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Getting Ready For Tournament Time

February 05, 2017

 Usually when the tournaments start to roll around, the weather is getting colder, even though the days are getting longer.  But this year, wow!  One week it is freezing, the next week we're thinking about wearing shorts.  Which all lays havoc on keeping our athletes healthy and playing.  But is is nice looking out the window and seeing the bright sunshine.

Our swimmers opened the tournament season with the CHL Championships this past weekend.  The girls swimmers and divers took their 4th coonsecutive league title, and are the 1st Mariemont team to win 4 consecutive league titles.  A number of great swims were recorded, as the Warriors grabbed 5 relay 1st place finishes and 7 individual champions. Brooke Woellert, Ian Mikesell, and Cora Dupre had multiple individual championships.  Cora Dupre was named female swimmere of the meet and Coach Kevin Maness was Coach of the Year.  Next weekend, the swimmers head to Mason for the sectional championships.  Boys on Friday, girls on Saturday.

The Lady Warriors basketball team wraps up the regular season this week.  On Monday, we'll honor our seniors Carson Fields, Rebekah Justice, Audrey Theye, and Emma Worple as they host the Fenwick Falcons at 6 and 7:30.  On Wednesday, the Lady Warriors host the Madeira Amazoons in a battle to determine the outright championship of the league.  The Lady Warriors can capture sole possession of the crown with a win.  Game times are 6 and 7:30. The squad defeated Deer Park, Ross, Reading and Finneytown last week.

The boys basketball teams have rebounded from their loss to Wyoming to defeat Deer Park and Goshen in tough wins Friday and Saturday.  The team travels to Reading on Tuesday with the varsity and JV.  The frshmen host Taylor on Wednesday at 430, and then the JV and Varsity are home on Friday for senior night vs Finneytown.  The boys have a short turnaround before traveling to Seven Hills on Saturday at 4,530, and 7.

 

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It's Championship Time!!

January 30, 2017

 Yes, it IS that time of year when the winter season starts to wind down and the post season tournaments loom on the horizon.  The Warriors have a lot to look forward to in the last couple of weeks of the season, and the swimming and diving Warriors have the post season this week.  So let's take a look at where things stand today:

The diving Warriors host the CHL Championships this Friday in the home pool at 7pm.  The swimming Warriors host the CHL Championships on Saturday starting at 11am.  It will be crowded in the home pool, but the excitement should be at a very high level as the CHL excitement grows throughout the day.  Both the boys and the girls teams are ranked 1st in the Enquirer poll this week.

The Lady Warriors basketball team had a great week last week, defeating Wyoming and Deer Park, and look forward to a busy week this week.  The teams host Norwood on Jan 30 at 6 and 730, and with a quick turnaround, host Reading on Wednesday at 6 and 7:30 before traveling to Finneytown on aturday for a noon tipoff varsity only date.  Senior Night for the lady Warriors will be Monday, Feb 6 against the Fenwick Falcons.

The boys basketball Warriors suffered a tough defeat at Indian Hill on Friday, and must recover in time to host Wyoming on Tuesday at 430, 6, and 730.  The Warriors host Mason on the Freshmen level on Friday at 430 and the JV and Varsity host Deer Park at 6 and 730 in our GForce Coaches vs ALS game on Feb 3.  The Warriors make the quick turnaround for Saturday as they travel to Goshen at 330,5, and 630.

Keep up with the Warriors on twitter @mmontad and for CHL action on www.chlsports.com.  Be sure to catch a game or two, and see our great kids in action, being better.

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January 23 Report

January 23, 2017

 

Things are going well for our sports teams, and our athletes over the winter season.

 

Senior Joe Veeneman is a finalist for the National Football Foundation’s That’s My Boy Award for the Cincinnati Chapter, and is also a finalist for the Anthony Munoz Foundation Offensive Lineman of the Year Award.  Jon Bezney was the last person we had nominated, and won the award.  Hopefully Joe can as well.  The recognition dinner for the award is Feb 28.

 

The girls basketball team is atop the CHL with a 9-0 CHL record and 12-2 overall.  The team moved up a spot in the Enquirer D2 poll to 3rd, and is the highest ranked Cincinnati team I the poll.  The team is at Ross tonight, Wyoming on Wed, and at Deer Park on Sat.  Saturday game times are now 12 and 1:30.

 

The boys basketball team is in 2nd in the CHL after Friday’s win over Madeira.  The team won the Patriot Invitational over Christmas Break by beating Eaton and Dayton Jefferson.  The team has been flirting with the Enquirer’s top 10, and bounced up to 8th this week.  The teams play Taylor at home on Wednesday this week,yes Wednesday, and travel to Indian Hill on Friday at 430/6/730.  The team is playing very strong defense.  We had a great crowd for Military Appreciation Night Friday, which was a statewide event, and we will have a Wipe Out ALS game on Feb 3 vs Mason (freshmen) and Deer Park for JV and Var.

 

The swimming and diving teams have been having sensational seasons.  Divers Charles Schools and Kami Spang have set diving records this year, and Cora Dupre has broken 4 pool or school records so far this season. The medley relay missed the record by .07 of a second.  The girls finished 3rd at the SW Classic, the highest finish ever at the Nation’s largest HS Meet, and are currently 2nd  in the Enquirer poll by one point, and the boys have jumped to 3rd.  Every meet, swimmers are setting personal bests and season best times.  The CHL Championships are here on Feb 3 for diving and the 4th for swimming.  It will be an outstanding meet. 

