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All league teams will be back in action this week. Weekly stats leaders are now posted.  Complete stats can be found under each sport's link.
COVID 19 has changed some winter schedules.  Be aware that contests can be postponed or cancelled at any time.

GIRLS' BASKETBALL
Wyoming is 2-0 in the league & 3-5 overall.  Indian Hill is 1-0 in the league & now has won 21 league games in a row.  Mariemont is 6-4 overall.
Some Results From Last Week....

Stat Leaders....
Average - Ella Riggs (Indian Hill) 28.0, Kenzie Schneeman (Deer Park) 25.5
Rebounds - Carly Scott (Madeira) 9.0
Assists - Dakota Spurrier (Indian Hill) 7.0
Blocks - Elise Cupp (Wyoming) 3.1
Steals - Keara Crockett (Deer Park) 6.5, Kenzie Schneeman 6.0

There are 15 games this week, 9 of them league.

BOYS' BASKETBALL
Taylor is 3-0 in the league & 8-2 overall.  Mariemont is 7-3 overall.
Some Results From Last Week....
Wyoming 40 Summit Country Day 26 - Isaiah Walker had 13 points & 10 rebounds

Stat Leaders.....

Average - Conner Cravaack (Madeira) 21.0, Danny Austing (Taylor) 20.2
Rebounds - Make Godby (Finneytown) 14.5
Assists - Logan Stidham (Reading) 10.0
Blocks - Conner Cravaack 1.5, Falliou Dioana (Finneytown) 1.5
Steals - Jayden Gerbes (Finneytown) 2.5, Alex Harris (Finneytown) 2.5

There 12 games this week, 7 of them league.


Wrestling Note - The CHL wrestling championships have been cancelled for this year.

WRESTLING
Wyoming finished 1st at the Valley View Invitational.  The Cowboys had 255.5 points and 8 weight class champs.
120 - 1. Malachi O'Leary, 126 - 1. Brayden McLean, 132 - 1. Jacob Bryan, 152 - 1. Nathan Bryan,
160 - 1. CJ Hester, 182 - 1. Jared Hancock, 195 - 2. Bryce Hickson, 220 - 1. Bruce Wagers, 
285- 1. Onyx Mendenhall

Stat Leaders.....
Wins - Brady Strokes (Taylor) 14-0, Dillon Davidson (Taylor) 13-3, Derrick Davidson (Taylor) 12-4, Isabella Savage (Taylor) 10-3
Pins - Brady Stokes 11, Dillon Davidson 8

Wednesday, Wyoming will host Oak Hills & Wilmington.  Thursday, Madeira will host Clinton Massie & Norwood and Finneytown will be at Edgewood.  Saturday, Wyoming will be at the Miami Trace Invitational.

GIRLS' BOWLING
Reading is 1-0 in the league.  Taylor is 4-1 in the league & 6-4 overall.  Wyoming is 6-2 overall
Some Results From Last Week....
Taylor 2004 St. Ursula 1979 - Kylie Burdick had a high game of 202.

Stat Leaders....
Average
Kylie Burdick (Taylor) 169.2Maykayla Lawson (Reading) 161.5Drew Handorf (Deer Park) 159.5Ella Harvey (Taylor) 154.8Michelle Tetrault (Mariemont) 147.8
High Games - Kylie Burdick 234, Ella Harvey 232, Drew Handorf 197

BOYS' BOWLING
Deer Park, Finneytown, & Reading are all 1-0 in the league.  Taylor is 4-1 in the league & 5-4 overall.
Some Results From Last Week....
Taylor 2257 Mariemont 2150 - Logan Heller (Taylor) had a high game of 189.  Zamis Thoman (Mariemont) had a high game of 213
Reading 2460 Wyoming 2398 - Brayden Godbey (Reading) had games of 235 & 216.  Jeremy Parker (Reading) had a high game of 194.  Nathaniel Miller (Wyoming) had a high game of 212.  Tatum Buhira (Wyoming) had a high game of 210.

Stat Leaders......
Average -
Brayden Godbey (Reading) 204.0Ben Jefferies (Finneytown) 198.0Braxton Carpenter (Deer Park) 193.0Sammy Henkel (Mariemont) 190.5Zach Schueler (Reading) 187.5
High Games - Logan Miller (Taylor) 257, Carter Gleason (Taylor) 249, Sammy Henkel 241

BOWLING SCHEDULES
There will be 5 dual matches for the girls and 8 dual matches for the boys this week.

