Highlights of 10/15/15 school board meeting

Where can you get information on school board candidates?
Board approves October 2015 Five-Year Forecast
What would Don Lykins’ priorities cost?
Proven records will continue to take Milford forward by George Lucas
Help return the team by Debbie Marques
Does size really matter? by Gary Knepp
Athletic Update
Extracurricular Update

  • A few weeks ago, all 480 freshmen participated in Re-Do Day, coming together to break down barriers and understand each other better. It was a huge success, with parents and students alike citing the benefits to the new perceptions gained.
  • MHS has also been approved as an AP Capstone school beginning next school year. The AP Capstone program is a 2-year program that develops skills in independent research, collaborative teamwork, and communications. Milford is one of only 8 schools in Ohio who have been selected to offer the program. Others locally are Indian Hill, Oak Hills, St. Ursula, Walnut Hills and Wyoming.
  • New MHS principal Josh Kauffman instituted a new tradition this year. At the Fall Sports Senior Night, not only were our senior athletes and band members recognized, but also our scholars: 13 seniors were recognized who have achieved AP Scholar with Distinction (an average score of 3.5 on all exams and scores of 3+ on 5 or more exams), including two National Merit Commended Students and one National Merit Semi-Finalist. As senior year finishes, even more students will become AP Scholars with Distinction, and some may achieve National AP Scholar recognition. Congratulations to all our talented and, most importantly, hard-working students!
  • Red Ribbon Week started Friday, October 23 and runs through Saturday, October 31. This is a drug and violence prevention effort where students are encouraged to stand up for a drug-free community and lifelong education on the dangers of drugs and alcohol. The week kicked off with a film, “The Anonymous People,” a documentary about the more than 23 million Americans living in long-term recovery from drug or alcohol addiction. This Thursday, October 29, a presentation called “A Night of Hope & Healing” will present the science of addiction; testimonials from loved ones who have suffered loss; and a memorial dedicated to those we have lost because of drug addition. The presentation will take place in the MHS cafeteria from 6:30-8:30 pm. It is free and refreshments will be served.
  • Constrution on the new elementaries continues on track. It’s easy to see how far we’ve come if you drive down Rt. 131 and look at the Seipelt property from the road. Rest assured just about equal progress is being made on each building.

Where can you get information on school board candidates?

The November 3 election is a week away. We have five candidates running for two school board seats – two are incumbents, one with 12 years’ experience, one with 4; one previously served on the board for 8 years; one has run before and lost; one has never run before. Many people have expressed bewilderment about the process of deciding on the most appropriate candidates. How to choose?

Unfortunately, there has not been a candidate forum this year, but there are some other options for gathering information. I have listed the various outlets below; different candidates have participated in various of these, some do social media and some do not, but by looking and comparing, you can get a feel for what each candidate stands for, their qualifications, knowledge, understanding of public school issues, commitment, and more.

Remember, being a school board member is a job – a big job, bestowed by the community. It takes a lot of time and a lot of personal sacrifice.

As always, feel free to message me with any questions or concerns.

Candidates are listed in alphabetical order:

Jennifer Funk

Rob Hewlett

George Lucas

Don Lykins

Debbie Marques

** Vote411.org: This site allows you to personalize your ballot and compare two candidates at a time. It is a bit confusing, but you enter your address on the left, then click “Enter.” A green bar pops up in the middle that says, “Get personalized information on candidates and issues.” Click that, and another box pops up. There is another green button that says “Show my races.” Click that, and the first race will pop up. Keep clicking the link next to “Next race” until you reach “School Board Member – Milford Exempted Village School District.” You then must choose two candidates to compare.

Proven records will continue to take Milford forward

By George A. Lucas, Member, Milford School Board and candidate on the ballot this November. Website: www.lucasformilfordschools.com

Our democratic system of government provides voters opportunity to elect individuals to represent you. Those who are elected then appoint individuals to administer and manage government. The administrators hire managers, manages hire supervisors, supervisors hire skilled workers and services are provided to the community. Continue reading

Help return the team

By Debbie Marques, a candidate for Board of Education on Nov. 3. Debbie was a member of the Board from 2006 to 2014 and served as president for two years. For more information about Debbie or to contact her, please visit marques4milfordboe.com.

As a former Milford School Board member with two terms under my belt, I was part of the team that transformed Milford to what it is today: a high-performing district that is so fiscally responsible it consistently spends less than the state average, one that is continually moving forward to serve our students and community.

For two years of my second term, I worked with a solid school board team consisting of George Lucas, a current candidate for school board, and current board members Dave Yockey, Andrea Brady, and Gary Knepp. I would like to re-assemble that team and help continue to take our district forward.

I wanted to take this opportunity to give you a glimpse into what we do as school board members, and to explain why I believe George Lucas and I are the best choices in this election.

Being an effective and conscientious board member takes a great deal of time and commitment.  It can mean missing your child’s open houses, concerts, and ball games. When you run for the Board, you do so knowing that your priority is all of the students in the District, not just your own. While it may look like we just show up for board meetings once a month, effective board members who truly represent the community spend a great deal more time behind the scenes. I am one of those board members, as is George Lucas.

Committee meetings
Each January, the Board splits up the Superintendent and Community committees so there are always two Board members on each Superintendent committee and at least one Board member on each Community committee. Click here for a list of the committees and to see which board member is assigned to various committees.

The Superintendent committees are particularly important, as administrative staff—and Dr. Farrell—discuss pressing issues that oftentimes need to be voted on at the board meetings. Why can’t all five board members attend every meeting? The Ohio Open Meetings Act prohibits a majority of board members to meet or discuss unless they are at a publicly announced meeting. Instead, they must rely on the Board members who attend the meeting to provide input that represents the community’s best interest. Every Board member receives a summary of the meeting and can discuss issues one-on-one with other board members prior to voting at the meeting. So you can see that if a Board member continually misses committee meetings, s/he is doing a poor job of representing the community. Both Mr. Lucas and I feel very strongly that attending these meetings is a priority–and our record shows this.

Staying up to date on trends in education
The superintendent and administrators provide critical information to the Board members so they stay current on important trends and changes, understand what other districts are doing, and become informed about the business of education. Both Mr. Lucas and I always take that extra step by researching on our own, attending continuing education for board members, sitting down with administrators for further clarification on complicated issues, discussing issues and ideas with other board members, and much more.

Evaluating the Superintendent and Treasurer
The superintendent and treasurer report directly to the Board of Education. It is the responsibility of all five board members to participate in the annual evaluation process. Not only do the superintendent and treasurer deserve to have this evaluation performed and to develop goals for the coming year with the board, the community deserves to have this yearly evaluation done of these two very critical positions. Both Mr. Lucas and I have worked in management positions and performed employee evaluations, so we are experienced in providing comprehensive, useful feedback to these two leaders. We spend the required time to provide the input needed for comprehensive evaluations.

Attending special board meetings and events
Board of Education members represent the community to the District. It is important they attend special events and continuously reach out to constituents. This means attending special board meetings, ground breaking ceremonies, art shows, football games, etc. Because of the time commitment, no one should run for the Board unless they plan to make this job a priority in their life. These events can conflict with personal events. Sometimes this means missing family events or programs. Of course, no one can attend everything, but there are certain times a board member’s presence is appropriate, no matter what. Although both Mr. Lucas and I have families, we are committed to making school board events a priority.

Having differing opinions
Finally, I am supporting George Lucas because he and I do NOT always agree. We often have differing points of view—and that is what you want in board members. We offer differing opinions to represent the community in different ways. However, we know how to determine what is best for the students and work together to find compromise.
So on election day, November 3, I ask that you vote for me and for George Lucas for the Milford Board of Education.

