On November 25, 2019, the twelve member schools of the Miami Valley Conference (MVC) voted to extend membership invitations in all sports to Purcell Marian and Roger Bacon High Schools.  The following day, both schools accepted the invitation and will begin competition in all sports in the 2021-2022 season.  This will bring the total number of schools to fourteen (eight private and six public).  

The MVC features a unique two-division alignment which allows for the most competitive scenarios for all schools.  The addition of Purcell Marian and Roger Bacon will offer more options for schools to compete with similar size schools within the conference.

The Miami Valley Conference is one of the premier athletic conferences in Ohio, boasting nearly twenty-five State Championship teams in the last twenty years.  The addition of Purcell Marian and Roger Bacon will only enhance this reputation ... both athletically and academically.  The entire MVC would like to extend its congratulations to both Purcell Marian and Roger Bacon High Schools!

FOOTBALL:  New Miami (Gray Division) and Roger Bacon (Scarlet Division) look to defend their 2019 conference championships on the gridiron this fall.  The Vikings and Spartans, along with CHCA, Cincinnati College Prep, and Summit Country Day all reached the OHSAA playoffs in 2019. 

This season, Roger Bacon (4-0) and New Miami (2-0) are the last remaining unbeaten squads.  Roger Bacon has clinched at least a share of the Scarlet Division title.

Cincinnati Country Day over MVCA 41-0
Norwood slipped by Lockland 32-26
Roger Bacon downed Purcell Marian 34-0
Summit Country Day fell to CNE 32-0
CHCA defeated Landmark Christian 42-20
Cincinnati College Prep beat St. Bernard 26-22

Roger Bacon defeated CHCA 42-14 (Read more HERE)
Lockland beat MVCA 51-0
North College Hill over Cincinnati College Prep 22-20
Norwood downed Summit Country Day 49-13
St. Bernard shut out Cincinnati Country Day 26-0
New Miami defeated Purcell Marian 30-12

Lockland beat Cincinnati College Prep 23-12
CHCA downed Purcell Marian 28-6
Roger Bacon defeated Norwood 82-28
Summit Country Day over Cincinnati Country Day 41-7
St. Bernard slipped by North College Hill 14-6

Lockland beat Cincinnati Country Day 47-20
Cincinnati College Prep over MVCA 70-0
CHCA beat North College Hill 42-12
Purcell Marian downed Norwood 21-14
Roger Bacon defeated Summit Country Day 37-7
New Miami edged St. Bernard 14-8
Clark Montessori over Gamble Montessori 22-14

Clark Montessori downed Riverview East 50-8
CHCA defeated Norwood 56-19
New Miami beat Cincinnati Country Day 35-10
North College Hill edged Lockland 28-25
St. Bernard over MVCA 37-0
Summit Country Day defeated Purcell Marian 27-12
Roger Bacon downed Cincinnati College Prep 62-24

Photo courtesy of Geoff Blankenship - Enquirer Media/GANNETT

BOYS GOLF:  The MVC Tournament consists of a two-day event.  Cincinnati Country Day won both days of the tourney, with Sam Pettengill leading the way with a combined 148 to earn Player of the Year honors.  Seven Hills' Jacob Joffe finished runner-up with a 155.  Coach of the Year recognition went to CCD's Greg Faulhaber.  

GIRLS GOLF:  The MVC doesn't officially sponsor girls golf due to the limited number of schools participating at the varsity level.  Summit Country Day, however, placed fifth at the 2019 District tournament.

GIRLS TENNIS:  Seven Hills has begun the 2020 campaign with a 12-1 overall record and a perfect 6-0 in ECC match-ups (through 9-24).

photo credit: Keith Neu

BOYS SOCCER:  Summit Country Day and Seven Hills shared the 2019 Scarlet Division crown in boys soccer.  The Stingers finished as Regional runner-up!  Cincinnati Christian captured the Gray Division title. 

