Sports Archive

Wildlife watchers asked to report sightings in Ohio

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) is asking the public to participate in the surveying of wild turkeys and ruffed grouse by reporting sightings of these two iconic Ohio game birds. Every year, the ODNR Division of Wildlife conducts a turkey and grouse brood survey to estimate population growth. The brood survey relies on [ Read More ]

Ohio hunters check more than 16,500 wild turkeys

Ohio hunters checked 16,556 wild turkeys during the combined 2014 wild turkey hunting season and youth wild turkey hunting season, April 19 – May 18. The top 10 counties for the wild turkey harvest were Ashtabula (615), Tuscarawas (493), Coshocton (484), Guernsey (466), Muskingum (453), Belmont (444), Monroe (424), Trumbull (417), Knox (415) and Meigs [ Read More ]

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 ]

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