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Knothole baseball tournaments draw closer to finals

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor Diamonds all across Clermont County were filled with baseball action yet again last week as Knothole Baseball leagues of all levels entered their second week of action. Withamsville hosted the highest level of tournament play, Class A Sr., which involves players 15 years old or younger. The Amelia Havoc took [ Read More ]

‘Save America’s Pastime Act’ bad for game

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor Let’s play a quick word association game. I’ll throw out a word, you tell me your first thoughts that come to mind. Ready? Here we go! The word is: Congress. Now, if you’re like most people, the words you immediately thought of weren’t very nice. Synonyms of useless, spineless, slow-acting, [ Read More ]

Knothole baseball begins tournament play

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor Baseball diamonds across Clermont County were filled with that tell-tale crack of the bat this past weekend as Knothole baseball tournaments began across the area. East Region Knothole began their postseason with several games in several classes on June 25. The Class D Jr. games, which consist of children under [ Read More ]

Southern Ohio Softball League wraps up season

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor As the weather heats up and the calendar makes the transition from spring to summer, the action on baseball and softball diamonds across Clermont County heats up as well. The Southern Ohio Softball League held their postseason tournaments June 20-21 in New Richmond, crowning champions at several different age levels. [ Read More ]

Veritas Athelete Development celebrates opening

By Kelly Cantwell Editor Richie Cox, owner of Veritas Athlete Development, celebrated the opening of his business with a ribbon cutting ceremony on June 24. “We want to help high school student athletes create college opportunities for themselves,” Cox said. Cox went through the recruiting process when he has in high school, and found that [ Read More ]

What will the 2017 Reds look like?

I had the chance to catch a bit of Reds baseball this weekend, and for the most part I was glad I was finally able to sit down and watch some of the games, not because of what the team was doing on the field, but because this past weekend was all about celebrating the [ Read More ]

New additions make SBAAC stronger

The Southern Buckeye Academic and Athletic Conference has emerged from the latest round ofconference realignment stronger than ever. That was the consensus at the June meeting of SBAAC athletic directors and superintendents when new members Fayetteville, Wilmington, Clinton-Massie and East Clinton were introduced. “The overall feeling in our league is we want to get better, [ Read More ]

FC Cincinnati players visit British Elite soccer camp

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor A group of roughly 50 campers at the British Elite soccer camp in New Richmond June 16 were treated to a special lesson from a pair of FC Cincinnati’s best. Defender Evan Lee and midfielder Michael Millay attended the camp, held at Beckjord Field in New Richmond. According to Jason [ Read More ]

Amelia summer basketball league wraps up

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor The Amelia summer basketball league came to an end last week with one final night of competition at Amelia High School and Amelia Middle School. Over the course of the two-week long slate of games, Amelia, Bethel-Tate and Williamsburg got the chance to face off against teams from all over [ Read More ]

Would the real hit king please stand up?

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor The birthday paradox is a fun little math problem that states that in a room of just 23 people, there is a 50 percent chance two of them have the same birthday. If you increase the number of people to 75, the odds increase to 99.99 percent. It’s sort of [ Read More ]

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