Summit Country Day sits at 6-2-1 overall (through 9-24).  The September 18 soccer coaches polls are HERE.

GIRLS SOCCER:  Norwood (Gray Division) and two-time defending State Champion Cincinnati Country Day (Scarlet Division) look to defend their 2019 league titles this fall. 

Cincinnati Country Day and Summit Country Day (Scarlet Division) have begun the season with identical 2-0-1 conference records and Norwood (Gray Division) sits at 2-0 (through 9-24).  Check out the September 18 soccer coaches polls HERE.

BOYS CROSS COUNTRY:  Summit Country Day will be running for its eleventh MVC Championship in the last twelve years in 2020.  Even more impressive is that the Silver Knights captured their first-ever STATE team title in boys cross country last fall.  The 2020 Conference Championships are scheduled for Seven Hills October 14 beginning at 4:30 pm.

At the September 19 Milford Invitational, Seven Hills finished tenth in the team standings, with CHCA finishing fourteenth and Cincinnati Country Day sixteenth.  Individually, the Stingers' Dhruv Mahajan finished tenth to pace all MVC runners.  Complete results are HERE.  At the September 19 Bethel-Tate Invite, MVCA, Clark Montessori, and St. Bernard finished ninth, tenth, and eleventh respectively.  Top finisher for the MVC was MVCA's Leo Bonenfant who finished nineteenth.  Complete results are HERE.

GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY:  The Lady Eagles of CHCA are looking for a third MVC crown in the last five years.   This year's MVC Meet is slated for Seven Hills on October 14 at 4:30 pm.

Seven Hills finished twelfth at the September 19 Milford Invitational, while Cincinnati Country Day finished eighteenth and CHCA nineteenth.  The Lady Stingers' Abby Heck led all conference runners with her thirty-fifth place finish.  Complete results are HERE.  At the Bethel-Tate Invitational, also held September 19, St. Bernard placed fourth and Clark Montessori eighth in the team standings.  The Lady Cougars' Rebecca Bresnahan led all MVC runners with a fine third-place finish.  Complete results are HERE.

VOLLEYBALL:  CHCA is coming off perhaps the squad's most successful season in school history.  The Lady Eagles won their sixth Scarlet Division title and advanced to the State Final Four after winning the Regional title against Versailles.  In the Gray Division, Cincinnati Country Day is trying to capture its third league crown in the last four years. 

CHCA currently sits at 10-3 overall and 7-0 in Scarlet Division action, while Cincinnati Country Day is 7-2 overall and 4-0 in Gray Division play (through 9-23).  Check out the September 18 coaches poll HERE.

Cincinnati Country Day's Sam Pettengill (boys golf), Summit Country Day's Erin Johnson (girls golf), and Seven Hills' Shriya Sekar (girls tennis) were among the nominees for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award, announced August 17.  

Seven Hills' Jacob Joffe (boys golf) and Shriya Sekar (girls tennis) and Cincinnati Country Day's C.J. DeBra (girls soccer) were in contention for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award, announced August 24. 

Roger Bacon's Corey Kiner was named the LaRosa's MVP of the Week award winner, announced August 25.  Read more HERE.

CCPA's Derrick Crutchfield and Norwood's Kevin English are finalists for the TriState Football Mella Player of the Week award, announced August 30.  Vote HERE.

Norwood earned the TriState Football Gold Star Chili Team of the Week award, announced September 2.  Read more HERE.

CHCA's Manny Tait (football) and Rylie Wichmann (volleyball), Norwood's Ryan Peter (football), Roger Bacon's Corey Kiner (football), Seven Hills' Emma Cohen (girls soccer), and Cincinnati Christian's Kate Oates (volleyball) were finalists for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award, announced August 31.  Also, CHCA and Norwood were up for Football Team of the Week honors.

Roger Bacon's Corey Kiner was a finalist for the TriState Football Mella Player of the Week award, announced September 6. 

