BOYS' BASKETBALL:  This year's ECC Tournament is scheduled to begin February 6.  Round two will be held February 8 and the finals are scheduled for February 10.  Seventh grade teams will play at Withrow High School, while the eighth grade squads are scheduled to play at Kings Junior High School.  Times will be announced later in the season.

GIRLS' BASKETBALL:  The ECC Tournament is scheduled to begin February 6, with the seventh grade squads playing at Walnut Hills Junior High and the eighth graders squaring off at Nagel Middle School.  Round two will be held February 8 and the finals are scheduled for February 10.  Times will be announced later in the season.

WRESTLING:  The Loveland Tigers look to repeat as ECC Champions this winter.  The ECC Tournament is scheduled for January 29 at Milford High School beginning at 4:30 pm.

FOOTBALL:  The Nagel Silver squad went undefeated in Conference play to capture the eighth grade title.  The seventh grade championship went to the Kings Knights, who finished with a 5-1 Conference record.

VOLLEYBALL:  The Eastern Cincinnati Conference Tournament champions are the Milford Lady Eagles (eighth grade) and the Loveland Lady Tigers (seventh grade)!  Congratulations!

CROSS COUNTRY:  The Eastern Cincinnati Conference Championships were held October 13 at Landen Deerfield Park.  Loveland won the boys' championship for the second consecutive year, defeating runner-up Nagel by some 33 points.  The Tigers' A.J. Stutz captured the individual championship, while teammate Luke Black was runner-up.  The girls' title was captured by Loveland as well, defeating Milford by 19 points.  Individually, Nagel's Jayne Maxwell won the race, while Loveland's Sofia Dillhoff was runner-up.  Congratulations to all of our runners on a great meet!

Nagel Middle School was one of twenty schools across Ohio to receive the Respect the Game Challenge award from the Ohio High School Athletic Administration (OHSAA).  The recognition honors schools that promote sportsmanship and is part of the OHSAA's Sportsmanship, Ethics, and Integrity campaign.  The honor is based on the 2014-2015 school year and is very prestigious across Ohio.  Nagel Middle School has earned the honor annually since 2010.  Read more HERE.

Shout out to Walnut Hills' Josh Hardin, honored by the Southwest Ohio Athletic Directors Association (SWOADA) as the Middle School Athletic Director of the Year!  This is Josh's second consecutive year winning the award!  The award recognizes service, leadership, and involvement with interscholastic athletics at the local or district levels.  A great honor for a hardworking young man!

TRACK:  The ECC middle school track meet was held May 11 at Withrow High School.  Congratulations to the Loveland Tigers and Lady Tigers for winning the Conference Championship in both the boys' and girls' divisions.  Final event winners were as follows:

BOYS' CONFERENCE MEET CHAMPIONS:  110 Meter Hurdles:  Newman (Walnut Hills), 100 Meters:  Swanson (Walnut Hills), 1600 Meters:  Justus (Kings), 4x100 Meter Relay:  Nagel, 400 Meters:  Crumpton (Walnut Hills), 4x200 Meter Relay:  Walnut Hills, 200 Meter Hurdles:  Craft (Loveland), 800 Meters:  Justus (Kings), 200 Meters:  Swanson (Walnut Hills), 4x400 Meter Relay:  Kings, High Jump:  Cissell (Nagel), Long Jump:  Cissell (Nagel), Discus:  Medallion (Withrow), Shot Put:  Ringel (Loveland), and Pole Vault:  Smeller (Loveland).

Here's the current ECC Middle School Boys' Track and Field Records:

110 Meter Hurdles:  Bohenek (Nagel - 16.13 in 2013), 100 Meters:  Conley (Loveland - 11.38 in 2014), 1600 Meters:  Lowry (Walnut Hills - 4:57.44 in 2014), 4x100 Meter Relay:  Nagel (49.0 in 2015), 400 Meters:  Daniel (Walnut Hills - 53.43 in 2013), 4x200 Meter Relay:  Kings (1:42.88 in 2013), 200 Meter Hurdles:  Craft (Loveland - 27.81 in 2015), 800 Meters:  Justus (Kings - 2:15.34 in 2015), 200 Meters:  Daniel (Walnut Hills - 23.75 in 2013), 4x400 Meter Relay:  Kings (3:57.25 in 2013), High Jump:  Cissell (Nagel - 5-9 in 2015), Long Jump:  Davenport (Walnut Hills - 18-1 1/4 in 2013), Discus:  Medallion (Withrow - 110-7 in 2015), Shot Put:  Howard (Nagel - 39-9 in 2014), and Pole Vault:  Davenport (Walnut Hills - 10-6 in 2015).

GIRLS' CONFERENCE MEET CHAMPIONS:  100 Meter Hurdles:  Page (Kings), 100 Meters:  Darks (Walnut Hills), Bush (Nagel), 4x100 Meter Relay:  Walnut Hills, 400 Meters:  Sullivan (Nagel), 4x200 Meter Relay:  Walnut Hills, 200 Meter Hurdles:  Rodeffer (Milford), 800 Meters:  Bush (Nagel), 200 Meters:  Elam (Loveland), 4x400 Meter Relay:  Nagel, High Jump:  Klenke (Loveland), Long Jump:  Morrison (Loveland), Discus:  Steele (Nagel), Shot Put:  Steele (Nagel), and Pole Vault:  Barta (Kings).

Here's the current ECC Middle School Girls' Track and Field Records:

100 Meter Hurdles:  Massey (Loveland - 15.65 in 2014), 100 Meters:  Jones (Walnut Hills - 12.78 in 2014), 1600 Meters:  Bush (Nagel - 5:29.06 in 2014), 4x100 Meter Relay:  Walnut Hills (52.72 in 2015), 400 Meters:  McElveen (Loveland - 60.28 in 2013), 4x200 Meter Relay:  Walnut Hills (1:51.16 in 2013), 200 Meter Hurdles:  Massey (Loveland - 30.22 in 2014), 800 Meters:  Bush (Nagel - 2:32.13 in 2015), 200 Meters:  Williams (Loveland - 26.34 in 2014), 4x400 Meter Relay:  Walnut Hills (4:27.72 in 2013), High Jump:  Klenke (Loveland - 5-0 in 2015), Long Jump:  Jones (Walnut Hills - 16-2 in 2014), Discus:  Steele (Nagel - 93-3 in 2015), Shot Put:  Steele (Nagel - 36-9 1/4 in 2015), and Pole Vault:  Berger (Glen Este - 8-0 in 2013) and Jones (Kings - 8-0 in 2014).