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GARTH SHANKLIN
Would the real hit king please stand up?

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor The birthday paradox is a fun little math problem that states that in a room of just 23 people, there is a 50 percent chance two of them have the same birthday. If you increase the number of people to 75, the odds increase to 99.99 percent. It’s sort of [ Read More ]

GARTH SHANKLIN
Ono’s departure doesn’t derail UC’s Big 12 Dreams

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor Every so often, and now it seems like it happens more often than not, I find myself struggling to find the right words to describe something. Maybe it was a game-winning home run, or perhaps an excellent performance at a track and field meet. Usually, it has nothing to do [ Read More ]

Pilcher leads East over West in SWOFCA All-Star Game

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor For one last time in their high school career, local football players took to the gridiron to participate in the Southwest Ohio Football Coaches’ Association East/West game, held June 9 at Kings High School. Thanks to three touchdown receptions and a pair of interceptions by Withrow’s Aaron Shannon, the East [ Read More ]

New Richmond youth soccer searching for new home

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor A long-standing tradition in New Richmond will soon be coming to an end. The New Richmond Soccer Association has called Beckjord Fields home since the mid-1990s, but due to the decommissioning of the Beckjord Power Plant the league will soon be without a field to call home. The league is [ Read More ]

Williamsburg softball downed in state semifinals

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor A magical season came to an abrupt end for the Williamsburg Wildcats’ softball team last week. The squad traveled to Firestone Stadium in Akron on June 2 for the state semifinal match-up against the Crestview Lady Knights, a team that has dominated Division IV since the division came into existence [ Read More ]

ECC, SBAAC hand out postseason awards

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor Now that the spring sports season has come to an end, local athletes are beginning to receive awards for their performance on the field this season. The Eastern Cincinnati Conference and Southern Buckeye Athletic and Academic Conference both handed out their awards earlier this week, with Clermont County well-represented in [ Read More ]

Locals place at state track and field championships

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor Athletes from eight local schools traveled up I-71 to Columbus June 3-4 to participate in the Ohio High School Athletic Association track and field championships, held at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium at Ohio State University. Five athletes began competition on the first day of the event, June 3. Clermont Northeastern [ Read More ]

Milford baseball falls to La Salle

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor The Milford Eagles baseball team entered their regional semifinal matchup with the Bellefontaine Chieftains May 26 at the University of Cincinnati with a shot at state on the line. After it appeared the squad would roll to a victory, thanks in large part to a 10-0 lead after three innings, [ Read More ]

Williamsburg softball blows out Houston, advances to state semifinals

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor Rain forced the postponement of Williamsburg’s originally scheduled match with the Houston Lady Wildcats, but in the end the delay was just a formality. Once the two teams hit the field at Northmont High School on a cloudy Sunday afternoon, Williamsburg was able to ride a late wave of offense [ Read More ]

Locals compete at track and field regionals

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor Ten total athletes representing eight different Clermont County schools qualified for the state track and field tournament later this week by posting solid performances at their respective regional meets. In Division I, athletes traveled to Dayton’s Welcome Stadium for their competition. Milford freshman Andrea Armstrong was the first local to [ Read More ]


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