Roger Bacon and St. Bernard were in contention for the TriState Football Gold Star Chili Team of the Week honors, announced September 6.  

Summit Country Day's Erin Johnson (girls golf), Cincinnati Country Day's Jada Moorman (girls soccer), St. Bernard's Lauren Emhoolah (girls soccer), CHCA's Katelyn Grimes (volleyball), Cincinnati Christian's Kaitlyn Uffman (volleyball), and Roger Bacon's Corey Kiner (football) are finalists for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award, announced September 7.  Also, CHCA and Cincinnati Christian volleyball are both up for the Girls Fall Team of the Week honors.  Vote HERE.  

The Lockland Panthers were up for the TriState Football Gold Star Chili Team of the Week award, announced September 12. 

Roger Bacon's Corey Kiner was a finalist for the TriState Football Mella Player of the Week award, announced September 13.  

CHCA's Garrett Jostworth (football) and Collin Murphy (boys soccer), Lockland's Tiontae Hicks (football), Roger Bacon's Corey Kiner (football), and Cincinnati Country Day's Jenna Senters (girls soccer) were finalists for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award, announced September 14.  Summit Country Day boys soccer and Cincinnati Country Day girls soccer were in contention for the Fall Teams of the Week award and Roger Bacon was also up for the Ohio Football Team of the Week honors.

Lockland’s Jadyn Thomas was among the nominees for the TriState Football Mella Player of the Week award, announced September 20. 

Lockland's Jadyn Thomas (football), Summit Country Day's Riley Simpson (girls golf), Norwood's Kiley Jones (girls soccer), and CHCA's Amelia Arthurs (girls soccer) are finalists for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award, announced September 21.  Also, Purcell Marian and Lockland are up for the Ohio Football Team of the Week award. Vote HERE.

CCD DIVER EARNS TRIP TO STATE:  Our first State qualifier form the winter season came in the sport of diving.  Cincinnati Country Day's Camille Huxol earned her trip to the State Championships in Canton after her runner-up finish at the District Dive Meet!  At State, Camille advanced to the semis and finished eighteenth overall!  Complete results are HERE.  Congratulations Camille!

STATE SWIM QUALIFIERS:  Shout out to Seven Hills' Tim Kalin, Spencer Boyd, Christopher Maring, Ella Jo Piersma, Corinne Kieser, and Jocelyn Spanbauer; CHCA's Jessey Li and Logan Ottke; MVCA's Jackson Burke; Cincinnati Christian's Casey Anderson; and Cincinnati Country Day's Mia LatimerGrace Ramirez, and Sam Pettengill for advancing to the State Swim Meet.  In addition, Seven Hills' 200 free relay and Cincinnati Country Day's and CHCA's 200 medley relays (girls) and Seven Hills' 200 free and 200 medley relays (boys) are also headed to State!  Division II qualifiers for the boys can be found HERE and for the girls HERE

PIERSMA NABS PAIR OF STATE TITLES:  Shout out to Ella Jo Piersma who is a STATE CHAMPION in not one, but two events!  She captured the titles in both the 100 free and 200 free.  The sophomore finished third in the 200 free and fourth in the 100 free in last year's State Championships!  Great job Ella Jo!  Read more HERE.

STATE FINALS (GIRLS):  Congratulations to the following swimmers who also placed in the top eight at State:  Jessey Li finished as State runner-up in the 50 free and third in the 100 free.  Mia Latimer placed third in the 100 back and fifth in the 100 free, while teammate Grace Ramirez finished sixth in the 200 free.  Seven Hills' Jocelyn Spanbauer finished eighth in the 200 free.  The Lady Stingers' 200 free relay finished seventh.  In the team competition, Seven Hills finished seventh and Cincinnati Country Day finished eleventh. 

