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Batavia football cleans up community

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor In just a few short weeks, the Batavia Bulldogs football team will look to clean up on the gridiron. Before that, however, the team took to the streets of Batavia for a different type of cleaning. The Bulldogs spent the morning of July 14 in the heart of the village [ Read More ]

Bethel’s Harsha Lake hosts 2016 USRowing Club Nationals

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor A bright, sunny Sunday morning helped cap off the 2016 US Club Rowing Championships, held last week at Harsha Lake in Bethel. Nearly 1,900 rowers representing 102 teams from 30 states, as well as Canada and India, competed in the event, which began on July 13. Of those entries, 24 [ Read More ]

Knothole tournament champions crowned across Clermont County

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor After nearly a month of tournament action, Knothole baseball championships were given out all across Clermont County last week. The Tealtown Dragons rallied through the consolation bracket of the Class D Jr. gold division in Goshen, defeating Milford on July 15 to take home the title. Also in Goshen, one [ Read More ]

Southern Ohio Softball League holds All-Star games

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor Dozens of youth softball players from all across Clermont County got one more chance to take the field for the Southwest Ohio Softball League last month. Mt. Pisgah hosted the SOSL All-Star games, allowing girls in six different age ranges the chance to team up with former opponents to celebrate [ Read More ]

Next few weeks could be rough for Reds, fans

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor As I write this, the Reds have just wrapped up a series victory over the Milwaukee Brewers to start the second half of the season. Billy Hamilton’s wheels provided the lone run in the team’s final win, an exciting way to win a game and a series that likely has [ Read More ]

Local knothole teams closing in on championships

Garth Shanklin Sports Editor Knothole teams across Clermont County dodged raindrops last week as the tournaments draw ever-so-closer to the championship matches. In Class D Jr. gold division action, held in Goshen, the Milford Tigers advanced to the championship game thanks to a 15-0 shutout win over the Amelia Vipers and a 9-4 victory over [ Read More ]

Nicholas Wilson Memorial 5K held in New Richmond

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor A sunny summer day awaited walkers and runners who made the trip to New Richmond for the Nicholas Wilson Memorial Scholarship 5K on July 9. Nicholas Wilson graduated from New Richmond High School in 2009. He was a member of the Lions’ football, baseball, basketball and track teams as well [ Read More ]

Durant’s decision not at all controversial

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor Like many people, I spent last Monday’s Fourth of July holiday with family. We did the usual summer things like swimming and playing basketball, which for the most part required me to be away from my phone for most of Monday morning. Just before noon, as we were wrapping up [ Read More ]

Clermont Northeastern inducts eight into athletic Hall of Fame

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor At a ceremony held at the Clermont Northeastern Middle School earlier this year, eight individuals were tabbed as the newest members of the Clermont Northeastern Athletic Hall of Fame. The first inductee was John D. Cooper. Cooper graduated from Clermont Northeastern in 1967. Two years prior, the school began football, [ Read More ]

Knothole baseball tournaments draw closer to finals

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor Diamonds all across Clermont County were filled with baseball action yet again last week as Knothole Baseball leagues of all levels entered their second week of action. Withamsville hosted the highest level of tournament play, Class A Sr., which involves players 15 years old or younger. The Amelia Havoc took [ Read More ]

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