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The CHL welcomes two new athletic directors for the 2014-2015 school year. 

Nick Lunsford is the new Reading AD.  Nick is a 1999 graduate of Loveland where he played football & baseball. He attended Northern Kentucky University graduating in 2005 with a degree in Secondary Education: Social Studies.  In 2010, Nick earned a master's degree from Indiana Wesleyan.  He is in his 10th year at Reading.  The first three years he taught 7th grade Social Studies.  The last seven, Nick has taught World History, US History, Government at the high school.  For nine years, he coached football and baseball at one level or another. Currently, he teaches classes in the morning before moving to the office to start his athletic director duties.

According to Nick, "I am very excited to move into the position of athletic director at Reading High School.  There is a proud athletic tradition at Reading, and I am very fortunate to be a part of it."

Nick has been married to his wife Amber since 2005 and they have six year old twins, Audrey & Jason who attend Reading Hilltop Elementary.  Stop by after school most days and you will see the twins in Nick's office, making them the youngest "assistant athletic directors" in the league!

Michael Stevens is the new Finneytown AD.  Michael spent the last five years teaching and coaching at Campbell County in Northern Kentucky.  While at Campbell County, he was the head boys' track & field coach as well as varsity assistant football coach. he was member of the state track & field coaching staff in 2010 and the football staff that won back to back Class 6A district titles in 2011-2012.

Michael is from Cincinnati and attended LaSalle High School.  He got his undergraduate degree in Secondary Education from Thomas More College and his Master's Degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Cincinnati.

According to Michael, "I am extremely excited and honored to have been chosen as the new AD at Finneytown.  There is a lot of community and staff support here and there is a strong commitment from Mr. David Kennedy, our building principal, and from Mr. Tyrone Olverson, our superintendent.  In addition to the strong support and commitment, there is a strong core of athletes in the building."  Michael also can't wait to work with the coaches and student athletes to help build and take Finneytown athletics to the next level!

Swimming & diving are is the last part of their regular season while the basketball races remain close. Stat leaders are posted for all sports. You can check out stats under each sport's links.

Girls Basketball
Madeira continues to roll along with a 6-0 league mark and a 14-0 overall record.  Mariemont is 5-1 in the league & 9-4 overall.  Indian Hill (4-2, 7-6) and Wyoming (4-2, 7-5) are tied for 3rd.  Results from the past week...  Madeira had their 2nd closest game of year as they beat Mariemont 49-37.  Two players combined scored over half of the game's points.  Celia Kline of Madeira had 24 points and Aislyn Hartman of Mariemont had 22 points.  Taylor 53 Finneytown 31.  Tracy Wiehe of Taylor had 22 points & 26 rebounds.  The 6'1 junior did not play in the first 10 games of the season because of an injury.  In the last four games, she has had double figure scoring and recorded three double doubles.  The Yellowjackets have won 3 of those 4 games.  Wyoming 48 North College Hill 40.  Haley Stewart had 14 points for the Cowboys and Emily Wadds had 10 rebounds.

Stat Leaders:
Points - Celia Kline (Madeira) 21.1
Rebounds - Tracy Wiehe (Taylor) 23.5
Assists - Kline 5.1
Blocks - Rebekah Justice (Mariemont) 4.8
Steals - Mary Englert (Madeira) 3.5

There are 11 games scheduled for this week.  Eight league games will be on Wednesday and Saturday, four of them big games.   Indian Hill will be hosting two of those big league games.  Wednesday it will be Madeira and Saturday Mariemont.  Wednesday, Mariemont will be at Taylor.  Saturday, Madeira will be at Wyoming.

Boys' Basketball
Wyoming remains at the top in the league with a 6-0 mark & 9-1 overall.  Madeira is 5-1 in league play & 7-5 overall.  Indian Hill is 4-2 in the league & 7-5 overall.  Reading is 9-4 overall.  Some results from the past week....  Madeira 57 Taylor 36.  Three Mustangs were in double figures led by Jack Cravaack 14 points.  Travis Freytag added 12 points & Adam Wieczorek had 10 points.  Zack Fulton had 12 points for the Yellowjackets.  Wyoming 63 Mariemont 41.  Lonnie Grayson led Wyoming with 21 points.  Mason Rogers added 18 points & Jake Edmonds 10 points.  Brennan Crowley had 14 points for the Warrios and Joey Kromer 11.  Connor Dougherty had 11 rebounds.

