Seven Hills has New State Champion

Seven Hills congratulates junior Nick Williams for winning the 2017 Division II Tennis Singles State Championship, held May 26 and 27 in Mason. Williams won his final match 6-4, 6-3. Roxanne Price, assistant commissioner for the Ohio High School Athletic Association, presented Williams with a medal following the competition. She noted that the win will go down in Seven Hills history. “This gentleman is always and forever going to live his life as a state champion. He’s also going to be the first individual ever in Seven Hills history to be a Division II singles champion,” Price said. “It’s my honor, on behalf of the Ohio High School Athletic Association, to present the very first Division II state singles championship medal to Nick Williams for Seven Hills.” Williams was recognized at the Upper School’s Awards Day for his championship. He was also named the Cincinnati Enquirer’s spring player of the week for tennis. Click here to read the article.


Senior Competes in State Tournament

Congratulations to senior Sam Stevens! Stevens recently competed in the track and field state tournament, representing Seven Hills in track in the 200m run. Stevens gave a strong showing.


Students Participate in All-Star Games

Three Seven Hills athletes played in All-Star games for their respective sports. Seniors Reed Russell and Danny Rogers competed in the Ohio Senior All-Star lacrosse game on June 10, with Russell facing off and Rogers playing attack for the Ohio Senior All-Star Game. Lacrosse coach Nick Griewe helped round out the coaching staff. Senior Jacob Weinstein competed in baseball’s East-West All Star Game in early June along with players from the area.


All-State Lacrosse Players

Congratulations to our Seven Hills lacrosse players who made the All State team. They include:

Second Team: Senior Reed Russell, face-off specialist

Third Team: Senior Trey Kieser, defense

Third Team: Junior Sam Francis, LSM


Coaches Needed for 2017-18

The athletic department is searching for coaches for the following sports:

-Junior varsity girls tennis

– Junior varsity girls volleyball

– Varsity assistant volleyball coach

– Two Middle School volleyball coaches

If you are interested, contact Athletic Director Brian Phelps at or by phone at 513-728-2441.


From The Buzz, May 26, 2017

Spring Athletic Awards

The Spring Athletic Awards were held May 25 in Founders Hall. Congratulations to all our athletes! Student athletes recognized include:

Male Athletes of the Year – Seniors Chase Gardner and Danny Rogers

Female Athlete of the Year – Junior Lucy Callard

Elinor Scherr Mosher Award – Junior John Stewart

Dick Snyder Sportsmanship and Integrity Award – Senior Reed Russell

Booster Award – Lynette Rosati Shim

To see the full list of winners, click here.


Track Students Advance to Regionals, Senior Sets School Record

Several Seven Hills track athletes advanced to regionals, held in late May. Students first participated in districts. Regional qualifiers include:

Senior Sam Stevens — First in the 200m with a time of 22.73, setting a new school record

Senior Chase Gardner — Second in the 1600m with a time of 4:38.56 and first in the 3200m with a time of 10:17.02

Senior Maliq Lee — Fourth in the high jump (5’8”)

4×400 Relay – second place – 3:37.59

Seniors Sam Stevens, Sean Holcomb, Chase Gardner, and junior Ricardo Godoy

4×200 Relay – Third place – 1:34.77

Junior Ricardo Godoy, seniors Adam Shim, Sean Holcomb, and Sam Stevens

 Junior Alexis Tucker – Fourth place in discus (95’3”)

Junior Carly Jones – Second in the high jump (4’10”)

4×400 Relay – third place – 4:36.26

Seniors Piper Spooner, Nina Fatuzzo, and Grace McVey, and freshman Katie Remaklus

 There were also several fifth place winners, including freshman Katie Remaklus (long jump and 200m), junior Matthew Maring (3200m), and Girls 4×200 relay.


Junior Advances to State Tennis Tournament

Junior Nick Williams competes in the state tennis tournament Friday and Saturday, May 26 and 27, at the ATP tennis center in Mason. He won his two matches on Friday, May 26, and advances to play in Saturday’s semi-finals. Williams was undefeated this season in Division II singles play. As a team, Seven Hills tennis is ranked third in the state and is a Miami Valley Conference champion. Williams was recently featured in an article about the match in the Cincinnati Enquirer. Click here to read the story. Congratulations, Nick!


Junior Recognized at Sports Awards

Congratulations to junior Audrey Wilson! Wilson was a finalist for “Girls Bowler of the Year” at the Second Annual Greater Cincinnati Sports Awards, presented by Beacon Orthopedics and Sports Medicine. Wilson was one of three young female bowlers in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky to be nominated for the award. The ceremony was held May 22 at the Aronoff Center.


Boys Lacrosse Team Advanced to Sweet 16

The boys lacrosse team had a great season, and capped it off by making it to the sweet 16. The team played extremely well this year, and worked hard to make it to that far. Congratulations to the boys lacrosse team!


From The Buzz, May 11, 2017

Date Changed for Spring Athletic Awards

The Spring Athletic Awards Ceremony will now be held Thursday, May 25, at 7 p.m. The event will honor:


-Three-Sport Athletes

– Male and Female Athlete of the Year

– 12-Sport Athletes

– The recipient of the Elinor Scherr Mosher Award


New Assistant Athletic Director Named

Head swim coach Brandon Williams has been named the new assistant athletic director. With the retirement of Dick Snyder, Williams will assume the responsibilities of assistant AD in August, while also serving as the swim coach. “We are very excited to welcome Brandon to the athletics team full time,” said Athletic Director Brian Phelps. “He has already done a great job with our swim program, and will be a boon to our other athletics programs as well.” Williams will also serve as the in-house sports information director, communicating with families of students participating in athletics. “This is the perfect fit for him to be at the school full time,” said Phelps said. “He will get to know the community outside of the swim team.”


Spring Tournaments

Spring tournaments are underway. Girls lacrosse will play on Wednesday, May 17, against McAuley High School. Boys lacrosse will play Tuesday, May 16, against Trenton Edgewood. Both games will take place at Seven Hills. The boys team is currently the fourth seed out of 17 teams in the region. Tennis sectionals were held Tuesday, May 9. Sectionals will finish Saturday, May 20, with winning students advancing to districts. The tennis team will compete in two MVC matches. The team is current in the running for co-champs of the MVC. Track held its MVC meet Tuesday, and will finish with track and field finals on May 11. Baseball and softball have completed their participation in tournaments for the spring season.


From The Buzz, April 28, 2017

Spring Fling is Saturday

Spring athletics will be on full display during the Spring Fling, starting this Saturday, April 29 at 9 a.m. Middle and Upper School teams will compete throughout the day in a variety of sports, including tennis, lacrosse, and baseball. Come out and support the Stingers!

9 a.m.

  • Coed Track-grades seven and eight

11 a.m.

  • Boys Lacrosse-grades seven and eight, vs. Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy
  • Baseball-Junior Varsity vs. Aiken
  • Girls Lacrosse-Junior Varsity vs. Little Miami

12:30 p.m.

  • Coed Track-Varsity

1 p.m.

  • Girls Lacrosse-Varsity vs. Little Miami
  • Baseball-Junior Varsity vs. Aiken

2:30 p.m.

  • Boys Lacrosse-Junior Varsity vs. Walnut Hills

4:30 p.m.

  • Boys Lacrosse-Varsity vs. Walnut Hills


Baseball Team Participates in Reds Futures High School Showcase

The Seven Hills baseball team kicked off the 2017 Skyline Chili Reds Futures High School Showcase on April 1 in a game against Aiken at the P&G Cincinnati MLB Youth Academy. The Reds Future High School Showcase consisted of 84 local high school teams playing between April 1 and 24, and culminated with the March at the Majors prior to the Reds vs. Cubs game on April 23. Teams marched around the field and game MVPs were recognized. Congratulations to our baseball team!


Member of Navy SEAL Team Six Speaks to Lacrosse Players

Lacrosse players were given a motivational talk from someone who witnessed history firsthand when Mario Riportella visited Seven Hills in late April. Cincinnati native Riportella, a member of Navy SEAL Team Six, was in the second chopper that rescued the ground forces leading the Osama Bin Laden raid. He spoke to the team about the importance of working together. “Nobody does it alone,” he said. “It takes a team.” Riportella also shared the traits of a good leader, and reminded students that achieving a goal requires strength and sacrifice. “Goals can’t happen unless everybody buys in,” he said.


Track Coaches Classic

The Div. II/III Coaches Classic was a great way to kick off the track season. Twenty teams competed in the event, which was held earlier this month.

Top 10 finishers included:


Junior Alexis Tucker – Discus – 91′ – second place

Freshman Katie Remaklus – Long Jump – 13′ 7.25 – fourth place

Senior Grace McVey – 400m – 1:05.7 – fifth place

Seniors McVey, Lauren and Laney Saggar, and Remaklus – 4×200 Relay – eighth place

Ella Samaha – 100m – 13.9 – 10th place

Remaklus – 200m – 29.1 – ninth place

Seniors Nina Fatuzzo, Piper Spooner, Devi Namboodiri, and McVey – 4×400 Relay – 5:01.7 – 10th place


Seniors Adam Shim, Sean Holcomb, Sam Stevens, and Maliq Lee – 4×200 Relay – 1:37.06 – fifth place

Senior Chase Gardner – 1600m – 4:41.61 – fourth place

Sam Stevens – 400m – 53.42 – third place

Chase Gardner – 800m – 2:13.8 – seventh place

Shim, Gardner, senior Sam Stevens, and junior Ricardo Godoy – 4×400 Relay – 3:45.8 – sixth place


Pictured are Seven Hills students Greg Kalin, Henry Marquardt, their teammate, and Tindar Cyr at Junior Nationals.

Members of Boys Swim Team Compete in NSCA Junior Nationals

Senior Henry Marquardt, junior Tindar Cyr, and sophomore Greg Kalin competed in the National Club Swimming Association Junior Nationals in Orlando. The group had a fantastic meet, swimming personal best times over the course of four days. The boys earned spots to swim on three team relays, all of which placed top 40 and scored points for their club team. The 400 Medley relay placed 25th, the 400 Free Relay placed 36th, and the 800 Free Relay placed 39th. Marquardt also swam 10 individual events, and qualified for finals in the 200 Free and the 50 Back. Cyr swam in six individual events. Kalin swam nine individual events, and qualified for finals in three events, placing 18th in the 50 Fly, 29th in the 50 Back, and 37th in the 100 Back. The group swims for Mercy Healthplex in Anderson.


From The Buzz, April 13, 2017

Signing Day

Congratulations to our seniors who participated in Seven Hills Signing Day on April 12! Six student athletes officially committed to universities for the 2017-18 school year.

Lukas Geiger will row at Columbia University.

Ben Farber will compete in rowing and crew at Washington College.

– Reed Russell will play lacrosse at Kenyon College.

Henry Marquardt will swim at Williams College.

Tim Hagemeister will swim at Kenyon College.

Chase Gardner will run cross country at University of Chicago.


Seven Hills Not Affected by OHSAA’s Competitive Balance

Seven Hills athletics will remain unaffected by the Ohio High School Athletic Association’s (OHSAA) Competitive Balance Plan. The plan restructures athletic divisions within OHSAA and will be implemented in the 2017-18 school year. In the past, OHSAA divided teams into divisions based on the size of the school. The Competitive Balance Plan, passed by the association in 2014, considers additional factors and affects soccer, volleyball, football, basketball, baseball, and softball. Athletic Director Brian Phelps said Seven Hills’ applicable sports will remain in their original divisions. He said the athletic department didn’t anticipate a change.


Senior Named to NISCA All America Team

Senior Henry Marquardt was named to the National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association of America (NISCA) All America Team. The honor is extended to students involved in swimming, diving, and water polo. According to information provided by Marney Shirley, Academic All America chair, over 340,000 students are involved in aquatic sports in high schools across the U.S., and only a few are recognized by NISCA. “Approximately 2 percent of these students are recognized as high school All Americans,” she wrote. Marquardt will receive a certificate noting his membership. Congratulations, Henry!


Sophomore Throws No-Hitter

Sophomore Andrew Brown is starting baseball season strong. During his opening game, in which the Stingers faced off against North College Hill, Brown threw a no-hitter. He struck out 12 players and only one batter walked. “Andrew’s accomplishment is very impressive,” said Athletic Directory Brian Phelps. “He represented the Stingers very well on the field and is setting the stage for a great season.” Read the story in the Cincinnati Enquirer here.


Sophomore Competes in National Swimming Invitational

Congratulations sophomore Emma Shuppert! Shuppert recently participated in the national swimming invitational in Greensboro, North Carolina. She swam in the 200 medley relay, with her team finishing third. Seven Hills congratulates Shuppert on her amazing accomplishment!


Junior Receives Recognition for Bowling Achievements

Junior Audrey Wilson has been nominated for a winter sport Player of the Year Award at the Second Annual Greater Cincinnati Sports Awards, presented by Beacon Orthopedics and Sports Medicine. Wilson is nominated in the category of “Girls Bowler of the Year.” The awards show will be held May 22 at the Aronoff Center. Special guest at the event will be Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis. In addition to this honor, Wilson will be recognized by the Cincinnati USA Women’s Sports Association as Player of the Year in bowling. The event, which will be held at the Schiff Banquet and Conference Center on April 24, will honor collegiate and high school athletes from the area. Olympic gold medalist in track and field Mary Wineberg will be the keynote speaker.


Students Named Enquirer Winter All Stars

Congratulations to all of our student athletes who were named winter all stars by the Cincinnati Enquirer! They include:

 Girls Swimming

All Stars First Team – Junior Lucy Callard and sophomore Emma Shuppert

 Boys Swimming

D2 Swimmer of the Year – Sophomore Greg Kalin

D2 Coach of the Year – Brandon Williams

All Stars First Team – Sophomore Greg Kalin, senior Henry Marquardt, and juniors Tindar Cyr and Nick Purple

All Stars Second Team – Senior George Eng

 Girls Bowling

Bowler of the Year – Junior Audrey Wilson

All Stars Second Team – Senior Ashley Labrie

 Girls Basketball

Honorable Mention – Junior Maggie Kersting

 Boys Basketball

Honorable Mention – Sophomore Brice Hill


From The Buzz, March 17, 2017

Winter Sports Awards

The Winter Sports Awards were held March 7 in Founders Hall. Sixty-four students received the Scholar Athlete award, given to varsity athletes with a minimum GPA of 3.495.

Student athletes recognized include:

Junior Lucy Callard, who was named state champion in the 500 Free.

Boys swim team, which was named state runner-up.

Junior Audrey Wilson, who was named state runner-up in bowling.

Callard, junior Tindar Cyr, sophomore Greg Kalin, and senior Henry Marquardt, who were named Miami Valley Conference Swimmers of the Year.

Swim coach Brandon Williams, who was named MVC Coach of the Year in boys swimming.

 Freshman Annie Leeper, who received the Dick Snyder Sportsmanship Award for displaying integrity and good sportsmanship throughout the season.

 To see the full list of winners, click here.


Winter Sports Round-Up

Congratulations to our winter sports student athletes! The teams made this sports season a great one, with sportsmanship and hardwork displayed across the board. The girls swim team placed sixth at the state tournament, the highest in the team’s history. Junior Lucy Callard was named state champion in the 500 Free for the second year in a row. The boys swim team was named state runner-up with its 171-point finish at state. In girls bowling, junior Audrey Wilson bowled at state on the tournament team, claiming the title of state runner-up. Boys bowling team members senior Scott Arnold and junior John Stewart advanced to districts. Girls varsity basketball finished second in the Miami Valley Conference. The boys varsity basketball team and the varsity gymnastics team are both young teams with bright futures ahead! In cheerleading, senior Harper Duncan was named to the MVC first team.


From The Buzz, March 3, 2017


Boys Swim Team Named State Runner-Up

Congratulations to the boys varsity swim team for being named state runner-up at the state tournament in Canton! Team members include seniors Henry Marquardt, Jason Guo, and Sam Stevens, juniors Nick Purple, Matthew Maring, and Tindar Cyr, and sophomores George Eng and Greg Kalin. Seven Hills scored 171 points to finish in second place behind Gates Mills Hawken. The Seven Hills Boys medley relay of Purple (backstroke), Eng (breast stroke), Guo (butterfly), and Stevens (freestyle) cut 0.33 seconds from their preliminary performance to post 10th place, which added 14 critical points to the team’s total. Marquardt held his fourth place finish in the 200 free and then came back with a big time cut in the 100 fly to move up to ninth place. Cyr held off a strong field to win the 200 IM B Final to take ninth place and then came back to finish 100 breaststroke within .02 seconds of his preliminary time and hold 6th place in 100 breaststroke. Cyr and Marquardt also came back to help the 200 and 400 free relays add 62 points to the team total. In the 200 free relay, they partnered with Stevens and Kalin and set a new school record in the event. In the 400 free relay, they were joined by Kalin and Purple. Kalin and Cyr swam three of the last four events of the meet for the second night in a row. The high point scorer for the night was Kalin, who delivered 28 points from his third place in 100 backstroke and seventh in 50 free. Marquardt added 24 points, Cyr chipped in 22, Purple added 17, and Eng contributed 4. Coach Brandon Williams, along with assistants Naomi Week and Erin  Ragouzis, leads the team. This season, the boys swim team has claimed the title of conference champions, and district and state runner ups.



Girls Swim Team Member Earns State Champion Title, Team Places Sixth 

Congratulations to the girls varsity swim team for placing sixth at the state tournament in Canton! The finish was the best in girls swim team history at Seven Hills. The team includes juniors Lucy Callard and Jasmyne Lindsey, and sophomores Dottie Callard, Claire Harrison, and Emma Shuppert. Lucy Callard repeated as state champ in the 500 freestyle and also took fourth place in 200 free to contribute 35 individual points to the eventual team total. Shuppert, who stunned a talented field in the 100 backstroke to take third place, added 16 points. She also finished eighth in the 200 IM, netting another 11 points for the team. Lucy and Shuppert partnered with Lindsay and Dottie Callard to win the B finals of both the medley relay and the 400 free relay. Those relays added 36 points to the team total – elevating the team into the ranks of the top 10 teams. Coach Brandon Williams, along with assistants Naomi Week and Erin Ragouzis, leads the team. This season, the girls swim team also came second in their conference.


11Wilson, Audrey

Junior Named Runner-Up at State Bowling Tournament

Congratulations to junior Audrey Wilson! Wilson finished fourth overall with a 541 series at the D2 District Bowling Tournament, held in late February at Beaver Vu Bowl in Dayton. She moved on to represent Seven Hills at the state tournament at Wayne Webb’s Columbus Bowl on Friday, March 3, where she claimed Division II state runner-up! This is Wilson’s third straight appearance at a state tournament.


Athletic Director Nominated for Awards

Congratulations to our Athletic Director Brian Phelps! Phelps was recently nominated for the Southwest Ohio Athletic Director Association (SWOADA) Meritorious Award and the Sportsmanship, Ethics, and Integrity Award. According to SWOADA, the Meritorious Award is given to those “in recognition of special contributions, leadership and service to interscholastic athletics in the Southwest District and the recipients league and their community.” The Sportsmanship Award is presented to an individual who serves as a role model and has a strong commitment to sportsmanship. He or she also has a commitment to ethics and teaches positive values. Phelps expressed enthusiasm for the announcement, saying, “Just being nominated is a real thrill.” Nominations come from peer athletic directors throughout southwest Ohio.


Boys Basketball Moves to Second Round of Sectional Championship

The boys varsity basketball team had a great win over Deer Park on Wednesday, beating them 62-57. The Stingers will play in the sectional championship game Saturday at 4:30 p.m. at Western Brown High School in Mt. Orab. Go Stingers!


Winter Sports Awards

Winter Sports Awards will be held March 7 at 7 p.m. in Founders Hall. Congratulations to our athletes!


From The Buzz, Feb. 16, 2017

MS Swim Team

Middle School Co-Ed Swimmers Claim MVC Championship

Congratulations to the Middle School swim team! The team was recently named Miami Valley Conference League champions. The swimmers won nine out of 17 events. The team includes boys and girls in both seventh and eighth grade. The team includes seventh graders Tessa Belluso, Laeticia de Cavel, Lea Jarvi, Aahana Katneni, Corinne Kieser, Madeleine Pavelka, Catherine Rose, and Hannah Weiler; and eighth graders Matthew Coulson, Madelyn Davis, Zachary Domet, Aidan Finn, George Hausberger, John Humphrey, Timothy Kalin, Christopher Maring, and Reva Namboodiri.


Girls Swim Team Moves to Districts

The Seven Hills girls swim team had a great showing at the recent sectional meet! The team hit a major accomplishment and all three relays made it back to the district semi finals. Freshmen Gargi Bhalerao, Annie Halonen, and Emma Harrison swam impressive times for their first appearance at the sectional qualifier. Senior Annie Varatharajah will return to swim at districts and lead the 200 free relay. Junior Mary Grace Ramsay and Harrison, who are both first time district competitors, will join her. Sophomore Claire Harrison will anchor the relay. She will also compete individually in the 50 freestyle and 100 breaststroke at districts. Sophomore Dottie Callard qualified in both her individual events and came close to her best time in the 500 free. Junior Jasmyne Lindsey-Lail is a first-time competitor in the Ohio High School qualifying meets. Lindsey-Lail will return to swim in both the 50 and 100 freestyle individual events. Both swimmers will also compete in the 200 medley and 400 freestyle relays. Sophomore Emma Shuppert and junior Lucy Callard tied as the team’s top scorers at the meet. Shuppert swam a best time in 100 backstroke placing first in the event at Mason’s pool. Lucy took first at Mason in the 500 freestyle putting up an impressive time. Both Shuppert and Lucy will swim the maximum of four events at the district meet.


