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Saturday News
At the state Division II tennis championships, Gracey & Hayley Hirsch of Indian Hill made it to the semi-finals Saturday. Complete state results will be posted later Saturday. Check Twitter throughout the day.
Five boys' sectional soccer games involving seven league schools will be played Saturday.
Four sectional volleyball matches will be played Saturday.
Cross country districts will be held Saturday at Voice of America Park in West Chester.  League teams will run in the afternoon.  See related story for schedules.
As each sport is finished for the season, the all league selections will be posted.  The only exception is cross country.  In that sport, where you place at the league championships determines all league.  So boys & girls cross country all league are posted along with boys' golf.
Indian Hill will be in state team final four for the 4th time in the last 5 years.  They play Hathaway Brown in the semi-finals on Sunday.
Indian Hill is the #1 Division II team in the state in the final Division II girls' soccer poll.
Wyoming volleyball secured their 8th straight league title.  The Cowboys finished up 14-0 in league play and 112 league wins in a row.  The last time Wyoming lost a league volleyball game was on October 15, 2009 (to Indian Hill).  This year's seniors were in 4th grade!
Football winners Friday were Indian Hill, Madeira, Reading, & Wyoming.  The 62 points that Reading scored is the most for a Blue Devil team since August 24. 2001 when they beat Lockland 70-0.

The cross country district championships will be held on Saturday at Voice of America Park in West Chester.  Division I races will be held in the morning and with all CHL teams running in the afternoon.  Each race will have the top teams and the top individuals not on those teams moving on to the regional championships.  It depends on what race on how many teams and individuals move on.

Girls
Division II
Race I 1:30  Top 3 teams & 12 individuals move on - Mariemont, Indian Hill, Taylor
Race 2 2:05 Top 2 teams & 8 individuals move on - Wyoming
Division III
3:15 Top 4 teams & 16 individuals move on - Deer Park, Finneytown, Madeira

Boys
Division II
Race A 12:30 Top 3 teams & 12 individuals move on - Indian Hill, Mariemont, Reading
Race B 1:00  Top 3 teams & 12 individuals move on - Madeira, Taylor, Wyoming, Finneytown
Division III
2:40 Top 4 teams & 16 individuals move on - Deer Park

The regional meet will be held at Troy on Saturday, October 28.

Seven tennis players from Indian Hill & Wyoming qualified for the state championships in tennis.  The Division II District was held at Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason.

In singles play, Indian Hill sophomore Samantha Pregel  lost in the semi final .  She won 3rd place 6-0, 6-3 over Annika Alper of Seven Hills. 

In doubles play, the CHL dominated with three of four state qualifying teams.  Wyoming junior Emily Mayer & sophomore Peyton Osha Beat the Indian Hill doubles team of senior Julia Yingling & junior Nina Price 6-4 6-3 in semi finals. They met senior Gracey Hirsch & sophomore Hayley Hirsch in the district finals as Hirsch & Hirsch beat Seven Hills 6-0 6-0 in their semi final match.  In the finals Gracey & Hayley won 6-0, 6-1 to capture the district title. In their four rounds of district play, the Hirsch sisters only lost one game.  Yingling & Price beat the Seven Hills 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 for 3rd place.

Players won't have to travel far for the Division II state championships.  It will be at the Lindner Family Tennis Center on Friday & Saturday.  The first two rounds Friday will begin at 9:00 am.  The semi finals and finals on Saturday will also begin at 9:00 am.

Girls soccer sectionals get under way this week.  Five teams are Division II & three teams are Division III. In the first two rounds, the higher seeded team will have the home field.  All games start at 7:00 unless noted differently.

In Division II,  #1 Indian Hill beat Norwood 9-0. Number 4 Mariemont beat McAuley 2-0.  Taylor lost to #5 McNicholas 6-0.  Indian Hill will meet #7 Roger Bacon Monday at Milford High School.  Also Monday, Mariemont will meet #10 Ross at Kings High School.

In Division III, #2 Madeira beat Georgetown 9-0.  Number 5 Deer Park beat Finneytown 4-2.  Madeira will take on Deer Park Monday at Mariemont High School.

Volleyball sectional play is continuing this week. Four teams are Division II and four are Division III.
Note - We had Mariemont in the wrong division on previous stories.
The Division II sectionals are being played at Wyoming High School & Lebanon High School .
At Wyoming,  Number 2 seed Wyoming beat Woodward in 3 games.  Wyoming will meet #6 Ross on Saturday at 10:00 am. Number 3 Indian Hill beat Taft  in 3 games.  Indian Hill will meet #4 Roger Bacon Saturday at 11:30 am. Taylor, #5 seed, will meet #15 Hughes on Thursday at 6:30. 
At Lebanon, Mariemont beat Thurgood Marshall in 3 games. Mariemont will meet Fenwick Saturday at 1:30.


The Division III Sectionals are at two sites for our league teams.
At Blanchester, #15 Deer Park lost to #1 Williamsburg in 3 games.  Number 9 Reading beat Clark Montessori in 3 games.  Reading will play #11 Purcell Marian on Saturday at 2:30.
At Mariemont, # 16 Finneytown lost to Clermont Northeastern in 3 games. Number 4 Madeira beat St. Bernard in 3 games.  Madeira will take on #17 Georgetown Saturday at 5:00.

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