Two league divers made the podium at the Division II State Diving Championships in Canton.

Sophomore Grace Courtney (Wyoming) finished runner-up in the state.  Her score of 444.50 was only 3.85 points behind the state champ.  Sophomore Maggie Overberg of Indian Hill was 23rd.

Junior Nathan Cox (Mariemont) was 5th with a score of 374.10.  Junior Pavel Gerasimchuk of Wyoming was 11th.

Congratulations to the four state divers.  And with all four being underclassmen, hope to see you back next year!

Today's update is girls.

So we can get more stories viewed on the front web page, we will combined girls' & boys' basketball.

In the girls basketball sectionals , three league teams are Division II & five are Division III.

Division II 
All games will be at Walnut Hills High School.
Indian Hill is a #2 seed beat #12 Goshen 46-24.  The Braves take on #11 Batavia on Thursday ar 7:30. Wyoming, a #5 seed, beat  #8 North College Hill 48-31.  The Cowboys will meet #3 Hughes on Thursday at 6:00.  Taylor, #6 seed beat #10 McNicholas 43-40.  The Yellowjackets will play in the sectional final Monday at 7:30 against #1 Roger Bacon.

Division III
Games at Wilmington High School
Number 21 Deer Park lost to #2 Purcell Marian.  Finneytown, #23, lost to  #1 Summit Country Day.
Games at Fairfield High School
Number 5 Mariemont beat #8 Ripley Union Lewis in overtime 38-36.  The Warriors will play #3 Williamsburg in the sectional finals on Monday at 6:00.  Madeira, #13 seed, upset #6 Norwood 31-27.  The Amazons will play #12 Clark Montessori on Thursday at 6:00. Reading, #20, lost to #4 Bethel Tate.

In boys' sectional play, three league teams are Division II & five are Division III.

Division II
There are two sectionals being played at Mason Arena. 
Cincinnati 1 - Number 11 seed Taylor will take on #12 Monroe on Saturday at 3:00.
Cincinnati 2 - Wyoming is the top seed.  They will take on #19 
Batavia on Friday at 7:30.  Indian Hill, #13 seed, will go against #7 Aiken on Saturday at 7:30.

Division III
Princeton High School
Number 2 seed Deer Park will take on #16 Reading Friday at 7:30.
Western Brown High School
Number 7 Finneytown will meet #6 Gamble Montessori Saturday at 4:00.  Number 8 Mariemont will take on #13 Clark Montessori on Saturday at 1:00.  Madeira, #11 seed, will play #12 
Georgetown on Saturday at 5:30.

Only league title to be determined is wrestling.  All sports except wrestling will be in post season by the end of the week. Stat leaders are posted for sports in regular season.  Complete stats can be found under each sport's link.
Red - League Title Determined

Indian Hill Hill is 14-0 in the league & 18-4 overall. The Braves have a 19 game league win streak over two seasons and now have back to back outright league titles.  Mariemont is 12-2 in the league & 18-4 overall. Taylor is 16-7 overall with the best record for Yellowjacket girls' basketball team in almost two decades.

Six teams continue this week in sectional play. Check related story for details.

Wyoming has a 13-0 league mark & 21-0 overall. the Cowboys are outright league champs which gives them back to back league championships.  They have won 6 of the last 7 years and their 11th overall in the CHL. Deer Park is 12-1 in the league & 18-1 overall. The Wildcats have won 13 in a row. Indian Hill & Taylor are 13-9 overall.
Some Results From Last Week...
Indian Hill 68 Northwest 48 - Wyatt Wachs had 18 points & 12 rebounds.  Luc Robinson had 18 points, Ty Thornton 12 points, & Mateo Lopez 10 points
Wyoming 65 Indian Hill 38 - The Cowboys clinch the league title with this win.  Evan prater had 30 points.  Isaiah Walker had 13 points & Damien Crayton 11 points.

Stat Leaders: 

Average - Isaiah Walker (Wyoming) 24.7, Steven Gentry Jr. (Deer Park) 20.7
Rebounds - Mickel Clay (Finneytown) 10.9
Assists - StevenGentry Jr. 6.3, Mark Wise (Deer Park) 6.2
Blocks - Ani Elliott (Deer Park ) 2.4
Steals - Steven Gentry Jr. 3.6

Sectional play starts Friday.  See related story.

