The Southwest Ohio High School Swimming & Diving Classic was held this past weekend. The classic is the largest high school swimming & diving meet in the United States.  Over 100 schools and almost 3000 swimmers and divers take part.  Prelims were held at six different sites over a two day period.  Finals were held at the Keating Natatorium at St. Xavier each day.  Diving finals were held at the University of Cincinnati. One unique thing about this meet is that several extra events are contested with distances up to 1650 yards.
Any swimmer in the final eight will be listed.  Complete meet results are on

Mariemont had a great meet finishing 3rd with 298 points.  Five of the top six teams were Division I.  Taylor finished 13th.  Wyoming was 34th, Indian Hill 37th, & Madeira 45th.  The Warriors had six 1st place finishes and two runner up runner finishes.  Cora Dupre had a career day with six 1st places and a runner-up.  The sophomore broke the meet record in the 100 Freestyle with a time of 50.52.  She also finish 1st in the 50 Freestyle (23.38) & 200 Freestyle (1:50.27).  Dupre was 2nd in the 200 IM, only .17 behind the winner.  Mariemont won 3 of the 4 relays. The Warrior relay teams had the same four swimmers: Dupre, Kate Overbey, Brooke Woellert, & Lainey Newman. They were 1st in the 400 Freestyle (3:31.27), 200 Medley (1:47.28), & 400 Medley (3:51.87).  Mariemont was 3rd in the 200 Freestyle Relay. Other finishers for the Warriors:
50 Backstroke - 4. Elizabeth Bonnell
100 Breaststroke - 2. Overbey
200 Breaststroke - 4. Overbey
400 IM - 5. Woellert
Isabelle Murray of Taylor made the finals in three events.  She was 8th in the 100 Backstroke, 6th in the 100 Butterfly, & 6th in the 200 Butterfly.  Teammate Abby Rapien was 7th in the 200 Butterfly.  In the 50 Butterfly, three league swimmers made the finals.  Jasmin Lau (Indian Hill) was 6th, Izzy Evans (Madeira) was 7th, & Emma Neiheisel (Taylor) was 8th.  Annie Garrettson of Indian Hill was the top league diver.

Wyoming was 13th, Mariemont 22nd, Madeira 27th, & Indian Hill 29th.  Carson Burt of Wyoming was 4th in the 200 Freestyle.  AJ Walter of Mariemont was 4th in the 50 Backstroke.  The divers had a great meet.  Noah Vigran of Indian Hill was 1st with a score of 539.05.  Charles Schooler of Mariemont was 5th.  Charlie Donnelly of Wyoming was 6th.

Basketball & bowling are about a the half point of the regular season and swimming/diving & wrestlng are in their last half of the season. Stat leaders are posted. Additional  stats can be found under each sports' links.


Mariemont sits on top in the league with a 7-0 record.  The Warriors are 9-2 overall.  Madeira is in 2nd (7-1, 12-3).  Deer Park & Reading are both 6-6 overall.  Some results from last week:
Finneytown won their 3rd game in a row 37-32 over Taylor.  Alexia Bonds had 13 points for the Wildcats.  Nia McCormick added 11 points & 12 rebounds and Andra' Henson 11 points                                               
In a battle of unbeatens in league play, Mariemont down Madeira 40-35. Rebekah Justice had 14 points & 12 rebounds for the Warriors.  Mary Englert led all scorers with 19 points for the Amazons.
In a battle of the west side, Taylor beat Western Hills 52-47.  Katie Godar had 15 points.  Katie Rolfes had 14 points & Jessie Laykamp added 10 points.
Madeira's Mary Englert reached a milestone this past week joining the 1000 career point club.

Stat Leaders:
Points - Mary Englert (Madeira) 20.3, Ayanna Thompson (Reading) 20.1
Rebounds - Ayanna Thompson 15.8
Assists - Mary Englert 4.8
Steals - Ellie Schaub (Indian Hill), Hannah Nelson (Reading), Mary Englert 4.9
Blocks - Rebekah Justice (Mariemont) 5.3

There are 10 games this week including 6 league games.

