2022 Spring Sports Updates
BOYS AND GIRLS TRACK: Loveland captured both the boys' and girls' track and field titles at the Eastern Cincinnati Conference Championships! Congratulations once again Tigers! Complete results are HERE.
Athletes of the Week
The ECC is again recognizing Athletes of the Week at the middle school level. Like our conference high schools, coaches will submit their student-athletes and each recipient will be posted here weekly.
WEEK ENDING MAY 8
The Nagel girls finished off the 2022 track season with several notable successes in the ECC Championship Meet. Our 4x800 meter relay of Allie Martin, Lucy Feldman, Makenna Lundrigan, and Sarah Schultz took second place. This kicked off a great day for our distance girls. Bridget McKee took first in the 1600 meter run and set a new Nagel school record in the 800 meter run with a first-place time of 2:24.43. She now holds the school record in both the 1600 and the 800 meters. Running mate Allie Martin set a new PR in the 800 meters finishing fourth with a time of 2:35.09. Our 4x400 relay team of Makenna Lundrigan, Lexi Artis, Sarah Schultz, and Laura Roberto finished fourth. In the pole vault Claire Iaciofano continued her unbeaten streak by winning the event with a new Nagel record vault of 9 feet and 7 inches. Seventh grader Breea Coston delighted her coaches and teammates by winning the high jump with a new personal best of 4 feet and 8 inches. And lastly, Isabella Vorhees was great finishing fifth in both the 100 and 200 meter hurdles. Our team took fourth place overall, and their coaches and families are all very proud of their hard work and great winning attitudes.
Eighth grade softball player Riley Askren was an ideal teammate from day one. She was always supporting her teammates and worked hard every day she was on the field. Eighth grader Karina Mackura showed so much growth this season. She worked on her pitching and fielding from day one and was always willing to do whatever was asked of her. Eighth grader Jillian Messink was a spark for our team. Jillian had a great season for our team and will continue to grow and shine as a player in her journey to the next level. Eighth grader Haleigh Prenger was an absolute great player to coach. She was willing to play wherever needed and always put 100 percent into her play. Eighth grader Jane Thomason was also a pleasure to coach. She always had a positive attitude and a great presence on and off the field for her teammates. Her willingness to improve her game did not go unnoticed.
Jet Ha is a seventh grader on the Nagel tennis team. He played second or third singles all season. Jet battled against every one of his opponents to the last point. Never getting too discouraged after some match losses, he just steadily improved at least one aspect of his game and started coming up with some wins. Jet is going to be even more of an impact player next season!
Loveland track would like to recognize the following ECC champions:
4x800 Relay - eighth graders Ellie Tew, Ellie Orth, Savanna Conliff, and Delaney Cilley
100 Hurdles - seventh grader Natalie Waple
100 Meters and 200 Hurdles - eighth grader Ny’omi Hill
200 and 400 Meters - eighth grader Caroline Murnan
4x200 Relay - eighth graders Mia Dimova and Leah Muri and seventh grades Giada Giambrone and Sophia Aliaga
4x400 Relay - eighth graders Lorelei Sundberg and Liv Gibson and seventh graders Natalie Kurtzman and Tori Elliott
110 and 200 Hurdles - eighth grader Jewel Vorbroker
800 Meters and High Jump - eighth grader Tyler Schwinn
Pole Vault - eighth grader Tyler Yoxthimer (broke school record)
Shot Put - eighth grader Calvin Lorek
We would also like to recognize eighth graders Parker Mentzer and Ronan Wolfer for their dedication and hard work. They both ran PRs in their final meet of the season.
Milford eighth grade tennis players Koen Dominguez and Owen Blair have been the steady rocks for the team when it comes to wins. Throughout the season, they rotated between playing #2 and #3 singles. Regardless of the position they played, they both accumulated a team-best record with 10 wins and 1 loss each!
Milford eighth grade softball player Eliana Witt was always willing to put in the extra work and effort to improve her skills as a player and person. Seventh grader Ella Stein became a leader on the field and was always picking up teammates when needed.
WEEK ENDING MAY 1
Milford seventh grade softball player Ella Stein has had a great season and producing hit after hit for the Lady Eagles. Her offensive play has been a highlight for the squad this season and continues to put together a great offensive year. Eighth grader Eliana Witt has been an outstanding player for the Lady Eagles. Her attitude and leadership has not gone unnoticed. She is always hustling and pushing herself to be better every game. Eliana has shown that she can play at any position you put her at and gives more than 100 percent each play. Eighth grader Lilly Heywood has produced both on offense and defense this season. Lilly is always hustling on every play. She continues to put together a great season. Lilly has been asked to play multiple positions and shines no matter where she is at.
Loveland track would like to recognize the boys 4x800 relay team of eighth graders Jewel Vorbroker, Evan Colegate, Hueston Evans, and Tyler Schwinn on winning at the Centerville dual meet. Jewel and Hueston had never run an 800 before! Seventh grader Maya Heller injured herself just before her first race of her final meet and was unable to run. She immediately asked the coaching staff if there was anything she could do to help, and she helped us out with recording times. Thanks for always being willing to help out your team! Eighth grade pole vaulter Tyler Yoxthimer vaulted 10'0" at the Little Miami Invitational and moved into second all-time in our school history. Eighth grade distance runner Delaney Cilley has seen her times drop every meet in the 1600 meters. She is ready to peak at the right time right before the ECC Championship Meet. Seventh grade sprinter Giada Giambrone has been a bright spot on our team with her attitude and work ethic. She has become one of our consistent sprint relay girls who we can always depend on to do the right thing.
Landen Smith, a seventh grader on the Nagel tennis team, has developed into quite the doubles player! Landen's amazing hands and instincts at the net have helped him and his partner to achieve five wins and two losses so far this season. His serve is also developing into quite the weapon! Landen is going to become even more of a go-to player next season! He should further develop into more of a singles role on the team.
WCMS track would like to recognize Jacob Pack, Madison Layne, and Nathan Corbin. Jacob has continued to impress us as he continues to excel in multiple events. He works hard and is always willing to try new events. Madison continues to do well at shot put and discus and has improved a lot this season. Nathan is so hardworking and has done well as one of our distance runners this year. He always does what he is asked to do and goes above and beyond during practice. Great job guys, keep up the hard work!
WEEK ENDING APRIL 24
Milford boys and girls track recognizes the following athletes: Schylar Sperl (7) has had a very successful first year on the track team, seeing great improvements in the 4x800 and 800. She is a dedicated athlete who works hard and encourages her teammates to push themselves. Schylar loves to compete and has put in the hard work required to be ready to race at a high level. Austin Rich (8) comes to practice with a positive attitude and is always the first to check in for attendance and find out what he needs to do that day to get started. When the workout gets tough, he doesn’t complain, instead he pushes through and encourages others while he does. He cheers on the other runners! He is a delight to have on our team and a wonderful example of team spirit. Sam Goff (7), a first-year track sprinter, is a model of commitment, integrity, and hard work for our Eagle sprinter group. Sam listens and does what he is asked, mastering hand-offs in relays and being willing and enthusiastic no matter what his assignment might be. Sam will continue to contribute positively to the Milford track team. Lilly Wood (8) takes instruction from coaches and implements them into her practices and meets. She is dedicated to being her best! Kristen Bruce (8) exemplifies the qualities every coach loves. She is supportive of her teammates, listens to instructions, and is responsible when given a task. These attributes have helped her to continue to improve in both shot put and discus. Auri Hall (8) always shows up with a positive attitude and a good work ethic. She has improved greatly in both her hurdle races as well as in the high jump.
West Clermont track would like to recognize David Lack as well as Ella Hignite. Both athletes have worked hard this season and have continued to get faster every week. We are so thrilled with the hard work they put in at every practice and the preparedness they come to our meets with. Thank you for your hard work, keep it up!
Loveland track would like to recognize eighth grader Tyler Schwinn for breaking his third school record in the 400 meters with a time of 52.90. Seventh grader Natalie Kurtzman has shown huge improvement as a 400 runner and has become a key member of our 4x400 relay team. Seventh grade high jumper Lauren McCullough has been a great teammate in helping her fellow jumpers as well as improving. She has gotten a PR in three straight meets. Seventh grade high jumpers Juliana Glasgow and Chase Dahlke both started high jump late but have picked up the skills early on and had good meets this week. Eighth grader Hueston Evans has dropped over five seconds off his 110 hurdles in the past week - keep up the great work! Eighth grader Parker Melton has been sticking with pole vault and cleared her first height his past weekend.
Hashim Yousef, an seventh grader on the Nagel tennis team, is developing into an outstanding doubles player. Hashim is also an amazing team player! He has played with a variety of partners, and in each pairing, Hashim has been supportive and enthusiastic. Hashim is the type of player a coach could put with anyone, and he would bring out the best in his partner!
WEEK ENDING APRIL 17
Kristine Ruehl is a seventh grader for the Milford softball team. She pitched two great games for the Lady Eagles and had a walk-off two-RBI double to give the team its first win of the season. Kristine is only improving her skills every time she gets on the field. Seventh grader Izzy Merten also had an amazing week. She battled through her at-bats and crushed the ball all week long. Her defense has helped the team produce outs when needed.
Loveland track would like to recognize our entire girls A and B teams for taking first and second at the 16-team Centerville Relays. Our girls A team won 11 of the 12 events and our B team took second in 5 of 12. Our girls shuttle hurdle team of seventh graders Natalie Waple and Becca Thomas and eighth graders Caroline Furey and Ny'omi Hill is currently the #1 team in the nation on MileSplit! Eighth graders Elle Ostholthoff and Ellie Kern tied our school record for the combined pole vault with a combined vault of 14'00" at Centerville. Our girls 4x100 relay team of Ny'omi and Natalie, along with eighth graders Caroline Murnan, Leah Muri recently broke the school record with a time of 52.14. Seventh grader Sophia Aliaga continues to be a big part of our relay teams and had a major PR in the long jump this past week. The coaches love her hard work and toughness. Eighth grade hurdler, long jumper, and sprinter Jewel Vorbroker has been the perfect example of being a positive role model as well as being one of our top boy runners. Seventh grade distance runners Luke Zicka and Liam Manly continue to be a cornerstone of our distance team and are willing to step up in any role we ask of them!
The eighth grade first doubles team of Adam Vest and Callen Lay pulled out a very close win over their Milford rivals in their last match. After winning the first set, they lost the second in a close tiebreaker, and then went on to win the match tiebreak. Their win gave Nagel the overall win vs. Milford. Adam and Callen showed amazing focus and determination in a very stressful match situation. It was a great beginning to their season!
West Clermont Gray softball will start their season this week. We are excited to see the hard work and everything we have been doing in practice come alive on the field. Even though we have several novice players on our team this season, we can see their dedication and determination at practice to hone their skills.
This week the Milford track and field coaches would like to recognize Austin Rich (eighth grader). Austin comes to practice with a positive attitude, and when the workout gets tough he doesn’t complain, instead he pushes through and encourages others while he does. He cheers on the other runners! He is a delight to have on our team and a wonderful example of team spirit. On Wednesday, April 13, both the boys and the girls A teams took first place at the Princeton Invitational. Every athlete worked hard and contributed to the team victory over 13 other schools. Each athlete also represented the school well in their conduct and their support of not only other Milford athletes, but athletes from other schools as well.
WEEK ENDING APRIL 10
The Nagel girls track and field team would like to recognize distance runner Bridget McKee. At the Loveland Invitational, she took first place in both the 800 and the 1,600 meter run. Her 1,600 time of 5:21.87 established a new meet record. She is amazing!
Milford eighth grade softball player Holly Lamphier's hard work in practice showed during the game while she held her own behind the plate. She has shown growth in the position and continues to thrive every time she puts on the catcher's gear.