This is the 3rd year for bowling to be a league sport. Wyoming is back with a team this year making it five teams in the league. 
Deer Park is 8-0 in the league & 10-0 overall.  The Wildcats are league champs, their 2nd year in a row.  Reading is 14-7 overall.

Deer Park, Reading, & Taylor will be at the district championships this week.  See related story

This is the 3rd year for bowling to be a league sport.  Six schools have teams.
Reading is 10-0 in the league & 16-3 overall.  The Blue Devils have won their first ever boys' bowling title.  Finneytown is 11-7 overall & Mariemont 10-8

Reading will be at the district championships this week.  See related story

At the Steve Shinkle Invitational at Batavia High School, Wyoming came in 1st.  the Cowboys had 267 points, 266.5 better than 2nd place.  Deer Park, with only one wrestler, finished 15th.  Gabe Wilson was 3rd in the 138 pound class for the Wildcats.
Wyoming finishers (top 6):
106 - 5.Ian Zender
120 - 2.Jacob Bryan
126 - 3. Malachi O'Leary
132 - 4. Charles Pickett
138 - 1. CJ Hester
145 - 1. Nathan Bryan (now has 100 career wins)
160 - 1. Jared Hancock
182 - 4. Bryce Hickson
195 - 1. Bruce Wagers
220 - 1. Onyx Mendenhall

Stat Leaders: 
Wins - Nathan Bryan (Wyoming) 36-5, Jacob Bryan (Wyoming) 34-4, Onyx Mendenhall (Wyoming) 31-10, Ramakrina Gandhi (Madeira) 30-5, Malachi O'Leary (Wyoming) 29-6, Bruce Wagers (Wyoming) 29-11, Josh Chapman (Taylor) 28-1, CJ Hester (Wyoming) 27-5, Caden Connor (Reading) 25-7, Jared Hancock (Wyoming) 25-7, Harrris Foad (Indian Hill) 25-8
Pins - Nathan Bryan 27, Onyx Mendenhall 23, Bruce Wagers 23, Jacob Bryan 21, Jared Hancock 21, Malachi O'Leary 20

The CHL Championships will be held Saturday at Indian Hill High School, starting at 10:00.  Wrestling will be in sectionals next week.

Mariemont won its 7th straight league title.

Indian Hill won their 4th straight league title.

The Division II State Swimming & Diving Cahmpionships are being held this week.  Diving will be on Wednesday.  Swimming on Thursday & Friday.  Check related stories.

As they seem to do every year, CHL teams had a strong showing at the Division II District Swimming & Diving Championships, held at Miami University.  The top two at each of the events from the four statewide districts automatically qualify for state.  
At Large qualifiers are now added.


The league swept the top three teams in the D2 Southwest District.  Indian Hill was 1st with 221 points.  Wyoming was 2nd (183) & Mariemont 3rd (165.5).  Madeira was 17th & Taylor 20th.  Here are the automatic state qualifiers for league teams by event:
500 Freestyle - 2. Mikaela Elliott (Wyoming)
100 Breaststroke - 2. Kathy Zhao (Indian Hill) .4 behind 1st place
200 IM - 2. Anna Palen (Indian Hill)
Indian Hill won two relays & was runner-up in the other one with the same four girls (Kathy Zhao, Anna Palen, Jillian Rice, Isabella Pivor)
200 Freestyle - 2nd  .31 behind 1st, 400 Freestyle - 3:34.41, 200 Medley - 1:48.04
In the 200 Medley, Mariemont was 2nd with Elizabeth Bonnell, Jacqueline Young, Erin Kelly, Lydia Eberlein
At Large Qualifiers:
50 Freestyle - Isabella Pivor
200 Freestyle - Mikaela Elliott
500 Freestyle -Jillian Rice, Libby Spera (Wyoming), Elizabeth Bonnell, MacKenzie Heidkamp (Taylor), Dorian Miller (Wyoming)
100 Backstroke - Elizabeth Bonnell
100 Breaststroke - Jacqueline Young
200 IM - Jacqueline Young, Anna Lewis (Madeira), Liv Riggs (Indian Hill)
200 Freestyle Relay - Wyoming (Mikaela Elliott, Libby Spera, Victoria Chesson, Mia Hagenauer). The same four girls qualified in the 400 Freestyle Relay.
400 Freestyle Relay - Mariemont (Elizabeth Bonnell, Jacqueline Young, Lydia Eberlein, Ava Ellis)

