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Batavia standout catcher picks Thomas More over Lake Erie

By Chris Chaney Sun staff Batavia High School announced that senior softball player Briana Appel will continue her education and athletic career at Thomas More College in Crestview Hills, Ky next fall. The Lady Bulldogs’ standout catcher said her decision to attend Thomas had more to do with her educational goals than athletics or proximity [ Read More ]

Goshen tennis gets off to promising start, but momentum fades at end

By Chris Chaney Sun staff A promising start to the season for the Goshen High School boys’ tennis team faded down the stretch as Pete Patterson’s squad was without some key contributors as the Southern Buckeye Conference race neared the finish line. “We lost our third singles and another top player this week,” Patterson said. [ Read More ]

Burg, Felicity share SBC-N crown, look towards postseason

By Chris Chaney Sun staff A season-long back-and-forth battle ended in a shared Southern Buckeye Conference National Division Championship for the Felicity-Franklin Lady Cardinals and the Williamsburg Lady Wildcats. A season split in the head-to-head series left both squads at 9-1 in the SBC-National and earned them top seeds in the sectional tournament. The Lady [ Read More ]

New Richmond, Batavia head into sectional with league title

By Chris Chaney Sun staff A pair of Southern Buckeye Conference champions from Clermont County picked up some much sought-after momentum heading into the postseason by topping the table in their respective divisions. New Richmond in the American and Batavia in the National head into this week’s Division II sectional tournament with their heads held [ Read More ]

Milford baseball, softball both claim the ECC crown

By Chris Chaney Sun staff A funny thing happens when Milford High School baseball players put on their school’s white and red uniform: they usually compete for a league title. The boys’ squad captured a piece of the Eastern Cincinnati Conference crown for the second consecutive year, making the league title their fifth in the [ Read More ]

ODNR to build new mine safety training simulator

Ohio Department of Natural Resources Director James Zehringer announced today that ODNR will build a new mine safety training center in eastern Ohio. ODNR requests proposals from community and business leaders with potential locations for the new center. “It is our duty at ODNR to ensure that Ohio’s dedicated miners have the training necessary to [ Read More ]

Salt Fork State Park to receive improvements

Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Director James Zehringer announced capital improvements at Ohio’s largest state park, Salt Fork State Park, on Thursday. The projects, renovations at the Sugartree Marina and upgrading of park campsites, will be funded from the $88.5 million in capital funds that was recently awarded to Ohio State Parks. “Salt Fork [ Read More ]

Conway Sr. receives ODNR Hall of Fame award at Lake Hope State Park Dining Lodge

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Deputy Director and State Forester Robert Boyles recently presented the 2013 Hall of Fame award to Emmett Conway Sr.’s family at the Lake Hope State Park Dining Lodge in McArthur. Conway Sr., who passed away in 2009, was a pioneer in forestry throughout his professional life and an [ Read More ]

Felicity in control of SBC-N, hoping for postseason run

By Chris Chaney Sun staff Like clockwork, spring in Southwest Ohio guarantees a few things: greener grass, more full-bodied trees and a Felicity-Franklin softball team with their sights set squarely on making a run towards a state title. This spring has proven to be no different as head coach Rob Wear has another stellar team [ Read More ]

Bulldogs wrap up SBC-National with win over Blan

By Chris Chaney Sun staff A year removed from a shared crown in the Southern Buckeye Conference’s National Division, the Batavia Bulldogs have laid claim the title in solo fashion in 2014 following a perfect run through the conference. Heading into their final two matches of the league season late last week, the Bulldogs were [ Read More ]

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