CCD's Theresa Hirschauer Earns HOF Honors
Each year, the Southwest Ohio Athletic Directors Association (SWOADA) recognizes a number of athletic directors for various awards. Cincinnati Country Day's Theresa Hirschauer received the honor of being inducted into the SWOADA/OIAAA Hall of Fame!
"Induction into the SWOADA/OIAAA Hall of Fame for exceptional service in athletic administration is bestowed upon a retired athletic administrator in recognition of his or her special accomplishments and contributions."
Congratulations Theresa on this much-deserved recognition! Read more HERE.
MVC Fall Sports Season Updates
FOOTBALL: New Miami (Gray Division) and Roger Bacon (Scarlet Division) are your 2020 defending champions on the gridiron.
WEEK ONE RESULTS
Roger Bacon defeated Taft 24-20 (read more HERE)
New Miami fell to Gamble Montessori 31-0
Summit Country Day at Hughes (cancelled)
Cincinnati Country Day defeated Manchester 56-0
Clark Montessori lost to CNE 21-6
Purcell Marian beat Deer Park 16-13
Norwood fell to Madeira 41-34
MVCA downed Millersport 38-6 (read more HERE)
North College Hill lost to Meadowdale 30-28
Lockland at Reading (cancelled)
St. Bernard-Elmwood Place lost to Shroder 40-26
CHCA blanked by Western Hills 19-0
WEEK TWO RESULTS
North College Hill at Hughes (cancelled)
CHCA lost to Madeira 31-0
Summit Country Day at Cincinnati Country Day 29-13
Clark Montessori was defeated by Finneytown 36-0
MVCA was blanked by CNE 14-0
Lockland beat Ludlow 20-13
New Miami lost to Landmark 34-0
Norwood fell to Mariemont 35-0
Roger Bacon defeated Aiken 31-0
St. Bernard-Elmwood Place fell to Williamsburg 49-14
Purcell-Marian clipped CCPA 16-14
WEEK THREE RESULTS
Cincinnati Country Day beat Dohn 44-6
New Miami was defeated by Fayetteville-Perry 56-0
North College Hill fell to Landmark 20-14
Lockland lost to Hughes 44-6
Purcell Marian was defeated by Madeira 15-12
CHCA was shutout by McNicholas 41-0
Norwood fell to Wyoming 36-4
St. Bernard-Elmwood Place was defeated by Finneytown 43-6
Summit Country Day lost to Reading 35-7
MVCA fell to Worthington Christian 30-16
Roger Bacon downed NCC 48-13
Clark Montessori fell to Gamble Montessori 26-0
WEEK FOUR RESULTS
New Miami downed Hilltop 14-6
CHCA fell to Wilmington 21-6
Cincinnati Country Day downed Hillcrest 47-8
MVCA beat Gallatin County 16-7
Lockland was defeated by Meadowdale 60-34
Norwood over Batavia 49-20
Summit Country Day lost to CCPA 22-21
North College Hill tied Ponitz 29-29
Purcell Marian defeated New Richmond 14-7
Roger Bacon lost to Badin 30-17
WEEK FIVE RESULTS
Cincinnati Country Day was defeated by Park Tudor 48-14
Roger Bacon fell at McNicholas 31-6
MVCA lost to Gamble Montessori 42-8
Milan downed New Miami 39-6
St. Bernard-Elmwood Place at North College Hill (cancelled)
Norwood was defeated by New Richmond 49-19
Summit Country Day handled Meadowdale 65-26
Clark Montessori at Woodward TBA
Lockland lost at Williamsburg 44-12
CHCA at Taft (cancelled)
Purcell Marian fell to Hughes 46-13
WEEK SIX RESULTS
Lockland defeated MVCA 46-6
Clark Montessori at New Miami
Roger Bacon over Norwood 42-6
North College Hill at Summit Country Day
CHCA at Purcell Marian (Saturday)
Cincinnati Country Day at St. Bernard-Elmwood Place (Saturday)
WEEK SEVEN MATCH-UPS
Roger Bacon at CHCA
New Miami at Cincinnati Country Day
St. Bernard-Elmwood Place at MVCA
Norwood at Summit Country Day
Purcell Marian at North College Hill
Lockland at Clark Montessori (Saturday)