 

The wrestlers had a good showing at Ross over the weekend with Drew Goheen and Riley Gulino taking 1st place.  We have senior night here on the 12th with Madeira and Purcell Marian, and it was fun to have a match here, and to have senior night.  The wrestlers have one more tournament and then have the CHL and Sectionals.

 

The Mariemont Sports Stag is February 2nd at the 20th Century in Oakley, and tickets can still be bought to hear Sean Casey.  Contact AD Tom Nerl for details.

 

Come on out and see your Warriors in action and remember to Respect the Game!

 

#bebetter

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January 17th Update

January 17, 2017

 The last of the four day weeks is upon us, so it's back to full work for a while.  The Warriors, however, never rest, regardless of the number of days in the weekend.  The past weekend was quite busy, and the upcoming week looks to be just as busy.

The varsity girls basketball team downed Madeira on Saturday 40-35 to stake their claim to the top spot in the CHL.  The 10-2 Lady Warriors are undefeated in league play and are ranked 4th in Cincinnati Division 2 after defeating Seton on Monday night.  The Lady Warriors travel to Taylor on Wednesday at 6 and 7:30 before hosting Indian Hill on Saturday at 12 and 1:30.

The varsity boys basketball team picked up a pair of wins over the weekend with a close game against Reading on Friday, and then a win at Norwood on Saturday.  The varsity and JV teams travel to Finneytown on Tuesday at 6 and 7:30, and host Madeira on Friday for Military Appreciation Night at 4:30/6/7:30.  The Warriors enter the week 11th in the Enquirer Coaches Poll.

The varsity wrestling team enjoyed the weekend off after defeating Purcell Marian on Thursday and falling to Madeira.  The Warriors travel to Ross this Saturday for tournament action.

The Swimming Warriors....wow!  What can you say?  The Water Warriors competed in the nation's largest high school swimming and diving event, The Southwest Ohio Classic, and simply excelled.  The girls team finished 3rd overall, behind Mason and Centerville, and ahead of St. Ursula and Ursuline.  There were many great swims, including the relays taking three events, with 400 Medley Relay which missed the Classic record by .7 of a second.  Cora Dupre broke multiple pool and school records and set the 4th fastest time in classic history in the 200 free.  Lainey Newman, Brooke Woellert, Kate Overby, and Cora set the pace in many events.  The girls enter the week at the top of the Enquirer Coaches Poll, as the boys enter the week 4th.  The teams host CHCA on Thursday at 4:30 and CCD on Saturday at 4:30 for Senior Day/Night.  Please join us!

The Sports Stag, featuring Sean Casey is right around the corner on February 2nd at the 20th Century Theater.  Contact Ad Tom Nerl at tnerl@mariemontschools.org for more informaion.

We hope you'll join us in our goal to #bebetter and Respect The Game at every event that you are at.  Remember that theplayers and coaches are giving it their best, and the officials are  a vital part of the contest, and deserve yor respect as well.  Come out and see our athletes in action. They appreciate your support!

Go Warriors!

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Happy New Year!

January 01, 2017

 Happy New Year to all of our Warriors, Warrior families, and friends.  I hope the break over the holidays gave everyone a chance to be with famly and recharge before the semester exams and the second half of the school year.  2016 has certainly been a busy year, and 2017 appears to be just as busy with a number of exciting challenges and possibilites appearing in our grasp.  Here's to a great 2017 and an exciting second half of our school year.

The girls basketball team looks to break a two game skid as we return to action.  The Lady Warriors will be at Reading on Wednesday at 6 and 7:30, and return home on Saturday with Milford challenging our JV at noon, and Finneytown challenging our varsity at 1:30.  The Lady Warriors are currently undefeated in CHL play, and are 5th in the Enquirer Coaches Poll for Division 2.  The Lady Warriors will be at Batavia on Wednesday Jan 11th and at Madeira on Saturday January 14 at 12:30 and 2pm.

The varsity boys basketball team was busy over break, defeating Clermont Northeastern and then winning the Patriot Invitational at Tri-Village with wins over Eaton and Dayton Jefferson.  The JV boys won 2 of 3 in that same stretch.  The boys waste no time in getting back to action as they travel to Wyoming on Tuesday at 4:30,6, and 7:30, and travel to Deer Park on Friday at 6 and 7:30.  The boys are tied for 4th in the early going of the CHL with a 1-1 record, and are tied for 9th in the Enquirer Coaches Poll.  Their only action for the week of january 9th will be a Friday home game with Reading at 4:30,6,7:30 on the 13th, and then travel to Norwood on Saturday the 14th at 4:30,6, and 7:30.

The Varisity swim teams have been busy with wins over McNicholas and a break meet with Highlands,  The swimming and diving teams will challenge Summit in the home waters on Wednesday the 4th at 5:30, and then host their Blue-Gold Meet on on Saturday January 7th. The girls team enters the week ranked #1 in the Enquirer Coaches Poll wghile the boys are unranked at this time.;

The wrestlers have enjoyed an extended breakafter the Blanchester Duals. The squad travels to Columbus this weekend, and then is hoome for a tri match with Madeira and Purcell Marian on January 12 at 7pm.

The 12th Annual Mariemont Sports Stag is quickly approaching on February 2nd with special guest speaker Sean Casey of the MLB Network.  Contact AD Tom Nerl for ticket information .

Catch all of the latest news, scores and stats of the Warriors and the Cincinnati Hills League on the CHL website at www.chlsports.com

 

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