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BASEBALL:  CHCA has won the Scarlet Division title in baseball for the past thirteen years, while the Vikings of New Miami will be gunning for their third straight and fifth in the last six seasons. 

SOFTBALL:  The 2016 MVC softball championship trophies belong to CHCA and New Miami.  The Lady Eagles will be aiming for their third straight Scarlet Division trophy.  The Lady Vikings captured the Gray Division title for the first time since 2009.

BOYS' TRACK:  Cincinnati Country Day will be shooting for its third straight MVC title in boys' track, and fourth in the last six seasons.  The Conference Meet is scheduled for CHCA on May 9 and 11.

GIRLS' TRACK:  Summit Country Day is hoping to defend its MVC girls' track title from last spring.  The MVC Track Championships are scheduled for May 9 and 11 at CHCA.

BOYS' TENNIS:  The Indians of Cincinnati Country Day will be shooting for their sixth straight MVC championship this spring.

BOYS' LACROSSE:  Summit Country Day, CHCA, Seven Hills, and Cincinnati Country Day will compete for the Conference's third championship.  Summit Country Day and Seven Hills have won the past two MVC titles.

GIRLS' LACROSSE:  Summit Country Day, CHCA, Seven Hills, and Cincinnati Country Day are expected to once again field MVC teams.  Summit Country Day will be shooting for its third MVC title in a row.

BASEBALL
CHCA (#2)
Summit Country Day (#3)

SOFTBALL
CHCA (#7)

BOYS' LACROSSE
Summit Country Day (#7)

GIRLS' LACROSSE
Summit Country Day (#4)
CHCA (#10)

BOYS' TENNIS
Cincinnati Country Day (#2)
CHCA (#4)
Summit Country Day (#5)
Seven Hills (#6)

BOYS' TRACK & FIELD
Cincinnati Country Day (#6)

GIRLS' TRACK & FIELD
Cincinnati Country Day (#3)
Summit Country Day (#5)
Cincinnati Christian (#10)

Cincinnati Christian's Brady Roberts was named the Enquirer Boys' Golfer of the Week, announced August 25.  Read more HERE.

Seven Hills' Lauren Saggar was a finalist for the Enquirer Girls' Tennis Player of the Week award, announced August 24.

Summit Country Day's Jenna Simpson was a finalist for the Enquirer Girls' Golfer of the Week award, announced August 30. 

Cincinnati Country Day's Priya Chopra and Seven Hills' Alana Saggar were in contention for the Enquirer Girls' Tennis Player of the Week award, announced August 30.

North College Hill's Courtney Woodward and Lockland's Nakhyje Wright were finalists for the WCPO Football Player of the Week award, announced September 4.

CHCA's Kesean Gamble was a finalist for the MaxPreps/JJHuddle Football Player of the Week award, announced September 6.  

Cincinnati Country Day's Olivia Brown was the September 6 recipient of the LaRosa's MVP of the Week!  Read more HERE.

Seven Hills' Max Lane (boys' golf) and Chase Gardner (boys' cross country) and CHCA's Kesean Gamble (football) were among the finalists for the Enquirer Player of the Week awards, announced September 8.  Kesean won the Football Player of the Week award!  Read more HERE.  

Seven Hills' Chase Gardner and Summit Country Day's David Cook were finalists for the LaRosa's MVP of the Week award, announced September 13.

Summit Country Day's Sam Martin was a finalist for the Enquirer Boys' Soccer Player of the Week award, announced September 13.

Summit Country Day's Xavier Johnson was a finalist for the WCPO Football Player of the Week award, announced September 18. 

CHCA was a finalist for the Gold Star Chili Football Team of the Week award, announced September 18.

Cincinnati Country Day was a finalist for the MaxPreps/JJHuddle Girls' Soccer Team of the Week award, announced September 20. 

CHCA's Rachel Haslem was a finalist for the LaRosa's MVP of the Week award, announced September 20.

Cincinnati Christian's Brady Roberts was a finalist for the MaxPreps/JJHuddle Boys' Golfer of the Week award, announced September 21.  Vote HERE.

North College Hill's Clara Listerman (girls' soccer) and Summit Country Day's Zoe Myers (volleyball) were finalists for the Enquirer Player of the Week awards, announced September 22.  Congratulations to Zoe for being named the volleyball Player of the Week award winner!  Read more HERE.

Summit Country Day was a finalist for the Gold Star Chili Football Team of the Week award, announced September 25.

