Changes Announced To 2022 Football Schedules
PRESS RELEASE: At the September 9 Eastern Cincinnati Conference athletic directors meeting, the athletic directors of the ten conference schools voted to adopt a nine-game conference football schedule beginning with the 2022 gridiron season. The new conference schedule will now feature league contests in weeks two through ten. Each school’s 2022 conference scrimmage will become the week-two contest. Eastern Cincinnati Conference member schools are Anderson, Kings, Lebanon, Little Miami, Loveland, Milford, Turpin, Walnut Hills, West Clermont, and Winton Woods.
ECC Fall Sports Season Updates
FOOTBALL: Defending Champions Winton Woods and Kings will take to the gridiron this fall looking to win back-to-back ECC titles. Turpin was the last squad to boast consecutive championships, accomplishing the feat in 2015 and 2016. The Warriors also advanced to the Regional Final in 2020.
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 MATCH-UPS
Kings at Lebanon
Loveland at Little Miami
Turpin at Walnut Hills
Anderson at West Clermont
Milford at Winton Woods
GIRLS GOLF: Milford leads the early conference championship race with a perfect 6-0 record in league play, while Kings sits at 6-1 (through September 20). 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 is scheduled for Thursday, again at Walden Ponds.
BOYS GOLF: Turpin is currently 8-0 (10-0 overall) and atop the ECC standings, with Lebanon and Loveland sitting at 4-1 (through September 20). At the 2021 Preseason Tournament, Turpin 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 is slated for this morning at Kings Island.
GIRLS TENNIS: Turpin is sitting on top of the ECC standings with a perfect 8-0 conference mark and 15-3 overall (through September 20). The ECC Tournament is scheduled for today at the ATP.
GIRLS SOCCER: Milford and Loveland are both 3-0-1 in conference play and have a combined 13-1-3 overall record (through September 20).
BOYS SOCCER: Anderson sits atop the ECC standings with 4-0 marks in league action. The Raptors also have an overall mark of 9-0-1 (through September 20).
GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY: Lebanon was a newcomer to the ECC last fall, but that didn't keep the Lady Warriors from walking away with the ECC Championship in girls cross country, as well as advancing to the 2020 State Meet (where they finished eleventh overall). This fall's ECC Championships will be held October 16. MILFORD INVITATIONAL: At the September 18 Milford Invitational, Walnut Hills captured the team title, with Lebanon finishing third. Host Milford (sixth) and Turpin (seventh) also finished in the top ten. Top ten individual performances from the ECC were turned in by Walnut Hills' Kate Stiens (third), Isabel Schemmel (sixth), and Mary Westrich (tenth); Kings' Sara Doughmann (fifth); and Turpin's Elena Horn (ninth). See complete results HERE. In other cross country news, West Clermont captured the girls' title at the BETHEL TATE INVITE. Sophie Curtis (third) and Calista Binning (tenth) paced the Lady Wolves. Complete results (drop-down box) can be found HERE. At the CEDARVILLE FRIENDSHIP INVITATIONAL, Little Miami boys finished ninth overall, led by Colin Spears, who placed 45th. In the girls' race, Little Miami's Grace Biddle placed fourth and Mackenzie Evans seventh to lead their team to a solid seventh-place finish. Complete results of all races can be found HERE. WOODBRIDGE INVITATIONAL: Loveland finished 15th at the Woodbridge Invitational in California. Jessie Gibbins finished 44th in the 40-team event to lead the Lady Tigers.
BOYS CROSS COUNTRY: Lebanon also captured the league crown in boys cross country. Loveland also had a tremendous season, finishing seventh at the 2020 State Championships. The ECC Conference Championships are slated for October 16. MILFORD INVITATIONAL: Turpin placed fifth in the September 18 Milford Invitational, with Lebanon (eight), Walnut Hills (ninth), and Kings (tenth) also finishing in the top ten. Walnut Hills' Gianni Allwein and Owen Murray finished first and second respectively. Other top ten finishers from the ECC included Milford's Charlie Vause (seventh), Kings' Sam Thomas (ninth), and Noah Yamaguchi Turpin's (tenth). For complete results, click HERE. BETHEL TATE INVITATIONAL: West Clermont finished second in the team competition. Morgan McIntyre's third-place performance paced the boys. Complete results (drop-down box) can be found HERE. CEDARVILLE FRIENDSHIP INVITATIONAL: Little Miami boys finished ninth overall, led by Colin Spears, who placed 45th. Complete results of all races can be found HERE. WOODBRIDGE INVITATIONAL: Loveland's Ryan Chevalier finished 28th at the Woodbridge Invitational to pace the Tigers to a 24th-place team finish.
VOLLEYBALL: Little Miami leads the race for the conference title with a 8-1 record (10-1 overall), while Kings is 8-2 (through September 20).