At Tuesday's Loveland Middle School Invitational, Brock Grubert, Beckett Blazer, Chase Spencer, and Toby Strausbaugh shattered the Nagel Middle School and Invitational record in the 4x800 meter race. They have had their eye on this since the end of CC season and broke the school record by 22 seconds. Extra congratulations to Toby for taking down two more school records. He broke a long-standing Loveland Invitational record and 22-year-old Nagel record in the 400 meter dash with a very impressive 53.91 seconds performance. Toby also won the 200 meter dash with another school and meet record with a time of 23.86.
Loveland Middle School track would like to recognize eighth grader Tyler Schwinn for breaking the school record in the high jump with an amazing clear of 6' 02" at his first meet this season, eighth grade thrower Alleah Dancy threw of 80' 1" in the discus - the third farthest throw in the last 10 years for our team, and seventh grade thrower Natalie Niese threw the seventh farthest throw in school history in the shot put. Eighth grader Liv Gibson continues to be an important part of our team and has been a steady force on all three sprint relays as well as being our #2 high jumper. Seventh grader Matt Lesan always has a positive attitude and continues to cut big time off of all of his races. Eighth grade pole vaulters Elle Ostholhoff and Tyler Yoxthimer have both entered the top 10 in school history. eighth grader Brynn Hawks was all smiles as she cleared her first height in the pole vault! She continues to put in the hard work.
The Eagles had a great first week of the season, travelling to Loveland, where both the boys and girls took second place, and hosting a home meet. The 4x400 relay team of Aubrey Wead, Ava Kelley, Abby Hoevener, and Kate Lavin had a great first event, taking the win and posting the fourth-fastest time in the state. Eighth graders Quinn Zurmehly and Camille Hutzel represented well in the 400, taking third and first respectively. Eighth grader Gideon List won the long jump at Loveland and then set his current PR of 17'5" at Milford. It was a great start to the season!
West Clermont track coaches would like to recognize several athletes after our first week of competition. We would like to recognize Hayden Richmond for his willingness to try new events when asked and to embrace it. He was asked to try hurdles at the very last minute and Hayden ended up competing very soon after and placed in that event. Very proud of willingness to adapt and adjust as we had a team need for a hurdler. Great job Hayden! Ellora Nissen with her ongoing effort in the pole vault. She continues to improve each week and is putting in the time to get better and it is definitely showing. Great job Ellora! We would like to recognize Kellen Renner for working hard. Not only has Kellen made improvements athletically this season but he is also always so positive and encouraging to his teammates. We love seeing his positivity, leadership, and kindness! Great job Kellen!
WEEK ENDING APRIL 3
Milford softball player Rebecca Buck has consistently made every practice, put in the work, and has improved her skills every practice. Her hard work and determination are making her an all-around team player and has a bright future in the game of softball.
Loveland track would like to recognize the following kids for coming to voluntary Spring Break practices each morning in the cold temperatures! Thank you for your dedication - seventh graders Liam Manly, Cody Shiverski, Chase Dahlke, Brody Watt, Ni Allen, Isabela Fronk, and Charity Powell; and eighth graders Logan Shiverski, Brennan Kosht, Ronan Wolfer, Tyler Schwinn, Mandy Spjut, and Ellie Orth.
WEEK ENDING MARCH 27
Loveland Middle School Track recognizes the following athletes: seventh grade sprinter Olivia Gutekunst comes every day with a smile on her face and a positive attitude. She is a very hard worker! Eighth grade distance runner Emalise Haney has seen a huge improvement from her seventh grade year. She has always been a hard worker, and it is great to see it pay off. Eighth grade hurdler Chase Goldie is having a great start to his eighth grade year. He is already running two seconds faster than last year in his 110 hurdles. Chase always leads by example. Seventh grader Drew Reis has done a little bit of everything this year from hurdles, to jumps, to relays. He puts forth maximum effort at every practice and is helping to lead the way with our seventh grade boys. Eighth grade distance runner Brennan Kosht is a coach's dream. He works hard and has fun doing it. Brennan has been a great role model for our younger runners. Seventh grade pole vaulter/hurdler Natalie Moran has impressed the coaches with her never give up attitude. She has been working on all the little details of two very technical events and always is willing to put in the extra work.
Nagel tennis player Ronin McPhillips is an eighth grade returning player. He has been battling hard in all of his matches during practice; he is going to be a go-to player all season! Ronin is a very competent doubles player, but he also has been excelling on the singles court. Ronin is going to be fun to watch this season!
WEEK ENDING MARCH 20
Loveland track would like to recognize the eighth grade athletes: distance runner Hannah Hodgson who has been injured to start the season and in a boot, but who has come every day and been helpful to the coaching staff. Hurdler and sprinter Caroline Furey always comes with a positive attitude and a great work ethic. Sprinter and hurdler Hueston Evans has been battling injuries to begin the season but comes every day with determination and a strong work ethic. Hurdler and long jumper Connor Burns has an amazing work ethic and is a true leader by example. He is always willing to put in the extra work with the little details to get better.
WEEK ENDING MARCH 13
Loveland Middle School track would like to recognize seventh grade distance runner Ethan Moates, eighth grade thrower Calvin Lorek, seventh grade high jumper Madison Gard, seventh grade hurdler Becca Thomas, seventh grade sprinter Elsie Swigart, seventh grade pole vaulter Collin Rennock, and eighth grade sprinter/thrower Shane Murray. Ethan is new to distance running and continues to show hard work and a great attitude! Calvin is a new thrower this year and is extremely kind and helpful to the coaches and other throwers. Madison has done a great job of learning a tough new skill and is quickly becoming one of the top seventh grade jumpers. Becca has quickly picked up on the hurdle technique and really works hard on the little details on what it takes to be a good hurdler. Elsie is an extremely hard worker and has an amazing attitude. Several coaches have noticed her top-notch work ethic. Collin has really been putting in the work in learning the technical skills of pole vaulting. Shane is a pleasure to coach with his infectious, positive attitude. He continues to improve in both his sprints and throws!
Lebanon junior high track would like to congratulate Luke Johnson, Jordan Smith, Kyan Snyder, Landon Tully, Kendall Hoeffel, Lily Ludwick, Ava Panek, and Mara Sebulsky for being named team captains.
WEEK ENDING MARCH 6
Loveland track would like to recognize the following athletes: eighth graders Audrey Hufford and John McPeek are two of our distance runners who come with a positive attitude and tremendous work ethic day in and day out. They really know how to lead by example and encourage others. Eighth graders Liv Gibson (sprinter/high jumper) and Jonas Dartnall (hurdler) have shown tremendous growth already from their seventh grade season. They continue to work hard and be positive role models on our team.
WEEK ENDING FEBRUARY 13
Nagel cheerleader Kylie Eggleston works hard, always has a positive attitude, and is a real leader. She is always the one to come to practice and games with a smile on her face. Kylie rallies the troops when they get discouraged, and she works hard outside of practice which produces great results!
The seventh grade boy Knights finished their postseason play with a spectacular double overtime victory over the 18-0 Nagel Silver team in the championship game. The team was led by Kaden Estep and Zac Shutt. Both players made key plays to get the win! I couldn't be more proud to say I'm the coach of this team!
Milford seventh grade boys basketball recognizes three players - Sean Owens was an outstanding ball handler, unselfish, and could be counted on to make the bog shot. Hunter Curfiss provided the spark to get the team moving at maximum speed. Hunter played aggressive defense, attacked the basket, and made outstanding effort in rebounding. Jackson Slusher became a multi-dimensional player as the season went on, scoring inside and outside. He was our most improved player from the start of the season to the end.
Milford eighth grade boys basketball player Isaiah Carranza was selected because of his work ethic and leadership qualities that helped push both him and his teammates to become better basketball players.
Milford eighth grade boys basketball player Jake Dixon has been a consistent workhorse for our team in practice and in games. He has also improved his finishing and dominated the boards all season long.
WEEK ENDING FEBRUARY 6
Loveland seventh grade Orange boys basketball player Brendon Salm is our Player of the Week. His great defense and hot shooting helped lead the Tigers to two victories. Brendon is such an unselfish player, and he is a great leader on the court and in the locker room.
West Clermont cheerleader Corynn Wooldridge is a great leader for our team! She’s an amazing student and always gives 110 percent to our team. Her hard work and determination doesn’t go unnoticed from us coaches! So proud of you Corynn!
Loveland eighth grade boys basketball player Clay Bebout had a great week for the Tigers. Clay was a defensive stopper in both of our games. He did a fantastic job controlling the defensive boards and not allowing additional scoring opportunities. Clay also chipped in on the offensive end with six points creating lots of stress for opposing defenses.
Congratulations to Cole Knapschaefer of Loveland eighth grade Orange basketball squad for earning last week’s Player of the Week! Cole is a great “glue guy” for our team on both ends on the floor, consistently ranking as one of our top two perimeter defenders on a nightly basis and is one of our most efficient scorers on the offensive end. Great job Cole!
WEEK ENDING JANUARY 30
West Clermont cheerleader Adisyn Smith is a very respectful hardworking cheerleader who has grown so much this season. She is new to our squad, but you would never be able to tell because she is so good with choreography. We are so glad she gave cheer a shot because we have loved having her! We are proud of you Addy Grace!
Loveland eighth grade girls basketball player Claire Juram is a multi-sport athlete who has contributed all year to this team's success. Claire is an example of hard work, team player, and very coachable. She has a bright future in front of her. Thank you Claire for being a Loveland student-athlete!
Ryann Unruh led the Kings Lady Knights seventh grade girls basketball team to a 30-29 win against Loveland on Saturday in the quarterfinals of the ECC tournament. Ryann poured in 17 points, including eight in the fourth quarter, and had the game-winning assist on teammate Cate Ewing’s buzzer beater that capped a comeback from 13 points down in the fourth quarter.
Winton Woods boys basketball Athletes of the Week are eighth grader Nathaniel Dawson and seventh grader Ethan Dixon.
Landen Schinbeckler had a great week of games for the eighth grade Loveland boys basketball squad. In both games, Landen was a monster on the boards, often beating two or more opponents for 50/50 balls. He turned those rebounds into open shot opportunities for his teammates. During our game against Winton Woods, Landen made a crucial first half bucket to help keep us in the game while we were struggling to put points on the board. Landen's made bucket right before half kept the game close and helped settle us down before mounting a second half comeback.
Nagel eighth grade swimmer Anna Roberts won the 50 breast and 100 breast at the junior high championships, breaking the school record in both events.
Milford eighth grade girls basketball would like to recognize Aubrey Wead as Athlete of the Week. She stepped up this week and earned valuable minutes on the court. She started in her first game of the season in tournament play and left it all on the floor. She is a coachable athlete who demonstrates respect for her teammates. Congrats Aubrey for the recognition!
Nagel seventh grade Blue girls basketball ended our season last week 3-2 overall losing to Milford on Saturday of the ECC Tournament. Every one of these girls left everything they had on the court, they got over mistakes that were made, picked each other up, played well together as a team, and most importantly, kept a positive attitude no matter the outcome. This team has something special and will continue to grow with one another as they get older, which will be very exciting to watch. I am very proud of all of these girls and the desire they have to get better every day. Thank you for a wonderful season ladies!
Little Miami eighth grade swimmer Caeden Woeste is recognized for his first-place finish at the JH Championships in the 500 free!
Congratulations to Drew Oerther and Caleb Marx of Loveland eighth grade Orange boys basketball squad as Players of the Week! Both have had huge impacts on our team all season long on both ends of the floor and are the ultimate teammates willing to fill any role the team needs. Drew led the team in scoring with nine points off the bench in a win against West Clermont, and Caleb led the team in scoring with eight points off the bench in a win two days later against Sycamore. Great job Drew & Caleb!
