Four CHL players, the most in the last few years, have advanced to the Division II Boys Tennis State Championships from the district tournament in Centerville.
Two Indian Hill singles players won spots in the state championship. In the district semi-finals, freshman Andrew Pregel lost to Asher Hirsch of Cincinnati Country Day 6-3 6-1. In the other semi-final match, junior Alexander Warstler beat Chris Bak of Clark Montessori for the 2nd week in a row 7-6, 3-6 6-2. Pregel then defeated Bak for 3rd place in the district 2-6, 6-2, 7-6. In the district finals, Warstler lost to the two time defending state champ Hirsch 6-3 6-1. For Warstler, it will be his 3rd trip to state, all in singles competition.
In the doubles competition, senior Myles Bourbon & senior Will Carter defested the Cincinnati Country Day team 6-4 6-3 in the semi-finals. It set up a district final of Wyoming, Mason #1 seed, and Milton Union, Troy #1 seed. Bourbon & Carter won the district championship 6-1 7-5. For Bourbon, it will be his 2nd trip to state in a row. Last year, he was teamed up in doubles with Nik Plattenburg.
The Division II State Tennis Championships will be held on Friday & Saturday, each day beginning at 9:00 am. It will be held on the campus of Ohio State at the OSU Outdoor Varsity Tennis Courts. If it rains, the tournament will be moved to the Elysium Tennis Center in Plain City.
The Division II Track & Field Championships were held at New Richmond High School. As they have done last several years, the CHL dominated the meet with nine teams getting top ten finishes and three more just outside in 11th. Of the 34 boys and girls events, the league had regional qualifiers in 33, including 15 district champs.The top four in each event move on to the regional meet.
North College Hill won the D2 district title, but four CHL teams were close behind. Finneytown won the runner up trophy with 83.5 points. Taylor was 3rd with 72 points, Mariemont 5th with 63 points, & Wyoming 6th with 57 points. Madeira was 9th and Indian Hill & Reading tied for 11th. In the 17 events, league athletes had at least one regional qualifier in all of them, won eight, swept the top four spots in two events, and had three of the top four spots in six others. Here is the breakdown for each event:
4 x 800 Relay - The first final, ran on Tuesday, saw CHL runners take all four regional spots. Madeira (Maddie McDonough, Casey Mitchell, Mollie Shinkle, Caroline Thomas) were district in champs in 10:00.67. Finishing 2nd was Wyoming(Danielle McKee, Whit Elsass, Maddie Bahr, Katie Spray). Indian Hill (Sabrina Bulas, Sarah Borden, Kelsey Edwards, MacKenzie Owen) was 3rd and Mariemont (Corinne Fanta, Mayykayla Valentine, Sarah Feeny, Kayla Dewey) was 4th.
100 Hurdles - The Taylor duo of Randi Schutte & Lizzi LaKamp have had top three finishes several times this season. Schutte was 3rd and LaKamp 4th.
100 Dash -Carson Fields made it exciting but finished 4th to move on.
4 x 200 Relay - Finneytown (Alexia Bonds, Ariana Bonds, Elizabeth Snyder, Anyssa Howell) were 2nd and Mariemont (Lauren Croll, Shelby Cresse, Aislynn Hartman, Jaxie Brokane) were 3rd.
1600 Run - Three of the top four spots belong to league athletes. Corinne Fanta punched her second ticket for the regional meet as district champ (5:24.62). Spray was 3rd and Bulas 4th.
4 x 100 Relay - Mariemont( Croll, Cresie, Hartman, Fields) were district champs in 51.30
400 Dash - Ariana Bonds was 4th.
300 Hurdles - Carson Fields join the Taylor duo to sweep the top three spots. Fields qualified for the regional meet in her 3rd event when she won in the time of 47.20. LaKamp was 2nd and Schutte 3rd.
800 Run - Another event with three league runners moving on. Mitchell was 2nd, McDonough 3rd, & Howell 4th.
200 Dash - Fields qualified for her 4th regional event finishing 3rd.
3200 Run - Of the four distance events, the CHL took 14 of the 16 regional spots including another 4 for 4. Whitley Elsass was 1st in 12:11.67. Kayla Kamil of Madeira was 2nd, Lily Parker of Wyoming was 3rd, McKenzie Jones of Finneytown 4th.
4 x 400 Relay - Finneytown (Ariana Bonds, Howell, Katie Deitsch, Corinne Saul) was 2nd. Taylor (Schutte, Lydia Burns, Jesssie LaKamp, Lizzie LaKamp) were 3rd.
