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I always think its cool having the Fall Weekly Update in August when the temps are still in the 80's & 90's.  But, believe it or not, the fall sport season for the 2018-2019 has begun.  By the end of this week, all sports except football will have started their regular season.  Golf and tennis started last week.  As of now, there are few stats.  Complete stats can be found under each sport's link.  Golf & tennis stat leaders will be posted in two weeks.  All others in three weeks.  Check Twitter for current info.

FOOTBALL
Wyoming is looking for their 3rd championship in a row and 5 of the last 6.  In one preseason poll, the Cowboys are ranked 1st in the state in Division IV.

The football season will get going on Friday, August 24 with all 8 teams having non-league games.

VOLLEYBALL
Note - Reading home games will be at the middle school gym.
Wyoming will be going for their 9th league title in a row.

This Saturday will be the first 4 matches of the season.  Maremont will be at Bethel-Tate to take on the Tigers and Winton Woods.

BOYS' SOCCER
Wyoming will be trying for back to back league titles.

Friday & Saturday will see the first 5 games of the season.

GIRLS' SOCCER
Indian Hill will be going for their 6th straight league championship.  The Braves are the defending state Division II champs.

Friday & Saturday will see the first 4 games of the season.

GIRLS' TENNIS
Indian Hill will be trying for their 22nd straight league title.  They currently have the longest league winning streak and 2nd all time in the CHL to Indian Hill boys' tennis (23).
Some Results From The Past Week... 
Mariemont 4 Harrison 1, Wyoming 4 Lakota East 1

There are 8 dual matches this week.  Saturday, Mariemont will host an invitational.

BOYS' GOLF
The league champion in golf is decided by a point system.  One point is awarded for each team you beat in the league preview.  Two points are awarded for each regular season dual win.  Two points are awarded for each team you beat in the league tournament.  Under the Golf link, there are separate standing for win-lost and points.

Wyoming is going for its 4th league title in a row, 6 of the last 7.  Last year, the Cowboys had a perfect 30 points sweeping the preview, dual matches, & league tournament.  Wyoming is off to a good start winning the league preview again this year (see story).
Some Results From Last Week....
At the Madeira Invitational, played at the The Vineyard, Indian Hill was 2nd and Madeira 5th.  Peter Sheakley was 2nd overall with a score of 79.  Teammate Trey Skidmore was tied for 8th with a 85.  Brandon Conner led the Mustangs with a 95.
Indian Hill 162 Walnut Hills 176, Taylor188 Roger Bacon 202

There are nine dual matches and one tri match this week.

GIRLS' GOLF
Girls' golf is still a non-league sport in the CHL.  Five schools are needed to make it league.  Only Madeira, Taylor, & Wyoming have teams.  The website will show schedules, win-lost records of dual and tri matches , and 9 hole stats.

Some Results From The Past Week.....
Wyoming played in the Cincinnati Country Day Tournament at Terrace Park Country Club.  The Cowboys finished 1st in the 8 team field with a score of 362.  Victory lee was medalists with a 78.

There are five dual matches scheduled for this week.

GIRLS' CROSS COUNTRY
Wyoming is the defending champ.

BOYS' CROSS COUNTRY
Madeira is defending champ.

CROSS COUNTRY SCHEDULES
The season gets going this Saturday with two invites.  The annual OHSAA Early Season Invitational will be held at the National Trail Raceway, east of Columbus.  This is the same course for the state championship.  Indian Hill, Madeira, & Wyoming will be there. Also Saturday, Taylor will travel to Indiana for the Rising Sun Invitational.

Wyoming started off where they left off last year winning the CHL Golf Preview at Glenview Golf Course.  The league golf title is determined by points for each win and the Cowboys had perfect 30 points last season.  2017 Player of the Year Dylan Stevens of Wyoming was medalist with a even par 72.  Sam Black had an 78 (4th best), Sam Randman 82, & Thomas Stickney 83 to round out the Wyoming score of 315.  Indian Hill edged Mariemont 334-336 for 2nd place.  Trey Skidmore led the Braves with a 77, good enough for a tie for 2nd place overall. Teammate Peter Sheckly had an 81.  Jack Neville of Mariemont also had a 77.  Taylor was 4th, led by freshman Danny Austing's 83.  Madeira was 5th, Finneytown 6th, & Reading 7th.  Check out complete results under the Boys Golf Link.

