Sports Archive

Bulldogs, Rockets win SBAAC golf titles

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor With sectional tournament play looming, the Southern Buckeye Athletic and Academic Conference held the final three rounds of the golf championship last week. The National Division held day three of competition at Cedar Trace Golf Course. Georgetown’s Lance Sininger shot the lowest score, a 37, to lead the G-Men. However, [ Read More ]

Girls’ soccer roundup: Lady Eagles on the rise

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor As the teams across Clermont County continue their march toward the postseason, the Milford Lady Eagles continue to rise up the Eastern Cincinnati Conference standings while the Amelia Lady Barons and New Richmond Lady Lions continue to find themselves in a three-team race. The Lady Eagles earned a 3-1 win [ Read More ]

Wildcats rally late for win over Fayetteville

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor The Fayetteville-Perry football program is still a pretty recent addition to the school. The squad’s first varsity season was just six years ago, with their first home game being a 56-7 loss to the Williamsburg Wildcats. While the players and coaches may have changed, Williamsburg’s dominance in the series has [ Read More ]

Boys’ Soccer Roundup: Bethel-Tate in control

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor With six games remaining in the regular season, the Bethel-Tate Tigers boys’ soccer team is in good position. They’re 9-1 overall, 5-0 in the Southern Buckeye Athletic and Academic Conference, and 1.5 games ahead of the second-place team. While four of the team’s final six games are on the road, [ Read More ]

Bethel-Tate, Milford host cross country meets

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor Runners from across the area traveled to a pair of Clermont County schools this past weekend, as both Bethel-Tate and Milford hosted cross country invitationals. Before either school welcomed runners, however, a few teams opened up the week at the Vern Hawkins Invitational in Georgetown. In the boys’ race, Felicity’s [ Read More ]

Football roundup: Amelia blanks Batavia, Lions topple Talawanda

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor Amelia 20, Batavia 0 The battle between two Clermont County teams sent the Bulldogs to their third straight shutout loss. Amelia’s Trey Brausch completed just five of his 12 pass attempts, but totaled 43 yards and a touchdown in the process. Brausch also ran the ball 17 times for 82 [ Read More ]

Batavia soccer rolling into conference play

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor The Batavia Bulldogs boys’ soccer team entered the 2016 campaign looking to restart their conference championship winning streak that ended last year. They faced a tough test right from the start, as their first match of the season saw them battle the New Richmond Lions, the team that won the [ Read More ]

Volleyball roundup: Lady Lions fall to Williamsburg

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor As teams in the Southern Buckeye Athletic and Academic Conference prepare for the second trip through their division, a few are battling out-of-conference foes. Division play ended last week, though early on the teams were still battling for division control. On Sept. 13, Batavia rallied from a 2-1 deficit to [ Read More ]

Lady Warriors volleyball holding serve in SBAAC American

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor The Goshen Warrior volleyball team sits at 7-4 on the season, 3-2 in the Southern Buckeye Athletic and Academic Conference as of this writing. That’s quite the leap forward for a team that won just eight games total a year ago. They started the 2016 campaign with a tri-match against [ Read More ]

GARTH SHANKLIN
Loss to Steelers shows NFL, Bengals with work to do

I don’t usually like it when people call out referees. It’s a tough job, regardless of the sport. You have to know the rule book inside and out (in theory) and apply it while the action on the field, court or whatever is moving quicker than most people can follow even with the help of [ Read More ]


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