Fall Weekly Update 9/13 - 9/19

This past Saturday was the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. I was very impressed with the schools who recognized the anniversary at the different sporing events. All stat leaders are posted.  Complete stats can be found under each sport's link.


Last year all teams were eligible for the playoffs.  This year, the format will be back to the normal Harbin qualifying.  One difference in that will be each region is expanding from 8 to 16 teams that will make the playoffs.  
Mariemont, Reading, & Wyoming are 4-0 overall.  Reading is 2-0 in the league.

Our SID Game of the Week was close for 3 quarters.  In the 4ht quarter, Mariemont scored 21 points to down Madeira 31-7.  Max Tepe had 193 yards rushing for the Warriors with a 15 yard TD run.  Tepe also caught a 15 yard scoring pass from David Dorsten.  Dorsten had a 1 yard score.  Timmy Stewart had a 35 yard interception return for a score. Conner Souders had a 27 yard field goal and was 4 for 4 in PAT kicks.  Madeira touchdown was a 1 yard run by Nick Heisser.  Wyoming has now won 51 straight regular season games, longest streak in Ohio.

Wyoming shut out Indian Hill 30-0.  CJ Hester did something not seen very often with this many points.  He scored all 30 points for the Cowboys.  Hester had 33 carries for 230 yards and scoring runs of 8, 7, & 2yards.  He had a 25 yard fumble recovery for a TD and score two 2 points PATs.

In a game that was broadcast by CW TV, Reading beat Deer Park 35-25.  Joel 
Stoeinkoenig (Reading) was 20 for 25 for 264 yards.  He had TD passes to Jaden Bemmes  for 23 & 40 yards.  Stoeinkoenig also had a 10 yard run for a score.  Caden Connor had 101 yards rushing and scoring runs of 1 & 2 yards.  Norey Johnson had 3 touchdown runs for Deer Park.  Johnson outscored Reading's first three opponents.  QB Jayce Parsons had 119 yards rushing and a TD run.

Taylor beat Finneytown 46-27.  Leland Jones-Royalty had 130 yards rushing for the Yellowjackets.  he had TD runs of 1 & 2 yards.  Chase Carter had 101 yards rushing with a 19 yard score.  Ben Hilvert had a 3 yard score, Mark 
Snowden a 10 yard score, & Andrew Kahn a 6 yard score.  Seth Keith blocked a punt for a touchdown.  We have no stats for Finneytown.

Stat Leaders
Quarterback - Joel Stoeinkoenig (Reading) 49-68 72%, 802 yards, 10 TD passes, David Dorsten (Mariemont) 11 TD passes
Rushing - C.J. Hester (Wyoming) 775 yards
Receiving Yards - Max Autry (Madeira) 312, Casey Hinton (Reading) 300
Receptions - Max 
Autry 22
Scoring - C.J. Hester 88 points
Kick Scoring - Johnny Kearns (Taylor) 10-12 PAT kicks, 4-4 Field Goals 22 points
Tackles - Norey Johnson (Deer Park) 56
Sacks - Dickie Engel (Reading) 4, Conner Cravaack (Madeira) 3.5
Interceptions - Connor Souders (Mariemont) 3

All games will be Friday.  Madeira will be at Finneytown.  Mariemont will be at Indian Hill.  Deer Park will be at Taylor.  Our SID Game of the Week will be Wyoming at Reading.  On paper, this game looks to be a very good one.  Both teams are 4-0.  Both teams can score and have good defenses. Reading is off to it's best start since 2015 when they won their first 9 games.  Wyoming has won 51 regular season games in a row.  Their last lost in the regular season... October 23, 2015 at Reading 28-20.

Wyoming is 3-0 in the league & 7-2 overall. Three teams are 3-1 in league play: Mariemont is 6-2 overall, Reading 7-3, & Taylor 3-4. 
Some Results From Last Week...