ECC Player And Team Of The Week Awards
Little Miami's William Zegarski (boys cross country) and Michael Cornett (football); Loveland's Ryan Chevalier (boys cross country) and Madison Conatser (girls cross country); Milford's Austin Hardin (football) and Nicholas Henke (boys soccer); Winton Woods' KC Spears (football); Kings' Andrew Sharp (boys golf); Lebanon's Peyton Lawley (boys golf); Anderson's Sydney Stockslager (girls golf); Turpin's Brady Lent (boys soccer), Sarah Clark (girls tennis - singles), and Ellen Benintendi and Allie Fermann (girls tennis - doubles); and Walnut Hills' Stella Kiniklocytcs (girls soccer) were among the nominees for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award, announced August 24. Also, Little Miami, Milford, Turpin, and Winton Woods were among the finalists for the Ohio Football Team of the Week award! Shout out to Little Miami's Michael Cornett and to Loveland's Madison Conatser for winning the award! Read more HERE.
Little Miami’s William Zegarski (boys cross country), Aidan Jones (football); Anderson’s Griffin Scalf (football); Kings’ Will Kocher (football) and Elise Marchal (volleyball); Turpin’s Will Schulok (football), Sarah Clark (girls tennis – singles), Ellen Benintendi and Allie Fermann (girls tennis – doubles); West Clermont’s Justin Line (boys soccer), Hannah Graves (volleyball); Milford’s Lauren Pickett (volleyball); and Walnut Hills’ Matthew Dillon (water polo) were finalists for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award, announced August 31. Also, Little Miami and Turpin were in contention for the Ohio Football Team of the Week award and Lebanon boys golf and West Clermont boys soccer were up for the Ohio Fall Team of the Week honors! Congratulations to Hannah for winning the award and to West Clermont boys soccer for winning Team of the Week honors! Read more HERE.
Little Miami's William Zegarski (boys cross country) and Chloe Burton (volleyball); Loveland's Jessie Gibbins (girls cross country) and Nicole Niven (volleyball); West Clermont's Zach Moats (football) and Brooklyn Watson (volleyball); Anderson's Joey Faulkner (football), Sam Hughes (boys soccer), Paige McPhillips (girls tennis - singles), and Kennedy Coldiron and Elisa Infante (girls tennis - doubles); Milford's Chase Duesing (football), Lyric Birkley (girls golf), and Jasmin Mu (girls tennis - singles); Turpin's Keenan Alcalde (football), Sarah Clark (girls tennis - singles), Ellen Benintendi and Allie Fermann (girls tennis - doubles), and Alex Rollman (boys golf); Lebanon's Owen Mockabee (boys golf) and Mya White (volleyball); and Kings' Katie Gabert (girls golf), Tony Milazzo (boys soccer) were finalists for the Enquirer Athlete of the Month award, announced September 7. Also, West Clermont, Anderson, and Kings were in consideration for the Ohio Football Team of the Week honors! Turpin boys golf was up for the Ohio Boys Fall Team of the Week award. Shout out to Sam and Alex for winning the award! Read more HERE.
Little Miami's William Zegarski (boys cross country), Grace Biddle (girls cross country), and Piper Ricketts (volleyball); Kings' Michael Mussari (football), Evan Reppeto (boys soccer), Bella Land (girls soccer); Loveland's Luca Aquilino (football) and Josie Early and Ryann Eversole (girls tennis - doubles); Milford's Tofa Luani (football), Adam Horn (boys golf); Winton Woods' James Minor III (football), Daysia Thompson (girls soccer); Anderson's Ayla Brugger (girls golf); Walnut Hills' Audrey Quelhorst (girls soccer); Turpin's Sarah Clark (girls tennis - singles) and Morgan Kaas and Audrey Williams (girls tennis - doubles); and Lebanon's Ninah Miranda (volleyball) were finalists for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award, announced September 14. Also, Milford was up for the Football Team of the Week award and Turpin golf was in contention for the Boys Fall Team of the Week honors. Shout out to Bella for winning the award. Read more HERE.
Milford's Tofa Luani (football), Ana Manning (girls soccer), Emily Morgan (volleyball), and Jess Shay (girls soccer); Anderson's Griffin Scalf (football) and Sierra Baxter (girls golf); Winton Woods' Ziyad Lahbabi (boys soccer); Kings' Abby Yoder (volleyball); and Walnut Hills' Gianna Allwein (boys cross country) are in contention for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award, announced September 21. Kings and Milford are also up for the Ohio Football Team of the Week honors, while Anderson boys soccer is up for the Fall Team of the Week award. Vote HERE.