Boys Swim Team Places at Sectionals, Moves to Districts

The Seven Hills boys swim team is off to a great start! The team placed second at the Division II Southwest Ohio Sectionals and several athletes qualified for the districts semi final event. Freshmen Nick Norton and Spencer Boyd competed in their first qualifying meet with the team. Both boys put up impressive times under pressure. Seniors Henry Marquardt, Jason Guo, and Sam Stevens will all return to Districts in both individual and relay events. Marquardt qualified in the maximum of four events, Guo and Stevens each qualified in three. Junior Tindar Cyr, sophomore George Eng, and junior Nick Purple all qualified in the 100 breaststroke, taking first through third in the event at the St. Xavier pool. Junior Matthew Maring was an automatic qualifier after placing second in the 500 freestyle and junior Drew Miccoli swam a personal best in the 100 backstroke. Junior Greg Kalin and Cyr were the top scorers for the team. Placing first in both individual events and achieving first with their teammates in two relays at St. Xavier. Seven Hills will take nine boys to the districts semi final at Miami University.


Sophomores take Self-Defense Class

Self-defense is a useful skill, and sophomores in Erin Wierzba’s physical education class recently learned the art from an expert. Paul Korchak with the Cincinnati Taekwondo Center taught the students basic self-defense principles, including creating boundaries and how to increase awareness of their surroundings. “The students learned basic defense attacks and strategies for how to get free from an attacker,” Wierzba said. “These self-defense strategies helped to build awareness and confidence.”


12Marquardt, Henry

Senior Named Enquirer Winter Player of the Week

Congratulations to senior Henry Marquardt! Marquardt was named a Cincinnati Enquirer Winter Player of the Week on Feb. 10. Students from high schools around Cincinnati are nominated each week. Read the story here. 


From The Buzz, Feb. 2, 2017


12Murph, Austin

Senior Receives Prestigious Golf Scholarship

The Seven Hills School congratulates senior Austin Murph for receiving the Chick Evans Scholarship, awarded to young golf caddies. The scholarship covers full tuition and housing for four years. “We are extremely proud of Austin and the wonderful recognition of being named an Evans Scholar,” said Athletic Director Brian Phelps. “He brings great pride to the golf team, the athletic department, The Seven Hills School, and to the entire Seven Hills community.” To be named an Evans Scholar, caddies must demonstrate a strong caddie record, serving at least two years, outstanding grades and high standardized test scores, and good character. Caddies are nominated by their golf clubs. The students must have letters of recommendations from the club, as well as their high school officials. Candidates are personally interviewed at one of a series of Selection Meetings, co-hosted by the Western Golf Association and its affiliated country clubs. “Austin was clearly named for more than just his caddying skills,” Phelps said. “He was named because of his commitment to scholarship and the excellent character he portrays.” Murph caddies at Bond Hill’s Maketewah Country Club. He will attend either The Ohio State University or Miami University in the fall.



Lower School Spirit Night

Lower School athletes took center court on Jan. 27 during an exciting Lower School Spirit Night! The third through fifth grade athletes were announced during halftime of the boys varsity basketball game against St. Bernard Elmwood Place. The girls varsity basketball team kicked off the night with a game against St. Bernard Elmwood Place. The young athletes stormed the court as their teams were announced over the loudspeaker. The evening of athletic celebration also featured food and fun, including a big batch of Seven Hills temporary tattoos! Click here for more photos of Spirit Night. 


Enquirer Names Fall All-Stars

The Cincinnati Enquirer recently named its Fall All-Stars. Congratulations to the following Stingers:

First Team

Jillian Blatt, junior, tennis

Natalie Choo, junior, tennis

Chase Gardner, senior, cross country

Ally Jandes, junior, soccer

Jack Lane, senior, golf

Matthew Maring, junior, cross country

Lauren Saggar, senior, tennis


Second Team

Annika Alper, freshman, tennis

Mary Ellen Bryans, junior, volleyball

Max Lane, sophomore, golf

Grace McVey, senior, soccer

Anika Parameswaran, freshman, tennis

Ava Romerill, sophomore, volleyball

Laney Saggar, senior, tennis

Quinn Shim, senior, soccer


Honorable Mention

Ben Agin, junior, golf

Daniel Grass, senior, golf

Danny Rogers, senior, soccer

John Stewart, junior, golf

Neda Tehrani, sophomore, tennis



Varsity Basketball Teams Participate in Pep Rally for Sixth Grade

Sixth graders were recently treated to their very own pep rally! After grabbing a slice of pizza in Kalnow Gym, students were introduced to the boys and girls varsity basketball teams, as well as girls and boys coaches Tyler McIlwraith and Willie Hill, respectively. Roger Schnirring, Middle School athletic director and phys. ed. teacher, emceed the event. In addition to students meeting older student athletes, the event encouraged the sixth graders to get more involved with the Upper School basketball teams. “This is a very talented class,” Schnirring said of the sixth graders. Upper and Middle School students ended the pep rally by running basketball drills. Click here to view more photos of the pep rally. 


Squash Championship to Feature Seven Hills Athletes

Although squash is not an official sport at Seven Hills, many students are avid players. Seven Hills will be represented at the 2017 Cincinnati Squash School Championship, which will be held Feb. 5 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the T Squash Academy. Students will compete against players from Walnut Hills, Indian Hill, Cincinnati Country Day School, and Saint Mary School Hyde Park.


From The Buzz, Jan. 17, 2017


Seven Hills Boys Swimming Returns to the Podium at Coaches Classic

The following story was shared with The Buzz by parent Billy Cyr.

In a potential preview of a showdown at the Ohio High School State Championships next month, the Seven Hills Boys Swim Team held off a potent Bellbrook team – and more than 35 other Division I and II schools – to capture the second place trophy at the 34th Annual Coaches Classic Swim Meet on Sunday night.  

Like day one of this meet – the largest high school swim meet in the country – Seven Hills’ top performances came on the relays.  The team got the night off to a great start with a stirring come from behind second place finish in the 200 yard medley relay.  Senior Sam Stevens swam a lifetime best 22.40 seconds on the final 50 yard freestyle leg to catch and narrowly edge a highly competitive field.  Stevens’ swim was set up by strong legs from senior Henry Marquardt on backstroke,  junior Tindar Cyr in breaststroke, and sophomore Greg Kalin in butterfly. The finish netted 34 critical points for the team and placed them ahead of Bellbrook, a team from Dayton that has two likely state champs on it.  

In the other relay, the 400 yard freestyle relay that traditionally brings a swim meet to a raucous end, Kalin anchored the team to a third place and 32 points in another close, come from behind finish.  The relay consisted of Marquardt, Cyr, sophomore George Eng, and Kalin. They improved on their time from prelims by more than four seconds and narrowly beat a loaded Bellbrook team again in a potential preview of a state match-up in the same event.  

In addition to his strong relay performances, Kalin was the team’s top individual scorer, contributing 56 individual points behind four top-six finishes, including a third place finish.  Cyr contributed 50 points behind a fourth, two fifths and a tenth place finish – including swimming one of the Classic’s all-time top ten 200 yard breaststroke times.  Marquardt, the team’s leader, added 31 points behind a sixth, eighth, thirteenth and fourteenth.  Junior Matthew Maring, battling a wrist injury, added seven points in the distance events (1650 yards and 500 yards) behind an 11th place and 16th place.   

This was the third consecutive year that Seven Hills was able to take the runner up trophy at this prestigious swim meet – one that most consider to be more challenging than the Ohio High School State Championships. This meet gave coach Brandon Williams a chance to size up the competition, better understand the capabilities of his swimmers, and test out some potential relay combinations that will be needed to score big points in Canton next month.  He has to be happy with how well his team performed, particularly in light of the fact that they scored so many points despite missing junior Nick Purple due to an injury.  


Seven Hills Girls Swim Team Achieves a Top 10 Finish at Prestigious Coaches Classic

 The following story was shared with The Buzz by parent Billy Cyr.

Behind the strong individual swims of junior Lucy Callard and sophomore Emma Shuppert, and three scoring relays, the Seven Hills Girls Swim Team finished in 10th place at the prestigious Southwest Ohio Coaches Classic.  This performance is further confirmation that Seven Hills girls swimming is on the rise – scoring 99 points versus last year’s 77 and moving up four places to tenth.  

The highlight of the meet for the Seven Hills Girls was probably the fact that three of the relays made it to the finals and all three finished in the top 12.  The 200 yard medley relay of Shuppert, sophomore Dottie Callard, Lucy Callard and junior Jasmyne Lindsey had the top relay performance with an 11th place finish. The 400 yard free relay – consisting of the same four swimmers – finished 12th.  

Again, the top individual performer was Lucy Callard. Callard used this meet as an opportunity to swim some of her off-events and still managed to score 52 points, including a third, fourth, seventh and a ninth.  Shuppert, a backstroke star, added 15 points with a sixth and a 15th.  

Throughout the meet, the girls team was reminded of a part of the school’s legacy in girls swimming when it was announced that the oldest record on the books at this prestigious meet belongs to Seven Hills alum Rachel Gustin, now a Seven Hills parent


Resolution Honors Golf Team Championship

The recognition for the boys golf team continues! The team, which won its first-ever state championship in mid-October, was recently honored with a resolution from Denise Driehaus, a former member of the Ohio House of Representatives and current Hamilton County commissioner. “This resolution is a great honor for the boys golf team,” said Athletic Director Brian Phelps. “We are thrilled Denise Driehaus and the Ohio House of Representatives recognized Seven Hills and the team’s achievement.”


Lower School Spirit Night

Help Seven Hills celebrate its youngest athletes during Lower School Spirit Night! The event will be held Friday, Jan. 27. The girls varsity basketball team will play St. Bernard Elmwood Place at 6 p.m. The boys varsity team, also playing St. Bernard, will take the court at 7:30 p.m. Lower School teams will be announced at halftime of the boys varsity game. Come out to root for our basketball teams, as well as the youngest Stingers!


Winter Athletics Round Up

Winter is underway, and so are many sports at Seven Hills. “We are proud of all of our winter sports teams,” said Athletic Director Brian Phelps. “The Stingers continue to hold their own across the board.” Over the winter break, both the boys and girls swim teams beat Indian Hill and Summit Country Day. The boys swim team is currently ranked #1 in the city. Boys and girls basketball is nearing the .500 mark for the season. Girls bowling, and team member junior Audrey Wilson, is also having a great season. The team ranked fourth in Division II. Wilson placed fourth in the All Tournament Team at the Cincinnati High School Classic. The gymnastics teams also have several meets coming up. Varsity will compete Wednesday, Jan. 18 and Thursday, Feb. 2. The Middle School team will have a meet on Wednesday, Jan. 25. All meets will be held at Seven Hills.


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Senior Nominated for LaRosa’s MVP

Senior and Seven Hills swimmer Henry Marquardt has been nominated for LaRosa’s MVP of the Week! Voting for MVP is open now, and closes on Jan. 31. Vote for Marquardt here


From The Buzz, Dec. 16, 2016


Middle School Spirit Night

The Middle School Spirit Night was a night to celebrate our young athletes! Middle School winter sports teams were announced during halftime of the varsity game against New Miami in the Kalnow Gym. The teams walked onto the court and were greeted by applause from the audience and Seven Hills cheerleaders alike. View more photos from Spirit Night here. 



Swim Team Featured in the Cincinnati Enquirer

The Seven Hills Swim Team was recently featured in the Cincinnati Enquirer, leading a local sports round up titled Seven Hills Stingers top East-Side Swimming Buzz. The story features an interview with swim coach Brandon Williams. Read the Enquirer’s story here.


 Winter Sports Starting Strong

Winter sports are well underway at Seven Hills. Boys basketball kicked off Tuesday, Dec. 6 with a game against Clark. They dominated in their second game of the season, which coincided with Middle School Spirit Night, beating New Miami. Girls basketball has played six games, starting the season with a record of 4-2. Swimming is underway, and a successful year is on the horizon. The team is comprised of state caliber swimmers. Girls and boys bowling, as well as gymnastics, have also starter their seasons with competitions.


Alumni Games Slated for Sunday

Seven Hills alumni basketball games are planned for this Sunday, Dec. 18. The girls varsity team will play alumnae at 2 p.m. The boys varsity team will take on alumni at 4 p.m. Come out to root on our current and former Stingers!


From The Buzz, Nov. 22, 2016


Pep Rally Celebrates Golf Championship

The Seven Hills community held an exciting pep rally to celebrate the boys golf team’s recent state championship. Fourth and fifth graders from Doherty and Lotspeich, Middle, and Upper School students, and other members of the Seven Hills community were on hand to cheer on the team and their awesome achievement. Cheerleaders did several cheers, prizes were handed out, and Local 12’s Brad Johansen emceed the event. The team made a grand entrance on a golf cart decorated with gold and blue balloons. Athletic Director Brian Phelps thanked everyone who made the pep rally possible, and closed the event with encouraging words to fourth and fifth graders. He told them the school wants them to achieve the same level of athletic success one day, and they can. “Imagine yourself sitting up front as state champions one day,” Phelps said. Click here to view more photos of the pep rally. 


Fifth and Sixth Grade Team Compete in Soccer Finals

Two fifth and sixth grade soccer teams played strong this season. Team Cohen and Team Chaudhary recently advanced to states. Team Chowdhury played their hardest, but had a heartbreaking loss in double overtime. Team Cohen advanced to the quarter finals, held on Sunday, Nov. 20.


Lucy Callard

Juniors Named to USA Swimming’s Scholastic All-America Team

Congratulations to juniors Tindar Cyr and Lucy Callard! Cyr and Callard were named to the boys team and girls 2016 Scholastic All-America Team, respectively. To earn a spot on the team, swimmers must meet the minimum 3.5 GPA for the current academic year, have completed 10th,11th, or 12th grade, and have swum an individual pool time equal to a 2015 Winter Junior qualifying time in any individual event during a certain period.

Tindar Cyr
Tindar Cyr



Student Competes in Obstacle Course Racing World Championship

Sophomore Mike Nordlund recently competed in the Obstacle Course Racing World Championship, placing third in his age group of 13-17 year-olds.

The competition was held in Blue Mountain, Ontario, Canada. It consisted of a 9.3-mile race through the woods of the Blue Mountain ski resort with more than 40 obstacles. Obstacles included jumping over simple hurdles, climbing eight-foot walls, crawling across moving rock walls suspended across a 50-foot pass, and two extreme obstacles called the Platinum Rigs, which have numerous suspended objects that contestants must grasp as they swing their way across the rig. More than 40 countries were represented, with 48 contestants in Nordlund’s age group alone. The race was Nordlund’s second time participating in a world championship and his fifth obstacle race.


Louann Kovach

Southwest District All Star

Congratulations junior Louann Kovach! Kovach, a member of the Seven Hills girls golf team, recently made the Southwest District All Star honorable mention, as voted upon by local golf coaches. “Louann had a very successful season by all accounts receiving her first city wide recognition,” said golf coach Doug Huff. “Her performance at the girls sectional tournament allowed her to advance to the district tournament.”


From The Buzz, Nov. 11, 2016

Seven Hills Recognized at MVC Awards

Seven Hills athletes were recognized during the Miami Valley Conference (MVC) Awards for their achievements during the fall season. Those recognized include:

Fall Champions:

Golf – State, Districts, Sectionals

Volleyball – Miami Valley Conference

Tennis – Miami Valley Conference


MVC Player/Runner of the Year

Senior Chase Gardner – Cross Country

Sophomore Ava Romerill – Volleyball

Senior Lauren Saggar – Tennis


MVC Coaches of the Year

Nick Francis – Boys Soccer

Michell Cowherd – Volleyball

Tim Drew – Tennis


The Dick Snyder Sportsmanship Award

Senior Jack Lane


Boys Varsity Soccer

First Team All League senior Danny Rogers and senior Quinn Shim

All City – sophomore Brennan Callow, senior Danny Rogers, senior Adam Shim, and senior Quinn Shim


Varsity Tennis

First Team All League senior Lauren Saggar, junior Natalie Choo, and junior Jillian Blatt


Varsity Golf

First Team All League senior Jack Lane

First Team All State – senior Jack Lane

Second Team All State – sophomore Max Lane


Girls Varsity Soccer

First Team All League junior Ally Jandes and senior Grace McVey

All City – junior Ally Jandes


Varsity Volleyball

First Team All League junior Ava Romerill and junior Mary Ellen Bryans

Second Team All District – junior Ava Romerill


Cross Country

First Team All League senior Chase Gardner and junior Matthew Maring

For a complete list of Fall 2016 Sports Awards Winners, click here. To view a gallery of award winners, click here.


Pep Rally Planned

The Seven Hills community will celebrate the boys golf team’s recent state championship with a pep rally on Monday, Nov. 21. Athletic Director Brian Phelps said his department can’t wait to celebrate the achievement. “We’re really excited as a community to be able to recognize and celebrate another outstanding achievement that one of our sports teams has accomplished,” Phelps said. “A state championship is the true pinnacle of what each team strives for.” He also congratulated coach Doug Huff and the team on their great win.



Cross Country Runners Participate in State Match

Senior Chase Gardner and junior Matthew Maring recently participated in the cross country state championship, coming in 22nd and 90th place, respectively, in a competition with a total of 188 runners. “To have another year of two of our cross country athletes advance to the state championship is absolutely wonderful,” said Athletic Director Brian Phelps. “Both Chase and Matthew made Seven Hills very proud in the effort they gave.”



Fifth and Sixth Grade Team Win Tournament

Fifth and sixth graders on Angie Drew’s SAY soccer team won the Girls Striker Division at the Grothaus Tournament in Milford. At the Grothaus Tournament, Team Drew won all three games to advance, and beat Norwood 1-0 in the finals. The team finished the season with an impressive 12-2-1 record.


From The Buzz, Oct. 31, 2016


Boys Golf Team Claims State Championship

Congratulations to our boys golf team! The team, led by coach Doug Huff, claimed Seven Hills’ first golf state championship on Oct. 15. Tournament participants were senior Jack Lane and senior Daniel Grass, sophomore Max Lane, junior John Stewart, junior Ben Agin, and alternate, senior Austin Murph. Jack Lane was named First Team All Ohio, and Max Lane was named Second Team All Ohio. Huff said the team will go down as one of the greatest golf teams in the school’s history. The team played in the Ohio State Golf Tournament at NorthStar Golf Club. The tournament consisted of 36 holes and was played over two days. They shot a two-day total of 648, with a nine-stroke lead after day one. “I told the squad to focus on two things going into day two, knowing they would be nervous,” Huff said. “I told them to focus on their routines and to try to beat the other two players in their group. The Stingers were able to stay focused and win the tournament by ten strokes. I could not be happier with the team’s performance in capturing the third state team title in any sport in Seven Hills history.” Athletic Director Brian Phelps echoed the sentiment. “This win is a great accomplishment for the boys golf team! The team has worked extremely hard, and capped off a strong season with a well-deserved state championship that is a first for Seven Hills,” he said. Read the story in the Cincinnati Enquirer here.


Fall Champions

Several teams and athletes have been named fall champions!

Volleyball — Miami Valley Conference Champions (18-4, 11-2)

Girls Tennis — Miami Valley Conference Champions (undefeated in league play) and two doubles teams qualified for the state tournament (seniors Laney and Lauren Saggar and juniors Natalie Choo and Jillian Blatt)

Boys Golf — Sectional, district and State champions

Boys Cross CountrySenior Chase Gardner was named Miami Valley Conference Runner of the Year and district champion. Following a strong show at regionals, Gardner and junior Matthew Maring advanced to state.


Student Athletes Attend Leadership Conference

Eight student athletes recently attended the 2016 Ohio High School Athletic Association Leadership Conference, with the theme “The Super Women.” The participating Seven Hills athletes were juniors Alexis Tucker, Maggie Kersting, Lucy Callard, Ryann Pedoto, Mary Grace Ramsay, and Jessica Nordlund and seniors Emily Rauh and Grace McVey. The group spent the day at The Ohio State University, listening to a variety of keynote speakers. All of the conference participants are members of Seven Hills Athletic Leadership Team, an ongoing initiative set around a 10-week program structure, that brings together coaches and select student athletes for workshops and guided discussions.



Doubles Teams Advance to State

Two tennis doubles teams recently competed in the state tournament. The teams included seniors Laney and Lauren Saggar and juniors Jillian Blatt and Natalie Choo. “It was a great accomplishment and we are very proud of these four young women, along with coach Tim Drew,” Athletic Director Brian Phelps said. Congratulations to our doubles teams on making it to state!



Boys Middle Soccer Wins Tournament 

Congratulations to the Middle School boys soccer team! They recently won The Seven Hills Middle School Invitational Soccer Tournament 2-1, beating Mariemont in the championship game. The Stingers finished the season with an impressive 14-1-1 overall record. The boys team is coached by Robert Horne, Mark Beyreis, and Gabe Kalubi. The Middle School girls team was named runner-up.



Fifth and Sixth Grade Teams Advance to Ohio SAY Soccer State Tournament

The championship game of the SAY East Area Boys Striker Tournament was a thrilling overtime victory in an all Seven Hills final. Two Seven Hills teams, both a mix of fifth and sixth grade students, played each other in the final game. One team, undefeated and coached by Hal Chaudhary, beat coach Jason Cohen’s team by 2-1 in overtime. Both teams advanced to the Ohio SAY Soccer State Tournament, which will be held the weekend of Nov. 12.