WEEK ENDING JANUARY 23
West Clermont cheerleader Lani Smith always has such a positive attitude and will step up to help any of her coaches or teammates. She has worked so hard on her tumbling and crushed her goal! We have loved having Lani as a part of our squad this season. Awesome job Lani!
Winton Woods boys basketball Athletes of the Week are seventh grader Ethan Dixon and eighth grader Nathanael Dawson.
Loveland eighth grade girls basketball players Maria Yeager and Maddie Murphy are two exceptional student-athletes who have contribute to this team's success over the past two seasons. They surely will be a major role in Loveland’s high school basketball program in the future. They just keep getting better every time they touch the ball and are tremendous team players! Thank you Maria and Maddie for being a Loveland student-athletes!
Lebanon eighth grade White girls basketball players Addy Lacey, Avery Christians, and Ava Routson have all been dynamic on both sides of the ball for our team this season. Recently, Addy and Avery combined for 28 points scored in our win against Waynesville, while Ava added 10 points against Little Miami and leads the team in steals this season. Keep it up and finish the season strong!
Little Miami seventh grade Gold girls basketball player Elly Goins had a strong week leading the team in scoring with 15 points. She stepped up offensively while continuing to play excellent defense. Her energy and effort while on the court help set the tone for the team and are a key part of the team's success. Keep up the hard work, Elly!
Nagel eighth grade swimmer McKenna Johnson has broken four school records this season: 100 IM, 200 free, 500 free, and 50 free. Other standout swimmers include Jack Beilstein, Kaitlyn Wilver, and Anna Roberts.
The Milford dance team would like to recognize eighth grader Emerson Hanna. Emmy has shown incredible leadership when it comes to problem solving and learning new choreography. She also had a great performance of our routine “I Like It” on Thursday. Great job Emmy!
The Milford eighth grade Red girls basketball team would like to recognize Sam Reindl as Athlete of the Week. She worked hard in practice and is stepping up to a starting role for the team. Sam has basketball smarts and is always leading by example. She is a coachable athlete with a great attitude. Keep representing your team and program with class. Congrats Sam!
West Clermont wrestler Gael Ramirez took first place at the Franklin Invitational with a pair of pins.
This past week, Blake Hatfield stepped up big for the Loveland eighth grade boys basketball squad. Due to foul trouble among his teammates, Blake had to step in and run the point for the vast majority of the first half in a tough battle against West Clermont. In multiple key situations when the defense had ratcheted up the pressure, he took charge, pulled the ball out, and helped us reset. In the fourth quarter, he took command to help us run out the clock and secure a much-needed win.
Lebanon seventh grade White boys basketball player Sam Tarkin has taken his level of play and effort to a new level over the past two weeks. He has become one of the most aggressive players on the team and is always getting on the floor after loose balls and getting after rebounds. Sam has also worked really hard to improve his ball handling and attacking the basket.
Congratulations to Avery Pence of the Loveland eighth grade Orange boys basketball squad for being named our Player of the Week! Avery led our team offensively averaging 16.5 points per game while shooting 63 percent from the field and was also a spark defensively, leading our team with three steals per game last week. She has such a great work ethic on the basketball court and it's been great seeing his hard work pay off this season. Congrats Avery!
Kings swimmer Barrett Hogan is always a rock. She swims hard at every meet, no matter what. But at the Mason meet, she impressed us by dropping time in her 50 free, 100 back, and in the 50 back leg of the 200 medley relay. Barrett, great job! Your hard work and dedication are showing!
WEEK ENDING JANUARY 16
This week our comp team went to Marysville, Ohio to compete in the OAC State Championship. After putting in countless hours, additional practices, and great effort we brought home West Clermont's first ever Cheerleading State Championship Trophy! Congrats to our Gameday squad for bringing home 1st and to our traditional team for bringing home third place! WE ARE SO PROUD OF YOU COMP TEAM!
The Winton Woods boys basketball Players of the Week are seventh grader Justin Lyles and eighth grader Isaiah Garrett.
Loveland eighth grade girls basketball player Sadie Dickey is an outstanding student-athlete who plays the role of a starter and sixth man. Sadie possesses an exceptional coachable attitude and cares more about the team than herself. A great example to all! Thank you Sadie for being a Loveland student-athlete!
Loveland seventh grade girls basketball wants to recognize Izzi Vandercook and Aunna Dancy. Both girls had a phenomenal week of practice and are working on the little details of the game to make their team better.
During our games this past week, the Milford seventh grade girls basketball squad played well as a team. Our standout individual performances included Madie Franta, Kendal Boots, and Gabby Chadwell. Madie played extremely well in our game against West Clermont. She influenced the game on both ends of the court. This can also be said for Kendal and Gabby, who dominated offensively and defensively in our game against Kings. These were two big wins that will help keep our momentum going forward.
Lebanon’s seventh grade Maroon boys basketball team recognizes Logan Schmenk for his performance this past week. Lebanon played three games in four days and Logan led the team in just about every statistic during this stretch, including putting up 34 points over the three games.
In Nagel’s seventh grade Silver girls basketball game with Summit Country Day , Ella Davidson had 16 points in the win. In a match-up against Walnut Hills, Josie Hayden and Ella Putman each scored four points and played outstanding in the loss.
This week, Milford dance team wants to recognize eighth grader Rylee Hotchkiss. She had awesome facials at our competition Sunday. Rylee was also a supportive teammate to her fellow Eagle dancers. Great job Rylee!
Milford eighth grade Red girls basketball Athlete of the Week is our captain, Lanie McCoy. She is a coachable athlete who leads by example on the court and in practice. She plays hard on both ends of the floor and brings energy to her teammates. She has earned respect from her teammates and coaching staff. Thank you Lanie for being an outstanding student-athlete.
Loveland Orange boys basketball player Charlie Bradley had a breakout game against Lebanon on Tuesday. He scored 17 points and was close to double digits in rebounds as well. His leadership on the floor led to a win.
Little Miami seventh grade Gold girls basketball player Reagan Kessler had another good week leading the team in scoring with 19 points. She continues to grow and compete on both ends of the floor. In the Nagel Blue game, Reagan got on the floor to come up with a key loose ball and score the winning basket. Keep up the hard work!
Lebanon seventh grade White boys basketball player Beckett McCoy has been putting a ton of work into his game, and he continues to grow with his post moves and ways to help get his teammates better shots. Most importantly, Beckett has became a really great rebounder.
Congratulations to Ryan Kady of the Loveland eighth grade Orange boys basketball squad for being this week’s Player of the Week! Ryan does a great job starring in his role as sixth man, bringing a spark to the game every night on both ends of the floor. He was great defensively in a road win at Lebanon and scored five clutch points in the second half against Kings in a close one-point loss. Great job Ryan!
Tyler Schwinn made numerous crucial plays last week to help the Loveland eighth grade Tigers pick up a pair of wins. Tyler's defense and rebounding proved timely in a comeback win on Tuesday. In both overtimes on Thursday he helped get two crucial defensive stops and secured a much-needed rebound.
The Kings seventh grade boys basketball team was led this past week by Brody Schmidt and Maxwell Peters. The team had two challenging ECC wins against West Clermont and Loveland. Maxwell and Brody put the work in everyday to make themselves and their team better!
Nagel wrestling would like to recognize Joe Schnurtein as its Athlete of the Week. Joe won the Harrison wrestling tournament in his weight class. He wrestled solid, smart, and displayed exceptional sportsmanship throughout the event.
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West Clermont cheerleader Emma Toole has worked very hard on her tumbling this year and it paid off! She is always so helpful to the coaches when needed. We are proud of her hard work and dedication to the team. Congratulations Emma!
Winton Woods eighth grade basketball player Isaiah Garrett is the Warriors Athlete of the Week.
The Milford eighth grade girls basketball team would like to recognize Sophia Rawlins for her play on both end of the court against Nagel Silver and Blue this week. Sophia dropped in 15 points in two games. Her defensive effort was solid with pressure on the perimeter and on the inside. She played lockdown defense the entire game. Keep working hard Sophia!
Loveland eighth grade girls basketball player Rylee Ripperger is an outstanding athlete who plays every role on the floor. She’s a big but can handle the ball like a guard. Her ability to pass is like none other. Rylee is a remarkable multi-sport athlete. Thank you Rylee for being a Loveland student-athlete!
Lebanon eighth grade White boys basketball team player Jackson Guntle scored 20 points in our two games last week. He plays with grit, determination, and is a great teammate.
In our two games at Nagel this past week, both Madison Cartmell and Kate Heller gave the Milford seventh grade Red girls basketball team the boost we needed to walk away with two victories. They played extremely hard defensively and helped us score offensively.
Little Miami seventh grade Gold girls basketball player Abigail Osborne had a strong week - leading the team in scoring while contributing on the defensive end with great help defense and rebounding. She is always willing to step up for the team and do the little things needed on the court. Over the course of the season, she has continued to work hard every day in practice and improve her skills. Keep it up, Abigail!
Little Miami eighth grade Gold girls basketball player Emily Bayles is a great athlete. Emily led the Lady Panthers to a great win against Lebanon with 18 points and seven rebounds!
Loveland eighth grade boys basketball player Chase Martin started off 2022 with an outstanding week. He was the second leading scorer in both games. He continues to score in a variety of ways. He routinely takes on tough defensive assignments and significantly contributes to every win. Chase stresses defenses in a number of ways and raises the performance of those around him.
Kings seventh grade boys basketball players Kaden Estep and Alec Gendreau led the Knights to two hard-fought victories this past week. Both players had exemplary play on the offensive and defensive ends of the court!
Walnut Hills swimmer Payton Fried works hard at practice, but she shines when she shows up for a swim meet. Payton puts her head down, swims her best, and always impresses us. This was especially true at the Walnut Hills meet where she took what she's learned in practice and applied it to two great performances in the 50 breast and 100 free. In only his second swim meet ever, Dominic Porter placed second in the 25 free, first in the 25 back, and scored a total of 37 points for the team. Dominic has made incredible progress this season, and we can't wait to see what he does next.
Congratulations to Rylan Litchfield as Loveland’s eighth grade Orange boys basketball Player of the Week! Rylan sets the tone for our team defensively every single night, and our team defense has been the main reason for our 5-0 record this season. Down by one point at home against Little Miami last week, Rylan took an offensive foul that would go on to become a huge momentum changer and a start of a 10-2 run to lead us to a 34-27 victory at home. Our team is so fortunate to have such a great floor leader who will never hesitate to put his body on the line to make the winning play – Great job Rylan!
Milford eighth grade wrestler George Rise placed third at the very difficult Harrison City tournament. George won his first two matches by pin, before losing in the quarters 4-0. He then rattled off four consecutive victories by decision to place third. A great accomplishment from George who is a first-year wrestler!
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Loveland eighth grade girls basketball player Marisa Finley is a natural athlete who can handle the ball, shoot, and manage the game. Her skills and quickness can change a game in any moment. Thank you Marisa for being a Loveland student-athlete!
Loveland seventh grade girls basketball would like to recognize Sophia Aliaga, Liv Koors, and Natalie Kurtzman. Sophia has been working hard on her team defense and took a big step forward during our winter break practices. She has a positive attitude and has worked really hard over the break! Liv is a pure shooter who is making strides on the defensive end. Over the break, she was one of our most consistent free throw shooters and is always one of the first girls in the gym! Natalie's responsibilities on our team continue to grow as she has learned to play more positions on the floor. Her confidence in herself has grown each week, and you can see it in her play. The coaching staff has been very pleased with the continued progress of all three girls!