Swimming/Diving Note - The CHL swim/dive championships have been cancelled for this year. 

GIRLS' SWIMMING/DIVING
no results provided...

Stat leaders....
200 Medley Relay - Mariemont 158.74
200 Freestyle Relay - Mariemont 153.21
400 Freestyle Relay - Mariemont 3:56.69
200 Freestyle - Jacqueline Young (Mariemont) 2:01.84
200 IM - Jacqueline Young 2:14.81
50 Freestyle - Mia Hagenauer (Wyoming) 26.71
100 Butterfly - Lydia Eberlein (Mariemont) 1:05.21
100 Freestyle - Mia Hagenauer 58.29
500 Freestyle - Ava Ellis (Mariemont( 5:38.46
100 Backstroke - Aida Thomas (Mariemont) 1:08.64
100 Breaststroke - Jacqueline Young 1:08.35
1 Meter Diving - Ellie Hunt (Mariemont) 194.80 points

BOYS' SWIMMING/DIVING

no results provided...

Stat Leaders.....

200 Medley Relay - Wyoming 151.31
200 Freestyle Relay - Mariemont 1:37.30
400 Freestyle Relay - Mariemont 3:30.87
200 Freestyle - Luke Dobson (Madeira) 1:57.12
200 IM - Jonah Mikesell (Mariemont) 2:08.08
50 Freestyle - Daniel Cooper (Mariemont) 23.61
100 Butterfly - Philip Forbes (Mariemont) 57.54
100 Freestyle - Philip Forbes 52.30
500 Freestyle - William Pettifer (Mariemont) 5:30.05
100 Backstroke - Andrew Foley (Mariemont) 1:06.40
100 Breaststroke - Jonah Mikesell 1:04.60
1 Meter Diving - Nathan Cox (Mariemont) 308.80 points

SWIMMING/DIVING SCHEDULES
There is one dual meet this on Saturday.  Madeira will be at Wyoming at the Powell Crosley YMCA. 

2020 was, without a doubt, a most unusual and challenging year for all of us.  This reflected in the year for the Cincinnati Hills league varsity sports teams.  The first two plus months started out normal.
Deer Park girls' 
bowling was the first to clinch a league title in 2020.  It was back to back titles for the Wildcats.  They were led by Chelsea Hammer who had over 190 average all season.  The team also had a sectional championship.  A week after Deer Park girls clinched a league title, Reading boys won their first CHL bowling title.  The Blue Devils missed going to state by 2 pins, finishing 5th at the district championship.

The first major sports event for 2020 was the Southwest Ohio Swimming & Diving Classic.  It is the largest high school swim/dive meet in the country.  Two league athletes won diving titles: Grace Courtney (Wyoming) & Nathan Cox (Mariemont).  Jillian Rice (Indian Hill) won the Friends of the Classic Scholarship.  It is awarded to an 
athlete that excels in their sport, classroom, & outside of school.  Mariemont girls won their 7th straight swimming & diving league title.  Indian Hill boys won their 4th straight league title.  As they have done for the last several years, league swimmers & divers dominated the sectional and district championships.  Several made it to the state championship.  Indian Hill boys added to the league title, sectional and district titles as they capped the season off winning the Division II state championship. It was their first swim/dive title in school history.  The Braves also had two individual state titles.  Freshman Gibson Holmes won the 100 Butterfly title.  Holmes, along with Devin Edwards, Dan Edmonson, & Will Taylor, won the 200 Freestyle Relay title.  Wyoming sophomore Grace Courtney was runner-up in 1 Meter Diving, only 3.85 points behind the state champ.

Indian Hill wrestlers won their 3rd straight league title.  They edged Wyoming by 9.5 points.  Two Cowboy wrestlers (CJ Hester & Nathan Bryan) qualified for the  state championships.

In basketball Indian Hill girls were champs for the 2nd year in a row.  Over that period, they have won 19 straight league games.  The Braves ended up D2 district runner-up.
Wyoming boys won the basketball league title with a 13-0 
mark.  That made it back to back champs for the Cowboys.  They also were D2 district runner-up.  In Division III, league runner-up Deer Park became district champs and went on to beat CHCA 57-56 in overtime in the regional semi-finals. The Wildcats made it to the regional finals for the first time since they won the state championship in 2018.

