East Central volleyball players showed their support for Connersville rival Brooklan Phillips' ongoing battle with bone cancer during Thursday night's conference matchup between the schools at St. Leon. Phillips, a CHS junior, is currently under treatment at Peyton Manning Children's Hospital at St. Vincent in Indianapolis. (EC Athletics)

East Central and Connersville volleyball teams gathered for a photo following Thursday's (Sept. 20) EIAC match at St. Leon, demonstrating their support for CHS junior Brooklan Phillips in her battle with bone cancer. (EC Athletics)

Another nice gesture during a break in Thursday's East Central-Connersville volleyball matchup at St. Leon came when EC's seniors each honored a teacher for his or her influence on them during their high school careers. (EC Athletics)


ST. LEON - East Central volleyball dedicated its efforts to something more serious - the bone cancer battle of Connersville rival Brooklan Phillips - Thursday night, Sept. 20.

Teamwork allowed East Central senior Eva Grimm (8) to knock in a first-half goal against crashing Columbus North defender Elise Whitley (right) and Bull Dogs goalkeeper Kaylyn Bates, setting the tone for Wednesday's 2-1 victory over the No. 14-ranked Class 3A sectional rivals. (Sandy Mahoney)

EC senior goalkeeer Jessica Shipman makes a diving stop for one of her nine saves in Wednesday night's 2-1 home pitch victory over 14th-ranked Columbus North. (Sandy Mahoney)

East Central freshman Sophie Browndyke (47), who also serves as the backup placekicker to brother Caden on the Trojans' football team, maneuvers with the ball during EC's 2-1 win over Columbus North Wednesday, Sept. 19. (Sandy Mahoney)

EC defender Maggie Ravenna (18) cuts the angle away from Columbus North's KJ Ely during the Lady Trojans' 2-1 home win over the No. 14 (Class 3A) Bull Dogs Wednesday, Sept. 19. (Sandy Mahoney)


ST. LEON - East Central girls soccer followed its 18th conference title clincher Sept. 12 with its biggest win yet, 2-1 over 14th-ranked Class 3A sectional rival Columbus North Wednesday night.

East Central girls varsity cross country runners dominated to win the Connersville Invitational title Tuesday, Sept. 18. They are, first row, from left: Emma Fey, Emilee Wedding and Halle Davis. Second row: Riley Davis, Lily Greiwe, Lauren Greiwe and Lacey Kelly. (EC Athletics)

EC sophomore Gracie Baker won the Connersville Invitational girls reserve cross country race Tuesday, Sept. 18, in a time of 25:35.3. (EC Athletics)

East Central boys reserve cross country runners, from left - Owen Hagen, Greg Schneider and Brody Sandlin - all finished in the top 10 in the Connersville Invitational Tuesday, Sept. 18. (EC Athletics)

East Central boys varsity cross country came away with fifth place among 14 scoring teams at the Connersville Invitational Tuesday, Sept. 18. They are (not in order): Kyle Gutfreund, Michael Schwebach, Griffin Werner, Garrett Ardis, Kyle Schuman, Parker Fleming and James Stenger. (EC Athletics)


CONNERSVILLE - It was a hot, sticky evening as East Central cross country headed to the starting line for the Spartan Invitational at Connersville Tuesday, Sept. 18.


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