Board approves October 2015 Five-Year Forecast

The board approved the five-year forecast, which includes the approved budget for this year along with projections for the next 4 years. Forecasts are due by the end of October each year. Treasurer Debbie Caudle always forecasts realistically but conservatively. She included the approved budget numbers that are guaranteed for this year and next; she then held those steady for fiscal years 2018-2020. There is no telling if those numbers will stay the same, increase or decrease, as each budget is only two years and Governor Kasich will not be in office for the next budget. Continue reading

Extracurricular Updates

Extracurricular Update 5/10/18

Notable singers will have a recording session on Friday, May 11th for their next Spotify/iTunes album. We are the only school in this area doing this!

Extracurricular Update 3/15/18

Milford Drama’s final production of the season is “Little Women,” an adaptation of the classic novel by Louisa May Alcott. The play will run April 12, 13, and 14.

On March 18th, the Chamber Singers will be part of the “Sing for a Cause” concert, a fundraiser for the Alzheimer’s Association, along with students from Walnut Hills and Taylor High Schools.  All proceeds will be donated to the Alzheimer’s Association.

The Varsity Winter Guard won the open class at the Nashville Regional, and the Winter Drumline placed 2nd at the Kettering competition.

The high school Key Club will be hosting Trivia Night for a Cure event this Friday, March 16th at 7:00 pm in the cafeteria.  All proceeds will benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Extracurricular Update 1/18/18

Rehearsals continue for Milford Drama’s next production, the musical “Curtains!”  The show will run in February and feature the biggest cast ever – 44 students!

Extracurricular Update 12/1417

Milford Drama’s Fall play was a success!  Rehearsals have already started for the next production, the musical “Curtains!”  The show will run in February and feature the biggest cast ever – 44 students!

It has been a busy holiday season for Milford Choirs.  Emma Lawrence traveled to Orlando as the first Milford student to participate in the NAfME All-National Choir.  The Music Department now offers after-school private piano lessons in addition to private voice lessons.

Extracurricular Update 10/19/17

Milford Drama presents their “Exhibit This! The Museum Comedies” next month.  This Fall play is a fast-paced series of vignettes and monologues based on 50+ exhibits at the museum in NYC.  The play will be performed November 17th through November 19th, and tickets are available at the door or online.

On October 21st the Concert Choir will be participating in the 2nd annual Choral Collision at Walnut Hills, along with 7 other high schools in Hamilton and Clermont counties.  Mrs. Carpenter is one of the central organizers and creators of the event.  Notable will be performing at the New Taipei Welcome Dinner on October 23rd, and they will also be performing at the National A Cappella Festival at Kettering High School November 10th and 11th. Their performance at Milford will be on November 15th at 7 PM in the auditorium.

The Marching Band competed at the Bands of America 2017 Regional Championship at the University of Dayton on October 7th finishing 13th overall. In the next month, Marching Band will head to both the Midstates Band Competition at Colerain High School on Saturday, October 28th, and the Bands of America Grand Nationals November 10th and 11th in Indianapolis.

Extracurricular Update 9/21/17

This year’s 4th Annual “Donation Day” was a success, raising around $10,000 to help support the Band and Choral Boosters. This money goes to help the band and choral programs offer great opportunities for these students.

The Marching Band competed well at the Festival of Bands at Beechwood High School on Saturday, September 9th, and will head to compete at Ryle High School this Saturday, September 23rd.  The show this year is titled “A Hero’s Journey.”

Milford Key Club will be hosting “Trivia Night for a Cure” on Friday, September 29th in the High School Cafeteria.    All proceeds will go to the Leukemia Lymphoma Society.


Homecoming activities will be held the week of October 9th and include the parade and football game at Eagle Stadium on Friday, October 13th and Homecoming Dance on Saturday, October 14th.

Extracurricular Update 8/17/17

The Milford High School Choir Chamber Singers have been invited to sing with Taylor and Walnut Hills Schools in Sing for a Cause on March 18th! This is a fundraiser concert for the Alzheimer’s Disease Association, where all proceeds from the concert will go to the ADA.

Emma Lawrence has been selected to perform with the National Association for Music Educators All-National Honor Choir in Orlando in November! She is the first Milford High School student to ever be selected for this prestigious ensemble. Congratulations, Emma!

In July and August, four Milford students were chosen to serve the state by singing at the Ohio State Fair as part of the All-Ohio State Fair Youth Choir. They spent three weeks at the fair learning a large set of music which they performed 6-8 times each day of the fair. Congratulations: Micah Brownfield, Emma Horman, Gabby Lytle and Logan Miller.

Extracurricular Update 5/18/17

Choir:  The Chamber Singers earned a Superior Rating at the OMEA State Competition.  Mixed Choir, Concert Choir and Chamber Singers performed May 10th at their Spring Concert, and Zach Van Camp and Jenna Breuer were awarded National Choral Awards at the Choir Awards Ceremony on May 12th.  On May 17th the Notable & Chamber Singers toured the 5th graders in all the elementary schools to recruit for the new 6th grade choirs that start next year.

Milford HS Drama Club’s first-ever Shakespeare play, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” was a huge success with over 660 people attending the production!

The next update will come when school is back in session.

Extracurricular Update 4/20/17

Milford’s Winter Guard placed 8th at the WGI Color Guard World Championships!  A huge accomplishment and followed their 1st place finish in the Scholastic Open Class at the Bowling Green Regionals.  Also, the Winter Drumline earned 2nd place at the MEPA Championships!

Student Council recently held the first-ever Special Needs Prom.  Several students from Milford and other schools attended, and several Milford students were there to support them.  The Prom was a success and student council hopes to make this an annual event.  Student Council inductions will be held this month, and the council is preparing for Teacher and Staff appreciation week.

Milford Drama will present ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ May 4th through May 6th.

Extracurricular Update 3/16/17

The Milford Concert Choir and Chamber Singers performed in the Ohio Music Educators Association Large Group Adjudicated Event and both groups received superior ratings.  The Chamber Singers advanced to the State level of competition in April.  Sophia Mailloux, Isabelle Rowe, and Maddie Stewart performed in the MTNA solo competition and all won gold or silver medals.

The Symphonic Band and Wind Ensembles earned superior ratings at the district contest, while the Concert Band earned an excellent rating.

Both the Varsity and Junior Varsity Winter Guard won 1st place in Scholastic Regional competition earlier this month, while the Winter Drumline took 3rd place in February at the International Dayton Regional. Milford hosts their annual home Winter Guard and Drumline Competition this weekend at MHS!

Extracurricular Update 2/16/17

In January, several Band and Choral students performed solos at the annual OMEA District 14 Solo and Ensemble Event, all receiving excellent and superior ratings. The Chamber Singers performed in the highest ensemble class and received the highest rating.

The Milford HS Winter Drumline placed first at last month’s Mid-East Performance Association’s competition with a score of 72.65. The Drumline will be competing at the Winter Guard International Dayton Regional this Saturday.

Milford Drama will present “Songs for a New World” March 2 nd through 5 th at the High School Auditorium!

Extracurricular Update 1/12/17

Milford Drama has their Student Cabaret/Senior Night on Wednesday, February 1 at 7 pm. They will also be hosting a Drama Workshop for students in grades 6 through 8 on Saturday, February 4.

The Winter Drum Line will compete at Miamisburg High School on Sunday, January 29.

Select Band members will attend the Solo and Ensemble Competition at Elder High School on January 28.

Many of our sports and activities continue offseason workouts with our strength/conditioning partner Ignition! The Eagles are getting stronger every day!

Extracurricular Update 12/15/16

Key Club is hosting a Parent’s Night Out event tomorrow, Friday December 16th.  Parents can drop off their children at Milford High School for an evening of Christmas movies and activities, and all proceeds will benefit the local Mary Miller Foundation.

