Website Update Friday, 3/5

We are bit behind in this story, but these athletes deserved to be recognize for their accomplishments.  The United Soccer Coaches Fall High School All America team included four players from the CHL.  One of them for the second time.  Honored were Senior Myah Giordullo (Mariemont), Sophomore Molly Cochran (Madeira), Senior Cobey Hausfeld (Wyoming), Senior Luke Brothers (Mariemont).  For Giordullo, it was her 2nd selection to the All America team.  In addition, four other league players were named to the all region teams; Annie Isphording (Indian Hill), Maddy Murphy (Mariemont), Kyle Croll (Mariemont), Ethan Herbert (Wyoming).  With five state championships, and numerous teams making deep runs in the post season, the CHL is one of the best soccer leagues in the state.  Around 120 athlete throughout the country made All American.  How many leagues had four being honored, including two from one school?  Congratulations to all these great athletes.

District wrestling has two days in with one to go.  Wrestlers still competing are:
Deer Park - Gabe Wilson
Indian Hill - Harris Foad, Nathan Berger
Madeira - Ramakrishna Gandhi, Nathan Opichka
Taylor - Dillion Davidson
Wyoming - Malachi O' Leary, Jacob Bryan, Nathan Bryan, C.J. Hester, Jared Hancock, Bryce Hickson, Bruce Wagers, Onyx Mendenhall
Final district matches for Division II & III will be Saturday.  The top four from each weight class go to state.

District basketball finals for three boys' teams will be Saturday.  Indian Hill, Mariemont, & Wyoming will be competing.  Winners go on to the 
final 16.

Swimming/Diving All League is now 
posted.  We will work on basketball & bowling over the next few days.  Wrestling will be delayed a week or so. Coaches still have to meet.

Website Update Tuesday 3/3

The winter season is coming to the end soon.  The good thing is, this year it will be completed!

Isaiah Walker has become Wyoming's all time scoring leader in boys' basketball.  The record was previously held by Lonnie Grayson, who is playing ball at Army.  Walker is having a great season, so far highlighted by his buzzer beater basket against Woodward in overtime to help the Cowboys advance to the district finals.
Mariemont is also having a great season.  The Warriors won their sectional game to advance to the district finals for the first time since 2001.
Wyoming & Mariemont will be join in the district finals by Indian Hill, won was a 2 point winner over Ross in the sectionals.  All district games will be Saturday.

Wrestling continues this weekend with six teams having wrestlers in the district championships.  Nine will be going as sectional champs in their weight class.

Three league sports have finished their seasons.
Mariemont girls basketball were district runner-ups.
Ian Carpenter (Reading) became the first Blue Devil bowler to make it to the state championship.
Swimming & diving gave the league the first state champions of the school year.  Gibson Holmes (Indian Hill) was double state champion in the 100 Butterfly & 200 IM.  Grace Courtney (Wyoming) was the 1 meter Diving champ.  Defending state D2 champ Indian Hill finished runner-up this season.

All Sports Trophy has been determined for the winter season.  Only basketball & bowling had league champs so they were the only sports to get points.  Taylor had the most winter points (20) followed by Reading & Wyoming (18 each).  Two season total has Wyoming in 1st with 52 points.  Indian Hill is 2nd with 46.5 points, 1.5 ahead of 3rd place Mariemont.  Complete standings can be found under the All Sports Trophy link.

All of the winter sports will have all league selections.  Two are being decided this year in a different way.  Swimming was decided by sectional results.  Diving was decided by district results.  Wrestling is being decided by a vote of the league coaches.  Basketball & bowling are being determine in their usual way by coach's voting.  We will have the complete list of all league by next Tuesday.

Spring practices are under way with teams hoping for some warmer weather.  Some spring schedules have been posted.  We will working on getting all schedules posted by mid March.

Sectional Wrestling Results

This has been a challenging season for CHL wrestlers.  Many big meets were canceled including the league championships.  League wrestlers did have good results at the sectional tournaments with a total of 24 going on to the district championships.  Nine will be going as sectional champions.  All six of the league schools who competed will be sending at least one wrestler to districts! The top four in each weight class move on to districts.
Division II
The sectionals were held at Batavia High School.  Wyoming was runner-up with 178 points.  Taylor was 6th & Indian Hill 8th.
Top Four League Finishers:
113 - 1. Malachi O'Leary (Wyoming)
132 - 2. Jacob Bryan (Wyoming)
138 - 1. Harris Foad (Indian Hill)
152 - 3. Nathan Bryan (Wyoming)
160 - 2. C.J. Hester (Wyoming), 4. Adam Taylor (Taylor)
170 - 2. Nathan Berger (Indian Hill)
In the last four weight classes, league wrestlers took 8 of the 16 qualifying spots.
182 - 1. Dillion Davidson (Taylor), 2. Jared Hancock (Wyoming)
195 - 1. Derrick Davidson (Taylor), 2. Bryce Hickson (Wyoming)
220 - 2. Bruce Wagers (Wyoming), 4. Brady Stokes (Taylor)
285 - 1. Onyx Mendenhall (Wyoming), 4. Matthew Reed (Taylor)
The Division II Championships will be at Wilmington High School on Thursday, Friday, & Saturday. The top four each weight class go to state.

