Winter athletes advance


Elliot Carl

STATE SUCCESS. The Varsity boys relay team seeks a state ranking in Canton, Ohio on Feb. 23 and 24. Winter sports are winding down their seasons, but not without leaving a winning legacies in search of state titles. Photo courtesy of Elliot Carl.

   The men’s swim team is striving for a state ranking on Feb. 23 and 24 in Canton, Ohio.

   Prior to the state meet, these are the stats that allowed the swimmers to advance: with fourth place in the 200 freestyle relay, juniors Elliott Carl and Noah Patterson and seniors Luke Tenbarge and Alexander Newberg earned their place at state with a time of 3:09:22, which automatically qualified them.

   For the individual events, two swimmers advanced to state: junior Samuel Risma placed third in the 100 freestyle with a time of 46:68, and new swimmer sophomore Carson Foster won both his events in the 200 free with a time of 1:38:28 and 500 free with a time of 4:38:78, allowing Foster to advance to state.

   Both the girls and boys Varsity basketball teams played in the OHSAA Tournament finals. The Lady Aves won against Kings with a score of 37-25. On Tues., Feb. 27, the Lady Aves will play Lakota East in the District semifinals at 7:30 p.m. at Lakota.

   The boys Varsity basketball team has another win under its belt in the tournament against West Clermont with a score of 64-54. The team will advance and play again on Tues., Feb. 27 at 8:00 p.m.

   The bowling team had two individuals qualify to advance to the OHSAA District Tournament. Junior Paige Weitz led the field shooting a 611 for a three-game series. Senior Preston Franklin will also be advancing. Franklin posted a 556 in 3 games to qualify for districts.

   For the gymnastics team, junior Anna Cummins placed sixth on bar and fourth all-around at the city championships.

   At districts, the hockey team fell 3-1 to Dublin Scioto at the Ice Haus in Columbus. The team had a great season with a 12-game win improvement from last year.

   On Feb. 23, wrestling sectionals begin. During the final duels of the season, they fell to Little Miami but won against Middletown.

   A new record had been made in winter track for the indoor 4×100 by sophomore Katherine Appel and freshmen Kyra McHugh, Chiara Moore, and Chanel Aning.

   Boys water polo coach Nick Hellwig was named a National Finalist for the Positive Coaches Alliance 2018 Double-Goal Coach Award by TeamSnap.

   The girls water polo coach Jessen Link was also named Coach Of The Year by “The Cincinnati Enquirer.”

   Finally, Franklin and senior cheerleaders Constance Kavensky and Alexandra Scheier were named Skyline Chili Athletes of the Week for representing our community in a positive manner.