MVC Winter Sports Season Updates / Honors


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' tournament 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!