Our first full week with all fal sports under way. Season stats can be found under each sport's links. Stat leaders will be posted on the web front page next week.
Results will be posted Tuesday.
Info posted on Tuesday.
Madeira has started the season 4-0. Reading is 2-0, Indian Hill 1-0 (also 1-0 in league), & Deer Park 4-1.
There are 14 matches this week. Seven league matches will be on Tuesday & Thursday.
Madeira is 3-0-0, Finneytown 3-0-1, & Deer Park 2-0-1.
There are 11 games this week, 4 of them league on Tuesday.
League teams have started the season 16-3-1 against their non-league opponents. Taylor & Wyoming are 2-0-0 each. Madeira is 2-0-1, Mariemont 3-1-0, & Deer Park 2-0-1.
There are 11 games this week, 4 of them league games Wednesday.
Mariemont is 4-3 over with 2 wins in the league. Indian Hill is 2-1 in league play.
There are 11 matches this week. Four of those matches are league.
Mariemont is 4-1.
There are 19 matches this week. One league match on Monday will have Indian Hill at Mariemont.
BOYS' CROSS COUNTRY
Results posted Tuesday.
GIRLS' CROSS COUNTRY
Results posted Tuesday.
CROSS COUNTRY SCHEDULE
Tuesday, Taylor will be at the Edgewood Invitational.
The Cincinnati Hills League has 15 new head coaches for the fall season. The only fall sports that does have new faces is boys' soccer. Here is the list by sport:
Football - Eric Taylor (Deer Park), Rob Page (Reading)
Volleyball - Lauren Olson (Deer Park)
Girls' Soccer - Danielle Dabbs (Taylor)
Girls' Tennis - Karen Dougherty (Madeira), Andy Zureick (Taylor), Tony Brock (Wyoming)
Boys' Golf - Aaron Hermarsen (Indian Hill), Dan Marsh (Madeira)
Cross Country - Eric Ihlendorf (Deer Park), Josh Dooley (Madeira), Natalie Dragovich (Mariemont), Diane Fisher (Reading)... note about Natalie. She is not new to head cross country in the CHL. She has changed fro the head coach at Madeira to the boys' coach at Mariemont.
Field Hockey - Tara Rose (Indian Hill)
Girls' Golf - Dan Hartung (Madeira) Madeira is stating the first ever girls' golf season this year.
Good luck to all of the new coaches and hope you have a long tenure in the CHL!
Two schools in the league will have new athletic directors this coming school year.
Eric Taylor is the new AD at Deer Park but he is not new to the district. Taylor is a 1996 Deer Park graduate. Not only will he have the duties of athletic director, he will also be the head varsity football coach for the Wildcats. The last eight years, Taylor was the head football coach at CHCA. As a coach at CHCA, he received many honors including Ohio AP Coach of the Year (2013), MVC Coach of the Year twice, and Enquirer Coach of the Year 5 times. Taylor is not new to the CHL. Before coming to CHCA, he served as head football coach at Finneytown and spent six years as head wrestling coach at Finneytown & Indian. Taylor has a Bachelor of Arts in Education from Northern Kentucky University and a Masters in Sports Administration from Xavier. As the new Deer Park Athletic Director, Taylor will work with Dr. Stace Orso, Deer Park Junior/Senior High School principal, and the District Leadership Team to grow the athletic department, encourage more students to participate in sports, and to build relationships with parents and students at the elementary schools. "I'm very excited about the opportunity to come back to Deer Park as the athletic director and head football coach. As a Deer Park graduate, this community has always been a very special place to me. I'm eager to lead the Wildcat Athletic Department and be a part of building leaders in the school, on the field field/courts, and throughout the community," said Taylor. Taylor and his wife Leah, also a 1996 Deer Park grad, have two children Averi and Cael.
Like Deer Park, Reading also looked to the north for a new AD. Jon Payne will do double duty for the Blue Devils. Payne will be the athletic director and assistant principal at the high school. Payne comes to Reading from Bishop Fenwick High School where he has been the athletic director since 2013. This past school year, he also was the high school assistant principal. Payne has had 17 years of administrative experience. He was director of athletics at Fairborn, Chaminade Julienne, West Carrollton, & Monroe. Payne was also the Faculty Manager of Athletics in Middletown/Monroe schools. He also has taught physical education and has coaching experience in football, track & field, & basketball. Payne has had experience in managing Division I,II, III athletic tournaments. He has received numerous awards and honors from the Southwest Ohio Athletic Director's Association, including Athletic Administrator of the Year. Payne has a Bachelor of Science in Education from Miami of Ohio and a Master of Education from Xavier. He is also a Certified Master Athletic Administrator. According to Payne, "I am very excited to be at Reading. I have heard great things about the community and schools. It is a very exciting time to be a Blue Devil coming off of the successes of the athletic programs last year and the new building on the horizon."
Welcome Eric and Jon to the Cincinnati Hills League!
Many of you are familiar with the Kevin Costner movie Field of Dreams. In that movie, baseball players from the past came out of an Iowa cornfield. Mariemont has a version of the Field of Dreams. The differences are that instead of baseball, it is track & field. Instead of players coming out of an Iowa cornfield, it is about a family named Fields. Missy & Ken Fields are Mariemont grads. They moved out of Mariemont for awhile after they got married but moved back over 20 years ago. They have three daughters and two sons. Over two generations, all seven have been part of the Warrior track & field program.
