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The first couple of weeks of the fall sports season has been rain & storm free.  But, we made up for that Friday night as lightning & heavy rain postponed most every football game in the metro area.  Five CHL games were postponed:

Finneytown at Shroder postponed until 7:00 Sunday
Indian Hill at Waynesville postponed until 7:00 Saturday

Mariemont at Batavia postponed until noon Saturday
Taylor at New Richmond postponed till Saturday, time TBD
Taft at Wyoming postponed till 5:00 Saturday

Two schools already had Saturday games scheduled:
Clark Montessori at Deer Park 2:00
Madeira at Hughes 7:00

Reading was on the road at Adena High School.  It's located in Frankfort, a few miles northwest of Chillicothe.  That game was delayed a half hour but did get played as Reading won 42-12.

The first week of September will see a busy week in the CHL.  We will start highlighting the stat leaders Labor Day week. Check the complete stats under each sport's link.


Football
The first week of non league play, the CHL went 5-3 with Indian Hill, Mariemont, Reading, Taylor, & Wyoming all starting the season with wins.

Reading scored the most points since the CHL website started in the Fall of 2006 as they down Newport 53-6.  The Blue Devils scored 7 times before Newport got on the board, including 27 points in the 1st quarter.  Neriah Brooks got the scoring started with a 61 yard TD pas from Sam Ashbrock.  Badin Pinson scored on a 1 yard run Brooks got his 2nd touchdown of the quarter on an 8 yard run.  Ashbrock added the 4th score on a 1 yard run.  In the 2nd quarter, Ashbrock scored again on a 9 yard run. Aydrian Simmons scored on a 1 yard run to make it 40-0 Reading at the half.  The 3rd quarter Mancini Jackson caught a 23 yard score from Ashbrock.  Simmons closed out the scoring for the Blue Devils on a 1 yard run.  The sophomore had 21 carries for 102 yards.

Madeira started the season with a game that both defenses shine.  The Mustangs scored first on a Jacob Bellayuto to Kyle Johnson pass for 48 yards. Christopher Landgrebe PAT made it 7-0 Madeira.  It stayed that way until the 4th quarter when Norwood scored their 1st TD.  The Indians made the 2 point conversion to edge Madeira 8-7.

Taylor scored 6 touchdowns in a 41-7 rout of Lawrenceburg. Quarterback Evan Lamb started his first varsity game and made the most of it going 8 for 13 for 235 yards & 3 TD passes.  Lamb's touchdown passes were to Kenaz Moore (24 yards), Brendan Seibert (28 yards), & DJ Crouch (54 yards).  Hunter Gillespie had 14 carries for 118 yards and scoring runs of 37 & 11 yards.  Ethan Murray added a 1 yard scoring run.  Nathan Hellebusch was 6 for 6 in PATs.  The Yellowjacket defense held Lawrenceburg to 145 yards.

Mariemont scored the first 27 points and went on to beat Oakwood 27-14.  The Warriors had 227 yards on the ground with Joey Kromer leading the way with 127 yards.  Kromer scored on a 39 yard run.  Kromer had a TD pass to Brennan Crawley for 11 yards.  Aaron Urevick scored on a 1 yard run.  Gunner Nixon had a great night with two field goals (32 & 37 yards) and 3 for 3 in PATs.

Indian Hill raced to a 28-7 lead went on to win 42 -14 over New Richmond.  Quarterback Reed Aicholz was 23 for 37 for 269 yards and one score to Nick Heidel.  Aicholz added 71 yards on the ground & 3 scores.  Nick Gehrich also added a rushing touchdown.

Wyoming built a 41 point lead and went on to beat North College Hill 41-7.  All three units were clicking for the Cowboys as offense, defense, & special teams all scored touchdowns.  Four TDs were scored on the ground as Wyoming piled up 244 yards rushing.  Justin Shields had scoring runs of 17, 1 & 10 yards.  Andrew Marty had a TD run of 9 yards.  DeAndre Griffin had a 29 yard interception return for a score.  Elijah Kemper had a 37 yard punt return for a touchdown.

Finneytown lost to Roger Bacon 62-12.  Hayden Parker had TD passes to Perez Rankin & Delshon Watson.