Wyoming continues to be perfect for the season. The Cowboys are 5-0 in the league & 10-0 overall.  Madeira is in 2nd (4-1, 5-7).  Indian Hill & Mariemont are both 9-2 overall and Reading is 8-5. Some results from last week:
Wyoming 63 Badin 53  Lonnie Grayson had 31 points (5 3 pointers).  Garyn Prater added 16 points & 10 rebounds
Mariemont 43 Norwood 37  Charlie Tripp had 13 points, Jacob Trester 11 points, & Connor Dougherty 11 rebounds
Deer Park 68 Gamble Montessori 60  Jalen Rose had 21  points.  Mark Wise had 16 points, 11 rebounds, 8 assists, & 8 steals.  Ibrahima Athie had 13 points & 11 rebounds and Jordan Yelling added 10 points.

Stat Leaders:
Points - Lonnie Grayson (Wyoming) 22.3
Rebounds - Jacob Trester (Mariemont) 12.8
Assists - Mark Wise (Deer Park) 7.6
Steals - Andrew Hall (Mariemont) 5.4
Blocks - Jacob Trester 3.4

There are 12 games this week. Six of those will be league games.  Two big league games will be Reading at Wyoming on Tuesday and Madeira at Mariemont on Friday.

Reading hosted the 45th Charlie Moore Invitational.  Started in 1972, it is one of the oldest running wrestling invites in the Cincinnati area.  Reading was runner-up with 148.5 points, 10 behind winner Dixie Heights. Sickness prevented the Blue Devils from taking 1st place, but they did have three weight champs and a runner-up.  Colton Robins (113), Dustin Robins (120), & Baden Pinson (195) were champs. Pinson was name Tourney MVP.  Issia Johnson-Sienou was runner up in 138. Wilber Compress (106), Dustin Griffith (160), & Corey Frank (220) recorded 3rd place finishes.  Orlando Smith (113) was 5th.  Kevin Barkley of Taylor was 4th in 170.  Teammate Ricky Hammond was 5th in 220.
Baden Pinson remains undefeated this season and now has 123 career wins.
Wyoming won a tri-match against Shroder & Walnut Hills.

Stat Leaders (wins, pins)
Yima Nyamor (Wyoming) 25-4, Noah Pitman (Wyoming 25-4, Issia Johnson-Sienou (Reading) 21-5, Corey Frank (Reading) 20-4, Wilber Compress (Reading) 20-6,  Dustin Robins (Reading) 18-6, Baden Pinson (Reading) 16-0, Jack Steurerwald (Indian Hill) 14-3, John Mark Williams (Indian Hill) 14-3, Kyle Kimbrough (Madeira) 14-4
Pins - Yima Nyamor 15, Noah Pitman 14, Dustin Robins 11, Wilber Compress 11, Jackson Hugentobler (Madeira) 10, Issia Johnson-Sienou 10, Baden Pinson 10, Corey Frank 10

Friday, Hamilton will be at Indian Hill.  Friday & Saturday, Deer Park will be at the Lockland Invitational.  Saturday, Taylor & Wyoming  will be at Miami Trace Invitational and Mariemont at the Ross Tournament.

Check story on Southwest Classic.

Stats Leaders:
200 Medley Relay - Mariemont 1:47.28
200 Freestyle Relay - Mariemont 1:38.04
400 Freestyle Relay - Mariemont 3:31.27
1 Meter Diving - Kyleigh Spang (Mariemont) 211.95
200 Freestyle - Cora Dupre (Mariemont) 1:50.27
200 IM -Cora Dupre  2:06.61
50 Freestyle - Cora Dupre 23.38
100 Butterfly - Isabelle Murray (Taylor) 58.32
100 Freestyle - Cora Dupre 50.52
500 Freestyle - Cora Dupre 5:05.91
100 Backstroke - Cora Dupre 56.38
100 Breaststroke - Kate Overbey (Mariemont) 1:06.81

Check story on Southwest Classic.

