by Cassie Mattia
Loveland, Ohio – While weather seasons are finally changing so are Loveland’s sports seasons!
Winter Sports at Loveland High School (LHS) proved to be quite a success as several teams and individuals finished at the top of the ECC leaderboards. After both the Fall and Winter sports seasons, Loveland is sitting in 3rd place for the ECC All-Sports Trophy with 135.5 points (74 “Fall” points and 61.5 “Winter” points). The Tigers are only 3.3 points away from Turpin, who is currently in 2nd place for the All-Sports Trophy.
With Winter sports post-season here and Spring sports in preparation, we thought it would be great to give the community a L.H.S Winter sports wrap-up!
The Loveland Women’s Basketball team finished in 1st place in the ECC, winning the ECC Champs Title for the second year in a row! The Tigers ended their season with a 20-5 record overall.
Loveland fought hard in post-season play making it to the 3rd round where they lost to Lebanon on February 22nd, 49 – 44.
The Tigers definitely made a name for themselves in the ECC not only winning the 2020-2021 ECC Title but also leading the conference in several individual stat categories. Jenna Batsch finished 5th in the ECC for Scoring with 13.7 per game, 4th in Blocks with 1.5 per game, and 3rd in Steals with 3.1 per game. Olivia Raby finished 3rd in Blocks in the ECC with 1.6 per game. The ECC All-Conference teams have yet to be announced.
The Women’s OHSAA State Tournament will be held Thursday, March 11th, through Saturday, March 13th at the University of Dayton. The semifinals will be at 11 a.m., 2 p.m., 5 p.m., and 8 p.m. and the championship games will tip-off at 10:45 a.m., 2 p.m., 5:15 p.m., and 8:30 p.m.
According to the OHSAA, “The divisional order of play this year is Division IV, III, II and I. Spectrum News 1 will televise the championship games, while the semifinals will be streamed live through OHSAA.TV.”
Here are the Girls Basketball Statewide Brackets: https://www.ohsaa.org/Sports-Tournaments/Basketball-Girls/Girls-Basketball-2020-21/2021-Girls-Basketball-State-Tournament.
The Loveland Men’s Basketball Team finished their season with a respectable 6th place finish in the ECC with an 8-13 record overall. The Tigers lost in the first round of post-season play on February 19th against Milford. The game was a close battle ending with a 49 – 40 result.
Although the ECC All-Conference teams have yet to be released there were several Tigers who led the conference with their individual stats. Aaron Krabacher finished 5th in the ECC in Rebounds with 6.4 per game and Addison Hearn ended the season in 5th place in Assists with 2.9 per game.
Lebanon, Turpin, and Walnut Hills had a three-way tie for the 2020-2021 ECC Title.
The Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) Men’s Basketball State Tournament will be held Friday, March 19th, through Sunday, March 21st at the University of Dayton. The semifinals will be at 11 a.m., 2 p.m., 5 p.m., and 8 p.m. and the championship games will tip-off at 10:45 a.m., 2 p.m., 5:15 p.m., and 8:30 p.m.
According to OHSAA, “The 2021 OHSAA men’s basketball state tournament was scheduled to be held at St. John Arena at The Ohio State University, but that facility is not available due to the pandemic.”
Here are the Boys Basketball Statewide Brackets: https://www.ohsaa.org/Sports-Tournaments/Basketball-Boys/Boys-Basketball-2020-21/2021-Boys-Basketball-State-Tournament.
The Loveland Men’s Wrestling team finished in 4th with 130 points at the ECC Championships at Milford High School on February 20th. Here are the full results of the ECC Championships: 2021 ECC Wrestling Championships.
Lebanon won the 2020-2021 ECC Title.
Below are Loveland’s individual stats for the 2020-2021 season.
|106||Ryne Webster (Jr)||12||8||4|
|113||Brett Hogan (Jr)||17||5||5|
|120||Ty Harter (So)||17||5||7|
|126||Alex Harrison (So)||14||5||7|
|132||Jake Case (Jr)||14||7||9|
|138||Ryan Harden (So)||8||11||5|
|138||Cole Ray (Sr)||1||1||1|
|145||Parker Ashby (Jr)||9||8||7|
|152||Gavin Folzenlogan (Jr)||18||4||12|
|160||Brayden McCaleb (Fr)||5||8||2|
|160||Jack McCaleb (Jr)||3||8||3|
|160||Semi Ozarslan (Jr)||14||3||8|
|170||Jarod Mendoza (Sr)||21||2||16|
|195||Tristan Greatorex (So)||14||4||9|
|220||Vaughn Pence (Jr)||12||9||8|
|285||Sawyer Bowin (Jr)||15||6||7|
The Wrestling All-Conference teams are yet to be posted.
The OHSAA Wrestling State Tournament will be help at Hilliard Darby for Division I, Marengo Highland for Division II, and Marion Harding for Division III on March 13th and 14th.
The Loveland Men’s Swimming team finished in 6th place at the ECC Championships on January 23rd at Anderson High School. For the full results click the following link: 2021 ECC Swim Championships.
This year Kings grabbed the ECC 2020-2021 Title. The Coach of the Year was Sam Mizener from Kings and the Swimmer of the Year was Jake Young from Kings.