GIRLS GOLF: With the number of teams reaching four, the Miami Valley Conference is again sponsoring girls golf this fall. MVC TOURNAMENT: After the first day of the MVC Championship, Seven Hills found itself sitting atop the scoreboard with a 195, two shots ahead of runner-up Cincinnati Country Day's 197. Medalist honors went to Cincinnati Country Day's Natalie Kaminski who fired a 39. Runner-up score of 41 was turned in by Seven Hills' Maggie Motch. Day two of the MVC Tournament was held at Eagles Nest Golf Course, with CHCA firing the low score at 190. Cincinnati Country Day, however, held on to win the tourney title by two strokes over Seven Hills and three shots ahead of CHCA. Summit Country Day's Erin Johnson was medalist for round two, as well as overall medalist for the two-day event with an 81, one shot ahead of runners-up Julia Zhu (Seven Hills) and Natalie Kaminski (CCD).
BOYS GOLF: Cincinnati Country Day won the 2020 Conference crown, the squad's first title since the 2011 season. Seven Hills also had a fantastic season, finishing ninth at the State Championships! MVC TOURNAMENT: Seven Hills jumped out to a commanding lead after the first round of the MVC Tournament, firing a 317 - 18 strokes ahead of second place Cincinnati Country Day. Medalist for day one was the Stingers' Jacob Joffe (76), two strokes ahead of teammate Collin Chen (78). Day two of the MVC Tournament has been rescheduled to Friday.
GIRLS TENNIS: Seven Hills is looking for back-to-back MVC crowns in girls tennis, as well as the school's sixth title in the last nine years. CHCA also sent a doubles team the the State Championships in 2020.
GIRLS SOCCER: The Miami Valley Conference is always among the best conferences for girls soccer, as witnessed by the recent play of Cincinnati Country Day. After consecutive State Championships in 2018 and 2019, CCDS finished as State Runner-Up last fall after a great 17-1-4 overall record. Since divisional play began two years ago, Norwood (Gray Division) and CCDS (Scarlet Division) have won consecutive titles. This fall, Cincinnati Country Day sits at 6-0-1 in Scarlet Division action, while Norwood is 6-2 in Gray Division play (through September 24).
BOYS SOCCER: Cincinnati Christian (Gray Division) and Summit Country Day (Scarlet Division) were your 2020 divisional champions. The Cougars will be shooting for their third straight divisional title, while the Knights are also looking for their third divisional crown and ninth overall in the last eleven seasons. This fall, Summit Country Day is 2-0-1 overall in the Scarlet Division contests, while Norwood is 2-0 overall in the Gray Division matches (through September 24).
GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY: Seven Hills won last year's MVC title in girls cross country, the Lady Stingers' first since the 1998 season. The squad also sent a pair of runners to the State Meet! This fall's MVC Championships are scheduled for October 12 at Cincinnati Country Day.
BOYS CROSS COUNTRY: Remarkably, the Summit Country Day Silver Knights will be running for their twelfth conference championship in the last thirteen seasons. And to cap off their great season, the Knights finished as Regional and State Runner-Up! Cincinnati Country Day will be the site of this year's Conference Championships, scheduled for October 12.
VOLLEYBALL: Roger Bacon sits atop the Scarlet Division standings with a 5-1 divisional record and 8-3 overall, while CHCA is 4-1 in divisional play. In Gray Division play, MVCA is 5-0 in divisional contests and 9-4 overall (through September 24).
MVC Player And Team Of The Week Awards
Seven Hills' Sohana Thompson (girls tennis - singles) is among the finalists for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award, announced August 24. In addition, Summit Country Day boys soccer is up for the Fall Ohio Boys Team of the Week award and Seven Hills girls tennis is in contention for the Fall Ohio Girls Team of the Week honors.