Division III
The sectionals were held at Madeira High School.  The Mustangs, on their home mat, finished tied for 3rd.  Deer Park was 10th & Finneytown 13th.
Top Four League Finishers:
106 - 1. Aidan Thiele (Madeira)
113 - 1. Ramakrishna Gandhi (Madeira)
126 - 1. Nathan Opichka (Madeira), 4. Ryan Schwab (Finneytown)
132 - 4. Owen Gill (Madeira)
138 - 3. Roman Thompson (Madeira)
145 - 4. Cameron Beimesche (Madeira)
152 - 1. Gabe Wilson (Deer Park)
160 - 2. Gus Kyser (Madeira)
The Division III Championships will be held at Troy Hobart Arena on Friday & Saturday.  Top four each weight class go to state.

Basketball District Update Tuesday, 3/3

Girls' District
Division III
Wilmington High School
Mariemont, #3 seed, beat #4 Norwood in the sectional finals 39-36.  The Warriors will take on #8 Waynesville in the district final.  Waynesville upset #1 seed West Liberty Salem by one point. Mariemont lost to Waynesville 33-29.  The Warriors finished the season district runner-up and a 17-6 record.

Boys' District
Division II
Number 5
Wyoming took on #3 Woodward in the sectional finals.  The Cowboys had to go to overtime before knocking off the Bulldogs 61-60.  Woodward was ranked 11th in the D2 final state poll.  Wyoming will meet Chaminade-Julienne in the district final on Saturday.  The game will be at Trotwood -Madison High School at 2;30.
Number 4 Indian Hill upset #2 Ross Saturday in the sectional finals 48-46.  The Braves will meet #3 state ranked Tippecanoe in the district final on Saturday.  The game will be at trot wood-Madison High School at noon.
Division III
In the sectional finals, #7 Mariemont beat CHCA 55-52. Mariemont will take on the Versailles in the district finals on Saturday.  The game will be played at Northmont High School at 2:00.


Gibson Holmes (Indian Hill) won two individual state swimming titles at the Division II State Championships in Canton.  He came close to winning four titles as two relay teams he was on finished 2nd. Indian Hill, defending state champ, finished runner-up to Gates Mills Hawken School, who swept both boys and girls D2 state titles.  Mariemont was 35th.
Here are the top 16 points finishers for the CHL:
100 Butterfly - 1. Gibson Holmes 47.97. Holmes is the defending state champ in the 100 Butterfly.
Will Ford (Indian Hill) was 6th and Gabe Yin was 12th.
200 IM - 1. Gibson Holmes 1:48.20.  Holmes was only .79 off state record and 3 seconds faster than 2nd place.
50 Freestyle - 13. Dan Edmonson (Indian Hill)
200 Freestyle Relay - 10. Indian Hill (Will Ford, Gabe Yin, Dan Edmonton, Ben Starkey), 14. Mariemont (Jonah Mikesell, Daniel Cooper, Philip Forbes, Jack Cumming)
200 Medley Relay - 2. Indian Hill (Gibson Holmes, Will Ford, Gabe Yin, Dan Edmonson) 1:34.96, only .3 seconds behind 1st place Lexington.
400 Freestyle Relay - 2. Indian Hill (Gibson Holmes, Will Ford, Gabe Yin, Dan Edmonson) 3:12.23

In 1 Meter Diving finals, Nathan Cox (Mariemont) was 7th.  The senior finished a great career in diving as a four time state finalist.  He was 5th in his junior year, 9th in his sophomore year, & 12th in his freshmen year.

Congratulations to all of the CHL swimmers and divers, both boys and girls, on a great season reaching the state finals.  And a special congrats to our two state champions, Grace Courtney & Gibson Holmes!

SID NOTE - Gibson Holmes now has won four swimming titles in the last two years.  That ties him with Andrea Farley (Indian Hill tennis) & Emily Hunter (Indian Hill diving) as the 2nd most state titles in CHL history.  They are all behind Cora Dupre (Mariemont swimming) who has five state titles.  We should point out that Holmes is only a sophomore.