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We are getting into our busiest part of the spring season.  There are many web stories.  Some are active stories below the five that can be seen in the front page.  Web Update will be posted every day or two.

In the spring there are five sports that have state team titles.  The CHL has made the final four in four of those sports.  Makes you wonder if any other league in the state has done that this spring!

In the state team tennis tournament, Indian Hill beat Seven Hills 3-2 in the district final to make it to the state final four.  The state final four will be played at Reynoldsburg High School on Sunday.  Indian Hill & Lexington will play in the one semifinal.  The winner meets the winner of the other semifinal, Hawken or Wellington.  The losers play for 3rd place.

Madeira broke open the game late as they down Madison Senior 5-1 in the Division II regional semifinal. The Mustangs beat Blanchester Friday in the regional final to make their first trip to the final four since 2011.  See baseball story.


The first two rounds of the state tennis championships at Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason went very well for the three Indian Hill players.  Andrew Pregel, Mack Ellis, & Maanas Pisati all won their first two rounds will be playing in the final four on Saturday. See tennis story. 

In boys' lacrosse, Mariemont will return to the state final four for the 2nd straight year as they beat Indian Hill 5-2 in the regional final. See lacrosse story.

In girls' lacrosse Mariemont won in overtime over Indian Hill in the regional final.  They will join the Warrior boys in the state final four. See lacrosse story.

The count of CHl athlete going to the state track & field meet is now 11 as of Friday evening. Division III competed their regional at Troy Friday. Division II athletes are in Piqua with day two Saturday.  Track & field regional story will be posted Saturday.

Baseball All League is now posted.  More will be coming in the next few days.

With the 
double first places in track & field, Indian Hill clinched the All Sports Trophy for the 2nd year in a row.  The Braves had 107.5 points for the school year, 6 more than Wyoming.  Complete point standings can be found under the All Sports link.

The state tennis championships are being played at the Lindner Family Tennois Center in Mason.

Singles
Senior Andrew Pregel of Indian Hill won hiss first two rounds by scores of 6-1, 6-0 in each match.  He will be in the state semifinals on Saturday

Doubles
Junior Mack Ellis & senior Maanas Pisati of Indian Hill also won their first matches.  They also will be in the semifinals Saturday.

Pregel is making his 3rd trip to state in Singles.  Last year, he was 4th.  In 2015 , he lost in the 1st round.  Ellis & Pisati are making their first trip to the state championships.



Both boys and girls are in Division II Region 8.

Girls
Indian Hill & Mariemont put on quite a show in the regional finals. The Warriors led most of the 1st half.  Just before half, Indian Hill scored to take 6-5 lead.  After Mariemont tied it at 6 all, Indian Hill scored 4 straight goals.  With 2 minutes to go, Mariemont close the gap to 1 goal and then tied the game at 12-12 with :57 to go.  The two teams tied at the end of regulation. In overtime, Courtney Robinson scored the winning goal to give Mariemont a 13-12 win over the defending state champs.  The Warriors are 15-4.  Indian Hill finishes a great season 15-5.

Boys
Mariemont is defending state champ.  After both Mariemont & Indian Hill combined for 81 goals in the first three post season games, the defenses dominated the regional final game.  Mariemont came out on top 5-2 to advance to the state semifinals.  The Warriors are 18-2 with their only two losses coming to D1 St Xavier & Moeller. Indian Hill finishes a great season 13-7.

Interesting twist of fate with boy and girls lacrosse.  Both Mariemont boys and girls have made the state semifinals.  Also, both boys and girls teams from Columbus St. Francis DeSales made the semifinals.  In a smart move by the state, the teams will play a double header on Tuesday at Chaminade Julienne High School.  The girls game will be at 5:15.  The boys at 7:30.  Winners will play for the state championships.

The Wirsing brothers, Sam & Casey, combined to pitch a shut-out as Madeira beat Blanchester 4-0 in the Division III regional finals.  Patrick Thatcher & Sullivan each knock in 2 runs as the Mustangs are making the first final four appearance since 2011.  Madeira, 20-6, will meet Canfield South Range in the state semifinal on Thursday at 7:00.  The game will be played at Huntington Park, the home of AAA Columbus Clippers.

Trivia Question - Who was the star player for Madeira the last time they were in the state final four? 
Hint... think Boston Red Socks!

This is the final coaches city polls through the Enquirer online.

Baseball (Final)

Division II-IV
4. Madeira , 6. Taylor

Softball (Final)
Division II-IV
7. Taylor, 9. Deer Park

Boys' Tennis (Final)
Division II
1. Indian Hill, T4.Wyoming, T4. Mariemont, T10. Madeira
State Division II Coaches Poll - 1. Indian Hill, 10. Wyoming

Girls' Track & Field (Final)

Divisions II-III
1. Indian Hill, 4. Taylor, 6. Mariemont, T7. Madeira, T7. Wyoming, 9. Reading

Boys' Track & Field (Final)
Division II-III
1. Indian Hill, 3. Taylor, 5. Mariemont, T6. Madeira, 8. Reading

Girls' Lacrosse (Final)
2. Mariemont, 4. Indian Hill, 9. Wyoming

Boys' Lacrosse (Final)
3. Mariemont, 6. Indian Hill, 9. Wyoming

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