2021-22 Winter Sports Updates
GIRLS BASKETBALL: West Clermont (seventh grade) and Winton Woods (eighth grade) are the conference defending champions in the sport of girls basketball. The 2022 Conference tournament is scheduled to begin January 27 with the seventh grade playing at Nagel MS and the eighth grade playing at Walnut Hills HS.
BOYS BASKETBALL: Kings and Loveland are your defending ECC Champions at the seventh grade level, while the defending eighth grade champions are the Kings Knights. This winter's ECC Middle School Tournament is scheduled to begin February 3 at Loveland MS (seventh grade) and Lebanon HS (eighth grade).
WRESTLING: Loveland will be gunning for its third straight ECC title on the mats. The Conference Tournament is slated for Little Miami HS on January 28.
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.
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 NINE ENDING OCTOBER 24
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!
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.
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.
2020-21 Winter Sports Wrap-Up
BOYS BASKETBALL: Kings and Loveland would have battled for the seventh grade "A" Championship if not for the weather. The game was cancelled, but congrats to both squads on great seasons! It was decided that both teams were deserving of the title of co-Champions for 2020-21!
The eighth grade "A" tournament championship trophy will reside at Kings, as the Knights defeated Nagel Silver to capture the conference title.
The finals of the ECC boys "B" Invitational saw Loveland win the seventh grade championship and Kings win the eighth grade title. Congratulations!
GIRLS BASKETBALL: The ECC "A" tournament crowned champions February 4. West Clermont captured the seventh grade title, while Winton Woods walked away with the eighth grade championship! Congratulations to both squads.
WRESTLING: The Loveland Tigers captured the ECC wrestling title for the second consecutive year! Little Miami finished runner-up. Complete results are HERE. Some of the Champion Tiger squad can be seen below.