Shot Put - The Draughn sisters of Taylor have been very successful in the throws this season. Kylee won the shot put with a 35'7.5 put. Alli was 3rd. In between was Yashira Rhymer-Stuart of Finneytown.
Discus - Tess Enderle of Finneytown won with a throw of 99'1. Kylee Draughn was 2nd. Completing the sweep was Rhymer-Stuart who finished 3rd. Rhymer-Stuart has been strong in field events all season but her strongest event is the high jump. The senior tied the district record of 5'5. it was a Finneytown school record. Schutte qualified for her 4th regional event finishing in a tie for 2nd.
Going into the second to last event, Wyoming was 5.5 points behind Taft 63-57.5. In the 3200 run, the Cowboys picked up 12 points to take a 6.5 lead going into the final event, the 4 x 400 relay. Wyoming did not have a team in the finals, but Taft did. Cowboy coach Travis Glendenning had to wait it out knowing that Taft had to finish 3rd place or lower for Wyoming to claim the district title. As it turned out, the Senators finished 5th and Wyoming won their 2nd district title in a row. Madeira was 5th with 49.5 points. Mariemont was 9th, Taylor 10th, Reading 11th, Indian Hill 13th, & Finneytown 14th. League athletes had at least one qualifier in 16 of 17 events with seven district champs. Here is the breakdown for each event.
4 x 800 Relay - League teams took 3 of the top 4 spots. Madeira (Nick Cedillo, Graham Tschieder, Micahel Christman, Jack Mantkowski) won with a time of 8:19.69. Wyoming ( Max Hoffman, Cullen O'Brien, Evan Cramer, Ben Stites) was 2nd. Taylor (Kayden Wells, Chad Mason, Brad Greene, Jacob Bayer) was 4th.
110 Hurdles - Guy Harbin of Wyoming was 4th.
4 x 200 Relay - Mariemont( Jeffery Timmers, Sakke Titinen, Charlie Jordan, Ryan Fields) was 2nd. Finneytown (Enouch Brookins, Corey Young, Joey Saunders, Delshon Watson) was 4th.
1600 Run - Ben Stites has had some of the best 1600 & 3200 times in the Cincinnati area this season. The senior won the 1600 in a time of 4:31.86. Teammate Cullen O'Brien as 4th.
4 x 100 Relay - Finneytown (Brookins, Young, Saunders, Watson) was 4th.
400 Dash - Wells Coalfleet of Indian Hill was 2nd and Young was 4th.
300 Hurdles - Timmers qualified for his 2nd regional event with a 4th place finish.
800 Run - Nick Cedillo ran the 400 dsh most of the season. He ran the 800 at the Marimeont invite breaking the Madeira school record. He broke it again at the district meet with a time of 1:57.77. Jordan was 2nd and Mason 3rd.
200 Dash - Ryan Fields missed getting into the top 4 in the 100 dash, but did so in the 200 finishing 2nd.
3200 Run - One of the toughest doubles in track is winning the 1600 & 3200 runs. Ben Stites did so, winning the 3200 in 10:02.65. Christman was 2nd, Jacob Heinold of Finneytown was 4th.
4 x 400 Relay - Indian Hill has had one of the best 4 x 400 teams all season. The Braves (Coalfleet, Troy Schwab, MJ Hayden, Nick Gehrich) proved it again by finishing 1st with a time of 3:29.23. Madeira (N. Cedillo, Mantkowski, Eric Cummings, Duncan Maier) was 4th.
Shot Put - Ryan Sandling of Taylor was 2nd and Ryan Welt of Madeira was 3rd.
Discus - Nate Stidham of Reading & Kolan Livingston of Wyoming have been the two best discus throwers in the league all season, and two of the best in the Cincinnati area. At the league meet, Livingston was 1st & Stidham 2nd. They reverse positions at the district. Stidham won with a throw of 137'7. Livingston was 2nd. Hunter Murphy of Taylor was 4th.
Long Jump - Justin Dreyling of Reading was 4th in the closest field competition of the meet. Dreyling's jump of 21'2.75 was only 3.5 inches from 1st place.
High Jump - Jared Lowe of Wyoming & Alex Cedillo of Madeira tied for 3rd.
Pole Vault - Fighting off a heal injury, Trevor Fant of Reading won with a vault of 12'. Justin McMichael of Wyoming was 3rd.
The Division II Regional Track & Field Championships will be held at Welcome Stadium in Dayton. Start time Thursday for fields will be 5:00 and running prelims 6:30. Start time Saturday for fields will be 11:00 and running finals 12:30.
In the Division II district championship, Taylor had to go to 8 innings before dropping 7-2 to Bellbrook. In the Division III district championship, Reading lost by the same score 7-2 to CHCA.
