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On November 25, 2019, the twelve member schools of the Miami Valley Conference (MVC) voted to extend membership invitations in all sports to Purcell Marian and Roger Bacon High Schools.  The following day, both schools accepted the invitation and will begin competition in all sports in the 2021-2022 season.  This will bring the total number of schools to fourteen (eight private and six public).  

The MVC features a unique two-division alignment which allows for the most competitive scenarios for all schools.  The addition of Purcell Marian and Roger Bacon will offer more options for schools to compete with similar size schools within the conference.

The Miami Valley Conference is one of the premier athletic conferences in Ohio, boasting nearly twenty-five State Championship teams in the last twenty years.  The addition of Purcell Marian and Roger Bacon will only enhance this reputation ... both athletically and academically.  The entire MVC would like to extend its congratulations to both Purcell Marian and Roger Bacon High Schools!

BOYS' BASKETBALL:  CHCA (4-1) and North College Hill (4-2) are first and second in the Scarlet Division, while Cincinnati Country Day is currently 5-0 and New Miami 4-1 in the Gray Division.  Statistical leaders include Clark Montessori's Sean Ealy (26.8 points per game); St. Bernard's Jaden Wood (9.3 rebounds per game); New Miami's Jordan Robinette (5.5 assists and 3.0 steals per game); and Norwood's Kevin English (2.5 blocks per game) through January 23.


MILESTONE SHOUT OUTS!  Congratulations to both Aaron McCoy from MVCA and Sean Ealy from Clark Montessori for notching their 1000th career points on the same evening.  Aaron picked up his against CHCA December 20, while Sean collected his 1000th against Seven Hills.  Congratulations to both of these fine players!



Our third player to achieve the 1000-point plateau was CHCA's Cole FisherCole notched his 1000th point on January 11 against Purcell Marian.  Congratulations!

Our fourth player to eclipse 1000 career point was New Miami's Deanza Duncan.  His milestone came in a January 14 contest at Cincinnati Christian.  Congratulations Deanza!

GIRLS' BASKETBALL:  Defending champion Cincinnati Country Day sits at 5-1 (14-2 overall) and Summit Country Day is 4-1 (13-2 overall) to lead the Scarlet Division, while St. Bernard, CHCA, and Seven Hills are each 4-1 and battling it out in the Gray Division.  Conference leaders include St. Bernard's Lauryn Brown (19.0 points per game), MVCA's Emily Abshire (12.3 rebounds per game), Clark Montessori's Jada Baker (2.4 blocks per game), and Summit Country Day's Rachel Martin (6.0 assists and 6.0 steals per game) through January 23.

SUMMIT'S SIMMONS EARNS 300th VICTORY
Shout out to Summit Country Day's head girls' basketball coach Beth Simmons for earning her 300th career coaching victory in a November 30 match-up at Cincinnati Christian.  Coach Simmons began at Summit in 2001, and the Lady Knights have won six MVC titles since the 2011-2012 season.  Congratulations coach!


WRESTLING:  The Norwood Indians are gunning for their third straight MVC title on the mats.  This year's MVC Championships are slated for February 14 at Norwood beginning at 5:30 pm.  SHOUT OUT to Norwood's Tyler Harkins for being named the Most Outstanding Wrestler at the January 4 Madeira Invitational.  SHOUT OUT:  St. Bernard's Marvelous Rutledge won the 182 lbs. title at the January 18 Sycamore Invitational.  Results can be found HERE.

BOYS' SWIMMING:  Seven Hills captured last year's boys' swim title, scoring an impressive 399 points along the way to their sixth straight league title.  This year's MVC Swim Championships are scheduled for February 1 at Cincinnati Country Day beginning at noon.  Statistical leaders can be found HERESHOUT OUT:  The annual Coaches Classic was held January 18-19 with Seven Hills finishing in eighteenth place overall.  Individually, the MVC's top placers were the Stingers' Tim Kalin (fourth in the 100 back) and Cincinnati Christian's Casey Anderson (fifth in the 50 fly).  Seven Hills finished fifth in the 400 free relay and seventh in the 200 free relay.

