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The Miami Valley Conference is excited to welcome Miami Valley Christian Academy, Norwood, and Cincinnati College Prep Academy (football only) to the Conference!  These schools bring a rich history of athletic and academic excellence to our Conference.  Check out the new divisional breakdowns for the fall season in football and volleyball.

In addition, Purcell Marian and Roger Bacon are set to join the MVC in football only beginning with the 2019-2020 school year. 

The MVC website features a number of Home Page stories which can be read below.  In addition, an even larger number of stories can be found by clicking on the "In The News" link above.  These stories come from school web sites, local newspapers, and other media sources.  Keep up-to-date on your local teams and athletes by periodically checking this "In The News" link above.  

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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!

The Greater Cincinnati Sports Awards ceremony was held April 23, and the Miami Valley Conference was well represented at the event.  Norwood's Miranda Sanderfer received the Heart and Hustle Award.  Summit Country Day's Ravin Alexander (girls' soccer), Harrison Schertzinger (boys' soccer), and Alea Harris (girls' basketball), and Seven Hills' Audrey Wilson (girls' bowling) earned top player awards int heir respective sports.  Read more about the event HERE.  Spring athletes will be recognized at a ceremony later this summer.

MVC SPRING ATHLETES AT STATE!

Congratulations to Cincinnati Country Day's Ashutosh Annapantula and Herschel Albert for advancing to the May 25-26 State Tennis Championships at the Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason!

In girls' track, the following athletes have advanced to the June 1-2 State Track Championships at the Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium at the Ohio State University:  Summit Country Day's Sydni Brooks (400 meters), Lauren Jones (high jump), Catherine Coldiron (3200 meters), and the Lady Knights' 800 and 400 meter relays, and Cincinnati Country Day's 400 and 800 meter relays.  The CCD relay placed fourth, while the Summit relay placed sixth!

On the boys' side, the following athletes have advanced:  North College Hill's Zavontae Chichester (110 hurdles); Summit Country Day's Brian DeWine (3200 meters), Clark Montessori's Brazeil Moore (400 meters), JD Ray (Regional Champion in the 800 meters), and the 1600 meter relay; CHCA's Julian Herman (200 meters), and Cincinnati Country Day's 3200 meter relay.  Clark's JD Ray finished as State runner-up in the 800 meters, while Brazeil Moore placed fifth in the 400 meters.  Both runners were part of the Cougars' 1600 meter relay team finished sixth (along with Payton Maiben and Grant Roush)!

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BASEBALL:  The race for the Scarlet Division baseball title was a close one, with Summit Country Day and CHCA both finishing at 15-1 in league play.  The two squads will share the Scarlet Division title.  This was the 15th consecutive league championship for CHCA.  Cincinnati Christian captured the Gray Division crown, its first since 2013.  Scarlet Player of the Year honors went to Summit Country Day's Eric Fisk, while Coach of the Year accolades went to the Silver Knights' Triffon Callos and CHCA's Tony Schulz.  Gray Division Player of the Year recognition went to Cincinnati Christian's Mitchell Smith and Coach of the Year honors went to the Cougars' Curtus Moak.  POSTSEASON UPDATES:  CHCA defeated Ross 8-1 in the Regional semis and has advanced to the Regional Final.  Read more HERE.  Cincinnati Christian also played for a Regional title after the Cougars’ 6-1 victory over Russia in the Regional semis.  Read more HERE.  Both teams fell in the Regional Finals to finish fantastic seasons!  Read about the Eagles' loss HERE and about the Cougars' loss HEREALL-CITY HONORS:  Congratulations to Cincinnati Country Day's Trey Smith for being named Player of the Year in Division IV by the Southwest Ohio Baseball Coaches Association.  Other First Team selections included CCD's TJ Brock, Summit Country Day's Eric Fisk, CHCA's Cayse Osborne, Blake Sheffer, and Lucas Rotello, and Seven Hills' Nate Rising.  Second Team recipients included CHCA's Clay Brock and Max Ripperger, Seven Hills' Andrew Brown, and Summit Country Day's Brennan Gick and Nick Nazzaro.  Honorable Mention honors went to Summit Country Day's Wil Eads and Chris Kahle.  Special shout out to CHCA's Tony Schulz (Division II) and to Seven Hills' Randy Russell (Divisions III-IV) for being named Coaches of the Year!

SOFTBALL:  CHCA and Cincinnati Christian will share the Scarlet Division title with identical 11-2 records.  The Gray Division championship went to Seven Hills.  The Lady Stingers finished MVC play with a fine 12-1 record.  Player of the Year honors went to Cincinnati Christian's Jenna Monk (Scarlet) and Seven Hills' Maggie Kersting (Gray), while Coach of the Year recognition went to Cincinnati Christian's Steve Gillens (Scarlet) and to Seven Hills' Marty Gerhardt (Gray).  POSTSEASON UPDATES:  Cincinnati Christian fell to Bradford in the Division IV District Final.  The Lady Cougars finished their fine season with a 15-5 record.  ALL-STATE HONORS:  Congratulations to CHCA's Camryn Olson and Seven Hills' Maggie Kersting for being named to the Ohio High School Fastpitch Softball Coaches Association's All-Ohio squad!  See list HERE.

