Sports Archive

Locals punch ticket to cross country regionals

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor When the dust settled and the final runner crossed the line at the cross country district meet on Oct. 22 in West Chester, 11 individuals and one team from Clermont County earned a trip to the regional championship. The Division I and II races were split into two separate races. [ Read More ]

The NFL needs to fix its priorities

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor For the last three weeks, it seems like the NFL has spent most of their time doing something wrong. Be it introducing a new social media policy that actually directly contradicts the entire point of social media, fining and flagging players for touchdown celebrations or suspending players for domestic violence, [ Read More ]

Blanchester blows out Bethel-Tate, wins National Division title

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor When the Ohio High School Athletic Association updates their football records page after the season, the Bethel-Tate Tigers will find their name on it in several places. Unfortunately, the Tigers will be on the wrong side of history. Blanchester quarterback Tristan Greene accounted for 10 total touchdowns in the Wildcats’ [ Read More ]

Football roundup: Amelia upends Goshen

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor Amelia 35, Goshen 27 Amelia racked up 324 yards on the ground and survived a scoreless second half en route to a win over the Goshen Warriors. Eli Altherr carried the ball 23 times for 144 yards and a touchdown while teammate Cage Meyer added 13 carries for 158 yards [ Read More ]

UC Clermont Hoops nearing regular-season tipoff

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor Lost in the crunching sound of all the fallen leaves and the soft crying of all the Bengals’ fans the last few weeks has been the sure-fire sound that winter is coming: the dribbling of basketballs. The University of Cincinnati-Clermont college men’s and women’s basketball teams will open the regular [ Read More ]

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 ]

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