GIRLS' SWIMMING:  The Lady Stingers from Seven Hills won their second straight league championship last winter.  This year's MVC Swim Championships are slated for February 1 at Cincinnati Country Day beginning at noon.  Conference event leaders can be found HERESHOUT OUT to CHCA's Jessey Li (pictured HERE) who won a pair of events at the January 18-19 Southwest Coaches Classic!  She won the 100 breast and the 200 breast.  She also finished runner-up in the 50 free and third in the 100 free.  Seven Hills' Ella Jo Piersma finished runner-up in the 100 free, third in the 200 free, and sixth in the 200 fly, while Cincinnati Country Day's Mia Latimer was runner-up in the 100 back and eighth in the 100 free.  In the team competition, Seven Hills finished tenth and CHCA finished sixteenth.  Below photo by Keith Neu.  

BOYS' BOWLING:  Seven Hills has begun the 2019-20 season with a fine 14-1 overall record.  The Stingers also lead the MVC race with a perfect 10-0 mark.  Seven Hills' Adam Firestein (pictured below - photo by Keith Neu) leads the MVC with a scoring average of 188.2 through January 23.

GIRLS' BOWLING:  Cincinnati Christian is 13-0 overall and 7-0 in the conference.  The Lady Cougars' Crystal Wilson is leading the conference in scoring average of 191.8 through January 23.  SHOUT OUT:  Crystal also set a pair of new school records with a single game score of 276 and a two-game series score of 511 on December 17 against Purcell Marian.

GYMNASTICS:  Although the Miami Valley Conference doesn't officially sponsor gymnastics, MVC schools typically fare well during the regular season and into the postseason.  Last winter, Cincinnati Country Day placed fifth in the City Championships.  This year's City Championships will be held February 15 at Cincinnati Country Day, while the District Championships are slated for Lakota East on February 22.  SHOUT OUT to Seven Hills and Cincinnati Country Day for finishing tenth and eleventh respectively in Saturday's CCD Indian Cup.  Seven Hills' Caroline Corbett finished seventeenth in the all-around, as well as being the MVC's top performer on floor and on bars.  Cincinnati Country Day's Elena Hamall led the way on beam and teammate Cate Collett was top finisher on vault.

CCD's RENIE, HIRSCHAUER EARN TOP HONORS!
Congratulations to Cincinnati Country Day's Lawson Renie for being named to the United Soccer Coaches All-American squad!  The University of Tennessee commit led the Lady Indians to back-to-back State titles this fall.  See complete list HERE.  In addition, head coach Theresa Hirschauer earned National Coach of the Year honors from the United Soccer Coaches.  "Hirsch" has led the CCDS girls' team to back-to-back State Championships!  Congratulations to Lawson and to Coach Hirschauer.

SUMMIT WINS STATE XC CROWN
In boys' cross country, Summit Country Day won its first-ever boys' team championship by winning the 2019 OHSAA State Boys' Cross Country Championship!  Evan Lakhia led the Knights with a 19th place finish.  Other Summit runners included the Knights' Andrew Wagner (24th), Matthew Brumfield (30th), Brian DeWine (35th), David Nelson (54th), Sean LaMacchia (91), and Larkin Woodward (129).  Miami Valley Christian Academy's Will Stewart finished 38th.  Congratulations!  Complete results are HERE.

BACK-TO-BACK TITLES FOR CCD!
In girls' soccer, Cincinnati Country Day advanced to the State Final Four after its Regional Final win over Mariemont.  The Lady Indians then defeated Columbus Academy 4-2 in the State semis.  Read more HERE.  In the State Championship game at MAPFRE Stadium, the Lady Indians won their second straight State title with a convincing 5-1 victory over Findlay Liberty-Benton.  The squad finished a remarkable season with a 20-0-2 record under head coach Theresa Hirschauer.

OTHER MVC STATE PARTICIPANTS
Congratulations to Cincinnati Country Day's Sam Pettengill who qualified for the October 11-12 Division III State Boys' Golf Tournament.  Sam finished tied for third at Districts and earned his trip to State after coming out on top in a dramatic three-way playoff!  Complete individual results from the October 1 District Championships can be found HERE.  At Columbus, Sam finished eighth overall to cap off a great season!  Individual DIII State results can be found HERE.  CHCA's Jack Sonne also represented the MVC in the Division II Sate Golf Championships!  Jack finished tied for fourth at the District Tournament to earn his spot at State!  Complete results from the DII District Tournament can be found HERE.  At State, Jack placed fifth overall, earning All-State honors!  DII individual State results are HERE.

