Sports Archive

Bethel-Tate defense key in win over Batavia

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor Two of the top teams in the Southern Buckeye Athletic and Academic Conference squared off in a cross-division bout on Tuesday, Jan. 17. The Batavia Bulldogs traveled to Bethel-Tate to take on the Tigers, who entered the game in second place in the SBAAC-National Division. Batavia sat in third place [ Read More ]

Burke named new Lions’ football coach

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor Roughly one month after the departure of former New Richmond head football coach Josh Stratton, the Lions have a new man at the helm of the program. Patrick Burke was approved as the next New Richmond football coach at the school’s board of education meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 17. Burke [ Read More ]

Batavia football coach resigns

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor The Batavia Bulldogs’ football team will be the fourth Clermont County school to begin the 2017-2018 season with a new football coach at the helm after the resignation of Matt Lester on Friday, Jan. 13 Lester said the decision to step down was not based on football, instead it was [ Read More ]

Bethel-Tate bests Williamsburg in SBAAC showdown

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor Two girls’ basketball teams entered play on Thursday, Jan. 12 with matching 4-0 records in the Southern Buckeye Athletic and Academic Conference’s National Division, but only one would keep their perfect mark. Williamsburg hosted Bethel-Tate in a conference clash on Jan. 12 and, despite jumping ahead 11-1 early in the [ Read More ]

Amelia bests Batavia 37-33

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor Two Clermont County boys’ basketball teams engaged in a defensive struggle on Friday, Jan. 6 when the Batavia Bulldogs faced off against the Amelia Barons. The teams combined to score just 70 points total with the Barons taking the 37-33 victory thanks to a late rally. The Barons led 19-14 [ Read More ]

Local wrestlers compete at Madeira Invitational

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor Four Clermont County schools sent wrestlers to Madeira on Jan. 6-7 to compete in the Madeira Invitational. The Bethel-Tate Tigers fared the best out of the four, finishing the two-day event in fourth place overall. The Tigers had six total placers, with two advancing to the finals. Goshen finished sixth, [ Read More ]

Stears leads locals at GMVWA Holiday Tournament

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor Three Clermont County teams made the trip north to Fairborn, Ohio to compete in the Greater Miami Valley Wrestling Association Holiday Wrestling Tournament. Glen Este, Milford and Williamsburg sent wrestlers to the Nutter Center on the campus of Wright State for the event, which took place Dec. 27-28. Williamsburg’s Brian [ Read More ]

Bulldogs win CNE Holiday Tournament title

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor The Batavia Bulldogs boys’ basketball team finished December strong, winning six of their final seven games including two at Clermont Northeastern High School to win the CNE Holiday Classic. Batavia began the two-day event with a 58-44 win over St. Bernard. Batavia got off to a strong start in the [ Read More ]

Wildcats down Rockets with three-point barrage

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor The Williamsburg Wildcats’ boys basketball team hit a total of 12 three-pointers in an 81-57 victory over the Fayetteville Rockets on Dec. 23. Williamsburg launched bombs from behind the arc early and often against the Rockets. Drew McKibben started the game by scoring the first five points for Williamsburg, including [ Read More ]

Milford swimmers sweep Butler Invitational

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor The Milford Eagles boys and girls swim teams posted solid performances in the Butler High School Invitational on Dec. 17, sweeping both titles. In the boys’ 50 meter freestyle, Milford placed swimmers in first and second position. Sophomore Tyler Babinec won the event with a time of 22.55 seconds, placing [ Read More ]


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