At this point, the normal year ended.  Because of the spread of COVID 19, Governor DeWine ordered only essential people at indoor sports events.  But only a few days later, the OHSAA postponed the winter sports season.  For the CHL, that affected CJ Hester & Nathan Bryan at the state wrestling championship and Deer Park boys' basketball at the regional championship.  All schools were ordered to shut down for at least three weeks.  Of course, this was extended till the end of the school year.  As of result of that, the announcement came that the spring sports season would shut be down for the first time since World War II.  There was an outside shot that the season could begin in early May, but it did not happen.

So that left our sports website with no sports to cover.  We filled the website with CHL Trivia, Quarantine Q & A (with administrators, coaches, & athletes), and other stories.  One of the stories was about Jim Reynolds, former basketball coach at Wyoming & Madeira.  Jim had retired from teaching and moved to Tucson, Arizona.  He took up basketball coaching again, and in his 3rd season in Arizona, his team from Salpointe Catholic won the state championship.  The shut down certainly was disappointing for the spring ahtletes, none more than the seniors.  We did post all of the CHL spring senior athletes.  The OHSAA extended the no contact rule for all sports till early June.  By late May, non-contact sports could start practicing and conditioning.  A positive story that came out in late May was Wyoming's Evan Prater being named Penn Station Athlete of the Year.  It was the second year in a row a CHL athlete received the award (2019- Anna Podojil of Indian Hill).  By July, schools were starting  to get back to practices and conditioning with plenty of restrictions.  Overall, our league schools did a fantastic job of following the guidelines.  A big summer story came in late July.  Madeira, like all other schools, lost its spring season.  But four Mustang runners and their coach decided to keep the dream alive.  The 4 x 800 relay team of Diego Arredondo, Ben Cunningham, Ben Ramos, & Dylan Whitson, along with Coach Josh Dooley, participated in the AAU Junior Olympics.  They made it to the national championships in Florida where they came in 1st!  During the summer, we welcomed a new athletic director to the CHL; Brian Phelps (Indian Hill).  After some uncertainty, the fall season began on time. The most noticeable restriction was the limit of crowds at all sports events.

Indian Hill won the boys' golf preview.  The Braves would go on to win the CHL Championships but ended up tying Madeira for the league title. Three teams, Indian Hill, Madeira, & Mariemont, stayed close all season. This really showed up at the D2 sectionals.  The three teams all tied for first with scores of 334.  Mariemont won on the 5th golfer's score.  Brandon Conner of Madeira qualified for the state championship where he finished 5th.

For the second year in a row, girls' golf was recognized as a league sport.  And for the second year in a row, Wyoming was league champ.  The Cowboys got as far as the district tournament where they finished 7th.

Field Hockey is not a league sport in the CHL.  Indian Hill is one of only 38 schools in the state to have the sport.  The Braves had their best season since 2000 making it to the state final four.  Indian Hill finished 12-5 with impressive wins over several Division I teams.

Indian Hill girls' tennis won the league title setting a CHL record.  It was the 24th straight for the Braves, setting a record for consecutive league titles.  The Braves sent five athletes to the Division II state championships.  They also made it to the final four of the state team tournament where they finished 3rd.  Mariemont had one of its best girls' tennis seasons, winning 18 dual matches.

Wyoming volleyball came into the season not losing a league match since 2009.  The Cowboys moved their streak to 152 in a row with their 12th league win of the year.  Taylor pulled off a major upset by beating the Cowboys.  Wyoming ended up winning its final league game two days later to clinch its 11th league title in a row.   Both Wyoming and Taylor made it as far as D2 district finals.

Cross Country had a new place for their league championships.  It was held at Christ's Church in Mason.  Wyoming girls won their 3rd league title in the last 4 years.  Mariemont boys scored 22 points, 5th lowest in CHL history.  At the district championships, Madeira, Mariemont, & Wyoming girls and Mariemont boys won titles.  Mariemont boys along with Ethan Henry (Madeira) & Lily Bauer (Mariemont) made it to the state championships.  The Warriors finished 10th.  A special note about two runners on the Mariemont team (Henry Buck & Martin Eisenhauer).  The pair would be in two state championships on two different sports (the other one soccer) in an eight day period.

