The last two league teams left in the girls' soccer post season lost in the regional semi-finals.
In Division II, Wyoming was shut out by McNicholas 7-0. The Cowboys finished the season 11-5-3.
In Division III, Madeira lost to Cincinnati Country Day 2-0. The Amazons finished the season 10-6-4.
Two league teams made it to the regional semi-finals
In Division II, Wyoming lost to Bellbrook 5-2. The Cowboys finished the season 17-4.
In Division III, Mariemont lost to Seven Hills 3-0. The Warriors finished the season 14-6-1.
Two individuals and one team qualified for the State Cross Country Championships from the regional meets at Troy on Saturday. The top four teams and any runner not on those teams in the top 16 from each race make it on to state.
Wyoming claimed the final spot in Division II for state. The Cowboys finished 4th with 111 points. Indian Hill was 9th, Taylor 12th, & Madeira 15th. Ben Stites led the way for Wyoming with a 4th place finish in 16:16. Max Hoffman was 14th in 16:36. Evan Cramer (25th), Tanner Anthony (35th), & Cullen O'Brien (52nd) rounded out the Cowboy scoring. Jonah Engelhardt & Adam Frankel were the 6th & 7th runners for Wyoming. The top runner for Indian Hill was Ben Warstler. The top runner for Taylor was Brad Greene. The top runner for Madeira was Michael Christman In the Division III race, Mariemont was 6th. Two D3 league runners made it to state. Adam Petry of Deer Park was 6th with a time of 16:48. Charlie Jordan of Mariemont was 16th in 16:59.
Wyoming will be making its 3rd trip to state in the last 4 years. In 2011, the Cowboys were 11th and last year, they had their highest place in ever in school history, 4th. Ben Stites will be making his 4th trip to state. As a freshman, he was 99th, 38th as a sophomore, and 6th last year. Stites was All-Ohio last year. Five other Wyoming runners will be making their 2nd trip to state, all 2013; Tanner Anthony, Max Hoffman, Evan Cramer, Cullen O'Brien, & Jonah Engelhardt. Both Charlie Jordan & Adam Petry will be making their 2nd trip to the state meet.
Complete regional results are on Baum's Page.
The state meet will be at National Trail Raceway in Hebron, about 30 minutes east of Columbus on I-70. The championships will be on Saturday. The Division III race for boys will be at 11:00. The boys' D2 race will be at 11:45.
Note - Spectators are ask to take Exit 122 off of I-70 (State Route 158) One mile, turn right on US 40.
Three CHL teams have already made the football playoffs. Two more teams could get in this week. The top eight teams in each region qualify for the post-season.
The big story is Taylor. The Yellowjackets have 8 wins so far this season, the best showing ever in the CHL. You would have to go back to 1950 to find a better Taylor football team. That year, they were 10-0. To cap everything off, Taylor has clinched a spot in the Division IV playoffs, the first time ever in school history, A win this week against Indian Hill, and a McNicholas loss, would most likely give Taylor (#5 in D4 Region 14) a home game in the first round of the playoffs.
Wyoming is in the 3rd spot in D4 Region 14 and has clinched for the 2nd year in a row. It will be the 20th time Wyoming has been in the playoffs. The Cowboys look to get a first round home game.
In Division V, Madeira has made the playoffs for the 4th year in a row and 9th overall. The Mustangs are currently 3rd in Region 18 and look to get a home game first round.
If the regular season ended now, Mariemont (currently 6th in D5 Region 18) would be at Madeira. But the Warriors have not clinched a playoff spot yet. They need a win over Reading this Friday to secure the spot.
Back in Division IV, Indian Hill sits in the 11th spot in Region 14. For the Braves to get in the playoffs, they would have to beat Taylor and get some help from other teams.
Wyoming has clinched at least a tie for the CHL title. For the Cowboys, it is their 2nd football championship in a row and 14th overall in the CHL. Wyoming has won 13 straight league games over two seasons. Taylor is 5-1 in league play & 8-1 overall. Indian Hill is 3rd (4-2, 5-3). Madeira & Mariemont are 6-3 overall.
