It's official now. We will have a crossover of fall sports with winter sports in the CHL!  Girls' basketball will start on Friday but Wyoming football plays on in the Saturday state semifinal game. 

Wyoming was taking on London for the second year in a row.  Last year, the Cowboys won 10-7 on their home field in the first round of the playoffs.  This year, they were meeting the Red Raiders in the Division IV Regional Final at Centerville High School.  The game was scoreless after the 1st quarter.  In the 2nd quarter, London made two costly mistakes. Eli Cupp recovered a Red Raider fumble on the London 38 yard line.  A couple of plays later, quarterback Evan Prater ran it in 26 yards for the score.  AJ Washienko PAT made it 7-0 Wyoming.  Later in the quarter, Joey Edmonds intercepted a London pass.  After a couple of big 3rd down plays, Prater pass to Edmonds for a 22 yard touchdown.  Washienko PAT made it 14-0 Wyoming where it stayed the rest of the half.  In the 3rd quarter, Wyoming went for it on 4th and 1 and made it.  Shortly after, Prater pass Edmonds for 22 yards and a score.  Washienko PAT made it 21-0 Wyoming.  In the 4th quarter, Prater got his second TD of the game on a 70 yard run. Washienko made it 28-0 Cowboys.  Wyoming's defense was great all night holding the London running game to 129 yards rushing.  They complete the shut out to win 28-0.  Prater had 175 yards rushing & 118 yards passing. Wyoming (13-0) has made it to the state final semifinals for the first time since 2009 and their 5th time ever.  Their opponent in the D4 semifinal will be St. Marys Memorial (12-1)  The Cowboys finished with the #1 ranking in Division IV in the state.  St. Mary finished 5th.  The game will be Saturday at 7:00 at Piqua High School.

Meghan O'Brien's goal in the 1st half was all they needed as Indian Hill beat Bay Village Bay 1-0 to win the Division II State Championship for the 2nd year in a row.  Kate Marrs recorded the shut-out as the Braves end another fantastic season 18-2-3.  Congratulations to Coach Amy Dunlap and her Braves soccer team!

The CHL was well represented in the Division II & III state soccer awards.

Division II girls' had five major awards.  Indian Hill coach Amy Dunlap was given the Kim Mahoney Award for excellence in coaching.  Karen Wood of Wyoming was the Division II Co-Coach of the Year.  Michael Wood of Wyoming was the Assistant Coach of the Year.  Anna Podojil was named Ms Soccer and also was the Division II Player of the Year.  Besides Anna, sister Ellie Podojil was named to 1st Team All State.  Ava Dorsten of Mariemont & Gracie Wolber of Wyoming were 2nd Team Division II All State.  Mia Wyrick of Madeira was 2nd Team Division III All State.

Four league boys made the All State teams.  In Division II, Zach Napora of Wyoming was 1st Team.  Caleb Tan of Indian Hill was 2nd Team.  In Division III, TJ Manning Jr. of Reading was 1st Team.  Ryan Lienhart of Madeira was 2nd Team.

We are getting close to having fall sports overlapped with winter sports.  it's hard to believe that the winter sports season gets started the day after Thanksgiving!

Wyoming football continues their quest in post season.  The Cowboys will take on London in the Division IV Regional Final at Centerville Stadium on Saturday at 7:00.  It is the 3rd year in a row for the 12-0 Cowboys to be in the regional finals. Last week's overtime win was a milestone victory of Wyoming.  It was their 700th in school history.  They join just a hand full of schools in Ohio with 700 wins.  As most know, this is the Cowboy's 100th season of football.  Their all time record as of today is 700-218-48.  Wyoming finished the regular season with a 31 game regular season win streak, the longest current streak in Ohio.  The winner of the game will go to the state final four.  The last time Wyoming was in the final four was 2009.  Your SID plans to be at the game Saturday.  Check for updates on Twitter from him and Wyoming.

Indian Hill girls' soccer are still enjoying their 2nd state championship.  This week the Braves and Wyoming both received some big awards on the state level.  Check out the story on State Soccer Awards.  Also congrats to soccer players from Mariemont, Madeira, & Reading for their state honors.

The basketball schedules and about half the bowling schedules are on the website.  We are working on getting the rest of bowling, along with swimming & diving and wrestling on the website soon.  Meanwhile, girls basketball will get the winter season started next Friday. 

There were some college signings this week.  We will work on getting the names that we know up over the weekend.

For the second time in two weeks, Indian Hill & Wyoming met in football.  This time, it was the Division IV regional semifinals at Lakota West High School.  The game was filled with big plays and big mistakes. The first of the big plays came early as Dimetrious Bayor (Indian Hill) took the opening kickoff back 75 yards to set the Braves up with a short field.  They took advantage of the field position as couple of plays later John Mark Williams ran it in from 14 yards out.  Luke Lundberg's PAT gave Indian Hill a 7-0 lead less than 2 minutes into the game.  The rest of the quarter, teams traded punts as the Braves held on for 7-0 lead after the 1st quarter.  In the 2nd quarter, Indian Hill got good field position on a Wyoming punt.  Cole Dein pass to Amari Whitehead for 30+ yards to the 3 yard line.  Baylor took it into the end zone from there.  The Lundberg PAT gave Indian Hill a 14-0 lead.  It was the first time all season that Wyoming had been down by two touchdowns.  The score stayed the same the rest of the 1st half. In the 2nd half, Indian Hill fumbles & Wyoming recovers at the Braves 22.  The next play, quarterback Evan Prater scores from 22 yards out.  AJ Washienko PAT close the gap to 14-7 Indian Hill with 10:13 left in the 3rd quarter.  After trading punts again, Wyoming gets the ball on an odd play.  On the Cowboy punt, the Indian Hill player trips on the ball as it was still rolling and Wyoming recovers.  But the Braves stop the drive when Charlie DiGennero intercepts the Wyoming pass in the end zone.  Late in the 3rd quarter, another Brave's fumble gives Wyoming the ball at the Indian Hill 25.  Early in the 4th quarter Pierson Rogers runs the ball in from 7 yards out.  Washienko PAT ties the game at 14 all.  Most of the rest of the quarter, teams again trade punts. Less than a minute to go, Indian Hill fumbles and Wyoming recovers again at the Indian Hill 25 yard line.  With 28 seconds left in the game Whitehead intercepts a Wyoming pass.  The Braves take over at their 5 yard line and let the time run out with the score tied at 14 after regulation.  In high school overtime, each team gets a chance to score from the 20 yard line.  Indian Hill got the ball first and after their drive stalled at the 11 yard line, Lundberg kicked a 28 yard field goal to give Indian Hill a 17-14 lead.  On Wyoming's first play, Prater found Rogers open for a 20 yard TD and a 20-14 win.  It was the Cowboy's first lead of the game.  Despite being down by two scores for the first time all season and giving up the most points all season, Wyoming (12-0) survives to move on to the regional finals for the 3rd year in a row.  Their opponent will be #6 seed London who upset #2 seed Clinton Massie 28-7 in the other regional semifinal.  The game will be Saturday at 7:00 at Centerville Stadium.  The winner of that game will move on to the state final four.  Wyoming is looking to make it there for the 5th time and first time since 2009 when they were Division III.  In the final D4 state rankings, Wyoming was 1st & London 10th. Indian Hill finishes a great season 9-3.
SID Note - According to the final state rankings, Regional 16 in Division IV is the toughest D4 region in Ohio. Six of the eight teams in the regional playoffs were ranked in the top 16 in the state!

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