From The Buzz, Oct. 13, 2016

_dsc0800 Homecoming was Sweet!

Homecoming 2016 was a night filled with athletics, food, and fun! The theme of the night was “Honey is sweet, but bees sting!” Seven Hills families enjoyed a Friday night that began with Middle School sports and ended with a rousing pep rally and fireworks. On Saturday, athletes shone during their Homecoming games. Girls varsity soccer won against Cincinnati Christian and boys varsity soccer claimed a victory over the Cougars as well. Athletic Director Brian Phelps said some highlights of the night included the shoot out, photo booth, and the “excellent fireworks show.” In cross country, senior Chase Gardner won the invitational, held on the new track, and junior Matthew Maring finished fourth. Click here for a gallery of Friday’s Homecoming festivities. View more photos from Homecoming 2016 here.




Spirit Night Celebrates Young Athletes

Spirit Night was a fun-filled evening of recognition of our hard-working youth teams and coaches. The evening included soccer games, food from Camp Washington Chili, face painting, and hair coloring. Youth athletes stormed the field between the girls and boys varsity games and were announced over the loud speaker. Four members of FC Cincinnati soccer team were also on hand to sign autographs throughout the evening. Later, the professional soccer players served as honorary captains during the boys game. Athletic Director Brian Phelps said it was fun to have the FC Cincinnati team members there and they “created a lot of buzz.” “They were busy the whole time they were here,” Phelps said. Click here to view more photos from Spirit Night.




Boys Golf

The varsity boys golf team recently won the Division III sectionals at Walden Ponds, with a team score of 314. The team was led by senior captain Jack Lane, who scored a 74, followed by sophomore Max Lane, who scored a 77, senior captain Daniel Grass with 80, and junior John Stewart with 83. “The varsity boys golf team has continued the tradition set many years ago of being one of the best Division III teams in the state,” said coach Doug Huff. “The 2016 version of the Stingers is paced by senior captains Jack Lane and Grass. The team has a great deal of support coming from senior Austin Murph, Stewart, junior Ben Agin, and Max Lane.” Huff said so far this season, the golf team has gone against Division I, II, and III teams from around Cincinnati, including St. Xavier and McNicholas. The team will head to the state championship this week after being named district champions.


Girls Volleyball

The varsity girls volleyball team has claimed its title as league champions. The team has had a great season, including an early win over Mars Hill and a first ever victory over Cincinnati Christian School. “The girls have consistently worked hard in pre-season and in practice to be able to perform well in games,” said coach Michell Cowherd. “With each player bringing their skills and talents together, a team has formed.” Athletic Director Brian Phelps said the team is made up of younger players. He noted it is exciting the team is just beginning a good run instead of a good run coming to an end. “That should only build upon itself in the coming years,” Phelps said.


Girls Tennis

The varsity girls tennis team continues to dominate. The team was undefeated in the Miami Valley Conference for the fourth year in a row and won their flight of the Greater Cincinnati Coaches Classic, beating Turpin, Mason, Sycamore, Lakota, Loveland, and Walnut Hills. The team accrued a record of 14-3 and made it to the Southwest District Finals. “The season’s success was clearly related to the leadership from our Upper School players,” coach Tim Drew said. “From the positive role modeling on the court during match play to their pushing each player to be their best in practice, the leaders set the tone to achieve a chance at team goals.” Athletic Director Brian Phelps praised the girls’ hard work on the court. “It’s been a lot of fun for the girls to be so dominating,” Phelps said. “It feels like the tradition continues.” He said of all the Seven Hills fall teams, “It’s such a great group of kids. I’m really proud of our coaches for their dedication.”



Middle Athletes Claiming Top Spots      

Middle School athletes are going strong and claiming top spots this fall. The Middle School boys and girls cross country teams recently won the Miami Valley Conference League Championship Meet at Voice of America Park. In golf, seventh grader Jacob Joffe took first place in the Cincinnati Middle School League Tournament at Meadow Links Golf Course. Congratulations to all of our Middle School athletes!



From The Buzz, Sept. 22, 2016



Homecoming Week!

Seven Hills is preparing for a slate of fun athletic events for Homecoming 2016, to be held this Friday and Saturday. “It’ll be a packed house,” Athletic Director Brian Phelps said. Like last year, the Friday Homecoming Pep Rally will also come equipped with a free photo booth under the pavilion just waiting to capture the night for families and friends. Don’t miss an opportunity to grab the only photo opportunity that is better than a selfie, with a table full of fun props! Glowsticks will also be handed out when you visit the photo booth. 

This year’s lineup is as follows:

Friday, Sept. 23

4 p.m. – Middle School Boys Soccer vs. Cincinnati Country Day

4 p.m. – Middle School Volleyball vs. Cincinnati Country Day (Kalnow Gym)

4 p.m. – Middle School Girls Tennis Match vs. Cardinal Pacelli

5:15 p.m. – Middle School Girls Soccer vs. Cincinnati Country Day

5-7 p.m. – All-School Picnic

7-8 p.m. – Fall Sports Clinics for Grades 1-8

8 p.m. – Pep Rally and Fireworks

 Saturday, Sept. 24

10 a.m. – Cross Country meet begins

1 p.m. – Varsity Girls Soccer vs. Cincinnati Christian Schools on the Lower Turf Field

3 p.m. – Varsity Boys Soccer vs. Cincinnati Christian Schools on the Lower Turf Field

9 p.m. – Upper School Homecoming Dance


FC Cincinnati Players to Attend Spirit Night

Doherty and Lotspeich will celebrate their annual SAY Spirit Night on Thursday, Sept. 29, at 5 p.m., with special guests from the FC Cincinnati soccer team! The Seven Hills community is encouraged to cheer on the Varsity Girls and Boys soccer teams at home on the Lower Turf Fields. Youth teams will be announced between games. FC Cincinnati players will sign autographs from 6-8 p.m.



Senior Nominated for LaRosa’s MVP

Senior Chase Gardner, a Seven Hills cross country runner, has been nominated for LaRosa’s MVP. Gardner is the defending conference and Division III district champion in cross country, who finished fifth at the regional meet. He was named Miami Valley Conference Cross Country Runner of the Year, as well as Cincinnati Division III Runner of the Year. The MVP will be announced Sept. 27. Congratulations, Chase!



Girls Tennis

The girls tennis team has started the season strong, with a great standing of 12-3 overall and ranking of 5-0 in the league. Tennis coach Tim Drew said the team has played across Ohio, and has had several big wins over local powerhouses Walnut Hills, Anderson, and Wyoming. Drew credits team leaders, seniors Laney Saggar and Lauren Saggar, and junior Natalie Choo, for providing inspiration to this year’s particularly close team of three seniors, two juniors, one sophomore, and two freshmen. “The goal each year is to shed the individual approach to tennis and make it a team effort—one heart, one goal,” Drew said. “I would say that intangible closeness sets us apart from most teams this year.” Laney and Lauren Saggar and Choo agree the season has been going well. The Saggars also point to the strong bond and support teammates share with one another. “Everyone is constantly encouraging one another, helping to create a positive and energetic atmosphere,” Laney said. “Both because of the great chemistry between the players and the high level of commitment toward the team’s success that each member has shown thus far, I am optimistic that this group of girls will continue to excel throughout the rest of the season.” This year, girls tennis has 34 participants, making up three teams led by coaches Drew, Seven Hills alumna Amelia Crace, Chris Caldemeyer, and Wan Soonthornsawad. “The coaches are very proud of how hard the girls have worked for their teammates,” Drew said. Congratulations to our girls tennis teams!



Girls Volleyball

Kudos to our varsity volleyball team for the beginning of an amazing season! The girls team is off to an excellent 12-2 start, and 5-0 in the league. Volleyball coach Michell Cowherd said the team always comes to practice prepared, and the players have tremendous “work ethic and the skill to go with it.” “If we are down in a game, they don’t quit and fight hard until the last point has been played,” she said. “It has been so fun to watch them grow together as a team.” Cowherd said the team is made up of younger players, and Anjali Gupta is the only returning senior. She noted there are several players to watch. “Key players to watch this season are outside hitter junior Mary Ellen Bryans; outside hitter and defensive specialist sophomore Ava Romerill; middle blocker freshman Avani Seshiah; and our setter, freshman Max Creech, who runs our offense,” Cowherd said.


From The Buzz, Sept. 8, 2016


New Track Opens

Seven Hills students are enjoying a new track on the Hillsdale Campus after renovations were completed in late August. Athletic Director Brian Phelps said his department is very excited about the update, which includes a corrected slope, new surface, and new foundation. Phelps said this is the first major renovation to the track since the 1980s. “This is the first full makeover,” he said. Because of the renovations, the school will be able to host the Seven Hills Track and Field Invitational for the first time in two years. The event will be held at the end of April and will showcase athletes in the Middle and Upper schools.


Juniors Named 2015-16 USA Swimming Scholastic All-Americans

Congratulations to juniors Tindar Cyr and Lucy Callard! Cyr and Callard have been named 2015-16 USA Swimming Scholastic All-Americans. They are two of only 1,172 swimmers across the United States to be given this honor. To qualify, swimmers must have completed 10th, 11th, or 12th grade and carry at least a 3.5 GPA. Honorees had to earn an individual Winter Juniors cut as well. This is both Cyr and Callard’s first year making the list.



Fall Sports Start Strong

The fall sports season is off to a great start! Athletic Director Brian Phelps said girls tennis is going into the school year 7-0 after beating all league schools. Girls volleyball has gone 5-1, with the team winning its first league game on Sept. 1. Stingers volleyball is currently 1-0 in its conference. Phelps also commented on the boys soccer team, now led by head coach Nick Francis. He noted its mix of senior players and up-and-coming younger players. “Boys soccer looks strong this year,” he said. Erin Wierzba is now head coach for girls soccer. Wierzba formerly served as head coach at the Atlanta School For Girls. In college, Wierzba was a two-time captain of Toledo’s girls soccer team. The boys cross country team competed in the Country Day Invitational on Aug. 27. Senior Chase Gardner placed first, and junior Matthew Maring placed third. The boys golf team is undefeated in match play, with a 2-0 record in wins against Cincinnati Country Day and Lebanon. The Stingers are led by seniors Jack Lane and Daniel Grass. Sophomore Max Lane has also contributed to the overall success of the program by posting the low score of the season with a 33 (2 under par) at The Grizzly.

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Back-to-School Kick-Off Night a Hit!

Seven Hills families put their Stinger pride on display on Aug. 27 during the new Back-to-School Kick-Off Night! There was plenty of food, fans, and soccer games to be watched. “It really felt like a spirit night,” said Athletic Director Brian Phelps. “Everywhere you looked, students and families were wearing Seven Hills gear.” The night consisted of three back-to-back soccer games, with boys JV winning their game. Girls and boys varsity lost against their opponents, Phelps said, but it didn’t dampen spirits. “It was still a successful night,” he said. To see more photos from Kick-Off Night, click here.



Student Athletes Become Leaders in New Program

Some may say leadership is an innate talent, but Athletic Director Brian Phelps believes it’s also learned. To teach student athletes this important skill, members of the athletics department have established the Seven Hills Athletic Leadership Team (SHALT). According to Phelps, 41 students, sophomores through seniors, are participating in the inaugural program. Phelps said varsity coaches nominated two to three student athletes to participate in SHALT. Some students may take on roles as senior captains, while others are sophomores with potential to be future leaders. SHALT is moderated by Phelps, and coaches Nick Francis, Erin Wierzba, Tim Drew, and Bryce Carlson. Phelps said although the advisors “guide them through this program,” students are also learning from each other. The athletes meet every Tuesday at lunch to discuss their week, their sports, and anything else they may have concerns about. SHALT officially kicked off on Aug. 11 with a retreat at Camp Joy.


From The Buzz, June 6, 2016


Baseball Team Clinches Miami Valley Conference Title

The Seven Hills baseball team has made school history. In May, the team was named Miami Valley Conference champions, the first ever league championship for the baseball team. Athletic Director Brian Phelps said the youth squad played extremely well this season. The team knocked off Shroder High School in the first round of the Ohio High School Athletic Association tournament, 12-2 before their season ended in the second round. Phelps said he expects a bright future for the baseball team, as many core players will return in the 2016-17 school year and participation numbers continue to rise. Congratulations to the baseball team for winning Seven Hills first ever baseball Miami Valley Conference championship!


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Seven Hills Athletes, Coaches Named Enquirer Winter All Stars 2016

Several Seven Hills athletes and coaches were given top honors on The Cincinnati Enquirer’s list of Winter All Stars 2016. The Enquirer named sophomore Audrey Wilson and senior Corey Wilson the Division II Girls Bowler of the Year and Division II Boys Bowler of the Year, respectively. Audrey and Corey’s mother, Robin Wilson, Seven Hills bowling coach and Lotspeich music teacher, was also named Division II Boys Bowling Coach of the Year. Audrey made the Division II state tournament, finishing 39th. She was also sixth at the Division II district tournament. Corey finished 40th at the Division II district tournament and was sectional tournament champion. Robin was named Miami Valley Conference coach of the year and guided her team to a 13th place finish at the district meet and runner-up finish at the sectional. Senior Matthew Marquardt was named Division II Swimmer of the year. Marquardt helped lead the Stingers to an overall state championship. Through his club team, he qualified for the 2016 Olympic trials in the 200 backstroke. Next year, Marquardt will swim for Princeton University. Brandon Williams was named Division II Boys Swimming Coach of the Year. In his first year as coach, Williams helped garner Seven Hill’s second championship in a row.

Other honors from the Enquirer’s Winter All Stars include:

Girls Bowling

Second Team: Ashley Labrie and Samantha Eng

Boys Bowling

First Team: Danny Mutasim

Honorable Mention: Jake Lautman

Girls Basketball

First Team: Maggie Kersting

Boys Swimming

First Team: Tim Hagemeister, Greg Kalin, and Tindar Cyr

Second Team: Nicholas Purple and Henry Marquardt

Honorable Mention: Matthew Maring

Girls Swimming

First Team: Lucy Callard

Second Team: Emma Shuppert


Honorable Mention: Katie Corbett

Congratulations to our athletes and coaches, whose hard work helped them earn these exciting honors!


Spring Sports Awards Winners Named

Many outstanding Upper School athletes were honored May 19 at the Spring Sports Awards. Several awards were presented, including Male and Female Athletes of the Year, given to Matthew Marquardt and Claire Stewart, respectively. Athletic Director Brian Phelps lauded the efforts of the award winners and all those who participate in Seven Hills athletics. “I would say that our young teams found many successes in different types of ways,” Phelps said. He expects several talented players to return to their teams in the 2016-17 academic year. “We’re really looking forward to the development and success,” Phelps said. For a full list of awards and winners, please click here.



Senior Signs with Franciscan University

Congratulations to senior Kevin Jarmusik! Jarmusik accepted a position on the Franciscan University of Steubenville basketball team. A signing was held in Kalnow Gym in May, with Jarmusik’s sister, Sharon, father, Tom, and close friend, Terry Webb, in attendance. This marked Seven Hills seventh student athlete signing of the 2015-16 academic year.


Track and Field

Senior Advances to State for Track and Field

The track and field regional meet was held in Troy in mid-May. Senior Matthew Marquardt advanced to the State Championship in the 800m run, finishing in third place with a time of 1:59.31. Junior Sam Stevens finished fifth in the 400m and broke the school record with a time of 51.67. Junior Chase Gardner finished in sixth place in the mile run with a time of 4:37.66 and eighth in the two-mile run with a time of 10:25.13. Marquardt ran the state championship meet on June 4 at Ohio State University. He placed 15th in the 800m, with a time of 2:00.14.


week19_matthew_marquardt-three_pic_blackSenior Nominated for MVP Award

Senior Matthew Marquardt has been nominated for LaRosa’s Male MVP of the Year. Marquardt is one of 12 student-athletes being considered for the pizzeria’s male and female MVP honors. Marquardt is an accomplished swimmer who helped lead the Stingers to an overall state championship and qualified for the 2016 Olympic trials through his club team. A ceremony honoring the nominees will take place on Sunday, June 26, at the Crosley Telecommunications Center, 1223 Central Parkway, Cincinnati. Good luck, Matthew!


 From The Buzz, May 13, 2016

College Signings 2Three Student Athletes Signed to Play at Respective College and Universities

Congratulations to three seniors who were recently invited to play their respective sports for their universities this fall. Tigar Cyr will join Princeton University’s swimming and diving team. Kevin Jarmusik will play basketball for Franciscan University of Steubenville. Kelly Pan will play tennis for Kenyon College. Cyr, Jarmusik, and Pan bring the number of student athletes who were invited to play for their university and college teams to seven. Congratulations to all six of our student athletes!

Kevin Jarmusik
Kevin Jarmusik


IMG_3911Seven Hills Swimmers Recognized at Banquet

Congratulations to the Seven Hills swimmers who were honored at the Ohio Swimming Awards Recognition Banquet. Over the course of a wonderful evening, Ohio Swimming celebrated the achievements, performances, dedication, and contributions of its extraordinary athletes, coaches, officials, and volunteers. Matthew Marquardt was the recipient of the first Ohio Swimming Scholarship Award and was recognized for being an Olympic Trials Qualifier, and a USA Swimming Scholastic All-American. Greg Kalin was recognized for setting an Ohio Record in the 13-14 Boys 50 Meter Butterfly. Emma Shuppert was recognized for setting an Ohio Record in the 13-14 Girls 200 Yard Medley Relay. Lucy Callard was recognized for setting an Ohio Record in the 15-16 Girls 200 Meter Medley Relay. Sam Adams was awarded 2nd place in the 9-10 Boys 500 Freestyle, from the Ohio Virtual Distance Meet.


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Kudos to our track and field athletes who are showing promise early in the season. The following are results from the May 3 meet at CHCA.

In the girls category:

Ally Jandis placed 3rd in the 100 and in 200.

Alexis Tucker placed 3rd in Discus.

In the boys category:

Sam Stevens, Sean Holcomb, Ricardo Godoy, and Maliq Lee placed 3rd in the 4×200 relay.

Stevens, Holcomb, Chase Byington, and Adam Shim placed 4th in the 4×100 relay.

Chase Gardner placed 3rd in the 1600.

Godoy placed 4th in the 400.

Stevens placed 1st in the 200 and 7th in discus.

Lee placed 5th in high jump.


From The Buzz, April 14, 2016

A WLWT Channel 5 cameraman videotapes Matthew in action at the Anderson Healthplex.
A WLWT Channel 5 cameraman videotapes Matthew in action at the Anderson Healthplex.

Seven Hills Senior Qualifies for Olympic Trials

After recently qualifying to compete in the 2016 Summer Olympic trials, Seven Hills senior Matthew Marquardt has been juggling a number of interviews with local news networks who are telling his story. Marquardt was featured in coverage on Local 12-WKRC TV  and WLWT News 5 Many thanks to Matthew’s mother, Debbie Marquardt, and our athletic director Brian Phelps, who also were interviewed.


large_news1026941_922803Sophomore Swimmer Recognized by Women’s Sports Association

Sophomore Lucy Callard will be honored at the Women’s Sports Awards Dinner hosted by The Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky Women’s Sports Association. Calling Callard one of “the best of the best,” the invitation states that Callard is being recognized for her recent state swimming championship in the 500 Free. Callard will be recognized at the 23rd Women’s Sports Awards Dinner on April 25 in the Cintas Center on Xavier University’s campus.



WCPO_TimDrew_1459978975861_35657702_ver1.0_640_480Coach Drew Celebrates 700th Win in Tennis

Seven Hills long time physics teacher and coach, Tim Drew, earned his 700th victory on Tuesday, April 5, when his varsity squad beat CHCA 5-0 in about 50 minutes. Tim has been the girls’ varsity head coach for 27 years and the boys’ varsity coach for 25 years. “We are all very proud of Tim and his 700th win,” said athletic director Brian Phelps. “It obviously takes many matches over many years to accomplish such a tremendous milestone. Seven Hills takes great pride in having such a wonderful coach and person on staff.” Click here to read a WCPO Channel 9 news article on Drew, which ran on the station’s webpage in early April.



7HillsStingerBee_BWBaseball Season is Here!

Seven Hills baseball began a steadily improving season with new, experienced Coach Randy Russell, and a new attitude for the program. The Stingers opened the season, defeating Aiken high school with a 14-1 victory on a combined no-hitter led by junior Wil Morris. Shortly after, the club took on cross-town rival Purcell-Marian winning 9-8 on a walk-off in the bottom of the seventh. The Stingers were led by senior Brian Hills who hit a grand slam in the bottom of the 4th to close the gap to 6-5. Hills went on to go 4-4 on the day with 5 RBI. Freshman Andrew Brown pitched well for the Stingers and also went 3-4 in the same game. Seniors for this year’s ball club include: Brian Hills, Hasani Harrigan, Matthew Clayton and Corey Wilson. Said athletic director Brian Phelps, “Many players have gained experience and have a love for the game.”