Stat Leaders:
200 Medley Relay - Wyoming 1:42.78
200 Freestyle Relay - Mariemont 1:35.55
400 Freestyle Relay - Wyoming 3:22.48
1 Meter Diving - Charles Schooler 241.20
200 Freestyle - Phil Brocker (Wyoming) 1:49.07
200 IM - Carson Burt (Wyoming) 1:57.79
50 Freestyle - Ian Mikesell (Mariemont) 23.15
100 Butterfly - Carson Burt 52.50
100 Freestyle - Phil Brocker 49.17
500 Freestyle - Chet Dobson (Madeira) 4:54.31
100 Backstroke - Joe Dowling (Indian Hill) 55.92
100 Breaststroke - Ian Mikesell 1:02.75

Tuesday, Wyoming host Finneytown, Clark Montessori, Cincinnati Country Day at Powell Crosley YMCA>  Saturday Wyoming hosts Finneytown & Indian Hill at PCY.  Cincinnati Country Day will be at Mariemont at 2:30 and Mariemont will be at Turpin at 7:00.  Also, Madeira will be at Mason.

Reading is 6-2 overall.
Some results from last week:
Deer Park 1726 Clark Montessori 1235  Jean Schlie 335 series, 199 game
Wyoming 1596 Summit Country Day 1356 Shelby Fritz 286 series
Deer Park 1706 Wyoming 1637  Chelsea Hammer 356 series for the Wildcats.  Abby McMarigal 316 series for the Cowboys.

Stat Leaders:
Maggie Rohlfs (Reading) 159.7
Chelsea Hammer (Deer Park) 153.3
Jean Schlie (Deer Park) 146.5
Rylynne Jenkins (Reading) 145.7
Shelby Fritz (Wyoming) 138.0
High Series (2 games)
Maggie Rohlfs 374
Shelby Fritz 356
Chelsea Hammer 356
High Game
Maggie Rohlfs 210
Shelby Fritz 201
Jean Schlie 199

Deer Park is 4-1 overall & Taylor 4-4
Some results from last week:
Deer Park 2011 Clark Montessori 1544  Justin Nhun 387 series & Troy Bosse 360 series.
Taylor 2152 Reading 1717  Shawn Ward 338 series for the Yellowjackets.  Shawn Viessman 280 series for the Blue Devils.

Stat Leaders:
Justin Nhun (Deer Park) 185.5
Shawn Ward (Taylor) 176.4
Troy Bosse (Deer Park) 174.9
Noah Heller (Taylor) 164.7
Kade Brunswick (Taylor) 163.4
High Series (2 games)
Justin Nhun 466
Shawn Ward 427
Noah Heller 393
High Game
Justin Nhun 234
Shawn Ward 225
Griffin Embry 220

Seven matches are scheduled for this week.

Some might not be familiar with the link we have on the website called Coaching Positions.  It will list any coaching positions available at league schools.  This link changes as positions become open or are filled.  If you are interested in coaching, it is a link to check often.

In the CHL, boys and girls bowling are not league sports because of the number of schools participating. Only four schools have teams.  Deer Park, Reading, & Wyoming have boys and girls teams.  Taylor has only boys bowling.  Over the years we have not have non-league sport's stats and win-loss records on the website.  That has change.  You are able to see bowling stats and win-loss records on the CHL site.  It will be a milestone for us since it will be the first time a non-league sport will be on the website.  That dates back to the fall of 2006.  It might also open the door to other non-league sports.  That would be girls golf & field hockey in the fall and boys & girls lacrosse in the spring.  Indian Hill is the only league school to play field hockey.  There is only about 40 schools total in Ohio that have field hockey teams.  The Braves play in a league that is made up of Cincinnati & Dayton area teams.  So they would not likely be on the CHL site.  Lacrosse, on the other hand, will most likely be on the site this spring (see related story).

A big thanks to Connie Pollington, Wyoming coach, for getting the ball rolling on this.

Now that bowling is on the CHL site, other non-league sports could be on in the future.  Lacrosse is very likely to be the next one this spring.  As of this school year, boys and girls lacrosse is recognize as a OHSAA sport.  The CHL will have five schools, Indian Hill, Madeira, Mariemont, Taylor, & Wyoming with lacrosse programs.  Taylor will only have a junior varsity team so, because the number of varsity schools is only four, it will not be recognized as a league sport in the CHL this school year. In the 2017-2018 school year, it will most likely be recognize.  The last time the CHL added sports to the league was in 1999 with boys and girls swimming.

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