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After a tie game at half, Wyoming took advantaged of two Indian Hill 3rd quarter turnovers to break open a close game. The Cowboys beat the Braves 27-7 to advance to the Division IV regional finals for the second straight year.  Evan Prater scored three rushing touchdowns and had a short TD pass to Beau Thomas for the four Wyoming touchdowns.  Tre Lopez had a 65 yard punt return for the Braves. The Cowboy defense held Indian Hill to 49 total yards of offense.  Wyoming (12-0), defending state champs, will play Germantown Valley View for the D4 regional title on Saturday at 7:00.  The site has not been determined as of this posting, but check back later Sunday.  Indian Hill finished the season 9-3.

Fall season is winding down.  Two football teams are left and they play each other this week.  Indian Hill & Wyoming will be playing on Saturday in the regional semi finals at Princeton High School.  At least we will have one more week of football, hopefully more.

All League selections are posted for all fall sports.

All Sports Trophy is updated for fall.  Indian Hill leads with 54 points.  Wyoming is 3 behind.  Mariemont is 3rd.  The complete standings and break down by sport is under the All Sports Link.

The CHL cheerleaders had their annual league competition this past Saturday at Wyoming High School.  On the varsity level, Mariemont was 1st, Indian Hill 2nd, & Reading 3rd.

Today is the early signing day for college commitments.  Several schools will be having signing ceremonies.  An interesting one will be at Indian Hill.  The Braves will have 8 athletes signing college commitments, all of them girls.  Seven of them will be going to Division I schools.  As the athletes sign, we will have them posted under the college commitments link.

Four athlete directors from Southwest Ohio were honored for their work.  One was from Northmont High School and another from Walnut Hills High School.  The other two were Wyoming's Jan Wilking and Madeira's Joe Kimling.  Congrats to Jan & Joe!

The winter sports are well into their practices and some already have had scrimmages.  The winter schedules are about 50% done.  We will keep adding and hope to have all winter schedules up by the beginning of Thanksgiving week.

The Ohio Association of Secondary School Administrators (OASSA) will be sponsoring a regional and state cheer & dance competition this coming February and March. It is open to varsity squads from Ohio. Teams will have to be in the regional qualifier to make it to the state championships.  There are five sites for the regionals:
Miamisburg High School (Sunday, February 2), Dublin Jerome High School (Saturday, February 1), Union Local High School (Friday, February 7), Anthony Wayne High School (Sunday, February 9) , Lake High School Stark County (Saturday, February 8)
Teams can choose any one of the regional sites to compete.  Teams who qualify will move on to the state championships:
Saturday, February 29 Pickerington High School - All dance categories, game day, & non-tumbling cheer.
Sunday, March 1  St John Arena - All building & non building cheer.

Regional online registration is now open at www.oassa.org/cheerdance. 

A total of 13 from the CHL were honored with all state selections in soccer and volleyball.

Girls' Soccer
Monica Brown from Indian Hill was named Division II Assistant Coach of the Year.
Division II
First Team - Lydia Jervier (Wyoming), Ellie Podojil (Indian Hill)
Second Team - Alex Pierson (Taylor)
Division III
First Team - Myah Giordullo (Mariemont)

Boys' Soccer
Division II
First Team - Caleb Tan (Indian Hill)
Second Team - Jesse Levine (Wyoming), Austin Snowden (Wyoming), Krew Verratti (Indian Hill)
Division III
First Team - Luke Brothers (Mariemont), Ben Ramos (Madeira)

Girls' Volleyball
Division II
Second Team - Hunter Fry (Indian Hill), Ines Grom (Wyoming)

The regional quarter final games were held this past weekend.

Indian Hill ran up 449 yards in offense, 292 on the ground, as the Braves down Kenton 61-32 in Division IV play. Indian Hill had scores from offense, defense, & special teams.  Tre Lopez had scoring runs of 8 & 5 yards.  Lopez also had 75 yard kickoff return for a touchdown.  Duke Wyler had a 71 yard TD run, Amari Whitehead a 4 yard score, & Charlie Sumerel a 2 yard touchdown.  Alex Lindberg returned 2 interceptions for 17 yard scores each.  Luke Lundberg had this best game of the season kicking. Lundberg had field goals of 48 & 34 yards and was 7 for 7 in PAT kicks.  For the 3rd time in 4 years, the Braves (9-2) will be in the D4 regional semi-finals.

Wyoming kept the longest win streak in football in Ohio alive with a 49-18 win over Milton Union.  After a 303 yards rushing performance last week, Evan Prater followed it up with 217 yards & 5 TD runs.  Prater's scoring runs were 6, 43, 11, 1, & 10 yards.  He has had 8 TD runs in two weeks.  Prater also threw a scoring pass to Joop Mitchell for 29 yards.  CJ Hester added an 8 yard score.  AJ Washienko was 7 for 7 in PAT kicks.  The Cowboys (11-0) have won 26 games in a row and will be in the D4 regional semi finals for the 3rd straight year.

West Liberty Salem scored touchdown in each of the first three quarters to edge Madeira 21-14 in Division V.  The Tigers had a 14-0 lead at the half.  In the 3rd quarter, Madeira scored twice to close the gap.  Cannon Shafer had a 69 yard interception return for a score.  Jack Hanley's PAT was good.  Vincent Englert caught a 5 yard TD pass from Sam Autry.  Hanley PAT was good.  But the Mustangs fell short.  Madeira ends the season 8-3.

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