Lockland's Jaquan Emerson was a finalist for the WCPO Football Player of the Week award, announced September 25.

Seven Hills' Quinn Shim (boys' soccer), Chase Gardner (boys' cross country), and Alana and Lauren Saggar (girls' tennis); Cincinnati Country Day's Ian McInturf; and Summit Country Day's Sam Gosiger (boys' golf) were in contention for the September 26 Enquirer Player of the Week award in their respective sport.

St. Bernard's Anthony Harrison and Summit Country Day's Zairn Davis were finalists for the Blitz 5 Primetime Performer of the Week award, announced September 30.

North College Hill was a finalist for the Gold Star Chili Football Team of the Week award, announced October 2.

St. Bernard's Anthony Harrison was a finalist for the WCPO Football Player of the Week award, announced October 2. 

Summit Country Day is a finalist for the MaxPreps/JJHuddle Girls' Soccer Team of the Week award, announced October 4.  Vote HERE.

Cincinnati Country Day's Olivia Robinson won the LaRosa's MVP of the Week award, announced October 18.  Read more HERE.

CHCA's Rachel Haslem (girls' cross country), Seven Hills' Jack Lane (boys' golf), and Summit Country Day's Sam Gosiger (boys' golf) were finalists for the Enquirer Player of the Week award, announced October 5. 

The North College Hill at CHCA football game was in contention for the WKRC Spotlight Game of the Week honor, announced October 8. 

CHCA was a finalist for the Gold Star Chili Football Team of the Week award, announced October 9.

CHCA's Kesean Gamble was a finalist for the WCPO Football Player of the Week award, announced October 9. 

Summit Country Day's Sam Martin (boys' soccer), Cincinnati Country Day's Mia Masterson (girls' tennis), Seven Hills' Max Lane (boys' golf), and CHCA's Noelle Van Den Heuvel and Anna Van Jura (girls' tennis) were among the finalists for the Enquirer Player of the Week award, announced October 12.

CHCA's Kesean Gamble was a finalist for the Blitz 5 Primetime Performer award, announced October 14.

The St. Bernard at Lockland football game was up for the WKRC Spotlight Game of the Week award, announced October 15.

St. Bernard's Anthony Harrison was a finalist for the WCPO Football Player of the Week award, announced October 16.

The State Champion Seven Hills Stingers are finalists for the MaxPreps/JJHuddle Boys' Golf Team of the Week award, announced October 18.   Vote HERE.

CHCA's Kesean Gamble's 61-yard touchdown run against North College Hill was in contention for the Enquirer Football Play of the Week award, announced October 19. 

Seven Hills' Quinn Shim (boys' soccer) and the Stingers' Jack Lane and Cincinnati Country Day's Jack Gardner (boys' golf) were finalists for the Enquirer Player of the Week award, announced October 19.

CHCA's Kesean Gamble was a finalist for the WCPO Football Player of the Week award, announced October 23.

Seven Hills' Chase Gardner was a finalist for the MaxPreps/JJHuddle Boys' Cross Country Runner of the Week award, announced October 25. 

Summit Country Day's Xavier Johnson was in contention for the Enquirer Football Play of the Week award, announced October 25.

CHCA's Kesean Gamble was a finalist for the Enquirer Football Player of the Week award, announced October 25.

Summit Country Day's Sam Martin was a finalist for the MaxPreps/JJHuddle Boys' Soccer Player of the Week award, announced November 2. 

Cincinnati Country Day's Natalie De Beer (girls' cross country), Clark Montessori's Ryan Estes (boys' cross country), and Summit Country Day's Sam Martin (boys' soccer) were finalists for the Enquirer Player of the Week award in their respective sports, announced November 2. 

Summit Country Day was a finalist for the MaxPreps/JJHuddle Boys' Soccer Team of the Week award, announced November 8.

Summit Country Day's Sam Martin (boys' soccer) and Kennidy Belle (girls' soccer), Clark Montessori's Ryan Estes (boys' cross country), and Cincinnati Country Day's Olivia Robinson were finalists for the Enquirer Player of the Week award in their respective sports, announced November 8.

CHCA's Nicholas Noyen and Bree Wilson were recognized as Blitz 5 McDonald's Student-Athletes of the Week award winners, announced November 11.  Watch video HERE.

Summit Country Day and players Sam Martin and Diego Vallota were finalists for the MaxPreps/JJHuddle Boys' Soccer Team/Player of the Week awards, announced November 15. 