Stat Leaders:
Points - Bryce Butler (Finneytown) 23.3
Rebounds - Brennan Crowley (Mariemont) 8.0
Assists - Austin Schneider (Indian Hill) 6.6
Blocks - Nick Heidel (Indian Hill) 1.7
Steals - Tyler Cord (Reading) 5.0

There are 11 games this week.  Eight league games will be on Tuesday and Friday.  A big league game Friday will be Indian Hill at Madeira.

Wrestling
Of the six teams that were at the Wyoming Duals, it came down to the two CHL teams in the finals.  Deer Park won 4 dual matches with wins over St. Xavier B/Aiken 30-19, Withrow 33-12, Roger Bacon 30-18, & Lockland 30-6.  Wyoming  aslo won
4 dual matches with wins over Withrow 39-12, Roger Bacon 30-18, Lockland 36-12, & St. Xavier B/Aiken 48-6.  In the finals, Deer Park beat Wyoming 45-24. Reading hosted the Charlie Moore Invitational.  Mason was the winner.  The Blue Devils were 3rd with 202 points.  Taylor was 10th & Madeira 12th.  Here are the top four for the CHL in each weight class:
106 - 2. Dustin Robbins (Reading)
113- 3. Alec Wince (Reading)
120 - 2.Dan Robbins (Reading)
126 - 2. Zach Lattire (Reading)
132 - 4. Damion Walton (Taylor)
138 - 3. Dustin Griffith (Reading) 4. Danny Costantini (Madeira)
145 - 3. Clayton Campbell (Reading)
152 - 1. Baden Pinson (Reading) 4. Max Neumann (Taylor)
170 - 2. Nate Marmol (Taylor)
195 - 1. Derek King (Reading)
220 - 2. Austin King (Reading)

Stat Leaders:
Wins -Asa Palmer (Wyoming) 25-4, Justin Shields (Wyoming) 24-10, Noah Pitman (Wyoming) 24-11, Austin Sieman (Deer Park) 22-3,  Baden Pinson (Reading) 22-3, Derek King (Reading) 22-4, Damion Walton (Taylor) 22-6, Dan Robbins (Reading) 20-4, Austin King (Reading) 20-5
Pins - Siemon 21, A. King 16, Shields 14, Zach Lattire (Reading 12, Dustin Robbins 11, Pitman 11

Thursday, Indian Hill will be at Taylor and Madeira will host Reading, Roger Bacon, & Hughes.  Friday, Deer Park will be at LaSalle for a super tri match.  Saturday, Wyoming will be at the Miami Trace Invitational.

Girls' Swimming/Diving
The country's biggest meet was held over Martin Luther King weekend involving over 100 teams and 100s of athletes.  The CHL had a good showing with two teams in the top 10.  Indian Hill was 9th with 120 points and Mariemont 10th with 114 points.  Taylor was 26th & Wyoming 29th.  The top 8 in prelims made the finals, held at St. Xavier's Keating Natatorium.  Here are the CHL swimmers who made the finals:
Fiona Kane (Mariemont) 1. 50 breaststroke 33.32, 3. 100 IM
Leah Dupre (Mariemont) 1. 100 breaststroke 1:06.14, 2. 200 breaststroke
Devin Landstra (Indian Hill) 7. 50 freestyle, 7. 100 backstroke
Devin Scarborough (Mariemont) 3. 50 breaststroke
Brooke Woellert (Mariemont) 6. 400 IM
Izzy Murray (Taylor) 7. 200 butterfly
Indian Hill's 400 freestyle relay was 7th.  Members were Landstra, Grace Stimson, Elizabeth Drerup, & Avery Pearson
In 1 meter diving, Kara Korengle (Indian Hill) was 8th and Emma Weber (Wyoming) was 10th.