Deer Park lost to Williamsburg 48-6.  Martell Johnson scored the touchdown for the Wildcats

Seven games will be on Friday this week.  Deer Park will host Clark Montessori and Wyoming will be home with Taft.  Finneytown will be at Shroder at Stargel Stadium.  Indian Hill will be at Waynesville, Mariemont at Batavia, Reading at Adena, & Taylor at New Richmond.  Saturday, Madeira will be at Hughes.

Volleyball
Deer Park, Madeira, & Mariemont are all 4-1 so far this season.  Some results from this past week... Madeira over Amelia in 3 games, Reading over Cincinnati Country Day in 3 games. Deer Park over Norwood in 3 games, Wyoming over Fairfield in 4 games, & Mariemont over Clark Montessori in 3 games.

There are 14 matches this week.  The first league matches of the season will be Tuesday & Thursday.

Boys' Soccer
Madeira is 2-1 & Deer Park 2-2.  Some results from this past week... Taylor 2 Ross1, Reading 1 Winton Woods 0, Madeira 1 Seven Hills 0, Deer Park 2 Northwest 1, & Mariemont 2 Edgewood 1.

There are 11 games scheduled for this week.  The first 4 league games of the season will be on Tuesday.

Girls' Soccer
Deer Park is 3-0 & Indian Hill is 2-0.  Madeira, Reading, & Wyoming are all 2-1.  Some results from this past week... Indian Hill 1 Anderson 0, Madeira 3 Seven Hills 2, Reading 9 Mt. Healthy 2, Wyoming 2 Roger Bacon 1, & Deer Park 3 Clark Montessori 0.

There are 10 games scheduled for this week.  The first league games of the season will be on Wednesday.

Boys' Golf
League golf teams are given 2 points for each regular season league win and two points for each win at the league championships.  The standings on the website do not show the points.  We will list the points in the weekly update.

Madeira is 5-2 overall and 3-0 (6 points) in league play.  Indian Hill is 4 -1 overall.  Some results from this past week...
Madeira 174 New Richmond 222  Connor Hjelm was medalist with a 36 at Stillmeadows Country Club
Mariemont 184 Purcell Marian 219

There are 14 matches scheduled for this week, 6 of them league.

Girls' Tennis
Indian Hill & Mariemont are each 6-2 overall.  Indian Hill is 2-0 in the league & Mariemont 1-0.  Some results form this past week... Madeira 5 Little Miami 0, Mariemont 4 Fenwick 1, Mariemont 3 Milford 2, Indian Hill 4 Alter 1, Indian Hill 3 Sycamore 2, Wyoming 4 Winton Woods 1.

There are 14 matches on the schedule this week.  Six of them will be league matches.

Girls' Cross Country
Clark Montessori hosted a 2 mile invitational at Withrow High School. To determined team winners, they took the top 3 boys & top 3 girl's times and averaged them. Wyoming won easily with an average of 12:28.  Danielle McKee won with a time of 13:07. Teammate Whitley Elsass was one second behind in 2nd. Other top ten finishers for the Cowboys were Lily Parker (3rd), Riley Bahr (5th), Terra Forsythe (6th), Emily Wood (7th), Megan Jurrell (9th), Isabela Renggli (10th).  Abi Bickers was the top Deer Park runner.  At the Felicity Franklin Early Bird Invitational, Elizabeth Nicely was 16th out of 85 runners for Reading.  Indian Hill was 22nd in the Moeller Primetime Invitational.  Rhian Horton was the top runner for the Braves.  Kayla Kamil was the top Madeira runner.  The Finishtiming Cross Country Classic was held at Wilmington College.  Wyoming was 6th overall, the top D2/3 team.  Finneytown was 15th, the 4th D2/3 team.  McKee was 19th out of 378 runners.  Elsass was 22nd, Parker 35th, & Bahr 54th.  Mackenzie Jones (66th) was the top Finneytown runner.  Bickers was the top Deer Park runner.

