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The Miami Valley Conference is comprised of the following schools:  Cincinnati Christian, Cincinnati Country Day, Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy, Clark Montessori, Lockland, New Miami, North College Hill, Norwood, Miami Valley Christian Academy, Seven Hills, St. Bernard-Elmwood Place, and Summit Country Day.  Dayton Christian and Cincinnati College Prep Academy are members in the sport of football only.  In addition, Purcell Marian and Roger Bacon are set to join the MVC in football only beginning with the 2019-2020 school year. 

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Good luck to all of our athletes, coaches, athletic directors, administrators, and parents who make the Miami Valley Conference the premier small-school league in the state!

Shout out to the following MVC athletes, coach, and athletic director who were nominees for the April 18 Cincinnati.com High School Sports Awards event at Music Hall:

Seven Hills' Emma Shuppert (girls' swimming)
Clark Montessori's Dasia Thornton (girls' basketball)
St. Bernard's Matt Koenig (AD of the Year)
Summit Country Day's Scott Sievering (Boys' Coach of the Year)

Previously announced fall nominees include:
Summit’s Catherine Coldiron (girls' cross country)
Summit’s Elijah Weaver (boys' cross country)
Seven Hills' Max Lane (boys' golf)
CHCA's Jack Sonne (boys' golf)
Cincinnati Country Day's Kate Brock (girls' soccer)
CHCA's Laney Huber (girls' soccer)
Summit's Colleen McIlvenna (girls' soccer)
Cincinnati Country Day Tony Buechly (boys' soccer)
Seven Hills' Brennan Callow (boys' soccer)
Summit's Doug Simpson (boys' soccer)

Complete list can be found HEREUPDATE:  Congratulations to Brennan Callow for being named the top boys' soccer player!  See complete list of winners HERE.

Shuppert Goes Out On Top!

Congratulations to Seven Hills' Emma Shuppert, who finished her Lady Stinger swimming career with a STATE CHAMPIONSHIP in the final race of her career!  She swam the 100 back in a time of 53.93 to bring home the State title!  Emma also finished eighth in the 200 IM.  She led the Seven Hills' squad to a fifth place finish - its highest State Meet finish in school history.  Congratulations Emma!

Other MVC swimmers to reach the girls' podium included Seven Hills' Ella Jo Piersma (third in 200 free and fourth in 100 free), CHCA's Jessey Li (fifth in 100 free), and the Seven Hills' 200 medley relay (second) and 400 free relay (fourth).  On the boys' side, Seven Hills' Greg Kalin finished runner-up in both the 100 back and 100 fly, while brother Tim placed sixth in the 100 back.  The Stingers' 200 medley relay (second) and 400 free relay (fourth) also made the podium. 

CCD Tennis Sends Four to State!

Four Cincinnati Country Day boys' tennis players have advanced to the 2019 OHSAA State Boys' Tennis Championship May 24-25 at the Lindner Family Tennis Center.  Manav Midha and Neil Badlani (singles) and Ash Annapantula and Sai Nalagatla (doubles) advanced after their fine performances at Districts!  Good luck to all four players pictured below with all State qualifiers from the Southwest District (photo from SWDAB Twitter)!

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BASEBALL:  CHCA (15-1) and Summit Country Day (15-1) finished as co-champions this spring.  It is the 16th consecutive league title for the Eagles and the second straight season the two squads finished as co-champs!  In the Gray Division, Cincinnati Christian is 12-3 and has wrapped up its second straight divisional title.  Pitcher of the Year honors went to Seven Hills' Andrew Brown and CHCA's Clayton Brock, while Player of the Year recognition went to Summit Country Day's Wil Eads (Scarlet) and Cincinnati Christian's Mitchell Smith (Gray).  Coach of the Year accolades went to Summit Country Day's Triffon Callos (Scarlet) and Lockland's Mark Ellis (Gray).   POSTSEASON UPDATES:  Tournament match-ups are as follows:  Cincinnati Christian vs. Tri County North today at Carlisle HS and Cincinnati Country Day won the District Championship and moves on to face Roger Bacon May 30 at Wright State University at 2 pm.

Baseball Season Brings Three Perfect Games!

Cincinnati Christian's Mitchell Smith pitched a perfect game March 28, a 10-0 gem to lead Cincinnati Christian over Norwood!  He recorded 11 strikeouts and went 4-for-5 at the plate with a home run, three RBIs, three runs scored, and a pair of stolen bases.  Read more HERE.  He followed that masterpiece up with a second no-hitter on April 4!

Later in the season, New Miami's Jaden Phillips hurled a perfect game of his own in a 12-0 victory over Hillcrest on May 7.  He struck out 13 batters on only 67 pitches in the five-inning gem.  Read more HERE.

And how about one in tournament play?  Seven Hills' Dominic Keller threw a perfect game in the second round of the Sectional tournament.  He three a five-inning 11-0 perfect game against Ripley on May 15, striking out eight batter along the way.  Congratulations Dominic!

Photo by Keith Neu

SOFTBALL:  Cincinnati Christian captured the Scarlet Division championship with an impressive 13-0 record.  It is the Lady Cougars' seventh divisional title since 2010.  Read more HERE.  The Gray Division has Seven Hills sitting at 9-3 in league play, and the Lady Stingers have wrapped up their second straight divisional title.  Pitcher of the Year recognition went to Cincinnati Christian's Briahna Bush and Player of the Year awards went to CHCA's Finley Payne (Scarlet) and Seven Hills' Abby Markworth.  Cincinnati Christian's Gary Rice (Scarlet) and Seven Hills' Marty Gerhardt and Clark Montessori's Elise Mercer (Gray) earned Coach of the Year honors.

Girls Each Record Multiple Perfect Games

Shout out to Seven Hills' Abby Markworth and Cincinnati Christian's Briahna Bush for each tossing perfect games!  Abby's came against Purcell Marian on April 4, while Briahna's gem came against CHCA, also on April 4.  Congratulations to both pitchers!  UPDATE:  Abby picked up her second perfect game of the season April 11 against North College Hill, while Briahna notched her second on April 30 in a 19-0 win over Lockland and her third against Gamble Montessori (a 19-0 win) on May 7 in Sectional tourney action!