Milford’s Mixed Choir, Concert Choir and Chamber Singers performed their Winter Concert in November.  The music program plans to schedule a recruiting concert for the new elementary school choirs next year.

24 Milford High School Students were selected for the District 14 Honor Band.  The Winter Band Concert was held this month, which was fantastic, and the pep bands continue to impress at home basketball games!


Extracurricular Update 11/17/16

Student Council will be providing meals for teacher conferences this month, and is collecting money for Hurricane Matthew victims this week.  A Blood Drive is scheduled December 6th for MHS students.  Teachers and staff are also welcome to participate.

Milford Drama presented their first play of the year, the musical ‘One Man, Two Guvnors’ in early November.  The show was outstanding!

Last week Notable, Milford’s contemporary A Cappella Choir, presented a full concert to raise funds for travel, equipment and music purchases.   They also performed for the New Taipei goodbye dinner, and then headed to the National A Cappella Festival in Kettering, OH.

The Marching Band recently competed at the BOA Regional competition in Indianapolis, and they leave tomorrow after school to perform at Disney.

Extracurricular Update 10/20/16

Milford Drama will perform “One Man, Two Guvnors” November 3-5 at Milford High School.

The Marching Band recently competed at Mason HS performing their show “Music from the Quill” using a compilation of musical compositions from Shakespeare. They will travel to the Indianapolis BOA Regional Competition during weekend of November 5.

Extracurricular Update 9/15/16

Three students from the Band program have been recognized to be in the Ohio Music Educators Association All-State Band:  Sarah Wingo on Clarinet, Bethany Fernandez on the Euphonium and Chloe Elleman who was chosen as an alternate for Flute.

The Marching Band will be competing for the first time this season at Ryle High School on September 24th!

Emma Lawrence from the Milford Choir has been selected to participate in the elite OMEA All-State Choir in Cleveland.  The Milford High School Talent Show on September 21st will allow over 30 students to showcase their various skills.


MHS Homecoming activities will be held the week of September 26th and will include a pep rally at the Milford Skyline on Thursday the 29th and the football game at Eagle Stadium on Friday the 30th!


Extracurricular Update 8/18/16

Marching Band/Guard competes for the first time at Ryle HS on Saturday September 24th performing “Music from the Quill” using a compilation of musical compositions from Shakespeare.

Milford High School Choirs have been invited to join the University of Cincinnati and College Conservatory of Music Wind Ensemble in their patriotic concert on September 13th by singing the Star-Spangled Banner and The Battle Hymn of the Republic.

As the school year gets rolling, we look forward to updating everyone on our many outstanding athletics and activities! Come out and support our students this fall!!

Extracurricular Update 6/16/16

Drumline is sponsoring a Car Show this Sunday from 9 am to 3 pm in the MHS Main Parking Lot! Come out to see some super cars and support the Drumline.

Extracurricular Update 5/19/16

Choir:  On April 19th, Show Choir, Notable and Intensity performed their Pay-It-Forward Concert, collecting children’s books to donate to local preschools. The Show Choir and Notable performed for the Primetimers luncheon at Milford First United Methodist Church on April 26th. Mixed Choir, Concert Choir and Chamber Singers performed May 4th at their Spring Concert to rave reviews by the audience.  On May 7th, Chamber Singers and Notable represented the MHS Choral Department at the MEVSD Fine Arts Fair.

Milford HS Drama Club has released their 2016-17 schedule!  Be sure to clear your calendar for “One Man, Two Guvnors” Nov. 3-5, “Songs for a New World” March 2-5 and “Midsummer Night’s Dream” May 4-6.

Extracurricular Update 4/21/16

Congratulations to Varsity and JV Winter Guard for winning at the State Championship competition!  Milford was the only school to have more than one team win a gold medal and both teams were undefeated.  Varsity Winter Guard also advanced to the finals at the Winter Guard International World Championships!  They competed with 120 other high schools from 28 states through three rounds of competition. Milford was the only school from Ohio that advanced to the final round.

Key Club participated in National Pancake Day on March 8th by partnering with Milford IHOP and Children’s Miracle Network to help raise funds for Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.

Choir:  The Milford High School a cappella group, Notable, performed at UC-Clermont on April 5 and the Boyd E. Smith Community Celebration on April 7. Both had rave reviews!  In addition, the Milford High School Chamber Singers performed at The Main Event on April 17th.  On April 30th, the Chamber Singers will be the first Milford ensemble to compete at the state level in OMEA competition.

Milford HS Drama Club will present its last play of the season “Almost, Maine”.  The play runs April 29th and 30th at 7:30PM and May 1 at 2:30PM in the MHS Auditorium.  Tickets are $6 students, $8 adults and available online or at the door.

Extracurricular Update 3/17/16

The Varsity Winter Guard and the Winter Drum Line both advanced to the finals at the WGI regional competition held in Indianapolis and Dayton. Both groups will be competing at the national competition held in April.

Band:  The Concert Band, Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble had their OMEA District 14 Assessment at Harrison HS on March 4th.  All three bands received an overall superior (1) rating, with the wind ensemble receiving a superior rating from all 4 judges, one of only two bands to do so.

Choir:  The MHS Concert Choir (Class B) and Chamber Singers (Class AA) both received Superior ratings at this year’s OMEA District Adjudicated Event in their prepared performance as well as their sight singing.

The MHS A Cappella Choir, Notable, will be performing at the UC Clermont Fundraiser Event on April 5th at 5:30 PM at the Eastgate Holiday Inn and then again at the Boyd E. Smith Open House on April 7th.

Drama Club:  The MHS Musical “Once on This Island” was held March 10-13 and was a huge success with attendance totaling 1,153 tickets sold.

Milford Junior High is performing School House Rock, Jr. on March 18 and 19 at 7 pm. Pattison Elementary presents the Sixth Grade Musical “Little Mermaid, Jr.” on March 18 @ 9:30 AM, 1:30 PM, and 6:30 PM and March 19 @ 6:30 PM.  Everyone is invited – Admission is FREE!!!

Extracurricular Update 2/18/16

Best wishes to the undefeated varsity Winter Guard as they head to the Winter Guard International competition in Indianapolis this weekend.  The Winter Guard is currently ranked 5th in the nation.  Milford will be holding their annual winter guard and drumline competition on Saturday, February 27th.  60 schools from Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana will be attending the competition held at MHS.

Drama Club will present Once on This Island on March 10, 11, 12 at 7:30 pm and March 13 at 2:30 pm! This highly original and theatrical Caribbean adaptation of the popular fairy tale, The Little Mermaid, garnered eight TONY nominations for its Broadway run, including Best Musical, Book and Score. Don’t miss it!

Band had 68 students perform at the District 14 solo and ensemble event held recently at Elder HS. Also, senior Kelsey Brown had an article published in the national publication “Halftime” magazine. Finally, at the Mid East WGI Regional, the Winter Drumline placed 5th out of 12 teams in the finals competition!


Extracurricular Update 1/21/16

The Academic Team currently sits in second place in the ECC and will face first-place Walnut Hills on Wednesday, January 27th in the MHS Media Center at 4:00 pm.

The MHS Choirs will host Choralpalooza this Saturday at 7 PM in the MHS Auditorium.  The Choral department is sending 13 entries to the OMEA District 14 Solo & Ensemble Competition.  Congratulations to Jake Balzer who advanced to the semi-finals of the Overture Awards, sponsored by the Cincinnati Arts Association.

Drama Club will be presenting their Student Cabaret Thursday on January 28 in the MHS cafeteria at 7 PM.  For $5 you will receive dessert and a great variety show featuring many talented MHS students!