Taylor over Indian Hill in 5 sets
Finneytown over DePaul Cristo Rey in 3 sets
Wyoming over Taylor in 3 sets

Stat Leaders
Kills - Ally Cordes (Wyoming) 157
Digs - Madi Hyler (Madeira) 126
Assists - Katherine Hinkel (Wyoming) 326
Blocks - Michaela Beiting (Indian Hill) 29
Serving Aces - Rilee Lambert (Mariemont) 27

There will be 11 matches this week, 9 of them league.  A big league match will be Taylor at Wyoming on Thursday. Another big league match will be Mariemont at Reading on 
Wednesday.  That match will be on ICRC TV.

Three teams are 2-0-0 in league play: Madeira is 5-0-0 overall, Wyoming 5-0-2, & Taylor 4-2-0
Some Results From Last Week....

Reading 2 Clermont Northeastern 0 - Olivia Simpson 1 goal & 1 assist.  Autumn Daley had 1 goal.  Kendall Sears had the shut-out.
Madeira 2 CHCA 0 - Kelly Cochran had 2 goals.  Emma Vaughn had the shut-out.
Finneytown 5 Miami Valley School 0 - Josie Pickens had 2 goals & 2 assists.  Prithi Tamang had 2 goals.  Anya Revelle had the shut-out.
Wyoming 3 Reading 0 - Alexis  Taylor had 2 goals.  Allie Mouch had a goal & 2 assists.  Sophia Crockett & Emma Gordon combined for the shut-out.

Stat Leaders
Points - Allie Mouch (Wyoming) 22, Anna Cornejo (Madeira) 21
Goals - Anna Cornejo 9
Assists - Allie Mouch 8
Shut-Outs - Emma Vaughn (Madeira) 5, Sophie Crockett (Wyoming) 4

There will be 11 games this week, 4 of them league.

Madeira is 2-0-0 in league play & 5-0-0 overall. Taylor is also 2-0-0 in league & 3-2-2 overall.  Wyoming is 5-1-1 overall & Mariemont 5-2-1 .
Some Results From Last Week...
Mariemont 2 Turpin 1 - Martin Eisenhauer & Max Miller each had a goal.
Wyoming 3 Summit Country Day 2 - Sebastian Sinigaglia had 1 goal & 1 assist.  Sam Elliott & Nick Mouch each had a goal.
Deer Park 8 Clark Montessori 1 - Isaiah Klayman had 3 goals.  Johnny Galeans had 2 goals & 1 assist.

Stat Leaders

Points - Eric Slavey (Reading) 22
Goals - Eric Slavey 10
Assists - Logan Stdham (Reading) 6
Shut -Outs - Noah Popovitz (Wyoming) 4

There will be 12 games this week.  Four league games will be Tuesday.

This is the 3rd year for girls' golf to be a league sport.  The league champ is decided by the league championship on September 21.
Wyoming 7-2 & Indian Hill 7-3
Some Results From Last Week....
Indian Hill 200 Anderson 215
Indian Hill 178 Turpin 185
Wyoming 200 Indian Hill 206
Wyoming 206 McNicholas 250

Stat Leaders (9 hole average)
1. Samara Dulin (Wyoming) 42.7
2. Piper Isgrig (Indian Hill) 45.3
3. Maddie McMonigal (Wyoming). 48.3
4. Avery Valz (Indian Hill) 48.6
5. Mady Kahn (Indian Hill) 48.9

There are 6 dual matches this week. Three matches will have CHL teams playing each other. Next Tuesday, will be the CHL 
Championships to decide the league champ.  It will be played at Eagles Nest.

The league champion is decided on a point 
system.  One point is given for each team beaten at the League Preview.  Two points are given for each team beaten in the league dual matches.  Two points are given for each team beaten in the league championship.
Madeira has 13 points, Indian Hill & Mariemont 10 points, & Wyoming 7 points.  Indian Hill is 9-0 in dual matches, Madeira 8-1, Mariemont 8-3, Wyoming 6-1, & Taylor 5-2.
Some Results From Last Week......
Madeira 159 Fenwick 166 - Jackson Cunningham had 37 at Brown's Run.  Five Mustang golfers were below 42.

