FOOTBALL: This year's Skyline Crosstown Showdown will feature five Eastern Cincinnati Conference football squads. Milford hosts Hamilton, Loveland travels to Lakota East, and Glen Este is at Princeton on August 26. Anderson hosts McNicholas and Withrow hosts Mason on September 2. This is the 19th year for the event. Read more HERE.
Kings and Turpin look to defend their 2015 ECC co-championships. Both teams finished last season with identical 9-1 records overall and 6-1 in the Conference. In addition, the Knights, the Spartans, and the Glen Este Trojans advanced to the OHSAA playoffs.
BOYS' GOLF: The Milford Eagles will be shooting for their third consecutive ECC title this fall. This year's Preseason Tournament title went to the Milford. The Eagles finished five shots ahead of runner-up Loveland (307-312). Milford's Nathan Arnold was Medalist with a 72 - two shots ahead of runner-up Cash Renfro from Turpin. The postseason tourney is slated for September 29 (also at Glenview).
GIRLS' GOLF: The Loveland Lady Tigers won the 2015 Conference title, preventing Milford from winning its fourth straight championship. Individually, Walnut Hills' Katie Hallinan returns after finishing as State runner-up last fall! The Preseason Tournament was held August 11 at Walden Ponds, with Loveland walking away with the victory. Medalist honors went to the Lady Tigers' Alejandra Bonet, who shot an 83. She finished just ahead of teammate Lindsey Bachmann (86). The postseason tournament is scheduled for September 22 (also at Walden Ponds).
GIRLS' TENNIS: Turpin walked away with last year's tennis title. The Lady Spartans' Caitlin Fischer returns after advancing to the State Championships last fall as a freshman. This year's ECC Championships will be held September 27 at Lunken.
BOYS' SOCCER: If the script holds true, this could be the year for Walnut Hills. The Eagles have alternated championship years with Turpin the past four years and the Spartans won the title last year.
GIRLS' SOCCER: Turpin knocked off Loveland in the final week of regular season play last fall to win the ECC title. The Lady Tigers, however, went on to play for the Division I State title, falling 1-0 to the State's top-ranked team from Walsh Jesuit.
BOYS' CROSS COUNTRY: The Anderson Redskins look to defend their 2015 ECC cross country championship. The ECC Championships will be held at Valley View on October 15.
GIRLS' CROSS COUNTRY: Kings captured the ECC championship last season and Turpin came away with the District title. The Lady Spartans feature Samantha Bush, who finished 17th in the State Meet last fall. The 2015 ECC Championships will be held October 15 at Valley View.
VOLLEYBALL: Last fall, Turpin became the first school to win two ECC championships in the sport of volleyball.
FOOTBALL (Division II)
Walnut Hills (#10)
BOYS' SOCCER (Division I)
Walnut Hills (#10)
GIRLS' SOCCER (Division I)
Walnut Hills (#10)
VOLLEYBALL (Division I)
BOYS' GOLF (Division I)
GIRLS' GOLF (Division I)
BOYS' CROSS COUNTRY (Division I)
GIRLS' CROSS COUNTRY (Division I)
GIRLS' TENNIS (Division I)
Walnut Hills (#6)
The Glen Este vs. Princeton and the Walnut Hills vs. Woodward games are up for the WKRC Spotlight Game of the Week. Vote HERE.
Anderson's Mallory Von Holle was a finalist for the Enquirer Girls' Soccer Player of the Week, announced August 22.
Anderson's Adam Mathews was a finalist for the Enquirer Boys' Soccer Player of the Week award, announced August 22.
Turpin's Caitlin Fisher was a finalist for the MaxPreps/JJHuddle Girls' Tennis Player of the Week award, announced August 22.
Walnut Hills' Katie Hallinan was a finalist for the Enquirer Girls' Golf Player of the Week award, announced August 24.
Turpin's Brogan Bennell and Allison Musgrove were finalists for the Enquirer Girls' Tennis Player of the Week award, announced August 24.
Kings' Hannah Rasmussen was a finalist for the Enquirer Girls' Cross Country Runner of the Week award, announced August 24.
Turpin's Will Hausfeld and Kings' Tyler Knecht are finalists for the WCPO Football Player of the Week award, announced August 28. Vote HERE.
The Anderson Redskins are finalists for the Gold Star Chili Football Team of the Week award, announced August 29. Vote HERE.
Walnut Hills' upcoming junior Katie Hallinan won this year's Greater Cincinnati Women's Golf Association Metropolitan Tournament on June 23. She becomes one of the youngest ever winners of the event. Katie was a State runner-up finisher last year, as well as Eastern Cincinnati Conference Player of the Year. Her freshman season was spent competing against boys because the school didn't have a girls' squad. Read more about her huge Met victory HERE.