STATE FINALS (BOYS):  Swimmers who placed in the top eight are as follows:  Tim Kalin finished second in the 100 back and fifth in the 100 fly, while teammate Christopher Maring finished eighth in the 100 breast.  Sam Pettengill placed eighth in the 50 free.  The Stingers' 200 medley relay placed fifth and the 200 free relay finished eighth.

Complete State results can be found HERE.

NORWOOD WRESTLER MAKES HISTORY:  Read about Norwood's Lizbeth Banderas and how she made history as a member of the Indians' wrestling squad!  Read her story HERE.

STATE INDOOR TRACK AND FIELD:  Shout out to Seven Hills' Mackenzie Hartman and Abby Heck for their top ten performances at the OATCCC State Indoor Track and Field Championships.  Mackenzie finished eighth in the 60 meter hurdles and tenth in the long jump and Abby finished tenth in the 400 meters.  Complete results are HERE.


BOYS' BASKETBALL:  CHCA captured the Scarlet Division title with a fine 9-1 record (20-2 overall).  It is the squad's first MVC crown since 2013-14.  Cincinnati Country Day finished divisional play with a perfect 10-0 record to win the Gray Division championship - its first since 2014-15.  Shout out to CHCA's Cole Fisher (Scarlet) and to Cincinnati Country Day's Matthew Adkins (Gray) for earning Player of the Year recognition.  Coach of the Year honors went to the Eagles' Brian Lawhon and CCD's Greg Ross. POSTSEASON UPDATES:  Cincinnati Christian fell to Jackson Center 40-30 in the Regional semis to finish the season with a 20-7 record.  Read more HERE.  Also read about the Cougars' District Championship game win against Emmanuel Christian HERE.  CHCA fell to Deer Park in overtime in the Regional semis as well.  Watch the celebration following the Eagles' 57-47 win over Versailles in the District Finals HERE. Read HERE for the story of the Eagles' Regional semi-final loss to Deer Park.  Congratulations to New Miami who fell to Ft. Loramie 59-37 in the District Finals to finish the season with a fine 20-6 record.  ALL-DISTRICT HONORS:  Congratulations to the following District 16 All-District selections:  CHCA's Cole Fisher (Player of the Year), Cincinnati Country Day's Matthew Adkins, MVCA's Aaron McCoy, St. Bernard's Shemar Tate, and Seven Hills' Curtis Harrison (First Team); Clark Montessori's Sean Ealy, St. Bernard's Zykeem Hunley, North College Hill's Hakeem Griggs (Second Team); and Norwood's Kevin English, Cincinnati Country Day's RT Adkins and CHCA's Billy Southerland and Blake Lloyd (Honorable Mention).  CHCA's Brian Lawhon earned Coach of the Year honors and CCD's Tony Waite received Assistant Coach of the Year recognition.  In District 15 voting, Cincinnati Christian's Cameron Rogers, KJ Swain, and Logan Woods (DIV Underclass Player of the Year) earned recognition, as did New Miami's Deanza Duncan, Jordan Robinette, and Elijah Faulkner.  Coach of the Year accolades went to the Cougars' Carl Woods.

MILESTONE SHOUT OUTS!  Congratulations to both Aaron McCoy from MVCA and Sean Ealy from Clark Montessori for notching their 1000th career points on the same evening.  Aaron picked up his against CHCA December 20, while Sean collected his 1000th against Seven Hills.  Congratulations to both of these fine players!  

Our third player to achieve the 1000-point plateau was CHCA's Cole FisherCole notched his 1000th point on January 11 against Purcell Marian.  Congratulations!

Our fourth player to eclipse 1000 career point was New Miami's Deanza Duncan.  His milestone came in a January 14 contest at Cincinnati Christian.  Congratulations Deanza!

Amazingly, the MVC had five boys' basketball players eclipse the 1000-point mark this winter.  Our fifth player also came from the New Miami squad, Jordan Robinette (a junior).  Jordan achieved his milestone in a win over Lockland February 4.

