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The Southwest Ohio High School Classic, in its 32nd year, featured over 3000 swimmers from over 130 schools and is the largest swim meet in the country.  Okay, so how would our "small" schools perform on the big stage?  Before we examine that, let's remember that "small" usually doesn't matter when it comes to our conference's swimmers.  The Miami Valley Conference boasts some of the most talented swimmers in the area ... in any division!

For example, all the Seven Hills boys' team did was capture a second place overall finish in the entire meet.  Yes, that's second place behind swimming powerhouse St. Xavier High School!  The Stingers broke four school records and earned four spots on the Classic Honor Roll!  The boys were impressive in each of the four relay events, finishing in the top three in each race.  The 400 Medley Relay finished just .07 seconds behind the Classic Meet record.   Relay swimmers were Pearce Kieser, Sean Gray, Matthew Marquardt, and Tim Hagemeister.   Matthew also added three runner-up finishes in the 200 Backstroke, 200 Butterfly, and 100 Backstroke, where he broke his own school record.  Pearce placed second in the 100 Breaststroke, as well as a fourth in the 200 Breaststroke and a seventh in the 100 Freestyle.  Tim added a fourth in the 200 IM and an eighth in the 500 Freestyle, breaking school records in both events.  Tindar Cyr, one of the few freshmen to even qualify for the finals, finished sixth in the 200 Breaststroke.

On the girls' side, Lucy Callard, competing in her first Classic Meet, finished second in the 500 Freestyle and third in the 1650 Freestyle, as well as fourth in the 200 IM and ninth in the 100 Butterfly.  The girls finished twentieth overall.

Cincinnati Country Day's Allie Wooden also had an amazing meet.  The senior, who is headed to the University of Southern California next year, finished with four first place finishes, including a record-setting time of 50.61 in the 100 Freestyle.  That performance bettered the record of 50.83 set back in 1985.  She also won the 200, 500, and 1650 Freestyle events.  Read more HERE.

Congratulations to all of our swimmers on a great meet!

BOYS' BASKETBALL

Clark Montessori (#6 in Divisions II-IV)

GIRLS' BASKETBALL

Summit Country Day (#2 in Divisions II-IV)

WRESTLING

No MVC teams in this week's Top Ten

BOYS' BOWLING

Seven Hills (#8 in Division II)

Cincinnati Christian (#9 in Division II)

GIRLS' BOWLING

Cincinnati Christian (#5 in Division II)

Clark Montessori and Seven Hills (#10 in Division II)

BOYS' SWIMMING

Seven Hills (#1 in Division II)

Cincinnati Country Day (#6 in Division II)

CHCA (#7 in Division II)

Summit Country Day (#9 in Division II)

GIRLS' SWIMMING

Cincinnati Country Day (#1 in Division II)

Cincinnati Christian (#3 in Division II)

Clark Montessori (#5 in Division II)

CHCA (#6 in Division II)

Seven Hills (#10 in Division II)

The Fall Miami Valley Conference First Team Recognition ceremony was held November 9 at Cincinnati Country Day Schools.  The event is held to honor First Team recipients from all of the Conference-sponsored fall sports.  In addition, Players of the Year, Coaches of the Year, team champions, James Wright Coaching Excellence Awards, and Dick Snyder Sportsmanship Awards were presented.

Four years ago, a new award was created to pay tribute to Cincinnati Country Day coach and athletic director at the time, Theresa Hirschauer, whose battle with cancer was an inspiration to all who know her.  The Hirsch Award for Courage goes to a Miami Valley Conference athlete who has displayed tremendous courage in the face of extremely difficult odds and hardships.  The award has been presented three times - initially to St. Bernard's Kirsten Collins, then to the Hertzel family from Summit Country Day in memory of Robbie Hertzel and to T.J. Robinson from Seven Hills.

This fall, the athletic directors decided to award Lauren Hill with the Hirsch Award for Courage because of the way the young lady has inspired not only the MVC athletes and coaches, but an entire nation and world.  Theresa Hirschauer herself made the announcement at the November 9 event, and explained that she was "humbled" to be able to do it.  So, here's to you, Lauren Hill, for not only the courage you've displayed the past year in your fight with cancer, but for the lives you've touched along the way.  The world is a much better place because of you and the legacy you will leave behind!

The Conference and Coach Hirschauer will make a donation to The Cure Starts Now Foundation in Lauren's name.  The program from the ceremony can be accessed HERE.

Seven Hills' Brian Goertemoeller was among this week's finalists for JJ Huddle's golf Player of the Week, announced August 18.  Congratulations!

Summit Country Day's Kathryn Adams was among the finalists for JJ Huddle's girls' tennis Player of the Week, announced April 25.

WCPO and Tri State Football's Player of the Week nominees for week one of the football season included CHCA's Johnny Noyen.

Cincinnati Country Day's Kacie Bradfish was among the finalists for JJHuddle's girls' golf Player of the Week, announced September 1.

Summit Country Day's Austin Smythe was among the finalists for the LaRosa's MVP award, announced September 5.

CHCA's Johnny Hoyen was a finalist for JJ Huddle's football Player of the Week, announced September 8.

CHCA's Morgan Bowen was the winner of JJ Huddle's girls' golf Player of the Week honor, announced September 13.

Cincinnati Country Day's Mackenzie Patterson was a finalist for the JJ Huddle girls' tennis Player of the Week, announced September 15.

CHCA's Sean Eslick was in contention for JJ Huddle's boys' golf Player of the Week honor, announced September 22. 

Cincinnati Country Day's Kacie Bradfish was among the finalists for the LaRosa's MVP of the Week award, announced September 25.

CHCA's Morgan Bowen was among the finalists for the JJ HUddle girls' golf Player of the Week award, announced September 29.

North College Hill's Bennie Lovette was among the finalists for the Beacon Orthopedics Primetime Performer of the Week, announced October 3. 

CHCA's Emily Kabalin was a finalist for JJ Huddle's girls' tennis Player of the Week, announced October 6.

Summit Country Day's John Murdock was among the finalists for JJ Huddle's boys' cross country Player of the Week award, announced October 6.

North College Hill's JuJuan Linzy was in contention for the Tri-State Football Beacon Orthopedics Player of the Week award, announced October 13.

Clark Montessori's Jacklyn Watson was a finalist for the JJ Huddle girls' soccer Player of the Week award, announced October 13.

Cincinnati Country Day's Nathan Gibson was among this week's finalists for the LaRosa's MVP of the Week, announced October 14.

North College Hills' JuJuan Linzy was (again) a finalist for the Tri-State Football Player of the Week award, announced October 20.

Summit Country Day's Xavier Johnson was a finalist for the Blitz 5 Beacon Orthopaedics Primetime Performer award, announced October 24.

Summit Country Day's Mason Moore was a finalist for the JJ Huddle Boys' Cross Country Player of the Week award, announced October 27. 

New Miami's Jimmy York was a finalist for the Ohio National Guard Football Player of the Week award, announced October 28. 

CHCA's Rachel Wichmann was among the finalists for the LaRosa's MVP of the Week award, announced December 2.

Seven Hills' Lucy Callard was a finalist for the JJ Huddle Girls' Swimmer of the Week award, announced January 13. 

Cincinnati Christian's Josh Oates was in the running for the January 19 Blitz 5 Primetime Performer of the Week award.

Cincinnati Country Day's Allie Wooden was a finalist for the JJ Huddle Girls' Swimmer of the Week award, announced January 20.

St. Bernard's Ronnie Jones is a finalist for the Beacon Orthopaedics Primetime Performer of the Week award, announced January 23.  Vote HERE.

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