In girls' tennis, CHCA's Lynn Kader advanced to the OHSAA State Championships at the Lindner Family Tennis Center!  She won her first round match before falling in second round action.  Congratulations to Lynn!

In girls' cross country, Summit Country Day's Catherine Coldiron and Cincinnati Country Day's Natalie de Beer also competed in the State Championships!  Catherine finished 32nd and Natalie finished 34th!  Congratulations!  Complete results are HERE.

In football, shout out to Roger Bacon (DIV), CHCA and Summit Country Day (DV), and Cincinnati College Prep and top-seeded New Miami (DVII) for earning playoff berths!  Roger Bacon was the lone school to win its first round match-up, advancing to round two.  Read more HERE.  In second round action, the Spartans fell to Valley View 28-27.  Read more HERE.

In volleyball, CHCA downed Versailles in a thrilling four-set Regional Final to advance to the State semi-final match against Findlay Liberty-Benton. The Lady Eagles fell in the State semi-finals to finish an amazing season with a 21-7 record!  Read more HERE.

Cincinnati Country Day's Riley Michalski (boys' soccer) and Kate Brock (girls' soccer) were finalists for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award, announced August 20.

MVCA's Will Stewart (boys' cross country) and Summit Country Day's Doug Simpson (boys' soccer) and Isabel Schomburger (volleyball) were finalists for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award, announced August 26.

MVCA's Will Stewart (boys' cross country), Norwood's Maddie Baker (girls' cross country), CHCA's Cole Fisher (football), Cincinnati Country Day's Lawson Renie (girls' soccer), Clark Montessori's Tiffany Campbell (girls' soccer), and Seven Hills' Avani Seshiah (volleyball) were finalists for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award, announced September 2.

Roger Bacon was a finalist for the TriState Football Gold Star Chili Team of the Week award, announced September 8.

Roger Bacon's Corey Kiner was in contention for the TriState Football Mella Player of the Week award, announced September 8.

Roger Bacon's Corey Kiner (football), Cincinnati Country Day's Riley Michalski (boys' soccer), and CHCA's Riley Wichmann (volleyball) were finalists for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award, announced September 10.

MVCA's Will Stewart (boys' cross country), Summit Country Day's Sarah Sutton (field hockey) and Doug Simpson (boys' soccer), Cincinnati Country Day's Ethan Howard (football) and Kate Brock (girls' soccer), Roger Bacon's Corey Kiner (football), St. Bernard's Zykeem Hunley (football), Seven Hills' Egan DeWitt (boys' soccer) and Meg Yuan (volleyball) were finalists for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award, announced September 16.  Shout out Meg for winning the award.  Read more HERE.

Cincinnati College Prep Academy's Mark Smith was a finalist for the TriState Football Mella Player of the Week award, announced September 22. 

New Miami was in contention and WON the TriState Football Gold Star Chili Team of the Week award, announced September 25.  Read more HERE.

Cincinnati Country Day's Natalie De Beer (girls' cross country) and Lawson Renie (girls' soccer), Seven Hills' Jacob Joffe (boys' golf), and Summit Country Day's Riley Simpson (girls' golf) were finalists for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award, announced September 23.

CHCA was a finalist for the TriState Football Gold Star Chili Team of the Week award, announced September 29.  

CHCA's Cole Fisher and North College Hill's Miles Landrum were in contention for the TriState Football Mella Player of the Week award, announced September 29.

MVCA's Will Stewart (boys' cross country), North College Hill's Miles Landrum (football), CHCA's Cole Fisher (football) and Rylie Wichmann (volleyball), Roger Bacon's Corey Kiner (football), Cincinnati Country Day's Sam Pettengill (boys' golf), Seven Hills' Jacob Joffe (boys' golf), and Summit Country Day's Isabel Schomburger (volleyball) were finalists for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award, announced September 30.  In addition, CHCA and Cincinnati College Prep were up for Ohio Football Team of the Week and Seven Hills was up for Fall Team of the Week!

