Sports Archive

Lady Lions emerge from coaching transition quickly

By Chris Chaney Sports Editor Coaching changes are rarely easy, but in the tumultuous world of high school sports the coaching carousel is constantly spinning. For the New Richmond Lady Lions, Brad Hatfield had become a staple on the varsity sidelines, but when he resigned to spend more time with his family last spring, Tom [ Read More ]

Three local caddies finalists for Chick Evans Scholarships

Twenty-four Ohio high school seniors were scheduled to gather at Scioto Country Club in Upper Arlington on Thursday, Jan. 7, for the final round of interviews for the Chick Evans Scholarship awarded by the Evans Scholars Foundation. Each finalist is a caddie with a unique story to tell, reflecting the scholarship’s four selection criteria: a [ Read More ]

Spirit Warriors AAU program seeks players

The Spirit Warriors began in 1991. Over 2,000 boys have been played in the program, coming from over 100 schools. Spirit Warriors players have gone on to play at colleges such as Ohio State, U.C., X.U., Miami, N.K.U., Dayton, Akron, Toledo and more. Ted Creamer is the founder, director and head coach of The Spirit [ Read More ]

Felicity-Franklin HS induct inaugural Hall of Fame class

By Chris Chaney Sports Editor Felicity-Franklin High School inducted its inaugural Sports Hall of Fame class on Jan. 2, recognizing six student-athletes who excelled during their time at the school and two other honorary members. “It was really important for our athletic department (to have a Hall of Fame),” Felicity athletic director Jerod Jodrey said. [ Read More ]

Batavia, CNE play in Holiday Classic

By Chris Chaney Sports Editor Clermont Northeastern High School hosted its annual Holiday Classic basketball tournament on Dec. 28 and 29 with the Batavia boys varsity basketball team and the Clinton-Massie girls varsity basketball team earning in-season titles. Also offering a freshman and junior varsity tournament, CNE held 20 games over two days at the [ Read More ]

Wildcats perform well at Holiday Thunderbird Wrestling Invitational

The Williamsburg High School wrestling team finished in second place at the 20-team Holiday Thunderbird Wrestling Invitational at Lima Central Catholic during the final week of 2015. The Wildcats finished 3.5 points out of first to champions Coldwater, 218-214.5 Burg had 11 placers out of 14 weight classes and put four grapplers in championship matches, [ Read More ]

Essig takes over as Bethel-Tate’s new football coach

By Chris Chaney Sports Editor Less than two months removed from the school’s first playoff appearance, Bethel-Tate High School has announced Jeff Essig as the next varsity head football coach, replacing the outgoing Bill Jenike. Essig was approved by the Bethel-Tate Board of Education on Dec. 17. “I just wanted to get back into the [ Read More ]

Deep, talented Lady Trojans have eyes for postseason push

By Chris Chaney Sports Editor Returning a deep and talented roster from a squad that went 19-6 last season, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the Glen Este Lady Trojans are rolling again in 2015-16. With four of their five leading scorers back in the mix, GE is undefeated entering the final week of [ Read More ]

Tigers have strong showing at SWOWCA Glenn Sample Classic

Competing in the Southwest Ohio Wrestling Coaches Association – Glenn Sample Classic, the Bethel-Tate Tigers finished in second place in the small school division, which is made up of schools competing in Division II-III. Among 35 teams from around the area, Bethel-Tate finished in 18th place overall with 63.5 points. Senior Jeffrey Botts became the [ Read More ]

Amelia, Glen Este play final basketball games on big stage

By Chris Chaney Sports Editor A week after the Crosstown Shootout took place between local collegiate rivals — the University of Cincinnati and Xavier University — another area rivalry was contested on the Bearcats’ home floor as West Clermont Local School District members Amelia and Glen Este met for the final time on the hardwood. [ Read More ]

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