Cincinnati Christian’s Garrett Hesselgesser (boys cross country); Seven Hills’ William Schneider (boys cross country) and Wendy Woffington and Shriya Sekar (girls tennis – doubles); Lockland’s Jadyn Thomas (football); Summit Country Day’s Alex Davis (football); and CHCA’s Saylor Brock (girls soccer) were finalists for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award, announced August 31. Also, Seven Hills girls tennis was up for the Ohio Fall Team of the Week honors!
MVCA's Andrew Wilson (boys cross country), North College Hill's Damyren Joy (football), Cincinnati Country Day's Parker Corbin (football) and Jada Moorman (girls soccer), Norwood's Summer Ward (girls soccer), Roger Bacon's Jah'Mal Hutsell (football), and Cincinnati Christian's Xander Mays (boys soccer) were in consideration for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award, announced September 7. Also, Cincinnati Christian boys soccer was up for Ohio Boys Fall Team of the Week accolades.
Cincinnati Christian's Garrett Hesselgesser (boys cross country) and Kaylene Lunt (girls cross country); Norwood's Ryan Peter (football) and Laney Murphy (girls soccer); Cincinnati Country Day's Parker Corbin (football); Roger Bacon's Ryan Zestermann (boys golf); Seven Hills' Julia Zhu (girls golf); Summit Country Day's Georgia Schaeffer (volleyball); and CHCA's Sammy Vibberts (girls soccer) were finalists for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award, announced September 14. Also, Norwood girls soccer was up for the Ohio Girls Fall Team of the Week honors. Congratulations to Georgia for winning the award. Read more HERE.
Roger Bacon's Carlie Grosser (girls soccer), Brandon Grosser (boys soccer), and Kelsey Niesen (volleyball); Cincinnati Christian Emmanuel Harris (boys soccer) and Garrett Hesselgesser (boys cross country); and Summit Country Day's Mia Booth (field hockey) were finalists for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award, announced September 21. Cincinnati Christian boys soccer and Summit Country Day girls soccer were also up for the Fall Team of the Week honors.
MVC Spring Sports Season Updates / Honors
CHCA WINS STATE BASEBALL CROWN!
In baseball, CHCA advanced to the STATE CHAMPIONSHIP game with its 7-1 semifinal victory over Barnesville. The Eagles then downed Archbold 4-1 at Canal Park in Akron in the State Championship game to capture the school's first State team title in any sport. Congratulations to the Eagles on a great season! Read more HERE.
OTHER SPRING STATE QUALIFIERS
Summit Country Day's Elizabeth Fahrmeier and Seven Hills' Avi Mahajan and the doubles teams of Cincinnati Country Day's Kasey Chopra and Matthew Castrucci and Max Berghausen and Sai Nalagatla advanced to the OHSAA State Boys Tennis Championships at the Lindner Family Tennis Center! Enjoy this article about Elizabeth making history at the boys championships HERE. In addition, shout out to Avi for his third-place finish at State!
In track and field, a HUGE shout out to Seven Hills' Mackenzie Hartman who advanced to the State Meet in four events and led her team to a fifth-place finish overall! She finished as DIII Regional Champion in both the 100 and 300 hurdles, as well as runner-up in the long jump and 200 meters! Joining Mackenzie at State will be teammates Abby Heck (400 meters) and Avi Mahajan (3200 meters), CHCA's Grace Flynn (high jump), Cincinnati Country Day's Sam Pettengill (800 meters), and Summit Country Day's Devin Nelson (3200 meters). DIII Regional results are HERE.
In DII Regional action, Summit Country Day's 400 meter relay team of Hailey Harrell, Maya Wood, Vanessa Carrington, and Khalia Brooks advanced to State, as did North College Hill's ShyAnne Stewart (long jump) and Norwood's Jordin Evans (high jump). The Clark Montessori 4x100 relay team of Amira Henderson, Erinae Coleman, Amari Dawson, and Savannah Thomas also punched its ticket to State! Complete DII Regional results are HERE.