This will be the last week for the weekly update. All league championships have been decided for the spring season and all teams are now in post season. Stat Leaders are posted. Stats for each spring sport can be found under their links.
Madeira (11-3, 18-10) won their 3rd straight league title. The Mustangs have won 4 of the last 5 league championships and 12 total in CHL history.
Batting Average (at least 60 AB) - Chandler Harris (Indian Hill) .521
Home Runs - Jake Hyatt (Madeira) 4
RBI - Hyatt 35
ERA (at least 30 innings) - Logan Barron (Reading) 0.93
Wins - Barron 6, Jordan Mock (Taylor) 6
Strikeouts - Chris Mutter (Taylor) 53, Barron 52, Mock 52
See related story on sectional baseball.
Deer Park (11-1, 20-3) won their 3rd league title in a row and the 4th in the last 5 years. It was the Wildcats 10th overall in the CHL.
Batting Average (at least 60 AB) - Cassidy Zang (Indian Hill) .611
Home Runs - Zang 6
RBI - Jasie Toney (Reading) 34, Zang 33, Olivia Liggett (Deer Park) 32
ERA (at least 75 innings) - Jenna Shepard (Deer Park) 1.94
Wins - Shepard 20
Strikeouts - Zang 193
See related story on sectional softball.
Indian Hill won its first title since 2013. Wyoming won last year and in 2009. Indian Hill has won every other league title since the CHL began in 1985. The Braves are 4-0 in the league and 11-7 overall.
Stat Leaders (wins):
Singles - Alexander Warstler (indian Hill) 10-4, Andrew Pregel (Indian Hill) 9-4, Carter Andrews (Mariemont) 7-2, Cameron Stephens (Mariemont) 7-2
Doubles - Graydon Cowan/Rohit Musti (Indian Hill) 9-5, Milan Bhandari/Christaino Lima (Indian Hill) 7-4, Zach Zeisler & Jake Harrington (Madeira) 7-4, Robby Elkins & Ethan Fitter (Madeira) 5-1
District tournament is this week. See related story.
GIRLS' TRACK & FIELD
Congratulations to Mariemont for winning the league championship, their first since 2008. Results from some regular season invites:
Taylor had their first big invite at their new track with the Yellowjackets winning the 1st place trophy. Taylor had 122 points. Mariemont was 3rd with 103.5 points & Finneytown 4th with 89.5 points. Reading was 8th, Madeira 10th, & Deer Park 12th. Taylor had five 1st place finishes including the 4 x 100 relay (57.48) & 4 x 400 relay (4:36.07). Randi Schutte won the 100 hurdles (16.26) & Lizzi LaKamp won the 300 hurdles (47.85). Kylee Draughn won the shot put (34'6). Carson Fields of Mariemont won the 100 dash (12.86) & teammate Megan Meece won the 3200 run (12:59.28). Finneytown was 1st in the 4 x 200 relay (1:52.93). At the McNicholas Invitational, Indian Hill was 6th and Reading 9th. Emily Sheard of Indian Hill was 1st in the 3200 run. At the CHCA Invitational, Reading finished 4th with 57 points. The Steve McKee- Kiwanis Invitational is hosted by Mariemont. Its one of the oldest and best run invites in the Cincinnati area. The host Warriors won their invite this year with 79 points. Finneytown was 2nd with 70 points & Wyoming 5th (50 points). Madeira was 7th, Indian Hill 13th, & Deer Park 14th. Mariemont had three invite champs. Carson Fields won the 100 dash (12.80) & 300 hurdles (46.67) and Corinne Fanta won the 1600 run (5:27.55). Yashira Rhymer-Stuart won 3 events for Finneytown. She was 1st in the shot put (34'2), Discus (87'10.25) & high jump (5'4). In the Best of the West invite, Taylor was 5th. The Yellowjackets won the shuttle hurdle relay in 1:09.22.