CHCA's Kesean Gamble was a finalist for the LaRosa's MVP of the Week award, announced December 8.

Clark Montessori's Jacob McElfresh was a finalist for the Enquirer Boys' Basketball Player of the Week award, announced January 4.

Cincinnati Christian's Dylan Woods was a finalist for the LaRosa's MVP of the Week award, announced January 4.

Cincinnati Christian's Payton Keiner won the LaRosa's MVP of the Week award, announced January 24.  Read more HERE.

North College Hill's Lorenzo Sparks and Cincinnati Christian's Brady Roberts were finalists for the Blitz 5 Primetime Performer award, announced January 13.  Congratulations to Lorenzo for winning the award!

Seven Hills' Henry Marquardt was a finalist for the LaRosa's MVP of the Week award, announced January 17.

Congratulations to Summit Country Day's Alex Dahling for being named the Enquirer Boys' Basketball Player of the Week, announced January 20.  Read more HERE.

Cincinnati Christian's Dylan Woods was a finalist for the Enquirer Basketball Player of the Week award, announced January 25.

North College Hill's Victoria Morris and St. Bernard's Anthony Harrison were finalists for the Enquirer Basketball Athlete of the Week, announced February 1.

New Miami's Alyssa Robinette was a finalist for the LaRosa's MVP of the Week award, announced February 7. 

North College Hill's Victoria Morris was in contention for the MaxPreps/JJHuddle Girls' Basketball Player of the Week award, announced February 7.  Read more HERE about Victoria winning the award!

North College Hill's Victoria Morris and Summit Country Day's Alea Harris (girls' basketball), Lockland's Deandre Robinson (boys' basketball), and Summit Country Day's Jocelyn Spanbauer and Seven Hills' Henry Marquardt (swimming) were finalists for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award in their respective sports, announced February 8.  Congratulations to Deandre and Henry for winning the award!  Read more HERE.

Cincinnati Country Day's Clyde Bennett was a finalist for the Blitz 5 Primetime Performer award, announced February 10.

North College Hill's Lorenzo Sparks and CHCA's Mason Bernhardt were finalists for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week award in boys' basketball, announced February 22.  Congratulations to Mason for winning the award!  Read more HERE.

Summit Country Day's Sam Martin was a finalist for the LaRosa's MVP of the Week award, announced February 28. 

Seven Hills' Lucy Callard was a finalist for the final winter Enquirer Athlete of the Week award in swimming, announced March 2.

North College Hill's Aniya Jones was a finalist for the LaRosa's MVP of the Week award, announced March 7. 

Summit Country Day's Sam Martin was a finalist for the LaRosa's MVP of the Week award, announced March 14.

MVC Winter State Qualifiers

The 2016-17 winter season's first State qualifier comes from Summit Country Day.  The Silver Knights' Emma Hellmann qualified for the OHSAA Diving Championships by placing third at Districts.  At State, Emma placed seventh overall!  This was her third trip to State; last year finishing twelfth.  Congratulations, Emma!

In swimming, the boys' team from Seven Hills finished as State runner-up in Canton!  Read more HERE.  The Stingers' 200 free, 400 free, and 200 medley relays advanced to State.  The 200 free relay placed third, the 400 free relay placed fourth, and the 200 medley relay finished tenth!  In addition, Seven Hills' Greg Kalin finished third in the 100 backstroke and seventh in the 50 freestyle; Henry Marquardt finished fourth in the 200 freestyle and ninth in the 100 butterfly; Nick Purple placed eighth in the 200 IM and eleventh in the 100 breaststroke teammate Tindar Cyr placed ninth in the 200 IM (he also finished sixth in the 100 breaststroke). The Stingers' George Eng finished thirteenth in the 100 breaststroke.  Matthew Maring (500 freestyle) and Summit Country Day's Brandon Harris (500 freestyle) also advanced to State!

SEVEN HILLS' LUCY CALLARD WINS STATE TITLE 

On the girls' side, Seven Hills' Lucy Callard won the District title and set a new District record in the 500 freestyle and advanced to State.  All she did at State was win a STATE CHAMPIONSHIP!  Read more HERE.  She also finished fourth in the 200 freestyle.  Cincinnati Christian's Payton Keiner also excelled at State by finishing second in both the 100 backstroke and the 200 IM.  Seven Hills' Emma Shuppert's finished third in the 100 backstroke and eighth in the 200 IM.  The Lady Stingers' 400 free relay finished ninth.  Other State qualifiers included the 200 medley relays from Seven Hills and Summit Country Day, as well as Seven Hills' Dottie Callard (200 freestyle) and Summit Country Day's Alexandra Miller (100 backstroke and 500 freestyle) and Sophia Zaring (200 IM).  The Lady Stingers finished sixth in the team competition!

