Athletes Of The Week


Elani Mrozek

Junior, Anderson Dance

Elani is a dedicated dancer who is always ready to go and never hesitates about trying to do tricks, choreo, etc. She takes on new challenges like a professional and is an example of what it means to put in work in and outside of practice. Elani continues to motivate and push herself every week and isn't afraid of hard work. We are very lucky to have a role model like her on our team!

Charlie Thon

Junior, Anderson Basketball

Charlie, junior center for Anderson, had 57 points and 34 rebounds in four games last week (Walnut Hills, McNicholas, Loveland, and Milford). Charlie hit the game-winning three-pointer as time expired in a 53-52 win against Milford!

Kenzie Beck

Sophomore, Kings Basketball

Kenzie has a fantastic basketball IQ. Her level of intensity at practice and supporting the team has been a large reason for our success. Kenzie is the type of player every team needs to have to win games; our whole team and coaching staff root for her success every time she steps on the court.

Diego Medina

Sophomore, Kings Swimming

Diego really turned a corner this past weekend! After some great swims at the Southwest Classic, he earned his spot on the ECC relays. He not only had some best splits of his career, but he helped the boys 200 free relay take third overall.

Faith Rudowski

Sophomore, Kings Swimming

Faith had a phenomenal meet at the ECC Championships. She helped the medley take the gold medal to start off, then took second in the 50 freestyle and then another first-place finish in the 100 freestyle. She ended the night with a best split to come back and help the 400 freestyle relay take second.

Carter Smith

Senior, Kings Basketball

Carter does things that do not always show up in the box score. He demonstrates excellent leadership and is completely unselfish. He shows up every day and works. He wants whatever is best for the team.

Josh Strong

Senior, Kings Wrestling

Josh went 5-0 this past weekend at the Loveland Duals at the 113 lbs. weight class. Josh was awarded the Most Pins/Quickest Time award with his total time of wrestling being under six minutes!

Blayne Camden and Rylee Brown

Lebanon Swimming

Blayne, a senior, and Rylee, a sophomore, both had a great ECC Championship, posting best times for the season in several events!

Lebanon Boys Bowling Trio

Lebanon Bowling

Senior Mason Hinkle shot a career-high 238 game against Walnut Hills to help the Warriors overcome a scrappy Eagle team. He then anchored the Warriors in the Cardinal Classic where he popped off 25 strikes out of 44 attempts. Junior Sean Kober had an almost clean stat sheet against West Clermont at Cherry Grove. He rolled 28 strikes and converted eight of his nine spare attempts. That's a 97 percent filled frame percentage ... the highest on the team this year. Junior Raymond Sparks averaged 207.8 in his last three matches of the week. His 402 at the Cardinal Classic placed him sixth overall in the individual results.

Braylyn Mattox

Freshman, Lebanon Basketball

Since being promoted to a starter, Braylyn has been a big contributor on both the offensive and defensive sides of the ball. Braylyn has averaged three steals and four rebounds a game over the last six games and has provided a boost on offense shooting 61 percent from the floor.

Cheyenne Haines

Junior, Little Miami Bowling

On Wednesday, Cheyenne rolled her personal-high game against Anderson. She rolled that personal-high game at Eastgate Lanes in game two, finishing with a 188.

Isaac Martini

Senior, Little Miami Bowling

Isaac had a great week of bowling. The senior started the week rolling games of 221 and 235 versus Anderson on Wednesday for a 456 series. Then on Thursday against Milford, Martini had the front nine strikes in game two, finishing with a 279 and a two-game series of 501. Isaac wrapped up his incredible week with another great two-game set against West Clermont for first place in the ECC, after rolling games of 240 and 257 for a 497 series.

Little Miami Swimming Standouts

Little Miami Swimming

Here is a shoutout to all the juniors on the Little Miami swim team for their stellar performances at the ECC Championships. All their swims were season/personal bests and we couldn’t be more excited for them all. Next up for these pool Panthers is Oak Hills Wednesday and then Sectionals mid-February. Great job to these Panthers: Kendall Gentry, Hannah Cherry, Morgan Dattilo, Gabby Kuetemeyer, Anna McCoun, and Hunter Hoffer. Honorable Mention is Colleen Farrell who was not able to swim at champs due to injury, but she sure did cheer everyone on and was a spectacular team player!

Kiley Dunlap

Junior, Loveland Swimming

Kiley has been doing a great job this season being a leader to our team. She had an amazing ECC Meet - going a season-best time in her 100 fly and placing fourth in the 50 free!

Olivia Raby

Junior, Loveland Basketball

Olivia is having a spectacular season so far for the Lady Tigers. On the season, Olivia is averaging 10 points, five rebounds, and 3.5 blocks a game! She currently leads the ECC in blocks and recently broke the single season record once held by current Cincinnati Bearcat Jillian Hayes. Congratulations Olivia!

