Sports Archive

Locals earn winter all-city awards

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor This is the time of the year where the melting of the snow and warming of the temperatures would signal the end of the winter sports season, but for the most part the area didn’t receive all that much snowfall this year. Nonetheless, the winter sports season has come to [ Read More ]

Lady Cougars win three of four to open season

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor The University of Cincinnati Clermont Lady Cougars’ softball team began the 2017 season this past weekend with one goal in mind: returning to the national championship. The team last made it to the tournament two years ago, placing seventh overall. Last season’s team couldn’t replicate that success, as other commitments [ Read More ]

Bethel-Tate’s Jutze steps down

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor Less than a month after leading the Bethel-Tate Tigers boys’ basketball team to a league title, head coach Tom Jutze has stepped down from the helm. Jutze inherited a team that went 1-22 in the season prior to his arrival. In three seasons, Jutze turned the team into a title [ Read More ]

Stears, Lefker place at state wrestling tournament

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor Two Williamsburg Wildcat wrestlers made history at the individual state wrestling tournament, held at the Schottenstein Center in Columbus from March 9-11. Juniors Brian Stears and Wyatt Lefker both placed in the tournament, marking the first time in school history more than one wrestler has placed in a season. Stears [ Read More ]

Goshen’s Wake resigns as head coach

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor All good things must come to an end. Goshen boys’ basketball head coach Scott Wake has been prowling the sidelines for 27 years, the past 16 of which he’s spent at Goshen. At the Southern Buckeye Athletic and Academic Conference’s winter sports banquet on Tuesday, March 7, Wake announced that [ Read More ]

Stears in consolation semis, Lefker to wrestle for seventh

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor After winning their opening-round matches in the consolation bracket on Thursday, March 9, Williamsburg’s Brian Stears and Wyatt Lefker returned to the mat on Saturday morning looking to clinch a spot on the state podium. In order to do so, all they had to do was win one match. For [ Read More ]

Locals battle at day one of state wrestling tournament

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor Williamsburg’s Wyatt Lefker was the first local to hit the mat. Lefker drew Gibsonburg’s Hugo Villerreal, who placed eighth in the 138-pound class in Division III in 2016. Lefker went down 6-2 after the first two minutes of the bout. The second round got a little heated, with Lefker lifting [ Read More ]

Lady Tigers hold off Purcell for sectional championship

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor The Bethel-Tate Lady Tigers found themselves in a familiar position on Saturday, Feb. 25. For the second straight season, the Lady Tigers were battling at Wilmington High School with a sectional tournament title on the line. For the second straight season, Bethel-Tate has a banner to update. The Lady Tigers [ Read More ]

Lady Warriors defeat Batavia for sectional title

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor Two Clermont County schools began sectional tournament play earlier this month knowing if the stars aligned they could face each other for a sectional title. Batavia and Goshen both entered into the Walnut Hills sectional, and both schools defeated their first-round opponents. One game stood between the two and a [ Read More ]

Tigers rally past ‘Burg for SBAAC crown

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor It has been quite the winter sports season at Bethel-Tate High School. The school’s wrestlers won a regional title and advanced to the state tournament for the first time in school history. Shortly after that, the girls’ basketball team won their first-ever division title. Just in the last few days, [ Read More ]


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