At State, an amazing performance was turned in by Seven Hills' Mackenzie Hartman, who was a STATE CHAMPION in the long jump, 100 hurdles, and 300 hurdles!
SOFTBALL: CHCA finished MVC Scarlet Division play with a perfect 8-0 record to capture the divisional title, while Lockland came away with the Gray Division title, its first since 2013! POSTSEASON UPDATES: CHCA capped off a great season by reaching the District Finals before falling to Carlisle. The Lady Eagles finished the season with a 16-6 overall record! ALL-MVC HONORS: Shout out to CHCA's Finley Payne (Player of the Year), Cincinnati Christian's Briahna Bush (Pitcher of the Year), and CHCA's John Schablein (Coach of the Year) for leading our All-Scarlet Division list! In the Gray Division, Lockland's Iyann Cunningham (Player of the Year), New Miami's Alexis Field (Pitcher of the Year), and the Lady Panthers' Lou Coduti (Coach of the Year) head the list. ALL-DISTRICT HONORS: The Southwest Coaches Association's All-District selections can be found HERE. Special shout out to our First Team selection in Division IV, Cincinnati Christian's Briahna Bush! ALL-STATE HONORS: Congratulations to Cincinnati Christian's Briahna Bush for being named All-Ohio by the Ohio High School Fastpitch Coaches Association! See complete lists HERE.
BASEBALL: Cincinnati Country Day wrapped up the Scarlet Division title with a 9-1 mark, while Seven Hills won the Gray Division title with a fine 7-1 MVC mark. ALL-MVC HONORS: Shout out to Summit Country Day's Mason Perkins (Scarlet Division) and Seven Hills' George Mentrup (Gray Division) for receiving Player of the Year honors. Pitcher of the Year honors went to Cincinnati Country Day's Jackson Campbell (Scarlet) and New Miami's Robert Jones (Gray), while Coach of the Year accolades went to Cincinnati Country Day's Asif Shah (Scarlet) and MVCA's Russ Theisens (Gray). POSTSEASON UPDATES: Congratulations to BOTH Cincinnati Country Day and CHCA for winning District titles in baseball. CHCA downed Springfield Shawnee 5-2 and Cincinnati Country Day defeated McNicholas 7-5 in the Regional semis. CHCA then defeated Cincinnati Country Day to advance to the State Final Four (read more above). ALL-CITY HONORS: Congratulations to the following All-City honorees from the Southwest Ohio Baseball Coaches Association: Cincinnati Christian's Trevor Allen, Titan Selvie, Caden Glenn, and Zac Birch; CHCA's Jack Vogele, Colin Ames, Cooper Robinson, and Caden Crawford; Seven Hills' George Mentrup and Jared Krause; Summit Country Day's Nick Ciaccio and Mason Perkins; Cincinnati Country Day's Payton Ebbing, Jackson Campbell, Cameron Bryant, Davis Campbell, and Parker Corbin. ALL-STATE HONORS: Shout out to Cincinnati Country Day's Jackson Campbell and Cincinnati Christian's Trevor Allen for being named All-Ohio by the Ohio High School Baseball Coaches Association.
GIRLS TRACK: Summit Country Day came away with the ECC Meet Championship, the Lady Knights' fourth MVC title in the last five seasons. CHCA finished runner-up. ALL-MVC HONORS: Seven Hills' Mackenzie Hartman earned Runner of the Year accolades, while CHCA's Grace Flynn received Field Athlete of the Year honors. Summit Country Day's Kim Horning and CHCA's Jeff Timmers earned co-Coach of the Year recognition. POSTSEASON UPDATES: Shout out to Summit Country Day for finishing third in the DII District Meet and to CHCA for finishing runner-up in the GIII Meet. The DII District Meet results can be found HERE. The DIII results are HERE. Congratulations to all of our athletes who advanced to the Regional Meet! See complete Division III results HERE. The DII Regional Meet is slated for Saturday. See above for all of our STATE QUALIFIERS!
