It was a another successful year for the CHL.  What an ending in early
June.  Four state champions in a little over 24 hours.  That more than
doubled the total for the school year to seven.  A recap of the state

Cora Dupre, sophomore from Mariemont, won the 200 Freestyle
at the D2 state swim championships. Cora had several 1st places
throughout the season and at one time led the league in several events. 
She was Swimmer of the Year this past season in the CHL championships.

Murray, senior from Taylor, finished her high school career in the one
place all athletes want to be; at the top of the podium.  Murray not
only won the 100 Butterfly at the D2 swim championships, but set a state
record!  She will continue her swimming at the University of Nebraska.

Vigran, a junior from Indian Hill, was undefeated in one meter diving
all season.  He capped it off winning the D2 state title.  Indian Hill
has had some great divers over the years.  Noah joins that group and
will have a chance to defend his title in 2018.

Junior Justin Dreyling of Reading established himself early on in the season as one of the best D2 long jumpers in the state.  Dreyling had the top distance in the state most of the season. He was 4th in the state in the long jump as a sophomore.  On his final jump this season at the state championships, he broke 23' to win the state title and also broke a 40 year school record for Reading.
Just a sophomore, Anna Podojil of Indian Hill has established herself as one the best track & field athletes in all divisions the Cincinnati area. In two years at the state meet, she has qualified for the finals in six events.  This season she had podium finishes in 100 & 400 dashes and a state title in the 200 dash.  She was the CHL Runner of the Year breaking or tying four league records.
Indian Hill girls' lacrosse was a state runner up in 2014 in D2 when the state championship was sponspored by the coach's association.  The Braves made history winning the 1st OHSAA sanctioned championships.  They did it in spectacular way by scoring the scoring the winning goal with 5 seconds to go.
Mariemont boys' lacrosse have been a D2 powerhouse for many years.  Six times before this season they had been in the coach's sponsored state championship game.  They won it in 2007, 2013, & 2014.  The Warriors made history by winning the first OHSAA sanctioned D2 championship this season.

Many other great achievements were reached by individuals and teams this past school year.  Among them were:
Cooper Hausfeld from Wyoming named Golfer of the Year in Greater Cincinnati.
Indian Hill girls' tennis winning their 20 straight league title.
Reading wrestling winning their 12 straight league title.
Taylor winning three of the four spring league championships.

In the All Sports Trophy race, Indian Hill came out on top with 110 points.  Wyoming was 2nd with 105 points. The trophy has been awarded in the CHL for several years.  It is thought that this is the first time Wyoming did not win it.  Indian Hill and Wyoming tied in 2011-2012.  Complete results can be found under the All Sports Trophy link.

The CHL website completed it's 11th year.  Sometime in late May, the website broke the yearly record in web visited.  At the end of May, the count was 2,827,346 surpassing the previous high of 2,709,975 set in 2014-2015.  Eight straight months a monthly record has been broken. We still have a chance at the 3,000,000 mark.  Our web season ends July 31st.  So keep coming back and help us get that mark.  We will continue to have stories throughout July, so keep checking back.

This year we added two non league sports to the website.  Bowling was added in the winter and lacrosse in the spring.  Girls' golf will be added this fall.  Although bowling and girls' golf will continue to be non-league sports, it is very likely that boys' and girls' lacrosse will be come a league sport this coming school year.

Summer camps are well under way and conditioning has started for many fall sports.  It won't be too long that the official fall practices will begin.  Thank you for your continued support of CHL sports.

Indian Hill & Mariemont made history Saturday winning the first sanctioned OHSAA Division II lacrosse championships.  The state finals were held at Selby Stadium at Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware (north of Columbus).

Indian Hill and Chagrin girls played a close game.  The Braves were down by one goal when Ellie Rabenold scored her 5th goal with 52 seconds to go making it a 12 all tie.  With 5 seconds to go, Sarah Price got her only goal of the game to clinch the state title for the Braves.  Robin Schmacher had 4 goals, Lily Lance 2 goals , and Regan Ventz 1 goal.  Indian Hill finishes the season 23-1.

