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As they seem to do every year, CHL teams had a strong showing at the Division II District Swimming & Diving Championships, held at Miami University.  The top two at each of the events from the four statewide districts automatically qualify for state.  
At Large qualifiers are now added.

Girls

The league swept the top three teams in the D2 Southwest District.  Indian Hill was 1st with 221 points.  Wyoming was 2nd (183) & Mariemont 3rd (165.5).  Madeira was 17th & Taylor 20th.  Here are the automatic state qualifiers for league teams by event:
500 Freestyle - 2. Mikaela Elliott (Wyoming)
100 Breaststroke - 2. Kathy Zhao (Indian Hill) .4 behind 1st place
200 IM - 2. Anna Palen (Indian Hill)
Indian Hill won two relays & was runner-up in the other one with the same four girls (Kathy Zhao, Anna Palen, Jillian Rice, Isabella Pivor)
200 Freestyle - 2nd  .31 behind 1st, 400 Freestyle - 3:34.41, 200 Medley - 1:48.04
In the 200 Medley, Mariemont was 2nd with Elizabeth Bonnell, Jacqueline Young, Erin Kelly, Lydia Eberlein
At Large Qualifiers:
50 Freestyle - Isabella Pivor
200 Freestyle - Mikaela Elliott
500 Freestyle -Jillian Rice, Libby Spera (Wyoming), Elizabeth Bonnell, Dorian Miller (Wyoming)
100 Backstroke - Elizabeth Bonnell
100 Breaststroke - Jacqueline Young
200 IM - Jacqueline Young, Anna Lewis (Madeira), Liv Riggs (Indian Hill)
200 Freestyle Relay - Wyoming (Mikaela Elliott, Libby Spera, Victoria Chesson, Mia Hagenauer). The same four girls qualified in the 400 Freestyle Relay.
400 Freestyle Relay - Mariemont (Elizabeth Bonnell, Jacqueline Young, Lydia Eberlein, Ava Ellis)

Boys
Indian Hill was district champ with 334 points.  Wyoming was 11th, Mariemont 12th, & Madeira 14th.  Here are the automatic state qualifiers for league teams by event:
200 Freestyle - 2. Gibson Holmes (Indian Hill) .07 behind 1st place at district & at state.
500 Freestyle - 2. Will Taylor (Indian Hill), 3rd seeded at state
200 Freestyle Relay - 1. Indian Hill 1:27.36 miss district record by .08 (Dan Edmonson, Jack Edmonson, Gibson Holmes, Will Taylor). Indian Hill is #1 seed at state.
400 Freestyle Relay - 1. Indian Hill 3:10.97 (Gibson Holmes, Josh Pearson, Gabe Yin, Will Taylor).  Indian Hill is #1 seed at state.
At Large Qualifiers:
50 Freestyle - Devin 
Edwards (Indian Hill), Dan Edmonson
100 Freestyle - Devin Edwards, Nick Bulas (Indian Hill), William Mennone (Wyoming)
200 Freestyle - Will Taylor, Luke Dobson (Madeira)
500 Freestyle - Josh Pearson
100 Backstroke - Nick Bulas
100 Butterfly - Gibson Holmes, Will Ford, Gabe Yin
200 IM - Josh Pearson, Will Ford, Gabe Yin
200 Medley Relay - Indian Hill (Nick Bulas, Will Ford, Dan Edmonson, Gabe Yin)

The swimming championships are held at the C.J. Branin Natatorium in Canton.  Division II prelims will be Thursday at 5:00.  Division II finals will be Friday at 5:00

A couple of updates...

Wyoming boys' basketball win over Indian Hill gave the Cowboys outright champs in the CHL.

Taylor, Madeira, & Wyoming have won first round games in the girls' basketball sectionals.  As of this posting,  a couple more teams have to play their games Saturday.  Complete sectional update will be on Sunday.

Automatic state qualifiers in swimming are posted.  The at large state qualifiers will be posted later on Sunday.

Two girls and two boys from the CHL have qualified at the Division II District for the State Championship Diving.  The top four girls and top three girls move on to the state.