BOYS TRACK: The CHCA Eagles captured their third league championship in the past four seasons. The Eagles outdistanced runner-up Summit Country Day by 67 points. ALL-MVC HONORS: Runner of the Year honors went to CHCA's Lawrence Seesay and Field Athlete of the Year went to the Eagles' Justin Vest. CHCA's Jeff Timmers earned Coach of the Year recognition. POSTSEASON UPDATES: CHCA finished runner-up in the DII District Meet and Summit Country Day was runner-up in the DIII Meet. Results from the DII District Meet are HERE, while the DIII results can be found HERE. Shout out to our athletes who competed at the Regional Meet. See complete Division III results HERE. The DII Regional Meet is slated for Saturday. See above for all of our STATE QUALIFIERS!
BOYS TENNIS: The Seven Hills Stingers won the MVC Championship with a perfect 8-0 conference record. It is the ninth title in the last 14 seasons for the Stingers. ALL-MVC HONORS: Shout out to Seven Hills' Avi Mahajan and to Summit Country Day's Scott McIntosh for earning Player of the Year and Coach of the Year recognition this spring. POSTSEASON UPDATES: Shout out to our MVC players who advanced to the State tournament: Summit Country Day's Elizabeth Fahrmeier and Seven Hills' Avi Mahajan and the doubles teams of Cincinnati Country Day's Kasey Chopra and Matthew Castrucci and Max Berghausen and Sai Nalagatla (read more above).
GIRLS LACROSSE: Seven Hills finished the conference schedule with a perfect 3-0 record, securing its first conference championship. ALL-MVC HONORS: Congratulations to Cincinnati Country Day's Sophie O'Brien for earning Player of the Year honors. Seven Hills' Abbey Sir Louis was named Coach of the Year.
BOYS LACROSSE: CHCA finished 3-0 in conference matches this spring and wrapped up its first MVC title in boys lacrosse! ALL-MVC HONORS: CHCA's Brady Hunt earned Player of the Year honors, while the Eagles' Mark Lynch received Coach of the Year accolades. ALL-REGION HONORS: Shout out to the following All-Region honorees: First Team recipients included CHCA's Jonah Lang, David Schaefer, Brady Hunt, Jonathan Stokes, and Jack Willman, and Nathan Schramm, and Seven Hills' Griffin Callow. Second Team accolades went to CHCA's Hayden Gilkinson, Will Vincent, and Dan Flagel; Cincinnati Country Day's Tristen Davis; and Seven Hills' Blake Mores. Coach of the Year honors went to CHCA's Mark Lynch. ALL-STATE HONORS: Congratulations to CHCA's Jonah Lang, Nathan Schramm, David Schaefer, Brady Hunt, and Jonathan Stokes, and Seven Hills' Griffin Callow for earning All-Ohio recognition!
MVC Winter Sports Season Update / Honors
MVC ATHLETES WIN STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS!
WRESTLING CHAMPION: Congratulations to Norwood's Lizbeth Banderas for winning the STATE TITLE at 143 lbs. at the February 21 Ohio High School Wrestling Coaches Association State Championships at Hilliard Davidson High School. Lizbeth advanced to State for the second straight winter! She qualified for State after she finished second at the February 14 District Tournament. Read more HERE. Congratulations!
SWIMMING CHAMPIONS: At the State DII Girls Swim and Dive Championships, Seven Hills' Ella Jo Piersma won both the 100 and 200 free for the second consecutive year! Read more HERE. Also, shout out to CHCA's Jessey Li for her pair of runner-up performances in the 50 free and 100 breast! See complete girls' results HERE. Seven Hills' Tim Kalin finished as State Champion in the 100 back and runner-up in the 50 free. Last season, Tim finished second in the 100 back and fifth in the 100 fly. Complete boys' results are HERE. Congratulations!
