ECC Spring Sports Season Updates / Honors

03/14/2018

ECC SPRING ATHLETES AT STATE!

Congratulations to our first spring athlete to advance to State competition.  Turpin's Grant Wendel has advanced to the May 25-26 State Tennis Championships at the Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason!  Congratulations to Grant and to head coach Kate Rodgers!

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BASEBALL:  The race for the ECC baseball championship was a close one throughout the season.  Loveland and Milford both finished with identical 11-3 records and will share the 2018 ECC title.  Loveland or Milford has won or shared the Conference championship since the ECC began.  Congratulations to Turpin's Jake Silverstein for earning Player of the Year honors, and to Milford's Tom Kilgore for receiving Coach of the Year recognition.  POSTSEASON UPDATES:  Loveland fell to Centerville in the District Finals to finish as District runner-up with an overall record of 19-11 and an ECC co-championship!

SOFTBALL:  The Milford Lady Eagles captured their fifth straight ECC title this spring, but have company at the top with co-champion West Clermont.  Both squads finished the ECC schedule with 11-3 records.  Kings' Kelsey Schmidt earned Player of the Year honors and Ansderson's Dick Purtell was named Coach of the Year.  POSTSEASON UPDATES:  Milford defeated Ursuline Academy 2-1 to win the Sectional title before falling to Lakota East to finish its season as District runners-up, ECC co-Champions, and a fine 20-9 record!

BOYS' TRACK:  Withrow won the 2018 boys' Conference title, edging out runner-up Kings by five points (117-112).  Withrow's Amir Willis earned the Sprinter of the Meet and High-Point Scorer accolades, Turpin's Gabe Hickman earned Field Event Performer of the Meet honors, and Kings' Alex Justus received Distance Runner of the Meet recognition.  POSTSEASON SCHEDULE:   Results of the Mason District Meet can be found HERE.  Congratulations to all of our Regional qualifiers, and a special shout out to Withrow's Amir Willis for breaking the District record in the 400 meters!  The Regional Meet is scheduled for Dayton on today and Friday. 

GIRLS' TRACK:  The Lady Knights from Kings captured the girls' Conference championship by seven points over runner-up Turpin (123-116).  Conference Meet honors went to Anderson's Alaina Sullivan (Sprinter of the Meet), Withrow's J'Alyiea Smith (Field Event Performer of the Meet and High-Point Scorer), Turpin's Sam Bush (Distance Runner of the Meet).  POSTSEASON SCHEDULE:  Results of the Mason District Meet can be found HERE.  Congratulations to all of our Regional qualifiers, and congratulations go out to Turpin's Sam Bush (1600 meters), Kings' Karleigh Conner (800 meters), and to the Lady Knights' 3200 meter relay team for ALL breaking District records!  The Regional Meet is slated for today and Friday in Dayton.

BOYS' TENNIS:  Turpin won its fifth straight ECC title this spring.  The men won both the regular season title and tournament championship.  The Spartans have not lost a head-to-head conference match since 2014.  Player of the Year recognition went to Turpin's Grant Wendell and the Spartans' Kate Rodgers earned Coach of the Year honors. POSTSEASON SCHEDULE:  The following players advanced to the District tournament:  Kings' Josh Lee, Milford's Holden Owens, and Turpin's Grant Wendell in singles, and Loveland's Connor Hogan and Matt Huether and Anderson's Will Sultan and Ryan Hugenberg in doubles.  Congratulations to Grant for advancing to State!

BOYS' LACROSSE:  Loveland completed its conference schedule with a perfect 5-0 record, winning its second consecutive ECC title.  Player of the Year accolades went to Loveland's Adam Clark, while the Tigers' Steve Rice received Coach of the Year honors.

GIRLS' LACROSSE:  The Loveland Lady Tigers wrapped up their second straight Conference championship with a perfect 5-0 ECC record.

BOYS' VOLLEYBALL:  POSTSEASON UPDATES:  Loveland plays Oak Hills today at Moeller HS at 6:30 pm and Milford plays Elder today at St. Xavier HS at 6 pm in tournament play.