Stat Leaders:
200 Freestyle - Claire Gilmore (Mariemont) 1:52.60
200 IM - Gilmore, Brooke Woellert (Mariemont) 2:11.98
50 Freestyle - Devin Landsra (Indian Hill) 24.73
100 Butterfly - Izzy Murray (Taylor) 59.38
100 Freestyle - Gilmore 53.87
500 Freestyle - Gilmore 5:07.94
100 Backstroke - Woellert 58.83
100 Breaststroke - Leah Dupre (Mariemont) 1:06.54
200 Medley Relay - Mariemont 1:53.30
200 Freestyle Relay - Mariemont 1:40.59
400 Freestyle Relay - Mariemont 3:36.57

Boys' Swimming/Diving
The country's biggest meet was held over Martin Luther King weekend involving over 100 teams and 100s of athletes. Two CHL teams finished in the top ten.  Madeira was 6th & Wyoming 9th.  Mareimont was 22nd and Indian Hill 25th.  The top 8 in prelims made the finals held at St. Xavier's Keating Natatorium.  Here are the CHL swimmers who made the finals:
Ryan Stevenson (Madeira) 2. 200 breaststroke, 4. 100 breaststroke
Mac Lewis (Mariemont) 5. 200 butterfly 7. 400 IM
Sam Vester (Indian Hill) 3. 50 freestyle
Max Chou (Wyoming) 3. 100 butterfly
Jack Mantkowski (Madeira) 4. 100 freestyle
Alex Fortman (Madeira) 6. 100 butterfly
Chet Dobson (Madeira) 8. 200 butterfly
Madeira (Stevenson, Mantkowski, Fortman, Dobson) and Wyoming (Chou, Carson Burt, Christopher Rutter, Phil Brocker) both made the finals in all four relays:
200 freestyle 4. Madeira 7. Wyoming
400 freestyle 4. Madeira 6. Wyoming
200 medley 5. Madeira 7. Wyoming
400 medley 4. Madeira 8. Wyoming

Stat Leaders:
200 Freestyle - Jack Mantkowski (Madeira) 1:45.61
200 IM - Ryan Stevenson (Madeira) 1:57.60
50 Freestyle - Sam Vester (Indian Hill) 21.98
100 Butterfly - Mac Lewis (Mariemont) 54.17
100 Freestyle - Mantkowski 47.81
500 Freestyle - Lewis 4:44.50
100 Backstroke - Mantkowski 53.28
100 Breaststroke - Ryan Stevenson (Madeira) 1:00.24
1 Meter Diving - Charles Schooler (Mariemont) 243.55 points
200 Medley Relay - Madeira 1:38.45

200 Freestyle  Relay - Madeira 1:29.65
400 Freestyle Relay - Madeira 3:12.69

Swimming/Diving Schedule
Thursday, Cincinnati Country Day will be at Mariemont and Taylor will be at Walnut Hills.  Friday, Madeira will be at Moeller with Mount Notre Dame & Roger Bacon.  Saturday, Indian Hill will host its diving invitational, being held at Mariemont High School.  Wyoming divers will  be there.  Also Saturday, Wyoming swimmers will host St. Xavier & McAuley at Powell Crosley YMCA

Girls and boys bowling is recognized as a state sport, but its not recognized as a sport in the CHL.  That is because the league requires at least five schools to have a sport for it to be a league sport.  Four CHL schools, Deer Park, Reading, Taylor, & Wyoming, have bowling teams. When looking at the golf match stats, bowlers are listed with their two game total.

Here are some past results...
Girls -
Roger Bacon 1994 Deer Park 1692.  High Seriesfor Deer Park was Logan Troxell with a 317
Wyoming 1457 Reading 1379.  High series for Reading was Robin Springer with a 371 and for Wyoming Sophia Abrams with a 267.
Winton Woods 1913 Wyoming 1595.  High series for Wyoming was Megan Piper with a 252.
Boys -
Roger Bacon 2556 Deer Park 2338.  High series for Deer Park was Austin Mobley with a 391
Wyoming 2393 Reading 2257. High series for Wyoming was Jeremy Smucker with a 407 and high series for Reading was Jarrett Ball.

