The CHL, despite only having four schools with bowling teams, did quite well at the Division II Sectionals.  Three teams and three individuals will move on.  All four schools will have at least one representative at the district tournament.  The top six teams and the top six individuals not on those teams advance.

Deer Park finished 5th with 2839 pins.  Reading was 7th, missing by 45 pins of qualifying.  Wyoming was 10th.  Deer Park had two bowlers finish in the top five.  Chelsea Hammer was 4th with a 530 series (3 games).  Her high game was 183.  Marie Egbers was 5th with a 522 series and a high game of 201. Carlee Hardin had a 374 series & Chrissy Boehmer a 369.  Other Wildcat bowlers are Kassidy Russell-Gamble, Dawn Hicks, Keryn Houston, & Jean Schile.  Rylynne Jenkins of Reading finished 11th with a 469 series and a high game of 200.  Shelby Fritz of Wyoming was 17th with a 446 series and a high game of 192.  Jenkins & Fritz both qualified as individuals.

Deer Park & Roger Bacon battled it out for 1st place.  The Wildcats fell short finishing 2nd with 3786 pins, 70 behind the Spartans. Taylor was 6th place.  Reading was 12th & Wyoming 15th.  Deer Park had three bowlers in the top 15.  Christian Sique was 3rd with a 610 series.  He had two high games of 213 each.  Will Maley was 12th with a 580 series & a 227 high game.  Troy Bosse was 15th with 570 series and a 246 high game.  Justin Nhun had a 523 series & Dakota Handorf a 443.  Other Wildcat bowlers are CJ Boyle, Matthew Egbers, & Will Fischer.  Taylor's top bowler was Shawn Ward who was 18th with a 555 series.  His high game was 204.  Noah Heller was 20th with a 547 series & 209 high game.  Austin Harvey had a 508 series, Griffin Embry 497, & Kade Brunswick 420.  The other Yellowjacket bowlers are Bryce Heller, Brady Leisure, & Michael Hallon.  Brady Brunsman of Wyoming was runner-up with a 612 series & a 252 high game.  Brunsman qualified as an individual.

The Division II District Championships will be on Thursday starting at 9:45 at Beaver-Vu Bowl in Beavercreek.  The top three girls teams and top three individuals will qualify for state.  The top four boys teams and top four individuals will also qualify for state.

Sunday, high school bowling coaches from several schools in Southwest Ohio had their 3rd Annual Coach's Tournament at Eastern Lanes in Middletown.  The money won by the top team was donated to charities of their choosing.  It was a chance for coaches to bond and bounce ideas off of each other.  All five CHL coaches participated: Rob Meirose (Deer Park), Scott Rohlfs (Reading girls), George Bowman (Reading boys), Zach Horstman (Taylor), Connie Pollington (Wyoming).  Two of the coaches received an award for being part of the all star team (top 5 male & female).  Horstman had a 722 series (247, 217, 258) and Rohlfs had a 696 series (229, 246, 221).  Pollington's high game was 166, Bowman 202, & Meirose 235.  Eastern Lanes donated the lanes and food for the day. Congratulations to the coaches for a great event and special congratulations to Zach & Scott for making the all star team.

The SID would like to thank Connie Pollington for the information for this story.

Girls' sectional basketball is under way.  Four teams are in Division II and four in Division III.

Division II
The D2 sectional is at Walnut Hills High School.  Mariemont is the top seed.  The Warriors beat #13 New Richmond 46-18. Number 5 Indian Hill beat #9 Western Brown 45-29.  Wyoming, #11 seed, has a 1st round bye.  The Cowboys will meet #2 Goshen on Tuesday, February 21 at 6:00.  Mariemont will take on #14 Hughes on Wednesday at 6:00.  Indian Hill will meet #3 McNicholas on Wednesday at 7:30.

Division III
Division III games are being played at two sites.  In the Cincinnati 1 Sectional is at Wilmington High School. Number 15 Deer Park lost to #2 Waynesville 72-34.  The Cincinnati 3 Sectional is at Fairfield High School.  Madeira, #3 seed, beat #17 Clermont Northeastern 66-49.  Number 18 Finneytown lost to #4 Badin 71-15.  Reading, #9 seed, lost to #8 Clark Montessori 66-49.  Madeira will take on Clark Montessori on Tuesday at 7:30.

Seven divers from three league schools will be at the Division II State Championships.
Lexi Magenheim of Indian Hill was the top league diver.  She finished 4th with a score of 371.90.  Annie Garretson of Indian Hill was 5th (354.20) and Kyleigh Spang of Mariemont was 7th (323.20)

CHL divers sweep the top three district places.  The real story is Noah Vigran of Indian Hill.  He won his fourth major meet in a month with a district record score of 546.40.  Charlie Schooler of Mariemont was 2nd (431.65) & Charlie Donnelly of Wyoming was 3rd (422.60).  Ilusha Gerimshuck of Wyoming was 6th (328.50) & Jacob Cox of Mariemont was 7th (267.50).

The Division II State Diving Championships will be on Wednesday, February  22nd at the C.T. Natatorium in Canton.  The girls will dive at 9:00 am and the boys at 2:00.

A busy week for CHL varsity sports. Girls' basketball and bowling start post season.  Swimming/diving move on to the district level.  Wrestling will have their league championships.  Boys' basketball are in their final regular season week.  Stat leaders are posted. Additional  stats can be found under each sports' links.
Red means league title determined.