OTHER MVC STATE PARTICIPANTS
Shout out to our first two winter athletes who advanced to State competition! Summit Country Day's John Penote and Cincinnati Country Day's Camille Huxol each finished runner-up at the District Diving Championships and earned a place at the State Swim and Dive Championships! This is Camille's second consecutive trip to State! John improved on last year's seventh-place finish at Districts.
In gymnastics, Cincinnati Country Day's Jasmine Gonzales finished fifth on beam at the February 20 District Championships to advance to the State Gymnastics Meet at Hilliard Bradley High School! Congratulations!
In wrestling, North College Hill's Timothy Smith advanced to the March 13-14 State Wrestling Championships at Marion Harding High School. Timothy is a two-time MVC Champion. Congratulations and good luck Timothy!
WINTER SPORTS UPDATES / HONORS
BOYS BASKETBALL: Summit Country Day captured the Scarlet Division title with a 9-1 divisional record (16-4 overall). Cincinnati Country Day finished 17-3 overall and 9-0 in the Gray Division contests. The Nighthawks' nine wins wrapped up their second straight conference title. Shout out to our Players of the Year, Summit Country Day's Gates Flynn and Norwood's Kevin English (Scarlet Division) and New Miami's Deanza Duncan (Gray Division). Summit's Ryan Fleming (Scarlet Division) and Cincinnati Country Day's Greg Ross (Gray Division) were anmed Coaches of the Year. POSTSEASON UPDATES: CHCA fell to Mariemont in the District semi-finals to finish another fine season with an overall record of 17-4! Summit Country Day lost a heartbreaker to Springfield Shawnee 39-37 to end its season as District runner-up with a 17-6 record. Read more HERE. New Miami also lost in the District Finals to Tri-Village to finish its season at 15-5. This was the third straight season the Vikings recorded 15 or more victories! Read more about the Vikings' fine group of seniors HERE. POSTSEASON HONORS: Congratulations to the following District 15 selections: New Miami's Deanza Duncan and Trey Robinette were named Senior All-Stars and Zach Baker earned Underclass All-Star recognition. District 16 All-District selections included Norwood's Kevin English (DII Second Team); Cincinnati Country Day's RT Atkins (DIII First Team) and Mason Mack (DIII Second Team), Summit Country Day's Gates Flynn (DIII First Team) and Matt Dahling (DIII Honorable Mention), CHCA's Jonathan Stokes (DIII Second Team) and Eric Rakestraw (DIII Honorable Mention), and North College Hill's Jaden Jefferson (DIII Honorable Mention); and Lockland's Jayshawn Clark (DIV First Team and Player of the Year) and St. Bernard-Elmwood Place's Zykeem Hunley (DIV Second Team). Also, shout out to Summit Country Day's Ryan Fleming for earning DIII Coach of the Year honors. ALL-STATE HONORS: Huge SHOUT OUT to Cincinnati Country Day's RT Adkins and Summit Country Day's Gates Flynn for earning DIII All-Ohio recognition from the Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association (OPSWA). Division IV accolades went to New Miami's Deanza Duncan and Jordan Robinette.
MILESTONE ALERT: Shout out to Norwood's Kevin English for picking up his 1000th point and school record against Clark Montessori on February 12. Congratulations!
