Sports Archive

New Richmond soccer looks to continue strong play

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor Both New Richmond soccer teams enter 2016 looking to build on strong performances on the pitch one year ago, but one of them will look to do so under a new head coach. The Lady Lions started last season 12-0 under then-coach Chris Malotke en route to a 16-2 finish [ Read More ]

Amelia golf looking for repeat, Goshen looks for first title since 1969

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor The Amelia Barons golf team won the Southern Buckeye Athletic and Academic Conference title in 2015 thanks in no small part to a pair of seniors who now find themselves golfing at the collegiate level. If the Barons want to win the title again in their final season in the [ Read More ]

Goshen volleyball seeking improvement under new coach

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor In two seasons, 2011 and 2012, the Goshen Lady Warriors volleyball team won a total of 16 of their 20 Southern Buckeye Athletic and Academic Conference matches, both times finishing second in the American Division to Western Brown. In the three seasons since, the Lady Warriors have won a total [ Read More ]

Felicity tennis seeking improvement, CNE gunning for league title

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor The Felicity Cardinals girls’ tennis team didn’t post a fantastic record in 2015. The team won just two of their 15 matches and finished fourth in the four-team SBAAC National Division. Williamsburg and Georgetown do not field girls’ tennis teams. While the results in the standings may not look good, [ Read More ]

New Richmond 14U softball team wins Blanchester Summer Smash title

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor A pair of New Richmond youth softball teams participated in the Blanchester Summer Smash tournament July 9-10, with one of them walking away with a title. The Lions 12U and 14U teams participated in the tournament, held at Blanchester’s Veterans Memorial Park. In the 12U pool, the Lions were paired [ Read More ]

Fall sports season officially underway

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor The turning of the calendar from July to August officially kicks off the high school sports season. All fall sports began practice on Aug. 1 with regular seasons shortly to follow. Golfers can participate in their first regular-season match on Friday, Aug. 5, according to Ohio High School Athletic Association [ Read More ]

Time will tell how Reds fared at trade deadline

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor It’s never easy around here, is it? If there’s one thing the Aug. 1 baseball trade deadline made clear, it’s that there is no minor transaction in Cincinnati sports that can or will be done quickly and without incident. It’s as if Murphy’s Law decided to open up an office [ Read More ]

Local soccer teams compete in Mason Preseason Classic

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor Eight soccer teams representing four different Clermont County schools made trips to Mason earlier this month for the Mason Pre-Season Soccer Classic, held at Heritage Oak Park. Two boys’ soccer teams, the Amelia Barons and Bethel-Tate Tigers, participated in the boys’ tournament July 15-17. Both teams fared well in their [ Read More ]

Batavia, Goshen win knothole titles

  By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor While most Clermont County Knothole teams had already secured a championship early last week, a few others had to wait a bit longer to take home the trophy. The Batavia Bull Dawgs won the Class D Sr. silver division title July 19 after fighting their way back through the [ Read More ]

Local athletes earn spring all-city honors

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor Athletes from across Clermont County recently picked up all-city honors from the Cincinnati Enquirer for their performances this past spring. New Richmond’s Angus Matthews earned second-team honors in boys’ tennis after advancing to the district tournament. He also was named the Southern Buckeye Athletic and Academic Conference American Division player [ Read More ]

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