ECC Spring Sports Season Updates / Honors
SPRING ATHLETES EARN TRIP TO STATE
Congratulations to Walnut Hills' Phillip Kogan and Anderson's Payson Scott for earning a trip to the May 28-29 OHSAA State Boys Tennis Championships at the Lindner Family Tennis Center!
In girls track and field, congratulations to the following athletes who advanced to the State Track and Field Championships: Anderson's Catherine Dorsey (400 meters) and Paige Eliff (discus); Loveland's Madison Conatser (800 meters), Jessie Gibbons (800 meters), and the 400 meter relay team of Madison, Jessie, Emmy Sager, and Sarah Madix; Turpin's Ella Lambert (1600 meters) and Mae Reed (300 hurdles); Lebanon's Faith Duncan (Regional Champion 3200 meters) and the 3200 meter relay team of Faith, Alynna Wilson, Hope Carr, and Grace Glassmeyer; Walnut Hills' Emma Upp (long jump); and Anderson's Aidan Orth (shot put and discus).
On the boys' side, Kings' Alex Justus (Regional Champion 800 meters); Little Miami's William Zegarski (3200 meters); Loveland's Ryan Chevalier (1600 meters) and the 4x800 relay team of Ryan, J.P. Tew, Brady Steiner, and Ajay Stutz; and Turpin's Paul Signorelli (Regional Champion pole vault) and Gabe Hickman (Regional Champion shot put and discus).
Highlights from the State Meet included State titles from Turpin's Paul Signorelli in the pole vault and Gabe Hickman in the shot put (and fourth place finish in the discus). They led the Spartans to a fourth-place team finish. Runner-up performances were turned in by Little Miami's William Zegarski (3200 meters), Kings' Alex Justus (800 meters), and the Loveland boys 3200 meter relay team of J.P. Tew, Ajay Stutz, Brady Steiner, and Ryan Chevalier. Complete results are HERE.
Tip of the cap to the girls lacrosse team from Loveland for advancing to the State Final Four! The Lady Tigers fell to Dublin Coffman 9-7 to finish their tremendous season with an overall record of 17-5!
SOFTBALL: Milford and Lebanon finished 16-2 in ECC play this spring and will share the 2021 ECC title. The championship is Milford's sixth and Lebanon's first conference trophies. ALL-ECC HONORS: Shout out to our Players of the Year, Sam Boothby from Milford and Reece Hampton from West Clermont. Milford's Christy Gregory earned Coach of the Year honors. POSTSEASON UPDATES: Lebanon and Kings each fell in the District Finals to conclude fine performances in postseason play. ALL-DISTRICT HONORS: The Southwest Coaches Association's All-District squad can be found HERE. Congratulations to Lebanon's Alyssa Langston and Reagan Vunak and Milford's Sam Boothby for earning First Team honors! ALL-STATE HONORS: Congratulations to Milford's Sam Boothby, Lebanon's Alyssa Langston and Reagan Vunak, and Turpin's Ryan Kennedy for being named All-Ohio by the Ohio High School Fastpitch Coaches Association! See complete lists HERE.
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!
ANOTHER MILESTONE! Congratulations to Lebanon's Brian Kindell who picked up his 400th coaching victory with the Lady Warriors' victory over Anderson May 8! Read more HERE.
BASEBALL: Turpin won its first-ever ECC baseball championship this spring, finishing conference play with a fine 14-4 record. ALL-ECC HONORS: Congratulations to our Player of the Year, Anderson's Josh Overbeek, and our Coach of the Year, Turpin's Don Gullett. POSTSEASON UPDATES: Congratulations to Little Miami for finishing as District runner-up after falling to Mason in the District Finals! Congratulations on a great first season in the ECC! ALL-CITY HONORS: Shout out to the following All-City selections by the Southwest Ohio Baseball Coaches Association: Anderson's Josh Overbeek, Cole Brennan, and Ross Carnes; Lebanon's Zach Weber, Connor Smith, Brad Beyersdoefer, Wyatt Lawson, and Parker Dillhoff; West Clermont's Trevor Conley and Gavin Sunderman; Walnut Hills' Michael Conte and JT Brandenburg; Kings' Mason Clark and Tarrus Garrett; Milford's Jonathan Baker, Chase Herrell, and Tyler Hewitt; Turpin's Nick Kapostasy, Connor Stout, Johnny Berliner, Grady Stickney, and William Henkel; Little Miami's Trey Williams; and Loveland's Connor Wessell.
MILESTONE OF MILESTONES! Congratulations to Walnut Hills baseball coach Jack Kuzniczci for earned his 500th career coaching win with the Eagles' victory over Sycamore on May 15. Coach Kuzniczci is stepping down at the conclusion of this season, and we wish him the best of luck! Read more HERE.