School Comes Together to Celebrate State Championship

Emotions and Stinger pride were high at a recent assembly to congratulate the Seven Hills boys swim team for their second, consecutive state championship win. During the assembly, swimmers Tigar Cyr and Matthew Marquardt addressed the student body, applauding the efforts of their teammates and offering encouragement to all Stinger athletes. Coach Tim Drew and swim coach Brandon Williams also congratulated the team. During a heartfelt presentation, Marquardt, who broke the last standing record school swimming record in the 100 Fly, held by Julian Daily ’96, son of Doherty’s Unit III teacher Regina Daily, addressed Regina Daily, who was in the crowd. Marquardt, who was also one of Regina Daily’s students, told Daily he was honored to be inspired by Julian’s record. “Many of us know Mrs. Daily,” said Marquardt. “But many of you don’t know how much she loves swimming.” He handed Regina Daily her son’s record plaque and the two shared a big hug. For years, Regina Daily has organized to have her students design cheerful pictures that greet Seven Hills swimmers during their competitive events. Marquardt said he remembers crafting the pictures when he was young and thinking back to those days when he was greeted with pictures as an Upper School swimmer.




large_news1026941_922803Strong Showing at Ohio State Championships

Sophomore Lucy Callard staged a stirring come-from-behind victory in the 500 yard freestyle to become Seven Hills first female state swimming champ since Rachel Gustin won her last state title in 1993.  In doing so, she helped lead the Seven Hills girls team to an 11th place finish in the State Meet. The team notched 60 points and finished only one point out of the top 10 and only 10 points behind seventh place. In addition to her victory in the 500, Lucy added a third place finish in the 200 yard free for a total of 36 points in the meet.  Freshman sensation Emma Shuppert was the other individual point scorer for the girls scoring 18 points with an eighth place finish in the 100 yard backstroke and a 10th place finish in the 200 yard IM. Lucy and Emma were joined by senior Claire McDonald and freshman Dottie Callard on 400 free relay that placed 14thoverall and contributed six points. Said athletic director Brian Phelps, “With such strong performances by an underclassmen dominated team, the future is bright for Seven Hills girls swimming.”


IMG_1471Undefeated Sixth Grade Girls Basketball

Congratulations to the sixth grade girls basketball team!
The team went 15-0 this season. They had the highest average offensive scoring record per game of any of the teams and the lowest earned points average for their opponents. The team beat Finneytown in the semifinals on Sunday at Sands Montessori, then turned around an hour later and beat Kilgour by one point in overtime to take the league championship and finish the season undefeated, said coach Tim Drew. Drew said the team has been a unit for three years. This season, they participated in the sixth grade girls A division of the Cincinnati Premier Youth Basketball League, which included about 30 teams from all over Cincinnati. Team members are: Lea Berman, Caitlin Drew, Emma Firestein, Kamaia Hall, Rosalie Hoar, Ella Morris, Julia Moser, Meg Seshiah, and Aditi Sinha, as well as coaches Tim Drew and Charles Hall.


IMG_0840Seven Hills Boys Place First in Squash Competition

Congratulations to Seven Hills students for taking first place in Cincinnati’s school squash competition in early March. The winning squash team consists of sixth grader Aanya Anand, ninth grader Welby Anning, eighth grader Taylor Greenwald, fourth grader Charlie Mullin, seventh grader Harrison Mullin, and fifth grader John Mullin.


From The Buzz, Feb. 25, 2016

zoom_news1025477_920457MVC Champions!

The Seven Hills boys swim team captured their second consecutive District Swimming Championship in the Championship Meet held at Miami University on Feb. 19. The Seven Hills boys team, coached by Brandon Williams, racked up 323 points to finish 85 points ahead of second place Wyoming. Twelve different boys scored points for the team. The Seven Hills performance demonstrated both excellence at the top and the kind of depth that wins championships–with Seven Hills putting swimmers on the podium (top eight finish) in every event except one and had two or more swimmers make the podium in four of the eight individual events, and all three relays made the podiumClick here to view individual results.



Congratulations to our seniors who recently signed to play sports for their respective schools! Alyssa Akiyama, Women’s Golf for Carleton College; Camille Williams, Women’s Soccer for Carnegie Mellon University; Matthew Marquardt, Men’s Swimming and Diving for Princeton University; and Olivia Silverman, Women’s Soccer for Saint Louis University.


635612016647961604-audreywilsonSophomore Bowler Qualifies for State

Congratulations to sophomore Audrey Wilson, who recently qualified for state at a Division II girls bowling tournament. Wilson was the feature of a Feb. 20 Cincinnati Enquirer article. Read more about Audrey and her coach, mother, and Lotspeich music teacher Robin Wilson here.


Tindar Cyr
Tindar Cyr

Seven Hills Swimmer Selected to Train at US Olympic Training Center

Sophomore Tindar Cyr has been invited to train at the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO, as part of the USA Swimming Diversity Select Camp. USA Swimming, the governing body of US swimming, will pay all the expenses for Tindar and his club coach to travel to Colorado for three and a half days of training, stroke analysis and development. Tindar was selected among a national pool of applicants as the single fastest 200 meter breaststroker who is 16 or under. A total of 24 boys and 24 girls are selected for the camp. Tindar is also a member of the reigning state champion Seven Hills Boy Swim Team. Tindar is the MVC League and Cincinnati Sectional Champion and District runner-up in 100 yard breaststroke and has qualified for the State Meet in the 100 breaststroke, 200 IM and as a member of two relays.


IMG_3903Middle School Gymnastics

Seven Hills Middle School gymnasts placed fourth in the meet at Cincinnati Country Day in late January. Congratulations to Caroline Corbett, who placed second on floor, first place on beam, fourth place on bars, sixth place on vault, and first place all around! The team wrapped up the season at a championship meet in early February. Congratulations to our gymnasts and coaches Nikki Ravenscraft, Sue Bone, and Christina Del Vecchio.

Caroline Corbett


Girls Swimming

The young Seven Hills girls swim team continued its ascent with a strong showing at the Sectional Championships at Mason in February. The team racked up 223 points. Six swimmers and two relay teams qualified to advance to the District Championships at Miami University. Four of the six qualifiers are either freshmen or sophomores, providing further indication of the bright future this team has.

The qualifiers are:


  • Claire McDonald: 50 Free and 200 Free
  • Sydney Miccoli:  100 Free (alt) and 100 Backstroke


  • Lucy Callard:  200 Free and 500 Free


  • Dottie Callard:  200 Free and 500 Free
  • Claire Harrison:  50 Free
  • Emma Shuppert:  100 Backstroke and 200 IM


  • 400 Free Relay (Claire McDonald, Dottie Callard, Emma Shuppert, Lucy Callard)
  • 200 Medley Relay (Dottie Callard, Emma Shuppert, Lucy Callard, Claire McDonald)

Also swimming were Nicole Tiao (50 Free, 100 Yard Breaststroke and 200 Free Relay) and Annie Varatharajah (50 Free, 100 Breaststroke, and 200 Free Relay). Claire Harrison also swam 100 Breaststroke.

The team finished fifth overall.


From The Buzz, Feb. 4, 2016

ALL_STAR_LOGO_11Seven Hills Well-represented in Fall All-Star Awards

Congratulations to our coaches and student athletes! Click here to view the Fall All-Star lineup.


Annual Southwest Ohio Coaches Classic

Seven Hills’ boys and girls swim teams competed at the 33rd Annual Southwest Ohio Coaches Classic in late January, one of the largest high school swim meets in the country. With 3,000 swimmers and 125 schools competing in the same division, regardless of school enrollment, the Coaches Classic is one of the most exciting meets of the season. The boys team placed second overall behind swimming powerhouse St. Xavier, beating out very competitive teams like Centerville, Moeller, Madeira, Walnut Hills, Mason, Anderson, and Turpin. The boys placed top 3 in all relays offered at the meet: 200 freestyle (second), 400 freestyle (second), 200 medley (second), and 400 medley (third). The team of Matthew Marquardt, Greg Kalin, Henry Marquardt, and Tim Hagemeister achieved a school record in the 200 Freestyle Relay with a time of 1:27.51. Senior M. Marquardt broke a 24-year-old Classic record in the 200 backstroke with a time of 1:48.29. M. Marquardt went on to be the team’s lead scorer with a combined 69 points after placing second in both the 100 backstroke, 200 butterfly, and as a member of all four top three relays. He was followed by Hagemeister, with a combined 47 points who also competed on all four relays and grabbed the school record in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:43.90. Sophomore Tindar Cyr placed third overall in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 59.45 and was also a member of the boys 200 and 400 medley relays. Also competing at finals was George Eng (100 IM), Greg Kalin (50 free), Matthew Maring (1650 free), Henry Marquardt (100 free, 200 fly), Nick Purple (200 IM), and Sam Stevens (50 fly).

The girls team also did very well at the Classic, placing 14th overall. The team of Lucy Callard, Emma Shuppert, Dottie Callard and Claire McDonald achieved season best times in three out of the four relays they competed in this weekend. Sophomore L. Callard received 69 of the girls 76 total varsity points, placing first in the 400 IM with a time of 4:30.36 and second in both the 200 fly and the 1650 freestyle. Freshman Emma Shuppert broke a 21-year-old Classic record placing first in the 100 IM with a time of 1:00.68, as well as the 50 backstroke record with a time of 27.32. Overall the team did very well this weekend and the coaches are excited for the upcoming Miami Valley Conference, as well as the sectional, district, and state meets.

Points Breakdown:

Lucy Callard: 69

Tindar Cyr: 38

George Eng: 6 (JV)

Tim Hagemeister: 47

Greg Kalin: 7

Matthew Maring: 3

Henry Marquardt : 7

Matthew Marquardt: 69

Nick Purple: 1

Emma Shuppert: 47 (7 Varsity, 40 JV)

Sam Stevens: 5 (JV)




Congratulations to our Lower and Middle School athletes. Click here to view photos from the Spirit Nights for the Lower and Middle schools.


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Seven Hills Siblings Blaze Trail for Ultimate Frisbee

Seven Hills seniors Hayley and Maddie Samson recently tried out for the USA Ultimate Frisbee team that will compete this summer at the 2016 World Games in Poland. One hundred girls from across the U.S. were chosen for the tryouts, from which the U.S. team of 25 will be selected in early March. The Samsons were nominated by the top U.S. Women’s player whom they met last summer at an Ultimate Frisbee camp for elite athletes.

Hayley and Maddie have been playing Ultimate for eight years at the high school, state, regional, and national levels. They cofounded an Ultimate Club at Seven Hills two years ago, and the Seven Hills’ coed Ultimate Frisbee team Sabotage, now in its third year. The Samsons are passionate about the sport and plan to continue to play in college and perhaps the 2024 Olympics. Last year, the International Olympic Committee officially recognized the sport, lauding the “sport’s rapid growth, tremendous youth appeal, a strong grounding in Olympic ideas, gender equality and good governance.” The Samsons have other plans for Ultimate Frisbee at Seven Hills this year. This spring, they hope to introduce the sport to lesser-privileged youth at nearby schools. Athletic Director Brian Phelps said a high school Ultimate Frisbee All-Star Game to be held at Seven Hills is also in the works. 


Stay Tuned …

Look for news about National Signing Day in the next Buzz!


From The Buzz, Dec. 18, 2015

BLITZ-2015--BASKETBALL-jpgWLWT Game of the Week – Jan. 15—Vote Now!

The boys varsity basketball game against Cincinnati Country Day on Friday night has been nominated as one of the WLWT high school games of the week! Please vote and vote often. The winning game will be featured in highlights on the Blitz Friday night, January 15! Voting ends Jan. 14 at 11 p.m. Click here to vote! Come out and cheer the teams on Jan. 15. The girls varsity team plays at 6 p.m. vs. CCDS, and boys varsity plays at 7:30 p.m. vs. CCDS.


Hall of FamersSix Inducted into Seven Hills Hall of Fame

Seven Hills’ Athletic Department elected six new members into the Seven Hills Athletic Hall of Fame. Athletics Director Brian Phelps hosted the festive ceremony on Jan. 2 between the girls and boys varsity basketball games in Kalnow Gym on the Hillsdale Campus. “Outstanding athletic achievement and contribution to athletics is the primary requirement for nomination,” said Phelps. “The Seven Hills Athletic Department along with the Seven Hills Athletic Boosters, put together a committee to review nominations for induction into the Seven Hills Athletic Hall of Fame.”

Congratulations to the following:
Peter Matthews `91
Shaun Whitehead `94

Bryan Ayers `98
Isabelle Kalubi `00

Tyler McIlwraith`03

Coach Tim Drew

The Hall of Fame recognizes outstanding contributions to the athletic program at Seven Hills by athletes, coaches, athletic directors, and administrators. Phelps said the Athletic Hall of Fame, which began in 1999, would take place every two years.

Hall of Famers and presenters __________________________________________________________________


Marquardt Named LaRosa’s MVP of the Week

Seven Hills senior Matthew Marquardt was named LaRosa’s MVP of the Week on Dec. 29. A NISCA All-American and a 4-year varsity swimmer for the Stingers, Matthew was a part of two Ohio state Div. II championship relay teams (200 medley relay and 400 freestyle relay) last season. He also was Ohio state runner-up in two individual races, the 100 backstroke (50.01) and the 100 butterfly (50.70), helping Seven Hills capture its first-ever Ohio state Div. II swimming team title. Matthew holds three school records in swimming and his junior year was named Cincinnati Div. II Swimmer of the Year (Enquirer) and first team All-Ohio for the third time. An all-around athlete, Matthew has competed in lacrosse, soccer, cross-country and track for the Stingers. Read more at:


From The Buzz, Dec. 18, 2015


Bowling Off to a Great Start!

The Stingers Bowling teams are off to a great start. The girls record is 4-0, beating Amelia, Wyoming, Clark, and Norwood Schools.  Audrey Wilson is leading the team with a 168 average and high game of 193. The boys team is off to a 4-1 start, beating Wyoming, Clark, Summit, and Norwood. Senior Corey Wilson is leading the team with a 193 average. He has bowled three 2-game series over 400:  448, 420, 421 and his high game is 257. Senior Danny Mutasim had the high 2-game series against Norwood with a 397 and has the second highest average for the MVC of 176. Also, Senior Jake Lautman bowled his highest game of the season of 220 against Wyoming.


Vote for Seven Hills Swimmer

Matthew Marquardt, a senior swimmer at Seven Hills, is up for the LaRosa’s MVP of the Week. Please go vote for him here. The winner will be announced Tuesday, Dec. 29.


From The Buzz, Dec. 3, 2015

Athletic Hall of Fame

Seven Hills elects six new members into the Seven Hills Athletic Hall of Fame. The following men and woman will be formally inducted on Jan. 2, 2016 in the Hillsdale Commons between the girls and boys varsity basketball games. Congratulations to the following:
Peter Matthews ’91
Shaun Whitehead ’94
Bryan Ayers ’98
Isabelle Kalubi ’00
Tyler McIlwraith ’03
Tim Drew – Coach


HeadshotNew Head Swimming Coach

The Seven Hills athletic department recently welcomed Brandon Williams as the new boys and girls swimming head coach and program director. Williams began his competitive swimming career when he was eight years old at Harpers Point Swim and Tennis Club, working his way through the ranks in a number of prestigious competitions, leading to his commitment to swim for Michigan State University on a swimming scholarship. He later left Michigan State and transferred to University of Cincinnati, where he graduated in 2014. Williams has worked with Ohio State Champions, Olympic Trial Competitors, and USA Swimming National Champions and Competitors. Click here to read a full description of Williams’ swimming and coaching history.          


logo_ossca_new2015 OSSCA ALL-State

Congratulations to seniors Jai Williams and Olivia Silverman for being named to the Ohio Scholastic Soccer Coaches Association 2nd Team All-State team!


From The Buzz, Nov. 19, 2015

Silverman photo by Keith Neu
photo by Keith Neu

Students Signed with Division I Schools

Seniors Matthew Marquardt and Olivia Silverman have committed to play their respective sports for Division I colleges and universities.
Senior Olivia Silverman committed to play soccer for St. Louis University in the fall of 2016. Silverman, who was also recently named All-American, will join 40 of the nation’s girl’s high school soccer players from fall playing states to take part in the third Annual High School All-American Game in early December. Three-sport athlete Marquardt, who placed second in the district championship and competed in the Division III State Cross Country Championship, has committed to swim for Princeton University in the fall of 2016.


Gardner and Marquardt

Cross Country Ends Strong

In a record-breaking season, the boys and girls cross country team ran at Voice of America in Mason, Ohio, in the Miami Valley Conference (MVC) Cross Country Championship. Chase Gardner won the meet in the boys division setting a new school record of 16.17.19 in the 3.1-mile race. Gardner earned MVC Runner of the Year for his performance. Matthew Marquardt finished in third place and Matthew Maring finished in 12th, earning each of them All-MVC honors. On the girls side, Nia Page finished with a team best, 27th place. The cross country team was district runner-up, with Gardner being named district champion, Marquardt placing second, and Maring placing fifth. Both Gardner and Marquardt competed in the Division III State Cross Country Championship. Gardner finished in 26th place and Marquardt finished in 61st.

Sophomore wins Bowling Tournament

Sophomore Audrey Wilson won another bowling tournament this past weekend at Polking South lanes. She qualified as the first seed after five games. Wilson beat the fourth place girl two out of three games and in the championship round, Wilson won the first game, her opponent won the second game and Wilson finished it off winning the third game.

photoSeven Hills Juniors Participate in Premiere Rowing Event

Three Seven Hills students won medals for their participation in The Hooch, the fall’s biggest crew race and the third largest such race in the United States each year. Juniors Ben Farber, Lukas Geiger, and Rosie Kilcoyne each won medals at The Hooch. Farber and Geiger received silver in the men’s youth lightweight 4. Geiger received a gold in the men’s youth varsity 8, and Kilcoyne received a gold in the women’s youth lightweight 8. The regatta is held each year on the Chattanooga River. A total of 2,100 boats were in the race this year.

From The Buzz, Oct. 30, 2015

Alissa Akiyama
Alissa Akiyama

Senior Golfer Earns Second Team All-State

The Seven Hills golf program sent two outstanding golfers to the Ohio State Golf Tournament played at The Ohio State University Scarlet and Gray course. Senior Alyssa Akiyama shot 81 the first day and 76 the second day earning her 2nd Team All-State honors. Junior Jack Lane shot a 90 on the first day then rebounded with a 78 on a very tough Scarlet course. Congrats to both golfers on an outstanding year!

Jack Lane




IMG_2824 copySeven Hills Cross Country Team Dominates Districts

In the Division III boys’ race, the MVC showed its strength, with Summit Country Day winning the District title, followed by Seven Hills, Cincinnati Country Day, and St. Bernard. All four squads have advanced to the Regional Meet! Seven Hills’ Chase Gardner reigns as district champion with a time of 16:36.3, finishing just ahead of teammate Matthew Marquardt!
Individually, Gardner and Marquardt join teammate Matthew Maring (5th); Summit Country Day’s Tullus Dean (4th), Matt LaMacchia (8th), Conrad Coldiron (11th), Will Mackey (13th), and Scott Kinross (14th); and Cincinnati Hills Christian’s David Higgins (7th) and Matthew Floyd (10th) as runners who placed in the top 16!
On the girls’ side, the Summit Country Day Lady Knights won the District championship, finishing ahead of Cincinnati Country Day (3rd) and Cincinnati Hills Christian (4th). All four teams advanced to the October 31 Regional Meet. Cincinnati Country Day’s Grace Pettengill finished as District runner-up!
Joining Pettengill in the top 16 are Summit Country Day’s Alexis Hogya (3rd), Abby Lamacchia (4th), Meghan O’Brien (5th), Madelyn LaBar (6th), Taylor Bulla (13th), and Keegie Berger (14th); and Cincinnati Hills Christian’s Anna Holder (7th) and Hannah Ferguson (15th).

Congratulations! To see complete results, go here


Middle School Teams make Championship games

Both the Middle School volleyball teams will play in the Tournament Finals on Thursday, 10/22, in Kalnow Gym vs CHCA. The “B” team will play at 4:30 and the “A” team at 5:30. The Middle School boys soccer team will play in the Championship Game on Saturday, 10/24, at CHCA High School vs Mariemont. Kickoff is set for 3:00.


From The Buzz, Oct. 15, 2015

Record Breaking!

Congratulations to Seven Hills Junior Chase Gardner, who won the Miami Valley Conference Cross Country championship and set a new record with a time of 16:17. We also congratulate senior Matthew Marquardt who finished third, and eighth grader Linley Dawson, who took the lead and won the MVC Cross Country championship league middle school girls race. Many thanks to Keith Neu for stunning photos of our Stinger champions! #GoStingers! #StingerPride!

Matthew Marquardt
Matthew Marquardt
Linley Dawson
Linley Dawson


Girls Tennis Wins the MVC Championship

The girls tennis team won the Miami Valley Conference Championship going a perfect 6-0 in league play. Other MVC tennis opponents included: Summit Country Day, Cincinnati Country Day, and Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy. The championship is the Stingers’ third consecutive league championship. Coach Tim Drew was named Coach of the Year in the Miami Valley Conference. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Golf Team Wins MVC Championship

The Seven Hills golf team played a two-day, 36 hole tournament at Walden Ponds and Weatherwax golf course this past Thursday and Saturday. The Stingers shot 332 on day one and a 341 on day two, to win the tournament by 6 strokes. Coach Doug Huff was named the Miami Valley Conference coach of the year. Junior Jack Lane made first team shooting a 75 and 81 (156) and came in second overall. Senior Alyssa Akiyamma also made first team shooting a 79 and 83 (162). Junior Daniel Grass made 2nd team shooting 89 and 83 (172). Other members that participated are: sophomore John Stewart (89/ 94), senior Mike Nazarro (93/ 104) and junior Austin Murph (97/ 101).


