MVC Spring Sports Season Updates / Honors

03/10/2019

CCD Tennis Sends Four to State!

Four Cincinnati Country Day boys' tennis players have advanced to the 2019 OHSAA State Boys' Tennis Championship May 24-25 at the Lindner Family Tennis Center.  Manav Midha and Neil Badlani (singles) and Ash Annapantula and Sai Nalagatla (doubles) advanced after their fine performances at Districts!  Good luck to all four players pictured below with all State qualifiers from the Southwest District (photo from SWDAB Twitter)!  STATE UPDATES:  Congratulations to Ash and Sai for finishing fourth!  In addition, to the individual performances from these four CCD players, the Indian team finished third in the OTCA State tournament in Plain City!

In boys' track, congratulations to Summit Country Day's Brian DeWine (3200 meters) and the Knights' 4x100 relay team and Cincinnati Country Day's 4x800 relay for advancing to the State Meet in Division III.  Clark Montessori's Brazeil Moore (400 meters) and CHCA's Julian Herman (200 meters), Alex Barnard (long jump), and the Eagles' 4x100 relay also advanced in Division II.  STATE UPDATES:  Congratulations to the following point scorers at the State Meet:  CHCA's Julian Herman (sixth 200 meters) and Summit Country Day's Brian DeWine (eighth 3200 meters).  Complete DII results can be found HERE and DIII results HERE.

On the girls' side, shout out to Cincinnati Country Day's Lawson Renie (400 meters), Joely Virzi (200 meters), and the Lady Indians' 4x100 and 4x200 relays, as well as Summit Country Day's Khamia Brooks (100 hurdles) and the Lady Knights' 4x100 relay for advancing to the State Track Meet.  STATE UPDATES:  Shout out to the Cincinnati Country Day 4x200 relay (Anushka Nair, Joely VirziKamryn Jordan, and Lawson Renie) that placed runner-up at the State Meet!  Other point scorers included the Summit Country Day 4x100 relay (Khamia Brooks, Rachel Montgomery, Sophia Young, and Nakayah Kennedy) that placed fourth and Cincinnati Country Day's Joely Virzi who placed seventh in the 200 meters.  Complete DIII results can be found HERE.

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BASEBALL:  CHCA (15-1) and Summit Country Day (15-1) finished as co-champions this spring.  It was the 16th consecutive league title for the Eagles and the second straight season the two squads finished as co-champs!  In the Gray Division, Cincinnati Christian finished 12-3 and wrapped up its second straight divisional title.  Pitcher of the Year honors went to Seven Hills' Andrew Brown and CHCA's Clayton Brock, while Player of the Year recognition went to Summit Country Day's Wil Eads (Scarlet) and Cincinnati Christian's Mitchell Smith (Gray).  Coach of the Year accolades went to Summit Country Day's Triffon Callos (Scarlet) and Lockland's Mark Ellis (Gray).   POSTSEASON UPDATES:  Cincinnati Christian and Cincinnati Country Day each won a District Championship and advanced to the Regional semis!  The Indians fell to Roger Bacon 4-2 to finish as Regional runners-up!  The Cougars also finished as Regional runners-up after a 1-0 loss to Minster.  POSTSEASON AWARDS:  Summit Country Day's Wil Eads (First Team) and Eric Fisk (Second Team); CHCA's Lucas Rotello (Second Team) and Clay Brock and Oakley Tippen (Honorable Mention); and Cincinnati Country Day's Payton Ebbing (Second Team) earned OHSBCA All-Ohio Poll awards.  SWOBCA All-City honors went to Cincinnati Country Day's Ethan Howard (First Team) and Jackson Campbell and Payton Ebbing (Second Team); CHCA's Clay Brock, Lucas Rotello, and Oakley Tippen (First Team) and Adrian Davis and Michael Deines (Honorable Mention); Seven Hills' Andrew Brown (First Team), Jonas Keller (Second Team), and Mike Nordlund (Honorable Mention); Summit Country Day's Wil Eads and Eric Fisk (First Team) and Andrew Averill, Michael Marx, and Brady Ray (Honorable Mention).  Special shout out to Cincinnati Country Day's Asif Shah for earning Coach of the Year recognition.

Baseball Season Brings Three Perfect Games!

Cincinnati Christian's Mitchell Smith pitched a perfect game March 28, a 10-0 gem to lead Cincinnati Christian over Norwood!  He recorded 11 strikeouts and went 4-for-5 at the plate with a home run, three RBIs, three runs scored, and a pair of stolen bases.  Read more HERE.  He followed that masterpiece up with a second no-hitter on April 4!

Later in the season, New Miami's Jaden Phillips hurled a perfect game of his own in a 12-0 victory over Hillcrest on May 7.  He struck out 13 batters on only 67 pitches in the five-inning gem.  Read more HERE.

And how about one in tournament play?  Seven Hills' Dominic Keller threw a perfect game in the second round of the Sectional tournament.  He three a five-inning 11-0 perfect game against Ripley on May 15, striking out eight batters along the way.  Congratulations Dominic!

Photo by Keith Neu

SOFTBALL:  Cincinnati Christian captured the Scarlet Division championship with an impressive 13-0 record.  It was the Lady Cougars' seventh divisional title since 2010.  Read more HERE.  The Gray Division saw Seven Hills finish at 9-3 in league play, and the Lady Stingers wrapped up their second straight divisional title.  Pitcher of the Year recognition went to Cincinnati Christian's Briahna Bush and Player of the Year awards went to CHCA's Finley Payne (Scarlet) and Seven Hills' Abby Markworth.  Cincinnati Christian's Gary Rice (Scarlet) and Seven Hills' Marty Gerhardt and Clark Montessori's Elise Mercer (Gray) earned Coach of the Year honors.

Girls Each Record Multiple Perfect Games

Shout out to Seven Hills' Abby Markworth and Cincinnati Christian's Briahna Bush for each tossing perfect games!  Abby's came against Purcell Marian on April 4, while Briahna's gem came against CHCA, also on April 4.  Congratulations to both pitchers!  UPDATE:  Abby picked up her second perfect game of the season April 11 against North College Hill, while Briahna notched her second on April 30 in a 19-0 win over Lockland and her third against Gamble Montessori (a 19-0 win) on May 7 in Sectional tourney action!