Where the other fall sports had somewhat normal seasons, football had some major changes.  The regular season would only be six games before the playoffs started.  All teams would be given the opportunity to be in the playoffs for the first time ever in Ohio.  Indian Hill & Wyoming ended up co-league champs with 6-0 records.  For the Cowboys, it was their 5th league title in a row.  Four league teams won opening round playoff games.  Indian Hill & Wyoming had first round byes.  Most notable first round win was Madeira.  The Mustangs won their first ever playoff game. Deer Park, Mariemont, & Taylor were the other winners.  In the second round, Indian Hill, Mariemont, & Wyoming won games.  Mariemont & Wyoming won 3rd round games.  Wyoming beat state #1 Clinton Massie in the regional final to make it to the state final four for the 3rd year in a row.  They did lose in the state semi-finals but will start the 2021 season with the longest regular season win streak in Ohio (47).

We did a story on Reading coach Bill Simpson and his son and three daughters who all have played or are playing soccer at Reading.  Mariemont boys' & girls' soccer teams were dominating.  Both teams won league titles.  The Warrior girls' only loss during the season was in the D3 regional finals.  Madeira girls made it to the regional semi-finals.  The Warriors' boys' team went wire to wire.  They were ranked #1 in the state in Division III all season going 23-0-0 capping it off with the D3 state championship, their first ever in boys' soccer.  Mariemont boys' & girls' combined for a 40-1-3 record!

So we made it back to the winter season where we started the year.  December started slowly.  Four league schools delayed the start of their seasons till early January because of COVID spikes in Ohio.  We closed out the year and began 2021 still with restrictions.  But with vaccines starting to become available, there is a hope that 2021 will be getting back to normal.  I can echo what you all are thinking; let's hope it is sooner than later!

In the last couple of weeks, we have compiling lists of honors that our fall athletes and coaches have received. If we have miss anyone, please contact the SID at email in the SID Contact below.
Special mention to Mariemont Boys' Soccer who were D3 state champs.

Boys' Golf

The Southwest Golf Coaches Association listed their All Stars:
1st Team - Brandon Conner (Madeira), Peter Sheakley (Indian Hill)
2nd Team - Tom Buchert (Mariemont)
Honorable Mention - Clay Van Fossen (Wyoming), Andrew Getgey (Mariemont), Drew Seichter (Mariemont), Eddie Hartung (Madeira), Luke Isgrig (Madeira)

Cross Country
1st Team All State Division II
Max Beeler (Mariemont), Lily Bauer (Mariemont)

Volleyball
Ohio Volleyball Coaches  Association of District 16 listed their All Stars for Southwest Ohio:
Division II
1st Team - Ally Cordes, Abby Mitchell (Taylor)
2nd Team - Claire Kraft (Wyoming), Piper Cowman (Indian Hill), Julia Richmond (Wyoming), Josie Niemeyer (Taylor)
3rd Team - Lauren Sewell (Indian Hill), Liv Ferry (Mariemont), Michaela Beiting (Indian Hill)
Coach's Achievement - Chelsea Graham (Taylor), Jim deLong (Wyoming)
Division III
1st Team - Carly Scott (Madeira), Kyla Hackman (Reading)
2nd Team - Marielle Thon (Madeira)
All State Division II
3rd Team - Ally Cordes (Wyoming)

Boys' Soccer
Although we do not have the list of Southwest District All Stars, congratulations to Adam Jones (Wyoming) who is the Southwest Division II Coach of the Year.
All State -
Division II
1st Team - Cobey Hausfeld (Wyoming)
2nd Team - Ethan Herbert (Wyoming), Michael Kaczmarowski (Indian Hill)
Division III
1st Team - Luke Brothers (Mariemont), Kyle Croll (Mariemont)
2nd Team - Robbie Shinkle (Madeira)
D3 Player of the Year - Luke Brothers
D3 Coach of the Year - Erik Vanags (Mariemont)
United Soccer Coaches All American Team
Cobey Hausfeld & Luke Brothers
Midwest Regional Honors
Kyle Croll, Ethan Herbert

Girls' Soccer

All State-
Division II
1st Team - Annie Isphording (Indian 
Hill)
Division III
1st Team - Molly Cochran (Madeira), Myah Giordullo (Mariemont)
2nd Team - Maddy Murphy (Mariemont)
D3 Coach of the Year - Mike Haney (Mariemont)
United Coaches All American Team
Molly Cochran & Myah Giordullo
Midwest Regional Honors
Annie Isphording, Maddy Murphy
Midwest Coach of the Year - Mike Haney