Boys' Cross Country
Clark Montessori hosted a 2 mile invitational at Withrow High School.  To determined team winners, they took the top 3 boys & top3 girl's times and averaged them.  Wyoming won easily with an average of 12:28  Cullen O'Brien was time with a time of 11:12.  Jonah Engelhardt was 4th, Grant Mellott 5th, Matt Lautner 7th, & Jack Komrska 8th.  Ethan Schramm was the top runner for Deer Park.  Reading was 9th at the Felicity Franklin Early Bird Invitational.  Trevor Bryant was the top runner for Reading.  The Finishtiming Cross Country Classic was held at Wilmington College.  Wyoming was 11th, the 2nd D2/3 team.  Finneytown was 15th, 4th among the D2/3 teams.  Luke Steimle was the top Finneytown runner.  O'Brien was the top Wyoming runner.  Schramm was the top Deer Park runner.  Mariemont was 10th at the Sycamore Sunset Invitational.   Charlie Jordan was 12th out of 397 runners.  At the Moeller Primetime Invitational, Indian Hill was 8th & Madeira 21st.  Patrick Giroux was the top Indian Hill runner.  Adam Mahler was the top Madeira runner.

Cross Country Schedules
Monday, Indian Hill & Taylor will be at the Harrison Quad meet.  Tuesday, Taylor will be at the Rising Sun, Indiana quad.  Saturday, teams will be at four invitationals.  Finneytown, Mariemont, & Wyoming will be at the Xavier Queen City Invitational at Kingswood Park in Mason.  Taylor will be at the Lebanon Invitational.  Madeira will be at the Greenville Invitational.  Deer Park will be at the Norwood Invitational.

In the Cincinnati Hills League, for a sport to be recognize as an official league sport, there must be at least five schools participating.  Two fall sports do not meet the criteria to be a CHL league sport. Girls' golf has three schools with teams; Indian Hill, Taylor, & Wyoming. The three schools are Division II on the state level and will compete in the state tournament in the post season.  Field hockey has one team, Indian Hill. In the the entire state, there are less than 40 schools with field hockey.  The schools in southwest Ohio, mostly D1, compete in their own league.  There is post season play on the state level for field hockey.

Golf
Indian Hill beat Wilmington 186-256 at Eagles Nest.  Allie Satterfield was medalist with a 43.  Satterfield had her second birdie in three days at the match.  Wyoming had their best score of the season with a 192 against Northwest.  Reilly Simmons was medalist with a 46.  Libby Fischer & Madeline Juergens each had a 48 & Kayla Wilson had a 50. The Cowboys matched that with a 192-196 win over Mcnicholas.  Four girls scored in the 40's. Lucy Walton had a 47, Sydney Wellman & Kip Hughes 48, & Anna Sponaugle a 49. 

Schedule
Indian Hill has a home match with McNicholas on Tuesday at Eagles Nest.  Thursday, they will have a match with Cincinnati Country Day at Terrace Park.
Taylor will be home with Wyoming on Wednesday at Shawnee Lookout.
Beside Taylor, Wyoming will also play Badin at Potters Run on Tuesday.

Field Hockey
Indian Hill plays in the Southwest Ohio Field Hockey league.  There are 8 teams in the league.  Counting Indian Hill. league teams are Fairmont, Mount Notre Dame, Oakwood, St. Ursula, Summit Country Day, Talawanda, & Ursuline.

Indian Hill lost to Oakwood 4-0.  The Braves will be on the road against Fairmont on Thursday.  Next home game will be Monday, September 14 at 5:00 against Summit Country Day.

The 18th Skyline Chili Crosstown Showdown will be held over a period of two weeks.  It will feature 36 football teams in 18 games on both sides of the river. Thirty of the teams are from the Cincinnati metro area with six coming in from outside the area, including three from Indiana.  Three of teams playing will be from the CHL.  Thursday, August 27th will see two of the teams in a double header at the Sheakley Athletics Center on the UC campus.  The 5:30 game will be Reading vs. Newport.  The 8:00 game will be Finneytown taking on Roger Bacon.  Mariemont will help close out the showdown on Friday, September 4 when they host Batavia.

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. Reading wrestling                  10 (2005-present)
6. Wyoming boys' track & field   9 (1991-1999)

    Wyoming boys' swimming       9 (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)

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