Mariemont finished the season with a perfect 14-0 record giving them back to back league titles. The Warriors are 19-3 overall and now won 29 straight league games over three seasons. Madeira is in 2nd (12-2, 18-4).  Reading is 12-10 overall. 
Some results from last week:
In a great scheduling quirk, Madeira was at Mariemont in the final league game for both teams.  The Amazons held a 1 point lead at half.  In the 2nd half, the Warriors outscored Madeira 31 to 19 to capture the league title out right with a 55-40 win.  Rebekah Justice had 14 points & 17 rebounds.  Teammates Emma Worple (14) & Ashley Rothert (13) also were in double figures in scoring.  Mary Englert of Madeira led all scorers with 23 points.  She also had 10 rebounds.  Marin Kline added 11 points.

Stat Leaders:
Points - Mary Englert (Madeira) 21.0
Rebounds - Ayanna Thompson 14.2
Assists - Mary Englert 5.0
Steals - Hannnah Nelson (Reading) 4.8, Nia McCormick (Finneytown) 4.7 , Ellie Schaub (Indian Hill) 4.7
Blocks - Rebekah Justice (Mariemont) 5.7

Sectional play will begin this week.  See related story

Despite one league game to  be played, Wyoming won their 4th straight league. The Cowboys are 12-1 in the league & 20-1 overall.  They have won 7 straight games.  Indian Hill (10-3, 16-4) & Madeira (10-3, 12-9) are tied for 2nd.  Mariemont is 16-5 overall & Reading is 12-9.
Some results from last week:
Wyoming defeated Reading to clinch the league title.  See related story.
Madeira was down by 8 to Indian Hill at half time.  In the 2nd half, the Mustangs outscored the Braves 35-22 to win 50-45.  It was the second time this season Madeira has beat Indian Hill.  Adam Wieczorek led Madeira with 14 points.  Teammate Kyle Johnson added 12 points.  Colin Shaw & Reed Aichholz had 15 points each.  Teammate Ben Bader added 12 points.
Deer Park edged Seven Hills 37-36.  Ibrahima Athie had 13 points & 11 rebounds.

Stat Leaders:
Points - Lonnie Grayson (Wyoming) 21.7
Rebounds - Jacob Trester (Mariemont) 12.1
Assists - Mark Wise (Deer Park) 6.3

Steals - Andrew Hall (Mariemont) 5.6
Blocks - Jacob Trester 2.9

There are 7 games this week.  The last 4 league games will be on Friday.

Indian Hill won the East Clinton Duals.  At the Batavia Invitational, Mariemont was 15th & Deer Park 18th.  Ian Goodpaster of Deer Park was 6th in the 106 class.  Wesley Adams of Mariemont was 6th in 113.

Stat Leaders (wins, pins)
Yima Nyamor (Wyoming) 35-4, Noah Pitman (Wyoming 34-6), Jack Steurerwald (Indian Hill) 30-5, John Mark Williams (Indian Hill) 29-5,  Issia Johnson-Sienou (Reading) 27-7, Jackson Hugentobler (Madeira) 26-5, Kyle Kimbrough (Madeira) 26-6, Corey Frank (Reading) 25-7,  Wilber Compress (Reading) 25-8, Will Steurerwald (Indian Hill) 23-5, Dustin Robins (Reading) 23-7, Baden Pinson (Reading) 21-1, Max Farnkel (Wyoming) 21-5, Jaden Anderson (Indian Hill) 21-11, Zach VanFossen (Wyoming) 20-10,
Pins - Noah Pitman 22, Yima Nyamor 19, Dustin Robins 16, Jackson Hugentobler 16, Wilber Compress 14, Zach VanFossen 14,  Issia Johnson-Sienou 13, Baden Pinson 13, Jack Steurerwald 13, Kyle Kimbrough 13

The CHL Championships will be on Saturday at Madeira starting at 10:00.  See related story.


Check stories on the sectionals & district. Congratulations to Mariemont
for winning their 4th straight league title.

Check stories on the sectionals & district.  Congratulations to Indian Hill for winning the league title.  The Braves snapped Wyoming's 10 year league title streak.

The district championships will be held this week.

Reading is 13-5 and Deer Park is 6-4.
Some results from last week:
Deer Park 1964 Loveland 1766  Chelsea Hammer had a 361 2 game series with a 194 game.
Reading 1569 Clinton Massie 1277

Stat Leaders:
Maggie Rohlfs (Reading) 158.5
Chelsea Hammer (Deer Park) 154.0
Jean Schlie (Deer Park) 149.2
Rylynne Jenkins (Reading) 146.1
Shelby Fritz (Wyoming) 134.2
High Series (2 games)
Maggie Rohlfs 374
Chelsea Hammer 361
Shelby Fritz 356
High Game
Maggie Rohlfs 210
Shelby Fritz 201
Jean Schlie 199

Taylor is 11-6. Deer Park is 6-4.
Some results from last week:
Deer Park 2419 Loveland 2364  Will Maley had a 386 2 game series.  Justin Nhun had a 233 game.
Taylor 2210 Purcell Marian 1976  Shawn ward had a 392 series with a 213 game.

Stat Leaders:
Justin Nhun (Deer Park) 187.3
Shawn Ward (Taylor) 184.3
Troy Bosse (Deer Park) 178.0
Will Maley (Deer Park) 170.3
Noah Heller (Taylor) 168.1
High Series (2 games)
Shawn Ward 483
Justin Nhun 466
Troy Bosse 416
High Game
Shawn Ward 267
Justin Nhun 234
Troy Bosse 225

The Division II Sectional Championships will be held Friday at Colerain Bowl.  The girls will start at 8:45.  The boys will start at 1:15.  Six boys and girls teams and six boys and girls individuals will advance to district.

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