The Milford eighth grade Red girls basketball team went to work over break to get ready for the second half of the season. A player that stood out in the two-week break was Riley Davania. She worked on her leadership at the point position and had solid practices over break. She can distribute the ball and makes great no-look passes. We are looking at her to be our floor leader in 2022.
Nagel eighth grade Silver boys basketball player Collin Bloomfield gives effort and hustle every week! The Nagel seventh grade Silver boys basketball recipient is Jax Hillier.
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Loveland eighth grade girls basketball player Anna Proano-Raps is a player who is constantly determined to benefit her team. It doesn’t matter if it’s practice or game; it’s 100 percent. She focuses and works hard to improve her game and play team ball. She is an excellent ball handler, shooter, and hard-nose defensive player. Thank you Anna for being a Loveland student-athlete!
This week's Kings Swimmer of the Week is Connor McLaughlin. Connor comes to practice ready to learn and often asks what he can do to improve. This week, he returned to practice and nailed his dive - way to go Connor!
Milford eighth grade wrestler Koa Anoai went 5-0 on the day at the Little Miami tournament. All five victories were by pin or forfeit, and he led the team to a second-place finish at the Little Miami duals.
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West Clermont cheerleader Mya LeMaster took over some leading roles for us this comp season and crushed them! She is a fantastic performer and all around cheerleader. We are very fortunate to have her on our team! Way to go Mya!
The Kings seventh grade boys basketball squad had a very competitive week. After a tough loss to a great Nagel Silver team Tuesday, the Knights were able to bounce back and defeat a very talented Lebanon team Thursday night. The team was led by Quintin Kleinhenz and his outstanding defensive efforts throughout the game.
Loveland seventh grade girls basketball is recognizing Macey Allen and Aunna Dancy as our Athletes of the Week. Macey was our leading scorer in our two wins over Little Miami and Nagel SIlver. She is a great teammate who always wants to see all of the girls on the team do well. Aunna has been working hard all season and is improving daily. She had her season high in points against Nagel Silver and was our leading rebounder. She has quickly become a crowd favorite at our home games! Great work, girls.
Loveland eighth grade girls basketball players Naomi Nunn and Olivia Williams are two new players to this years roster. Naomi is a true team player who motivates teammates on the floor and from the bench with encouraging words of support. She works hard and always gives her best. She continues to improve her game and with her quickness and speed is an asset to the Loveland basketball program for years to come. Olivia is a player growing into a force to deal with around the boards. She is an excellent shot blocker and knows how to score in the paint. Thank you Naomi and Olivia for being a Loveland student-athletes!
Milford eighth grade girls Red basketball team would like to recognize Ella Crompton. She shows versatility on both sides of the ball. As a captain, Ella is a vocal leader on the floor. As the point guard, she leads the team in assists. Great leadership Ella! Milford also wants to give a shout out to the Winton Woods cheerleaders - they are the best sixth man in the league!
Lebanon eighth grade White girls basketball player Lily Bryant had two standout weeks to end the first half of our season. Lily scored 14 against points Sycamore Green and 14 points against Trotwood. She also leads our team in rebounds for the season. Lily plays a consistent game on both sides of the ball, and her quiet but strong leadership is certainly seen and appreciated by her coaches and teammates. In addition, Peyton Biggs also contributed to the close game against Kings. Peyton scored eight points and racked up timely steals and rebounds to help her team win against the Kings B team. Keep up the great work, Lily and Peyton! It's paying off!
The eighth grade Loveland Tigers boys basketball squad wrapped up 2021 with two quality wins against Winton Woods and Milford. Jewel Vorbroker led the way both nights amassing 19 total points. Jewel scored in a variety of ways, always keeping the defense on its toes. He continues to play outstanding defense against all opponents. Jewel never takes a play off and is an outstanding representative of Loveland basketball.
We had four girls who played a substantial role in the Milford seventh grade Red girls basketball squad's two wins this past week against Winton Woods and Little Miami. Madie Franta, Kate Heller, Ella Stein, and Willa McKee all come off the bench and made a difference in the two games. The girls look to get steals, rebound, and score when they can. They keep the momentum moving for our team.
Nagel eighth grade Blue girls basketball player Ellie Lamkin had a great game scoring a season-high 12 points against an excellent West Clermont team.
Little Miami seventh grade Gold girls basketball players Emma Mason and Reagan Kessler contributed strong offensive performances this past week. As Little Miami has battled injuries, Emma and Reagan have stepped up to lead the team in scoring. Emma continues to improve defensively each game as Reagan has continued strong defensive play in the post. Keep working hard and competing every day!
West Clermont eighth grade girls basketball Player of the Week is Meagyn Riffle. Meagyn leads the team in assists this year; she is always looking for her open teammates on the floor. The team can always count on Meagyn for a hustle play or extra effort. Meagyn contributed nine points in our games this past week. She is a leader on and off the floor who the team constantly looks to for leadership. Great job Meagyn!
Lebanon seventh grade White boys basketball player Griffin Smith has figured out what it truly means to give it all he has on the court. Griffin is always diving for loose balls and finding a way to make plays even when he is exhausted. He continues to grow every week as a player and leader.
This week's Kings Swimmer of the Week is Zach Klasmeier. Zach always shows up for practice with a positive attitude and works hard. He takes feedback from Coach McClung and me and works hard to improve his strokes. Way to go, Zach!
Milford seventh grade Red girls basketball player Kendal Boots demonstrates leadership characteristics on a daily basis with her positive attitude, dedication, hard work, and ability to make her teammates better. She started off the season with a broken hand and still managed to do everything in her power to help the team and participate in practice. Kendal looks to make a difference on both ends of the floor with her physical defense and ability to shoot the ball!
Milford eighth grade Red girls basketball player Riley Davania has led the team in scoring with 18 points in two games. She sets a fast-paced tempo on the court and distributes the ball to her teammates. Riley works hard every day at practice to improve her basketball skills!
Milford seventh grade White girls basketball player Megan Maimone is a great teammate and a hard worker who is improving daily. She is an awesome kid, who loves her teammates!
Milford eighth grade White girls basketball player Abby Hoevener is a leader on the court helping her teammates get into position to be successful, whether it's on offense or defense. Great work!
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West Clermont cheerleader Maddie Colwell has been a great leader for our team this week. She stepped into the role of getting things done for her eighth grade squad. She has worked super hard on her tumbling this year, and we are very proud of her accomplishments! Awesome job Maddie!
The Nagel seventh grade Silver girls basketball squad recognizes Josie Hyden and Ella Davidson for their fine play this past week!
Loveland seventh grade girls basketball would like to recognize Grace Robinson and Natalie Waple. Grace was only able to play in one game this past week but made a huge impact in the win over Winton Woods. She scored our first 14 points and hit four straight three-pointers. She ended the night with 19 points and was 5-for-6 from the three-point line. Grace is a great shooter who can create her own shot! Natalie is another girl on our team who is very versatile. She plays all five spots on the floor and handles the ball a lot for our team. She is a lockdown defender who is always asked to guard the opposing teams' leading scorer. She takes great pride in her defense! She led the team in assists and rebounds in the win against Milford.
Loveland eighth grade girls basketball player Katy Wilber is a game changer. Her three-point threat and ability to drive to the basket creates trouble for any defense. Katy is a team player with a great attitude; she loves being on the floor. Thank you Katy for being a Loveland student-athlete!
The Milford eighth grade Red girls basketball team would like to recognize our team manager, Emmie Bell. She was sidelined with an injury this season and has not played in one minute of any game, but is valuable to our program. She shows up to every practice, cheers from the sidelines, and helps to keep the team together. She has organized team bonding events and hosted the best team dinner. We are thankful that you are part of our program Emmie.
Gabby Chadwell did a lot on the court this past week and was clutch for the Milford seventh grade Red girls basketball team against Walnut Hills by hitting a game winning three-point shot! Maggie Worthington and Madison Cartmell also played well for us this past week. Maggie does a great job handling the ball and looking to score. Madison Cartmell is all over the floor defensively which leads to multiple transition layups - not only for her, but also her teammates.
West Clermont eighth grade girls basketball player Layla Hale led the team in scoring in both of our games this past week, scoring 18 points against Little Miami and 14 points against Nagel Silver. Layla is a leader on the team on and off the court. Great job Layla!
Nagel eighth grade Blue girls basketball player Taylor Dunning scored 11 points and had several assists in our win over Wyoming.
Lebanon seventh grade White boys basketball recognizes Cam Burton. Cam has had multiple obstacles to overcome through the beginning of the season but has not let that stop him from working hard to become a better player and teammate. Cam is constantly encouraging his teammates and always asking his coaches ways he can improve.
Blake Carrigan continues to demonstrate great versatility for the Loveland eighth grade boys basketball team. Blake relentlessly attacks the bucket looking to finish through contact. He pursues every rebound, often diving on the floor to save a possession. He is a leader in practice and on the floor. He raises the level of expectation among his teammates.
The seventh grade A boys basketball Knights were led last week by Zac Shutt. Zac helped lead the Knights to two hard-fought victories against Milford and Little Miami. His game-winning shot at Milford was impressive!
Lebanon seventh grade Maroon boys basketball team recognizes Evan Fornshell. Evan rose to the occasion and led the team this past week. He is a leader for the team both in practices and on and off the floor during game play. Evan was voted team captain at the beginning of the season by his teammates and has exceeded expectations as a leader for his team.
Nagel seventh grade Silver boys basketball player Brock Grubert is hardworking and exceeds expectations every day! He is a great leader and a great teammate!
Loveland eighth grade Orange boys basketball recognizes Tyler McCaleb and Avery Pence as our Athletes of the Week! Tyler and Avery had excellent performances off the bench in our second half comeback win against West Clermont last week. Down 16-20 late in the third quarter, Tyler went on to score seven points in a row to close the quarter with a 23-20 lead. In the fourth quarter, Avery led the team on both sides of the floor, filling the stat sheet with three points, three steals, two assists, and two rebounds in our 12-2 fourth quarter run. Great job bringing energy off the bench and being willing to fill whatever role it takes for the team to succeed!
This week's Kings Swimmer of the Week is Chloe Bohlander. After lots of last-minute event changes at Saturday’s meet, Chloe was placed in the 200 free. She checked in with me to confirm that the change was correct and then got the job done. Well done, Chloe!
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West Clermont cheerleader Brooke Freeman is such a coachable athlete! She always does everything expected of her with a smile on her face and zero complaints. We have loved having her positive attitude on our team this year! Congratulations Brooke!
West Clermont eighth grade girls basketball player Maddi Fender led the team in points this past week with 25 points total in our games against Loveland and Milford. She also contributed by playing lockdown defense and hustling on every play. Great job Maddi!
Loveland seventh grade girls basketball recognizes Gabbi Ciotti and Madelyn Herbon as our Athletes of the Week. Gabbi was our leading scorer for the week, averaging 10 points a game against West Clermont and Walnut Hills. She also gets it done on the defensive end as she is typically asked to guard one of the top scorers from our opponents. Madelyn is a glue girl who does all of the little things. She is constantly one of our top rebounders and isn’t afraid to take a charge. She is a rare treat who can play all five spots on the floor. Great work girls!
Kings seventh grade girls basketball player Neely McElhaney pulled down 10 rebounds and had six points in a very physical and hard-fought win against Milford. She followed that up with a double-double at Little Miami pulling down 13 rebounds and scoring 19 points. Neely was a dominant player this past week both on the offensive end and defensive end of the floor, adding four steals and a pair of assists to those numbers while also being a great shot eraser in the paint.
