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Loveland High School 2023 In Review - Pt. 1

The 2023 calendar year provided many highlights for the students and staff of Loveland High School. From historic achievements inside the classroom, to extensive accomplishments in a wide variety of extracurricular activities, to even welcoming a new principal, the LHS community certainly stayed busy over the past 365 days. In today’s article, The Roar will make sure you remember all the exciting events that occurred in and around Loveland High School in 2023.

January 27th - Boys Basketball at Kings

Early on in 2023, the Tigers Basketball team traveled to “The Castle” for a high-stakes rivalry matchup against first-place Kings. Despite losing seven of their last eight contests, Loveland entered the intense environment with confidence as they had taken the season series from the Knights each of the prior six seasons. Although they trailed at halftime, Dylan Schwinn ‘23 and Andrew Breese (12) willed the Tigers to an incredible 69-61 overtime victory, as Loveland became the only team to leave Kings with a victory, while also preventing the Knights from capturing an outright league championship.

March 31st - Hope Squad Mural Assembly

Before spring break, Hope Squad held an assembly in partnership with PNC Bank and the Cincinnati Reds to unveil the Murals with a Mission project. The mural, completed with assistance from artist Brent Billingsley, was a community outreach project for mental health awareness and is now permanently visible outside of the auditorium.

May 5th - SALT Holds First Relay For Life

After months of planning, the Student-Athlete Leadership Team held its first annual Relay For Life, a cancer research fundraiser to benefit the American Cancer Society. The event was dedicated in honor of former girls basketball coach Darnell Parker, and raised over $20,000 to fight cancer.

May 10th - Dave Spencer Hired as New Principal

Superintendent Mike Broadwater officially announced the hire of Dave Spencer to lead Loveland High School into the future. The well-respected Spencer came to Loveland by way of Turpin and has been a great addition to the Tiger community.

May 13th - Prom

LHS began the year-end festivities with Prom, hosted for the first time at Great American Ball Park. The starry night theme was a smash hit for upperclassmen and served as the successful culmination of the hard work of the senior student council members.

May 20th - Graduation

The Class of 2023 waved goodbye for the final time as they crossed the stage and metaphorical finish line at Xavier University’s Cintas Center for graduation. The highly accomplished class celebrated their achievements with a week of fun prior to graduation.

September 8th - Football vs. Kings

Loveland Football donned the camouflage jerseys in honor of military night as they smashed rival Kings 31-20 in the first leg of an eventual five-game winning streak. Colton Endicott (12), the eventual ECC Offensive Player of the Year rushed for 183 yards and a touchdown as he led the Tigers to their best season since 2013, eventually hosting a playoff game for the first time in over a decade.

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