Although no league swimmers were state champs this year, some came close and several had top eight finishes.  Three events had swimmers finishing runner-up.  The closest any one came to a state championship was the Madeira boys 400 Freestyle Relay.  The were 2nd to Seven Hills, only .05 seconds behind with a time of 3:11.77. Members are Jack Mantkowski, Ryan Stevenson, Alex Fortman, & Chet Dobson.  Mariemont's girls 200 Medley Relay was 2nd with a time of 1:47.31.  Members are Sadie DeCamp, Brooke Woellert, Leah Dupre, Makayla Valentine.  Sam Vester of Indian Hill finished 2nd in the 50 Freestyle in 21:09.
Here are the other top eight finishers from the league:

200 Medley Relay - 8. Indian Hill 1:49.78 (Elizabeth Drerup, Devin Landstra, Grace Stimson, Avery Pearson)
200 Freestyle - 5. Gilmore 1:50.84
50 Freestyle - 3. Landstra 23.70
100 Butterfly - 4. Izzy Murray (Taylor) 56.33
500 Freestyle - 8. Gilmore 5:02.17
200 Freestyle Relay - 4. Mariemont 1:36.71 ( Valentine, Gilmore, Katie Gaburo, Rachel Munschauer)
7. Indian Hill
1:38.74 (Drerup, Stimson, Landstra, Pearson)
100 Backstroke - 5. Drerup 56.80 6. Landstra 56.98 8. Murray 57.53
100 Breaststroke - 3. Dupre 1:04.29
400 Freestyle Relay - 3. Mariemont 3:30.47 (Gilmore, Munschauer, Woellert, Gaburo)

200 Medley Relay - 6. Madeira 1:37.05 (Mantkowski, Stevenson, Fortman, Dobson) 7. Wyoming 1:40.27 (Max Chou, Ian Nyberg, Christopher Rutter, Stephen Barrett)
200 Freestyle - 7. Carson Burt (Wyoming) 1:43.79
200 IM - 4. Mac Lewis (Mariemont) 1:54.05
100 Butterfly - Chou & Fortman tied for 7th with the exact time of 52.00
100 Freestyle - 3. Vester 45.71 8. Burt 47.20
500 Freestyle - 8. Lewis 4:41.60
200 Freestyle Relay - 5. Madeira 1:27.59 (Mantkowski, Stevenson, Fortman, Dobson) 8. Wyoming 1:27.98 (Chou, Rutter, Burt, Phillip Brocker)
100 Breaststroke - 5. Stevenson 58.03
400 Freestyle Relay - 4. Wyoming 3:11.77 (Chou, Barrett, Burt, Brocker)

Congratulations to all of these swimmers on a great season.

The Division II Diving Championships were held on Wednesday at CT. Branin Natatorium in Canton.  In the girls' competition, both league divers made the finals.  Kara Korengel of Indian Hill finished 10th with a score of 380.00.  Emma Weber of Wyoming was 16th with a score of 351.70.  Two of the three boys made the finals.  Noah Vigran of Indian Hill was the highest place league diver at the state meet.  He finished 6th with a score of 404.20.  Charles Schooler of Mariemont was 11th with a score of 358.60.  The other diver, Charles Donnelly of Wyoming, made it to the semi-finals.  Congratulations to these divers on a great season!

Division II - Indian Hill beat Mt. Healthy Wednesday 47-35. Indian Hill will meet top seed McNicholas in the sectional final on Monday at 6:00. Wyoming lost to New Richmond 48-38.
Note - The change in Indian Hill's game.  It was moved from Friday to Monday.

Division III - Fairfield High School
Mariemont down Shroder 71-23.  Madeira beat Badin 64-43. 61-24.  For the 3rd time this season, Mariemont & Madeira will meet.  This time, it will be in the sectional final Saturday at 12:30. Finneytown lost to #1 Summit Country Day 80-18.  Deer Park lost to Purcell Marian 70-54.

The boys' basketball sectionals start this week at two sites.

Division II - Mason
Three league teams are in D2. All three will have 1st round games on Saturday.  Wyoming is the #1 seed and will play #9 Hughes 12:30.  Number 6 Indian Hill will meet #8 Norwood Saturday at 2:00.  Taylor, #12 seed, will play #3 Taft at 11:00 am.

Division III - Loveland High School
Loveland has two sectionals.  In Section 1, #10 Reading meets #11 Finneytown on Wednesday, March 4 at 7:30.  Also On Wednesday, #21 Deer Park will meet the winner of #1 seed Shroder - #19 Clermont Northeastern.  In section 2, #14 Mariemont will play #6 CHCA on Friday at 7:30.  Number 5 Madeira will meet the winner of that game on Tuesday, March 3 at 6:00.

Reading easily won their 10th wrestling title in a row Friday at Deer Park.  The Blue Devils had 197 points , 50 better than 2nd place Wyoming.  Deer Park was 3rd with 126.5 points.  Taylor was 4th, Mariemont 5th, & Indian Hill 6th.  Reading had six weight class champs including the final three matches of the championships.  Here are the league weight class champs:
106 - Dustin Robbins (Reading)
113 - Jesse Potts (Deer Park)
120 - Dan Robbins (Reading)
126 - Zach Lattire (Reading)
132 - Damian Walton (Taylor)
138 - Noah Pitman (Wyoming)
145 - Tyler Goodpaster (Deer Park)
152 - Riley Henderson (Mariemont)
160 - Austin Siemon (Deer Park)
170 - Nate Marmol (Taylor)
182 - Jeremy Heglin (Deer Park)
195 - Derek King (Reading)
220 - Austin King (Reading)
285 - Corey Frank (Reading)

Austin Siemon is CHL Wrestler of the Year.  Brian Pitman of Wyoming is the Coach of the Year.

SID Note - Reading's 10 straight wrestling titles moves them into 5th place by themselves in CHL history.

Next up for the wrestlers will be the sectional tournaments on Friday & Saturday. The Division III sectional will be at Blanchester High School.  Deer Park,Madeira, Mariemont, & Reading will be there.  Session I will start at 6:00 Friday.  Session 2 will start at 11:00 am Saturday.  The finals will start 45 minutes after the last semi-final matches.  Division II will be at Batavia High School.  Indian Hill, Taylor, & Wyoming will be there.  As of now, we do not have a time schedule for this sectional.  Check back throughout the week to see if we have it.

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