Gabby Chadwell and Ava Harper of the Milford seventh grade Red girls basketball team both did a tremendous job for me last week. Gabby does a great job handling the ball, looking to score, and leading the team. Ava is another leader on our team who gives us a defensive spark and looks to score the basketball. Both players did their jobs and helped us in two big wins against Kings and West Clermont.
Milford eighth grade Red girls basketball player Avery Cook led the Lady Eagles in two tough games this past week with her defensive effort. She was dominating on defense with 12 steals. Avery applies ball pressure and brings energy to her teammates. She is an athlete who brings her speed to the game to elevate our team. Keep working hard Avery!
Eighth grade Lebanon White girls basketball player Jadyn Schlauch had a great game on both sides of the court against Sycamore Green. Jadyn scored seven points in the second half and played aggressive defense to help her team to victory. Awesome work, Jadyn!
Loveland eighth grade girls’ basketball player Caroline Bayliff continues to be a leader on and off the court. Caroline is a special player, but her work ethic is what puts her at the top. She exemplifies the complete student-athlete. Thank you Caroline for being a Loveland student-athlete!
This week's Kings swimmer of the week is club swimmer Ava McClung. Last week, Ava came to practice to demonstrate skills for and to encourage rookie team members. In doing so, Ava modeled one aspect of a successful team: supporting each other. Thanks, Ava!
West Clermont cheerleader Emma Toole is always lending a helping hand to her peers and coaches! We appreciate her going above and beyond for practices and games. She’s also made huge strides in tumbling, and we are so very proud of her!
Rhiannon Little, eighth grade Kings dance team member, has been constantly working hard and actively applying corrections her coaches give her. She always remains positive while in practice and during performances!
Lebanon seventh grade White boys basketball player Cannon Williams works extremely hard in practice and is a great leader by example to his teammates. No matter what the score is or no matter what situation Cannon is in on the court, he always gives 110 percent and finds a way to help his teammates become successful.
Milford wrestling's Wrestler of the Week goes to seventh grader Mason Long. Mason captured the title at 142 lbs. by winning three matches, all of which were first period pins! Congrats Mason, and keep working hard!
Loveland eighth grade boys basketball player Brady Stidham got us off to a quick start with six first quarter points. His 13 total points and clutch fourth quarter free throws were key to a two-point victory. Brady displays great leadership qualities on and off the court.
The Kings' seventh grade A boys basketball Knights started the season out fast this past week! The team was able to go 3-0 on the week, and we're excited to go to Milford tomorrow (December 7)! The Knights were led by Kaden Estep. Kaden leads the team with excellent defense and knows how to score the ball! Go Knights!
Lebanon seventh grade Maroon boys basketball player Max Harker led Labanon's opening week of play with wins over Little Miami and Milford. Max's on and off the floor leadership has proven big for the start of the season. Starting on the defensive end of the floor, Max's effort has set the tone of game play.
Loveland eighth grade Orange boys basketball recognizes Zane Hedgepeth as our week one Player of the Week! Zane did a fantastic job leading our team on both ends on the floor, finishing with a team high of nine points and grabbing five rebounds in our road win against Kings. Zane’s positive leadership both on and off the floor makes him such a great teammate and joy to coach. Great job Zane!
Milford eighth grade wrestler Mason Long placed first in the 142 lb. weight class at the New Richmond Invitational. Mason went 3-0 and had three first-period pins!
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West Clermont cheerleader Emma Waldron has shown her passion and love for the sport again, and we couldn’t be more proud of her accomplishments. Your hard work isn’t going unnoticed Emma! Keep up the great work!
Eighth grade Lebanon White girls basketball player Natalie DeMarco dominated in her first two games of the season, scoring 13 points in the first game against Little Miami Green and 14 points against Milford White. She pulled down a combined 15 rebounds in the two games. Keep working hard, Natalie -it's paying off!
The Loveland seventh grade girls basketball team would like to recognize Natalie Niese and Izzi Vandercook as our Athletes of the Week. Natalie is a defensive spark plug who is a game changer with her high energy. Izzi is a steady force as one of our point guards. She values the ball and has worked hard on her offense which has shown as she is one of our top free throw shooters.
Walnut Hills eighth grade girls basketball player Leigha Acoff (guard, co-captain) scored 18 points in the home opener against Kings this past week. Leigha sank four three-pointers - shooting 66 percent from behind the arc. She also added four assists, five steals, and seven rebounds contributing not only on the offensive end, but also on the defensive end. Great job Leigha! Jasia Ross (guard) scored 17 points against Kings, adding three assists and seven steals. Jasia has an outstanding ability to deflect and steal the ball while defending. She excels at both help and one-on-one defense and impacts the game by creating opportunities on both ends of the floor. A true playmaker - Nice job Jasia!
Loveland eighth grade girls basketball player Amy Ahmad Fathi stepped in for an injured starter this week and proved the sixth player importance. She played terrific defense and contributed points to a win. Thank you Amy for being a Loveland student-athlete!
Milford eighth grade Red girls basketball team is off to a 2-0 start led by a team defensive effort. Riley Davania led all scores with a combined 21 points in two games. Riley's balanced play on both sides of the ball brings energy to her teammates. Keep working and leading Riley!
West Clermont seventh grade Navy girls basketball player Kya Rhorer played a great game on Tuesday at Winton Woods. Kya led the team with nine points and very aggressive play on the floor. Congratulations Kya! Keep up the good work!
Milford dance team Athlete of the Week is seventh grader Monroe Sullivan. Monroe showed her athletic adaptability when she learned a whole new spot for Tuesday's game. She also was a great representative of Milford Junior High by dancing on the sideline with confidence! Great job Monroe!
Little Miami eighth grade Gold girls basketball player Cassie Kicsak led her team in rebounds this past week. Cassie played terrific on both sides of the court. Her defense helped win the game.
West Clermont eighth grade girls basketball player Kamryn Lowe was a leader on the floor during our game against Winton Woods. Her hustle and aggressive defense stood out. Way to go Kamryn!
Nagel eighth grade Silver girls basketball players Merin Oliver and Elizabeth Schauer helped to lead their team in the first two games of the season. Merin leads her team in scoring through the first two contests, with a combined 30 points, and showing great leadership and aggressiveness on both ends of the court. Elizabeth has shown to be a defensive force by tallying six blocks in two games and adding a combined 12 points. Great Job Merin and Elizabeth, keep working!
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The Milford boys cross country team would like to recognize the achievements of Paul Dumont and Henry Craycraft. The two led the team all season and capped their junior high careers by finishing 11th and 15th, respectively, at the OHSAA 7th and 8th Grade State Meet. They have been a huge part of the team's success, and we wish them both the best of luck as they move on to run for the high school team.
The seventh grade football Knights were led this past week by Quintin Kleinhenz and Luke LoPresti. Both players made key plays on offense and defense in the Knights' victory over Nagel Silver on Wednesday. Congratulations to the whole team on finishing the year with a winning record!
Loveland girls' cross country would like to recognize the members of the Section A Girls OHSAA State Invitational champions: Parker Mentzer (3rd), Caroline Murnan (5th), Delaney Cilley (7th), Tori Elliott (10th), Ellie Orth (12th), Savanna Conliff (21st), Allie Kimnach (24th), Norah Schmidt (27th), Naomi Nunn (30th), Ellie Tew (31st), Emma Rudisell (39th), Hannah Hodgson (42nd), Emmalise Haney (43rd), Julianna Glasgow (51st), and Charity Powell (76th).
The Loveland boys' cross country team would like to recognize the members of the Section A Boys OHSAA State Invitational Runners Up: Ronan Wolfer (3rd), Tyler Schwinn (10th), Liam Manly (14th), Zach Chevalier (17th), Michael Piposar (28th), Evan Colegate (31st), Luke Zicka (32nd), Brayden Montgomery (36th), Jonah Schmidt (56th), Brody Huff (58th), Gavin Albrecht (59th), John McPeek (66th), Ryan Kady (77th), and Cooper Buell (93rd).
West Clermont seventh grade cheerleader Nakiyah Rettinger is always going above and beyond what is expected of her at practice. She doesn’t complain, never gives up, and has a good attitude even when under pressure. We are so proud of you and your hard work Nakiyah!
West Clermont eighth grade cheerleader Kylie Miller has wonderful showmanship and always knows how to work a crowd! We love her facials and hard hitting motions. She’s an all around great influence for her peers, and we love having her as part of our squad! Congratulations Kylie!
Nagel seventh grade tennis player Maddie Middendorf is an amazing doubles player! She is an aggressive net player who will attack any ball that comes near her. In every match she played in - her opponents were totally baffled on how to get the ball past Maddie. She is going to be almost un-passable next season!
Nagel seventh grade Silver girls basketball recognizes Kylie Vortkamp for her performance against Winton Woods on November 22, Avery Paik for her play against Little Miami on November 23, and Riley Hummel for her game against Lebanon on November 29. Congratulations!
WEEK EIGHT ENDING OCTOBER 17
Milford seventh grade White volleyball player Micaela Davis played her heart out every single game. She constantly was encouraging and went after every point with everything she had. We were thankful to have Micaela serve bring in our game-winning point at our championship game.
Milford eighth grade White volleyball player Sophia Rawlins is such an intense competitor. She covers so much court and never gives up on the ball. She is always giving 110 percent.
Milford eighth grade Red volleyball recognizes Rachel Morgan. Every game she gives it her absolute all and makes it a priority to be encouraging and motivational for her teammates, regardless of the score. The team naturally flocks around her (pun intended); she's a leader who is incredibly coachable and represents everything an Eagle athlete should represent, and more!
Athlete of the Week for Milford seventh grade Red Volleyball goes to Molly Raussen. Molly is a wall on the backrow, a sniper with the serve, and an emerging offensive threat on the outside. Always hustling, smiling, listening, and improving, Molly embodies everything a coach looks for in a player.
Loveland girls cross country would like to nominate our entire team for all of their hard work this season! Congratulations!
The Kings Knights seventh grade football team earned a victory over Loveland this past week. The team was led by two outstanding individual performances. Kaden Estep accounted for three touchdowns in the air throwing and returned a punt for a TD as well. Amazing day for Kaden! Andrew Lyman caught three touchdown passes on the day making this game his best of the season! The Knights look forward to two ECC battles this week with Winton Woods and Nagel Silver to finish the season.
Lebanon's eighth grade White volleyball team finished up the season with a 15-4 record and a second-place finish to Milford in the ECC Invitational. The team members include Allison Bausmith, Molly Bires, Jenna Callahan, Natalie Carlisle, Zoe Conde, Lilly Daniels, Alexa Fluxe, Avery Givens, Halle Landis, Chanelle Trammell, and team manager Delilah Boyd.
West Clermont eighth grade football player Landon Young rushed for 379 yards and three touchdowns last week against ECC foe Walnut Hills.
Loveland seventh grade volleyball player Kaelin Lohman did an amazing job on the defensive side of our tournament last weekend. She has worked hard all season and earned her time on the court. Great passes and digs helped us win the ECC title!
Nagel tennis player Ella Schweikert is a seventh grader who has handled the tough job of the singles courts this season. She has steadily improved all season, and she will be a force next season.
The Loveland eighth grade volleyball team went 20-0 in season and 3-0 in the ECC tournament. Makenna Kirlin brought the Lady Tigers back from being down 20-24 to a 26-24 win in a tough fight against Lebanon in the last set of the semis, allowing the team to move on to play and win against Nagel Silver in the finals.
Lebanon eighth grade football had a solid win over Little Miami - the defense was outstanding and caused multiple turnovers including an incredible one-handed interception by Hunter Davis and an interception returned for a TD by John Fielman. Offensively, Cooper Scott caught two long TD passes, and Ryder Hooks added another long TD reception with the offensive line providing good pass protection.
