2016-2017 Wrap Up

06/27/2017

It was a another successful year for the CHL.  What an ending in early June.  Four state champions in a little over 24 hours.  That more than doubled the total for the school year to seven.  A recap of the state champs:
Cora Dupre, sophomore from Mariemont, won the 200 Freestyle at the D2 state swim championships. Cora had several 1st places throughout the season and at one time led the league in several events.  She was Swimmer of the Year this past season in the CHL championships.
Isabelle Murray, senior from Taylor, finished her high school career in the one place all athletes want to be; at the top of the podium.  Murray not only won the 100 Butterfly at the D2 swim championships, but set a state record!  She will continue her swimming at the University of Nebraska.
Noah Vigran, a junior from Indian Hill, was undefeated in one meter diving all season.  He capped it off winning the D2 state title.  Indian Hill has had some great divers over the years.  Noah joins that group and will have a chance to defend his title in 2018.
Junior Justin Dreyling of Reading established himself early on in the season as one of the best D2 long jumpers in the state.  Dreyling had the top distance in the state most of the season. He was 4th in the state in the long jump as a sophomore.  On his final jump this season at the state championships, he broke 23' to win the state title and also broke a 40 year school record for Reading.
Just a sophomore, Anna Podojil of Indian Hill has established herself as one the best track & field athletes in all divisions the Cincinnati area. In two years at the state meet, she has qualified for the finals in six events.  This season she had podium finishes in 100 & 400 dashes and a state title in the 200 dash.  She was the CHL Runner of the Year breaking or tying four league records.
Indian Hill girls' lacrosse was a state runner up in 2014 in D2 when the state championship was sponsored by the coach's association.  The Braves made history winning the 1st OHSAA sanctioned championships.  They did it in spectacular way by scoring the scoring the winning goal with 5 seconds to go.
Mariemont boys' lacrosse have been a D2 powerhouse for many years.  Six times before this season they had been in the coach's sponsored state championship game.  They won it in 2007, 2013, & 2014.  The Warriors made history by winning the first OHSAA sanctioned D2 championship this season.

Many other great achievements were reached by individuals and teams this past school year.  Among them were:
Cooper Hausfeld from Wyoming named Golfer of the Year in Greater Cincinnati.
Indian Hill girls' tennis winning their 20 straight league title.
Reading wrestling winning their 12 straight league title.
Taylor winning three of the four spring league championships.

In the All Sports Trophy race, Indian Hill came out on top with 110 points.  Wyoming was 2nd with 105 points. The trophy has been awarded in the CHL for several years.  It is thought that this is the first time Wyoming did not win it.  Indian Hill and Wyoming tied in 2011-2012.  Complete results can be found under the All Sports Trophy link.

The CHL website completed it's 11th year.  Sometime in late May, the website broke the yearly record in web visited.  At the end of May, the count was 2,827,346 surpassing the previous high of 2,709,975 set in 2014-2015.  Eight straight months a monthly record has been broken. We still have a chance at the 3,000,000 mark.  Our web season ends July 31st.  So keep coming back and help us get that mark.  We will continue to have stories throughout July, so keep checking back.

This year we added two non league sports to the website.  Bowling was added in the winter and lacrosse in the spring.  Girls' golf will be added this fall.  Although bowling and girls' golf will continue to be non-league sports, it is very likely that boys' and girls' lacrosse will be come a league sport this coming school year.

Summer camps are well under way and conditioning has started for many fall sports.  It won't be too long that the official fall practices will begin.  Thank you for your continued support of CHL sports.