Lucie Schaeffer

Junior, Loveland Dance

Lucie is a very committed and passionate athlete who we are so happy to have on our team this season. She is not afraid to try anything, always does what is asked of her, and has grown so much this year. We are so excited to watch her shine this weekend!

Dylan Schwinn

Junior, Loveland Basketball

In three victories for the Tigers this week over Lebanon, Western Brown, and Anderson, Dylan played outstanding defense against some of the other teams’ best offensive players. He also had a very balanced week in every aspect of the game. Dylan is dedicated to the team's success by being a very well-rounded player. Against Lebanon, Dylan had seven points, five assists, three rebounds, and two blocks. Against Western Brown, he tallied six points, six rebounds, three blocks, and four steals. In the match-up with Anderson, he had six points, four assists, five rebounds, two blocks, and three steals.

Shane Smith

Freshman, Loveland Swimming

Shane is learning to embrace the longer distance events as a freshman! He continues to progress each time he swims the 200 and 500 free! He dropped time in both events at ECC’s. His willingness to swim the longer events has helped our small, but mighty team in dual meets.

Trent Williamson

Senior, Loveland Wrestling

Trent (175 lbs.) went 5-0 with four pins at the Loveland Duals. Trent is now 14-4 on the year with 11 pins and helped the Tigers to a second-place finish at the 33rd Annual Tom Mihalik Loveland Duals.

Ryan Lemley

Sophomore, Milford Bowling

Ryan continued his great bowling against Kings and Little Miami with series of 394 and 455 for a 212 average.

Shelby Sullivan

Junior, Milford Bowling

Shelby helped lead the girls with wins this week over Kings and Little Miami with a 183.5 average. Shelby also shot the team season-high game of 262.

Nathan Wiley

Senior, Milford Wrestling

Nathan, at 113 lbs., had a total of five wins, three by pin in both the team dual with Little Miami and the Loveland Dual tournament. His wins were critical in the team's overall 4-2 dual record during the week.

Elijah “Sparky” MacKenzie

Sophomore, Turpin Bowling

Elijah’s enthusiasm and incredible demeanor during practice is an inspiration to the team. During this, his first season, he has maintained a 157.7 average and continues to improve in individual scores. He bowled a 158 Thursday versus Winton Woods and a 188 and 152 Wednesday against Lebanon.

Logan Bliss and Nick Lewis

Turpin Diving

Turpin had a one-two punch with junior Logan Bliss and sophomore Nick Lewis in the ECC Dive Meet this past week. Congratulations to Logan for winning the ECC League Dive Meet. He was calm and confident as he worked his way through his six-dive list. Nick earned a second-place finish after he "nailed" two fairly new dives; an inward 1 1/2 and a front double. So proud of him. Congratulations!

Cecelia Hilgefort

Junior, Turpin Basketball

Cecelia, a junior center, scored 32 points and grabbed 32 rebounds this past week in wins over Lebanon and Anderson.

Will Meyers

Junior, Turpin Swimming

Will was second in the 100 at the Conference Meet this past weekend. He also was was on the second-place 200 medley relay and the second-place 400 free relay.

Ava Sutphin

Junior, Turpin Swimming

Ava won the 500 free at the ECC Championships this past weekend. She also placed second in the 200 free and was part of the winning 200 free relay.

Alice Utz

Junior, Turpin Gymnastics

Alice is in her third season of Turpin gymnastics and continues to amaze us everyday. In the most recent meet, she competed all-around for the first time in her high school career and contributed to the team score on every event. She had her highest scores for the season on vault and beam and competed floor for the first time in a competition scoring an 8.45. On bars, Alice did a skill she had never competed, only practiced. We can't wait to see what the rest of the season brings out of her.

Walnut Hills Boys Basketball Quartet

Walnut Hills Basketball

Sophomore Tyler McKinley had 21 points in a win over Anderson and 28 points and seven rebounds in a win over Kings. Senior Max Poynter had 13 points against Anderson. Junior Javion Bostic had 13 points and six assists and senior Kellen Porter had 10 points and four steals in the match-up with Kings.

Jilliann Calvin

Senior, West Clermont Cheer

Jilliann is such an asset to our program. Her passion and upbeat attitude are inspiring and contagious. Jilliann is such a hard working leader and captain, whose main goals is to do whatever she can for the betterment of the team. It's been an honor and a blessing to have her a part of the competition cheer and dance program. Jill also cheered for our fall program and cheers all star as well as the teaches littles at her studio! We're hoping to see her next year as a UCA staffer! GO LITTLE ROCKSTAR!

Daysia Thompson

Senior, Winton Woods Basketball

In our game against Lebanon, Daysia had 22 points, three assists, and four steals to help the Lady Warriors to a comeback win.

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