by Cassie Mattia
Loveland, Ohio – It’s no surprise to the community of Loveland that LHS Winter Athletics is taking the ECC by storm! Over the past couple of months, several Tiger teams have not only won key ECC match-ups but have also been recognized for their stellar team and individual stats. So without further ado here is your Loveland Sports 411 with me, Cassie Mattia!
Over Christmas break, the Men’s LHS Basketball team definitely did not let the holidays get in the way of some good old fashioned hard-nosed basketball! On December 27th the Tigers took on Little Miami and pulled out a victory with a score of 65-51. Loveland had 4 Tigers with points in the double digits! Ian Cox made 6 out of his 9 field goal attempts totaling him out at 13 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists, while teammates Collin Hedgepeth and Aaron Krabacher had 12 points each. Brenton Foust also played quite the game scoring 11 points and grabbing 3 assists and 3 steals. Below are some action shots caught by a very loyal Tiger!
On Saturday, December 28th the Tigers competed at Mason collecting another victory, 51-46. As a team, Loveland managed to create scoring opportunities for every Tiger as each team member contributed to the score. Here are the stats from Loveland/Mason match-up along with some action photos from the game!
The Tiger’s competed on Saturday, January 4th at Sycamore where they pulled out another win with a nail-biting score of 45-41. Every Tiger played a key role in the win against Sycamore but there were a couple of Tigers that really stood out! Collin Hedgepeth tallied up 17 points for Loveland while teammate Ian Cox added 9 points and Brenton Foust put up 7 points and 4 assists. Ian Cox is in 5th place in the ECC for Field Goal percentage at 55.4 and Brenton Foust is placed 4th in the ECC in assists averaging 2.3 per game.
Currently, LHS Men’s Basketball is 5th in the ECC sitting at 2-3 in the conference and 5-4 overall. The Tigers’ competed Tuesday at Withrow in which we will bring you results in the next Loveland Sports 411! The Tigers will play again on Friday at home against West Clermont at 7:30 PM.
The Loveland Women’s Basketball team is continuing one of their best seasons in school history with an undefeated record in the ECC of 7-0! The Lady Tigers faced St. Ursula on December 30th collecting a great win, 73-57. Senior Jillian Hayes was the Tigers top performer with 25 points, 15 rebounds, 4 assists, 4 steals, and 4 blocks. Jenna Batsch completed 4 out of 10 of her field goals racking up 12 points and 3 steals while Kate Garry added 14 points. Below are some photos from the game!
On Saturday, January 4th the Tigers competed against Mercy McAuley at home losing in a hard-fought battle, 58-41. Jenna Batsch had one of her best games to date scoring 20 points. Batsch went 3 for 5 from the 3 point line and 7 for 13 in overall field goals attempted! Jillian Hayes added 10 points to the final score and grabbed an impressive 13 rebounds.
In the ECC several Lady Tigers are at the top of the league for their individual stats! Jillian Hayes is in 4th place for points scored averaging 16.6 per game, 2nd in rebounds averaging 10.1 per game, 2nd in blocks averaging 2 per game and 5th in steals averaging 2.8 per game. Fellow Tiger, Tess Broermann, is in 3rd place for assists grabbing 3.4 a game while teammate Kate Garry sits in 5th place averaging 2.4 assists per game. Olivia Raby is in 4th place in the ECC for blocks collecting 1.5 per game and is 5th place for Field Goal Percentage averaging 51.6. Jenna Batsch is in 3rd place for steals averaging 2.9 per game.
The Loveland Women’s Basketball teams’ next matchup will be against Ursuline Academy today at 7:30 PM on the Tigers home court. Check out some of the awesome shots taken by Loveland Magazine TV of some incredible Lady Tiger Basketball moments!
Watch this slide show of Jillian Hayes squeezing through the double-team…
Here are some additional photos from the Mercy McAuley game:
The Loveland Wrestling team competed several times over Christmas break and had great success! On December 21st and 22nd, the Tigers competed in the SWOWCA Coaches Classic at Harrison High School. Jake Cotsonas got to see the podium as he placed 2nd while teammate Brett Hogan also competed at a very high level placing 8th. Below is a photo of the two top Tigers’ finishing poses!