Seven Hills Cross Country Boys Win Home Invitational

The Stingers took first place with 66 points on Saturday in their home invitational, beating Taylor High School by one. Junior Chase Gardner finished first with a time of 17:32, sophomore Matthew Maring came in third at 18:10, Sam Stevens came in 11th at 19:03, sophomore Brett Miller finished 18th at 19:33 and freshman Josh Medlin ran 20:21 for 33rd. Freshman Greg Kalin, senior Nia Page and junior Eliza Clark all ran season’s best times. Congratulations to all the runners on a hard course.


From The Buzz, Sept. 24, 2015

Spirit Night Was Spectacular!

Spirit Night was a fun-filled evening of recognition of our hard-working youth teams and coaches. More than 500 students, families, and faculty attended the grand event, which included face-painting, sports-related games, and team announcements. Thank you to the 21 teams and the parents who coach and support them! Click here to view a photo gallery of the event.


IMG_4077 (1)Homecoming Week!

With “Greatness Stings” as the 2015-16 Homecoming theme phrase, students have been in the school spirit mode for more than a week, having fun with a number of dress-up days and Homecoming arts-related projects. It all comes together tomorrow ­– Sept. 25 – as Seven Hills launches Homecoming festivities, starting with a picnic lunch and ending with a fun night of fierce competition, good food, fireworks, and overall fun. As an extra bonus, Seven Hills’ Homecoming will also come equipped with a free photo booth under the pavilion just waiting to capture the night for families and friends. Don’t miss an opportunity to grab the only photo opportunity that is better than a selfie, with a table full of fun props! Click here to see the lineup of Homecoming events.



Seven Hills Athletic Director Named President of MVC

Seven Hills Athletic Director Brian Phelps was recently named President of the Miami Valley Conference, the governing body that regulates and officiates the athletic departments of 10 area schools, including Seven Hills. Phelps’ responsibilities will include navigating all league issues, gaining consensus among MVC members, and negotiating contracts for league employees, to name a few. “It’s an honor to serve as the president of the Miami Valley conference,” said Phelps. “I will do my best to uphold the high standards of our league.”


Boys Cross Country Takes First Place at Felicity-Franklin Meet

The boys cross country team continued its strong season with a win at the Felicity-Franklin meet. Senior Matthew Marquardt finished first with a personal best run, Junior Chase Gardner came in second, sophomore Matthew Maring was fifth, junior Sam Stevens placed 12th, and sophomore Brett Miller placed 14th. All of the boys had strong runs, with several achieving personal records, including Gavin Meyer and Rohan Sachdeva.


From The Buzz, Sept. 11, 2015

20150829_111607Great Start for the Cross Country Team!

The Seven Hills Cross Country team headed to the Village of Indian Hill in late August, to run at the Cincinnati Country Day School Cross Country Invitational. The boys finished in second place as a team with 59 points. Chase Gardner won the meet running a personal best of 16:52. Matthew Marquardt finished in fourth (17:03 and personal best) and Matthew Maring finished in fifth (17:34). Other Notables included Brett Miller (21st – 18:43) and Sam Stevens (28th – 18:55). Thomas Arya, Gavin Meyer, George Eng, Rahan Sachdeva and Alex Stevens all ran personal best!


7HillsStingerBee_BWHall of Fame Nominations – Deadline is Sept. 28!

The Athletic Department and the Seven Hills Athletic Boosters are putting together a committee to review nominations for induction into the Seven Hills Athletic Hall of Fame. The purpose of the Hall of Fame is to recognize outstanding contributions to the Athletic Program at Seven Hills by athletes, coaches, athletic directors and administrators. Anyone wishing to make one or several nominations may use the nomination form. Nominations must be submitted by Monday, Sept. 28, 2015. Click here for more information and to access the nomination form.


niscaSwimmers Win All-America Awards

Over the summer the National Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association awarded four All-America Swimming Awards to the Seven Hills Boys Swim Team for the times they achieved at the Ohio High School State Championships. This award is given to the fastest 100 swimmers in each event, across all states and all high-school divisions, for the 2014-15 swim season. The swimmers also earn a spot on the All America Interscholastic Swimming Team.

Receiving an NISCA All-America Award:

1) 400 Free Relay Team of Tim Hagemeister, Sean Gray, Matthew Marquardt and Pearce Kieser, which placed 94th in the country.

2) 200 Medley Relay Team of Matthew Marquardt, Pearce Kieser, Henry Marquardt and Sean Gray, which placed 50th in the country.

3) Pearce Kieser in the 100 Breaststroke, in which he placed 56th among all high-school swimmers.

4) Matthew Marquardt in the 100 Backstroke, in which he placed 33rd among all high-school swimmers.
These four awards are an incredible accomplishment for the Boys Swim Team and for Seven Hills.


Girls Tennis Starts Season Strong

The girls’ practices started on a warm Monday at the end of July. The first week was full of drills, discussing shot selection, and doubles strategies. The following week was filled with some very competitive challenge matches to try to separate the talent into three teams for the 2015 season. It became evident very quickly that many spent quality time on the court during the summer to improve their game.

All three teams have seen some great success. The Junior Varsity Blue battled strong teams from Sycamore, Turpin, Anderson, and Madeira. The Blue team showed how competitive they were against some of the best programs in Division I. Coach Caldemeyer mentioned how hard the girls are working and how much improvement he has seen. Junior Varsity Gold is undefeated with wins over Turpin, CHCA, CCDS, Centerville, and Summit. Coach Soonthornsawad credits team leadership as the strength of the team. The Gold players have worked hard to get to net and punish the volley. Gold will have several varsity matches later in their schedule. Varsity is currently 6-1 with big wins over Centerville and Wyoming. Varsity has already played in three tournaments where they battled some of the top teams in the state. The varsity team won the prestigious Chaminade Juliene invitational with wins over Columbus Academy and Miamisburg. Further, the varsity is team undefeated in league play and hope to capture their third straight MVC title. Coach Drew also contributes the team’s success to the senior leadership.


Senior Golfer Shines in Summer Golf

Senior golfer Alyssa Akiyama played in the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) at Forest Lake Country Club in Michigan. The 5,800-yard course had very sloped and fast greens. Despite the tough course, Alyssa was able to come back with a 71 (37-34) on the last day of play. She finished the tournament shooting 227 (76-80-71) and placed second.

Sophomore Wins Bowling Tournament

Sophomore Audrey Wilson won the JTBA Wright State Raider Classic tournament on Sept. 6 in Dayton at Beaver Vu Bowl. She took first place by working her way from fifth seed (after bowling 5 qualifying games) and went all the way to the championship round. She had to beat three other girls best two out of three (head to head).


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Congratulations to the Middle and Upper School student athletes who received awards of distinction for sportsmanship, leadership, citizenship and athleticism. Click here to view photos from the awards ceremony.

Archie Griffin Award

Middle School

Male Archie Griffin Sportsmanship Award – Brice Hill

Female Archie Griffin Sportsmanship Award – Lizie Morriss


Upper School

Female Archie Griffin Sportsmanship Award – Mollie Rouan

Male Archie Griffin Sportsmanship Award – Stefan Antonsson

Athlete of the Year

Female Athlete of the Year – Maggie Gosiger

Male Athletes of the Year – #1 Pearce Kieser

#2 Tucker Robinson


Scholar Athlete

Female Scholar Athlete – Alayna Choo

Male Scholar Athlete – Pearce Kieser


Photo by Rob Zesch
Photo by Rob Zesch

Boys Lacrosse Players Named to All State Team

After completing a school-best 17-2 record and advancing to the Final 16 in the state playoffs, the Seven Hills Boys Lacrosse team added to its tremendous season when six players were named to the Ohio High School Lacrosse Association’s (OHSLA) All State Teams. Seniors Jackson Callow (middie), Andrew Head (attack), and George Karamanoukian (goalie) were named to the First Team All State; senior Stefan Antonsson (defense) was named to the Second Team All State; and junior Georgie Fovel (attack) and sophomore Reed Russell (face off) were named to the Third Team All State. These awards follow the OHSLA’s Southwest Region Team awards, where Callow, Head, Karamanoukian, Antonsson, Fovel, and Russell were all named to the First Team Southwest Region and senior Ike Lanier was named to the Second Team Southwest Region. Nick Griewe was also honored as the Southwest Region Coach of the Year. The boys won back-to-back MVC titles and compiled an impressive 32-6 record over the past two years.


Seven Hills Track Star Advanced to State; Other Members Successful at Regionals

In late May, senior Joshua Weaver qualified for the State Track Meet in the 200 meter with a time of 22.28. Weaver ran in the preliminaries on June 5 at Ohio State University.


The following is a summary of team efforts at Regionals in late May:

4×200 meter relay team of Adam Buford, Maliq Lee, Alex Smith and Josh Weaver finished 14th with a time of 1:36.29.

1600 meter runner Matthew Marquardt finished sixth with a time of 4:40.

800 meter runner Chase Gardner finished 14th with a time of 2:10.

200 meter runner Alayna Choo finished 14th with a time of 27.9.

3200 meter runner Matthew Maring finished 14th with a time of 11:14.

100 meter runner Josh Weaver finished seventh with a time of 11:4.

Discus thrower Alexis Tucker finished 16th with a throw of 85 feet.

Long jumper Alayna Choo finished 6th with a jump of 16′ 7 3/4″.

Congratulations to all the athletes!


From The Buzz, May 28, 2015

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A BIG congratulations to all of the spring athletes, click here to see who received awards!


Photo by Rob Zesch
Photo by Rob Zesch

Great Season for Boys Lacrosse!

Boys Lacrosse put forth a tremendous effort at the defining lacrosse game against Summit on May 27. The team came up short of its goal but nonetheless, the Seven Hills community is very proud!

__________________________________________________________________________________________________________Track Track & Field Advances to Regionals

The Seven Hills Track & Field team advanced to regionals in nine events. Regionals were held at Troy Memorial Stadium on May 27, with field events and running.

Athletes who advanced in the nine events:

Josh Weaver – 100m, 200m
Josh Weaver, Adam Buford, Alex Smith, Maliq Lee – 4x200m relay

Alexis Tucker – discus

Alayna Choo – long jump and 200m

Matthew Marquardt – 1600m

Chase Gardner – 800m

Matthew Maring – 3200m


Middle School Track & Field

The boys and girls Middle School track team completed a successful season at the Miami Valley Conference Track Championships at Cincinnati Country Day last week.

The boys and girls teams placed fourth overall, despite the boys only having four runners.

Scoring for the teams in top 6 were:
Jarin Davis
– first in the 100m

Brandon Dinan – first in the 200m
Jarin and Josh Nelson – first and sixth in high jump, respectively
Dinan – fifth in long jump
Dinan, Josh Nelson, Will Green, and Jarin Nelson – first in the 4x200m relay
Ella Samaha – placed sixth in the 200m
Katie Remaklus – placed first in all three events: long jump, the 400m, and the 4x400m relay
Megan McLennan – placed sixth in the 400m
Linley Dawson – placed first in all three events: 800m, mile, and 4x400m relay
Finally, all three girls relays scored placing fourth in the 4x 100m (Gargi Bhalerao, Hope Neyer, Alison Speicher, and McClennan), third place 4x 200m relay (Samaha, Bhalerao, Nina Martinez, Speicher), and first in the 4x 400m relay (Dawson, McClennnan, Martinez, and Remaklus).


From The Buzz, May 14, 2015

Photo by Rob Zesch
Photo by Rob Zesch

Boys Lacrosse Grabs Headlines as the Ones to Watch

The Buzz about boys lacrosse is that the team has what it takes to go all the way. A recent Cincinnati Enquirer article about Seven Hills boys lacrosse team, which has earned 14 consecutive wins, says it all. Enquirer reporter Nick Robbe highlights Seven Hills strength of team chemistry, stellar and intuitive coaching by Nick Griewe, and an offense that consistently scores better than 11 goals per game. Get the full story here.


Middle School Track Wraps up Successful Season

The boys and girls Middle School track team completed a successful season at the MVC Track Championships at CCD last week.

The boys and girls teams placed fourth overall, despite the boys only having four runners.
Scoring for the teams in top six were:
Jarin Davis – first in the 100
Brandon Dinan – first in the 200
Jarin and Josh Nelson – first and sixth in High Jump, respectively
Dinan – fifth in Long Jump
Dinan, Nelson, Will Green, and Davis – first in the 4×200 relay
Ella Samaha – sixth in the 200
Katie Remaklus – first in all three events: Long Jump, the 400, and the 4×400 relay
Megan McLennan – placing sixth in the 400
Linley Dawson – first in all three events: 800, mile, and 4x 400 relay
All three girls relay teams scored placing fourth in the 4×100 (Gargi Bhalerao, Hope Neyer, Alison Speicher, and McLennan), 3rd place 4x 200 relay (Samaha, Bhalerao, Martinez, Speicher), and 1st in the 4x 400 relay (Dawson, McLennan, Martinez, and Remaklus).


Andrew Head
Andrew Head

7 Hills Lacrosse Player Honored

Last week Seven Hills lacrosse player Andrew Head was honored as the JJ Huddle/Bucknuts Ohio Lacrosse Athlete of the Week after fan voting. Head had five goals and three assists in a win over Turpin, and three goals and two assists in a win over Lakota East. Read more here –


From The Buzz, April 16, 2015


Congratulations to eight Seven Hills seniors who were invited by their colleges to play various sports. Click here to view photos of the signed athletes.

Pearce Kieser – Columbia University – Swimming

Grace Carroll – Columbia University – Crew

Jeff Dedeker – Washington University – Football

Jared Nelson – Thomas More College – Soccer

Mason Mayfield – Thomas More College – Soccer

Ian Jeffries – University of Adalaide (Australia) – Crew

Max Pochobradsky – American College of Spain/ Marbella Futbol Academy – Soccer

Zoe Barnhart – Saint Lawrence – Soccer


IMG_0080_2Seven Hills Students Excel in Rowing Club

In early April a small but mighty group of Seven Hills athletes woke up early and drove out to the East Fork Lake State Park. They are all part of the Cincinnati Junior Rowing Club (CJRC) and raced at the Cincinnati High School Invitational. The racing between 16 teams, from as far away as Oklahoma City and St. Louis, was spectacular. The Varsity crews swept all events, and the Novices finished incredibly strong as well. We would like to recognize seniors Grace Carroll, Ian Jeffries, and Mona Scheiber, and sophomores Rosie Kilcoyne, Ben Farber, and Lukas Geiger, who train six days a week for two to three hours. Congratulations to these students as they begin the rowing season.


From The Buzz, March 12, 2015

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Celebration is in order! The Seven Hills boys swim team traveled to the Ohio High School Athletic Association’s Swim Championships during the last weekend of February and came home with the Championship Trophy – a first team state title win for the school. The boys team scored 209 points, out-swimming Dover (152), Dayton Oakwood (139), Wyoming (137), and Hawken (133) in an exciting meet. Athletic director Brian Phelps hosted a rousing pep rally assembly on Thursday, March 12, to mark this historic occasion, which featured a presentation by Phelps and speeches from students on the swim team. “We are tremendously pleased with the strength and perseverance of our swim team, and so happy for our young men and woman who put in countless hours of practice and showed exemplary sportsmanship to bring together this outstanding outcome and historic moment for our school,” said Phelps. “This is the kind of moment that our student athletes, our families, and our faculty will never forget.” Click here to view photos from the pep rally.

More details on the championship:
A first place win on two relays, the 200 Medley Relay (junior Matthew Marquardt, senior Pearce Kieser, sophomore Henry Marquardt, and senior Sean Gray), and the 400 Free Relay (sophomore Tim Hagemeister, Gray, M. Marquardt and Kieser) scored huge points for the team, setting up the overall team win. Strong second place individuals swims by Kieser in the 100 Breast and M. Marquardt in the 100 Back and 100 Fly pulled in critical points. The Stinger swimmers demonstrated the depth of their team with a sixth place finish by the 200 Free Relay team (Gray, H Marquardt, junior Tigar Cyr, and Hagemeister), as well as a fourth place in the 500 Free by Hagemeister, sixth from Kieser in the 100 Free, and eighth from freshman Tindar Cyr in the 100 Breast. Additional individual swims by Gray, H. Marquardt, Tindar Cyr, freshman Nick Purple, Tigar Cyr and sophomore Jason Guo pulled in the last few points for the team. Three swims from the state meet automatically qualified for All-America Awards (Top 100 swims in USA among all high schools) by the National Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association. Those swims were the 200 Medley Relay (M. Marquardt, Kieser, H. Marquardt, Gray), Kieser in the 100 Breast, and M. Marquardt in the 100 Back. Kieser and M. Marquardt also swam their way onto the list of Top 20 All-Time Ohio High School State Meet Performances. Many Seven Hills school records fell over the weekend, with all three relays setting new records, the 200 Med Relay, 200 Free Relay and 400 Free Relay; as well as four individual swims breaking records in the 100 Free and 100 Breast (Kieser), 500 Free (Hagemeister), and 100 Back (M Marquardt). On the girls team, freshman Lucy Callard represented Seven Hills with impressive swims in her first state meet, placing fourth in the 500 Free, setting a new school record, and seventh in 100 Fly.


Winter Sports Awards

Our dedicated Stinger Athletes put forth amazing effort and skill on the courts, in the lanes, and in the pool throughout the winter season. Congratulations to all the athletes who participated in a winter sport! Please click here to the names of students recognized during the Winter Sports Awards event.


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Seven Hills’ Audrey Wilson won the JJ Huddle Girls’ Bowler of the Week award, announced on March 2. Wilson was also featured in the Cincinnati Enquirer as the first Stingers female bowler to qualify for the state meet. Read her story ……/seven-hills-freshman-…/24486135/


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The sight of lacrosse sticks, runners, and the variety of afterschool athletic practices signals spring sports are here and spring is right around the corner!


Cheerleading Honor

Seven Hills cheerleader Corie Kirkwood was honored as an All-League cheerleader, along with a handful of others, at a March 8 Miami Valley Conference First Team recognition ceremony held at Cincinnati Country Day.


From The Buzz, Feb. 26, 2015

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The Stingers swim team has a strong group of 10 swimmers heading to the Ohio State High School Championships in Canton the last week of February. The Seven Hills Boys swim team won the Southwest Ohio District Meet, continuing their outstanding season. The Stingers scored 306 points, beating Wyoming (252), Dayton Oakwood (180) and Madeira (168), and set seven school records along the way. The 200 Medley Relay team of Matthew Marquardt, Pearce Kieser, Tim Hagemeister and Sean Gray, started the meet with a fantastic swim, setting a new District Record of 1:34.08 and taking down the old record by more than a second and a half, establishing a new school record and qualifying for All America from National Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association. Additional wins for the Stingers were pulled in by captain Kieser in 100 Breaststroke, and M. Marquardt in 100 Backstroke. With 11 swimmers competing, the Stingers placed top three in nine of the 11 events. In exciting swims, the 400 Free relay placed second and the 200 Free relay placed third. The Stingers also set new school records in the 200 Free (Henry Marquardt), 200 IM (Hagemeister), 100 Free (Kieser), 500 Free (Hagemeister), 100 Back (M. Marquardt) and 400 Free Relay. The boys qualified in all three relays. Additionally, in individual events, Seniors Kieser and Gray qualified, alongside Juniors M. Marquardt and Tigar Cyr, Sophomores Hagemeister, H. Marquardt, and Jason Guo, and Freshmen Tindar Cyr, Nick Purple and Lucy Callard. The girls team with fours swimmers competing placed 15th overall, with Callard winning the 500 Free, and setting new school records in the 500 Free and 100 Fly.

Time Warner Cable will be airing the Finals on cable TV. Here is the information if you would like to tune in.

When: 7:00-9:30 This Sunday Night (March 1)
Channel: 1311 for HD or 311 for non-HD


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Congratulations to the Seven Hills boys bowling team for earning the title of 2015 Miami Valley Conference Champions!

Girls Varsity Bowling________________________________________________________________________

Swim Team of the Week!

Congratulations to the Seven Hills Middle School Boys Swim Team! They recently won the JJHuddle Swim Team of the Week.

by Chris Hedges
by Chris Hedges

Spirit Nights!

Students in Lower and Middle School showed their Stinger Pride during The Middle School spirit night in late January, and Lower School spirit night in early February. Click here to view photos of our excellent student athletes at halftime during the two home games.

by Keith Neu
by Keith Neu


SocksSock Tribute to Maggie Gosiger

Without even looking up, any Stinger teammate knows when girls’ basketball Senior Maggie Gosiger steps onto the court. They only have to see Gosiger’s colorful socks and shoes. As part of a tribute to their only senior, the team sported Gosiger-esque style for a recent February game. The Seven Hills girls basketball team continues to shine. The Seven Hills team recently upset higher-seeded New Miami in the first round of the Sectional Tournament on Feb. 23. Gosiger led the way with 26 points, as the girls took down New Miami 48-36. Congratulations to Gosiger for a successful Middle and Upper School basketball career.


From The Buzz, Jan. 29, 2015

UnknownBoys Swimming Takes 2nd Place in Classic Meet

During the Southwest Ohio High School Classic, the largest swim meet in the country, which took place in mid-January, the Seven Hills boys swim team took second place overall, losing only to Divison I powerhouse St. Xavier. Along the way, the boys set four school records, and earned four prestigious spots on the Classic Honor Roll.