Extracurricular Update 12/17/15

The Academic Team remains undefeated and holds the top spot in the ECC standings with a perfect 4-0 record!

The MHS Choir had a busy month performing at their Winter Concert, Breakfast With Santa, Primetimers Luncheon, and the Janzebar Christmas Party.  In January four students will perform in the vocal music category at the Overtures competition, sponsored by the Cincinnati Arts Association.

32 members of the MHS Band have been selected to perform in the OMEA district 14 honor band.  32 participants are the most students from any school in Hamilton and Clermont counties.

Mark your calendars now – the MHS Drama Club will be presenting the Student Cabaret Thurs., Jan 28, 2016, in the MHS cafeteria at 7PM.  For $5 you receive dessert, coffee/tea/water, and a great variety show featuring many talented MHS students!

Extracurricular Update 11/19/15

Academic Team, Basketball, Bowling, Chess, Swimming/Diving, Cheer, Dance, Winter Guard, Winter Drumline and Wrestling/Pinnettes all begin winter practices and competitions over the next few weeks!  Come on out and support our outstanding teams and clubs!!

Academic Team begins competition on Wednesday December 2nd vs Anderson at 4 pm in MHS Media Center.

Congratulations to the Milford High School Marching Band for advancing to the semi-finals of the Bands of America Grand National Championships in Indianapolis! The Eagles finished in the Top 30 out of 95 bands and received the highest Div. 1 rating. This is the first time in school history that Milford has advanced to the semi’s 2 years in a row!


Extracurricular Update 10/15/15

Marching band will compete in the Mason High School Band Competition on Saturday, October 17th @ 9:00 PM.  They will be performing their 2015 show “The Oracle”.

Drama Club will present their fall play “Acts of God” on Nov 5th, 6th and 7th in the MHS Auditorium. 7:30 pm showtime.

As fall sports and activities wind down, winter teams are getting ready to go!

Athletic Updates

Athletic Update 6/21/18

Two Track and Field Eagle athletes advanced to the Regional Meet!  Andrea Armstrong finished sixth in the 400 meter dash finals. Senior Manny Fernandez’s career came to a close at Regionals competing in the 110 meter hurdles.

Holden Owens became what is believed to be the first Milford Boys Tennis player to advance to the District Tournament!  

Milford’s Boys Volleyball team saw its historic season come to a close following the Regional Semi-Final, where they fell to Elder.  Milford advanced to the Regional Semi-Finals of the State Tournament for the first time since 2012 and ended the year with a 17-4 record, the most wins in program history!

Milford Softball advanced to the OHSAA District Finals after three thrilling 1-run tournament wins! The Eagles finished with 20 wins as District Runner-ups and ECC Champs!

Congrats on a great season!

Athletic Update 5/10/18

Baseball captures the ECC championship for the fifth time in six years asco-champions with Loveland, Milford defeated Withrow in the first round of the state Tournament and host West Clermont tonight in the second round.

Milford’s Softball Team also won the ECC title for the fifth consecutive year as co-champions with West Clermont. Milford then defeated West Clermont yesterday in the state Tournament to advance to District Semifinals on Monday.

Milford’s Girls and Boys Track and Field Teams are competing at the ECC Championships this week.  Both teams were runners-up at the recent Hamilton Invitational, while the girls took the team championship and the boys placed second at the Milford Invitational last month.  

The Boys Lacrosse team finished 2nd in the ECC, and will host Sycamore in the first round of the tournament on May 15th.  

The Girls Lacrosse team will play Sycamore in the postseason tournament on May 14th.

Boys Tennis won the Flight C Team Championship of the GCTCA Coaches Classic, taking first place out of 8 teams.  The sectional tennis tournament begins tomorrowBoys Volleyball is currently 14-3, and they defeated LaSalle, Mason and Oak Hills for the first time ever.  They have won 9 straight matches in row! Postseason tournament begins the week of May 21st.

Athletic Update 3/15/18

Girls Bowling won the Eastern Cincinnati Conference Champions and advanced to the OHSAA District Bowling Tournament. Coach Frank Ritzmann, who is retiring at the end of this season, was named the ECC’s Girls Bowling Coach of the Year.  Seniors Jessica Haines and Nathan McGeorge were selected as the ECC Player of the Year for both girls and boys bowling.

Congrats to junior Tyler Babinec, placing fifth in the 100 breaststroke at the OHSAA State Swimming Finals.

Girls and Boys Lacrosse open the season Friday, while Baseball, Softball, Track and Field and Boys Tennis start competition next week.  Boys Volleyball has their first game in April.

Athletic Update 1/18/18

The Boys Basketball team is currently 5-2 in the ECC. They host Anderson this Friday and Loveland on Tuesday, January 23rd when the popular Firecrackers will perform at halftime!

The Girls Basketball team has won four of their last seven games.  The Annual Game of Hope will be held on Saturday, January 27th at Turpin.

Milford Wrestling’s Kobey Bronaugh was the 126 pound champion at the Oak Hills Duals and was named to the All-Tournament Team.  Wrestling will host the Milford Invitational Tournament on Saturday, January 27th.  Congratulations as well to the Milford Pinnettes, who were recognized by the Coaches’ Association as Statisticians of the Year!

The Girls Bowling team is 13-0 and 1st in the ECC standings!  Josh Cooper of Boys Bowling made school history when he bowled a perfect game of 300, the first Milford bowler to do so!  The boys team is 11-2 and 2nd in the ECC.

The Boys Swim team placed 5th of 38 teams at the Southwest Classic.  Tyler Babinec set 2 new school records in the 200 IM as well as the 100 breaststroke where he finished in first place.  Chase Fisher, Sam Leatherwood and a number of relay teams placed in the final events.  The boys team also won both the Milford Invitational and Butler Invite in the last month.

Milford’s Girls Swim team also became repeat winners of the Butler Invitational! They finished second at the Milford Invitational with top-three finishes in three relay events. Milford will host ECC Swim/Dive Championships on January 25th and 27th.

Milford’s Competition Cheer Squad will compete at the Ohio State University Cheer and Dance Competition this weekend.  In February they will be competing in Orlando at Nationals and also at the ECC Cheer and Dance Competition along with Milford’s Dance Team.

Athletic Update 12/14/17

The Boys Basketball team is currently undefeated and tied for 1st in ECC!  Tomorrow night is a varsity double-header, as Milford hosts West Clermont for the first time. Girls Basketball will play at 6:00 pm and the boys will play at 8:00 pm.  We are collecting hats, gloves, mittens and scarves that will be donated to City Gospel Mission so please bring your warm item donations to the games!

Milford’s Wrestling season is just underway, and the Eagles head to the Southwest Ohio Wrestling Coaches Association tournament this weekend.

The Girls Bowling team is 7-0 and leads the ECC after defeating West Clermont twice this week!  The Boys Bowling team is not far behind at 5-2 and has had two members nominated for the Enquirer weekly awards.

The Swim and Dive teams are off to a strong start, with both boys and girls winning over Anderson.  They’ll host the Milford Invitational on January 6th.

Milford’s Competition Cheer Squad competed at the UCA Bluegrass Championship, taking first place in the Game Day division and earning another bid to the National Championship competition in Orlando, Florida.

The Dance Team performed at the Cyclones game last night and a UC Bearcats basketball game recently.  They will be holding their Youth Clinic on December 19th, and youth dancers will join the Dance Team for a halftime performance at the Boys Varsity Basketball Game on December 20th.

Athletic Update 10/19/17

With a 7 and 1 record, the Football team has secured their first winning season since 2000 and is in contention for both an ECC Championship and an OHSAA Playoff berth! The team is 7-1 for the first time since 1986 and a recent victory at Loveland marked the return of the Victory Bell.  Milford travels to undefeated Anderson this Friday for a game that will have huge implications for the league title and playoff points!