WOW!  TREY ROBINETTE MAKES IT EIGHT!  New Miami's Trey Robinette became the MVC's eighth player (and third from his own team) to break into the 1000-point club!  He reached the milestone in the Vikes' tournamenr victory over Ripley Union-Lewis.  Congratulation Trey!

GIRLS' BASKETBALL:  Defending champion Cincinnati Country Day and Summit Country Day each finished conference play at 9-1 and will share the Scarlet Division title, while CHCA, Seven Hills, and St. Bernard each finished 8-2 in divisional play and will share of the Gray Division title.  Player of the Year honors went to Summit Country Day's Rachel Martin (Scarlet) and St. Bernard's Lauryn Brown (Gray) and Coach of the Year recognition went to the Lady Knights' Beth Simmons (Scarlet) and to Seven Hills' Tyler McIlwraith (Gray).  POSTSEASON UPDATES:  Cincinnati Country Day downed Tri-Village 64-55 in the Regional semis to move to the Regional Final against Ft. Loramie.    Read more HERE.  CCD fell 50-34 to finish the season with a great 25-3 overall record.  Read more HERE.  Congratulations to the CCD ladies!  Summit Country Day fell 46-44 to Purcell Marian in the Sweet 16 round.  Congratulations on a great season Lady Knights!  ALL-DISTRICT HONORS:  Shout out to our All-District 16 selections:  Summit Country Day's Rachel Martin (DIII Player of the Year) and Gabby Martin, Cincinnati Country Day's Kam Jordan (DIV Player of the Year) and Sabrina DelBello, and MVCA's Melody Arnett (First Team) and Norwood's Destiny Rice and Maria Velazco (Second Team).  Summit's Beth Simmons (DIII) and CCD's John Snell (DIV) were named Coaches of the Year!  ALL-STATE HONORS:  Congratulations to Summit Country Day's Rachel Martin and Gabby Martin and to Cincinnati Country Day's Kam Jordan and Sabrina DelBello for earning All-Ohio honors from the Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association!  See complete list HERE.

SIMMONS, SNELL EARN 300th COACHING VICTORIES:  Shout out to Summit Country Day's head girls' basketball coach Beth Simmons for earning her 300th career coaching victory in a November 30 match-up at Cincinnati Christian.  Coach Simmons began at Summit in 2001, and the Lady Knights have won six MVC titles since the 2011-2012 season.  Congratulations coach!

Cincinnati Country Day head girls' basketball coach John Snell also picked up his 300th victory in a win over North College Hill February 5.  Coach Snell is the reigning MVC Scarlet Division Coach of the Year award winner.  He also earned the award in 2015-16.  His squad is currently ranked in the top ten in the state.  Congratulations coach!

MARTIN IS SIXTH MVC PLAYER TO REACH 1000 POINTS:  A second milestone from the Summit Country Day girls' basketball program came February 8 against St. Ursula Academy when Lady Knight Rachel Martin became the sixth MVC basketball player to reach 1000 career points!  She also broke the school record in steals, previously held by Summit standout Ravin Alexander.  Congratulations Rachel!

DELBELLO IS OUR SEVENTH 1000-POINT SCORER:  Cincinnati Country Day's Sabrina DelBello became the league's seventh player to score 1000 points this season when she reached the milestone in a February 24 tournament game against Cedarville.  See the video HERE.  A First Team All-MVC selection the past two seasons, Sabrina averaged 16 points and 2.8 assists a game for CCD.

WRESTLING:  The Norwood Indians won their third consecutive MVC Championship on the mats.  North College Hill finished runner-up.  The Indians' Tyler Harkins was named Wrestler of the Year and Derek Alsip earned Coach of the Year honors for the third straight year.  POSTSEASON UPDATES:  Congratulations to our District qualifiers - Division II:  Norwood's Tyler Harkins and Jeremy Cox and DIVISION III:  Summit Country Day's Danny McDowell; Cincinnati Country Day's Davis Tristen and Noah Wise; and North College Hill's Albert Long, D'Shaun James, Timothy Smith (Sectional Champion), and Elijah Pierson.  DIII results are HERE and DII results are HERE.