West Clermont cheerleader Kylie Samson is an incredible athlete who always pushes herself to the fullest. This past weekend, she won a jump-off contest for her toe touch in the middle school division at Milford’s cheerleading competition. We are proud of her for her outstanding work ethic! Congratulations Kylie! Presley King is always a team player and very supportive of everyone on the squad. She has a great attitude and is always giving us 110 percent. We are very proud of you Presley! Jadyn Earley is a hard worker who give sit her all at every practice. We are most proud of her recent accomplishment of getting over a tumbling block. She's back in her prime! Congratulations Jadyn!
WEEK SEVEN ENDING OCTOBER 10
Nagel eighth grade Silver volleyball player Taylor Duermit finished the week with 10 service aces, eight kills, and two blocks helping the team finish the regular season's final week with two wins. Congratulations T!
Carley Thacker is the Nagel seventh grade Silver volleyball Athlete of the Week for her awesome serves during the first round tourney win against Walnut Hills.
The Kings seventh grade football Knights were victorious over West Clermont this past week. The team was led by Luke LoPresti and Kaden Estep. Both players made keys plays on offense and defense to lead the Knights to a win!
Loveland seventh grade volleyball Samantha Murray is somewhat new to volleyball, but she has worked incredibly hard all season. I have been able to put her in different spots on the court and always gives me her best! Sam is a very coachable kid and is consistent in serving and hitting. She has a great attitude and is probably harder on herself than anyone else is. She just wants to do her best for the team every game.
Loveland cross country recognizes Norah Schmidt and Logan Schiverski as ECC Athletes of the Week. Both Norah and Logan are strong leaders with an excellent work ethic who have inspired team members throughout the entire season.
Milford seventh grade Red Volleyball team wants to recognize Maddie Franta and Macy Curran. These two made great improvements all year long and always had a smile on. They were a big part of the team chemistry! Thanks for a great season ladies!
Loveland eighth grade volleyball player Lyla Kerestan had some awesome digs and backrow play including 10 serve aces in our five wins over Kings, Nagel Blue, and Lebanon. She stayed strong and helped the team to advance to the final round of the tournament on Tuesday.
West Clermont coed golf had many personal records this past week. Madison Meyer has been working hard while always having a positive attitude. This past week, she posted her personal-best score of the season - way to go! Ben Hoh has been a consistent and reliable player all season, who can always be counted on to do his best. This past week, he carded his lowest score of the season. Andrew Randolph also posted his lowest score of the season. He continues to make adjustments and learn. Aaron Lockhart also posted his lowest score of the season at the league championship tournament - earning a top 10 finish. He has been a solid player all season, never giving up. Cameron Lahman took medalist honors in three matches this past week. He ended the season with nine medalist honors (first place) for the season. The entire teem worked very hard and ended up setting many school records this season. Great job to every golfer on the team this season!
Milford girls cross country recognizes seventh grader Marina Chiapelli as this past week's Athlete of the Week. After a slow start with cross country due to early-season illness, Marina is making up for lost time by coming on strong just in time for the ECC Championships this weekend. She has chipped away at her personal record of 18:06 at the Milford Invitational to Saturday night's time of 15:15 performed at Centerville's Saturday Night Lights Invitational. Marina was sixth in the open race and has now worked her way into Milford's top ten. Marina was joined by ten other teammates who also earned personal records at Centerville. Way to go Lady Eagles!
Lebanon eighth grade football player Luke Faler had a standout game against Nagel Silver last past week. He was 17-for-23 passing for 242 yards and three touchdown passes. He also added 41 yards rushing.
Zoe Conde, setter for Lebanon's eighth grade White volleyball team, had a very successful week; putting down two kills with seven assists to help lead Lebanon to a win over Nagel White in the semifinals of Saturday's ECC Invitational. Zoe finished the week with a total of 10 kills and 29 assists. The squad finished the season with a 15-4 record, losing to an excellent Milford White team in the finals of the ECC Invitational.
The Milford boys cross country team continued its winning streak, taking the championship at Centerville Saturday Night Lights! The entire ten-man team comprised of Paul Dumont, Henry Craycraft, Colt Barbro, Henry Newman, Marco Viola-Prioli, Gideon List, Patrick Eminger, Jacob Eminger, Tristan Carlo, and Joseph McMillen are the Athletes of the Week for their hard work, tremendous effort, and fantastic teamwork!
Lebanon eighth grade Maroon volleyball had a busy week last week with three straight matches against the top teams in the ECC and the ECC tourney on Saturday. Madison Kyle and Ava Long continued to have strong performances, especially with serving and hitting. Dillyn Tucker also performed well with serve receive and defense, digging the ball against some of the best teams in our league. Brooke Maag had exceptionally good hitting games against Loveland and Little Miami as well. I'm super proud of all the girls on my team. They all play hard and love to play. They are definitely among the best players/teams in our conference. Our conference is very competitive, and I look forward to seeing all of the girls play in their future high school careers!
Milford's seventh grade cheer Athlete of the Week is Riley Eveslage. Riley always puts in 110 percent whether it's at practice or at a game. She always has a smile on her face and is a natural leader. She continues to work hard and listens to any constructive feedback. Riley is a great example of a cheerleader.
WEEK SIX ENDING OCTOBER 3
Nagel eighth grade Silver volleyball player Maddie Steele has been an outstanding representative of her team's culture of excellence all season. She performs at a very high level every match covering all skill sets. Maddie also supports all of her teammates with constant positive feedback.
Chanelle Trammel, middle blocker for Lebanon's eighth grade White volleyball team, played a key role in Lebanon's 25-19, 25-20 win over Alter this past week. While serving six-for-six for five service points and an ace, Chanelle had to employ her back row skills to keep her serve with two digs and two saves. Offensively, Chanelle recorded five kills.
Elle Campbell is the Milford girls cross country Athlete of the Week! Elle is Milford's number-one runner and the seventh grader had another great week of racing. She finished fifth at the Neal Charske Firebird Invitational, first at the Clark Cougar 2-Mile Challenge, and sixth at the Kings Dual XC Invitational. Elle works hard and quietly leads the team by example every week. Way to go Elle!
Nagel seventh grade Silver volleyball's final Athlete of the Week is Avery Rehmel. Avery is a co-captain and was an all-around solid player this season.
Loveland seventh grade volleyball player Samantha Murray is pretty new to playing volleyball and has really improved over this season. She is a stronger hitter and blocker. She gives it her best effort and has a positive attitude.
Loveland Middle School recognizes Tyler Schwinn, Michael Piposar, Delaney Cilley, and Olivia Gutekunst this week. Tyler displayed excellent team leadership, support, and maturity this week. Michael has been a consistently strong performer. Delaney broke 13 and Olivia's positive attitude and work ethic are infectious.
West Clermont coed golf recognizes the following athletes: Katie Eirich continues to show great improvement. She carded her best round of the season by eight strokes, which included a personal best of four pars in her round! Nic Bishop is committed to working hard. He carded his best round of the season this week - great job! Cameron Lahman earned his sixth medalist honors of the season - way to go!
Milford seventh grade Red volleyball recognizes Izzy Merten and Nicole Evans as co-Alayers of the Week. These two have done an amazing job all season anchoring the defense, and their serving has been on fire! Great job ladies!
The Winton Woods seventh grade football defensive unit came to play against Milford. Ti'yone Strong had an interception and fumble recovery. Ethan Dixon had a couple of sacks and several tackles for losses.
Winton Woods eighth grade football player Isaiah Garrett had an explosive game against Milford with a pair of rushing touchdowns and a remarkable reception. Javion Achoe also contributed with two rushing touchdowns. We also welcomed Nate Dawson, our place kicker. He was 2-for-4 in his first football game.
Kings eighth grade football Athletes of the Week are Jacob Rudowski and Max and Ben Lockwood. All three players had a huge part in the Knights' win over Lebanon.
Loveland's eighth grade volleyball player Makenna Kirlin led the team again in aces and assists this past week in the team's wins against Little Miami and Nagel Silver. She has been one of the many staples that has enabled the team to achieve a 17-0 record.
Paul Dumont and Henry Craycraft led the Milford boys cross country team to a perfect week, with team championships at the Neal Charske Firebird Invitational (9/25), Clark Two-Mile Challenge (9/28), and Kings Invitational (10/2). Paul and Henry finished 1-2 at Clark, with each breaking the existing course record!
Seventh grader Ava Kuschel has developed into a very versatile player for the Nagel tennis squad! Ava has played mostly number one doubles this season with a variety of partners, but she has shown that she can also handle the single's court. Ava has a very bright future in competitive team tennis!
The seventh grade football Knights suffered a tough loss to Lebanon this week. The team fought hard but fell short. The Knights were led by Brody Schmidt who made huge contributions on both sides of the ball.
West Clermont seventh grade football defensive Athlete of the Week is Phil Nyam who recorded three sacks against Nagel, while the offensive Athlete of the Week is Kellen Renner who rushed for over 100 yards.
The Lebanon eighth grade Maroon volleyball team had a great serving week with 17 aces in two games which helped us win both matches. Dillyn Tucker served eight of those aces. Brooke Maag had nine kills and Ava Long added eight kills. Many girls stepped up as we had three girls out sick in our second match and they were playing positions they hadn't played much before.
WEEK FIVE ENDING SEPTEMBER 26
Walnut Hills eighth grade cross country runner Eva Heikenfeld has consistently been a top performer, and this past week got a 16-second PR at the Fairmont Firebird Invite to win her first medal with an eleventh-place finish overall.
Loveland cross country recognizes Naomi Nunn for getting a PR on a muddy course while wearing a cast on her arm and Zach Chevalier for his consistently strong performances all season long.
Nagel seventh grade Silver volleyball player Harper Grove is recognized for her exceptional defensive play in the squad's match against Milford.
Milford seventh grade girls cross country runner Adi Corney continues to consistently finish in the top three for Milford every week and did so again Saturday at the Neal Charske Firebird Invitational in Kettering. Adi also had a personal best of 14:14, but we know she will continue to drop time as she is a hard worker in practices and a strong competitor in races. Congrats on being this week's MJHS XC female Athlete of the Week!
The seventh grade football Knights had a hard fought victory against Walnut Hills on Wednesday this past week. The Knights were led defensively by Alec Gendreau who had a key interception late in the game as the Knights were able to hold off the Eagles 14-0 for the win.
The Milford seventh grade Red volleyball Athlete of the Week is Maycee King. Maycee does an amazing job on the right side giving our setters confidence in improving their back sets. She’s also been a force with a great jump serve. Keep up the great work!
Loveland seventh grade volleyball player Emily Forschner is an outstanding back row player. She has a positive attitude and changes the game with her effort when she’s on the court. She is the team’s most consistent passer and a great server as well.
Little Miami eighth grade football players Thomas Jackson, Isaiah James, Nathan Ricketts, and JQ Wayne all had standout performances in the Panthers' game against Rapid Run this past week. All four athletes have been working hard all season long and have done everything that has been asked of them.
Loveland eighth grade volleyball player Josie Nichols led the team in kills in our win against Milford, helping the team improve its record to a perfect 13-0 in the league.
Lilly Daniels, a defensive specialist for Lebanon's eighth grade White volleyball team, has been a constant contributor to her team's success and 9-3 record. Lilly has served 42-of-47 for 89 percent with 24 service points, 10 aces, two assists, two saves, 39 serves received, and 37 digs.
The Milford boys cross country squad has continued to work hard as a team and were rewarded with the team victory at the Neal Charske Firebird Invitational. The victory is the result of the boys putting forth great effort and working together! The team runners were Henry Craycraft (4th), Paul Dumont (6th), Henry Newman (15th), Colt Barbro (16), Patrick Eminger (27th), Jacob Eminger (31st), Joseph McMillen (44th), Gideon List (58th), Blake Landers (66th), and Emmett Derrig (88th). In the Open race, the boys placed sixth and were led by George Rise V (11th) and Jake Senter (18th). Austin Rich had a massive 1:28 PR for the Eagles and has been working hard and improving all season!