Wyoming 159 Mariemont 182 - Cowboy freshman Finley Bartlett had 37.  Teammate Sam Judge had a 39.
Madeira 158 Ross 207 - Brandon Conner had a 36 at The Mill Course.
Taylor 185 Norwood 230

Stat Leaders (9 hole average)
1. Peter Sheakley (Indian Hill) 35.5
2. Finely Bartlett (Wyoming) 36.84
3. Brandon Conner (Madeira) 37.0
4. Tom Buchert (Mariemont) 37.55
5. Wyatt Higgins (Indian Hill)  37.75
6. Luke Isgrig (Madeira) 38.07
Fifteen league golfers are within 5 strokes of each other.

There are 10 dual matches this week, including the last 7 league matches.  A big league match will be Thursday with Indian Hill at Wyoming at the Wyoming Golf Course. Saturday, madeira & Mariemont will be at the Middletown Christian Invitational at Brown's Run.  Sunday, Wyoming will be at the Best of the West at Miami Whitewater Golf Course.
Next Monday will be the CHL Championships at The Mill Course.

Based on the information we have, Indian Hill has won at least 107 league matches in row.  Their last league lost was 2003.
Indian Hill is 3-0 in the league & 6-4 overall. The Braves have clinched at least a tie for the league title. Mariemont is 9-2 overall.
Some Results From Last Week.....
Indian Hill 4 Mariemont 1
Wyoming 4 Goshen 1
Madeira 4 Fenwick 1

Stat Leaders (wins)

Singles - Caroline Brown (Indian Hill) 6-0, Brooke Arington 6-1, Lucy Glassmeyer (Mariemont) 6-1, Alex Drossos (Madeira) 5-1, Kate Taylor (Mariemont) 5-2, Ella Malfa (Mariemont) 5-3
Doubles - Lucy Neville/ Caroline Soller (Mariemont) 6-2, Payton Wilhelm/Cece Kuwatch (Mariemont) 4-0

There are 9 matches this week, 3 of them league. Monday, Indian Hill will be at Madeira.  A Braves's win will clinch the league title outright.

Madeira, Mariemont, & Wyoming were at the Mason Invitational at Corwin Nixon Park.  It is one of the biggest invites in the Cincinnati area attracting teams from three states.
Deer Park & Taylor were at the Little Miami Invitational.
Indian Hill was at the Stars, Stripes, & Lights Invitational held at Seneca East High School in Attica, Ohio.  The varsity races were under the lights.
Reading was at the Troy Twilight Invitational, held on the regional championship course.


At Mason Invite, Wyoming won the D2/3 race with 50 points.  Mariemont was 3rd (83) & Madeira 4th (106).  Wyoming was led by Emma Bergmann's 5th place finish out of 159 runners.  Meredith Guest was 6th, Lauren Hudepohl 7th, & Juliet Thornton 11th.  Daniele Saballiunaite  rounded out the Cowboy scoring.  Elyse Kelly (Mariemont) was 8th & Ava Henry (Madeira) 10th.
At the Little Miami invite, Taylor was 3rd.  Mya Bross was 8th out of 54 runners.  Elise Lindle was 9th.
At the Troy Twilight invite, Johanna Garcia was the top Reading runner.

At the Seneca East invite, Indian Hill was 3rd.  Elizabeth Whaley was 1st out of 193 runners in a season best 18:16.09.  Hayden Withers was 9th.

Stat Leaders (5K times)
1. Elizabeth Whaley (Indian Hill) 18:16.09
2. Hayden Withers (Indian Hill)  18:40
3. Emma Bergmann (Wyoming) 20:25
4. Izzy Arredondo (Madeira) 20:38

5. Annie Meyer (Madeira) 20:41
6. Anna Cornejo (Madeira) 20:54

At the Mason invite, Madeira was 2nd in the D2/3 race.  Mariemont was 3rd & Wyoming 6th.  Jacob Gaffney (Madeira) was 1st out of 244 runners in a season best time of 16:36.6.  Sam Beeler (Mariemont) was 2nd.  Brock Shultz (Madeira) was 8th & Nico arrive (Wyoming) was 9th.
At the Little Miami invite, Alex Eiding was the top runner for Taylor.  Malcom Donaldson was the top runner for Deer Park.
At the Troy Twilight invite, Jonny Powers was the top runner for Reading.
At the Seneca East invite, Indian Hill was 10th.  Jonah Waltz was 15th out of 243 runners.  RJ Poffenberger was 16th.