Ken was the first of the family members to be on the track & field team. He ran sprint events for Mariemont from 177-1980. Mariemont at the time was in the Eastern Hills League. Ken was EHL champ in the 100 dash, 200 dash, 4 x 100 relay, & 4 x 200 relay. He was city champ n the 100 dash. In 1978, he was a state qualifier in the 4 x 200 relay. Fields held the school record in the 4 x 200 relay. Two of the other members on that team were his brother David Fields and current Mariemont track & field coach Jeff Timmers.
Missy (who was Missy Castetter in high school) was on the track & field team from 1979-1982. She also ran sprints along with the 100 hurdles and high jump. Missy still holds school records in the 100 dash (12.5), 200 dash (25.9), 100 30" hurdles (14.55), and high jump (5'6). She shares the 200 record with Angie Howland (2008). Missy will always hold the hurdle record since girls' hurdles are now 33". She had several EHL league titles. In 1980, Missy finished 5th in the state in the 100 hurdles. In 1981, she was state champ in the hurdles and 1982, state runner-up. Also in 1982, she was 5th in the state in the 200 dash and qualified for the state meet in the high jump. Missy went on to run for Ohio State University.
The second generation of Fields track & field athletes started with oldest daughter Mackenzie. She was on the Warrior track & field team from 2005-2008. Mackenzie competed in the sprints, sprints relays, 100 & 300 hurdles, high jump, & pole vault. Her best event was the pole vault. She holds the school record (11'9) and CHL record (11'). She also was on a school record 4 x 100 relay team. In 2008, Mackenzie was CHL champ in the pole vault (4th straight year) & 100 hurdles, runner-up in the high jump, and 3rd in the 200 dash. Mariemont was team champs that year. In 2007, she was a state qualifier in the pole vault. In 2008, Fields was 3rd in the state in the pole vault. That year she also was a state qualifier in the 100 hurdles and 4 x 100 relay. Mackenzie went on to compete at the University of Cincinnati in the pole vault. In 2013, Fields set the UC indoor pole vault record (13'11.25). Later in the season, she broke the outdoor record (14'3.25) and was 10th at the NCAA Championships. Both records still stand today. Mackenzie Schimizze is currently a teacher at Walnut Hills High School.
Taylor is the 2nd daughter to run for the Warriors. She was on the team from 2008-2011 and ran the sprints and sprint relays. She had the opportunity to compete with Mackenzie for one year where she shared the 4 x 100 relay school record and went to state in the 4 x 1. Taylor is now a graduate student at the University of Wisconsin where she is studying neuroscience.
Garrett became the first of the two sons to compete at Mariemont. He competed in the discus, hurdles, and sprint relays from 2011-2014. He overlapped one year with his two younger siblings. Garrett is currently a junior at Ohio State majoring in business.
Finally we come to the two current family members who are still competing track & field for Mariemont. Junior twins Carson & Ryan are carrying on the Field's tradition of being track & field athletes.
Carson competes in the 100 dash, 200 dash, sprint relays, & 300 hurdles. She holds school records in the 4 x 100 & 4 x 200 relays and the 300 hurdles. In the 4 x 1 relay, Carson replaced Mackenzie and Taylor on the record board. Carson had three CHL championships this spring in the 300 hurdles, 4 x 100 & 4 x 200 relays, and a runner-up finish in the 100 dash. In the two relays, she holds the league FAT records and the 4 x 200 is the fastest ever in CHL history. Carson was the district & regional champ in the Division II 300 hurdles. She finished 11th at the state meet. Last year at the state meet, she was 7th in the same event.
Ryan (who is 8 minutes older than Carson) competes in the 100 dash, 200 dash, and sprint relays. This past spring, he was CHL champ in the 200 dash, and the 4 x1`00 & 4 x 200 relays. Ryan was league runner-up in the 100 dash. He is also in the CHL record book with FAT records in the 4 x 100 & 4 x 200 relays. Ryan qualified for the regional meet in the 4 x1 & 4 x2 relays. He had a podium finish (7th) in the 4 x 200 relay.
All told, the Fields family over two generations have had several league & school records, district titles, regional titles, and one state title. Five family members have qualified for the state meet. As of now, Missy, Mackenzie, & Carson are still on the Mariemont track & field record board. Few families, if any, have made an impact on a school track & field program as the Fields family has done. Mariemont is indeed lucky to have its own "Field of Dreams".
When the SID was doing some research on the wrestling & swim/dive meets, he got curious on the longest league championships in the different sports. There have been 15 championship consecutive win streaks of five or more in 10 different sports. CHL league competition began in the fall of 1985 for all sports except boys' & girls' swimming & diving. Their league titles started during the 1999-2000 school year. The all time leader is Indian Hill boys' tennis. They won 23 straight tennis titles from 1986 to 2008. The Braves also hold the record for most league titles. They have 27 of 28 titles (Wyoming won in 2009). The longest current streak is Indian Hill girls' tennis. They have won 19 in a row.
Here is the list of 5 or more consecutive league championships:
1. Indian Hill boys' tennis 23 (1986-2008)
2. Indian Hill girls' tennis 19 (1997-present)
3. Indian Hill boys' golf 12 (1985-1996)
Wyoming girls' basketball 12 (1989-2001)
5. Reading wrestling 11 (2005-present)
6. Wyoming boys' swimming 10 (2006- present)
7. Wyoming boys' track & field 9 (1991-1999)
8. Finneytown volleyball 7 (1985-1991)
Reading volleyball 7 (1995-2001)
Madeira girls' cross country 7 (1993-1999)
11. Wyoming boys' golf 6 (2002-2007)
Wyoming volleyball 6 (2011-present)
13. Taylor boys' cross country 5 (2001-2005)
Indian Hill girls' tennis 5 (1985-1989)
Wyoming boys' track & field 5 (2012- present)