Sophomore Grace Courtney (Wyoming) won the district championships with a dominating performance.  Her score of 517.35 was over 190 points better than 2nd place. Courtney will be making her 2nd trip to state.  She was 4th last year.  Maggie Overbey (Indian Hill sophomore) was 3rd with 309.75 points & will making her first trip to state.

Junior Nathan Cox (Mariemont) was district runner up with 400.25 points.  He was only 7 points behind 1st.  Cox will be making his 3rd trip to state.  He was 9th last year & 12th in 2018.  Junior Pavel Gerasimchuk (Wyoming) was 3rd with 370.35 points and making his 3rd trip to state.  He was 14th last year & 19th in 2018.  Pavel's brother Ilya is defending D2 state champ.  Noah Vigran (Indian Hill) was state champ in 2018 & 2017.

The Division II State Diving Championships will be held in Canton at C.J. Branin Natatorium.  Division II girls will be Wednesday, February 19th at 9:00 am.  Division II boys will also be on Wednesday, starting at 2:00.

In the girls basketball sectionals , three league teams are Division II & five are Division III.

Division II 
All games will be at Walnut Hills High School.
Indian Hill is a #2 seed beat #12 Goshen 46-24.  The Braves take on #11 Batavia on Thursday ar 7:30. Wyoming, a #5 seed, beat  #8 North College Hill 48-31.  The Cowboys will meet #3 Hughes on Thursday at 6:00.  Taylor is a #6 seed had a defensive battle with  #7 New Richmond with the Yellowjackets coming out on top 20-13..  Taylor will take on #10 McNicholas on Tuesday at 7:30.

Division III
Games at Wilmington High School
Number 21 Deer Park gets a 1st round bye.  They will play #2 Purcell Marian - #22 on Tuesday at 7:30.  Finneytown, #23, lost to  #1 Summit Country Day.
Games at Fairfield High School
Number 5 Mariemont will play #8 Ripley Union Lewis on Tuesday at 7:30.  Madeira, #13 seed, upset #6 Norwood 31-27.  The Amazons will play #12 Clark Montessori on Thursday at 6:00. Reading, #20, lost to #4 Bethel Tate.

Division II Bowling Sectionals are being held at two different lanes over three days.

Boys - Colerain Bowl 
The top three teams and three individuals advance to the district championships.  Reading was 3rd with 3383 pins.  Only 28 pins separated the top three teams.  Ian Carpenter was 6th overall with a three game series of 567 and high game of 212.  Jeremy Easter was 10th with a 517 & a high game of 197.  Jacob Daniel was 13th & Zach Schueler 14th.  Deer Park was 9th.  Eric Hamilton was 12th with a 504 series.  Wyoming was 10th & their top bowler was Sebastian Sinigagia.
Boys - Cherry Grove Lanes 
Mariemont was 8th.  Dylan Buerger was 12th with a 525 series.  He tied for the final individual spot with two other bowlers, but lost out on high game.

Girls - Cherry Grove Lanes
Mariemont was 10th. Julie Meece was the top bowler for the Warriors.
Girls - Colerain Bowl

The top four teams and four individuals advance to the district championships.  league teams dominated this sectional taking three of the top four spots.  Deer park won with 3275 pins, almost 190 pins better than 2nd place.  Chelsea Hammer was the top bowler with a three game series of 585.  Her top game was a 214.  Kassidy Russell-Gamble was 3rd with a 545 & a high game of 204.  Drew Handorf was 7th with 462 .  Rachel Boyd was 13th.  Reading was 3rd with a 3048.  Caitlyn Prince was 4th with a 535 series.  Her high game of 235 was the best of any bowler.  Makayla Lawson was 14th, Mak Morgan 18th, & Brianna Smyth 30th.  Taylor was 4th with 2858 pins.  Amanda Pessler was 6th with a 480.  Kylia Burdick was 8th & Ella Harvey 14th.  Jewell Byrne & Kitana Meyer tied for 4th bowler for the Yellowjackets.  Wyoming was 10th.  Their top bowler was Natalie Barth.

The boys and girls D2 district championships will be Thursday, February 20th at Beaver-Vu Bowl in Bervercreek.  The top four teams and four individuals advance to state.

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