Stat Leaders (5K times)
1. Sam Beeler (Mariemont) 16:29
2. Jacob Gaffney (Madeira) 16:36
3. Ben Fahnestock (Mariemont) 17:11
4. Jonah Waltz (Indian Hill) 17:15
5. RJ Poffenberger (
Indian Hill) 17:17

Tuesday, Taylor will be at the Hamilton Big Blue Challenge at Forest Run Metro Park.  Saturday, Madeira & Wyoming will be at the Friendship Invitational at Cedarville University.  Reading will be at the Milford Invitational at Valley View Nature Reserve.  Taylor will be at the South Dearborn Invitational in Indiana.  Indian Hill will have the "road trip" of the season.  The Braves will be at the Lake Buena Vista Invitational at Lake Buena Vista High School.  It is located south of Orlando just outside of Disney World. We hope to have more info on that meet in the website update this week.

CHL Welcomes 11 New Fall Coaches

This fall, the CHL will have 11 new head varsity coaches.  Each league sport will have at least one new head coach.
Football - David Dransman (Taylor)
Volleyball - Danielle Wagers (Finneytown), Sherri Henry (Indian Hill), Taway Flareau (Reading)
Boys' Soccer - Phil Dargo (Reading)
Girls' Soccer - Samantha Rutowski (Wyoming)
Girls' Tennis - Taylor Brannon (Madeira), Daulton Picklesimer (Taylor)
Boys' Golf - Nicholas Schaefer (Reading)
Girls' Golf - Heather Trauth (Taylor)
Cross Country - Jen Jefferies (Finneytown)

We welcome these new faces to our league and wish them luck in their inaugural CHL seasons.

Indian Hill Wins League Golf Preview

The boys' golf season has started with many familiar faces from last year. A total of 13 of the 16 1st & 2nd  All League from 2020 were playing in the League Preview at The Mill Course.  The 18 hole tournament was delayed almost 2 hours because of lightning.  Once play got going, the golfers shown why this season could be one of the best overall in the last several years. The top three team scores were the three lowest since we started tracking the League Preview in 2006. Indian Hill won with a score of 284.  Madeira was runner-up with 286.  Mariemont was 3rd with 294 and Wyoming was 4th with a 313.  To give you an idea how good the top four were, Wyoming's 4th place score was the 12th best ever in the preview since 2006.  Four players broke par.  Peter Sheakly (Indian Hill) was medalist. He shot a 4 under par 67.  Luke Isgrig (Madeira) was right behind with a 68.  Brandon Conner (Madeira) & Tom Buchert (Mariemont) each had a 70.  Eighteen golfers broke 80, compared to eight last year.  Following up with the league taking the first four team places Monday in the Madeira Invitational, this looks to be a great season for the CHL.  Complete team and individual results for the League Preview are under the Boys Golf link.

