Sports Archive

Locals battle at Blanchester Invitational

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor Girls’ tennis players from all across Clermont County made the trip north to Blanchester to take part in the 2016 Blanchester Invitational on Aug. 20 and 24. While rain didn’t allow the tournament to finish, several local athletes find themselves in the semifinals of their respective brackets. In singles’ play, [ Read More ]

Girls’ Soccer Roundup: Amelia rolls Norwood, CNE defeats ‘Burg

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor The season is still young, but girls’ soccer teams across the county find themselves in close battles on the pitch this season. On Aug. 23, Amelia dominated Norwood en route to a 6-0 victory. Ally Brown scored three goals, while Abby Brown, Megan DeWald and Lauren Gilbert all chipped in [ Read More ]

Boys’ Soccer Roundup: Rockets, Wildcats battle to draw

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor Southern Buckeye Academic and Athletic Conference play began for a few local boys’ soccer teams last week. The Williamsburg Wildcats and Clermont Northeastern Rockets squared off on Aug. 23 and while there was plenty of offense, neither side picked up the win as the match ended in a 3-3 tie. [ Read More ]

Volleyball roundup: New Richmond remains unbeaten

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor As the season enters the second week, several local volleyball teams are starting to get into a winning groove. Milford earned their first win of the season on Aug. 23 with a four-set victory over Sycamore. The Eagles won the first set 25-20, then dropped the second 25-17. They won [ Read More ]

Felicity hosts 2016 Early Bird Run

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor Teams from all across Clermont County ventured to Washington Township on Aug. 24 for the Felicity-Franklin Early Bird Run, which for many squads served as the opener to their cross country campaigns. On the boys’ side, a pair of Batavia Bulldogs posted solid performances. Bethel-Tate’s Jackson Coates placed second with [ Read More ]

Roundup: Amelia blanked by Mt. Healthy, Williamsburg blasts Deer Park

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor Mount Healthy 18, Amelia 0 The final season for Amelia football likely didn’t begin the way head coach David Brausch and the Barons had hoped. Neither team scored in the first quarter, but with 7:40 on the board in the second frame Tyree Roberson hauled in a 59-yard pass from [ Read More ]

Eagles grounded by Hamilton on last-second field goal

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor The Milford Eagles football team welcomed quite the crowd to their regular-season opener on Aug. 26 against Hamilton. Unfortunately, Mother Nature showed up and sent everyone home early. Lightning delayed the game with just over two minutes left in the second half and Milford driving deep into Hamilton territory. By [ Read More ]

Batavia running game strong in 26-21 win over East Clinton

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor The Batavia Bulldogs spent part of Friday night’s win dodging raindrops and lightning strikes off the field as severe weather rolled through the area. On the field, the team’s rushing attack spent the remainder of the night dodging East Clinton defenders. Batavia rolled up 342 yards of rushing on the [ Read More ]

New Richmond falls to Indian Hill 49-36

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor The New Richmond Lions opened the 2016 football season under the lights at the Sheakley Athletics Center on the campus of the University of Cincinnati in the 2016 Skyline Crosstown Showdown. A rough third quarter was too much to overcome for the Lions, and the team fell to Indian Hill [ Read More ]

Batavia soccer seeking title in 2016

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor The Batavia Bulldogs boys’ soccer team lost a few key pieces from a 2015 season that saw them contend for a Southern Buckeye Academic and Athletic Conference title, but that won’t stop the team from making another championship run in 2016. Head coach Kevin Scheel said the 2015 campaign was [ Read More ]

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