GIRLS BASKETBALL: This winter, Cincinnati Country Day finished 14-1 overall and 8-0 in Scarlet Division contests, securing its third straight divisional crown. CHCA finished with a 9-1 in Gray Division action, while Seven Hills finished with a 4-1 mark. The two teams will share the divisional title. Scarlet Division Player of the Year honors went to Summit Country Day's Bryana Woodard and Gray Division accolades went to CHCA's Bella Answini. Coach of the Year recognition went to Cincinnati Country Day's John Snell (Scarlet Division) and CHCA's John Schablein (Gray Division). POSTSEASON UPDATES: Summit Country Day fell to Carroll in the District Finals to finish a great season with a 17-5 record. The Lady Knights finish the winter as District and MVC Scarlet Division runner-up. Cincinnati Country Day lost to Fort Loramie in the District Finals to finish its season as District runner-up and MVC Scarlet Division champion with an overall record of 16-2. POSTSEASON HONORS: Shout out to the following District 16 All-District recipients: Division II: North College Hill's Ranlei Freeman (First Team) and Chale Bell (Second Team) and Summit Country Day's Bryana Woodard (First Team) and Kyla Irby (Second Team). Division III: CHCA's Bella Answini (First Team) and Norwood's Destiny Rice and Maria Velazco (Second Team). Division IV: MVCA's Melody Arnett (First Team) and Cincinnati Country Day's Kamryn Jordan and Sarah Zimmerman (First Team). Special congratulations to CCD head coach John Snell for earning Coach of the Year accolades. ALL-STATE HONORS: HUGE shout out to CHCA's Bella Answini and to Cincinnati Country Day's Kamryn Jordan and Sabrina Delbello for earning All-Ohio DIII-DIV recognition from the Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association (OPSWA). See complete list HERE. In addition, Summit Country Day's Bryana Woodard was named to the DII All-State squad! See complete DI-DII selections HERE.
MILESTONE ALERTS: Congratulations to Cincinnati Country Day's Kamryn Jordan for notching her 1000th career point in a December 19 match-up against Taft.
Congratulations also go out to CHCA's Bella Answini for collecting her 1000th career point in a January 23 contest against New Miami. Congratulations Bella!
And our third MVC player to eclipse the 1000-point mark was Summit Country Day's Bryana Woodard. She accomplished the feat in the Lady Knights' postseason match-up against Carroll, a game that saw Bryana score 14 points and pull down eight rebounds.
WRESTLING: With only three MVC schools sponsoring a varsity wrestling team (North College Hill, Cincinnati Country Day, and Norwood), the Conference Championship tournament was not held this winter. POSTSEASON UPDATES: Congratulations to North College Hill's Timothy Smith for winning the DIII Madeira Sectional and advancing to Districts! Joining Timothy at Districts were the Trojans' Pape Mbaye and Kanovas Alexander and Cincinnati Country Day's Tristan Davis. Timothy's fourth-place finish qualifies him for the State Championships (read more above)! Complete DIII results are HERE. In the DII Sectional at Batavia HS, Norwood's Mason Kelsch, Wyatt Hinton, Nate Wall, and Jeremy Cox advanced to Districts. Complete DII District results are HERE. ALL-SWOWCA HONORS: Shout out to our wrestlers who earned All-SWOWCA recognition! Tip of the cap to North College Hill's Timothy Smith and to Norwood's Lizbeth Banderas for receiving First Team accolades! Other wrestlers included Norwood's Wyatt Hinton, Nate Wall, and Jeremy Cox in Division III and Cincinnati Country Day's Noah Webb, Tristen Davis, and Devon Michalski. See the complete lists HERE.
SPECIAL SHOUT OUT to Norwood's Lizbeth Banderas for advancing to the State Girls Wrestling Tournament! She finished second at Districts to earn the trip! Also, take a look back at the story I did on Lizbeth last season HERE. Huge shout out to Lizbeth for winning the State Championship (read more above)!
BOYS SWIMMING: Shout out to CHCA (297 team points) for winning the MVC Conference Championship Meet, finishing ahead of Summit Country Day (275) and Cincinnati Country Day (265) in a tight finish. This was the first boys league swim title for the Eagles. CHCA's Logan Ottke earned Swimmer of the Year honors, while the Eagles' Don Rielag was named Coach of the Year. POSTSEASON UPDATES: At Districts, Seven Hills (seventh) and CHCA (tenth) each finished in the top ten! Individually, Seven Hills' Tim Kalin was the MVC's lone District Champion, winning the 100 backstroke. See complete results HERE. See complete list of State qualifiers HERE. In diving, Summit Country Day's John Penote finished second at Districts and also advanced to State (read more above)!