West Clermont seventh grade Navy volleyball player Emma Guth worked hard this past week and continues to hustle to every ball. She is one of our setters and has also started hitting more and more each week, but we are continually impressed with her hustle to every ball! Good job Emma!
West Clermont eighth grade Navy volleyball player Hannah Bishop continues to encourage each player on our team. She is always uplifting to her teammates and works hard to make sure everyone is encouraged. Hannah's hitting has also improved dramatically, and she continues to help lead West Clermont in our "kills" category. Keep up the great work Hannah!
Seventh grader Miyla Dunkle is new to competitive team tennis this season, but she has already established herself as "one to watch." She started the season playing doubles, but she soon emerged as a very strong singles player for the Nagel squad. In a recent match versus Kings, Miyla grinded out a win that took close to three hours to finally end. Every time Miyla was down in the match, she found a way to come back. She is on her way to a bright future in team tennis!
Nagel Blue seventh grade football player Swing Mullins had three blocked extra points this past week.
Nagel eighth grade Silver volleyball player Lilly Woolums is recognized for her outstanding leadership, high court IQ, and calm demeanor. She has helped the team go on its eight-game winning streak.
Lebanon seventh grade football beat Nagel Blue this past week moving to 3-0. The offense was led by our offensive line that paved the way for Logan Schmenk and Brooks Cummings to score rushing touchdowns and for Bryce Woehrmyer to connect with Carter Truesdale for a touchdown. The defense was led by Brody Lamb who scored on an interception return and a blocked punt. Leading tacklers were Logan, Max Harker, Josh Harker, and Josh Ennis - each with five tackles.
West Clermont cheerleading recognizes Kenlie Samson as the squad's Athlete of the Week. She's hardworking. kind, and always has a smile on her face. Kenlie is a great role model, and her willingness to always help doesn't go unnoticed. We are lucky to have her as a representation of our squad!
Winton Woods seventh grade football player K'mahri Price had a breakout game with three rushing touchdowns while only playing two quarters in teh match-up against West Clermont. Ti'yone Strong and Ethan Dixon each added a touchdown. The defensive line and secondary played a very stingy game.
Winton Woods eighth grade football player Javion Achoe continued to look good for the Warriors. He scored three rushing touchdowns against West Clermont. K'mahri Price (seventhth grader) continued his breakout performance with two touchdowns. Jonny Travis scored on a receiving touchdown. The eighth grade defense had to buckle down and fight all game.
WEEK FOUR ENDING SEPTEMBER 19
Avery Givens, outside hitter for Lebanon's eighth grade White volleyball team, played a key role in helping her team win three of its last four matches. Avery served 18-of-18 for 100 percent with 11 service points, seven aces, five kills, two saves, 15 serves received, and eight digs.
Milford seventh grade Red volleyball would like to recognize Kylee Triska for Player of the Week. Kylee has done an amazing job setting all year and is always hustling and improving. Great job!
Loveland girls cross country would like to nominate Emmalise Haney and Isabela Fronk for ECC Athletes of the Week. Emmalise leads by example and always gives her best. Isabela continues to cut time on all her races. Cooper Buell and John McPeek are our Athletes of the Week from the boys' squad for cutting off time and for leading in the JV race at Milford.
Little Miami seventh grade football players Walker Brewsaugh, Jaxon Barnett, and Carter Hainey all had standout performances this past week. Walker has been battling through injuries this season and stepped up on offense and defense this past week. Jaxon was asked to step up and play multiple new positions which led to the Panthers securing a win, and Carter has been working very hard all year and has been a crucial part of the Panthers' success this season.
Little Miami Panthers eighth grade football players Greg Houston, Peyton Blackburn, and Drew Vargas all had an interception in this past week's win with Peyton and Drew both returning theirs for a touchdown. The entire eighth grade defense has been playing exceptionally well this season, only allowing 13 total points.
Loveland's 11-0 eighth grade volleyball team was led this past week by Makenna Kirlin with 10 aces, six kills, and 24 assists in the team's wins over West Clermont, Kings, and Nagel Blue.
The Kings seventh grade football Knights were victorious at home against a tough Nagel Blue opponent. The Knights were led by quarterback Kaden Estep who led the team offensively and made some key plays on defense as well. The team is looking forward to another ECC battle this week with Walnut Hills!
Milford cross country recognizes first-year cross country runner eighth grader Olivia Klopenstein. Olivia has impressively improved her two-mile times in the first four meets of the season. She finished third for her team at the Milford Invitational by erasing 59 seconds off of her time at Mason. Prior to that, it was 30 seconds off from her Loveland time and before that, a whole minute faster than her first run at Lakota. Olivia loves to run and her hard work is paying off in continual improvement and contribution to our team's success.
Reilynn Brennan, a Nagel eighth grader in her first year running cross country, placed in the top 10 at both the Stoneberger and Milford Invites - dropping time at every meet she races.
The Milford boys continued to see the benefits of their hard work with a third-place finish at the Milford Cross Country Invitational. Seventh grader Will Kauffman and eighth grader Marco Viola-Prioli each ran a massive PR, taking over a minute off their previous best times! The Eagles continue to show up every day with a positive attitude and ready to work hard!
Lebanon’s seventh grade Maroon volleyball team would like to recognize Isabella “Bella” Centers for her solid two-way play throughout the past week. Strong passing and serving throughout the week helped the team climb up to .500. Always bringing a positive attitude, Bella is a leader on and off the court.
Lebanon eighth grade Maroon volleyball player Madison Kyle plays setter and outside hitter for team. She to provide consistent leadership, a positive attitude, many service points, kills and assists in the past few weeks. Ava Long, who plays setter and outside hitter as well as providing some solid back row defense and back row hitting, also provides several service aces, kills, and assists.
Kings eighth grade football player Noah Evans had a big game against Nagel Blue, rushing for three touchdowns for the Knights!
West Clermont cheerleader Bella Rickman is the true definition of a team player. She steps up in any role that is needed for our squad without hesitation. We love her hard work ethic, and we are very lucky to her as part of the team! Fantastic job Bella!
Loveland seventh grade volleyball player Anna Meldon has stepped into her role playing excellent defense in the back row as well as being a key hitter in the front row. Her serving is consistent and strong, earning her many aces in a match.
WEEK THREE ENDING SEPTEMBER 12
Eighth grader Sarah Lane and seventh grader Maggie Worthington are members of the Milford tennis squad. Sarah is in her second year, while Maggie is in her first year in tennis. The girls have started off the season on fire! This is their first year playing doubles together and are playing the first doubles position. They have not lost yet and are 4-0! Their strengths balance each other out, and they've learned to use that to their advantage as doubles partners. We can't wait to see what the rest of the season brings for them!
Milford boys golfer Clay Barkimer is a seventh grader this year, and his favorite subject is Math. He has a brother, Luke, who is a sophomore at the high school, and a sister, Brinn, who is a senior and also has played golf. He also plays lacrosse year round. Clay is an excellent golfer at the junior high level.
Milford girls golfer Jadin Millson is a seventh grader this year. Her favorite subject is Language Arts. She has a sister, Kalia, who is a fifth grader at McCormick Elementary. Besides golf, Jadin has participated in gymnastics and plays the trumpet in band.
Milford seventh grade Red volleyball Player of the Week honors go to birthday girl Keely Bailey. Always a top offensive threat, Keely did an amazing job filling in while we were short a defensive specialist as well. Keep up the great work!
Nagel seventh grade Silver volleyball recognizes Katelyn Ramsey for being a leader and always giving her best!
Loveland seventh grade volleyball player Claire Anness is leading the team in kills and aces this season. She has stepped up to lead the team in our toughest games. She is a strong player with great court sense and knowledge of the game!
Loveland cross country runners Audrey Hufford and Arvin Kharazmi took HUGE amounts of time off their races at the recent Loveland Invitational. They also have an excellent work ethic and are very supportive of other athletes. For the Little Miami invitational, Loveland would like to nominate Parker Mentzer and Ronan Wolfer for winning both the girls and boys races and for always giving 100 percent in practice.
When covid tracing removed one of Lebanon's eighth grade White volleyball team setters minutes before a match, setter Alli Bausmith stepped up and used her ability to run a 5-1 offense to lead her team to wins in two out of three matches. In addition to her 22 assists, Alli served 30-of-35 for 86 percent with 24 service points, 12 aces, four saves, and five digs.
The Milford Junior High boys had a great race at the Mason Cross Country Invitational, placing fifth out of 23 teams in the Team race. The boys were led by Paul Dumont (19th), Henry Craycraft (26th), Colt Barbro (37th), Gideon List (38th), and Henry Newman (48th). The boys also took fifth place in the Open race, led by Marco Viola-Prioli (19th), George Rise V (46th), Carter Linville (47th), Emmet Derrig (54th, and Brandon Wirth (65th). The team ran extremely well in a tough race on a difficult course!
Lilly Row had an outstanding week for our seventh grade West Clermont Navy volleyball team. She works hard and led the team with the most kills this past week. She is a team player and encourages her teammates. Keep up the great work Lilly!
Maddie Russo also had an outstanding week for the West Clermont eighth grade Navy volleyball team. She is a leader on and off the court. Maddie is a great example of a student-athlete and always works hard to encourage her teammates to do their best! She is a good passer, and she also adds multiple kills every game. Keep up the great work Maddie!
Little Miami eighth grade wide receiver Jase Hatte scored his first career touchdown in a win over Nagel Blue. This is Jase’s first year playing football and has emerged as a top pass catcher for the Panthers. Cooper Batulanon, an eighth grade Little Miami lineman, recorded a sack and stepped in on the offensive side of the ball to anchor the offensive line and lead the team to a win.
Little Miami seventh grade quarterback Zac Wittenauer led the Panthers to a commanding win this week. Zac has stepped up to the challenge of leading the Panther offense this season and has the team off to a 2-0 start. Little Miami linebacker/offensive lineman Tyler Meadows had a pick-6 in this week’s win against Nagel Blue. Tyler has done everything that’s been asked of him, and his hard work has paid off for the Panthers.
Nagel seventh grade Blue football's Athlete of the Week is Owen Scalf. Owen had a pick-6 this past week on defense and led the offense from the quarterback position.
Nagel girls tennis player Phoebe Baldasare is a talented, hard worker with serious focus as the squad's #1 singles player. She will be a very valuable high school player!
Nagel eighth grade White volleyball player Katie Mulvey has really stepped up during practices and games to be a team leader. She plays hard and always gives 110 percent. She is an asset to the team! Keep it up, Katie!
Lebanon eighth grade football had a big win this past week - the defense held off a late surge by the opponent led by some key plays by linebacker Ashton Bishop and defensive end Justin Kerns. Offensively, the Warriors were led by precision passing by QB Luke Faler and big catches by wide receivers Jack Sako and Cooper Scott. Running back Ryder Hooks led the ground attack with explosive running and a pair of touchdowns behind a strong offensive line performance.
Lebanon seventh grade Maroon volleyball recognizes Annie Milton for her consistent serving and back row play. Annie served 13 consecutive points to help Maroon nearly pull off a road comeback victory. She can always be counted on to bring hustle and leadership... Great job, Annie!
