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On May 20, Cincinnati Public Schools presented the first district-wide baseball/softball All-Star Weekend. 75 student-athletes from 11 different CPS schools were chosen by their peers and coaches to represent their teams in an afternoon of exciting and friendly competition at Withrow High School’s All-Star Sports complex. 

The day began with all baseball and softball players being introduced and recognized for their season accomplishments. As players lined the field, former Cincinnati Reds star pitcher, Tom Browning took the field to relay words of encouragement to the students, in addition to throwing out the first pitch of the event. Shortly afterwards, the Home Run Derby would begin, bringing together kids from each school as they cheered each other on. Ultimately, Rico Taul (Shroder) and Deaysha Finley (Oyler) won their respective contests as they proved to be the power hitters of the afternoon. 

After the conclusion of the Home Run Derby, the kids were given time to warm up for the game. Jon Breen (Clark) and Jack Kuzniczci (Walnut Hills) coached the East baseball team while Felix Moore (Western Hills) coached the West baseball team. On the softball field, Lori Troescher (formerly Western Hills) coached the East team as Taylor Brown (Western Hills) coached the West.

Teams came out firing on all cylinders in both games as runs were scored in the first inning for all four teams. At the end of the day, the East teams came out on top in both games. Each winning team was awarded a trophy which will stay at the CPS Education Center to be put on display. This trophy will be awarded to the winning side every year moving forward.

This past weekend the University of Cincinnati won the overall Girls AAC Conference Championship in Track & Field. It marks their second title in program history, including back to back for them. Former Hughes graduate and track star Tiona Lattimore (FR) led the way. 

  • 4 x 100 champs - Tiona anchored the relay and led them to an amazing comeback win. SCHOOL RECORD 44.33
  • 4 x 400 champs SCHOOL RECORD 3:36:87
  • Tiona placed 4th in the 400m. Set the UC freshman record on Saturday: 54.04
  • Tiona placed 6th in the 200m. Set the UC freshman record in the finals: 23.74 (4th fastest in UC history) 

According to her sprint coach Chris Wineberg - "She was the only Bearcat male or female to place in 4 events. She was also the only girl in the conference to pull off the 400/200 double and make the final in both. On top of it we won both relays. She is only the 2nd girl in program history to pull off this quadruple!"

The CMAC wants to extend a huge thank you to everyone involved in Tiona's life and career. She is carrying the Hughes/CPS torch with grace and joy! 

On Wednesday, May 10, the Cincinnati Metro Athletic Conference got together to hold it's first ever Jr. High and High School combined track meet at Woodward High School. Varsity teams from all six CMAC schools, boys and girls, competed for the top spot in the conference at the annual Track & Field meet. After an afternoon of exciting races and thrilling field events, Aiken (boy's) and Taft (girl's) prevailed victorious. 

For Aiken, Tim Williams helped lead the Falcons and contributed to the consistency of the team throughout the entire event. For Taft, Ayanna Bond proved to be a determined leader in regards to the Senators success, and in turn, they almost had twice the score of the second place Hughes Big Red! 

This marks Aiken's boy's first CMAC track championship in recorded history since statistics were shared via The same goes for the girl's at Taft.

In the Jr. High events, Taft's boys ended up taking the day as they edged out Aiken by just 1 point! For the girls, Shroder took the gold as they continue to build on the storied success their program has experienced over the past several years. 

In all, it proved to be a terrific event that got younger athletes a look at what the next level is all about. The Varsity athletes in attendance set an example for those looking up to them which will set the stage for another great CMAC Championship for next year! 

For a more in-depth look at this year's results, CLICK HERE!

The Cincinnati Public Schools Athletics Hall of Fame Banquet is set to take place on April 20. Come celebrate an evening of fun and history as we welcome our 2017 inductees! 

The event will start with a social hour at 5:00 pm, followed by the banquet at 6:00 pm, and finally, the induction ceremony at 7:00 pm. 

Tickets are $35 for everybody. Please visit and click on Hall of Fame to purchase tickets and find out more information!

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