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Lady Rockets sweep Deer Park in sectional opener

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor The Clermont Northeastern Lady Rockets opened their sectional tournament run with a trip to Wyoming High School to battle Deer Park on Oct. 15. The match started well for the Lady Rockets. They jumped ahead 14-1 early in the first set and cruised to a 25-7 victory. The second set [ Read More ]

SBAAC adds a trio of sports

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor The Southern Buckeye Athletic and Academic Conference voted to add girls’ golf and boys and girls’ bowling as sports for the 2017-2018 school year last week. Clinton Massie, East Clinton and Wilmington are set to join the league that same year in all sports, with Fayetteville joining in football only. [ Read More ]

Defense key in Lions’ blowout win over Goshen

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor Two teams ranked in the top-10 of the computer points rankings met on the gridiron in New Richmond on Oct. 7 and, despite the rankings, it was not as close a contest as some would’ve thought. The New Richmond Lions entered the day ranked 10th overall, two spots behind the [ Read More ]

Football roundup: Amelia falls to Western Brown

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor Western Brown 54, Amelia 27 Western Brown rode a huge game from quarterback Seth Becker to a homecoming victory. Becker completed 29 of his 45 pass attempts for 440 yards and six touchdowns to lead the Broncos to their second win of the season. Amelia’s passing attack was led by [ Read More ]

Volleyball roundup: Lady Wildcats nearing conference perfection

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor The Williamsburg Lady Wildcats are one step closer to accomplishing their goal of a perfect run through the Southern Buckeye Athletic and Academic Conference. On Oct. 4, the team rolled to a 25-11, 25-12, 25-6 victory over the Georgetown Lady G-Men. That same night, Goshen defeated Batavia 25-21, 25-7, 25-16. [ Read More ]

Milford golf duo heading to districts

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor Two Milford Eagles golfers earned trips to the district tournament with their performances in the boys’ Division I sectional at Glenview Golf Course on Oct. 4. Senior Nathan Arnold finished tied with Kings senior Matthew Schumer at 77, sending both golfers through to the district meet. Another Eagle senior, Aaron [ Read More ]

New Richmond soccer taking aim at postseason

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor The 2016 New Richmond Lions boys’ soccer team is not the same team that advanced to the district championship in 2015. The Lions lost several key pieces from last year’s team, which earned district runner-up honors for the first time in school history. That’s not to say this year’s team [ Read More ]

Amelia soccer on a roll as playoffs near

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor There’s something to be said in the sports world for getting hot at the right time. Teams have won titles simply by meshing together just before the playoffs began and playing some of their best games in the postseason. In the NCAA basketball tournament, coming together as a team can [ Read More ]

Boys’ soccer roundup: Tigers remain unbeaten in conference

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor The Bethel-Tate Tigers completed their undefeated run through the Southern Buckeye Athletic and Academic Conference National Division last week. A 2-1 win over Blanchester improved the team to 9-0 and clinched them the division title. That same day, Norwood defeated Goshen 8-0, Georgetown blanked Clermont Northeastern 5-0 and Felicity-Franklin battled [ Read More ]

Sectional tournament brackets released

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor Local teams across the county now know exactly who they will face in the first round of the postseason with the release of the sectional tournament brackets on Sunday, Oct. 9. In Division I volleyball, Milford will begin play Kings at Lakota East on Oct. 18 at 7:30 p.m. Should [ Read More ]

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