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  • Writer's pictureBen Hicks

LHS Winter Sports Midseason Roundup

Loveland, Ohio - Following a successful fall season to begin the 2022-23 athletic year, Loveland High School’s winter teams have worked to match their fall counterparts and expand their school’s narrow half-point lead over rival Milford High School in the ECC All-Sports Trophy. The ten league sponsored sports are vitally important in order to win the ECC All-Sports Trophy. The Tigers most recently won the encompassing athletic award in the 2019-20 academic year, while the crosstown Eagles are defending champions. Below is a quick summary of all ten winter teams’ performances through January 16th.


Despite very high expectations, boys basketball sputtered out of the gates, currently sitting at around .500 at 6-7 overall. The Tigers still only sit two games out of 4th place in the league, with nine games to play. The team is led by Brayden Frietch (12) and Andrew Breese (11), both averaging over 10 points per game.


Following an offseason of heartbreak and sadness, girls basketball has turned their sorrow into a success story, as they possess a 10-4 overall record. Seniors Olivia Raby (12) and Josie Early (12) also average double figures to lead the third-place Tigers.


Boys wrestling continued their successes of previous seasons, as a variety of competitors have placed in multiple of the Tigers’ early season competitions. Tyler Scherman (10) leads the 106 weight class, while Nick Dent (10) currently leads the 113 class. Girls wrestling has also found success early in their first competitive season.


Led by seniors Cole Kissick (12), Kendall Hubbell (12), and Kiley Dunlap (12), the boys and girls swimming and diving teams continue to gear up for the important ECC Meet later this season. Their next meet is Sunday, against Indian Hill and CHCA.


Boys bowling sits tied atop the ECC stand

ings with a 4-0 league record and 7-2 overall record. Brady Burns (11) averages a 194.2, while Ian Ciric (11) averages a 187.3. Loveland and 7-0 Turpin play a vitally important conference match on January 30th at Cherry Groves Lanes.


Audrey Osman (11) is second in the league, averaging 179 points per game, with a season high of 221. She leads girls bowling into an important home match with Winton Woods on February 8th at Crossgate Lanes.


The academic quiz team got off to a slow start in December but have rapidly begun to turn things around, still with the bulk of their schedule ahead of them. The 2-4 Tigers participate in the ECC Championship on March 1st at Turpin.


The competitive cheer season kicks off in late January, with the ECC Championship taking place at Milford High School in early February. The cheer team is still in action at every boys’ basketball game, home and away.


Similarly to competitive cheer, the competitive dance season begins later this month and extends into February. In only its second year as a program, Loveland Dance looks to improve upon their sixth-place finish from last season.


There is still over a month to go in the winter sports season, so be sure to check out one of the many Tiger teams in action over the next few weeks, as they all aim to end their seasons on positive notes.


For more information on Loveland Athletics schedules, go to lovelandtigers.org, or follow @LovelandTigerAD and @TigerSpiritClu1 on Twitter.


For more information on the ECC-All Sports Trophy and its history, check out Kate Krabacher’s insightful November article right here: lovelandroar.com

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