GIRLS TRACK: The Loveland Lady Tigers defended their conference title from 2019 after capturing the 2021 championship! Milford finished runner-up. Complete results are HERE. ALL-ECC HONORS: Individual league honors went to Milford's Meredith Goff (High Point Scorer and Top Sprint Performer), Anderson's Paige Elliff (Top Field Performer), Turpin's Ella Lambert (Top Distance Performer), and Loveland's Herb Laughman (Coach of the Year). POSTSEASON UPDATES: Check out the results from the Bellbrook District Meet HERE and the Mason District Meet HERE. Congratulations to all of our athletes who competed in the Regional Meet. Complete results are HERE. Shout out to our State Meet qualifiers (read more above)!
BOYS TRACK: Loveland defeated runner-up Turpin to secure its second consecutive ECC Track and Field Championship this spring. Event-by-event results are HERE. ALL-ECC HONORS: Individual conference recognition went to Turpin's Paul Signorelli (High Point Scorer), Turpin's Gabe Hickman (Top Field Performer), Kings' Alex Justus (Top Sprint Performer), Little Miami's William Zegarski (Top Distance Performer), and Loveland's Jim Vanatsky (Coach of the Year). POSTSEASON UPDATES: Results of the Bellbrook District Meet are HERE and the Mason District Meet HERE. Shout out to all ECC athletes who advanced to the Regional Meet. Complete results can be found HERE. Tip of the cap to the ECC's State qualifiers (read more above).
BOYS TENNIS: Anderson played well this spring with a perfect 8-0 record in ECC regular season action. Congratulations to Walnut Hills for capturing the Conference Tournament title. See complete results HERE. Final standings saw that Anderson and Walnut Hills will share the 2021 ECC Championship - the first conference title for both schools! ALL-ECC HONORS: Congratulations to our Player of the Year and Coach of the Year from Anderson, Payson Scott and Brent Johnson! POSTSEASON UPDATES: Congratulations to Walnut Hills' Phillip Kogan and Anderson's Payson Scott for advancing to the State Championships (read more above)!
GIRLS LACROSSE: Loveland secured its third ECC championship with a perfect 7-0 record in conference play. The Lady Tigers advanced to the State semis before falling to Dublin Coffman (read more above). ALL-ECC HONORS: Congratulations to Loveland's Carly Wilhoite for earning Player of the Year recognition and to the Lady Tigers' Andrea Setser for being named Coach of the Year.
BOYS LACROSSE: Milford finished its ECC schedule with a perfect 8-0 record to capture its first conference title since the 2017 season! ALL-ECC HONORS: Player of the Year honors went to Milford's Carson Geier and Coach of the Year recognition went to the Eagles' Conor Peck. POSTSEASON HONORS: The OHSCLA All-Regional squad was announced and a HUGE shout out goes to Milford's Carson Geier and Conor Peck for being named Player and Coach of the Year respectively. Other players earning recognition included Milford's Luke Ray, Alex Hannah, and Jacob Smith (position Player of the Year); Loveland's Zach Mulligan, Ethan Lund, and Will Westermeyer; Lebanon's Luke Stanfield; and Turpin's Drew Covington and Ryan Stocker. Congratulations! ALL-STATE HONORS: Shout out to Milford's Luke Ray, Carson Geier, Jacob Smith, and Alex Hannah, and Loveland's Ethan Lund for earning All-Ohio recognition!
BOYS VOLLEYBALL: Although the ECC doesn't officially sponsor boys volleyball, our conference typically fares well in regular and postseason action. POSTSEASON UPDATES: HUGE congratulations to Walnut Hills for finishing the spring as Regional runner-up after falling to Moeller in the Regional Finals. POSTSEASON HONORS: The ECC had eight players selected to the All-Region team: Walnut Hills' Owen Vogelpohl (First Team); Loveland's Tyler Miller-Bross and Walnut Hills' Caleb Lipscomb (Second Team); and West Clermont's Kyle Rees, Loveland's Eric Keldsen and Stone Thole, and Walnut Hills' Trent Borgmann and Griffin Wheatley. ALL-ECC HONORS: In addition, coaches selected players to an unofficial All-ECC squad: Walnut Hills' Owen Vogelpohl earned Player of the Year and First Team honors. Other First Team recipients were the Eagles' Caleb Lipscomb and Trent Borgmann, Loveland's Tyler Miller-Bross, Milford's Jacob Downs, and West Clermont's Kyle Rees. Honorable Mention accolades went to Loveland's Eric Keldsen, Stone Thole, and Mason Mueller; Walnut Hills' Griffin Wheatley; West Clermont's Stoney Hamilton; and Milford's DJ Messink. ALL-STATE HONORS: A pair of Walnut Hills players - Owen Vogelpohl and Caleb Lipscomb - earn All-State honors from the OBSVCA. 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:
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 Parker. POSTSEASON 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 HERE. ALL-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 Kellerman. SHOUT 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.