Football
Southwest All Star Selections
Division IV
1st Team - CJ Hester (Wyoming), Chris Guest (Wyoming), Joop Mitchell (Wyoming), Luke Hammond (Indian Hill), Beau Thomas (Wyoming), Jared Hancock (Wyoming), 
Brennan Pagan (Wyoming), Doug Zang (Indian Hill), Ty Thornton (Indian Hill), Harry Hilvert (Taylor), Will KleKamp (Indian Hill), Charlie DiGennero (Indian Hill)
2nd Team - Jose Gonzalez (Taylor), Charlie Sumerel (Indian Hill), Jacob Seigard (Taylor), Brady Stokes (Taylor), Luke Folke (Indian Hill)
Division Player of the Year - CJ Hester
Division  Coach of the Year - Aaron Hancock (Wyoming)
Division V
1st Team - Cannon Shafer (Madeira), Max Spelder (Madeira), Zach Barker (Reading)
2nd Team - Andrew Glassmeyer (Mariemont), Caden Connor (Reading), Jack Hanley (Madeira), Jack Mileham (Mariemont)
Honorable Mention - Seth Greene (Mariemont)
Division VI

1st Team - Norey Johnson (Deer Park), Colin Stidham (Deer Park), De'aris Thomas (Deer Park)
All State Selections 
Division IV
1st Team - CJ Hester, Luke Hammond
2nd Team - Harry Hilvert, Doug Zang
3rd Team - Ty Thornton, Joop Mitchell, Chris Guest, Beau Thomas, Jared Hancock, Will Klekamp
Honorable Mention - Brennan Pagan
Division V
2nd Team - Zach Barker, Cannon Shafer
3rd Team - Max Spelder
Division VI
1st Team - Norey Johnson 
3rd Team - Colin Stidham

The Cincinnati Hills League values the health, safety and well being of everyone in our school communities.  We are implementing the following minimum mandatory standards to promote good health and hygiene in our facilities and at our contests.  We thank you in advance for your cooperation in following these guidelines.

 

  1. Spectators are to conduct a daily symptom check prior to leaving for a contest.  Anyone experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, as defined by the CDC, should stay home.
  2. A facial covering must be worn by spectators at all times.  A properly worn facial covering covers the nose, mouth and chin.
  3. Please wash your hands regularly and thoroughly and/or use hand sanitizer.
  4. Six feet social-distancing must be maintained while entering and exiting the facility.
  5. Family and household members should sit together socially-distanced from other individuals/family/household groups.
  6. Middle School Basketball contests will be open to the host school’s spectators only.
  7. Varsity basketball start times are set at 1hour and 45 minutes after the start time of the JV contest.
  8. Please DO NOT arrive at the venue earlier than 20 minutes prior to the scheduled start time.  Gates will not open until the gyms have been cleared and cleaned, and no sooner than 20 minutes prior to the scheduled start time.

Seating capacities are being limited due to the pandemic and the Governor’s orders.  Please understand seating and ticket sales may be limited to immediate family of the participants only.  If there are any other limitations to spectators, each school will release that information.

Mariemont boys' soccer team won their first ever state championship.  The Warriors defeated Youngstown Cardinal Mooney at Mapfre Stadium in Columbus 4-1 to win the Division III state title.
Mariemont got the only goal of the 1st half.  Jimmy Sauters scored with the assist going to Luke Brothers.  In the 2nd half, the Warriors scored three goals in a little over four minutes.  The first was by Brothers with an assist from Nick Comer.  Brothers scored again 40 seconds later.  Henry Buck finished off the scoring 90 seconds later.  Cardinal Mooney's only goal came late in the game. Mariemont struggled early in the post season.  In the sectional final they had to go to overtime to beat Cincinnati Country Day.  In the district final, they edged Yellow Springs 4-3. But in the last four games in the regionals and state, the Warriors have outscored their opponents 15-2.  Mariemont ended with a perfect 23-0-0 season.  You might say they were "wire to wire" champs.  They never lost a game and were #1 ranked all season in Division III.

Congratulations to Coach Erik Vanags and the Warrior players on their perfect season!

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