Coach Minor Making Season #50 His Last

     Reading assistant football coach Ken Minor will be starting his 50th year in coaching this coming fall.  Coach Minor has decided to retire after the football season.  His coaching career goes back to 1972 but his sport’s career goes back farther. 
      Ken is a 1968 graduate of Reading High School where he lettered in four sports.  He was All-League in football his junior & senior years.  He continued his football career at Wilmington College where he was a four year starter.  Ken was tight end where he led his team in receptions sophomore through senior years.  His senior year, he was 3rd in the conference in receptions.  Ken was All-Conference & All District three years.  In his senior year, he was an All-American Honorable Mention.  In 2002, Coach Minor was inducted into the Wilmington College Athletic Hall of Fame.
        His coaching started early as the receiver & defensive end coach for Wilmington in 1972.  He got a job as a physical education & health teacher at Reading in 1973 where he stayed until 2008.  From 1973-1978, Ken was the defensive coordinator for the Blue Devils.  In 1979, he became head football coach, a position he held until 2007.  During his head coaching time at Reading, he had four league championships, made the state playoffs six times (including five years in a row) and was a state final four in 2000.  Coach Minor was Coach of the Year in the CHL five times, Cincinnati Enquirer seven times, Cincinnati Post three times, Southwestern Football Coaches Association three times, District two times.  In 2002, he was the Bengals NFL High School Coach of the Year for the Tri-State area.  He was in the Southwest Ohio East-West All-Star game twice, once as the head coach.  In 2004, he was an assistant coach at the Ohio North-South All-Star game.  As a head coach at Reading, Ken had 170 wins, the most of any coach in school history.        

      After leaving Reading in 2007, Coach Minor was the offensive coordinator at North College Hill for a year.  In 2009 he became head football coach at Summit Country Day.  From 2010-2012, Ken was head coach at his alma mater Wilmington College.  From 2013-2014, he was the offensive coordinator at Clark Montessori.  In 2015, Ken went back to Summit Country as assistant head coach.  In 2016, he was an offensive coordinator at St. Bernard.   Coach Minor returned to Reading in 2017 as an assistant coach.  In his final season as a coach, he will be the running backs coach for the Blue Devils.  Besides football, Ken did spend 12 years at Reading coaching track & field. 
       When we asked Coach Minor some thoughts going into his 50th season, this is what he said….. “My initial thought going into this final season is just how fast the previous 49 years have passed!  I want to savor every practice, game, and coaching situation throughout the year.  I also have been thinking of all the individual teams and players that I have been privileged to coach.  I have been blessed to have worked with so many talented, caring, and hardworking coaches.  I have competed against many topnotch head coaches and assistants, who I have learned to respect more and more throughout the years. The eight playoff wins we had from 2000-2004 were great memories. I have looked at the schedule numerous times this season, thinking of the great battles that we have fought with all of the excellent teams in the CHL.  I also look forward to the five games in the stadium that I have called home for 40 years of coaching, four years of high school ball, & five years of little league.  At the same time, I look forward to playing in the visiting CHL away stadiums for the last time, and the “Castle” at Summit Country Day where I was head coach. Finally, it would really be exciting to make the playoffs in my last year of coaching.  No predictions here, but I have seen this group of players and coaches working in the off season as hard as any team that I have coached.”

To Coach Ken Minor, congratulations on all of your accomplishments over the last 49 years.  Good luck in season 50!

SID Note – As far as I can tell, there are two coaches still active in the league that were coaching in the first year(1985) of the Cincinnati Hills League: Dick Engel (Reading wrestling), & Ken Minor!

Website Update Friday Morning 9/10

We have mention this before but our school links at the top of the page have changed. When you click on a school, most have directions to their sports venues.  You can click on the school website and also on the ticket website to get information on online tickets.

We do not cover field hockey most of the time on the CHL site.  Less than 40 schools play the sport in Ohio and only Indian Hill from our league.  Last year, the Braves made it to the state final four.  This season they are 3-1 so far.  We hope to have more info on Indian Hill in the rest of the season.

Did you see on Twitter account on the website this past week Wyoming's Evan Prater getting his first college touchdown for the Bearcats?  One he will never forget!

The Reading at Deer Park football game this week will be on Saturday.  it will be a very special occasion.  With that being the anniversary of 9/11, Deer Park will be honoring First Responders, Veterans, & active US Military.  There will be area fire trucks, EMS, rescue vehicles, and other emergency vehicles on hand.  There will also be entertainment and a DJ.  This game is part of the Cincinnati Bengals fall tour of high school football games.  The Who-Day mascot will be there with Bengal giveaways and a chance to register for four club seats at the Steelers game on November 28.  Star 64/CW will broadcast the game and events.  You can get tickets online through Deer Park & Reading and they will be available at the gate.