The Boys and Girls Soccer teams have both advanced in the postseason.  Girls soccer won their first OHSAA tournament game and they are playing at Anderson tonight.  Boys soccer won their first game as well, and will host Little Miami this Saturday night at 7:00 pm in Eagle Stadium.

The Boys and Girls Cross Country teams will be competing at OHSAA Districts this weekend, racing at the Voice of America Park in West Chester.

Congrats to Justin Horn of the Boys Golf team who advanced to the OHSAA District Tournament and just missed qualifying for the State Tournament by a single stroke!

Congrats to Senior Lisa Sullivan of the Girls Volleyball team who surpassed 1,000 career “kills” during her Milford volleyball career ending with 1,152 total.  Sullivan has committed to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point to continue her academic and athletic career.

Athletic Update 9/21/17

The Football team is off to a great start with a 3-1 record and tied at the top of the ECC.  Milford defeated Turpin last week for the first time since 2000.  The team was voted Team of the Week from the Cincinnati Enquirer earlier this month, and Blake King and Bryce Dugan have been nominated for a number of awards so far this season.  Milford plays at Loveland this Friday.

The Boys and Girls Soccer teams will hold SoccerFest this Saturday, September 23rd.  Donations of items to stock the Milford Miami Ministry Food Bank will be accepted, including pasta, sauce or any other non-perishable food items.  All soccer teams are in action, beginning at 9 a.m., with the varsity girls at 5 p.m. and varsity boys at 7 p.m.

Boys and Girls Cross Country hosted about 1400 runners from 45 different high schools and junior highs at the Milford Invitational last Saturday.  Thanks to the numerous volunteers who helped the meet go very well.  Clayton Virzi is ranked 2nd and Olivia Loeffler is 11th in the ECC.

The Girls Volleyball team will hold “Volley for A Cause” this Saturday, September 23rd during the matches with Princeton beginning at 10 am.   The event will raise money for “Feed our Flock,” a mobile food pantry program that was created to help teens access food in a convenient and private way.  These pantries will be placed in the Junior and Senior High Schools.  All proceeds will be used to purchase the mobile food pantries and food to fill them.

Athletic Update 8/17/17

The Football Team will scrimmage Mt. Healthy tonight.  The season opener is part of the 20th anniversary of the Skyline Chili Crosstown Showdown, and will now be played at Oak Hills on Friday, August 25th.  The game was originally scheduled to be played at Nippert Stadium at the University of Cincinnati, but the move was necessary due to NCAA rules that no longer allow high school football games to be played on FBS college campuses during the month of August.

The Golf season is underway and the Girls Golf squad opened conference play with a 181-189 win over Turpin!

Girls Tennis opened their season this week and their first home match is scheduled for Thursday, August 24th hosting Walnut Hills.

The Water Polo teams had a competitive weekend of water polo at the Napoleon tournament last weekend.  Next weekend, the girls travel to Princeton and the boys to Mason.

Boys Soccer will kick off their season on their home field tomorrow, Friday, August 18th at 7:00 pm.  The Eagles will host Little Miami.

The Girls Soccer team also opens the season tomorrow at Lebanon at 5:00 pm.

The Boys and Girls Cross Country teams will travel to Voice of America Park on Saturday August 26th for the Lakota East Invitational.

Girls Volleyball will open their season this Saturday, August 19th, hosting Talawanda at 12:00 pm.

Athletic Update 6/15/17

The Boys Lacrosse team was recognized for earning the first League title in school history – and this was as a first-year school-sponsored program! Sophomore Andrea Armstrong was also recognized for qualifying for State in Track. Next update to come when school is back in session.

Athletic Update 5/18/17

The Softball team won the OHSAA Sectional Championship and will face Lakota West on Friday at Hamilton High School in the District Finals. The 4-time ECC Champion Eagles are currently ranked #3 in the state with an overall record of 25-2!

Baseball faced #1 Moeller earlier today in the Sectional Finals of the OHSAA baseball tournament.  The Eagles are 19-10 overall and have won 7 of their last 9 games.

The Boys Lacrosse team won a share of the first-ever ECC Championship!  Milford then soundly defeated Oak Hills 17-2 last night in OHSAA tournament play.  The boys will next host Loveland on Friday night at Eagle Stadium at 7 pm.

Andrea Armstrong, Dustin Reynolds and Manny Fernandez all finished in the top 3 of their events at the ECC Track and Field Championships.  All three also earned spots in the OHSAA District Finals on Friday at Mason with a trip to the regional track meet next week in Dayton on the line. Andrea is also closing in on several school records including the 100 meter dash, the 200 meter dash and the long jump.

Boys Volleyball will host Fairfield High School on Monday in the first round of the OHSBVA State tournament. First serve at 5 pm!

Athletic Update 4/20/17

The Competition Cheer Squad captured the title of National Champions at the AmeriCheer 2017 InterNational competition held in Orlando!  They competed in the varsity non-mount traditional division and won the competition with a combined score of over 95%!

The Boys Lacrosse team is off to a great start at 8-2 overall. The Eagles will host Moeller this Friday at 7:30 pm.  The Girls Lacrosse team recorded their first win in program history after defeating Miamisburg then went on to defeat CHCA the following week.

Milford’s Girls Track and Field Team won the New Richmond Invitational last week!  Manny Fernandez from the Boys Track and Field Team is nominated this week for the Cincinnati Enquirer’s Top Track and Field Athlete of the Week.  The Milford Invitational home meet is next Wednesday, April 26, beginning at 4 pm.

Holden Owens, who plays first singles on the Boys Tennis team is currently 7 and 2.  The team is 6-3 overall and will play at the GCTCA Tournament next week.

Boys Volleyball is off to a strong start with a 6 and 1 record and is undefeated against ECC teams.

The Baseball Team currently has a six-game win streak going and will host the Milford Baseball Alumni Game this Saturday at 11:00 a.m.

Milford’s Softball Team is 14 and 1 overall and is undefeated in the ECC.  Senior pitcher Valerie Thompson was recently named the LaRosa’s MVP of the Week!

Athletic Update 3/16/17

The Competition Cheer Squad left today for Florida to participate in the AmeriCheer 2017 InterNational Championships!  They will compete Friday and Saturday at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando.

Spring sports are beginning competition!  Lacrosse enters its first season as a state and school sponsored sport for both boys and girls and opens games next week.  Track and Field and Boys Tennis will start competition later this month, while Boys Volleyball begins matches in early April.

The Baseball Team will open their season against LaSalle at UC Stadium on March 25, a re-match of last year’s OHSAA Regional Final.  Both Milford baseball and Softball Teams were selected to compete in the Skyline Chili Reds Futures High School Showcase. Softball will play April 1 at Roselawn Reds Urban Youth Academy and baseball will play on April 5 at Midland.

Athletic Update 2/16/17

The Girls Bowling team recorded the first bowling conference championship in Milford history! The girls were 11-1 in ECC and 16-1 overall. The Boys Bowling team came in third place in the ECC. Several bowling records were broken by both teams this year. The OHSAA bowling tournament begins next week.

The Wrestling Team won the Milford Invitational Tournament and placed fourth overall at the ECC championship meet. Jimmy Murphy won his second ECC championship in the 132 weight class and Kobey Bronaugh won a league title in the 113 weight class.

Tyler Babinec was named Enquirer Swimmer of the Week last month and won two events at the OHSAA Sectional Meet last weekend. In all, 5 relays and 7 individuals for Boys and Girls Swimming qualified for Districts at Miami University this Saturday!