Lebanon seventh grade football had another big win this past week to move to 2-0. The offense was led by quarterback Bryce Woehrmyer, who threw three touchdown passes, and the running of Logan Schmenk, who had 100 yards and a touchdown. Ryan Minor hauled in two touchdown catches, all of which was done behind great blocking of our offensive line, which included Gavin Kirby, Tommy Hollon, Tucker Snelling, Jack Bock, and Brody Lamb. Defensively, we were led by Brody Lamb, Max Harker, Evan Fornshell, and Malikia Young. Great job by all the guys. Our practice Player of the Week is Carson Jordon. Carson had a great week of practice, and we look forward to him getting better every day.
At Friday's Mason Invitational, the Nagel girls and boys cross country squads both took second place. Top finishers in the girls Team Race were Bridgett McKee (second) and Nina Brandon (tenth). In the girls Open Race, Nagel had three girls finish in the top 5: Cameron Burnett (second), Ava Bergman (third), and Josie Hyden (fifth).
After a first place finish at the Loveland Invitational, the Nagel boys cross country team was runner-up at the 47th Mason Invitational, finishing second out of 19 teams. The top five racers for the Nighthawks were Brock Grubert, Toby Strausbaugh, Beckett Blazer, Chase Spencer, and Gavin Hoffman.
Little Miami eighth grade Gold volleyball player Emerson Rader constantly strives to perfect her skills and to try new things. Emerson is a team player who focuses on connecting with her hitters. Her goal is to give her hitters the best sets that she can to make our team strong and competitive. Her hustle and focus in practices and in games is how she leads our team.
West Clermont cheerleader Jenna Minor is always willing to help others and keeps a positive attitude. She gives it her all at every practice, and we are very proud of her accomplishments in practices and tumbling ! Great job Jenna!
WEEK TWO ENDING SEPTEMBER 5
Loveland eighth grade football player Ricardo Boston had a great camp and then came out on Wednesday ready to play! He played nearly every snap on both sides of the ball and did an excellent job! He is one of our defensive leaders as a linebacker and also does a great job on the offensive side of the ball as a running back! We are looking for big things from Ricardo as the season goes on. Keep up the hard work Ricardo!
The Kings seventh grade football Knights suffered a tough loss at Little Miami last week. The Knights had a standout performance by wide receiver Andrew Lyman who scored the squad's only touchdown on an 18-yard reception.
The Kings eighth grade linebacking crew of Max and Ben Lockwood and Grady McKelvey had tackles all over the field and were a major part of the Kings victory and shutout.
Loveland seventh grade volleyball player Taylor Gerhardt is a leader on the team in her setter spot. She works hard at every practice and has great communication skills on the court with her teammates. She is a strong server as well.
Lebanon eighth grade White volleyball player Jenna Callahan, outside and right side hitter, had a very productive two weeks for the Lady Warriors. Jenna served 68-of-72 for 94 percent with 45 service points, 13 aces, and eight kills. As one of the most consistent passers on her team, Jenna had 35 serve receptions and 30 digs.
Milford seventh garde Red volleyball Player of the Week honors go to Kylie Stephens. Kylie is a very versatile player who is working hard to make the transition to setter. She has a great attitude and is a hard worker and great team player!
The Milford Junior High boys continued their strong start to the season, placing fifth out of 18 teams at the competitive Loveland Invitational. The boys were led by eighth graders Paul Dumont and Henry Craycraft, who placed 19th and 23rd respectively. Seventh graders Henry Newman, Colt Barbro, Jacob Eminger, and Tristan Carlo and eighth grader Gideon List rounded out the scoring seven for the Eagles. Seventh grader Sam McKay took an incredible 92 seconds off his PR in only his second race!
Winton Woods seventh grade football: Shout outs to Khamri Price who had two rushing touchdowns, Jachi Dubois who had a receiving touchdown and an interception, and Ti'Yone Strong who had a passing touchdown and a rushing touchdown in their opener against Loveland.
Winton Woods eighth grade football: Shout outs to Isaiah Garrett and Javion Achoe who had two rushing touchdowns apiece, Bryant Richardson and Kendez English who each recorded a receiving touchdown, and Bryshawn Brown who had two passing touchdowns in their opener against Loveland.
WEEK ONE ENDING AUGUST 29
Milford’s seventh grade Red volleyball team got off to a 3-0 start for week one thanks in large part to the steady serving and defense of Molly Raussen and Kelsie Black. Great work ladies!
Loveland girls cross country recognizes eighth grader Ellie Orth. Ellie put in a lot of her own work during the summer and it has definitely paid off. She finished as our number two runner in our opening meet against Kings. She has come in this year focused and determined to help her team be successful!
Loveland boys cross country recognizes eighth grader Jake Molas. Jake has really stepped up this year as a runner and in his leadership. He is always one of the first people to congratulate and encourage his teammates. Jake is running in our top pack of boys and is an inspiration to those around him!
When Covid tracing took out two of Lebanon's eighth grade White volleyball team starters, co-Captain Alexa Fluxe moved from her outside hitter position to middle hitter to help lead her Lady Warriors to a three-win week. In doing so, Alexa served 44-of-47 for 94 percent with 33 service points, 15 aces, 18 kills, and 1 block. While playing middle back on defense; Alexa had three saves, 11 serves received, and 16 digs.
Emma Palmer, Lebanon girls cross country recognizes eighth grader Emma Palmer. Two years ago, Emma suffered a traumatic brain bleed during a swim meet and has miraculously fought her way back. This past Monday, she completed her first two mile cross country meet. She is an inspiration to her teammates and to our entire Lebanon cross country family. This video of her crossing the finish line at Monday night's Monroe meet shows what she means to her team - click HERE.
The Nagel seventh grade Silver volleyball squad won its first match against Lebanon at home with the help of team co-captain and setter Katelyn Ramsey.
Milford seventh grade cross country runner Elle Campbell led the Lady Eagles in their season opener at the Lakota East Classic on Saturday to a team third-place finish by finishing the 2-mile course in fourth. Right by her side was fifth place finisher and seventh grade teammate Lauren Johnson who partnered with Elle to hold off many Lakota runners towards the finish. Both athletes are very determined runners and have the work ethic needed to succeed in cross country.
Seventh grade Lebanon Maroon volleyball would like to recognize setter/captain Evie Lalich for a solid beginning of the season against Nagel Silver. She commanded the court with accurate setting, serving, hustle, and encouragement for her teammates. Great job, captain!
Milford eighth grade White volleyball player Logan Hallinan really stepped up this past week and played a different position for us while we had a player out. Way to be a team player, Logan!
West Clermont seventh grade cheer would like to recognize Julia Worthington. Julia is always very kind and supportive of her teammates. She is a great role model and is an excellent representation of West Clermont cheer. Julia is always willing to try new skills and works extremely hard at practice. We are thankful to have her as a member of our squad! Congratulations Julia!
Taylor Hooks, part of the West Clermont eighth grade Navy volleyball team, had a great week! She works hard every day at practice, she's a leader on the floor, and continues to go above and beyond to get better. She has worked so hard to have excellent passing form, but she also plays a role on our offense as one of our outside hitters. Keep up the great work Taylor!
Audrey Swartz, part of the West Clermont seventh grade Navy volleyball team, also had a great week! She had some excellent serves with a few aces as well. She works hard on the court and hustles to get to balls you don't think anyone on the floor can get to. She has also done a great job setting and assisting our hitters to score. Keep up the great work Audrey!
Nagel eighth grade White volleyball recognizes Kenna Howard. Kenna has worked extremely hard these beginning weeks of the season. She is always one of the first to encourage her teammates when they are down and comes to practice determined to play harder than the last one. Keep up the great work captain!
Nagel's Evan Millard won the Girls Open Race at Moeller's Primetime Cross Country Invite Friday, before the storm cancelled the meet. She helped Nagel's combined boys and girls take second overall.
The Milford Eagles cross country squad got off to a great start, taking third place at the competitive Lakota East Invitational. Eighth grader Henry Craycraft led the way with a third-place overall finish and was followed closely by seventh graders Henry Newman and Colt Barbro and eighth graders Patrick Eminger and Gideon List. The Eagles also saw eighth grader Holden Yuskewich smash his previous PR, taking an amazing 3:22 off his previous best time at this race!
Loveland eighth grade volleyball player Makenna Kirlin led her team last week in its three wins against West Clermont, Wyoming, and Walnut Hills. Her setting ability is above and beyond her peers!
Eighth grader Jenna Bullock, a member of the Loveland girls tennis team, was a role model for the team in composure and perseverance in her match vs. Lakota West. She was down 6-0 in the first set but came back to take the second set to a tie breaker.
Little Miami eighth grade Gold volleyball player Jade Wall helped lead her team to a 3-0 start. She led her team with serving against Kings and has a serve receive score of 1.8 with multiple kills in the front row. She leads our team with aggressive play and great sportsmanship.
The Kings Lady Knights seventh grade team went 2-0 last week with double-digit wins over West Clermont and Loveland. Sami Wade led the Lady Knights to victory on Monday with a season-high 17 points against West Clermont. On Wednesday, Cate Ewing also put up a season-high 15 points, while shooting 3-for-5 from three-point range and playing shutdown defense to help Kings avenge its opening game loss to Loveland.
2021-22 Winter Sports Wrap-Up
GIRLS BASKETBALL: The seventh grade ECC Tournament championship went to Lebanon who defeated Walnut Hills in the finals. In the eighth grade tournament, congratulations go out to Walnut Hills for defeating Loveland in the finals.
In addition, shout out to the Lebanon White eighth grade squad for capturing the Girls Basketball Invitational Tournament title! Kings B was runner-up!
BOYS BASKETBALL: This winter's ECC Middle School Tournament championship trophies will reside at Kings (7th grade) and Walnut Hills (8th grade). Congratulations to both squads.
In the MS Invitational Tournament, Milford (7th grade) and Little Miami (8th grade) reign as Champions! Congratulations!
WRESTLING: Congratulations to host Little Miami for capturing the ECC Championship in wrestling. The Panthers outdistanced runner-up Lebanon 295.5 to 239. See complete results HERE.
2021 Fall Sports Wrap-Up
FOOTBALL: This fall, Winton Woods captured the ECC seventh grade title with a 7-0-1 overall record! The eighth grade championship trophy will reside at Kings after the Knights' 8-0 record!
VOLLEYBALL: Congratulations to Loveland for capturing the ECC seventh grade tournament championship. The eighth grade title also went to the Lady Tigers who finished as regular season and tournament champions!
CROSS COUNTRY: Loveland came home with both the boys' and girls' championship trophies at the 2021 ECC Championships. Loveland's Caroline Murnan won the girls' race, while teammates Parker Mentzer, Delaney Cilley, and Tori Elliott finished second through fourth respectively. Milford's Elle Campbell rounded out the top five. Complete girls' results are HERE.
On the boys' side, Nagel's Brock Grubert was the top finisher, ahead of runner-up Preston Wesley (Kings). Third through fifth place performances were turned in by Ronan Wolfer (Loveland), Toby Strausbaugh (Nagel), and Tyler Schwinn (Loveland). Individual boys' results are HERE.
At the OHSAA 7th and 8th Grade Cross Country Championships, Loveland girls took the team title in its race (Section A), while the boys finished as runner-up in the Section B race! In the Section C girls' race, Kings finished third and Milford ninth, while in the Section D boys' race, Kings finished fifth and Milford sixth. All results can be found HERE.
2021 Spring Sports Wrap-Up
BOYS AND GIRLS TRACK: After cancelling last year's track season, Loveland captured both the boys' and girls' titles this spring at the Eastern Cincinnati Conference Championships! Nagel finished runner-up in both boys' and girls' competition. Complete results are HERE.
ALSO, congratulations to all of our athletes who competed in the OHSAA JH Track and Field Championships May 15. A special shout out to Loveland's Tyler Schwinn for winning the STATE TITLE in the high jump with a leap of 5-9! See complete results HERE.