In our SID Game of the Week, Indian Hill made it interesting against Wyoming. After a scoreless 1st quarter, the Braves struck first on a Dawson Aicholz to Nick Heidel pass for 38 yards. Heidel's PAT made it 7-0 Indian Hill. Wyoming answered on a Justin Shields's 6 yard run. Tucker Marty's PAT made it 7 all at half time. In the 3rd quarter, Wyoming would get its first lead on Shields's 2 yard score. In the same quarter, Shields would get his 3rd TD of the night on a 1 yard run. The Cowboy defense held the rest of the game to give them a 21-7 final. Shields had his best game of the season with 33 carries for 141 yards. It was the 2nd time this season he has scored 3 touchdowns in a game. The other time was Madeira.
Taylor got 41 first half points to cruise to their 8th win of the season 48-7 over Reading. Hunter Gillespie got the scoring started for the Yellowjackets on a 20 yard run. Koty Kendall then scored the first of 4 TDs on a 1 yard run. Kendall caught a 60 yard score from Nick Koehne and scored twice more on runs of 33 & 12 yards. Tight end Michael Wood caught a 35 yard TD pass from Koehne. For Wood, it was his 2nd touchdown pass of the season, although as the Yellowjacket kicker, he has scored 39 additional points. In the 4th quarter, Zach Fulton returned an interception for a 99 yard score. Reading's only touchdown came on a Derek King 75 yard fumble recovery.
Madeira secured a spot in the playoffs with a 47-14 win over Finneytown. Madeira's Greg Corn had two touchdown runs of 5 & 2 yards. The sophomore had 124 yards rushing for the game and has scored 5 touchdowns in the last three games. Colin Voisard had 127 yards rushing and TD runs of 9 & 7 yards. Voisard also three two touchdown passes for 17 & 45 yards to Nicholas Cedillo. In the 4th quarter, Mark Manfredi closed out the scoring for the Mustangs on a 29 yard run. Bryce Butler played a part in both Finneytown scores. Terry Scott caught a 78 yard TD pass from Butler in the 1st quarter. In the 4th quarter, Butler scored on a 12 yard run.
Mariemont put 49 points on the board in the 1st half and went on to a 56-7 win over Deer Park. Kane Coates, the CHL's leading quarterback, only passed for 8 times in the game. One was a TD pass to Connor Bortz for 59 yards. Bortz would score another touchdown on the ground for 32 yards. Ten different Warriors had at least one carry for a combined 271 yards rushing and six scores. Aaron Urevick had two scoring runs of 5 yards each. Ryan Fields had a 65 yard score. Drew Serraino had a 2 yard TD run and Chris Cascella a 4 yard run. Colin Widecan returned an interception 84 yards for a touchdown. Deer Park's TD was an Austin Siemon 14 yard run.
Passing - Kane Coates (Mariemont) 131 for 242 and 1765 yards, 14 touchdowns 121.3 quarterback rating, Eric Wachendorf (Reading) 112 for 177 and 1544 yards, 12 touchdowns 148.8 quarterback rating.
Rushing - Colin Voisard (Madeira) 1056 yards, Koty Kendall (Taylor) 908 yards
Receiving - Catches- David Cowart (Mariemont) 38 Yards- Nicholas Cedillo (Madeira) 784 yards, Cowart 754 yards
Scoring - Koty Kendall (Taylor) 90
Kick Scoring - Gunnar Nixon 42 points (5 field goals), Michael Wood (Taylor) 39 points (3 field goals), Tucker Marty (Wyoming) 4 field goals
Tackles - Jacob Magois (Madeira) 119
Sacks - Hunter Murphy (Taylor) 8
Interceptions -Mason Rogers (Wyoming), Dashawn Whithead (Deer Park) 5 each
The final regular season games will be on Friday. Madeira will be at Deer Park and Finneytown at Wyoming. We will have two SID Games of the Week Friday. The first will be Taylor at Indian Hill. The Yellowjackets have punched their ticket for the playoffs. The Braves have an outside chance to make it, but a win over Taylor, could go a long way to making that happen. The 2nd game will be Mariemont at Reading. The Blue Devils are out of the playoff picture but could be a spoiler for Mariemont. The Warriors sit 6th in Region 18. A win would pretty much return Mariemont to the post season for the 2nd year in a row. This game will be broadcast by ICRC TV.