On December 27th and 28th, the Loveland Wrestling team traveled to Wheeling Park, WV to compete in the Wheeling Park Duals and on January 4th suited up again for the Beavercreek Classic. After both meets, the results the Tigers produced placed several individuals at the top spot in the ECC for their weight class. Currently, Brett Hogan is in 1st place in the 106 weight class coming in at 10-9 with 4 pins, Ty Harter is in 2nd in the 113 weight class coming in at 10-7 with 5 pins, Michael Soupene is in 1st place in the 120 weight class with a 10-6 record and 5 pins, Jake Cotsonas is in 1st in the 126 weight class coming in at 15-3 with 5 pins, Parker Ashby is in 1st in the 132 weight class with a 6-10 record and 4 pins, Kobi-D Milamis in 1st place in the 138 weight class with an 11-4 record and 7 pins, Jake Case is in 1st for the 145 weight class coming in at 12-9 with 12 pins, Jarod Mendoza is in 1st in the 152 weight class with a 12-7 record and 11 pins, Tristan Greatorex is sitting in 1st in the 160 weight class with a 9-7 record and 6 pins, Liam Hamill is in 1st in the 170 weight class with a 14-2 record and 8 pins, Angel Loza is in 1st place in the 182 weight class with a 7-3 record and 6 pins, Vaughn Pence is in 1st in the 195 weight class coming in at 8-8 with 6 pins, and last but not least Austin Beamer is in 1st place in the 220 weight class with a 15-10 record and 11 pins.
The Tigers Wrestling team will compete again on Friday, January 10th at the Perrysburg Invitational.
Men’s Swim and Dive Team
The Loveland Men’s Swim and Dive Team dove headfirst into some incredible meets over break! On Tuesday, December 17th the Tigers traveled to New Richmond to compete in a swimming event. Loveland’s top performer was Senior Brandon Day who won the 500-meter freestyle and the 100-meter backstroke. Day not only grabbed two wins but also broke two pool records! On Saturday, December 21st, the Men’s Diving team traveled to Sycamore to compete while the Men’s Swim team traveled to Mariemont High School to compete. Brandon Day grabbed two big wins at Mariemont in the 200-meter freestyle and the 100-meter backstroke earning him ECC Athlete of the Week!
The Men’s Swim Team will swim again on Saturday at 11 AM at Princeton High School while the Men’s Dive Team will dive on Saturday at 2:45 PM at Sycamore High School.
Women’s Swim and Dive Team
The Lady Tiger Swim team also competed at New Richmond on December 17th where several Tigers gained some fantastic accolades! Junior Sarah Lolli won the 200-meter Individual Medley and the 100-meter breaststroke. The Tigers Diving team traveled on December 21st to Sycamore to compete while the swim team traveled to Mariemont High School. Loveland had several individual successes at Mariemont! Lolli again grabbed two wins, one being in the 200-meter freestyle and the other being in the 100-meter butterfly. Lolli’s wins earned her ECC Athlete of the Week. Riley Bullock took 1st place overall at Mariemont with a score of 392.05, Sydney Keil placed 9th with a score of 250.60, and Shelby Cline placed 10th with a score of 250.10. Check out below the impressive dive from one of our very own Loveland Tigers!
The Women’s Swim Team will swim again on Saturday at 11 AM at Princeton High School and the Women’s Dive Team will dive on Saturday at 2:45 PM at Sycamore High School.
The Loveland Men’s Bowling team is having a great season as they are currently in 2nd place in the ECC with 900.8 points. The bowling team is 6-1 in the ECC and 9-1 overall. Saturday, January 4th the Men’s Bowling team competed at the ECC/SWOC Challenge at Northwest Lanes. Below are the results from the game as well as a video from the competition!
|Sub Bowler 1||199||199||199.0|
|REGULAR GAMES TOTAL||893||887||971||2751||917.0|
The Tigers competed again on Monday, January 6th at Cherry Grove Lanes where they took the win against Turpin with a score of 2460 to 2240. Below is a photo of the results from the match!
The Men’s Bowling team competed Wednesday, January 8th at 4 PM at Crossgate Lanes against Turpin in which the results have yet to be reported. The Men’s next bowl will be on Saturday at Northwest Lanes for the Lancer Baker Bash.
The Women’s Bowling team is also having quite the season sitting at 8-0 in the ECC and 10-0 overall! On Saturday, January 4th the Tigers bowled at the ECC/SWOC Challenge at Northwest Lanes and captured the winning title! Below are the results from the match-up along with some action footage from the game!
|REGULAR GAMES TOTAL||645||799||688||2132||710.7|
On January 6th and 8th, the Loveland Women’s Bowling Team faced Turpin where they collected two more wins! On Monday Loveland won with a score of 2251-2191 and on Wednesday won with a score of 1938-1836. Following the most recent competitions, Lady Tiger Grady Pettit is in 3rd place in the ECC for her bowling skills with an average score of 175.4. The Loveland Women’s Bowling team will compete again on Saturday at Northwest Lanes in the Lancer Baker Bash.
The Loveland Academic team is really making a name for themselves in the ECC as they are in 3rd place with a 3-1 record! On Wednesday, January 8th the Tigers competed at Milford, but the score has yet to be reported. The Loveland Tigers will compete again on January 15th at home against Kings High School.
And that wraps up your Loveland Sports 411! Stay tuned for more local Loveland sports news coming soon!