North College Hill's Kam Williams was in contention for the WLWT Blitz 5 Primetime Performer award, announced October 4. 

North College Hill was among the nominations for the TriState Football Gold Star Chili Team of the Week award, announced October 6.

North College Hill's Kameron "Kam" Williams was a finalist for the TriState Football Mella Player of the Week award, announced October 6. 

MVCA's Will Stewart (boys' cross country), New Miami's Trey Robinette (football), Roger Bacon's Corey Kiner (football), North College Hills' Kam Williams (football), CHCA's Jack Sonne (boys' golf) and Ananya Annapantula (girls' tennis singles), Cincinnati Country Day's Sam Pettengill (boys' golf), Seven Hills' Annika Alper (girls' tennis singles) and Avital Isakov and Anika Parameswaran (girls' tennis doubles), and Norwood's Maria Velazco (girls' soccer) were among the finalists for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award, announced October 7.  In addition, New Miami was up for the Ohio Football Team of the Week honor!

New Miami's Jordan Robinette was a finalist for the TriState Football Mella Player of the Week award, announced October 13.

The Roger Bacon Spartans were a finalist for the TriSTate Football Gold Star Chili Team of the Week award, announced October 13.

MVCA's Will Stewart (boys' cross country), Summit Country Day's Catherine Coldiron (girls' cross country), Isabel Schomburger (volleyball), and Paige Miller (field hockey), CHCA's Cole Fisher (football), Lynn Kader (girls' tennis singles), Katelyn Grimes (volleyball), and Jack Sonne (boys' golf), Roger Bacon's Corey Kiner (football), New Miami's Deanza Duncan (football), and Cincinnati Country Day's Sam Pettengill (boys' golf) and Lawson Renie (girls' soccer) were finalists for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award, announced October 15.  In addition, CHCA, Summit Country Day, and North College Hill were in contention for the Ohio Football Team of the Week award!

Roger Bacon's Corey Kiner was a finalist for the WLWT Blitz 5 Primetime Performer award, announced October 18. 

The Spartans' Corey Kiner was also a nominee for the TriState Football Mella Player of the Week award, announced October 20.

Cincinnati College Prep Academy was a finalist for the TriState Football Gold Star Chili Team of the Week award, announced October 20.

Cincinnati Country Day's Sam Pettengill (boys' golf), Hayden Bortz (boys' soccer), and Natalie De Beer (girls' cross country); CHCA's Jack Sonne (boys' golf) and Lynn Kader (girls' tennis singles); Summit Country Day's Evan Lakhia (boys' cross country) and Catherine Coldiron (girls' cross country); Roger Bacon's Corey Kiner (football); Seven Hills' Ahmed Abass (boys' soccer), Avani Seshiah (volleyball), and Max Creech (volleyball) were among the nominations for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award, announced October 21.  In addition, Cincinnati College Prep and Clark Montessori were up for the Ohio Football Team of the Week award!  Shout out to Lynn and to the Clark Cougars for winning the award!  Read more HERE.

Roger Bacon's Corey Kiner was a finalist for the WLWT Blitz 5 Primetime Performer award, announced October 25.

CHCA was among the nominations for the TriState Football Gold Star Chili Team of the Week award, announced October 27.

Summit Country Day's Matthew Brumfield (boys' cross country) and Catherine Coldiron (girls' cross country), Seven Hills' Ahmed Abass (boys' soccer), Cincinnati Country Day's Kate Brock (girls' soccer), and CHCA's Katie Gansle (volleyball) were finalists for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award, announced October 28.  In addition, New Miami and Lockland were up for the Ohio Football Team of the Week award!

New Miami's Deanza Duncan and St. Bernard's Peyton Pugh were finalists for the TriState Football Mella Player of the Week award, announced November 3.  

The Roger Bacon Spartans were up for the TriState Football Gold Star Chili Team of the Week award, announced November 3.

Summit Country Day's Evan Lakhia (boys' cross country) and Catherine Coldiron (girls' cross country), CHCA's Cole Fisher (football) and Annie Lockett (volleyball), Seven Hills' Scott Williams and William Hawgood (boys' soccer), and Lawson Renie (girls' soccer) were in contention for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award, announced November 4.  In addition, New Miami and CHCA were up for the Ohio Football Team of the Week and Summit Country Day boys' cross country was up for the Fall Team of the Week awards!  Shout out to New Miami for winning the award!  Read more HERE.