The Competition Cheer Squad won the 2017 ECC Championship for the second year in a row! Milford’s Dance Team placed second overall among all conference dance teams. Congrats on their outstanding performances!

The Girls Basketball Team will face Oak Hills in the first round of the OHSAA Tournament this Saturday at 5:30 pm at Sycamore HS. The annual Game of Home against Turpin raised $5,000 for Cancer Research and Awareness.

Milford’s Boys Basketball team has won 3 of their last 4 games and will travel to Withrow this Friday for the last regular season contest. The boys will play Withrow again in the first round of OHSAA Tournament at Lakota West High School at 8 pm on Saturday, February 25.

The Academic Team league tournament will be held at Turpin High School at 4 pm next Wednesday.

Athletic Update 1/12/17

Senior Jimmy Murphy was named the Cincinnati Enquirer’s Top Wrestler of the Week following his 100th and 101st wins against New Richmond. The Wrestling program will host the Milford Invitational on Saturday, January 28 beginning at 9:30 am.

The Girls Bowling team is tied for first place while the Boys are third in the conference standings. Jessica Haines, Josh Cooper and Noah Dolezal were named to the all-tournament team at the SWOC-ECC challenge earlier this month.

HOOPSfest, the annual fundraiser for Milford’s Boys Basketball program, is scheduled for Saturday, January 21.

Girls Basketball will hold their annual “Game of Home” at home against Turpin on Wednesday, January 25.

raising money and awareness for cancer research and the Lauren Hill Foundation.

Both the Cheer Squad and Dance Team will compete at the 2017 ECC Championships this Saturday, January 14 at 10 am and 1 pm at Walnut Hills HS.

Milford’s Swim/Dive Teams will host the Southwest Classic this weekend and ECC Championships next week, with Diving on Thursday, January 19 and Swimming on Saturday, January 21.

Athletic Update 12/15/16

Congrats to Sophomore Tyler Babinec who set a new Milford Swim record with a time of 57.63 in the 100 breaststroke! The previous record from 2007 was held by Elliott Keefer.

The Bowling teams are off to a strong start!  The girls are 5 and 1 and tied for first place in ECC after beating Glen Este for the first time ever this week!  Both teams participated in the Holiday Classic with 34 teams from Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana and Tennessee.

The Academic Team is 3 and 1 and also tied for first in the Eastern Cincinnati Conference following a big win over Walnut Hills this week!

Milford’s Cheer Squad earned both the National Champion Division and National Grand Champion titles last month.  Their titles earned them an automatic bid to the Americheer InterNational Championship in Orlando, Florida this spring!

Milford’s Dance Team performed at a Cincinnati Cyclones hockey game earlier this month and the varsity squad continues to perform high-level routines at home basketball games.

The Wrestling season is just underway, and the Eagles placed 8th of 26 teams at the Edgewood Invitational.  Milford is hosting Turpin tonight and will host the 16-team Milford Invitational on January 28.

Athletic Update 11/17/16

Six Milford athletes signed early to continue their athletic careers in college.  Nathan Arnold (Men’s Golf-Wright State University), Skyler Fontaine (Women’s Water Polo-Mercyhurst University), Jack Hannah (Men’s Lacrosse-University of Denver), Matt Kirk (Baseball-Morehead State University), Kelsey Seitz (Softball-Trevecca Nazarene University) and Valerie Thompson (Softball-Tennessee State University). More signings are yet to be announced later this spring!

The Boys and Girls Basketball teams will host Eagle Madness at 7 pm this Friday.  The event is free and will introduce all Junior High and High School boys and girls players, cheerleaders and dance team.

The Academic Team is participating in the Little Miami Academic Challenge tournament on Saturday November 19th.  The team will compete with 23 other teams, some from as far away as Cleveland.

Milford’s Cheer Squad starts their competition schedule this Saturday at the Scarlet and Grey Cheerleading championships in Columbus. They recently performed for the New Taipei goodbye dinner.

The Wrestling team held a youth clinic earlier this month and will start competing in early December.  

Senior Nathan Arnold has been recognized as the Eastern Cincinnati Conference Boys Golfer of the Year!

Athletic Update 10/20/16

The Girls Soccer team earned a bye in the first round of the OHSAA Sectionals, and will play at home against Sycamore on Saturday October 22nd at 7:00.  Over 34 girls soccer players and 4 coaches recently participated in the Out of the Darkness walk at Sawyer Point sponsored by American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

The Boys Soccer team won their first round tournament game against Moeller, 1-0, and they are playing again tonight at Hamilton!

Milford’s Boys and Girls Cross Country will run this weekend at the District Championships on Saturday at Voice of America Park in West Chester.

The Milford Girls Water Polo team heads to the state championship as the #3 seed.  The Eagles will battle the 2015 state runner-up, Sycamore, on Friday at Princeton High School.  The Boys Water Polo team will head to their state championship beginning on October 28th.

Junior Amanda Reinhart of Girls Tennis had an outstanding season.  She won the first singles Flight C title at the Coaches’ Classic, was runner-up at both the ECC and Sectional tournament, and advanced to the second round of the District tournament before losing to the defending State Champion.

Senior Boys Golfers Nathan Arnold and Aaron Wade ended their outstanding golf careers by competing in the OHSAA District Tournament last week.

Milford’s Football Team recently beat Walnut Hills to start the homecoming weekend activities and Chase Witte was a finalist for the Varsity Views National Player of the Week award.

Athletic Update 9/15/16

The Girls Soccer team recently beat Mason for the first time since the 2011 season. The Lady Eagles have now won 3 of their last 4 games, including 2 against top 10 teams in city, and are currently ranked 8th in Division 1!

The Boys and Girls Cross Country teams are hosting the Milford Invite on Saturday September 17th at Valley View Nature Preserve next to Pattison Elem.  Over 1600 runners will be competing starting at 9 am.

Milford’s Girls Golf varsity team is 5-1 and still undefeated in the ECC!  The girls golf ECC Tournament is set for September 22nd and the last league match with Loveland will be on September 27th.

Milford Boys Golf is ranked 6th in the Division 1 city standings and is also undefeated in league play. The Eagles will compete in the boys’ golf postseason ECC tournament on September 29th.

Junior Amanda Reinhart of Girls Tennis is having a great season in first singles! She is leading the conference at 10-1 overall and 4-0 in ECC!

Girls Water Polo is currently ranked 3rd in Ohio and Boys Water Polo ranked 6th! Milford will host our annual boys and girls water polo invitational tournament on October 7-9th.

The Football Team beat Norwood last week!  Chase Witte was nominated for the WCPO Player of the Week and the team was nominated for Gold Star Chili Team of the Week.  Channel 5 will be at Milford for the Blitz 5 tailgate broadcast on Friday, September 23rd when Milford hosts Loveland! The Eagles are currently ranked 11th in the Division 1 city standings.


Athletic Update 8/18/16

Boys Soccer kicks off their season at Lakota East on Thursday August 25th.

The Girls Soccer team opens the season this Saturday August 20th at 4:00 pm vs. Lebanon at Eagle Stadium.

Boys and Girls Cross Country travel to Voice of America Park on Saturday August 27th for the Lakota East Invitational.

Boys Golf – The defending conference champs are off to another great start, winning the annual Eastern Cincinnati Conference preseason tournament.  Nathan Arnold shot a 72 to win medalist honors.

The Girls Golf team took second place in the ECC opening tournament last Thursday with a score of 398.  The ladies were led by Casey Broxterman with a score of 90.

Girls Tennis opened their season at Turpin this afternoon!

The Water Polo teams enjoyed a competitive weekend of water polo at the Napoleon tournament last weekend.

