Now that the school year has settled in, we would like to introduce two new league athletic directors.
Jan Wilking is the new AD at Wyoming replacing Scott Kaufmann. Scott is the new AD at Lakota West. Jan comes to Wyoming from Oak Hills, where she was the athletic director from 2004 to 2013. Before that, she was the business manager at St Ursula for six years. From 1993-1998, Jan was in the business sector as an accountant. She played basketball at the University of Charleston on a Division II scholarship. Jan was the head girls' basketball coach at Oak Hills for six years. She also coached junior varsity softball at St. Ursula. Jan is married to Tim Wilking and they have two children, Max 9, & Emma 8. Both of her kids are involved in sports which keeps the Wilking family busy! Jan's comments about taking the Wyoming position are as follows: "Wyoming is an excellent school district that has a strong academic and athletic focus. The community support has been overwhelming and I look forward to continuing to meet and work with our student athletes and families."
Jeff Zidron is the new AD at Indian Hill replacing Jill Bruder. Jill has move to Michigan to be closer to family. Jeff is a graduate of Marion College in Indianapolis, with a bachelor's of science degree in biology. He received a master's degree in instructional leadership from Northern Kentucky University. Like Jan, he started in the private sector, spending nearly 20 years with Johnson & Johnson and Nielsen Marketing Research in sales and sales management. He got into education as a science teacher at Anderson & Loveland High Schools where he coached soccer at both schools. He became assistant principal and athletic director at Loveland in 2006 and served in those positions until 2013. Jeff and his wife Mary live in Anderson Township. They have three children and three grandchildren. Jeff's comments about taking the Indian Hill position are as follows: "Indian Hill represents one of the highest achieving school districts in the state of Ohio from an academic and athletic standpoint. I am honored to join the Braves family and look forward to working with and supporting our student athletes both in our of the classroom".
We extend a big CHL welcome to Jan & Jeff!
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By the end of the week, all winter sports will have started regular season competition. We will have the stat leaders on the weekly update in two weeks. Meanwhile, check under each sport for stats. Also check the In The News link for stories on CHL teams.
Girls' basketball has had season play going for a week or so. The first league games will be this week. Madeira & Mariemont are defending league co-champs.In the pre-season city coaches poll, Mariemont is 6th & Madeira 8th in Division II-IV. Wyoming is 1-0, Mariemont & Taylor 3-1, & Madeira 2-1. Mariemont beat Purcell Marian 47-20. In that game, freshman Rebekah Justice had a triple double scoring 12 points, 11 rebounds, & 10 block shots, the first time ever in Warrior history. Mariemont also beat Amelia 59-40. Olivia Griffith had 16 points & Hannah Krieger added 15 points. Nine Yellowjacket players scored as Taylor down Oyler 72-20. Hannah Meckstroth had 20 points & 10 rebounds.
Outside of the Monday games, there will 7 more games this week on Wednesday & Saturday. All wlll be league games. Some good early season league match-ups will be Madeira at Wyoming & Mariemont at Indian Hill on Friday and Reading at Mariemont on Saturday.
The boys started their season with limited action this past weekend. Taylor beat Norwood 52-47. Justin Getz had 20 points for the Yellowjackets. Madeiraa is looking for a 3rd league title in a row. In the pre-season city coaches poll, Wyoming is 8th & Indian Hill 9th in Division II-IV.
There are 12 games this week. The first league games will be Friday & Saturday.
Check out the story below on CHL Day at the Cintas Center.
Reading will be looking for it's 9th league title in a row. Indian Hill girls' tennis is the only other league sport that has a longer league title streak (17 in a row). Wyoming coach Brian Pitman has 98 dual wins. He should get to the 100 mark in the next couple of weeks. Coach Pitman's son is wrestling this year on varsity. It is the first time in school history that a father has coached a son in varsity wrestling.
Reading will kick the regular season off on Wednesday at Batavia with Goshen. On Thursday, Madeira & Wyoming will host tri-matches. Also Thursday, Indian Hill & Taylor will be on the road for dual matches. Saturday, Deer Park will host it's annual Greg Rogers Invitational. Among the teams coming will be Mariemont, Taylor, & Wyoming. Also Saturday, reading will be at the Roger Bacon Duals.
Indian Hills looks to repeat as league champ.
Wyoming is looking for it's 8th league title in a row. Only Indian Hill girls' tennis & Reading wrestling have longer consecutive league champion streaks.
On Saturday, Finneytown, Madeira, Taylor, & Wyoming will be at the Mason Invitational.
The fall all league selections are now posted on the website. They can be found under each sport's link. Also, the All Sports Trophy has been updated. As it usually is, the fall points are close. Wyoming has a 3 point lead over Indian Hill 58 to 55. Mariemont is 3rd with 49 points. Complete results can be found under the All Sports Trophy link.
The first winter weekly update will be on Monday, although girls' basketball & bowling have already started.
The 3rd annual CHL Day At the Cintas Center will take place on Saturday, December 14th. All eight boys' basketball teams will be in action on the campus of Xavier University. The schedule is:
12:00 - Deer Park vs. Indian Hill
1:30 - Reading vs. Madeira
3:00 - Finneytown vs. Mariemont
4:30 - Taylor vs. Wyoming
Tickets are $10.00 for the whole day, and can be purchased at the league schools. Schools get 50% of pre-sale tickets.