Cincinnati Country Day's Kate Brock was selected as the LaRosa's MVP of the Week award winner, announced November 5.  Read more HERE.

Roger Bacon's Corey Kiner (football), Cincinnati Country Day's Lawson Renie (girls' soccer), and CHCA's Annie Lockett (volleyball) were finalists for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award, announced November 11.  Cincinnati Country Day girls' soccer was also in contention for the Fall Team of the Week award and Roger Bacon was up for the Ohio Football Team of the Week award!

MVCA's Emily Abshire (girls' basketball), Cincinnati Country Day's Sabrina Delbello (girls' basketball), and Cincinnati Christian's Crystal Wilson (girls' bowling) were among the nominees for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award, announced November 25. Congratulations to Emily for winning the award!  Read more HERE.

Seven Hills' Curt Harrison (boys' basketball) and Jonny Osman (boys' bowling), MVCA's Aaron McCoy (boys' basketball), and Summit Country Day's Gabby Martin (girls' basketball) were in contention for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award, announced December 2.  In addition, the Summit Country Day Lady Knights were among the nominees for the Ohio Girls' Basketball Team of the Week award!  Shout out to Aaron for winning the award!  Read more HERE.

Seven Hills' Alex Grass (boys' bowling) and Savoy Lackey (girls' bowling), Cincinnati Christian's Crystal Wilson (girls' bowling), Cincinnati Country Day's Kamryn Jordan (girls' basketball), and Clark Montessori's Sean Ealy (boys' basketball) were nominees for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award.  In addition, the Cincinnati Country Day Lady Indians were up for the Ohio Girls' Basketball Team of the Week award!

CHCA's Blake Lloyd (boys' basketball); Cincinnati Country Day's Matthew Adkins (boys' basketball) and Sabrina DelBello (girls' basketball); Lockland's Deondra Thomas (boys' basketball); Summit Country Day's CJ Replogle (boys' swimming); Seven Hills' Spencer Boyd (boys' swimming); and Cincinnati Christian's Crystal Wilson (girls' bowling) were in contention for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award, announced December 16.  In addition, Cincinnati Country Day was in contention for BOTH the Ohio Boys' and Girls' Basketball Team of the Week awards and Summit Country Day's swim and dive team is up for Top Winter Team of the Week recognition.  Congratulations to the CCD boys for winning the Team of the Week award!  Read more HERE.

Clark Montessori's Sean Ealy (DII-IV boys' basketball), Seven Hills' Curtis Harrison (DII-IV boys' basketball), MVCA's Melody Arnett (DII-IV girls' basketball), Cincinnati Christian's Crystal Wilson (girls' bowling), and CHCA's relay team of Lucas Leamer, Nick Davidovich, AJ Vibberts, and Logan Ottke (boys' swimming) were finalists for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award, announced December 23.  Also, Cincinnati Country Day was in contention for the Ohio Girls' Basketball Team of the Week award! 

Summit Country Day's Rachel Martin (girls' basketball) and Seven Hills' Laura Shuppert (girls' basketball) were finalists for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award, announced January 7.  CHCA (boys' basketball) and Norwood (girls' basketball) were also up for the Ohio Basketball Team of the Week award! 

CHCA's Blake Lloyd (boys' basketball), Clark Montessori's Sean Ealy (boys' basketball), and Cincinnati Country Day's Kamryn Jordan (girls' basketball) were in contention for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award, announced January 13.  In addition, CHCA was up for the Ohio Boys' Basketball Team of the Week award.  Shout out to Blake for winning the award!  Read more HERE.

Norwood's Kevin English (boys' basketball), Clark Montessori's Sean Ealy (boys' basketball) and Miles Rucker (boys' bowling), Cincinnati Christian's Maddie Porter (girls' bowling), and CHCA's Jessey Li (girls' swimming) are finalists for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award, announced January 21.  Also, Summit Country Day is in contention for the Ohio Girls' Basketball Team of the Week award!  Vote HERE.

Shout out to CHCA's Cole Fisher for being named the La'Rosa's MVP of the Week award winner, announced January 21.  Read more HERE.

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