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Swimming/Diving
League swimmers had a big night at the state finals including two state titles for Cora Dupre. See related story.
The league meet is posted.  All League is easy to figure.  The top three in each event make it.  They will be officially posted over the weekend.

Girls' Basketball

Madeira the lone league team left.  The Amazons play Cincinnati Country Day Tuesday in the Division III sectional finals, a game that will be seen on ICRC TV.

Boys' Basketball
Deer Park & Indian Hill won is the 1st round of the sectionals.  Both will play again on Wednesday.  Finneytown & Madeira will have their first sectional game on Tuesday and Mariemont on Wednesday.

Wrestling
Several league wrestlers made it to day two of the sectionals. Six wrestlers from the Blanchester sectional have already punched their ticket for the districts.  Indian Hill, Taylor, & Wyoming are at Division II at Batavia High School.  Deer Park, Madeira, Mariemont, & Reading are at Division III at Blanchester High School.  Final sectional results will be posted later on Saturday.  Top four in each weight class move on.  League meet and All League are posted. 

Bowling
The season ended at the districts on Thursday (see related story).  All League is now posted.

All Sports Link
The All Sports link has been updated for the winter season.  After two seasons, Wyoming as a slim 77.5 to 77 point lead over Indian Hill.  The Braves did get the most winter points with 30.5.  Complete results can be seen on the link.  Bowling is not shown on the website link although the points for bowling have been added.  We are working to get it added to the website.

Finally, girls' and boys' basketball All League will be posted when the final team for each is done.

Junior Cora Dupre from Mariemont had high expectations at the state championships in Canton.  She left with two gold medals and a silver in night that saw several league swimmers standing on the podium.  Dupre first state title came in the 50 Freestyle where she swam a 22.56 to win.  Several minutes later, she followed it up with 1st place in the 100 Freestyle in 49.20.  Dupre capped her special day off on the Warrior 400 Freestyle Relay that finished 2nd in 3:26.31.  They were not that far behind Gates Mills Hawkins that broke the state record.  Other members of the relay were senior Brooke Woellert, junior Kate Overbey, & junior Lainey Newman.  Woellert & Overbey had two other trips to the podium.  Brooke was 6th in the 100 Backstroke (57.40) & 6th in the 200 IM (2:06.61).  Kate had 4th finishes in the 100 Breaststroke (1:04.49) & 200 IM (2:04.13).  Mariemont finished 4th in the team standings with 141 points.  Wyoming girls finished 13th.  They had podium finishes in two relays.  The 200 Freestyle Relay was 5th (1:39.83).  Members were senior Sabrina Chu, senior Becca Prangley, sophomore Libby Spera, & freshman Mia Hugenauer.  The 400 Freestyle Relay was 7th in 3:39.05.  Members were Chu, Prangley, junior Brianna Connock, & sophomore Mikaela Elliott.  Madeira finished 27th.  Junior Emma Fortman had two podium finishes.  For the 3rd straight year, she was 6th in the 50 Freestyle (23.97).  Fortman was 8th in the 100 Freestyle (52.27).  Indian Hill girls finished 39th.
League boys had two teams finish in the top ten at the state meet.  Indian Hill was 6th with 100 points. Of course big time points were scored for the Braves by Noah Vigran's state title in diving.  Indian Hill had three podiums in swimming. Senior Max Eihausen was 8th in the 500 Freestyle (4:48.64). He followed it up with two more podium trips. The 200 Freestyle Relay with Eihausen, freshman Dan Edmondson, sophomore Devin Edwards, & sophomore Nick Bulas finished 5th (1:29.14). The 400 Freestyle team had set the school record in the prelims and ended up 7th in the finals with a 3:16.54. Members were Eihausen, Edwards, senior Sam Okum, & sophomore Will Taylor.  Mariemont had a 9th place finish with 86 points. Junior Ian Mikesell had three podium finishes.  In the 100 Breaststroke, he was 2nd in 57.11.  It was his 3rd year in a row on the podium for 100 Breaststroke.  Each year he has moved up in the standings. Mikesell was 8th in the 200 IM (1:57.47).  The Warrior 200 Freestyle Relay with Mikesell, junior Jackson Comer, junior Gabe Hartnett, & senior Nick McCarthy were 4th with a school record time of 1:27.76.  Wyoming was 12th in the standings with several swimmers in the consolation finals.  Madeira was 25th.  Senior Chet Dobson was 4th in the 200 Freestyle (1:41.41).  It was the 4th year in a row that Dobson has been on the podium for 200 Freestyle. Chet had a 2nd podium finish in the 500 Freestyle (4th-4:39.04).

Congratulations to the league swimmers and divers for a great state meet and a greats season!