Seven Hills delivered top three finishes in all four relay events, swum by seniors Pearce Kieser and Sean Gray, junior Matthew Marquardt and sophomore Tim Hagemeister, setting them up for a strong finish in the team results. The 400 Medley Relay, an incredible race to the wall, came up just short of the Classic meet record by.07 seconds. Additionally, the 200 Free Relay set a school record, outpacing the record set last year at State. Outstanding individual swims helped the Stingers seal a second place finish. Marquardt put together three second-place finishes in the 200 Backstroke, 200 Butterfly and 100 Back, with all three swims gaining him recognition in the Classic Honor Roll. Matthew also improved his school record in the 100 Backstroke.

Kieser placed 2nd in the 100 Breast, also earning a spot on the Classic Honor Roll. Kieser then pulled in a fourth in the 200 Breaststroke and seventh in the 100 Free as well. Hagemeister placed fourth in the 200IM, breaking a 1996 school record, then doubled-up with eighth place in the 500 Free, a school record as well. freshman Tindar Cyr, one of only a handful of freshmen boys to qualify for finals, took home sixth in the 200 Breaststroke.

The Seven Hills girls team was lead by freshman Lucy Callard, making an impressive first appearance at The Classic Meet. Lucy set two school records in the 500 Free and the 100 Butterfly and she excelled at the distance freestyle events, placing 2nd in the 500 and 3rd in the 1650. She also posted a 4th place in the 200 IM and 9th in the 100 Fly. Overall, the girls team finished in 20th place. The Classic, in its 32nd year, includes more than 3,000 swimmers and divers representing more than 130 schools. Preliminary events were held in nine pools, across 70 lanes of competition, with the finals at St. Xavier in the evening for the top 16 swims in each event. The scope of the meet makes it extremely competitive, with the Classic Honor Roll Top 10 Performers of All-Time featuring the area’s greatest swimmers such as Olympians Nick Thoman, Kim Rhodenbaugh, Dan Ketchum and Erin Phoenix.


Seven Hills wins Swimming Athlete and Team of the Week

Thanks to their second-place finish in the 56-team Southwest Ohio High School Classic last weekend, Seven Hills was selected as’s Ohio Boys Swim Team of the Week. The team was nominated by and selected as the winner based on fan voting. Click here for more information on the awards. @7HillsStingers.


Callow Team 6th grade 1_19_15Sixth grade Tournament Champions!

The Callow/Dauer Sixth Grade Boys Team won the Cardinal Pacelli Ron Speed Memorial Tournament B Division in mid-January. Along the way, the team beat Guardian Angels (was 5-0); St. Ursula Villa in double overtime (was 4-1); and Nativity in the finals (5-0). Team members include Tucker Bassett, Griffin Callow, Eli Dauer, Aidan Finn, Daniel Flagel, William Hawgood, Jack Homer, Nolan Loring, Max Maislin, and Charlie Ringel.


Strong Showing for Bowling Team at Tournament

The Seven Hills bowling team competed in the Crossgate House Challenge Tournament in late January. Led by junior Corey Wilson’s first place individual finish (490 series), the boys team took third place overall. Junior Danny Mustaim also contributed with a strong 198 in his best game of the tournament. The girls team, lead by freshman Audrey Wilson’s 298 series, also took third place overall. Sophomore Samantha Eng bowled her highest game of the season with a 150. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________

From The Buzz, Jan. 15, 2015


Miami Valley Conference Fall Enquirer All-City

The following MVC athletes and coaches earned Enquirer All-City recognition in their respective fall sport:

Boys’ golf: Brian Goertemoeller and Jack Lane

Boys’ soccer: Player of the Year – Max Pochobradsky

All-City Honorees – Max Pochobradsky, Stefan Antonsson, Tucker Robinson, and Turner Anderson

Boys’ cross country: First Team – Chase Gardner

Honorable Mention – Matt Maring

Girls’ tennis: First Team – Laney Saggar

Second Team – Ellee Kennedy and Kelly Pan

Honorable Mention: Lauren Saggar, Nicole Tiao, Piper Spooner, and Natalie Choo


Gatorade Candidate

Senior Max Pochobradsky was recently named a candidate for the Gatorade Player of the Year honor for Ohio boys soccer. The winners, awarded in 12 different sports in each state, will be announced in the coming weeks. For more information on the award, check out Gatorade’s Player of the Year website. Max was also recently honored as one the Enquirer’s soccer players of the year. In addition, Max was named the MVC boys soccer player of the year and the D-III player of the year. _________________________________________________________________________

Middle School Boys Basketball Remains Undefeated

The Middle School boys A and B basketball teams each picked up wins against Cincinnati Christian on Thursday to improve to 6-0 on the year. The A team has been anchored by leading scorer Brice Hill, with Jarin Davis distributing the ball as their point guard and solid defense from Brennan Callow and Andrew Brown. Point guard Spencer Boyd has been leading the way for the B team along with leading scorer Rohan Sachdeva and strong defensive contributions from Alex Mason and Patrick Kilcoyne. The A team takes the court for their next game on Tuesday against New Miami. The B team plays again on Thursday at North College Hill.


Middle School Swimming

In just its second year of competition, the Seven Hills Middle School swim team is off to another fantastic start. The team competed in the Miamisburg Invitational just before winter break and brought home a number of wins despite the small size of the team. The meet was highlighted by five first place finishes. Eighth grader Emma Shuppert won the Mixed 50 Yard Breast and the Mixed 100 Yard Back. Eighth grader George Eng also won the Mixed 200 Yard Free and the Mixed 100 Yard Breast. The relay team of Shuppert, Eng, Dottie Callard and Claire Harrison also took first in the Mixed 200 Yard Medley Relay. The team took fifth place overall in the invitational.

From The Buzz, Dec. 19, 2014

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Seven Hills School’s Max Pochobradsky Named Soccer All-American

During the week of Dec. 8, The National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) announced the 2014 Boys Fall High School All-America Team. Included among the list of only 56 high school boys soccer players nationally is senior Max Pochobradsky, who was selected as a midfielder. Of his All-American player, varsity soccer coach Terry Nicholl said, “Max Pochobradsky is a super versatile and powerful player. As an exceptional midfielder, he dramatically affects the game. He’s a strong passer, tackler, scorer, and defenseman. He’s just a complete player.”

Pochobradsky’s High School career stats include:

All-Conference 1st Team: sophomore, junior, senior years

All-Conference Honorable Mention: freshman year

Conference Player of the Year: senior year

All-District 1st Team: sophomore, junior years

OSSCA All-State 2nd Team: junior year

District Player of the Year: senior year

NSCAA All-Region Team: senior year

NSCAA All-American Team: senior year

All-Americans and their accomplishments will be celebrated and recognized at the NSCAA All-America Luncheon held during the 2015 NSCAA Convention in Philadelphia on Saturday, Jan. 17.


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The Stingers swim team received the NISCA all American award, which is given to the top 100 high school relays in the country. The 200 medley relay swimmers Matthew Marquardt, Jason Guo, Pearce Keiser, and alumnus Panos Skoufalos won this award for their achievements during the 2013-14 school year. Both Keiser and Marquardt also received the USA Swimming Academic All America. The boys qualified for this after swimming times to qualify for USA nationals and also achieve at least a 3.5 GPA in school. In addition, Kieser recently accepted a position to swim for Columbia University in fall of 2015.


photo by Keith Neu
photo by Keith Neu

Senior leads Enquirer news story on girls’ basketball

Senior Maggie Gosiger’s hard work on the court led to a recent highlight in the Cincinnati Enquirer, launching the girls’ basketball season. Click here to read the Cincinnati Enquirer story.


From The Buzz, Nov. 25, 2014


Fifth/Sixth Grade Soccer Advances to State Quarterfinals

Congratulations to the two teams from the Seven Hills fifth/sixth grade boys and girls soccer program. Team Kruzner and Team Morriss, have advanced to the quarterfinals of the Ohio Area SAY State Tournament.


MVC Athlete of the Week – Nov. 17

The Miami Valley Conference named Senior Sydney Jones Athlete of the Week because she recently won the team MVP award for the Stingers’ volleyball team. She also earned First Team All-MVC honors and played in the 2014 Senior Showcase. Avery Coombe, a senior, and junior Lee Wilger earned Honorable Mention All-MVC recognition. Freshman Sarah Zhang earned the Lady Stingers’ Most Improved Player award, while freshman Gracin Richardson received the Coach’s Award.


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MVC Athlete of the Week – Nov. 17

The Miami Valley Conference named Senior Max Pochobradsky Athlete of the Week because he was recently named Division III Player of the Year in Ohio by the Ohio Scholastic Soccer Coaches Association (OSSCA).



Doubles Team Reaches State Quarterfinals & Earns All-State Honors

The Seven Hills doubles team of Nicole Tiao and Lauren Saggar capped off their impressive season with a recent fifth place finish in the D-II state tournament. The girls won their first round match in the state tournament before falling in the quarterfinals. Both Tiao and Saggar earned second team All-State honors for their tremendous season!


From The Buzz, Nov. 13, 2014

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Max Pochobrodsky

Senior Named First Team and Player of the Year

The Ohio Scholastic Soccer Coaches Association (OSSCA) in early November named senior Max Pochobradsky Division III Player of the Year in the state of Ohio. Pochobradsky also received the recognition of League Player of the Year.


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Sophomore Lauren Saggar and Junior Nicole Tiao were recently named Second Team All-State Division II for doubles in tennis. The girls are the only players in Division II to be placed on the All State Team from the Cincinnati Area.


League Player of the Year – Tennis

Sophomore Laney Saggar was named Miami Valley Conference Player of the Year for Division II tennis.



Fifth/Sixth Grade Soccer Advances to State Tournament

The Seven Hills 5th/6th Grade Boys Strikers Team Kruzner and Girls Strikers Team Morris both advanced to the Ohio Area SAY State Tournament this upcoming weekend. Team Kruzner is the SAY East 2nd seed in the boys strikers tournament bracket and Team Morris is the SAY East 1st seed in the girls strikers tournament bracket. Tournament information can be found at The teams go on to state on Nov. 15.


Seven Hills vs Mariemont Soccer Regional Semi-Final

Athlete of the Week

Senior Tucker Robinson, a midfielder in the varsity boys soccer team, was named Miami Valley Conference Athlete of the Week for the week of Oct. 12. The MVC listing stated that Robinson scored both of the Stingers’ goals in their 2-1 win over Cincinnati Country Day at an October game. The win secured Seven Hills’ first MVC title in boys’ soccer since 2010.



From The Buzz, Oct. 31, 2014


Seven Hills boys soccer team gave it their all in a hard-fought regional final game against winning team Summit on Nov. 1. The final score of 4-3 did not overshadow the Stinger team, which repeatedly showed sportsmanship, determination, and honor on the field. The team earned many season highlights, including when Seven Hills’ senior Tucker Robinson scored a hat trick against Mariemont 3-0 on Oct. 29, advancing the team to regional finals. Click here to view pictures from the season on The Cincinnati Enquirer website #StingerPride!



The Seven Hills doubles team of junior Nicole Tiao and sophomore Lauren Saggar capped off their impressive season with a fifth place finish in the D-II State tournament over the weekend. The girls won their first round match in the State tournament before falling in the quarterfinals. Congratulations to Tiao, Saggar, and coach Tim Drew.


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The Middle School boys seventh and eighth grade soccer team won the championship game of the CHCA invitational tournament on Oct. 18. The boys defeated Mariemont 1-0 and had an undefeated record for the season – under the leadership of coach Robert Horne! This is their second year as champions. Go Stingers! The Middle School girls seventh and eighth grade soccer team also played Mariemont in the championship game of the TSHS invitational tournament and lost a hard-fought match 2-0.


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Chase Gardner

Cross Country

The Seven Hills cross country team competed with determination and perseverance in the Miami Valley Conference. The boys placed fourth overall, paced by sophomore Chase Gardner, who set a personal best record of 17:29. Freshman Matt Maring placed 12th with a time of 18:05, and junior Nia Page placed 15th with a time of 23:15. Gardner and Maring advanced to compete at the regional meet at Troy High School.


Athletic Awards

Congratulations to the recipients of the fall sports awards. Several students received a number of awards in their respective sports, including senior Jules Baretta, recipient of the Dick Snyder Sportsmanship award, which is awarded to a student who displays integrity and general sportsmanship throughout the season. Click here to view the complete listing of fall sports awards.


From The Buzz, Oct. 16, 2014

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MVC Champs!

The Seven Hills Boys Soccer team defeated Cincinnati Country Day 2-1 in a tough competition on Oct. 8 to become Miami Valley Conference champions! Go Stingers! #StingerPride!


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The Seven Hills golf team, represented by Ben King, Brian Goertemoeller, Daniel Grass, Bennett Smith and Jack Lane, took second place at the Division III district golf championship at Middletown’s Weatherwax Golf Course on Oct. 2. The boys shot a combined 335, finishing just three strokes behind district-winner West Liberty-Salem, and qualifying them for the state tournament. Seven Hills was the only Cincinnati team to make it to the state level. The day was highlighted by a hole-in-one by senior Ben King on the eighth hole. King and Lane tied for the team lead, shooting an 82 in the match. The Seven Hills golf team later competed in the D-III state tournament over the weekend at the North Star Golf Club near Columbus. Brian Goertemoeller set the pace for the team, finishing tied for 23rd in the state with a score of 161. Jack Lane and Ben King also finished in the top 50 overall. With additional help from Bennett King and Daniel Grass, the boys finished tied for 10th overall as a team.



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For the second consecutive season the Seven Hills girls varsity tennis team, coached by Mr. Drew, won the MVC Championship. The girls finished the regular season with a perfect 6-0 record against conference opponents. Congratulations to the members of the team: Laney Saggar, Lauren Saggar, Nicole Tiao, Ellie Kennedy, Kelly Pan, Piper Spooner, Natalie Choo, and Brooke Bailey.




Athletes of the Week – September and October

Several Seven Hills students landed spots in the Miami Valley Conference Athletes of the Week lineup. Seven Hills students who were recognized are:


Seniors Ben King – Golf

Max Pochobradsky – Soccer


Sophomore Jack Lane – Golf

Sophomore Adam Shim – Soccer

Turner Anderson – Soccer

Lauren Saggar – Tennis


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Congratulations to senior Pearce Kieser and junior Matthew Marquardt for their recent achievements with the Sea Wolves Swim Team. The students have been named USA Swimming Scholastic All-Americans. To be named a Scholastic All-American, swimmers must meet challenging requirements both academically and in the pool. Out of 400,000 swimmers nationwide, less than 1,800 are named Scholastic All-Americans. _______________________________________________________________________________

From The Buzz, Sept. 25, 2014


New Athletic Field Ready for Homecoming!

The Seven Hills School is now the home to three turf fields measuring 175,000 sq. ft. – making it one of the largest outdoor athletic facilities in the Cincinnati area. “The vision for this project was to create more practice space for all of our teams in grades one through 12,” said Athletic Director Mr. Phelps. It is not only going to serve that purpose but will add another exceptional competition venue as well.” Those attending Homecoming will have an opportunity to see the lush turf fields and field logo design, a sight from atop the hill just behind the Hillsdale campus.

This year’s special 40th anniversary celebration will start off with a number of events:

Friday, Sept. 26, 2014

Middle School Games begin at 4 p.m. Click here to view a complete list of events.

Family Picnic from 5 – 7 p.m.

Sports Clinics from 7 – 8 p.m.

Dedication and Ribbon Cutting for Lower Fields Athletic Complex at 8 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014

Girls Varsity Soccer Game 1 p.m.

Boys Varsity Soccer Game 3 p.m.

Attendees will enjoy the facilities’ new stadium lighting, convenient parking, and spectator seating, said Mr. Phelps. The construction comes as the result of almost two years of thoughtful planning and hard work. “



Cross Country

The Seven Hills cross country team had another great weekend this past Saturday at the Miami University’s Invitational. In the boys race, 4 runners placed in the top 100 in the 228 runner race, giving them a 5th place finish out of nine teams total. All runners had season best times, including Eliza Clark, Anne Chalmers and Holly O’Neal.

Boys Top 7

Matt Maring – 17:12 – 17th

Chase Gardner – 17:47 – 26th

Brett Miller – 19:07 – 68th

Pearce Keiser – 19:09 – 72nd

Andrew Wilson – 19:36 – 105th

Jake Moses – 20:31 – 139th

Kevin Jarmusik – 20:40 – 143rd


Middle School Volleyball

The Middle School volleyball team avenged an early season loss and beat Summit Country Day in an exciting three set match. The team is now 6-1 on the season.


Middle School Boys Soccer

The Middle School boys soccer team is undefeated on the season thus far with a 5-0-1 record. Eighth graders Welby Anning and Guarav Kilaru led the team with eight and seven goals respectively.


Middle School Cross Country

Seventh grade cross country member Linley Dawson took seventh out of 184 runners at the Princeton Junior High Invitational on Saturday.


Middle School Girls Soccer

Middle School girls soccer completed a successful week of action with wins over Walnut Hills and Kings and tied a very tough Sycamore team. They are now 4-1-2 on the season.



Photo courtesy Cincinnati Enquirer
Photo courtesy Cincinnati Enquirer

Boys Soccer Number 2 in the State

Seven Hills boys soccer is ranked number two in the state, according to the Ohio Scholastic Soccer Coaches Association (OSSCA). After beating number one Summit in the matchup of the top two teams in the state, the Stingers have set their sights on a Miami Valley Conference championship this season. The boys soccer team continues to rise to the spotlight for phenomenal skill, strategy, and hard work on the fields. Click here to read more on teammates and coach Terry Nicholl in an Aug. 27 Cincinnati Enquirer story.


From The Buzz, Sept. 11, 2014


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The cross country team is working hard and it shows. The boys crosscountry team took second place overall last Saturday at the John S. Corbin invitational at Felicity-Franklin High School. The meet was highlighted by the efforts of Matthew Maring and Chase Gardner, who finished third and fourth, respectively. For the girls, Anne Chalmers led the way with an 18th place finish.


niscaBoys Swim Team Named All-American

The 2013-14 Boys 200 Medley Relay (junior Matthew Marquardt, senior Pearce Kieser, sophomore Jason Guo, and Panos Skoufalos `14) received an NISCA All America Swimming Award and have been selected as members of the All America Interscholastic Swimming Team for their accomplishments during the 2013-14 school year. All America Awards are given to the top 100 athletes in each event/relay determined by time. This is quite an achievement for the Seven Hills School boys relay, given they were competing against schools in all states and all divisions.


State-of-the-Art Athletic Complex Near Completion

The complex on the lower fields of the Hillsdale campus, features two all-weather turf fields and a grass softball field, hillside seating, stadium lighting, and an access road with a parking area.


Jr PGAStudent Qualifies for Jr. PGA

Congratulations to junior Alyssa Akiyama, who qualified for the Junior PGA! Alyssa qualified at Weather Wax Golf Course in Middletown, on June 25-26 with a 78-73 from 6000 yards. Because of her qualification, Alyssa competed in Texas from July 29 – Aug. 1.