BOYS' TRACK:  Clark Montessori captured the 2018 MVC track championship, some 22.5 points ahead of second place Cincinnati Country Day.  Congratulations to the Most Valuable Performer of the meet Zavontae Chichester from North College Hill.  Coach of the Year honors went to Clark Montessori's Nia BauckePOSTSEASON UPDATES:  The Division III District title trophy will reside at Cincinnati Country Day, as the Indians finished six points ahead of runner-up Summit Country Day.  In Division II competition, Clark Montessori finished third overall.  Complete DIII results can be found HERE and DII results HERE.  The top four finishers in each event advanced to Regionals.  Complete Regional results can be found HERE for Division II and HERE for Division III.  All State Meet qualifiers can be found above.

GIRLS' TRACK:  Summit Country Day won its third straight MVC title in girls' track, outdistancing runner-up Cincinnati Country Day by 50.5 points.  Summit Country Day's Lauren Jones was named Most Valuable Performer, while the Lady Knights' Kim Horning earned Coach of the Year accolades.  POSTSEASON UPDATES:  Summit Country Day won the Division III District Championship, while The Lady Indians from Cincinnati Country finished as DIII District runners-up.  Complete DIII results can be found HERE and the DII results HERE.  Top four finishers in each event advanced to the Regional Meet.  Regional results can be found HERE for Division II and HERE for Division III.  All State Meet qualifiers can be found above.

BOYS' TENNIS:  Cincinnati Country Day captured its seventh consecutive MVC championship.  The Indians finished the ECC season with a perfect 8-0 record, quite an accomplishment in the always tough Miami Valley Conference.  Summit Country Day's Patrick Casanas was named Player of the Year and Seven Hills' Tim Drew earned Coach of the Year honors.  POSTSEASON UPDATES:  MVC athletes who advanced to Districts included Seven Hills' Max Yuan and the doubles teams of Ben Schiff and Naail Sajjad and Curtis Sun and John Stewart; as well as Cincinnati Country Day's Neil Badlani and Kasey Gomia, and the doubles teams of Ashutosh Annapantula and Herschel Albert and Manav Midha and Sai Nalagatla.  Districts are scheduled for today and Saturday at the Lindner Family Tennis Center.  Congratulations to Ashutosh and Herschel for advancing to Friday's and Saturday's State Tennis Championships!  

BOYS' LACROSSE:  The Silver Knights of Summit Country Day have won the past two MVC crowns in boys' lacrosse.  The Knights finished in first again this spring, but will share the title with Seven Hills.  The Stingers pulled out a dramatic 10-9 win over the Knights in the final seconds to secure the co-championship.  Player of the Year honors went to Summit Country Day's Henry Schertzinger and Coach of the Year recognition went to CHCA's Mark Lynch and Seven Hills' Nick GreiwePOSTSEASON HONORS:  First Team All-Region recognition went to Summit Country Day's Henry Schertzinger (Player of the Year and Position Player of the Year) and Seven Hills' Alex Kreines.  Second Team honors went to Seven Hills' Sam Francis, Andrew Santamarina, and Matt Kreines; CHCA's Brady Hunt and Jack Wilkowski; Cincinnati Country Day's Bry Aquino; and Summit Country Day's Eric Kroencke.  CHCA's Mark Lynch was named Coach of the Year.  Honorable Mention awards went to Seven Hills' Matt Cook and Ian Venerable; CHCA's Noah Harrison and Austin Young; and Summit Country Day's Michael Rafi and Will Doran.

GIRLS' LACROSSE:  The MVC will crown its fourth champion in girls' lacrosse, and the Summit Country Day Lady Knights will take the hardware home for the fourth straight time.  Summit Country Day's Sydni Black earned Player of the Year honors and the Lady Knights' Jessica Burke received Coach of the Year accolades.  POSTSEASON HONORS:  All-Region and All-State honors went to Cincinnati Country Day's Hannah Hess (First Team All-State and All-Region), Paige Hettinger (Second Team All-Region), and Sophie O'Brien (Honorable Mention All-Region); CHCA's Noelle Van Den Heuvel (Second Team All-Region); Seven Hills' Tessa Robinson (First Team All-Region) and Ryann Pedoto (Honorable Mention All-Region); and Summit Country Day's Sydni Black (Second Team All-State and First Team All-Region), Katie Chamberlain (First Team All-Region), and Abby LaMacchia (Second Team All-Region).