In girls' bowling, Seven Hills' Audrey Wilson advanced to State for the third year in a row after a great performance at Districts!  She finished SECOND in the State, finishing just fifteen pins out of first place!  See final results HERE.  Read story HERE.

In wrestling, Summit Country Day's Joshua Campbell finished second at Districts to punch his ticket to the State Wrestling Championships March 9-11 at St. John Arena.  Congratulations on a great season!

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GIRLS' BASKETBALL:  The Lady Knights of Summit Country Day (Scarlet Division) and Clark Montessori (Gray Division) won their third straight MVC Divisional titles each in girls' basketball.  The Lady Knights finished the regular season with a perfect 22-0 record.  Congratulations to both teams!  Congratulations also go out to our Players of the Year, Summit Country Day's Ravin Alexander (Scarlet) and Clark Montessori's Jordan Nunn (Gray).  Coach of the Year honors went to Summit's Beth Simmons and Clark's Dwayne Mack.  POSTSEASON HONORS:  Division III AP Southwest All-District honors went to Summit Country Day's Ravin Alexander (Player of the Year) and North College Hill's Victoria Morris.  Second Team honors went to Summit Country Day's Alea Harris and Third Team recognition teammate Kiana Allen.  Honorable Mention awards went to Seven Hills' Maggie Kersting; Clark Montessori's Dasia Thornton, Jordan Nunn, and Keylynn McQueen; and Summit Country Day's Niah Woods.  Division IV recognition went to Cincinnati Country Day's Izzy Hensley (Third Team) and to Cincinnati Christian's Lyric Harris and Grace Edmonston and New Miami's Alyssa Robinette (Honorable Mention).  AP All-State honors went to Summit's Ravin Alexander (First Team) and Alea Harris (Honorable Mention) and NCH's Victoria Morris (Third Team),   POSTSEASON TOURNEY:  Summit Country Day downed Williamsburg to win the Sectional title and then defeated Arcanum in the District Championship game March 3.  The Lady Knights then fell to Versailles March 11 in the Regional Finals.  Congratulations on a great season once again! 

BOYS' BASKETBALL:  Summit Country Day (22-0 overall and 13-0 in the MVC) came away with the Scarlet Division championship this winter.  This marked the seventh MVC Divisional title in the last eight years for the Knights.  In the Gray Division, Cincinnati Christian won the championship for the third year in a row.  Conference Player of the Year recognition went to Summit Country Day's Sam Martin (Scarlet) and Cincinnati Christian's Dylan Woods (Gray), while Coach of the Year honors went to Patrick Cosgrove (Scarlet) and Cincinnati Christian's Carl Woods (Gray).  POSTSEASON HONORS:  Division III AP Southwest All-District First Team honors went to Summit Country Day's Sam Martin (Player of the Year) and North College Hill's Lorenzo Sparks.  Summit Country Day's Alex Dahling earned Second Team recognition, while Cincinnati Country Day's Clyde Bennett III, St. Bernard's Anthony Harrison, Seven Hills' Brice Hill, Clark Montessori's Jacob McElfresh, North College Hill's Charles Swain, and Summit Country Day's T.J. Walker earned Honorable Mention honors.  In Division IV, Cincinnati Christian's Dylan Woods earned First Team accolades, while New Miami's Ronnie Bowman earned Third Team honors and Lockland's Deandre Robinson received Honorable Mention recognition. AP Division III All-State honors went to Summit's Sam Martin (Second Team), North College Hill's Lorenzo Sparks, and Summit's Alex Dahling (Honorable Mention).  POSTSEASON TOURNEY:  Division III:  Summit Country Day defeated Brookville to win the District title and Worthington Christian in the Regional semis on March 15.  Read more HERE.  The Knights then fell 70-64 in the Regional Final against Roger Bacon March 18 to finish the season with a great 26-1 record.  Read more HERE.  Division IV:  Cincinnati Christian downed Southeastern to win the District title and Tri-Village in the Regional semifinal game March 14 to advance to the Regional Final.  Read more HERE.  The Cougars fell in the Regional Final to finish a memorable season as Regional runners-up!  Read more HERE.