Girls Volleyball will open their season this Saturday August 20th at Talawanda at Noon.  Looking ahead, Volley for the Cure is scheduled for September 17th.

The Football Team will scrimmage Mt. Healthy on Friday August 19th.  Varsity kicks the season off at home on August 26th against Hamilton in the 2016 Skyline Chili Crosstown Showdown.


Athletic Update 6/16/16

The Baseball team’s thrilling spring ended at the OHSAA Regionals.  The 2016 season included a share of the Eastern Cincinnati Conference Championship, a district crown, regional runner-up and a final record of 28-3.  Senior Brad Hall was named the ECC’s Player of the Year for the second straight season and was selected first team All-Ohio. Wes Reid was also a first team All-ECC selection and second team All-Ohio.

Girls Track:  Clare Cartheuser was selected first team All-ECC for the second consecutive year and ended an exceptional MHS career holding the school discus record at 133 feet 6 inches.  Cartheuser concluded her senior year with an eighth place finish in Ohio at the 2016 OHSAA Division I State Track and Field Meet!

Milford’s 4×100 meter relay team of juniors Lauryn Knarr and Lindsey Lawson, sophomore Emma Netzel and freshman Andrea Armstrong set a new school record in the event for the fourth time this season with a time of 49.99 seconds.  They finished 7th in the regional finals to conclude their record-breaking season.

The Boys Lacrosse team completed a successful final season as a club and will transition to varsity school sport next spring along with the girls.  2016 highlights included a 14-4 overall record, a 12 game winning streak, and 7 players named All-Region with Jack Hannah being selected for the All-State and US Lacrosse All-American teams!

Athletic Update 5/19/16

Baseball is playing in the OHSAA Sectional Finals tonight as the #1 seeded Eagles face #7 Lakota East at Harrison High School.  The Eagles are 25-2 overall, have won their last 8 games and just completed their 5th league championship in a row!

The Softball team finished their season ranked #2 in the city with an overall record of 21-4 and 14-0 in league play. The Lady Eagles captured their third consecutive ECC championship!  Milford is proud to have such amazing softball and baseball teams – congratulations!

Also congratulations to multiple MHS Girls Track/Field record setters…

Senior Clare Cartheuser’s discus throw of 133 feet 6 inches earned her the Eastern Cincinnati Conference championship and set a new school record for the third time this season.

The 4×100 girls relay team comprised of juniors Lauryn Knarr and Lindsey Lawson, sophomore Emma Netzel, and freshman Andrea Armstrong also set a new school record at the District Track/Field Championships last night with a time of 50.31 seconds.

The Boys Lacrosse team crushed LaSalle last night 16-5 in OHSLA tournament play.  The boys will next face Moeller on Friday night at 6:00 pm.

Football:  Feedback from various sources continues to provide positive ideas and other information for the Milford Football program.  We are committed to provide the support, knowledge, equipment and facilities to assist our football staff in their quest to succeed both on and off the football field.  We are excited for the upcoming 2016 football season and can’t wait for the home opener on August 26th vs Hamilton as Milford High School will participate in the prestigious Skyline Chili Crosstown Showdown.


Athletic Update 4/21/16

Congratulations to Baseball coach Tom Kilgore who recorded his 300th career victory as the Milford head coach.  Since 1999 Coach Kilgore has led the Eagles to eight conference championships and two state runner-up finishes.  Our 2016 varsity baseball team is 13-1 overall, 7-1 in the ECC and currently ranked #1 in the city.

The Softball team continues their quest for a third ECC championship in a row!  Ranked #4 in the city, the Lady Eagles are 11-2 overall, 8-0 in the conference and in first place in the ECC.

Boys Tennis got off to a strong start this year winning 3 of their first 5 matches.  The boys face Moeller at home on Friday @ 4:00.

The Boys Lacrosse team is currently 6-2 and recently beat regional power Mariemont for the first time.  Other key victories this season have included wins over Elder and ECC rivals Turpin and Anderson.

Boys Volleyball looks to gain momentum after their recent 3-0 victory over Middletown.  Their next home game is May 2, Senior Night, vs. West Clermont.

Boys and Girls Track will host the Milford Invitational Wednesday April 27th on Bill Marran Track at Eagle Stadium.

Football:  Feedback from various internal and external sources continues to provide positive reinforcement, helpful information and improvement strategies for the Milford Football program.  Our district is committed to continuing to provide support, mentoring, equipment and facilities  to help our football staff, assisting them and our athletes in their quest to succeed both on and off the field!  We are excited for the upcoming 2016 football season and can’t wait for the home opener on August 26th vs Hamilton as Milford High School will participate in the prestigious Skyline Chili Crosstown Showdown for the first time. Go Eagles!


Athletic Update 3/17/16

Boys Swim/Dive:  Freshman Tyler Babinec made history by becoming the first-ever Milford swimmer to capture a district championship in any event.  Tyler placed 13th in the 100 breaststroke and 21st in 50 freestyle at the OHSAA Division I Swimming Championships. Diver Joel Adams won the 2016 ECC Diving Championship in addition to qualifying for districts for the second straight year.

The Boys Bowling team finished the season 12-6 overall and 10-4 in the ECC.  The team placed a highest-ever second in the OHSAA Sectional Bowling Tournament where they set a new school record knocking over 4190 total pins to advance to the District Tournament.

Girls Bowling finished the season 15-3 overall and 12-2 to finish second in the ECC.  The team placed sixth in the OHSAA Sectional Bowling Tournament to earn a trip to the Districts. This is the first time in school history that both boys and girls bowling programs have advanced as a team to Districts in the same year.

Wrestling:  Six members of the Milford wrestling team have been selected for All-ECC honors, the most since the inception of the Eastern Cincinnati Conference.  Jimmy Murphy, a junior, and freshman Kobey Bronaugh both qualified for the OHSAA District tournament in their respective weight classes.

The Boys Basketball team finished with a 14-9 final record and posted their 10th consecutive winning season.

Girls Basketball finished the season with 18 wins, the most since 1997, and advanced to the OHSAA Sectional Finals.

Athletic Update 2/18/16

The 10th seeded Girls Basketball team overcame a 13-point deficit and defeated 9th seeded Turpin 42-40 last night in OHSAA Tournament action!  The Lady Eagles have achieved 18 victories so far this season, the most for girls basketball since 1997.  Milford will now play #6 McAuley at Sycamore in the OHSAA District Semi-Finals on Saturday night at 7:30 pm.

The Boys Basketball team was awarded the 12th seed in the OHSAA Tournament and will open play against Middletown on Friday. The game will tip off at 6:00 p.m. at Lakota West High School.

Boys Bowling finished 2nd in the South Sectional at Crossgate Lanes yesterday and advanced to Districts in Dayton next week.  Along with setting a new boy’s record with 4190 total pins, this was the highest finish ever for a Milford boys bowling team.  The Eagles were led by junior Noah Dolezal who set a new three game series record knocking over 711 pins.

Girls Bowling also advanced to Districts today at Crossgate Lanes finishing 6th overall!  The Lady Eagles pin total of 3268 was led by Sarah Schmidtgesling who rolled a three game series high of 525.

Congratulations to the Boys and Girls Swim Teams who advanced 6 relays and 4 individuals to District Championships!  The OHSAA District swim competition is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 20 at Miami University.

The Milford Wrestling team will compete this weekend in the OHSAA Sectional Tournament at Lebanon High School.  Start times are 5:00 pm Friday and 9:30 am Saturday.  Congratulations to Jimmy Murphy who recently won the ECC 132 lb weight class championship!  Jimmy is the first Eagles wrestler to win an ECC weight class title!

