Sports Archive

Three area schools rebuilding programs through patience

By Chris Chaney Sun staff Three Clermont County boys’ basketball coaches were tasked with rejuvenating varsity programs in 2013-14 — Darnell Parker at Clermont Northeastern, Bobby Sandker at Felicity-Franklin and Reggie Hall at Bethel-Tate — and while each has seen steps in the right direction, program-building is an exercise in patience and perseverance. All three [ Read More ]

Milford’s Helton receives appointment to West Point

Milford High School senior Ty Helton will continue his baseball career next year on the collegiate level after he recently accepted an appointment to the United States Military Academy in West Point, N.Y. Helton had originally committed to Olivet Nazarene University pending the outcome of his application to West Point, but will instead attend the [ Read More ]

Warm days and cool nights give way to annual Maple Syrup Festivals in Ohio

Warmer days and chilly nights create the ideal conditions to get the sap flowing in Ohio’s maple trees, which means it must be maple syrup festival time at Ohio State Parks. This year the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) has four family-friendly events scheduled that will offer visitors a glimpse into how early settlers [ Read More ]

Felicity brings pride back to program with tournament run

By Chris Chaney Sun staff The dream came to an end on Wednesday, March 5 for the Lady Cardinals of Felicity-Franklin as the Fayetteville-Perry Lady Rockets shook them out of their regional tournament run, dispatching of Felicity 64-46 in the Division IV regional semifinal at Tippecanoe. “Defensively, we definitely didn’t shut them down like we [ Read More ]

End of an era in Glen Este bowling leaves behind shimmering legacy

By Chris Chaney Sun staff A banner year for the Glen Este Lady Trojans wrapped up at Wayne Webb’s Columbus Bowl on Saturday, March 8 when the team finished in 14th place in state qualifying. The season didn’t come to a close, however, before senior Leslie Campbell picked up one more lofty accolade: First Team [ Read More ]

Clermont College breaks through and wins National Championship

By Chris Chaney Sun staff More than a decade in the making, the UC Clermont Lady Cougars cut down the net at the Division II United States Collegiate Athletic Association National Tournament as champions for the first time in school history on Saturday, March 8. The lone team still standing when the three-day gauntlet had [ Read More ]

Felicity claims first district title in 20 years, earns regional berth

By Chris Chaney Sun staff The last time the Felicity-Franklin Lady Cardinals won a district championship, Kerry Stamper, the team’s head coach, wasn’t patrolling the sidelines, she was bringing the ball up the court as the point guard for the 1993-94 squad. Now, Ashley Moore and Kelsey Arkenau have taken over Stamper’s role while she [ Read More ]

Bethel-Tate’s Peters ‘happy, but not satisfied’ with 4th-place finish

By Chris Chaney Sun staff “Happy…, but not satisfied.” That’s how Aric Peters described his first trip to the state tournament as a competitor. The Bethel-Tate 120-pound junior grappler challenged for a state title, reaching the state semifinals before losing to eventual state champion Garrett Hancock of Troy Christian. Peters was relegated to the consolation [ Read More ]

Lady Trojans earn first state tourney berth in 10 years

By Chris Chaney Sun staff After three years of knocking on the door at the district level only to be left hanging, the Glen Este Lady Trojans took no chances and kicked the thing down on Wednesday, Feb. 26 at the Southwest Ohio District Championships at Beaver-Vu Lanes. Finishing fourth overall as a team and [ Read More ]

Clermont makes 7th consecutive USCAA Tournament appearance

By Chris Chaney Sun staff The UC Clermont Lady Cougars’ seventh consecutive trip to the Division II United States Collegiate Athletic Association National Tournament might just be their best chance to win it. Granted the No. 2 overall seed, the Lady Cougars have their eyes set on the prize, but as the cliché goes, they’re [ Read More ]


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