campbell's 580 series (198, 194, and 188) and Lexi Stewart's 577 series (171, 213, and 193).  POSTSEASON UPDATES:  The Crossgate Sectional saw both West Clermont and Loveland advance to today's District Championships at Beaver-Vu Bowl in Beavercreek!  The Lady Wolves' Lexi Stewart led all ECC bowlers with a 594 series.  Individual qualifiers included Lebanon's Hannah Rearick and Melissa Gallacher and Kings' Sydni Baker.  Complete results are HERE.  At the Colerain Sectional, Winton Woods' Erica Smith, Turpin's Natalie DiGiacomo, and Walnut Hills' Gabby Walker advanced to Districts!  Erica's 536 led all ECC bowlers at the Colerain site.  Complete results are HERE.  At Districts, Lebanon's Hannah Rearick and West Clermont's Lexi Stewart finished second and ninth respectively to advanced to the State Championships (read more above).  Complete District results are HERE.

ACADEMIC QUIZ TEAM:  Congratulations to Little Miami for winning its first ECC AQT title!  The Panthers finished the regular season with a 16-0 record this winter, while Walnut Hills is 14-2.  Shout out to Little Miami's Gavin Clishe for earning Player of the Year honors and to Little Miami's Ron Maupin and Walnut Hills' Brian Meeron for being named Coaches of the Year.  POSTSEASON UPDATES:  Walnut Hills defeated Anderson in the ECC Tournament Finals to capture the Conference Tournament title!  Congratulations!  In Exhibition Round action, ECC regular season champion Little Miami defeated SWOC champion Talawanda. 

CHEER AND DANCE:  Congratulations to Milford for capturing its sixth straight ECC Cheer title, finishing ahead of second-place finisher Lebanon.  And a shout out goes to Anderson for winning its first Dance title, finishing just ahead of runner-up Kings.  Anderson received Best Choreography honors and Kings received the Most Spirited Dance Team award.  POSTSEASON UPDATES:  Shout out to Milford, Anderson, Lebanon, and Turpin for their fine performances at the March 13 OASSA State Cheer and Dance Championships (read more above). 


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, and this season was spectacular!  POSTSEASON UPDATES:  At the City Championships, Anderson finished second overall, followed close behind by Turpin who placed third.  Kings also fared well, finishing fifth.  Anderson's Abby Pitts finished second in the all-around by finishing first on floor and on bars, second on vault, and fifteenth on beam.  Anderson's Maddie Belcuore finished fourth in the all-around.  Turpin's Abigail Dittman led the Lady Spartans with her eight-place finish in the all-around.  She placed second on beam to lead all ECC performers in that event.  DISTRICT MEET:  Congratulations to Turpin and Anderson for finishing 1-2 respectively at the 2021 District Meet.  Kings finished ninth.  Shout out to all of our State qualifiers (read more above).  POSTSEASON HONORS:  Congratulations to the following All-District honorees:  Anderson's Abby Pitts, Natalie Reising, Mattie Bailey, and Maddie Belcuore; Turpin's Maycee Herzog, Alyssa Carney, Abigail Dittmann, Delilah Folk; and West Clermont's Brianne "Bri" Miller.