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Upper School Athletics Awards


Archie Griffin Award: Kate Hickenlooper and Devin Garrett

Scholar Athlete Award: Kevin Cole and Hadiya Harrigan

Courageous Student Award: Eryn MacKenzie

Male Athlete of the Year: Panos Skoufalos

Female Athlete of the Year: Lauren Weems

Elinor Scherr Mosher Award: Maggie Gosiger

MVC Sportsmanship & Integrity Award winner: Zachary Abraham

Jim Wright Award winner: Tana Luckie

Boosters Award: Jen Garrett

MVC Player of the Year: Georgie Fovel, Boys Lacrosse

MVC Goalie of the Year: George Karamanoukian, Boys Lacrosse

MVC Coaches of the Year: Susan Robinson, Girls Lacrosse, and Nick Greiwe, Boys Lacrosse

12 Season Athletes: Chris Brenning, Kate Hickenlooper, and Ellie Wilson


2013-2014 Three Sport Athletes


Emily Addy Soccer, Basketball, Lacrosse

Chris Brenning Soccer, Basketball, Baseball

Hadiya Harrigan Golf, Gymnastics, Lacrosse

Kate Hickenlooper Volleyball, Basketball, Lacrosse

Ellie Wilson Soccer, Swimming, Lacrosse



Stefan Antonsson Soccer, Basketball, Lacrosse

Jackson Callow Soccer, Basketball, Lacrosse

Maggie Gosiger Soccer, Basketball, Lacrosse

Andrew Head Soccer, Basketball, Lacrosse

Pearce Kieser Cross Country, Swimming, Track

Corie Kirkwood Soccer, Cheerleading, Lacrosse

Tucker Robinson Soccer, Basketball, Lacrosse



Catherine Bain Soccer, Basketball, Tennis

Marney Briggs Soccer, Cheerleading, Tennis

Margaret Cox Soccer, Gymnastics, Lacrosse

Tigar Cyr Soccer, Swimming, Lacrosse

Hasani Harrigan Golf, Basketball, Baseball

Clay Hausberger Golf, Swimming, Tennis

Brian Hills Golf, Basketball, Baseball

Kevin Jarmusik Cross Country, Basketball, Track

Matthew Marquardt Soccer, Cross Country, Swimming, Track

Mike Nazzaro Golf, Basketball, Lacrosse

Nia Page Cross Country, Basketball, Track




Katie Corbett Tennis, Gymnastics, Track

Kerri Daniel Soccer, Basketball, Track

Aspen Kelly Soccer, Basketball, Lacrosse

Trey Kieser Soccer, Basketball, Lacrosse

Maliq Lee Soccer, Basketball, Track

Henry Marquardt Soccer, Swimming, Lacrosse

Wil Morriss Soccer, Basketball, Baseball

Jake Moses Soccer, Cross Country, Bowling, Track

Randy Vaughn Soccer, Basketball, Baseball

Tyler Zmich Soccer, Basketball, Baseball


Varsity Boys Baseball

All Academic Awards

Chase Byington

Chase Gardner

Jacob Weinstein


All League Awards

Honorable Mention

Chase Gardner

Ben Nordmeyer


2nd Team

Hasani Harrigan


1st Team

Chris Brenning


Team Awards

MVP: Chris Brenning

MIP: Hasani Harrigan

Coach’s Award: Chase Gardner

Varsity Tennis

All Academic Awards

Zachary Abraham

Henry Chavez

Arjun Dheenan

Ashok Dheenan

Jacob Stavsky


All League Awards


1st Team

Jacob Stavsky

Sam Ellis

Zachary Abraham


2nd Team

Arjun Dheenan

Henry Chavez


Honorable Mention

Armand Ghazi

Carl Compton

Ashok Dheenan

James Scheurer


All City Awards


2nd Team

Zachary Abraham

Henry Chavez

Arjun Dheenan


Honorable Mention

Sam Ellis

Jacob Stavsky

Ashok Dheenan

James Scheurer


Distinguished Singles Award:

Armand Ghazi


Team Awards

MVP: Zachary Abraham, Sam Ellis

MIP: Henry Chavez

Coach’s Award: Armand Ghazi


Varsity Girls Lacrosse

MVC Coach of the Year: Susan Robinson

All Academic Awards

Emily Addy

Danielle Caller

Lauren Collette

Avery Coombe

Margaret Cox

Lindsay Fisher

Grace Greenwald

Hadiya Harrigan

Sammy Head

Claire Kite

Mollie Rouan

Claire Stewart


All League Awards


1st Team

Emily Addy

Hadiya Harrigan

Maggie Gosiger

Kate Hickenlooper

Claire Stewart


2nd Team

Lauren Collette


Honorable Mention

Corie Kirkwood

Mollie Rouan


All District Recognition (Division II)


First Team

Hadiya Harrigan

Maggie Gosiger

Honorable Mention

Emily Addy


Team Awards

MVP: Maggie Gosiger

MIP: Sammy Head

Coach’s Award: Emily Addy



Varsity Boys Lacrosse

MVC Coach of the Year: Nick Greiwe

MVC Player of the Year: Georgie Fovel

MVC Goalie of the Year: George Karamanoukian


All Academic Awards

Stefan Antonsson

Jackson Callow

Tigar Cyr

Jeff Dedeker

Chas Gregory

Adam Heines

Trey Hoffman

George Karamanoukian

Trey Kieser

Ike Lanier

Mike Nazzaro

Danny Rogers

Reed Russell

Matthew Sharpe


All League Awards

First Team


Andrew Head

Georgie Fovel

Jackson Callow

Chas Gregory

Stefan Antonsson

George Karamanoukian


Honorable Mention

Ike Lanier

Trey Hoffman


Team Awards

MVP: Georgie Fovel

MIP: Jeff Dedeker

Coach’s Award: Jules Baretta


Varsity Track

All Academic Awards

Adam Buford

Alayna Choo

Natalie Choo

Kevin Cole

Katie Corbett

Sean Holcomb

Brian Hu

Pearce Kieser

Alex Li

Matthew Marquardt

Kyle McKibben

Jake Moses

Laney Saggar

Lauren Saggar

Daniel Sauers


All League Awards

First Team

Kyle McKibben


Team Awards

MVR: Kyle McKibben, Alayna Choo

MIR: Maliq Lee, Devi Namboodiri

Coach’s Award: Daniel Sauers, Nia Page, Natalie Choo



JV Gold Tennis

Team Awards

MVP: Carl Compton

MIP: Vaibhav Vagal

Coach’s Award: Charlie Goldsmith


JV Blue Tennis

Team Awards

MVP: Kenneth Remaklus

MIP: Duncan Gibson

Coach’s Award: Matt Postell


DSC_0261Middle School Sports Awards

This year’s Archie Griffin Sportsmanship Award winners are rising ninth graders Matthew Maring and Lucy Callard.


Seven Hills Forms Partnership with Leading Soccer Club

The Seven Hills School is pleased to announce a new four-year partnership with the state’s leading soccer club, Ohio Elite Soccer Academy. The Seven Hills School is currently constructing two new all-weather turf soccer fields and a full size, smaller 8 v 8 field on The Seven Hills School’s Hillsdale Campus. Once completed, the facility will be one of the largest outdoor athletic facilities in the Cincinnati area – three turf fields measuring 175,000 sq. ft. Construction for the fields is scheduled to be completed by Cincinnati-based The Motz Group at the end of August 2014. Along with the turf usage, Ohio Elite will also begin working with The Seven Hills School SAY soccer program in helping develop coaches and players. “The Seven Hills School is excited to partner with the Ohio Elite Soccer Academy,” said Brian Phelps, Athletic Director of The Seven Hills School. “The School was looking for a first-class organization that would use and take care of the facilities as if it were their own. It is a great opportunity for both The Seven Hills School and Ohio Elite.” Phelps also said he continues to explore similar partnerships with other athletic organizations. The new turf fields will be located behind the school, down the hill from the current athletic turf field. The partnership allows The Seven Hills School to have much needed field space for their athletic programs and Physical Education Department while Ohio Elite will have access to all three turf fields for winter training, showcase events, and games. “The relationship with The Seven Hills School is a terrific situation for our club. We will have a home in the winter months that is centrally located and we get a partner that understands the demands of pushing for excellence,” said Tim Lesiak, Executive Director of Ohio Elite. “We are looking forward to working with Brian Phelps and the staff at The Seven Hills School in assisting to develop their soccer programs and to make this facility top notch for their students, our players, and all the visitors that will come to the campus.”

College SigningsSix Student Athletes Signed

The Athletic Department is proud to announce six graduating seniors have been signed to play sports for their respective colleges and universities. Athletic Director Brian Phelps held a signing ceremony attended by students and their families, in mid-May. “This is a special day when we have the opportunity to recognize our student athletes who are continuing their athletic career at the collegiate level,” said Phelps. “As a community, we are proud of their accomplishments and we appreciate and celebrate all they have done for Seven Hills.”

Signed students:

Connor Rouan, squash, Northeastern University

Lauren Weems, basketball, Emory University

Roderick McFarland, basketball, Roanoke College

Ellie Wilson, swimming, Case Western Reserve University

Panos Skoufalos, swimming, Tufts University

Emma Uible, squash, Cornell University

Go Stingers!


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Cincinnati Enquirer Features Several Excellent Seven Hills Student Athletes

The results are in! Please take a moment to congratulate our excellent 2013-14 Enquirer Winter All-Stars. Please click here to visit the website and click through the following links:

Boys basketball, Division II – IV

Girls basketball, Division II – IV

Boys’ swimming

Girls swimming


Seven Hills Students Excel in Club Rowing Program

Seven Hills students put forth an excellent showing in mid-May with the Cincinnati Junior Rowing Club (CJRC). The club recently hosted the Midwest Junior Rowing Championship at East Fork Lake, which included 447 boat entries, approximately 1800 rowers, from 32 clubs from nine states. The CJRC won both the boys and the girls cups for the overall team championships. Junior Grace Carroll’s Girls 8 placed first and qualified for nationals. Freshman Rosie Kilcoyne rowed in the girls lightweight 8, coxed by junior Mona Scheiber, and placed first and qualified for nationals. Rosie also rowed in the second girls 8 and won, in a race that was not a national qualifier. This year’s nationals are in Sacramento, CA, the weekend of June 13. Junior Ian Jeffries and Chris Shoemaker, and freshmen Tim Cawdrey and Ben Farber rowed or coxed as novices with great success as well. While their races were not national qualifiers, they may be asked to seat race against varsity rowers to gain a shot at making the team for nationals.


Buzz:SHS SabotageStudents Introduce “Ultimate Frisbee” as Possible Team Sport

Many people don’t know a lot about Ultimate Frisbee, one of the fastest growing team sports in the nation. So sophomores Hayley Samson, Maddie Samson, and Matthew Clayton recently formed a co-ed team called “Seven Hills Sabotage” to introduce it to Seven Hills. Typically known as “Ultimate,” the game is far more than just throwing the frisbee. It combines aspects of several different sports – all in a self-refereed, non-contact format. “What really sets it apart is its unique code of sportsmanship, the spirit of the game,” said Seven Hills parent Carol Samson. “Briefly stated: ‘Competitive play is encouraged, but never at the expense of respect between players, adherence to the rules, and the basic joy of play.’ Hayley and Maddie first called attention to Ultimate last year by throwing the frisbee at lunch and after school. Both Maddie and Hayley play for several select women’s Ultimate teams, and aim for 3,000 frisbee throws a month. Athletic Director Brian Phelps said the frisbee team may have an opportunity to be sponsored by the School if there appears to be enough interest among students.


From The Buzz May 16, 2014

Photo taken by Keith Neu
Photo taken by Keith Neu

Boys Varsity Lacrosse

The Boys varsity lacrosse has proven itself to be a powerhouse team. The team, recognized as a league sport for the first time, just won the Miami Valley Conference league championship with a win over Cincinnati Country Day. The boys followed up that victory with a 17-4 win over Walnut Hills.


Boys TennisBoys Tennis

Boys tennis is currently ranked number five in state and third in the city. Tennis coach Tim Drew said the hard work and skill of Stingers’ tennis players is reflective of the efforts of all Seven Hills student athletes this season. “We are having another exciting and successful season and our participation numbers continue to soar,” said Drew. “We have a chance for many of our spring sports to go deep into the tournament.”


GroundbreakingAthletic Complex Groundbreaking

The Seven Hills School will be home to one of the largest outdoor athletic facilities in the Cincinnati area – three turf fields measuring 175,000 sq. ft. – once construction is completed this fall. The construction will include stadium lighting, convenient parking and access to the School’s lower fields, and spectator seating, said Seven Hills Athletic Director Brian Phelps. The construction comes as the result of almost two years of thoughtful planning and hard work. “The original vision for this project was to create more practice space for all of our teams in grades one through 12,” said Mr. Phelps. “It is not only going to serve that purpose but will add another exceptional competition venue as well.” Construction for the fields is scheduled to be completed by Cincinnati-based The Motz Group at the end of August 2014, said Phelps. While Seven Hills soccer, lacrosse, baseball, and softball teams will have use of the facilities, the fields also will be used for physical education classes, school events, and summer camp activities. Phelps said the new facilities also will create opportunities for the School to develop partnerships with local club soccer and lacrosse programs.


Two new school records in Track and Field

Two student athletes recently made their mark, carving out two new school records in Track and Field – Matthew Marquardt in 3200 meter run, and Kyle McKibben in the 200 meter run.


Girls LacrosseGirls Lacrosse

Girls lacrosse opened their tournament on Monday against Mercy High School. The girls are already proving to have their best season ever. Their success on the field is described as their most successful season in recent memory. Congratulations to first-year coach Susan Robinson.


Photo taken by Keith Neu
Photo taken by Keith Neu


Baseball claimed an exciting win over Lockland in early May. The baseball team salutes Chris Brenning, the only senior on the team. What a great way to cap a successful high schoo career with a big win in the last home game of Chris’ baseball career as a Stinger!


From The Buzz April 24, 2014

Boys Tennis Ranked Third in State

In the first of five weekly polls conducted by the Ohio Tennis Coaches’ Association, Seven Hills was ranked third in the state in Division II. The boys are currently 2-1 in Miami Valley Conference matches this season, with their only defeat coming against the top-ranked team in the state, Cincinnati Country Day. Division II Ohio High School Coaches’ Association Poll (Points in parentheses)
1. Cincinnati Country Day (120)

2. Columbus Academy (90)
3. Seven Hills (86)
4. Lexington (70)
5. University School (60)
6. Wyoming (52)
7. Indian Hill (28)
8. Hawken (30)
9. Bexley (26)
10. Milton Union (22)


Girls on the runGirls on the Run

The Doherty club of fourth grade runners – Girls on the Run – are beginning practices for the citywide GOTR 5K run in May. The group meets twice a week for 10 weeks. The GOTR program is designed to inspire a positive healthy lifestyle. Doherty teachers Patty Dawson, Julie Guminey, and Julie Brackett volunteer as coaches.


Boys LacrosseBoys and Girls Lacrosse Featured on recently included a strong preview on Seven Hills lacrosse teams. Please click here to read the article.



5th/6th Grade Track Excels at MND Cougar Invitational

Fifth and sixth grade boys and girls track teams recently competed well in the Mount Notre Dame (MND) Cougar Invitational. The girls took second overall as a team and the boys placed third out of 20 teams in the Invitational. Katie Remaklus led the way with two first-place finishes for the girls in the 200 and 400 meter dash. Linley Dawson added another first place finish in the 800 meters. The boys team also had two first-place finishers: Curtis Harrison in the 75 meter dash and Nolan Loring in shot put. Below are each of the events in which the teams earned medals:75 meter dash – 1st place – Curtis Harrison

200 meter dash – 4th place Michael Fitzgerald

400 meter dash – 1st place – Katie Remaklus; 4th place – Michael Fitzgerald

800 meter dash -1st place – Linley Dawson

200 meter dash -1st place – Katie Remaklus

Long jump – 2nd place – Katie Remaklus; 3rd place – Linley Dawson

Shot put – 1st place – Nolan Loring

Discus – 2nd place – Nolan Loring


Varsity Girls Lacrosse Continues Hot Streak

The Varsity girls lacrosse teams started off the week strong, with victories over Anderson and Cincinnati Country Day on Monday and Tuesday. The Stingers won a close 12-11 battle against Anderson on Monday, and followed it up with a 12-4 victory over conference rival CCD on Tuesday afternoon.The girls have now won four of their last five games. Go Stingers!


From The Buzz April 10, 2014

Reena Sengupta (photos by Keith Neu)
Reena Sengupta (photo by Keith Neu)


Varsity gymnastics started the season with perseverance and dedication, coming in just one point short of the team’s 120-point goal. The gymnasts came in sixth out of 16 teams in the city and 12th out of 30 in the district. The gymnastics team will miss the leadership of captain senior Reena Sengupta. Reena received the District Sportsmanship Award, while senior Hadiya Harrigan was named District Scholar Athlete.



Anna Quinlan (photos by Keith Neu)
Anna Quinlan (photo by Keith Neu)


The varsity cheerleaders exhibited phenomenal School spirit this year during a busy season. The team demonstrated a very strong work ethic and worked together to keep up with a fast-paced season. Hannah Silverman was named to the MVC First Team.



Maggie Gosiger (photos by Keith Neu)
Maggie Gosiger (photo by Keith Neu)

Girls Basketball

The fourth grade girls basketball team placed first in the Cincinnati Premier Youth Basketball League (CPYBL) League Tournament Championship. Congratulations to the girls and to coaches Tim Drew and Todd Couch.


Boys Basketball

The sixth grade boys basketball team “Blackmon” finished as CYO City Championship Tournament runner-up. They also were League Champions during the regular season and finished with a 13-1 overall record.



Devin Garrett received the Dick Snyder Sportsmanship Award for displaying integrity and good sportsmanship throughout the season. Eryn MacKenzie received the Hirsch Award, given to one MVC athlete who displays courage in the face of extremely difficult circumstances.


From The Buzz March 13, 2013

Panos Skoufalos
Panos Skoufalos

Seven Hills Swimmer Claims Individual State Title

The Stingers finished fourth in the Division II state meet Feb. 21, coming in just six points behind third place Wyoming, for top local honors. Only .03 seconds separated senior Panos Skoufalos and sophomore Mathew Marquardt in the 100 backstroke as the pair finished 1-2 in the event. Skoufalos took the state title in 51.45 seconds, while Marquardt was second in 51.48. The pair went 1.2 (first and second) in the district backstroke a week earlier with Marquardt winning. “I thought we’d be 1.2 but not in that order,” Skoufalos said. “From where I was in my sophomore year to where I am now is great.” Skoufalos added a runner-up finish in the 50 free, while Marquardt took seventh in the 100 butterfly. Junior Pearce Keiser placed fifth in the 200 free and seventh in the 100 breaststroke. Sophomore Tigar Cyr finished 16th in the 200 free and junior Sean Gray took 18th in the 100 free. Both the 200 medley relay team and the 400 free relay squad earned state runner-up medals.



Girls Varsity Basketball

The girls varsity basketball team finished a solid season, matching up with Felicity-Franklin High School in the finals of the sectional tournament. The Miami Valley Conference named senior Lauren Weems Player of the Year. Lauren was also selected as District 16 Player of the Year. Other District 16 honors included senior Alexis Lindsay (first team) and junior Maggie Gosiger (second team).


4th basketballFourth Grade Girls Basketball – First Place!

The fourth grade girls basketball team placed first in the tournament. Congratulations to the girls and to coaches Tim Drew and Todd Couch.


From The Buzz Feb. 20, 2013

SavedPictureSeven Swimmers Advance to the State Meet

The Seven Hills boys swim team swam away with three 1st place finishes and three 2nd place finishes at a recent Southwest District Meet, breaking the District Record in the 200 Medley Relay. The boys smashed eight School records, proving to be the strongest boys swim team in Stingers history. Senior Panos Skoufalos, junior Pearce Kieser, sophomore Matthew Marquardt, sophomore Tigar Cyr, junior Sean Yoshitomi-Gray, and freshman Jason Guo all qualified to compete in the Ohio State Swim Championships in Canton, Ohio. Advancing to the State Championships with the #1 seed in the State are M. Marquardt in the 100 Back and the 200 Medley Relay team of M. Marquardt, Kieser, Guo, Skoufalos. Seeded in the #2 spot in the State is Skoufalos in the 50 Free and the 100 Back, and the 400 Free Relay Team. And in the #3 spot is Kieser in the 100 Free. On the girls team, senior Ellie Wilson also advances to swim the 100 Breaststroke at an upcoming State tournament in Canton. Click here to read a recent article about the team in the Cincinnati Enquirer.


Matthew Marquardt - photo by Keith Neu
Matthew Marquardt – photo by Keith Neu

Boys Basketball

The Seven Hills boys basketball team, which currently stands at 7-9 overall and 4-5 in the MVC, earned the No. 6 seed in the upcoming sectional tournament. The boys will play Riverview East in the first round of the tournament on February 21 at 8:30 p.m. at Oak Hills High School. Click here to view the full tournament bracket.

Girls Swim Team Sends Four to District Meet

The Seven Hills girls swim team recently competed at the D2 sectional swim meet. Four swimmers qualified to advance to the District Meet at Miami University. Sophomore Claire McDonald (200 Free, 500 Free), freshman Samanatha Eng (200 IM, 100 Fly), senior Ellie Wilson (50 Free, 100 Breast), and sophomore Sydney Miccoli (100 Back) all advanced to the district meet. Claire entered the district meet with qualifying times ranked in the top 10 in both the 200 and 500 free.

Boys Bowling Wins MVC Championship

The Seven Hills boys bowling team finished their Miami Valley Conference regular season with a perfect 5-0 record and capped it off with a victory in the inaugural MVC Championships on Friday afternoon. Sophomore Corey Wilson led the way with a high series of 402 in the Championships and was awarded MVC Bowler of the Year. Corey’s mother and Seven Hills music teacher Robin Wilson was selected the MVC Coach of the Year. The team finished third at Sectionals and will move on to the District tournament in Beavercreek.



From The Buzz Feb. 5, 2013

Swimming Team


Congratulations Swimmers!

In an outstanding show of effort and skill, the boys swim team finished fourth overall in the Classic meet in mid-January. The Classic is the largest high school swim meet in America – with about 3,000 swimmers at nine pools. The boys finished after St. Xavier, Moeller, and Dayton Oakwood. They finished ahead of traditional swimming powers, such as Wyoming, Mason, Lakota East and West, Sycamore, and Mariemont. Head Varsity Coach Allie Henges said the success of this powerhouse group of swimmers can be attributed to many things, including hard work and determination. “They put in hard work, swim dozens of hours a week, and they’re very positive,” said Henges. “They like to have fun and they like to compete as well.” The swimmers’ hard work continues to pay off. Henges said the boys team is expected to do well in the upcoming District championship.

Click here to read a recent Cincinnati Enquirer article on the team.

In team relay events:

Freestyle Relay of Matthew Marquardt, Pearce Kieser, Tigar Cyr and Panos Skoufalos placed 3rd in the 400 Free Relay and 6th in the 200 Free Relay.

Medley Relay of Matthew, Pearce, Jason Guo and Panos placed 4th in the 400 Medley Relay and 5th in the 200 Medley Relay.

In individual events:

Matthew Marquardt placed 2nd in 200 Backstroke, 3rd in 100 Backstroke, 3rd in 200 Butterfly, and 16th in 400 Individual Medley.

Panos Skoufalos placed 3rd in 50 Freestyle and 15th in 100 Backstroke.

Pearce Kieser placed 4th in 100 Breaststroke, 13th in 200 Breaststroke and 14th in 50 Freestyle.

Jason Guo placed 5th in 50 Butterfly.

Henry Marquardt placed 13th in 50 Backstroke.