Some additional facts on swimming/diving:
Cora Dupre became the first athlete in Mariemont history to win two state titles in one year.  She is tied with  Bob Alsfeder for the most individual state titles (three) in school history.  Alsfelder won state titles in the 100 Butterfly from 1969-1971.  And it should be noted, Cora is only a junior! 
In CHL history, Dupre is tied for 2nd with Margaret Fish (Indian Hill), Emily Hunter (Indian Hill), Ashlee Edgell (Madeira) & Jonathan Rutter (Wyoming) in state swimming titles (three).  Amanda Smith of Indian Hill had four state swimming titles.
Dupre has had seven podium finishes before this year including her 200 Freestyle title last year.
Chet Dobson & Brooke Woellert have had eight previous podium finishes.
Lainey Newman & Phil Brocker (Wyoming) have had six previous podiums.
Other previous podium finishes at the state meet in swimming:
Becca Prangley (4), Kate Overbey (3), two each for Emma Fortman, Ian Mikesell, Holden Jurell (Wyoming), William Jordan (Wyoming), Nick Denson (Wyoming), Sabrina Chu.
Brianna Connock has had one.

A total of 13 league wresters from Division II & III sectionals will move on to the district championships, six as sectional champs.  The top four from each weight class move on.

Division II tourney was held at Batavia High School.  Indian Hill was 7th with 106 points. Wyoming was 10th & Taylor 12th.  The Braves had three district qualifiers.  Cooper Leszczuk was 2nd in 106. Will Steuerwald was 2nd in 160.  John Mark Williams was the champ of 170.  Wyoming had two qualifiers.  Yima Nyamor was the 152 weight class champ. Along the way, he pass 130 career wins.  Ethan Tefs was 4th in 160.  Ricky Hammond of Taylor was 4th in 220.

Division III tourney was held at Blanchester High School.  Reading was 4th with 119 points.  Madeira was 14th, Deer Park 20th, & Mariemont 21st.  Reading had four district qualifiers.  Wilber Compress was 2nd in 106.  Reading dominated the middle weight classes with three wins in a row.  Dustin Robins won 132, Colton Robins won 138, & issia Johnson won 145.  Jackson Hugentobler of Madeira won the 126 weight class.  Teammate Aiden Reid was 4th in 145.  Daaron Hickey of Deer Park was 2nd in 220.

The district championships will be Friday & Saturday.  Division II will be at Wilmington High School starting at 3:00 Friday & 10:00 Saturday.  Division III will be at Hobart Arena in Troy. We do not have start times for D3.  The top four from each weight class will move on to the state championships.

League divers took the top two spots on the podium at the Division II Boys' State Diving Championships in Canton.  Noah Vigran from Indian Hill defended his championship from last year easily winning this year's title.  His score of 584.45 broke his own state tourney record from last year.  He set the state record last week at the district championships.  The Stanford bound senior has been heads above all other Division II divers in Ohio the last two years.  He completes four straight years on the podium at the state meet.  His sophomore year, he was runner-up and as a freshman, he finished 6th.  Illusha Gerasimchuk of Wyoming was making his third trip to state.  His freshman year he was 23rd.  Sophomore year found him up to 14th.  This year, the junior was runner-up with a score of 440.30.  Gerasimchuk was .15 point ahead of 3rd. Freshman Nathan Cox of Mariemont finished 12th. Junior Jacob Cox of Mariemont was making his 3rd trip to state.  The last two years he was 19th & 23rd.  This year he finished 13th.  Freshman Pavel Gerasimchuk of Wyoming was 19th.

The league girls had two returning divers to the 
state meet.  Lexi Magenheim of Indian Hill was 23rd in 2017 & 18th in 2016.  The junior was the highest place finisher for CHL athletes as she finished 13th with a score 358.05.  Kyleigh Spang of Mariemont was 20th last year at state.  The junior moved up to 17th this year.  Junior Adrienne Storer of Wyoming was making her first trip to state.  She finished 23rd.

Congratulations to all of the league divers who made it to state!

Sectional basketball will be played at three sites.  Three teams are Division II, five teams Division III. 

Division II
Two D2 sectionals will be played at Mason Middle School (Mason-Montgomery & Western Row Roads).
Mason 1
Number 2 McNicholas beat 72-20 Taylor.  Wyoming, #4 seed, was down early but came back to tie the game late against #8 Aiken.  But Aiken hung on for an 51-48 upset win over the Cowboys.
Mason 2
Number 5 Indian Hill got by Roger Bacon 58-36.  Indian Hill will meet the winner of #13 New Richmond & #4 Woodward on Wednesday at 7:00.

Division III

Sectionals will be at Western Brown & Princeton High Schools.  Each site will have two sectionals.
Cincinnati 1 (Western Brown)
Number 6 Cincinnati Country Day beat #10 Reading 57-51.  Mariemont, #8 seed, will take on CCD  on Wednesday, February 28 at 6:00.
Cincinnati 2 (Western Brown)
Number 4 Madeira will meet #12 East Clinton on Tuesday, February 27 at 7:00.
Princeton 1
Deer Park is the top seed got out to 30-6 lead over Riverview East and went on to win 79-37.  The 23-0 Wildcats will meet St. Bernard Wednesday at 6:00.
Princeton 2
Number 19 Finneytown gets a 1st round bye.  They will take on #2 Purcell Marian Tuesday, February 27 at 6:00.

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