100 Dash - Carson Fields (Mariemont) 12.80
200 Dash - Fields 26.90
400 Dash - Casey Mitchell (Madeira) 1:01.81
800 Run - Maddie McDonough (Madeira) 2:27.99
1600 Run - Corinne Fanta (Mariemont) 5:27.55
3200 Run - Whitley Elass (Wyoming) 12:08.18
100 Hurdles - Randi Schutte (Taylor) 16.20
300 Hurdles - Lizzi LaKamp (Taylor) 46.06
4 x 100 Relay - Finneytown 51.66
4 x 200 Relay - Finneytown 1:52.93
4 x 400 Relay - Taylor 4:19.34
4 x 800 Relay - Madeira 10:02.59
Shot Put - Kylee Draughn (Taylor) 36'7.5
Discus - Yahsira Rhymer-Stuart (Finneytown) 96'9
Long Jump - Larissa Fails (Reading) 15'10.5
High Jump - Rhymer-Stuart 5'4
Pole Vault - Isabelle Anderson (Wyoming) 8'
BOYS" TRACK & FIELD
Congratulations to Wyoming for winning their 4th straight league championship. Results form some regular season invites:
Taylor had their first big invitational on their new track. The Yellowjackets battled it out with Reading with the Blue Devils coming out on top 115-109. Finneytown was 5th, Madeira 8th, Mariemont 9th, & Deer Park 10th. Reading had two 1st places. Shamaan Brooks won the 100 dash (11.48) & Trevor Fant won the high jump (5'8). Taylor's Chad Mason was 1st in the 800 run in 2:05.77. Finneytown had three 1st places including the 4 x 100 relay (45.97). Deishon Watson won the 400 dash (54.40) & Jacob Heinold was 1st in the 1600 run (4:55.36). Marimeont was 1st in the 4 x 200 relay (1:33.86) and Adam Petry of Deer Park was 1st in the 3200 run (10:23.83). Reaidn won its 2nd invite in a row at McNicholas. The Blue Devils had 96 points. Indian Hill was 4th with 72 points. Mariemont was 11th. reading had two first places. Trevor Fant was 1st in the high jump (5'8) & the pole vault (14') His vault was a school & stadium record. Indian Hill had two 1st places including the 4 x 400 relay (3:41.55) Ben Warstler won the 3200 run (10:40.46). Marimeont only brought one athlete, but he made the most of it. Charlie Jordan won the 800 run in 2:02.54. At the CHCA Invitational, Reading was 3rd with 96.5 points. Trevor Fant won the pole vault (10'). The Steve McKee-Kiwanis Invitational is hosted by Mariemont. It is old of the oldest and best run invites in the Cincinnati area. Madeira won with 58 points. Wyoming was 3rd with 54 points & Mariemont was tied for 5th with 48 points. Indian hill tied for 7th, Finneytown 9th, & Deer Park 14th. Madeira had three 1st places finishes including the 4 x 800 relay (8:30.13). Nick Cedillo won the 800 run with a school record 1:58.40. Michael Christman won the 3200 (10:05.33) Wyoming had three 1st places. Max Hoffman won the 1600 (4:40.49), Kolan Livingston the discus (140'6), and Asa Palmer the long jump (20'1). Mariemont won the 4 x200 relay (1:33.02) & 4 x 100 relay (44.92). Indian Hill won the 4 x 400 relay (3:30.90). Taylor was 5th in the Best of the West Invitational with 65 points. Chad Mason won the 800 run in 2:04.44. He won by .04 seconds.
100 Dash - Ryan Fields (Mariemont) 11.15
200 Dash - Fields 22.90
400 Dash - Nick Cedillo (Madeira) 49.88
800 Run - N. Cedillo 1:58.40
1600 Run - Stities 4:19.45
3200 - Stities 9:28.94
110 Hurdles - Trevor Fant (Reading) 16.55
300 Hurdles - Jeffery Timmers (Mariemont) 42.49
4 x 100 Relay - Mariemont 44.82
4 x 200 Relay - Mariemont 1:32.89
4 x 400 Relay - Indian Hill 3:30.90
4 x 800 Relay - Wyoming 8:11.39
Shot Put - Nate Stidham (Reading) 46'6
Discus - Kolan Livingston (Wyoming) 148'6
Long Jump - Justin Dreyling (Reading) 20'3
High Jump - Fant 6'
Pole Vault - Fant 14'
TRACK & FIELD SCHEDULES
The Division II District Meet will be on Tuesday and Saturday at New Richmond High School. See related story.
The 5th Annual CHL Cross Country Camp will be held on June 22 to 26 at Mariemont High School. The camp will take place each day from 9:00 am to 3:00. Perks to the camp include twice daily training opportunities at your current fitness level, bus transportation to various training locations, instructions in all areas of training and racing, educational presentations by top local experts in mental preparation, nutrition, injury prevention, and motivational speeches from several area coaches and top runners. In addition, if you register before May 1, you will get a CHL Cross Country t-shirt. There will be other "swag" at the camp. This camp is unique in having runners from league schools train together. In past years, up to 75 runners have taken part in the camp. The cost for the camp will as follows:
$75.00 if registered by May 30
$85.00 if registered by June 30
To register or to get more information contact:
Randy Cox (camp director) firstname.lastname@example.org
Travis Glendenning email@example.com
Jeff Timmers firstname.lastname@example.org
Rich Jones email@example.com