Reading 2540 Lakota East 1850.  High series for reading was Ball with a 452.
Wyoming 2345 Winton Woods 1963  High series for Wyoming was Evan Emanuelson with a 430.

Girls' Stat Leaders:
Average -
Logan Troxell (Deer Park) 133.9
Katie Meza (Deer Park) 127.9
Olivia Ardo (Wyoming) 119.6
Robin Springer (Reading) 118.9
Sophia Abrams (Wyomign) 117.1
Courtney Ward (Reading) 116.8
Megan Piper (Wyoming) 111.4

High Game - Troxell 168, Springer 168, Abrams 158
High Series - Troxell 317, Meza 290, Maggie Rohits (Reading) 279

Boys' Stat Leaders:
Average -
Austin Mobley (Deer Park) 193.1
Sam Wiethe (Wyoming) 183.4
Evan Emanuelson (Wyoming) 183.2
Jarrett Ball (Reading) 176.5
Jeremy Smucker (Wyoming) 172.5
Joe Rominger (Wyoming) 171.6
Evan Tieman (Reading) 171.0

High Game - Ball 247, Smucker 244, Rominger 244
High Series - Emanuelson 430, Wiethe 422, Rominger 418

Schedule:
Deer Park - 1/20 Lakota East at Strikes & Spares, 1/21 Loveland at Crossgate, 1/23 Taylor (boys) at Stump Lanes
Reading - 1/20 Lakota West at Gilmore, 1/25 In House Tournament at Crossgate
Taylor - 1/22 Summit Country Day at Madison Bowl, 1/23 Deer Park at Stumps Lanes
Wyoming - 1/21 Elder/Seton at Western Bowl, 1/22 Cincinnati Christian/Clark Montessori at Brentwood, 1/26 Lakota East at Brentwood


When the SID was doing some research on the wrestling & swim/dive meets, he got curious on the longest league championships in the different sports. There have been 13 championship consecutive win streaks of five or more in 10 different sports. CHL league competition began in the fall of 1985 for all sports except boys' & girls' swimming & diving. Their league titles started during the 1999-2000 school year. The all time leader is Indian Hill boys' tennis.  They won 23 straight tennis titles from 1986 to 2008. The Braves also hold the record for most league titles.  They have 27 of 28 titles (Wyoming won in 2009).  The longest current streak is Indian Hill girls' tennis.  They have won 18 in a row.

Here is the list of 5 or more consecutive league championships:
1. Indian Hill boys' tennis         23 (1986-2008)
2. Indian Hill girls' tennis          18 (1997-present)
3. Indian Hill boys' golf             12 (1985-1996)
    Wyoming girls' basketball     12 (1989-2001)
5. Wyoming boys' track & field   9 (1991-1999)
    Reading wrestling                    9 (2005-present)
7. Wyoming boys' swimming      8 (2006- present)
8. Finneytown volleyball             7 (1985-1991)
    Reading volleyball                   7 (1995-2001)
    Madeira girls' cross country    7 (1993-1999)
11. Wyoming boys' golf              6 (2002-2007)

12. Taylor boys' cross country    5 (2001-2005)
       Indian Hill girls' tennis         5 (1985-1989)
       Wyoming volleyball              5 (2010 -present)

Welcome to the Cincinnati Hills League.  As members of the Cincinnati Hills League, we would like to welcome our fans and guests to our schools and athletic facilities this season. We appreciate your support and attendance at our events and remind all attendees that the use of tobacco and alcohol are prohibited at school sponsored events. Fans are not allowed on the fields of play and we ask you to respect our facilities and quality of play on the field. Positive sportsmanship will be shared between both teams during the competition and we ask for our fans to exhibit that same behavior. Cheer for your team, show respect for the officials, and support staff in place to make the event a positive experience for all in attendance. We are friendly rivals; we respect the work and efforts shown by both teams. We are proud of our schools and are very appreciative of your support and attendance. Thank you. The Cincinnati Hills League

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