by Cassie Mattia

Loveland, Ohio – Over the past couple of months many Loveland High School student-athletes have been patiently waiting for an answer as to if and when school and sports would start back up. Unfortunately, it was announced last week by Governor Dewine that Ohio students would not be attending school for the remainder of the school year meaning there would be no continuation of sports for the time being as well.

Due to the Stay At Home Order stipulations LHS wasn’t able to host their annual Winter Athletics Awards Ceremony, where the top student-athletes are honored for their Winter sports achievements. Here at Loveland Magazine, we couldn’t bear the thought of LHS student-athletes not being honored and recognized by the Loveland community for their fantastic sports seasons so we reached out to LHS’s Athletic Director, Brian Conatser to get a list of all the LHS Winter Sport Athletes that were recognized for their outstanding achievements.

Without much further ado here are your 2019-2020 LHS Winter Athletics award winners! Please don’t hesitate to give these student-athletes a virtual pat on the back or congratulations for amazing achievements!

Eastern Cincinnati All-Conference Awards

Honorable Mention

– Men’s Basketball – Collin Hedgepeth

– Women’s Basketball – Sophia Raby

– Wrestling – Jarod Mendoza

– Men’s Swim 100 Yard Butterfly – Evan Lucas

– Women’s Swim 100 Yard Breaststroke – Sarah Lolli

– Men’s Bowling – Ben Westley

– Women’s Bowling – Annelise Dartnall

– Academic Team – Clare Daumeyer

Second Team

– Men’s Swim 200 Yard Medley Relay – Brandon Day, Colin Blackburn, Evan Lucas, and Cade Jenkins

– Men’s Swim 500 Yard Freestyle – Brandon Day

– Men’s Swim 100 Yard Breaststroke – Colin Blackburn

– Men’s Basketball – Brenton Foust

– Academic Team – Ben Rupe

– Women’s Basketball – Tess Broermann and Kate Garry

– Wrestling – Michael Soupene, Kobi-D Milam, Jonah Rubio, and Semi Ozarslan

– Men’s Bowling – Alton French

– Women’s Bowling – Ashley George

– Dive – Riley Bullock

First Team

– Men’s Swim 200 Yard Freestyle – Brandon Day

– Men’s Basketball – Ian Cox

– Academic Team – Simon Grome and Alex Laman

– Women’s Basketball – Jenna Batsch and Jillian Hayes

– Wrestling – Brett Hogan and Jake Cotsonas

– Men’s Bowling – Matthew Rychlik and Jeffrey Scott

– Women’s Bowling – Ashley Gilker, Yanni Kahrs and Grady Pettit



Men’s Basketball – Collin Hedgepeth and Alec Soth

Swim – Brandon Day, Nami Cannon, Audrey Lund, and Amy Deem

Women’s Basketball – Kate Garry and Jillian Hayes

Wrestling – Jacob Cotsonas and Kobi-D Milam

Dive – Riley Bullock



“Every year one Varsity Student-Athlete from each Winter program is chosen as the Sportsperson of the Season by their Coach. This award goes to athletes who demonstrate respect and responsibility for their community, school, team, and above all their character.” 

Jeffrey Scott (M Bowl)

Riley Bullock (Dive)

Kayla Adkins (Cheer)

Ashley Gilker (W Bowl)

Jacob Cotsonas (Wrestling)

Kate Garry (W Basketball)

Joey Jeffcott (Academic Team)

Collin Hedgepeth (M Basketball)

Cade Jenkins (Swim)



“We have a business in our community who has partnered with LHS to honor not just the outstanding athletic contributions but also good character and leadership within their sports team and school. Edward Jones, located in the business district of Old Loveland and owner Jeff Atkinson is honoring student-athletes for the fall, winter, and spring seasons. The LHS Athletic Department submits accomplishments for many of LHS’s student-athletes based on the criteria of LHS’s 4 CORE VALUES. Those 4 CORE VALUES are Respect, Responsibility, Integrity, and PRIDE. 1 female and 1 male athlete are chosen to represent Loveland High School Athletics as the Outstanding Student-Athlete for the 2019-2020 Winter Season.”

Jaden Walton (Swim Team) and Emma Christian (W Basketball / Athletic Photography)


Dive State Placers:

Riley Bullock – 5th place

Swim State Placers:

Brandon Day – 2nd in the 200 Freestyle and the 6th 100 Backstroke

Wrestling State Qualifier:

Liam Hamill 


Women’s Bowling Team

Women’s Basketball Team (OHSAA SECTIONAL CHAMPS)

2019-2020 ECC Women’s Basketball Athlete of the Year

Jillian Hayes

2019-2020 ECC Women’s Varsity Basketball Coach of the Year

Darnell Parker

Stay tuned for your latest Loveland Sports news with me, Cassie Mattia!

Columnist Cassia Mattia is a resident of Historic Downtown Loveland