Sports Archive

Coastal Grants to improve Lake Erie access, education and water quality

Improving beach water quality, educating marina owners and boaters about environmental stewardship, and establishing maintenance protocols for storm water control measures are the key goals of projects being funded this fiscal year by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). “Coastal Management Assistance Grants allow groups to undertake projects that improve water quality, habitat, and [ Read More ]

14u Flash Gold finish off a strong summer tournament season

The Hamersville Flash 14U Gold Team coached by Shawn Whisman had a great finish to their 2014 Summer Season. On the 4th of July they played in a big tournament at Rumpke Park with top teams like the Flames, Cincinnati Baseball Club, At the Yard, Haubner and others. The Flash finished in first place beating [ Read More ]

PGA Championship gives local golf fans a chance to see the best players in the world

By Chris Chaney Sun staff Clermont County’s proximity to high-level professional sports often spoils local sports enthusiasts, but there are a still a few pros that don’t make the Queen City and its surrounding region an annual stop. Since the Web.Com Tour — formerly the Nationwide Tour — moved the Chiquita Classic away from TPC [ Read More ]

Batavia announces Hall of Fame Class of 2014

By Chris Chaney Sun staff Batavia High School announced its 2014 Hall of Fame Class earlier this week, which will include four individual inductees, three standout teams and one longtime contributor to Batavia athletics. The school will hold the induction ceremony on Aug. 29 at 6 p.m. in the high school gymnasium while also honoring [ Read More ]

Local high schools get fall sports seasons underway on August 1

By Chris Chaney Sun staff For many area high school student-athletes, they are never out of season. Off-season weight lifting, travel teams and sanctioned scholastic workouts consumed their summer months, but that light treading will be lifted tomorrow, Aug. 1, as the fall sports season officially gets underway. The Ohio High School Athletic Association, which [ Read More ]

OHSAA releases ‘14 regulation changes

For years, high school football games in Ohio could be shortened by mutual agreement of both head coaches. That will change this fall with the adoption of a football point differential rule as part of the 2014-15 sport regulations approved by the Ohio High School Athletic Association Board of Directors last week at its May [ Read More ]

Monarchs show fans how baseball was played in 1860s

By Chris Chaney Sun staff America’s past time has always been baseball, but this year — and for the first time in Clermont County — fans can take a trip back in time some 150 years to see how the game was played when it endeared itself to a burgeoning nation. The Moscow Monarchs are [ Read More ]

Moscow’s West parlays goal into gold at Senior Olympics

By Chris Chaney Sun staff Everybody needs a goal in life. That’s what Larry West of Moscow believes. The 80-year old athlete is doing his best to become “the best looking corpse in the cemetery.” Training, walking and competing have become part of life for West in his retirement, so much so that he plays [ Read More ]

Sumpter takes over as Bethel AD, Dean of Students

By Chris Chaney Sun staff A new era is underway at Bethel-Tate High School as Joe Sumpter assumed the role of athletic director, replacing Brian Cunningham. Sumpter will also act as dean of students. “I was looking for a position down this way about midsummer,” Sumpter explained. “My family and I, we had lived in [ Read More ]

New Richmond grad Buckingham acclimating well to U. of Minnesota

New Richmond graduate Josie Buckingham, third from the left, poses with the five other newcomers to the University of Minnesota’s women’s basketball team. Buckingham got onto campus earlier this summer to better acclimate herself with the college lifestyle and prepare for the upcoming basketball season. Unfortunately, she is recovering from a twisted ankle suffered during an [ Read More ]

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