Congratulations to the Milford Cheerleading squad for capturing the 2016 ECC Championship at the 2nd Annual ECC Cheer and Dance Competition!  Based on their cheer and game day performances, the judges awarded Milford the 1st place title overall! Milford’s Dance Team also performed well at the ECC Championships and placed 2nd overall following their jazz and hip hop routines.


Athletic Update 1/21/16

Girls Basketball defeated Withrow last Saturday and improved to 12-4 overall, continuing to add on to their season win total.  The girls are at McNich this evening for a 7:30 tip-off.

The Boys Basketball team also defeated Withrow on Tuesday to improve their overall record to 10-5.  The boys play again tomorrow at 7:30 at Loveland.

Boys and Girls Bowling:  Congratulations to girls bowler Jessica Haines who set a new Milford record for both a single game and three game series with scores of 269 and 591.  And, congratulations to Noah Dolezal who set a new Milford Boys Bowling record with a three game series score of 671. Both bowling teams maintained their hold on third place in the ECC with victories over Walnut Hills.  The team’s next home match is Wednesday January 27 vs. Withrow.

The Boys Swim team qualified as second alternate in the 400 freestyle relay at the 3rd annual Southwest Classic.  Tyler Babinec qualified for finals in the 50 free, 100 breaststroke and 200 breaststroke. Tyler finished 7th in the 50 free.

The Girls Swim team had a successful weekend at the Southwest Classic posting “best” personal times in all relay events.  The ECC tournament for boys and girls swimming is scheduled for this Saturday at Anderson High School at 1 pm.

Wrestling:  At last week’s Senior Night, Milford defeated both Indian Hill 58-6 and Amelia 51-18.  The Eagles won 17 of 19 matches and all active seniors finished with double wins!  This Saturday the team travels to Mason to compete in the James V. Horning Memorial Tournament – start time is 9:00 am.

The Dance Team claimed a championship at the AmeriDance Dance Classic Series on January 16th at Mt. Notre Dame High School. The Eagles placed first in the Hip Hop division!

In this midst of the winter season, our annual program reviews for the fall season are also ongoing. We are looking at plans and initiatives to improve each of our programs from data and feedback.  We will also be strategically evaluating our football program in particular by gathering tactical insight from outside sources to help in this process. Thank you for your support of our student-athletes and coaches!


Athletic Update 12/17/15

Girls Basketball won their third straight contest defeating Kings 54-39.  The Eagles are 7-2 overall. Saturday will be a matinee at Anderson High School with tip-off scheduled for 2 p.m.

The Boys Basketball team is 4-2 overall, 3-1 in the conference and in second place in the ECC.  The boys travel to first place Walnut Hills this Friday at 7:30.

The Girls Bowling team completed a back to back sweep on Monday and Tuesday over Turpin, and currently sits in second place in the ECC with a 4-2 conference record.

The Boys Bowling team also completed the sweep of Turpin and, along with the girls, will return to Eastgate Lanes to face Sycamore on January 6th.

Boys Swim started the 2015-16 on a strong note as the Eagles raced to a combined 35-1 win over both Glen Este and Amelia sweeping each of the relay events on the night.  In the first invitational of the year, the Eagles placed a strong second out of 24 teams at the Mason Invitational.

Girls Swim vs. Amelia and Glen Este also featured a big Milford win as the Eagles were victorious 27-8.  The girls also performed well at Mason, earning third place overall out of 23 participating teams.

Wrestling:  The Eagles debuted their new mats at Milford High School in a home meet with the Loveland Tigers.  The Grapplers will compete in the GMVWA Holiday tournament at the Nutter Center on December 28th and 29th.

Congratulations to the MHS Cheerleading squad!  The girls took third place in the Varsity non-mount division at the Fourth Annual Cincinnati CHEER FOR A CURE Championship at Lakota West.

Athletic Update 11/19/15

Academic Team, Basketball, Bowling, Chess, Swimming/Diving, Cheer, Dance, Winter Guard, Winter Drumline and Wrestling/Pinnettes all begin winter practices and competitions over the next few weeks!  Come on out and support our outstanding teams and clubs!!

Girls Basketball tips off their season this Friday at home vs. Winton Woods @ 7:30.  The girls will also travel to Youngstown on December 11th to participate in the 4th Annual Hope Classic High School Basketball Showcase on the campus of Struthers High School.

The defending ECC Champion Boys Basketball team starts their season Saturday, November 28th at Sycamore High School @ 7:30.

After finishing second in the ECC last year, both the Girls and Boys Bowling teams have a great opportunity to compete for a conference championship this season with a total of seven returning starters.  The home opener for both teams is Wednesday December 2nd at Eastgate Lanes vs. Anderson.

The first Boys and Girls Swim/Dive meet takes place at home on December 3rd vs. Glen Este @ 6:00.

Wrestling will start their season with a home meet vs. Loveland on Tuesday, December 8th @ 5:00.

Athletic Update 10/15/15

Boys Golf captured their second consecutive Eastern Cincinnati Conference Championship!   The Eagles won the ECC Tournament and the overall crown by just a half point.  The boys took part in today’s Southwest District Championship as a team.  Congratulations to Phil Sheldon, ECC Coach of the Year and Nathan Arnold, ECC Player of the Year.

Girls Golf:  Abby Swensen also advanced and competed in today’s Southwest District Championship after placing seventh overall at Sectionals.

Girls Tennis:  Sophomore Amanda Reinhart finished the season second in first singles at 15-2 overall and 4-2 in ECC play.  Amanda’s season ended at the District Championships as she narrowly missed qualifying for the OHSAA Division I State Tennis Tournament.

The Girls Soccer team earned the #16 seed in the OHSAA Southwest District Sectional Tournament and will square off against conference rival Anderson in the first round.  Milford will host the #22 seeded Redskins on Monday, Oct. 19.

Boys Soccer will also host an opening round tournament game on Tuesday, Oct. 20.  The #16 seeded Eagles will face #23 Talawanda.

The Girls and Boys Cross Country teams will compete this Saturday @ 9:00 AM at the Valley View Nature Preserve for the Eastern Cincinnati Conference Championships.

Boys Water Polo is ranked 6th going into the State tournament – the highest team ranking since 2011.  The boys will play Friday, Oct. 30th at Mason High School.

Girls Water Polo is ranked 4th headed to the State tournament and they are looking to surpass their 4th place finish from last year.  First match is Friday, Oct. 23rd @ Ohio Wesleyan University.  The Milford Water Polo program recently hosted the biggest tournament in Milford’s history with 18 varsity teams and 36 games across a three day time span.

Girls Volleyball remains hot defeating league foe Loveland for their 6th consecutive win.  The girls currently sit in 2nd place in the ECC standings and are looking forward to their Sectional game vs. Sycamore at Withrow on Tuesday, Oct. 20th.

Football – This Friday’s match-up between Milford and Turpin, which will also serve as the Eagles’ 2015 Senior Night, has been chosen for broadcast on the Time Warner Cable Sports Channel.  The game will be played Friday at 7:30 p.m. with Senior Night Ceremonies beginning at 6 pm. The broadcast will be available on channel 311 that same evening at 11:30 p.m.

What would Don Lykins’ priorities cost?

As a Milford school board member for the past 6 years, president for the past 2 years, Finance Committee member for 5 years, member of the Business Advisory Council for 2 years and active community member/volunteer currently and prior to being elected to the BOE, I have an extremely good working knowledge of our school district’s operations and costs.

The following is a rough evaluation, based on facts and reasonable assumptions, to show the financial impact Don Lykins’ priorities (taken from his campaign website, mymilfordschools.com) would have on the district. The first section outlines the additional cost of each to the district; below that is a description of each. Note: none of these ideas has been proven to increase academic performance; even when research is available, there is significant conflicting information. Continue reading