GIRLS SWIMMING: The Lady Eagles of CHCA came away with the 2021 team title in MVC Conference Championships, the squad's first since the 2012-2013 season. New Richmond finished second and Summit Country Day third. CHCA's Jessey Li was named Swimmer of the Year and CHCA's Don Rielag, Cincinnati Christian's Jen Keiner, and Summit Country Day's Susan Miller were named Coaches of the Year. POSTSEASON UPDATES: Congratulations to Cincinnati Country Day for finishing as District runner-up and to Seven Hills for finishing fourth. Tip of the cap to the following District Champions: CHCA's Jessey Li in the 50 free and 100 breast (new District record) and Seven Hills' Ella Jo Piersma in the 100 and 200 free. The Lady Stingers' 200 and 400 free relays also won Districts! See complete results HERE. See the complete list of all State qualifiers HERE. Shout out to Cincinnati Country Day's Camille Huxol for finishing runner-up at the District Diving Championships and also advancing to State (read more above)!
BOYS BOWLING: Seven Hills finished the regular season with a perfect 10-0 mark in the league, capturing the school's second straight Conference championship. Seven Hills' Noah Kocher earned Player of the Year accolades and the Stingers' Randy Wilson was named Coach of the Year. POSTSEASON UPDATES: At the Cherry Grove Sectional, Seven Hills advanced to Districts as a team. The Stingers' Will Kersting led Seven Hills with a 594 series, good enough for fifth place. Complete individual results are HERE. The Colerain Sectional saw Norwood advance to Districts, along with Cincinnati Christian's Zach Beltz and Eddie Luckey. Norwood was led by Bowen Garibay who finished fourth with a 585 series. See complete individual results HERE. Norwood finished ninth at Districts, led by Riley Carman's sixteenth-place finish and 611 series. He was the MVC's top scorer. Complete District results are HERE.
GIRLS BOWLING: The Cincinnati Christian Lady Cougars finished the regular season with a 13-2 overall record and an 8-0 mark in MVC action to win the squad's fifth straight MVC title on the lanes. Cincinnati Christian's Crystal Wilson earned Bowler of the Year honors for the second straight year. Summit Country Day's Ed Escudero earned Coach of the Year recognition. POSTSEASON UPDATES: Shout out to Cincinnati Christian for advancing to the District Championship from the Colerain Sectional. The Lady Cougars' Crystal Wilson rolled a 553 to earn Sectional Champion honors! Complete individual results are HERE. At the Cherry Grove Sectional, Seven Hills advances to the District Tournament, along with Summit Country Day's Kennedi Dukes and Kiarah Tapplar. See complete individual results HERE. At Districts, Cincinnati Christian finished sixteenth and Seven Hills finished twenty-second. The Lady Cougars' Crystal Wilson led all MVC bowlers with her 577 series! See complete results HERE.
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 winter, CCDS finished eleventh at its own Cincinnati Country Day Cup January 10. Clark Montessori placed fourteenth and Seven Hills nineteenth. Top MVC finishers were Cincinnati Country Day's Jasmine Gonzalez (all-around, bars, and vault) and Michelle Riemann (floor), along with Clark Montessori's Hannah Kerschner (beam). POSTSEASON UPDATES: CCDS hosted the City Championship February 13. The host Lady Nighthawks finished seventh in the team standings, led by Jasmine Ramirez who finished eleventh in the all-around. She finished seventh on bars, ninth on vault, and eighteenth on beam. Seven Hills also performed well, finishing twelfth in the team standings, led by Emma Schueter's eighteenth-place finish in the all-around. DISTRICT MEET: The District Meet was held February 20 at Lakota East HS. Shout out to Cincinnati Country Day's Jasmine Gonzales for advancing to State (read more above) and for earning All-District honors!