The Miami Valley Conference web site 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. Also, follow Twitter at SID@KDunnette and Facebook by clicking HERE for immediate sports news.
The Enquirer All-City recipients were announced on July 5, and the Miami Valley Conference was certainly well represented. For a look at the complete list of All-City pdf's, including Honroable Mention recipients, click HERE.
In baseball, CHCA's Cameron Varga (Division III) and Cincinnati Country Day's Cam Alldred (Division IV) were named Players of the Year, while CHCA's Jeff Keith and Cincinnati Country Day's Tim Dunn were named Coaches of the Year. Other DIII First Team recipients included CHCA's Balke Swanger and Kyle Davis and Summit Country Day's Doug Compton and Eric Terry. Division IV honorees included Cincinnati Christian's Isaiah Haley, Andrew McGuffey, Jacob Knueven; New Miami's Brannen O'Shea, Randy Lipps, and A.J. Kellum; Seven Hills' Chris Brenning; Lockland's Jason Dowell, and Cincinnati Country Day's Ronald Allen.
In girls' track and field, North College Hill's Jazmin Smith was named the Runner of the Year in Division II, while Cincinnati Country Day's Shelley Menifee was named DIII Athlete of the Year. In addition, the Lady Indians' Steve Conner was named Coach of the Year. Other First Team selections included Summit Country Day's Ellie Adams, Esther Gault, Sophie Adams, Margo Dailey, Olivia Adams, Emily Ray; Lockland's Neah Brown; and Seven Hills' Alayna Choo.
In boys' track and field, Summit Country Day's Mason Moore was named Division III Athlete of the Year and the Knights' Kurtis Smith earned Coach of the Year honors. Additional First Team honorees included Clark Montessori's Ian Turner; Summit Country Day's John Murdock, Patrick Schiess, Kyle Fisk, Stewart Spanbauer; Cincinnati Country Day's Darryn Jordan; Cincinnati Christian's Kameron Antwine and Andrew Spies; Lockland's Mamadou Ba, Von Brown, JaQuan Short, and Eric Phillips.
In boys' tennis, Cincinnati Country Day's Asher Hirsch was named Player of the Year in Division II, while the Indians' Patrick Wildman and Kevin Yu earned Doubles Team of the Year honors. The Indians' made it a clean sweep as Matt Dektas was named Coach of the Year. Other First Team recipients included Cincinnati Country Day's JJ Wolf and Shaheel Mitra; Seven Hills' Jacob Stavsky, Henry Chavez, Zack Abraham, Sam Ellis; and Clark Montessori's Chris Bak.
In softball, First Team selections included Cincinnati Country Day's Missy Dieckman-Meyer, CHCA's Cassidy Yeoman, and Lockland's Samantha Harrod.
Congratulations to the Eagles' Cameron Varga, who was recently named the Gatorade Ohio Player of the Year and Louisville Slugger First Team High School All American. Cameron set a national prep record this season by striking out 33 consecutive batters. The senior has committed to play baseball next year at the University of North Carolina. Read more HERE. In the June MLB First Year Player Draft, Cameron was drafted #60 overall (second round) by the Tampa Bay Rays.
North College Hill's Jazmin Smith and Summit Country Day's Mason Moore each won individual track championships at the 2104 Track and Field Championships at Jesse Owens Stadium in Columbus on May 7. Jazmin took home gold in the 100 meter hurdles (read more HERE), while Mason captured a State title in the 1600 meter run (read more HERE). This was Jazmin's second State Title, after being a part of the State Title-winning 4x200 meter relay team her freshman year. In addition, Jazmin finished sixth in the 200 meters to score all 13 points for the Lady Trojans, and Mason was also a part of the Silver Knights' 4x800 meter relay team which finished fifteenth. Congratulations to both athletes, as well as all the Miami Valley Conference athletes who advanced to the State Meet this spring!
Cincinnati Country Day's Asher Hirsch (singles) and Patrick Wildman and Kevin Yu (doubles) earned State titles in Division II tennis at the State Tennis Championships held May 30-31. Asher defeated teammate JJ Wolf, who retired after two sets. It is the first time since 2008 (and only the 19th time overall) that a school had singles and doubles champions in the same year! Read more HERE. Congratulations!