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West Clermont Youth Football hosts jamboree games

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor The parking lot at the old Amelia High School was once again filled with people anxiously awaiting a gridiron contest, but unlike usual, the high school teams were nowhere to be found. Instead, parents and relatives from all over the area descened upon the newly-named West Clermont Middle School for [ Read More ]

McConnell takes over SBAAC reigns

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor Fall is the time of year for change. Trees change their colors, leaves fall, Reds fans give up on the season and change to their Bengals gear. Change in August is inevitable, and the Southern Buckeye Athletic and Academic Conference opens the fall of 2017 with a whole host of [ Read More ]

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Bailey vs. Cueto: The great debate

I have a terrible habit of losing things. Wallets, keys, phone: if you hand it to me, there’s a good chance I’ll be looking for it in the very near future. For instance, on Monday I spent the better part of the morning before heading into the office looking for my wallet. Couldn’t find it [ Read More ]

Stears competes in Junior Olympics

­­­ By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor Williamsburg senior Brian Stears took advantage of a rare opportunity earlier this month. Stears competed in the Junior Olympics in Novi, Michigan from July 31 through August 4 as part of Ohio Scarlet, one of six teams from Ohio in the event. Other teams came from Maryland, Delaware, Michigan [ Read More ]

Golfers tee off in Clermont County

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor Local golfers got into the swing of things this week with the official start to the regular season. There are changes aplenty throughout Clermont County, the biggest of which can be seen at West Clermont High School. This time last year, the Wolves didn’t exist. Amelia and Glen Este High [ Read More ]

Abrams Stadium groundbreaking ceremony held

­­­ By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor With the sound of shovels meeting earth and the tossing of dirt, construction on Williamsburg’s Abrams Stadium upgrade officially began on Monday, August 7. A crowd of roughly 50 people gathered at Williamsburg High School for the event, including staff, students and community leaders. State Representative Doug Green began [ Read More ]

Fall sports practices begin

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor As the calendar flips from July to August, the fall sports season officially begins across the state of Ohio. Football teams got things started a day earlier than other sports, with fall practices kicking off on July 31 across the state. Other sports began practice on August 1. Golfers will [ Read More ]

Abrams Stadium to receive upgrades

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor The footprint of Williamsburg Middle/High School will look drastically different next spring. A groundbreaking ceremony will be held on August 7 for the new grandstands to be installed at Abrams Stadium. The new structure will do more than provide seating for fans, according to Williamsburg superintendent Matt Earley. In addition, [ Read More ]

Final Knothole champs crowned

­­­­By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor Clermont County’s knothole baseball season officially came to an end last week with the completion of two more tournaments. In Class D Sr. silver division play in New Richmond, the Tealtown Squatches completed a comeback through the consolation bracket to win the title. The Squatches were dropped to the consolation [ Read More ]

New Richmond hosts youth camp

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor Campers of all ages from across the New Richmond area got a taste of high school football last week, as the Lions hosted their annual youth camp from July 17-19. Head coach Patrick Burke, in his first year as New Richmond’s head football coach after serving as an assistant under [ Read More ]


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