The 21st Annual Skyline Chili Crosstown Showdown will involved 44 team in 22 games over two months of the season.  Team will be from Southwest & Central Ohio, Southeast Indiana, and Northern Kentucky.  Three CHL teams will take part this year.  On September 7, Wyoming will host CHCA.  Indian Hill will be at Mariemont on September 28.  Tickets can be purchased at the schools involved.

We are beginning a new feature for the website called CHL Profile.  It will look closer at CHL athlete and/or coaches.  Many of the people that we cover you have seen their name numerous times on stories and in the stats.  In this new feature, we will find out more about them.

Our first athlete that we will cover is Mary Englert from Madeira.  Mary is the daughter of Meg Apke & Mark Englert.  She has two brothers, Eddie (20) & Vinnie (16).  Mary is a 2018 graduate of Madeira High School with a 3.5 GPA and will be attending the University of Pikeville in Kentucky.  Her major will be education and she will be playing basketball for the Bears.  During high school, Mary participated in four varsity sports: Soccer, Basketball, Softball, & Lacrosse.  She received several awards in those sports:
Soccer - 1st Team CHL twice, 2nd Team CHL, 1st Team Southwest Ohio twice
Basketball - 1st Team CHL three times, 2nd Team CHL, CHL Player of the Year twice, 1st Team Southwest District, 2nd Team Southwest District, Madeira girls all time leading scorer.
Softball - 1st Team CHL, Honorable Mention CHL
Lacrosse - Honorable Mention

I had a question and answer with Mary:
SID - What did you choose the University of Pikeville?
Mary - I decided to go to Pikeville because of the coach and the size of the school.  I'm happy to be staying somewhat close to home.  I can't wait to start practices and to get to know the team better.
SID - What other activities were you involved while in high school?
Mary - U4U (Unified for Uganda), Key Club, French Club, Art Club, Foods Club
SID - What do like to do outside of school?
Mary - I like to swim, go to parks, & hang out with friends.
SID - Not a lot of athlete these days are in three sports.  You were actually in four.  What do you se as the advantages of doing multi sports?
Mary - Playing multi sports had many advantages like different friend groups and always staying busy and in shape, which helps to prevent injuries.
SID - Two of those sports, softball & lacrosse, were in the same season.  How did you balance competing in both sports?
Mary - Balancing both sports wasn't hard especially as a senior.  You don't have a much homework as you did previous years.  I would go two hours after school to softball practice, then go home for an hour for dinner, and back for two hours of lacrosse practice.  It wasn't difficult. I was use to staying busy.
SID - Age-wise, you are right in the middle of your two brothers.  Did they play a part in your pursuit of sports?
Mary - My brothers did play a part in my pursuit of sports.  They made me become a big competitor.  My brothers made me stronger and a better athlete. 
SID - Who is your biggest influence in school/sports?
Mary - My biggest influence has been my grandma.  She is my Number 1 fan!
SID - Go back to the night you broke the school record in scoring in basketball and take us through what it was like.
Mary - When I broke the record, I had so many emotions.  I was proud, excited, ecstatic, but also sad.  It was like a celebration of my high school career coming to an end.  There were so many people there.  I am happy I got to go to Madeira and have such a supportive community.
SID - Where do you see yourself five years from now?
Mary -Five years from now I see myself graduating from Pikeville and maybe moving back to Madeira.

Congratulations to Mary for her great high school career and good luck at Pikevile and beyond!

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 years in 10 different sports. CHL league competition began in the fall of 1985 for all sports except boys' & girls' swimming & diving and boys' & girls' bowling. Swimming league titles started during the 1999-2000 school year. Bowling started in the 2017-2018 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 31 of 33 titles (Wyoming won twice).  The longest current streak is Indian Hill girls' tennis.  They have won 21 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          21 (1997-present)
3. Indian Hill boys' golf              12 (1985-1996)
    Wyoming girls' basketball     12 (1990-2001)
    Reading wrestling                   12 (2006-2017)
6. Wyoming boys' swimming    10 (2007- 2016)
7. Wyoming boys' track & field   9 (1991-1999)

8. Wyoming volleyball                  8 (2010-present)
9. Finneytown volleyball              7 (1985-1991)

     Reading volleyball                    7 (1995-2001)
    Madeira girls' cross country    7 (1993-1999)
12. Wyoming boys' golf                6 (2002-2007)
13.
Taylor boys' cross country    5 (2001-2005)
       Indian Hill girls' tennis           5 (1985-1989)
       Wyoming boys' track & field  5 (2012-2016)
       Indian Hill girls' soccer          5 (2013 - present)
       Mariemont girls' swimming   5 (2014 - present)

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