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Batavia soccer falls in sectionals

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor The Batavia Bulldogs’ season could best be described as a knuckleball with no spin. Knuckleballs by definition are unpredictable, and it’s hard to tell what will happen once the ball is released. That kind of unpredictability is similar to that of the Batavia boys’ soccer team. The team played well [ Read More ]

Williamsburg volleyball heading to district finals

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor The Williamsburg Lady Wildcats volleyball team did something on Oct. 22 that it had not done since the first day of the regular season: lost a set. For the first time since dropping the second set against Roger Bacon on Aug. 20 in the team’s first (and only) loss so [ Read More ]

Poor start dooms Glen Este

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor Loveland High School hosted Military Appreciation Night against Glen Este on Saturday, Oct. 15. It seems fitting, since the Tigers spent majority of the first quarter shelling the Trojans. Loveland scored 27 points in the first 12 minutes, jumping ahead to a lead they would not surrender. Cameron Beck returned [ Read More ]

Bethel-Tate volleyball falls to Purcell Marian

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor The Bethel-Tate Lady Tigers’ volleyball program is light years ahead of where it was in 2015. All one would have to look at to see that is the team’s effort in their 25-11, 25-16, 26-24 loss to Purcell Marian in their sectional tournament opener on Saturday, Oct. 15. The match [ Read More ]

Sometimes, it’s not your year

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor The city of Cincinnati has endured a surprising amount of success over the years on the gridiron. The Bearcats have rose to national relevance, advancing to a pair of BCS bowl games. Right around that same time, the Bengals began drafting players that have led them to six consecutive postseason [ Read More ]

Batavia announces 2016 Hall of Fame class

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor Batavia High School has announced the nine-member class that will be inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame at a ceremony on Dec. 1 at the high school. The first inductee is Jacob Ison. A 2005 Batavia grad, Ison left as the defending Southern Buckeye Athletic and Academic Conference National [ Read More ]

Roundup: Champions crowned as regular season ends

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor While most of the important games were already finished before last week, several teams had a few non-conference foes to take care of. In girls’ soccer action, Amelia started the week with a strong 10-0 victory over Winton Woods on Oct. 11. That same night, Bethel-Tate dropped a 7-0 decision [ Read More ]

Milford golf duo compete at districts

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor The final two golfers in Clermont County saw their season on the links come to an end last week at the district tournament, held at Beavercreek Golf Club. Milford’s Nathan Arnold carded a total of 82, missing the cutoff for qualifying by seven strokes. Arnold shot a 43 on the [ Read More ]

Three county schools win cross country titles

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor All 10 Clermont County schools competed in their respective conference cross country championships this past weekend, with three of them taking home titles. Williamsburg played host to the Southern Buckeye Athletic and Academic Conference championships on Oct. 15. In the American Division, Batavia earned the boys’ title thanks to strong [ Read More ]

Football roundup: Milford falls in overtime

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor Clermont Northeastern 22, Batavia 6 Batavia struck first, but the Clermont Northeastern Rockets responded with 22 consecutive points for their second win of the season. Batavia opened the scoring with a 30-yard touchdown pass from Tyler Skaggs to Spencer Fluegel, jumping ahead 6-0. They nearly added to that lead, but [ Read More ]

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