The Tigers had quite a few ECC top-performers that ended the season in the top 5 in their respective category. Loveland grabbed the 3rd place spot in the 200 Yard Medley Relay with a time of 1:51.93. Evan Lucas finished 3rd place in the ECC in the 100 Yard Butterfly with a time of 56.29. Colin Blackburn finished in 2nd place in the ECC in the 100 Yard Breaststroke with a time of 1:05.20.
The Loveland Women’s Swimming team finished in 6th place at the ECC Championships on January 23rd at Anderson High School with a score of 102. For the full meet, results click the following link: 2021 ECC Swim Championships.
Turpin collected the 2020-2021 ECC Women’s Swimming Title. The Coach of the Year went to Rene Contino from Turpin and the Swimmer of the Year ended up being a two-way tie between Erin Fentress of Milford and Katie Fisher of Lebanon.
The LHS Women’s Swimming team did in fact place in the top 5 in the ECC in both team and individual stats. As a team, Loveland ended the season ranked 3rd in the 200 Yard Medley Relay with a time of 2:03.60 and in the 400 Yard Freestyle Relay with a time of 4:14.62. Tiger Sarah Lolli had quite the 2020-2021 season as she was ranked 3rd in the ECC in the 200 Yard I.M with a time of 2:217.59 and ranked 2nd in the 100 Yard Butterfly with a time of 1:02.80.
The Loveland Women’s Dive team had a successful end to their season at the ECC 1 Meter Diving Championships, with three Tigers finishing in the top 10. Kali Egan finished 3rd with a score of 199.30 while Morgan Eversole finished in 6th with a score of 176.60, and Sara Mueller grabbed the 9th place spot with a score of 172.50.
The Loveland Men’s Bowling team had an unbelievable 2020-2021 season finishing in 3rd place in the ECC with a 14-5 overall record and a team average of 919.4. Below are each individual Tiger’s season stats.
|Individual Season Totals|
|Bowler 1 Sub||11||1496||136.0||158||266|
|Bowler 2 Sub||6||834||139.0||160||287|
|Bowler 3 Sub||2||279||139.5||166||0|
West Clermont won the Men’s Bowling ECC Title this year. The Bowling All-Conference teams have yet to be announced.
Post-season ECC Men’s Bowling began on February 26th and 27th at Wayne Webb’s Columbus Bowl and will continue on March 5th.
The Loveland Women’s Bowling team ended their season in the middle of the ECC pack with a 9-9 overall record.
As a team, Loveland finished the 2020-2021 season with a team average of 699.0 putting them in 4th place in the ECC. Tiger Ashley Gilker placed 5th in the ECC with an individual average of 172.6. Below are Loveland’s individual bowling stats for the season.
|Individual Season Totals|
On February 17th the Loveland Women’s Bowling team competed at the OHSAA’s Sectional tournament where they qualified for Districts. Here are the Match Details for the OHSAA’s Women’s Bowling Sectionals.
On February 25th the Tigers competed at Districts where they fought hard, but did not end up making it to the next round. No match details are available at this time.
West Clermont and Lebanon tied for the 2020-2021 ECC Women’s Bowling Title.
The Loveland Academic team ended their season with a winning record of 13-5-0, finishing 3rd in the ECC. Below are the results from the Tiger’s final 2020-2021 match-ups.
|Mon. 22||Walnut Hills||L 84 – 76||11 – 4 – 0 (11 – 4 – 0)|
|Mon. 22||at Walnut Hills||L 79 – 64||11 – 5 – 0 (11 – 5 – 0)|
|Wed. 24||Turpin||W 87 – 32||12 – 5 – 0 (12 – 5 – 0)|
|Wed. 24||at Turpin||W 90 – 32||13 – 5 – 0 (13 – 5 – 0)|
The Academic ECC Championships will be held on March 3rd at Turpin High School. The time is TBA.
Little Miami claimed the Academic team 2020-2021 ECC Title. The All-Conference teams have yet to be announced.
The Loveland Cheer Team finished in 4th place in the ECC for their 2020-2021 season. Below are the final ECC Cheer standings.
Recently the OHSAA released that the Ohio High School Spring Sports season is on schedule! Lacrosse, Baseball, Softball, and Track & Field officially began practices on February 22nd. Men’s Tennis is set to begin practices on March 8th.
OHSAA’s Board of Directors also announced that they have approved the tournament regulations in Softball, Baseball, Track & Field, and Men’s Tennis. The state tournament venues were also announced and are as follows:
- Baseball: Canal Park, Akron, June 10-12
- Softball: Firestone Stadium, Akron, June 3-5
- Boys Tennis: Lindner Family Tennis Center, Mason, May 28-29
- Track & Field: Division I at Hilliard Darby High School; Division II at Pickerington North High School; Division III at Westerville North High School
- Lacrosse: TBA
We want to congratulate all the Loveland High School Winter Sport Student-Athletes and Coaches on a season well done! You overcame so many obstacles this year and we couldn’t be prouder of what you accomplished! We can’t wait to see what all of you talented Loveland Tigers can achieve this Spring Sports season! GOOD LUCK and GO TIGERS!
For more of your Sports 411 with Me, Cassie Mattia, stay tuned!
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