Indian Hill was district champ with 334 points.  Wyoming was 11th, Mariemont 12th, & Madeira 14th.  Here are the automatic state qualifiers for league teams by event:
200 Freestyle - 2. Gibson Holmes (Indian Hill) .07 behind 1st place at district & at state.
500 Freestyle - 2. Will Taylor (Indian Hill), 3rd seeded at state
200 Freestyle Relay - 1. Indian Hill 1:27.36 miss district record by .08 (Dan Edmonson, Jack Edmonson, Gibson Holmes, Will Taylor). Indian Hill is #1 seed at state.
400 Freestyle Relay - 1. Indian Hill 3:10.97 (Gibson Holmes, Josh Pearson, Gabe Yin, Will Taylor).  Indian Hill is #1 seed at state.
At Large Qualifiers:
50 Freestyle - Devin 
Edwards (Indian Hill), Dan Edmonson
100 Freestyle - Devin Edwards, Nick Bulas (Indian Hill), William Mennone (Wyoming)
200 Freestyle - Will Taylor, Luke Dobson (Madeira)
500 Freestyle - Josh Pearson
100 Backstroke - Nick Bulas
100 Butterfly - Gibson Holmes, Will Ford, Gabe Yin
200 IM - Josh Pearson, Will Ford, Gabe Yin
200 Medley Relay - Indian Hill (Nick Bulas, Will Ford, Dan Edmonson, Gabe Yin)

The swimming championships are held at the C.J. Branin Natatorium in Canton.  Division II prelims will be Thursday at 5:00.  Division II finals will be Friday at 5:00

Division II Bowling Sectionals are being held at two different lanes over three days.

Boys - Colerain Bowl 
The top three teams and three individuals advance to the district championships.  Reading was 3rd with 3383 pins.  Only 28 pins separated the top three teams.  Ian Carpenter was 6th overall with a three game series of 567 and high game of 212.  Jeremy Easter was 10th with a 517 & a high game of 197.  Jacob Daniel was 13th & Zach Schueler 14th.  Deer Park was 9th.  Eric Hamilton was 12th with a 504 series.  Wyoming was 10th & their top bowler was Sebastian Sinigagia.
Boys - Cherry Grove Lanes 
Mariemont was 8th.  Dylan Buerger was 12th with a 525 series.  He tied for the final individual spot with two other bowlers, but lost out on high game.

Girls - Cherry Grove Lanes
Mariemont was 10th. Julie Meece was the top bowler for the Warriors.
Girls - Colerain Bowl

The top four teams and four individuals advance to the district championships.  league teams dominated this sectional taking three of the top four spots.  Deer park won with 3275 pins, almost 190 pins better than 2nd place.  Chelsea Hammer was the top bowler with a three game series of 585.  Her top game was a 214.  Kassidy Russell-Gamble was 3rd with a 545 & a high game of 204.  Drew Handorf was 7th with 462 .  Rachel Boyd was 13th.  Reading was 3rd with a 3048.  Caitlyn Prince was 4th with a 535 series.  Her high game of 235 was the best of any bowler.  Makayla Lawson was 14th, Mak Morgan 18th, & Brianna Smyth 30th.  Taylor was 4th with 2858 pins.  Amanda Pessler was 6th with a 480.  Kylia Burdick was 8th & Ella Harvey 14th.  Jewell Byrne & Kitana Meyer tied for 4th bowler for the Yellowjackets.  Wyoming was 10th.  Their top bowler was Natalie Barth.

The boys and girls D2 district championships will be Thursday, February 20th at Beaver-Vu Bowl in Bervercreek.  The top four teams and four individuals advance to state.

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