Mairemont boys broke open a close game with 6 2nd half goals to down Toledo St. Francis deSales 9-4.  Seven Warrior players scored goals.  Anthonly DiMichele and Bradley Quick had 2 goals each.  Andrew Maze, Braden Bortz, Wilson Bucher, Ben Phelan, & Charlie Cowart each had a goal.  Mariemont finishes with a 20-3 record.  The Warriors had won three state titles in the coach's sponsored state championships in 2007, 2013, 2014.

Congratulations to the Braves and Warriors on their record setting seasons!

Anna Popdojil of Indian Hill capped off a spectacular season with three podium finishes at the Division II State Track & Field Championships.  The sophomore started her day with a 3rd place finish in the 100 Dash with a time of 12.07.  !st, 2nd, & 3rd were separated by .09 seconds.  In the 400 Dash, Podojil ran a season best 54.81 to come in 2nd.  She was .06 behind the winner.  Anna saved the best for last as she became state champion in the 200 Dash.  Her time was 24.44.  She is the first Indian Hill tack & field athlete to become state champ.  Podojil scored 24 points by herself, good enough to give Indian Hill a tie for 4th place in the state.  Senior Carson Fields of Mariemont closed out a great high school career getting her 2nd podium finish.  Fields was 8th in the 100 Dash with a time of 12.49.  She was on the podium her freshman year in the 300 Hurdles (7th).  Indian Hill freshman Ashleigh Prugh was 10th in the 1600 run with a time of 5:13.25.

Two league boys were in distance finals Saturday, both with podium finishes.  Senior Brad Greene of Taylor was seeded 14th in the 800 but ended up 6th place with a time of 1:56.32.  Sophomore Ben Bayless of Indian Hill was in the 3200 Run and also seeded 14th.  He ended up 7th with a season best time of 9:50.48.  Reading boys finished with 14 points and tie for 18th in the state.

Congratulations to our two state champs, Anna Podojil & Justin Dreyling and congratulations to the other state qualifiers.

Two Reading athletes competed in the state track & field championships Friday morning and both ended up on the podium.  Junior Justin Dreyling went through the regular season undefeated in the long jump. He flirted with the school record.  Earlier in the season he jump 22'10.5, 1 inch off the record and for most of the season his jump was the best Division II effort in Ohio.  He continued his undefeated streak in post season winning the district & regional meets for the 2nd year in a row.  Dreyling was the 2nd seeded jumper coming into the state meet.  He made the finals sitting in 5th place.  He drop to 6th before his last jump.  That is when Dreyling went 23' 3/4 " to win the state title.  Last year he was 4th at state.  He not only won the state championship but broke the school record that has stood since 1977.  He is also only the 2nd Reading track & field athlete to be a state champ and the first since 1946!  Senior teammate Nate Stidham broke both the school discus and shot put records this season. He was undefeated in both events through the district meet.  After a 2nd place finish at the regional last week,  Stidham qualified for the state meet in the shot put.  A solid effort gave him a 5th place on the podium.  He once again broke his own school record with a 54' 6.5 effort.  Making his first trip to state, junior Mykal Bright of Indian Hill finished 12th in the long jump (20'10).  Running prelims will be Friday afternoon. 

Prelims were held Friday afternoon for the Division II State Championships.  Two athletes made the finals.  Anna Podojil of Indian Hill will be back in finals again this year in three events.  In the 100 Dash, she ran a 11.95 & is seeded 3rd.  In the 400 Dash, she had a time of 55.98 and is the 2nd seed.  In the 200 Dash, her time of 24.93 is the top 200 time in prelims.  Carson Fields of Mariemont reached the finals in the 100 Dash with a 7th best time of 12.31.  Other prelims results:
4 x 200 Relay - Indian Hill finished 13th with a time of 1:45.91  Members were Anna Podojil, Ellie Podojil, Karen Foltz, & Margo David.
300 Hurdles - Ellie Podojil finished 13th with a time of 46.35.
400 Dash - Marin Valentine of Mariemont finished 13th with a time of 1:00.45.

In the boys' 400 Dash, Gabe Vanskaik of Reading finished 11th with a time of 50.91.

Here are the times Saturday for the running finals for CHL athletes:
1:10 - Girls' 100 Dash
1:35 - Girls' 1600 Run
2:05 - Girls' 400 Dash
2:30 - Boys' 800 Run
2:40 - Girls' 200 Dash
2:45 - Boys' 3200 Run

Keep an eye on Tweeter Saturday for updates.

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