Sports Archive

Eight local teams win knothole titles

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor As the Clermont County knothole baseball season slowly draws to a close, several teams find themselves celebrating a championship. In the Class D Jr. silver division, the Goshen Bulls held off a rally from the Amelia Red Stockings, defeating the latter squad in the championship match after falling to them [ Read More ]

US Rowing Club Nationals return to Bethel

­­­­ By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor For the sixth straight year, the Vesper Boat Club won the Colgan Cup at the U.S. Rowing Club Nationals, held in Bethel at Harsha Lake from July 12-16. The club won the overall team points championship, totaling 427 points. The runner-up squad, CRI, had a total of 158 points. [ Read More ]

US Rowing returns to Bethel

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor The waters of Harsha Lake in Bethel will once again be filled with rowers racing toward a championship title. The US Rowing Club Nationals return to Bethel for a third straight year this week, with qualifying rounds beginning on Wednesday, July 12 and the final day of competition on Sunday, [ Read More ]

Midland hosts Connie Mack regional

­­­­ By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor Ten teams from across the midwest congregated in Batavia over the weekend for a Connie Mack World Series Regional tournament. The tournament was hosted by the Midland Redskins at the Midland Fields, just off of Clough Pike. The teams came from all over the region. Squads from Dayton, Cincinnati, [ Read More ]

Locals earn all-city awards

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor When you win a state championship, you tend to be recognized for it. That’s precisely what happened to the Williamsburg Wildcats’ softball team, with several players earning all-city honors from the Cincinnati Enquirer. Unsurprisingly, Williamsburg’s Carly Wagers earned Division IV player of the year honors after setting the state single-season [ Read More ]

Kaufman the man for Bethel-Tate hoops

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor Tiffin University assistant coach Corey Kaufman has a new title to add to his résumé. Kaufman became the newest head coach of the boys’ basketball team at Bethel-Tate High School earlier this week, replacing Tom Jutze. Jutze resigned after leading the Tigers to a Southern Buckeye Athletic and Academic Conference [ Read More ]

Batavia soccer shoots lights out at Nippert Stadium

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor A group of Batavia Bulldogs’ soccer players had quite the experience on Saturday, June 24. The Bulldogs competed in a halftime shootout against Withrow High School at Nippert Stadium during halftime of FC Cincinnati’s 2-0 victory over Saint Louis FC. Batavia head coach Kevin Scheel said he couldn’t pass up [ Read More ]

Felicity tabs Jason Thompson as new boys’ hoops coach

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor The Felicity-Franklin Cardinals’ basketball team has a new face at the helm. Jason Thompson has been tabbed to take over the squad, which won five games last season. Thompson spend the 2016-2017 school year as the athletic director at Ripley-Union-Lewis-Huntington High School, his alma mater. Thompson said the similarities between [ Read More ]

SOSLI youth softball nears end of season tournament

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor Youth softball teams across Clermont County saw the regular season come to an end this week as the end-of-season tournaments begin. In the 14U division, Batavia entered the final game of the regular season with an 11-1 mark, good for first place overall, a half-game ahead of the Bethel Tigers [ Read More ]

West Clermont basketball putting work in

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor Although construction on the new West Clermont High School is not yet completed, that didn’t stop the Wolves from taking to the court for summer league action. West Clermont welcomed Western Brown, Bethel-Tate and Cincinnati Country Day to the old Amelia High School gym on Thursday, June 15 for summer [ Read More ]


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