Swim Team Roster

Ninth grade

Jason Guo, Noelle O’Neal, Samantha Eng, Henry Marquardt

10th grade

Matthew Clayton, Sydney Miccoli, Claire McDonald, Matthew Marquardt, Clay Hausberger, Tigar Cyr

11th grade

Stuart Edwards, Pearce Kieser, Sean Gray, Nicole Malofsky

12th grade

Sam Ransohoff, Ellie Wilson, Trey Hoffman, Panos Skoufalos, Miguel Alemany

(Allie Henges, Jason Guo, Pearce Kieser (back row), Matthew Marquardt (front center), Panos Skoufalos, Tigar Cyr, Meredith Jackson (front), Erin Ragouzis (additional swimmers not pictured)
(Allie Henges, Jason Guo, Pearce Kieser (back row), Matthew Marquardt (front center), Panos Skoufalos, Tigar Cyr, Meredith Jackson (front), Erin Ragouzis (additional swimmers not pictured)



Front Row-Emma Carroll Dottie Callard Sydney Pelnick Middle Row-Ty' Asia Hudlin Lucy Callard Brian Corni Smith Hickenlooper Back Row-Emma Shuppert Claire Harrison Tinder Cyr Matthew Maring Greg Kalin Alex Smith
Front Row-Emma Carroll Dottie Callard Sydney Pelnick
Middle Row-Ty’ Asia Hudlin Lucy Callard Brian Corni Smith Hickenlooper
Back Row-Emma Shuppert Claire Harrison Tinder Cyr Matthew Maring Greg Kalin Alex Smith

New Middle School Swim Team Successful

Seven Hills Middle School swim team enjoyed much success at the Junior High Championships at Countyside YMCA on Jan. 11. This is the inaugural season for the 13-member team, coached by Meredith Jackson and Erin Ragouzis. The team placed second in the overall (boys and girls) small school division, with the team winning the boys division and placing seventh in the girls division. Two new records were set by Seven Hills swimmers, Tindar Cyr in the 100 IM, in the time of 58.72 and improving the new record by .26 of a second, and Matthew Maring, who set a new 25 Breaststroke record of 14.98, besting the previous record by .08 of a second.

Individual Event Winners:


Smith Hickenlooper – 25 Freestyle – 16.54

Greg Kalin – 50 Freestyle 24.14 and 100 Butterfly 58.44

Brian Corni – 100 Freestyle 1:01.10

Matthew Maring – 500 Freestyle 5:23.70 and 25 Breaststroke 14.98

Alex Smith – 25 Backstroke: 18.19

Tindar Cyr – 100 Breaststroke: 1:04.67 and 100 IM 58.72


Lucy Callard – 200 Freestyle 1:58.57 and 100 Butterfly 1:00.59

Dottie Callard – 100 Backstroke 1:15.59

Emma Shuppert – 100 Breaststroke 1:17.46

Relays (coed)

Seven Hills A relay (Lucy Callard, Tynday Cyr, Greg Kalin, Matthew Maring) first in 200 Freestyle 1:41.94 and first in 200 Medley 1:52.41

Seven Hills B relay 5th in 200 Freestyle 1:52.41(Dottie Callard, Emma Shuppert, Brian Corni, Claire Harrison) and 6th in 200 Medley 2:11.64


From The Buzz Jan. 17, 2013

"Right to Play" officers Jackson callow, Brian Goertemoeller, and Alex Hunter
“Right to Play” officers Jackson callow, Brian Goertemoeller, and Alex Hunter

Right to Play

When Junior Alex Hunter returned to the United States after living in London, England, for three years, he realized something was missing. That “something” was “Right to Play,” an international non-profit organization that puts sports equipment in the hands of underserved students. Alex quickly rallied his friends and fellow athletes to start a “Right to Play” chapter at Seven Hills. After speaking with John P. Parker Elementary School Principal Kimberly Mack, Alex learned that the school was in need of sports equipment, namely, balls. The club, which only began in the fall of 2013, has already collected about 75 donated new and used soccer balls and basketballs for the students of John P. Parker. Alex said he received a warm response and generous donations of used equipment from his friends and the Seven Hills Athletic Department. Alex said he wanted to start “Right to Play” because he has always been accustomed to “giving back.” About a dozen student athletes participate in the effort. Currently, Alex and other “Right to Play” members are planning a dodge ball game fund-raiser to benefit John P. Parker. “Being from a school that is privileged like Seven Hills, I feel it is my responsibility to help others,” said Alex.


5thbasketFifth Graders Win Championship Tournament

Congratulations to the fifth grade girls basketball team for a big win in the Ameritourney Holiday Invitational Tournament against Madeira in the Sports Plus Complex during winter break. The girls put forth great effort and showed amazing skill on the court! The girls totaled four victories during their tournament run and beat a tough Madeira team in the championship game. Congratulations Stingers!
Front Row: Olivia Quinn, Caroline Routh, Emma Cohen
Back Row: Brooke Meador, Audrey Howard, Faith Hagerty, Arielle Podberesky, Brooke Painter
Teammates not pictured: Shriya Kilaru, Charlotte McNair


image001Sophomore Swimmer in the News

As swim season picks up, sophomore swimmer Claire McDonald is receiving positive media attention for her speed, determination, and potential. Especially noteworthy is Claire’s 500 free record of 5:47.74 – nearly 40 seconds ahead of the league. Click here to read more about Claire’s accomplishments, as well as comments from Seven Hills head swim coach Allie Henges.


Spirit Night! – Jan. 24

Middle School students will cheer on the Upper School boys and girls Junior Varsity and Varsity basketball teams at the first spirit night of 2014. Go Stingers! The Stinger girls and boys play Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy in three home games. Click here to view a full calendar of sports events.


From The Buzz, Dec. 20, 2013

6-Lauren Weems copySenior in State All-Star game

Lauren Weems, senior volleyball player, was recently selected to represent District 16 in the Division IV Ohio All-Star match held in Wooster, Ohio, in November. Lauren received this honor, as voted by District 16 coaches, in recognition of being the highest ranked Division IV player in the first Team All-City vote held in October. Congratulations to Lauren for an outstanding volleyball season! Click here to vote for Lauren Weems in the LaRosa’s Player of the Week Challenge.



The sixth grade girls volleyball team completed an undefeated season by winning the Cincinnati Volleyball Academy Tournament Championship this fall. The team finished with an overall record of 12-0 on the season.


DSC_0323Om-mazing Exercise

Middle School students worked on their breathing and poses during a full yoga class taught by local yoga instructor Diane Faul from Yogahome. The students relieved stress, breathed deeply, and stretched on the mat to the sound of Zen music. Physical education teacher Sue Bone said she always tries to bring in a yoga instructor for her students around the winter holiday season. “They are always pounding the pavement out there. I wanted them to have something calm and relaxing,” said Mrs. Bone. “They need it.”



From The Buzz, Nov. 26, 2013


Milestone Awards for Outstanding Coaches

In acknowledgement of their strength of competition and dedication, Seven Hills offered heartfelt gratitude to four coaches who have shown relentless passion in their careers, during the Fall Sports Awards event in late October on the Hillsdale Campus. The event honored former Athletic Director and current Assistant Athletic Director Dick “Duke” Snyder for his 40 years of dedication; Cross Country/Track and Field Coach Tana Luckie for 30 years; Boys and Girls Tennis Coach Tim Drew for 25 years; and Boys Soccer Coach Terry Nicholl for 20 years.


Girls Varsity Basketball

As part of the opening season for Girls Basketball, Athletic Director Brian Phelps named and launched the first annual “Turkey Shoot Out and Hoops for Troops.” The opening season tournament began on Nov. 22. The opening season included games involving four teams: Seven Hills, Miami Valley school in Dayton, Mariemont, and Purcell Marian. The Girls Varsity team persevered, putting forth great effort to win 60-35 against Purcell Marian, which placed them in the championship game. Miami Valley won the following game against Seven Hills, 39-25.

The efforts of the Girls Varsity Team didn’t stop there. Teammate Kate Hickenlooper led the Hoops for Troops effort, in which the girls donated ticket sales and raffle money to the troops and to veterans’ organizations as well. Madden Phelps, who won a “split the pot” raffle, also donated her winnings to the troops. The team will donate $80 from ticket sales, as well as additional funds from T-shirt sales and hand-written letters to the USO, to the troops in time for holidays. Said Mr. Phelps, “The girls worked hard and played the games to honor someone currently serving or a veteran who has served.” Mr. Phelps, Assistant Athletic Director Dick Snyder, and Glenn Shillinger, a timer for the games, are military veterans.


From The Buzz, Nov. 7, 2013


VolleyballMiddle School Girls Volleyball Makes History

The Middle School Girls Volleyball Team finished a historical season by winning the school’s first Miami Valley Conference A Division Tournament Championship.
Photo caption: Front–Lulu Gordon, Sophie Janidlo, Emily Waskowitz, Katie Francis, Rachel Michelman, Emma Carroll, Bridget Mullica, Gracin Richardson, Madeline RingswaldEgan,
Back-Coach Lantis, Ty’ Asia Hundlin, Ellyse Bullen, Ava Romerill, Mary Ellen Bryans, Khepri Campbell, Sara Zhang, Hailey Anderson, Audrey Wilson, Coach Riedinger



Varsity Boys Soccer Team Exhibited “Dignity, Character, and Exemplary Sportsmanship”

A crowd of more than 700 Seven Hills family and friends showed up in force to cheer on the boys varsity soccer team vs. defending state champs Summit Country Day, at the long-awaited regional semifinal game on Oct. 30. Summit won 3-2, in “sudden death” overtime. The hard-earned moment, however, will be remembered as a grand opportunity in which the team exercised a show of deft skill, constant fortitude, and striking determination.

“The regional semifinal captured who we are as a school community,” said Seven Hills Athletic Director Brian Phelps. “We rally behind each other. We’re supportive, and we’re competitive.”

In an Oct. 31 letter to families, Head of School Chris Garten said the boys soccer team “never, never gave up … they supported one another and carried themselves with dignity, character, and exemplary good sportsmanship.”


Girls TennisMiddle School Girls Tennis

The Middle School Girls Tennis Team completed an undefeated season by winning the Cincinnati Country Day Invitational Tournament Championship.
Photo Caption: Front–Lucy Callard, Natalie Choo
Middle-Maggie Ellis, Jillian Blatt, Emma Schneider, Sophie Wydman, Grace Wharton, Susie Spooner, Leah Blatt, Leanna Yuan
Back-Coach Bone, Kate Stein, Carly Jones, Micah Cummings, Abby Smith, Jenna Caller, Coach Wiesemann

_LHC7227Big Win for Fifth and Sixth Girls Soccer

The Seven Hills fifth and sixth grade Girls Strikers capped an undefeated season by winning the SAY Cincinnati East area tournament in late October. The girls advance to play in the SAY State tournament, which begins on November 9. Congratulations to the girls, Coach Ramsey, and Coach Cohen! The team is composed of students from Lotspeich, Doherty, and Middle.

Boys SoccerMiddle School Boys Soccer

The Middle School Boys Soccer Team capped off a great season by winning the CHCA Invitational Tournament Championship. They finished with an impressive record of 15-1 overall on the season.
Photo Caption: Front–Charles Clark, Michael Glum, Welby Anning, Michael Karamanoukian, Chris Nathan, Vitto Zenezini, Max Routh, Stratton Papakirk, Dominic Keller, Santi Garcia, Brandon Dinan
Middle-Michael Nordlund, Ben Schiff, Garrett Reich, Andrew Santamarina, Jake Groom, Nate Rising, Luke Keller, Charlie Karamanoukian, Jack Brinker, Jonas Keller, Alex Mason
Back-Coach McCrystal, Sam Francis, Robby Shaffer, Brennan Callow, Brice Hill, Nick Bean, Patrick Samaha, Gaurav Kilaru, Tommy Robinson, Sam Gosiger, Ricardo Godoy, Coach Kalubi
Not pictured-Coach Horne

Girls SoccerMiddle School Girls Soccer

The Middle School Girls Soccer Team took 3rd place at The Mariemont Warrior Soccer Invitational in dramatic fashion this year. For all three victories during the tournament, the girls had to come back from a deficit to tie the score and win in overtime penalty kicks. The team totaled nine wins and three ties overall on the season. Photo caption: Front–Lizzie Morris, Tessa Robinson, Mackenzie Mullin, Eloise McNair, Dottie Callard, Ari Gleich, Zeni Drath, Emily Pedoto, Reagan Brackett, Jamie Holcomb, Maya Gleich, Mary Grace Ramsey
Back-Coach Dyer, Coach McIllwraith, Elin Antonsson, Claire Harrison, Nina Dizenhuz, Piper Ackermann, Maggie Kersting, Ceci Rauh, Anna Leonard, Elizabeth Gimpel, Caitlyn Shaw, Ryann Pedoto, Rosie DeWitt, Coach Leyman

Cross CountryMiddle School Cross Country

The Middle School Cross Country Team was small in numbers but big when it came to results. The team finished the Miami Valley Conference league meet in second place and eighth grader Matthew Maring was the overall individual champion for the boys division. Seventh grader Elin Antonsson took second place individually in the girls division. Overall running times for each team member continued to drop as the year progressed, showing improvement all around.
Photo Caption: Front–Andrew Santamarina, Neil Keyser, George Eng, Siddant Gupta, Greg Kalin
Back-Coach McGarvey, Matthew Maring, Charlie Dwight, Andrew Brown, Elin Antonsson.

GolfMiddle School Golf

The Middle School Golf Team won the Challenger Division of the Cincinnati Middle School Golf Tournament at Sharon Woods Golf Course this season. Louann Kovach took 4th place individually in the girls division. Photo caption: Front–Thomas Arya, Ben Agin, Smith Hickenlooper, Louann Kovach, Aishwarya Varma, Max Lane, Nick Nazzaro
Matthew Kreines, Matthew Cook, Alex Kreines, Jonathan Stewart, Alex Smith, Sam Gosiger, Coach Burkett


From The Buzz, Oct. 10, 2013

LinneGirls Tennis

The girls’ tennis program finished with their dual match season last week with a record of 15-3. Their final win against Summit solidified their first Miami Valley Conference title. This past weekend the team headed into a tough Sectionals with hopes of having some players advance to Districts.

SilermanAll the players had a great showing in Sectionals. From our three singles Caroline Linne, Alana Saggar, and Lauren Saggar-we had hard-fought battles and thrilling tennis. The two doubles teams of Ellee Kennedy/Kelly Pan and Jessica Seibold/Nicole Tiao also fought hard as the competition was tough this year. Senior Jessica Seibold and Sophomore Nicole Tiao came in third after being seeded fourth in Sectionals and earned a spot in District competition. Districts will be played on Thursday, Oct. 10, at 9:00 a.m., at the ATP Center in Mason. The top four singles players and top four doubles teams from Districts will compete in Columbus on Friday, Oct. 18. Good luck Stingers!!



Boys Soccer

The Seven Hills Boys Varsity Soccer Team continued its run with three victories last week against St. Bernard (8-0), Cincinnati Christian (5-0) and Miami Valley (6-0) and one this week against CHCA (2-0). Over the last eleven games, the Boys are 9-0-2, have outscored their opponents 47-2, and have posted nine shutouts. The Boys are ranked second in the latest Enquirer coaches Division III poll and are eighth in the State in the latest OSSCA Division III poll.



Homecoming 2013 was a night to remember! Athletic Director Brian Phelps said the event drew a great turnout. Student athletes claimed the spotlight on Homecoming weekend as well. On Saturday, both the boys and girls soccer teams won. In addition, the girls tennis team is MVC champs. Many thanks to everyone who worked to make Homecoming a huge success! Please click here to enjoy a gallery of photos taken by Len Cohen and Brian Arnold.


Tournament Seeds

The boys soccer team earned a #2 seed in the Cincinnati Sectional soccer tournament. The boys will have a first round bye and play the winner of the #8 Cincinnati Christian and #14 Fayetteville game to be played on Wednesday, Oct. 16. The Stingers will host at Seven Hills on Saturday, Oct. 19 at 7 p.m.

The girls volleyball team earned a #3 seed in the Cincinnati Sectional volleyball tournament. The girls will have a first round bye and play the winner of the #6 Cincinnati College Prep Academy and #8 Oyler game played on Saturday, Oct. 12. The Stingers will play at Mariemont Jr. High at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 16.

The girls soccer team earned a #6 seed in the Cincinnati Sectional soccer tournament. The girls will have a first round bye and play the winner of the #5 Cincinnati Christian and #18 Reading game played on Monday, Oct. 14. If Reading wins, the Stingers will host at Seven Hills on Thursday, Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. and if Cincinnati Christian wins, Cincinnati Christian will host on Oct. 17 at a location to be determined.



From The Buzz, Sept. 25, 2013


Stingers Tough on the Green, Fields, and Courts.

Alyssa AkiyamaSports photos courtesy Keith Neu


Girl in Boys Golf Team Qualifies for District Tournament

Sophomore Alyssa Akiyama qualifies for the district tournament after shooting an 83 at Hamilton Elks (39 on the front nine). Alyssa has played with the boys most of the year and has been one of their top players. Once the tournament starts, she had to choose whether she would play with the boys team or play as an individual in the girls tournament. She will play at Pipestone golf course next week in the Districts hoping to advance to the State tournament.


The boys golf team finished 3rd at Sectionals (top four teams advance to Districts), which was played at Walden Ponds. They advance to the District tournament which will be played next Thursday at Weatherwax golf course in Middletown, Ohio. Brian Goertemoeller (Jr.) leads the charge for the boys.


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Boys Soccer Ranked #2 in the City and #9 in State

The Seven Hills Varsity Boys Soccer Team improved to 6-1-2 with a strong 4-1 victory over Madeira. Jackson Callow, Tucker Robinson, Matthew Marquardt and Palmer Kruzner each notched goals with assists from Jared Nelson, Jules Baretta and Callow. Mason Mayfield had another solid performance in the box and the Stinger defense stymied Madeira for most of the game. The Stingers look to continue their winning ways with contests against St. Bernard and Cincinnati Christian this week before a Homecoming match with Miami Valley next Saturday.


Seven Hills Alum Tees-Off for Sewanee

Freshman Pauley Gosiger stars for Sewanne as he finishes his first collegiate tournament shooting a 154 over the 2 day, 36 hole event. Read the link below for more details.




From The Buzz, Sept. 12, 2013


Sixth Grade Baseball Team Claims Championship
Over the summer, the 6th grade boys baseball team capped off an outstanding season by winning their end of season Cincinnati Knothole Tournament. They also league champions during the regular season and finished with an overall record of 18-3-2. Congratulations Stingers!

Front Row: Luke Keller, George Eng, Chris Nathan, Max Lane, Eddie Hatfield, Bruce Wyatt, Dominic Keller.
Second Row: Michael Nordlund, Coach Dennison Keller, Charles Clark, Evan Flagel, Jonas Keller, Brandon Dinan, Santi Garcia, Ben Hayutin.
Not pictured: Patrick Kilcoyne, Ben Walker, Neil Badlani, Coach Mike Walker.


(l to r) Tindar Cyr, Henry Marquardt, George Eng, Sydney Miccoli, George Hausberger, Samantha Eng, Matthew Maring, Emma Shuppert, Greg Kalin, Lucy Callard, Jason Guo, Brian Corni, and Drew Miccoli.

Several Seven Hills Students Participate Earn Qualify for Junior Olympics
Seven Hills Swimmers had a fantastic season with their local swim teams, many of them qualifying for the Ohio State Long Course Junior Olympics, which took place at Miami University from July 18-21. At this meet, about 30 of the top swimmers (ages 14 & under) in Ohio qualify to compete in each event.

The most exciting swim of the meet was by incoming 7th grader Greg Kalin who won the Boys 11-12 50 Meter Butterfly event, breaking the Ohio State Record and Ohio Junior Olympics Meet Record. Greg also placed 2nd in the 50 and 100 Backstroke, 3rd in the 100 Butterfly, 4th in the 50 and 100 Freestyle and 5th in the 200 Freestyle. Greg swam on four relays, all placing in the Top 8.

Tindar Cyr (8th grade) swam five individual events and five relays. Tindar placed 8th in the 200 Breastroke, and 11th in the 100 Breastroke.

Lucy Callard (8th grade) swam seven individual events and five relays. Lucy placed 9th in the 200 Butterfly, 11th in the 100 Butterfly, 12th in the 1500 Freestyle and 16th in the 200 Freestyle.

Emma Shuppert (7th grade) swam five individual events, placing 9th in 50 Backstroke, and 13th in 100 Backstroke
Incoming Freshman Jason Guo swam seven individual events and five relays. Jason placed 12th in the 200 Butterfly, 14th in the 100 Butterfly and 15th in the 200 Backstroke.

Henry Marquardt (9th grade) swam three individual events and three relays. Henry placed 16th in the 200 Butterfly.
Matthew Maring (8th grade), George Hausberger (5th grade), and Samantha Eng (9th grade) swam both individual events and relays. Sydney Miccoli (10th grade), Drew Miccoli (incoming 7th grade) and George Eng (7th grade) swam on relay teams.

Greg Kalin, Henry Marquardt, Matthew Maring, and George Hausberger swim for the Mercy Healthplex Sea Wolves. Tindar Cyr swims for Cincinnati Marlins. Lucy Callard, Jason Guo, Samantha Eng, George Eng, Sydney Miccoli and Drew Miccoli swim for Cincinnati Aquatics Club, and Emma Shuppert swims for Blue Ash YMCA.

In addition, Congratulations to senior Panos Skoufalos and sophomore Matthew Marquardt, who qualified to swim in the 2013 USA Swimming Speedo Champions Series Central Zone Sectional Swim Meet at Miami University in July. This meet includes the fastest swimmers of all ages from Indiana, Michigan and Ohio.