BOYS' SWIMMING:  Seven Hills captured its seventh consecutive Miami Valley Conference title on the boys' side.  Congratulations to Seven Hills' Tim Kalin for earning Swimmer of the Year honors and to the Stingers' Brandon Williams for receiving Coach of the Year accolades for the fifth consecutive year.  Complete boys' results can be found HEREPOSTSEASON UPDATES:  The Sectional Dive Meet featured Summit Country Day's John Penote advancing to the District Meet where he finished seventh.  Congratulations to our District qualifiers from the Sectional Meet listed HERESTATE BOUND:  Shout out to all of our State Swim Meet qualifiers!  Read more above.

GIRLS' SWIMMING:  The Lady Stingers from Seven Hills made it three titles in a row at the MVC Championships held at Cincinnati Country Day.  CHCA's Jessey Li earned Swimmer of the Year recognition after breaking a pair of MVC records (in the 50 free and 100 breast).  The Eagles' Don Rielag was named Coach of the Year for the second straight year.  Check out all the team and individual results from the MVC Championships HEREPOSTSEASON UPDATES:  Congratulations to Cincinnati Country Day's Camille Huxol for advancing to the District Dive Meet.  STATE BOUND:  After her second place finish at Districts, Camille earned a trip to State!  Congratulations to tonight's District Swim Meet qualifiers listed HERESTATE BOUND:  Congratulations to all of our State Swim Meet qualifiers!  Read more above. 

BOYS' BOWLING:  The Seven Hills Stingers came away with the league title, their first since 2014-15.  Seven Hills' Adam Firestein (pictured below - photo by Keith Neu) led the MVC with a scoring average of 194.3 through the regular season and was named Bowler of the Year.  The Stingers' Randy Wilson earned Coach of the Year honors.  POSTSEASON UPDATES:  Seven Hills advanced to the District Tournament after its third-place finish at the Cherry Grove Sectional.  Norwood’s Case Garibay also advanced to Districts after his fifth-place finish in the Colerain Bowl Sectional.  Complete District results are HERE.

GIRLS' BOWLING:  Cincinnati Christian finished a perfect 10-0 in the conference to clinch their fourth consecutive MVC title.  The Lady Cougars' Crystal Wilson paced the conference in scoring average of 192.2 through the regular season and received Bowler of the Year accolades.  The Lady Cougars' Sarah Peters was named Coach of the Year.  SHOUT OUT:  Crystal also set a pair of new school records with a single game score of 276 and a two-game series score of 511 on December 17 against Purcell Marian.  POSTSEASON UPDATES:  Congratulations to Cincinnati Christian for finishing as Sectional runner-up and advancing to the District tournament at Beaver-Vu, along with Norwood’s Kiley Methena!  District results are 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.  POSTSEASON UPDATES:  At the City Championships, Cincinnati Country Day finished sixth, Seven Hills eighth, and Clark Montessori ninth in the team competition.  Cincinnati Country Day's Jasmine Gonzales finished seventh in the all-around, fifth on bars, and eighth on beam and on vault.  Seven Hills' Caroline Corbett also turned in a top-ten performance by finishing tenth on beam.  Both young ladies earned All-City honors!  The District Championships are slated for today at Lakota East HS.  DISTRICT MEET:  Shout out to Cincinnati Country Day for finishing eleventh and Seven Hills fourteenth in the Division I Southwest District Meet.  Jasmine Gonzeles was the MVC's high-scorer in the all-around (seventeenth), on beam (eighteenth), on vault (nineteenth), and on bars (fourteenth).  Teammate Michelle Rieman was the top finisher on floor (forty-third).  Congratulations!

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