Sports Archive

Felicity in control of SBC-N, hoping for postseason run

By Chris Chaney Sun staff Like clockwork, spring in Southwest Ohio guarantees a few things: greener grass, more full-bodied trees and a Felicity-Franklin softball team with their sights set squarely on making a run towards a state title. This spring has proven to be no different as head coach Rob Wear has another stellar team [ Read More ]

Bulldogs wrap up SBC-National with win over Blan

By Chris Chaney Sun staff A year removed from a shared crown in the Southern Buckeye Conference’s National Division, the Batavia Bulldogs have laid claim the title in solo fashion in 2014 following a perfect run through the conference. Heading into their final two matches of the league season late last week, the Bulldogs were [ Read More ]

UC Clermont receives No. 1 seed in USCAA Tournament

By Chris Chaney Sun staff The road has been paved for UC Clermont to repeat as the United States Collegiate Athletic Association Small College World Series champions once again in 2014 as the Cougars received the No. 1 overall seed in the May 2 selection show. “What (the seed) means, really, is that we’ll be [ Read More ]

Glen Este in the hunt for ECC title, but have bigger goals in tourney

By Chris Chaney Sun staff As the regular season winds to a close, the Glen Este Trojans are still in the hunt for an Eastern Cincinnati Conference title, but with eyes on a bigger prize: a run in the postseason. At 16-6 overall and 7-3 in the ECC, the Trojans sit in solo third place, [ Read More ]

Three-sport athlete Schmitgen chooses baseball, Muskingum

By Chris Chaney Sun staff Batavia High School announced that senior three-sport athlete Kyle Schmitgen will continue his education and athletic career at Muskingum University in New Concord, Ohio next fall. Schmitgen, a standout soccer, basketball and baseball player for the Bulldogs, will play only hardball for the Fighting Muskies next year, a decision that [ Read More ]

Amelia honors eight student-athletes at signing ceremony

By Chris Chaney Sun staff Amelia High School held their year-end athletic signing ceremony on Thursday, May 1 to recognize eight student-athletes who have either signed National Letters of Intent or committed to play at Division III institutions. The gathering was especially meaningful for Amelia Athletic Director and Dean of Students, James Collins, who called [ Read More ]

Ohio Dept. of Natural Resources Chief of Forestry announced Zehringer as new Deputy Director

Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Director James Zehringer announces that ODNR Division of Forestry Chief Robert Boyles will serve as deputy director over the divisions of Forestry, Mineral Resources Management and Wildlife. Boyles will also continue to serve as the chief of the ODNR Division of Forestry and state forester. “I value Bob’s experience, [ Read More ]

CNE looking to fill varsity and middle school football coaching positions

Clermont Northeastern first-year varsity football coach Scott Gildea is seeking multiple coaches interested in coaching football at the varsity and/or middle school levels to apply for positions. Interested applicants can contact Coach Gildea at (513) 200-3692 or at

Ohio parks receive $88.5 million in most recent budget for renovations

Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Director James Zehringer and Ohio Senate President Keith Faber Wednesday announced in western Ohio that the state will invest more than $88.5 million in capital improvements at Ohio State Parks over the next two years. “This unprecedented investment will allow our facilities to match the impressive natural beauty that [ Read More ]

Fourth quarter 2013 production data for shale wells released

Production results from Ohio’s horizontal shale wells for the fourth quarter of 2013 were released today by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). The report lists 397 wells, 352 of which reported production results. Forty-five wells reported no production as they are waiting on pipeline infrastructure. The 352 wells produced 1,439,308 barrels of oil [ Read More ]

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