WRESTLING:  The Trojans of North College Hill won their tenth consecutive MVC wrestling title this winter.  Wrestler of the Year honors went to Summit Country Day's Joshua Campbell, while Coach of the Year recognition went to North College Hill's Tim Sies.  POSTSEASON TOURNEY:  The Division III Sectional tournament was held February 25 at Blanchester HS and Summit Country Day's Joshua Campbell earned a Sectional title at 152 lbs. and advanced to Districts.  Joining Joshua at the District Championships were North College Hill's Elijah Gordon and Dequan Adams.  See complete results HERE.  STATE BOUND:  Congrats to Summit's Joshua Campbell who advanced to State!  Read more above.

GIRLS' SWIMMING:  Summit Country Day won its second consecutive league championship in girls' swimming this winter.  The Lady Knights downed runner-up Seven Hills by 53 points.  Swimmer of the Year honors went to Seven Hills' Lucy Callard and Coach of the Year accolades went to Summit Country Day's Susan Miller.  POSTSEASON TOURNEY:  Congratulations to our MVC swimmers who qualified for the District Meet!  Top five qualifiers from the Sectional Meet were as follows:  Seven Hills' Lucy Callard is your Sectional champion in the 500 freestyle.  She also placed fifth in the 200 freestyle.  Teammates Emma Shuppert qualified second in the 100 backstroke and fifth in the 200 individual medley and Sophie Zaring finished third in the 200 individual medley.  Cincinnati Christian's Payton Keiner finished second in the 200 individual medley and third in the 100 backstroke.  The Seven Hills 200 medley relay squad finished second and the 400 free relay team placed third.  Summit Country Day also advanced with its fourth place finish in the 200 medley relay.  The Lady Knights' Emma Hellmann also advanced to Districts in diving!  STATE BOUND:  See State qualifiers/information above.

BOYS' SWIMMING:  Seven Hills, two-time defending OHSAA State Champion, won its fourth straight MVC title in the pool.  The Stingers garnered 428.5 points and outdistanced runner-up CHCA by some 287.5 points.  MVC Swimmer of the Year honors went to Seven Hills' Henry Marquardt, Tindar Cyr, and Greg Kalin, while the Stingers' Brandon Williams was named Coach of the Year.  POSTSEASON TOURNEY:  Congratulations to all of our MVC swimmers who advanced to Districts!  Top five finishers from Sectionals included the 200 and 400 free relay teams from Seven Hills who finished as Sectional champs!  The Stingers' Greg Kalin finished second in the 100 backstroke and third in the 50 free, Tindar Cyr finished second in the 100 breaststroke and fourth in the 200 IM, George Eng placed third in the 100 breaststroke, Henry Marquardt finished fourth in the 200 free, and Nick Purple placed fourth in the 100 breaststroke.  STATE BOUND:  Congratulations to all of our State qualifiers listed above.

GIRLS' BOWLING:   Cincinnati Christian won the MVC Bowling Tournament held February 10 at Madison Bowl.  The Lady Cougars finished with 2410 pins, followed by Clark Montessori's 1998, Summit Country Day's 1930, and Seven Hills' 1497. Tournament MVP honors went to Cincinnati Christian's Cheyenne Wilson and Coach of the Year recognition went to the Lady Cougars' Ken Peters.  POSTSEASON TOURNEY:  Congratulations to Cincinnati Christian and Seven Hills for advancing to Districts as teams.  The lone individual qualifier from the MVC was Summit Country Day's Lillian Chow.  STATE BOUND:  Congratulations to Seven Hills' Audrey Wilson for advancing to the March 3 State Championships (read more above)!  

BOYS' BOWLING:  At the February 10 Conference Bowling Championships, Cincinnati Christian outdistanced runner-up Seven Hills 2128-2062. Summit Country Day (1564) and Clark Montessori (1449) finished third and fourth respectively. Tournament MVP and Bowler of the Year accolades went to the Eagles' Nolan Crow, while Coach Peters also earned Coach of the Year honors for the boys.  POSTSEASON TOURNEY:  The Cincinnati Christian boys' squad advanced to Districts, as well as individual qualifiers Scott Arnold and John Stewart, both from Seven Hills.

GYMNASTICS:  Due to the number of teams competing, the MVC doesn't officially sponsor the sport of gymnastics.  Cincinnati Country Day, however, finished sixth and Seven Hills seventh at this year's City Championships.  POSTSEASON TOURNEY:  District competition was held February 25 with Cincinnati Country Day finishing eleventh and Seven Hills finishing twelfth.  Congratulations!